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Jammu and Kashmir High Court at Jammu has invited online application for 04 (four) vacant posts Reader (direct quota). High Court released notification (No. 01 of 2021/RG) on April 27th, 2021.  Eligible and interested candidates may apply through the official website of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at Jammu.

Applications along with the prescribed fee will be received only through online mode on recruitment portal of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir link of which will be activated on 03.05.2021 on the website of the High Court: https://www.jkhighcourt.nic.in.

Qualification and Experience

Law Graduate (Professional) from any recognized University established by Law in India and recognized as such by Bar council of India.

Selection Criteria for Reader

  • By direct recruitment on the basis of a written and viva-voce test as per the criteria and Syllabus appended to this article.
  • The candidate who wishes to apply for the post of reader must be have a domicile of UT of Jammu and Kashmir in terms of S.O. 166 dated 18.05.2020 issued by GAD, Government of Jammu and Kashmir and those who are residents of UT of Ladakh for a period of not less than 15 years before the date of applying and are actually residing in the area.

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Steps For Applying

  • Eligible candidates need to apply through on-line registration system on Jammu and Kashmir High Court website through the home page of the website Jammu & Kashmir High Court.
  • Fill in the online form with all the relevant correct details.
  • The candidate before starting online registration should keep the properly      scanned copies (readable form), of the relevant documents / certificates ready for uploading during registration of application.
  • More detailed and step by step procedure to apply for post of Reader is available here.


Written Test

There shall be an objective type written test comprising of 85 questions, each question carrying one mark. The duration of the written test shall be of 90 minutes. The written test shall comprise questions on the following subjects:-

1Code of Civil Procedure, 190810 questions
2Code of Criminal Procedure, 197310 questions
3J&K High Court Rules, 199903 questions
4Writ Proceeding Rules, 199704 questions
5Letters Patent Rules03 questions
6Civil & Criminal Rules for Guidance of Subordinate Courts05 questions
7The Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 199610 questions
8The Limitation Act, 196310 questions
9The Constitution of India10 questions
10The J&K Reorganization Act, 201910 questions
11General Knowledge/Current Affairs10 questions


There shall be viva-voce of 15 marks. The candidates will be called for interview/viva-voce on merit on the basis of their performance in the written examination in the ratio of 1:5.

Reader at JK High Court
Reader at JK High Court


  1. Application for Post of Reader are accepted only through online only mode. Application submitted through any other mode will be summarily rejected.
  2. Before applying online, the candidates are advised to carefully go through the guidelines for online submission of forms. These guidelines will be available in the online portal of the High Court.
  3. The reservation for various categories would be determined as per the provisions of S.0. 127 dated 20.04.2020.

Important Dates

  1. Date of Commencement for submission of online applications =03.05.2021
  2. Last Date for submission of online applications = 25.05.2021
  3. Last date for submission of online fee = 25.05.2021

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Total Number of Post4 (Four)
PostReader (direct quota)
QualificationLL. B
Age Limit18 years – 48 years as on January 01st, 2021 subject to reservation.
Last date25/05/2021, 5:00 PM

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