Punjab and Haryana High Court was established in the year 1966 and acts as a common court for the states of Haryana and Punjab. The institution has a total of 68 Chief Justice, 36 Permanent Judges and 31 Additional Judges. A total of 42 Judges are currently working at the High Court that also includes the Chief Justice. The High Court has its jurisdictions over the states of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh. Union Territory of Chandigarh was formed in the 1966 using the Reorganization Act, 1966. The official website of the High court is www.highcourtchd.gov.in, where the candidates can know more about the court like latest vacancies, latest recruitment project and other important announcements. The following information is for the candidates to know their eligibility criteria along with other information like important dates, important links and application procedure. The candidates should download the complete advertisement given by the high court to know the exam pattern, syllabus, employment rules and guidelines regarding the recruitment project.
Number and Name of Vacancies
High Court of Punjab and Haryana is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the post of Clerk (temporary). A total of 161 posts are released and the specification for the reserved category is mentioned below:
- General – 132
- SC/ST/BC – 16
- Ex-Servicemen – 8
- Physically handicapped – 5
Age limitation, qualification and experience
To be eligible for the post of Clerk (temporary), an applicant should posses Bachelor Degree in Arts, Commerce and Science. Other Bachelor Degree is also accepted provided it meets the same standards and has been issued by recognized University. It is also important for a candidate to have knowledge in operating a computer.
Coming to the age limit, candidate belonging to the general category should be below 30 years. For candidates belonging to the reservation category, age limitation is relaxed as mentioned below:
- Reserved Categories– 3 years
- Handicapped – 10 years
- Ex-Servicemen – Total number of years in defence plus an additional 3 years
Experience in similar field will be added advantage for an applicant.
Applicants are screened in the first phase and are shortlisted for written examination. The written examination consists of 200 multiple choice questions which are to be answered within a time span of 120 minutes. However, care must be taken while answering the questions as negative marking is applicable. A total of 0.25 marks are cut for a wrong answer. 1 mark is awarded for correct answer and un-attempted question will attract no marks at all. General Knowledge, General English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, Clerical Aptitude, General Awareness and General Intelligence are the topics covered for the written examination. The written examination is conducted at Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula and other regions which will be notified to selected candidates.
An applicant should fill out the ICR application form available for sale at the counters established within the premises. The form is priced at Rs 300/- and is applicable for those who collect the same by hand. For those who cannot collect by hand can send a demand draft of Rs. 350/- drawn in favor of the Registrar. Applications are sold from 20.11.2012 to 15.12.2012. The application should reach the premises on or before 15.12.2012. The General Registrar will not be responsible for any delay in postal service. Applications received after the last date are rejected.
References for High Court of Punjab and Haryana Recruitment 2013