Written By Ajit Kumar on Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 8:00 PM
98 District Judge Posts for High Court of Bihar,Patna
Experience : 7 years as Advocate
Exam fee: Rs.1000/-
Last date : 16.9.2016
HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT PATNA
District Judge (Entry Level), Direct From Bar Exam-2016
Advertisement No. BSJS/1/2016
Applications are invited from eligible Advocates for direct recruitment in respect
of 98 vacancies as on 31.03.2017, which may vary according to judicial order., both on
Permanent and Temporary posts in the Bihar Superior Judicial Service in the p y scale of
Rs. 515504230-58930-1380-63070, under terms and conditions mentions d below.
Certain terms and conditions of the advertisement are based on the proposed
amendments in Bihar Superior Judicial Service Rules, 1951, which are under t e process
1. The application shall be filled up online (www. atnahi hcourt.bih.nic.in) from
22.08.2016 to 16.09.2016 till 23:59 hours after which the link shall b disabled.
However, the link shall remain available upto 23.09.2016 till 23:59 hours only for
the purpose of uploading the scanned photograph, signature, declarati n written
in the handwriting of the candidate, filling in Bank reference nu ber and
obtaining the printout of the application form. The candidates are advised to
keep a printout of the online filled in application form with themselv s, and the
same, alongwith all the required certificates, shall be requisitioned from the
candidates qualifying the preliminary Examination.
(i) The candidates are advised to write the declaration mentio ed below
in their own handwriting in Black ink on a white sheet of p. per, get it
scanned for the purpose of uploading the same while fill ng up the
form online - "I, do hereby declare that all the partic lars given
hereinabove are true and correct in all respects and if any i art of it is
found incorrect, this application shall be liable to b rejected
(ii) Candidates will have to upload their scanned colour phot graph and
signature (in Black ink). Accordingly, candidates are advis•d to scan
their photograph, signature and declaration in the given f rmat and
save in a documentary file from where the photo, signatur and hand
written declaration in own handwriting so scanned can b- browsed
(iii) The candidates will be able to upload their scanned p otograph,
signature and declaration on the website of the Court only after 24
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hours of making successful payment online. After filli g up the
necessary details, a candidate will have to press the 'sub it button',
after which, a registration number will be generated. hereafter,
candidate will have to make payment online by following he link on
the website. The candidates are advised to note down ban reference
number that will be generated after making online paym nt, which
they shall be required to fill in the application form w ile finally
submitting the same. After 24 hours of making successful ayment, a
candidate may visit the website of the Court again by e tering his
registration number and date of birth to finally submit the pplication
2. Any applicant who has not completed 7 years of practice on the I st date of
receipt of Application as specified in the advertisement and who dies not file
evidence of appearance in at least 24 cases per year in the last 3 yea s, shall not
be eligible for consideration for such appointment. The candidates q alifying in
the Main (Written) Examination shall be required to file evidence of ppearance
in atleast 24 cases per year in the last 3 years preceding t e year of
advertisement which is 2016-17.
3. The candidates, who have not completed the age of 35 years and those who
have already completed the age of 50 years as on 01.01.2016, s all not be
eligible for consideration for such appointment.
4. The cut off date for the purpose of consideration of the eligibility oft e applicant
5. The candidates qualifying in the Main (Written) Examination shall be required to
furnish photocopies of all certificates and documents in supp rt of the
particulars mentioned in the application duly attested by any of the following
officers / authority —
(i) President of the concerned Association of Lawyers of the Co rt wherein
the applicant is practicing.
(ii) District & Sessions Judge concerned (or any one performing t e duties of
the District & Sessions Judge in his absence for the time being) of the
Court wherein the applicant is practicing.
(iii) The senior most Judicial Officers of the Court when he is not practicing in
the District Headquarters of the Judgeships.
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(iv) Chairman of the Bar Council of the State according to the "Present
address" or "Permanent home" specified in the application.
(v) Registrar of the High Court concerned, if the applicant is a practicing
Advocate of any High Court.
