On-line applications are invited in the prescribed form from eligible candidates for 09 vacancies for the posts of District Judge, in the Judicial Service of the State of Maharashtra.

This recruitment process is regulated by the Maharashtra Judicial Service Rules, 2008.

Eligibility Criteria :-
A candidate must be :-
a citizen of India.
a holder of Degree in Law.
practicing as an Advocate in the High Court of Bombay or Courts subordinate thereto for not less than seven years on the date of publication of Advertisement and while computing the period for practising as an Advocate, the period during which he/she has held the post of Public Prosecutor or Government Advocate or Judicial Officer shall be included ;

OR A candidate must be working or must have worked as Public Prosecutor or Government Advocate for not less than 7 years in the post or posts on the date of publication of the advertisement, and while computing the period of 7 years, the period during which the candidate has practiced as an Advocate shall be included.

Age :- A candidate must have attained the age of thirty-five years 1 and must not have attained the age of forty-eight years in the case of candidates belonging to communities recognized as backward by the Government for the purpose of recruitment and forty-five years in the case of others, as on the date of publication of Advertisement.

 Knowledge of Marathi :- A candidate must have sufficient knowledge of Marathi to enable him/her to speak, read, write and translate with facility from Marathi into English and vice-versa.

Preliminary Written Examination :- For the purpose of short-listing the candidates, the High Court, if necessary, may hold preliminary written examination comprising of multiple choice objective type questions which can be scrutinized by computers and call upon the candidates obtaining the cut off marks, as may be fixed by the High Court, to appear for main written examination, maintaining the ratio of 1:10 of the available vacancies to the successful candidates. Provided that if there are more than one candidates who secure identical cut-off marks as fixed by the High Court for maintaining ratio of 1:10, all such candidates will be called upon to appear for main written examination. The marks secured by PAGE 5 of 17 the candidates in the preliminary written examination will not be taken into consideration for final selection and will not be displayed or communicated to the candidates.

Main Written Examination and Viva-voce : The main written examination shall comprise of two papers carrying 100 marks each, having duration of 3 hours each. The medium of written examination shall be English. The High Court will hold viva-voce carrying 50 marks of the eligible candidates who have secured not less than 50% marks in each paper of main written examination.