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Record low 2% pass rate: Only 15 clear Delhi judicial services exam with 570+ theoretical vacancies remaining

The Delhi subordinate judiciary recruited at 17.5 per cent of its actual requirement of 80 new judges this year, dipping lower than its last recorded recruitment rate, after only 2 per cent of the candidates who appeared for its final examination passed it.

Only 14 out of 549 general category candidates who sat the Delhi Judicial Service (DJS) main exam in October 2014, obtained over 50 per cent marks in the written and oral exam – attaining passing marks for recruitment to Delhi’s lower judicial services, according to results declared by the Delhi high court on Friday.

One candidate also qualified the exam which was attempted by 97 candidates from the scheduled category.

Full list of those qualified:

  1. Vasundhara Azad
  2. Upasana Satija
  3. T Priyadarshini
  4. Paridhi Gupta
  5. Priyanka Rajpoot
  6. Puneet Nagpal
  7. Nupur Gupta
  8. Prigya Verma
  9. Mridul Gupta
  10. Harshita Vatsayan
  11. Samiksha Gupta
  12. Niharika Kumar
  13. Shriya Gauba
  14. Tanya Khanna
  15. Mohit Sharma

The DJS, which according to a 2011 judgment of the Supreme Court must be conducted bi-annually, began the current examination rounds on 1 June 2014 after 80 district and sessions judge vacancies arose in Delhi. 11,545 candidates, including general and special category, sat the June 2014 round.

The DJS 2011, through which subordinate judge vacancies were last filled in Delhi, was executed in one-and-a-half years.

The lower judiciary recruited at 18.4 per cent of Delhi’s actual requirement in 2013, from the DJS 2011 merit list, leading to a theoretical figure of 586 vacancies for this year.

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