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HCK 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of District and Sessions Judge Posts

HCK 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of District and Sessions Judge Posts
High Court of Kerala 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification. HCK inviting applications for the positions of District and Sessions Judge. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on 27th October, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :-
District and Sessions Judge - 05 Posts

Qualification Details:
Online applications are invited from qualified candidates for as District and Sessions Judge in the Kerala State Higher Judicial Service by direct recruitment from the Bar against the NCA and Regular vacancies as detailed below. Scale of Pay of the post is 51550 — 63070. Online applications can submitted from 06/10/2021 onwards.

i. No other means/modes of application will be accepted. After applying online, the candidates should submit the documents prescribed to the High Court of Kerala by or by hand on or before 04/12/2021.

1. Post Name: District and Sessions Judge

2. Pay Scale: Rs. 51550 — 63070.

3. No of Posts: 05

4. Qualifications : A candidate for appointment as District and Sessions Judge from the Bar shall satisfy the following general conditions:

(a) He shall be a citi├Žn of Indian Union.

(b) He shall have attained 35 years of age and shall not have completed 45 years of age on the first day of January, 2021.

(c) He shall be of good character

(d) He shall be ofsound health and active habits and free from any bodily defect or infirmity which renders him unfit for such aprmntment.

(e) He shall not have more than one spouse living unless exempted by the Governrnent on grounds.

(f) He shall be a practising Advocate having a standing of not less than 7 (seven) years of practice, as on the first day of January, 2021.

(g) He shall be an Advocate continuing in practice at the time of appointment (As per Judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court dated 19.02.2020 in Dheeraj Mor v. High Court of Delhi.)

(h) He shall not be a person already in the service of the Union or of any State in India.

Age:
He shall have attained 35 years of age and shall not have completed 45 years of age on the first day of January, 2021.

Application Fee:
SC/ST/Unemployed with Disability: Nil, All Others: 1500

Important Dates:
1. Date of commencement of Step-I & Step-II processes and remittance of application fee through online mode: 06.10.2021

2. The date of closure of Step-I processes: 27.10.2021

3. Date of closure of Step-II pmcess and remittance of application fee through online mode: 03.11.2021

4. Date of commencement of remittance of application fee through offline mode Those candidates who wish to pay the application fee through offline mode should download the challan on or before the last date fixed for closure of Step II process (ie; 03.11.2021): 08.11.2021

5. The last date for remittance of application fee through offline mode: 18.11.2021

6. Last date for receipt of the copies of the required documents: 04.12.2021

Selection Process :
1. The selection shall be after holding competitive examinations at two successive stages. The first stage is the Kerala State Higher Judicial Service (Preliminary) Examination. The second stage is the Kerala State Higher Judicial Service (Main) Examination, consisting of a written examination and a viva-voce.

2. The preliminary as well as the main examinations will be common for the candidates apply in response to Recruitment Nos. 4/2021, 5/2021 and 6/2021.

3. The preliminary examination will consist of one paper of objective type screening test containing 75 multiple choice questions (30 from civil laws, 30 from criminal laws and 15 from the Constitution of India, English language, General kmwledge and Legal aptitude).

4. These shall also include questions having multiple correct answers and in such questions all the correct answers are to be marked/indicated

5. If the candidate darkens any of the wrong answer options or darkens only a part of the correct answer options, it will be treated as incorrect answer. Two marks will be awarded for correct answers and one mark will be deducted for incorrect answers.

6. Duration of the examination shall be Two hours. Marks obtained in the preliminary examination will not be counted for determining the final order of merit

7. The syllabus of the preliminary examination shall not be confined to that of the main examination. Questions from other statutes/topics which have application to the proceedings before the District & Sessions Courts, the Constitution of India, English language, General knowledge and legal aptitude will also be included.

8. The ratio of notified vacancies to the number of successful candidates in the prelimmary examination shall be 1:10. If more than one candidate obtains the same mark as that of the last candidate in the descending order of merit, all such candidates securing identical mark shall be traited as qualified for the main examination.

9. The date of Preliminary examination will be announced later.

10. The total marks for the Main (written) examination is 300 and it shall consist of two each carrying a maximum of 150 marks based on the syllabus given below

11. The duration ofeach paper shall be three hours. The of candidates for the viva shall not ordinarily exceed three times the number of notified vacancies.

12. If more than one candidate obtains the same mark as that of the last candidate in the descending order of marks, all such candidates securing identical mark shall be treated as for the viva voce.

13. Maximum marks for viva voce shall be 50. The general and OBC candidates should secure a minimum of 40% marks and SC/ST candidates should secure a minimum of 35% marks for passing the viva voce.

14. The merit list of successful candidates will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks secured in the main (written) examination and viva voce.

15. While preparing the merit list if there are more than one candidate securing identical marks, the candidate who is older in age shall preferred.

16. If the age of the candidates is also identical, the one with longer period of practice shall be preferred. Ifthe length of practice is also identical, the Committee shall decide who among the candidates, who have secured equal number of marks, should be ranked higher taking into consideration all relevant factors.

How to Apply :
1. The online application process has two parts - Step-I and Step-II. 'Step-I [New Applicant' is the first part for registration of the applicants. 'Step-II/Registered Applicant' is the second part of the process for those applicants who had completed Step-I.

2. A candidate's online application is complete only if he/she completes both the steps which includes the submission of application by clicking the 'FINAL SUBMISSION' option available in Step —II process and payment of application fee.

3. Eligible candidates are required to apply only 'ONLINE' through the website To start the process, the candidates should click the link 'Step-I/ New Applicant' in the web page or the 'Apply Online' button available against the notification link. This will take the candidate to the next page where the options of 'POSTS' are displayed.

4. The candidates can access the Recruitment Of District & Sessions Judge main page (hereafter called the main page) by clicking the option 'Recruitment Of District & Sessions Judge available there.

5. Before proceeding further, the candidate should read the detailed notification in the home page and How to Apply.

6. Guidelines for Photograph & Signature. Sample Application Form provided in the main page. He/She should also be ready with his/her scanned Photograph & Stgnature as specified in clause (j) below or in Guidelines for Photograph & Signature (in a pen drive or CD) and the details to be filled in the online application.

7. The successful remittance of application fee marks the end of application filing process. The candidates shall take note of the fact the application filing process will be complete only on successful remittance of application fee. If the application fee is not remitted within the respective cut off date, the applications will be incomplete.

8. The candidates should submit the following documents to the High Court of Kerala by post or by hand on or before 04.12.2021, after applying online.

Official Notification


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