(vi) President of any Association of Advocates of the High Court concerned of
which the applicant is a member, if the applicant is a practicing Advocate
of any High Court.
(vii) Presiding Officer of the Income Tax Tribunal or any other authority
prescribed by law where the applicant does not come within any of the
6. The candidates qualifying in the Main (Written) Examination shall also be
required to declare their net professional income for last three Financial Years
preceding the date of application.
7. The selected candidate will also be required to satisfy the Medical Board to be
constituted for the purpose that he/she is physically fit to perform duties as an
officer of the Bihar Superior Judicial Service.
The following procedure, guidelines and principles shall be followed in connection with
such applications / appointments / recruitments:
1. Such direct recruitment from the Bar shall be in respect of both permanent and
temporary posts of the Bihar Superior Judicial Service.
2. The vacancies as on 31.03.2017 shall be taken into account.
3. The same procedure shall be adopted in the case of candidates practising as
Advocates outside the State of Bihar as would be applicable in respect of
Advocates practising within the State of Bihar.
4. The selection process will comprise Written Test and Viva Voce test.
5. The High Court shall hold screening test with a view to shor listing the
candidates. The High Court may prescribe minimum cut-off marks for qualifying
for Written Test (Theory Paper). The marks obtained in the screening test will be
relevant for determining eligibility to appear at the written test. The marks
obtained in the Screening Test will not be relevant thereafter.
6. The candidates approximately ten times the number of vacancies for
appointment, will be called for written test on the basis of marks obtained in
Screening Test, if held. The candidates, approximately three times the number of
vacancies for appointment, will be called for Viva-Voce test on the basis of marks
obtained in Written Test.
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(a) The full marks for screening test shall be 300 and it shall be of 100 qu stions and
each question will carry 03 marks but each wrong answer will incur I1 negative
mark. It shall be of objective type. In the screening test, the question will be in
the subject of Law, English Language, General & Computer Knowledge.
(b) In the Main (Written) Examination, there may be as many papers wit marks for
each paper, as may be decided by the High Court, for the said exa ination on
the subjects hereinafter provided :-
(1) The Constitution of India; (2) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1918; (3) The
Limitation Act, 1963; (4) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973; (5) he Indian
Evidence Act, 1872; (6) The Indian Contract Act, 1872; (7) The Sale of oods Act,
1930; (8) The Indian Partnership Act, 1932; (9) The Specific Relief Act, 1963; (10)
The Transfer of Property Act, 1882; (11) The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881;
(12) The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996; (13) The Personal La s (Hindu,
Muslim and Christian); (14) The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988; (15) The Fa ily Courts
Act, 1984; (16) The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988; (17) The Scheduled
Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 198'-; and (18)
Indian Penal Code, 1860.
(c) The ratio of marks of theory papers and viva voce will be 80% and 20%.
(d) A candidate will be called for viva voce provided he secures atleast 4 5% in each
(e) A candidate will qualify for appointment if the candidate secures .tleast 45%
marks in each theory paper and 50% in aggregate, in written test (th ory paper)
and viva-voce, taken together.
7. Candidates selected for appointment shall draw pay in the time scale sanctioned
for District Judge (Entry Level) with all other admissible allowances.
8. Candidates selected for appointment shall be on probation for a pe iod of one
year. The period of probation shall continue even after the expiry of such period
until and unless such service is expressly confirmed. They will not b confirmed
unless they are found suitable in every respect for substantive apps intment to
the Bihar Superior Judicial Service. After confirmation in the service, the period
spent on probation shall be counted towards leave, pension and incre ent in the
time scale of the service. Their services may be terminated any tim: during the
probation period, if not found satisfactory.
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9. It is hereby made clear that all further or other steps in relatio to such
examination and recruitment, including holding Screening test, writt n test and
interview, as is not otherwise provided herein shall be taken / determi ed by the
10. The High Court shall have the power to make any relaxation in or -xemption
from the aforesaid terms and condition in the interest of Judiciary.
11. Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility before a •plying for
the post. The permission to appear in the Preliminary test/Main
Examination/Interview will not waive the right of the High Court to fu ther verify
the candidates' eligibility and other criteria for appointment, and it will be
without prejudice to further scrutinise relevant papers etc. by the Hi ::h Court at
any stage of the selection process and thereafter.
12. Candidates are required to pay Rs. 1000/- as examination fee online b following
the link while filling up the form on website of she Court
(a) Applications without prescribed fee would not be considered.
(b) Fee once paid shall not be refunded.
13. The candidates will have to download the Admit Card from the we site of the
Court by entering their registration number and date of birth, and h: rd copy of
the same will not be sent to them. The candidates are advised to k ep visiting
the website of the court for details and updates regarding examinati • n.
By order of t e Court
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APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO BIHAR SUPERIOR JUDICIAL SERVICE
1. Full Name (In Block Letters)
2. Father's / Husband's Name
(As on 01.01.2016)
4. Date of Birth
5. Present Address with Mobile No.
and email ID (if any)
6. Permanent Home Address
7. Educational Qualification
8. Any other Qualification / Experience
9. Date of enrollment
10. Name of post held, if any, with particulars
11(a). If the candidate is accused of any offence, the :
details thereof including the present position.
11(b). The particulars of previous prosecution and
the result thereof (discharge or acquittal or
12. Particulars of disciplinary proceeding held
by any employer (pending or concluded)
and the result thereof, if any
13. Particulars of any proceeding held by the
Bar Council (pending or concluded) and
the result thereof, if any
14. Bank reference Number
15. Declaration : "I, do hereby declare that all the particulars given hereinabove
are true and correct in all respects and if any part of it is found incorrect, this
application shall be liable to be rejected summarily."
(Signature of candidate in full)
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Direct Recruitment to Bihar Superior Judicial Service 2016
How to Apply
Candidates must apply online from 22.08.2016 to 16.09.2016 till 23:59 hours.
For Applying Online visit the "Recruitments" column on the left hand menu
High Court Website (http://patnahighcourt.bih.nic.in)
Instructions for Filling in the Online Application
(i) Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application
Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Address etc. will be considered
no modifications will be allowed after submitting the online application.
Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with
care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained
as final and
(ii) Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the online application
appropriate places very carefully and click on the "SUBMIT" button at
the online Application format. Before pressing the "SUBMIT" button,
are advised to verify every particular filled in the application. The name
candidate or his/ her father/ husband etc. should be spelt correctly
application as it appears in the certificates/ marks sheets. Any change/
found at later stage may disqualify the candidature.
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(iii) After all the details are filled in and submitted, a Registration number
generated. Thereafter, the candidate will have to make payment by following
link on the website of the Court. Only after 24 hours of making
payment, the candidate may visit the website of the Court again
registration number and date of birth, upload his scanned passport
photograph, signature and declaration to finally submit the application
(iv) The candidates are advised to take a printout of the finally submitted
application form, keep it with themselves, and the same alongwith
certificates shall be requisitioned from the candidates qualifying the
(v) Instructions for Photograph Image and Signature Image :-
(a) The size of the file should be upto 40kb.
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(b) Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 40kb.
(c) The image file should be JPEG or JPG format only.
(d) Dimensions 200x230 pixels preferred.
SIGNATURE IMAGE :
(a) The size of the file should be upto 10kb.
(b) Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 10kb.
(c) The image file should be JPEG or JPG format only.
(d) Dimensions 140x60 pixels preferred.
DECLARATION IMAGE :
(a) The size of the file should be upto 50kb.
(b) Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb.
(c) The image file should be JPEG or JPG format only.
(vi) Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much
closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility
disconnection/inability/failure to log on the High Court's website on
heavy load on internet/website.
(vii) High Court does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not
to submit their applications within the last date on account of the
reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Court.
(viii) Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying.
other mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted
applications would be rejected.
(ix) Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application wil
candidate personally and if found to be false shall be liable for prosecution
from consequences in civil law as may be deemed appropriate.
(x) The candidates shall be required to submit such information and documents
may be required by the Patna High Court, Patna from time to time.