Only 1 Candidate Selected After Exam/Interview For 35 District Judges Posts In Odisha

Cuttack: Only one candidate has qualified in the competitive examination 2023 conducted by Orissa High Court for 35 posts of district judges through direct recruitment from the Bar and among judicial officers.

“No candidate has been selected for the posts (23) in the cadre of district judge by way of direct recruitment from the Bar. Only one candidate, Puja Sarangi, has been selected for the posts (12) through limited competitive examination for judicial officers,” the notice issued by registrar (examination) SK Dash Ray said.

The HC had invited applications from law graduates with minimum seven years’ practice as advocate and judicial officers with not less than five years’ experience in the cadre of civil judge (senior division). After scrutiny of applications, 326 candidates from across the state were found eligible to appear for the written test for direct recruitment from the Bar for 23 posts. Another 72 candidates were found eligible from among judicial officers to take the limited competitive examination for 12 posts.

The written test was conducted on November 5, 2023. While five candidates – four of them female – cleared it from the Bar, two candidates – one female – had qualified among judicial officers. Candidates to qualify for being called for interview were expected to secure minimum 50% marks in aggregate in the two written papers with not less than 45% marks in individual papers.


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