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Odisha Judicial Service 2024: Step Forward in Your Legal Career as a Civil Judge

Embrace the opportunity to become a Civil Judge in Odisha with the Odisha Judicial Service 2024. Offering 34 vacancies, this prestigious role comes with a competitive salary scale. Apply by April 20, 2024, and contribute to the judiciary of Odisha.

Odisha Judicial Service 2024 - Notification Summary

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has announced the Odisha Judicial Service 2024 examination, seeking to recruit 34 Civil Judges. This significant initiative opens doors for Law graduates to ascend in their legal careers within the Odisha Government sector. Successful candidates will be offered a position that not only comes with a rewarding salary ranging from ₹77,840 to ₹1,36,520 but also the honor of serving in the judiciary of Odisha. To be considered, applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university or have substantial legal service experience, with specific eligibility for experienced legal professionals outlined in detailed criteria.

The age criteria for candidates is set between 23 and 35 years, with age relaxation available for SC/ST/SEBC candidates by 5 years and up to 10 years for physically handicapped candidates, as per OPSC guidelines. The selection process comprises a preliminary exam, a main exam, and an interview/viva voce, designed to comprehensively assess candidates’ legal knowledge and aptitude. An application fee of ₹500 applies to General category candidates, while SC/ST/SEBC candidates from Odisha are exempted. With the notification released on March 2, 2024, prospective candidates are encouraged to apply from March 20, 2024, to April 20, 2024, marking a critical step towards a distinguished position in Odisha’s judiciary.

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Job Description
Details
Recruitment Exam Name
Odisha Judicial Service 2024
Exam Organizing Body
Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Job Category
Odisha Government Jobs
Post Notified
Civil Judge
Employment Type
Full Time | Regular
Job Location
Anywhere in Odisha
Salary / Pay Scale
₹ 77,840/- to 1,36,520/- (Pre revised pay scale: ₹ 27,700-770-33,090-920-40,450-1080-44,770).
Vacancy
34
Educational Qualification
To be eligible for the post of Civil Judge under the Odisha Judicial Service, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university.

A Superintendent or a Ministerial Officer in the High Court or any Civil or Criminal Court sub-ordinate to the High Court or an Assistant Law Officer or Translator of the Law Department of Government, shall also be eligible for appearing at the competitive examination under rule 15 for recruitment to the posts of Civil Judges in Odisha Judicial Service, if he/she is a graduate in Law of a University recognized by the State Government, has approved service in the High Court or in any Civil or Criminal Court sub-ordinate to the High Court or in the Law department of not less than seven years by the last date fixed for submission of online applications for the said competitive examination, has been recommended by the respective appointing authority; and is not more than 39 (thirty nine years) of age on the 1st day of the month of August, 2022. ‘Approved Service’ for this purpose means qualifying as defined in the New Restructured Defined Contribution Pension Scheme provided in the Odisha Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2005.
Age Limit
The age limit for the post of Civil Judge under the Odisha Judicial Service is between 23 and 35 years.

However, the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) provides age relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved categories. The upper age limit is relaxed up to 5 years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) of Odisha state. The upper age limit is also relaxed up to 10 years for physically handicapped candidates. It is important for candidates to check the official notification provided below to know about the age relaxation and eligibility criteria before applying for the Odisha Judicial Service.
Selection Process
The selection process for the post of Civil Judge under the Odisha Judicial Service includes three stages: a preliminary exam, a main exam, and a interview / viva voce.

The preliminary exam consists of objective-type questions and tests the candidate’s knowledge of general law and aptitude. The main exam consists of subjective-type questions and tests the candidate’s knowledge of law and language. Candidates who clear the main exam will be called for a viva / interview.
Application Fees
The application fee for the Odisha Judicial Service is ₹ 500 for candidates belonging to the General category.

However, candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) of Odisha state are exempted from paying the application fee.
Date of Notification
02.03.2024
Starting Date of Online Application
20.03.2024
Last Date of Online Application
20.04.2024
Official Notification Link
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Online Application Link
Apply Online (From 20.03.24)
Official Website Link
opsc.gov.in
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