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Gujarat High Court has recently released the advertisement for recruitment of Civil Judge vide advertisement numbered RC/0719/2019 to fill approximately 124 regular vacancies by way of competitive examinations.


Date and Time

Preliminary Examination[1]

5th May, 2019

Starting Date for submission of Online Application

1st February, 2019 at 12 noon

Closing Date for submission of Online Application

1st March, 2019 at 11:59PM

Breakup of Vacancies:


Scheduled Caste

Scheduled Tribe

Socially & Educationally Backward Classes

Total Regular   Vacancies

Physically disabled   Candidates[2]












Note: The High Court reserves its right to alter the number of posts than notified.


A prospective Candidate must:

  1. Possess a Degree in Law from a University recognized by law in India & must be practicing as an Advocate in Courts of Civil and/or Criminal Jurisdiction.
  2. Candidates, who have passed the Degree in Law from the academic year 2009-2010 and onwards, must have also passed the All India Bar Examination, in order to be considered as eligible for being termed as a Practicing Advocate. OR,
  3. Must be working in the Courts or other Allied Departments on the last date fixed for receipt of applications.
  4. Must possess Certificate(s), certifying to be possessing Basic Knowledge of Computer Application/Operation, issued by a Government Institute or other recognized Institute, as set out by the Government of Gujarat Resolutions.

Age Limit:

As on the last date fixed for submission of Online Application, a candidate belonging to General Category must not have crossed the age of 35 years and others must not have completed 38 years of age. The employees working in the Courts or other Allied Departments shall be allowed on a uniform basis, relaxation upto the maximum period of 05 years. However, in any case, the Upper Age Limit for such Candidate under any Category shall not exceed 40 years.





Rs.1000/- plus Bank Charges

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, Socially & Educationally Backward Classes, Physically Disabled Persons (Orthopedically) and Ex-Servicemen

Rs.500/- plus Bank Charges.


Important Details of Preliminary Examination:

  1. Mode of Application

Take a note that the above is the general procedure for applying ‘Online’. No other mode of Application or incomplete Application will be accepted and in such case, the application will be rejected outright.

  1. Admit Card

The Candidates would be able to download their Admit Cards from the OJAS Portal of NIC[3] from 29/04/2019.

  1. Scheme

The Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) shall be of 100 Marks, the duration whereof will be 2 Hours, consisting of MCQs of 1(one) Mark each for correct attempt with Negative Marking of 1/3(0.33) mark for each wrong/multiple answer attempt.

  1. Syllabus

Part – A

 (1) The Indian Penal Code, 1860

(2) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

(3) The Indian  Evidence Act, 1872

(4) The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 (Old Bombay Prohibition Act)

(5) The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Only Chapter XVII).

Part – B

 (6) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

(7) The Limitation Act, 1963

(8) The Indian Contract Act, 1872

(9) The Constitution of India – [Part-III – Fundamental Rights (Articles 12 to 35A) & Part-IVA – Fundamental Duties]

Part – C

 General Knowledge,

English Language,

Test of Reasoning,

Numerical & Mental Ability and

Basics of Computer Applications.

  1. Language

The language of 75 Questions in the Preliminary Examination will be English, whereas the remaining 25 Questions will be in Gujarati.

  1. OMR

Preliminary Examination Paper (Objective Type) will be assessed/evaluated by the Computer, as per entries made on OMR Sheet.

  1. Qualification for Mains Examination

The Candidates securing a minimum of 50% Marks in the Preliminary Examination shall be declared as eligible for being called for Main Written Examination.

  1. Results

Result of all Examinations will be made available on the High Court website as well as on OJAS Portal of NIC and/or by any other mode that may be decided by the High Court, at the relevant time.

The notification was released on 21st January, 2019. For more details visit official website of Gujarat High Court at http://gujarathighcourt.nic.in/.

[1] Tentative Schedule as notified.

[2] Candidates with Locomotor disability of not less than 40%.

[3] https://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in.


Note: This post is only lays down the details of Preliminary Examination. For Mains Examination and Viva-Voce, we will publish a new post. Keep checking our website.

All the Best!!

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