Interested In Judicial Services? Here Is What You Should Follow?

To judge if someone has done right or wrong needs some brilliant skills and when it comes with a big responsibility when the fate of the nation depends upon you. You have to be more responsible because there are people who have their belief in you that you will take the right decision. A judge has to be unbiased. In legal matters judge is the supreme authority. The only impartial man in the courtroom. Most of the times, people think that a judge and a magistrate are same but this is not the case. A judge has rights to preside over court proceedings either alone or within the jury. The Judge has more administrative powers and is responsible for handling criminal cases, federal cases, constitutional cases and high priority cases whereas on the other hand  Magistrate is considered as a state office who is responsible for handling smaller and minor cases. Appointment of the magistrate in Magistrate Courts is done by the Judge and he\she has limited power in terms of authority, law enforcement and jurisdiction. But what it is the criteria to become a judge? How can one become a judge? Here you will get all the answers:

  • Skills and qualities:
  • A judge should be unbiased, has brilliant work-ethics.
  • Better awareness of surroundings than any other present in the courtroom.
  • Honest
  • Patient
  • Committed
  • Self-confident
  • Impartial

  • How can one become the judge?

    • In order to become a Judge one has to qualify the Judicial Service Examination which is conducted by Public Service Commission of the respective States on annual basis. To appear for the exam, the candidate must hold a valid law graduate degree from a recognized university or institution and must have enrolled as an advocate in the state bar council. The age limit for appearing, however, may vary from State to State.
  • Age: Should not be more than 35 years. Relaxation for reserved categories.

  • Judicial Services Exam: This exam is conducted in two stages, namely:
    • Preliminary: This exam is conducted only for the purpose of shortlisting candidates for the Main Exam which is written.
      • Marks obtained in this exam will not be counted during the time of the making of final merit list.
      • Percentage, scheme, and syllabus may vary from state to state.
      • Usually, the minimum qualifying marks in the preliminary examination are 60% for General and 55% for Reserved categories (SC\ST\OBC\PWD).

  • Mains & Viva-voce: Marks obtained in these two are counted while making the final merit list.
    • Percentage, scheme, and syllabus may vary from state to state.
    • Those candidates who have obtained 40% marks in each written paper and 50% marks in aggregate (except candidates of reserved categories) are then called for viva voce test.
    • Marks obtained by the candidate in the Viva-voce are then added to the marks obtained in the Main Exam and the candidate’s position depends on the aggregate of both the exams

  • P.S :      
    • Only those candidates who have qualified JSE can be appointed as a judge.
    • For the detailed syllabus of the exam, refer to PSC websites of the respective states.     
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