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High Court of Gujarat invites ‘On-line Applications’, for filling 2012 vacancies of Assistant (Jr.Clerk) in Subordinate Courts

The High Court of Gujarat invites ‘On-line Applications’, from the eligible candidates, for filling up a Total 2012 vacancies (clear and future vacancies), on the establishment of the Subordinate Courts in the State of Gujarat, by way of Competitive Examinations to the Post of Assistant (Jr.Clerk), in the Pay-Scale of Rs.5,200-20,200/- with Grade Pay of Rs.1,900/- : Category-wise vacancies (Clear + Future Vacancy of Two Years, as on 20/09/2013) :Sr.No.-Category Vacancy
1. General -1102
2. Scheduled Caste (S.C.)- 88
3. Scheduled Tribe (S.T.)- 343
4. Socially & Economically Backward Class (SEBC)-380
5. Physically Disabled Persons (PH)(Differently Abled Persons) *-99*
Total Vacancy -2012*
Starting date for submission of On-line Application 01/03/2014 (12:00 Hrs.)
Closing Date for submission of On-line Application 31/03/2014 (23:59 Hrs.)
Tentative Months of Examination/Test
Written Examination (Objective type – MCQs) June/July, 2014
Practical/ Skill (Typing) Test June/July, 2014
Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview) August, 2014
Essential Qualifications :
(a) S.S.C. Or its equivalent examination recognized as such by the Government.
(b) Speed in English Typing 30 w.p.m. or equivalent key depressions and preferably possessing the Certificate of passing
GCC Examination . OR
Speed in Gujarati Typing 25 w.p.m. or equivalent key depressions and preferably possessing the Certificate of passing GCC Examination.
(c) Basic knowledge of Computer Applications / Operations (As per requirements of G.R. No.CRR-10-2007-120320-G.5, dated 13/08/2008, G.A.D., Government of Gujarat.
Note :- Candidates having Typing Speed in Gujarati, will be given preference.
Age Limits (As on 31/03/2014, i.e. Last Date for submitting the Online Application) :
A Candidate should have completed 18 Years of age and should not be more than 25 years of age, as on the last date for submitting ‘Online Application’ i.e. 31/03/2014.
Age Relaxation :
The High Court of Gujarat has decided to grant Additional Age Relaxation of 5 (Five) years in the upper age limit for all the candidates over and above age relaxation prescribed:-
The Upper Age Limit will be relaxed as under :
Sr.No.-Category Relaxation for Reserved Class/Categories-Additional Relaxation given by High Court of Gujarat
1 General, — , 5 Years
2 SC/ST/SEBC(for SEBC, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate Holders only)5 Years , 5 Years
3 Disabled Persons (Differently Abled Persons)-10 years, 5 Years
4 Ex-Servicemen Actual service rendered plus 3 years,5 Years
Note :- The Upper Age Limit for any Candidate under any category, shall not exceed 45 years, while availing the above mentioned Age Relaxations, in any case, as on the
Last Date fixed for submitting ‘Online Application’.
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Fees and Mode of Payment :
(a) Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Socially & Educationally Backward Class, Physically Disabled Persons and Ex-Serviceman are
required to pay Examination Fees of Rs.250/- (plus the usual Bank Charges) and all other Candidates are required to pay Examination Fees of Rs.500/- (plus the usual Bank Charges).
The candidates shall remit the same in the Current Bank Account No. 30725811785 with the State Bank of India, High Court Complex Branch, Ahmedabad, held in the name of Registrar General, High Court of Gujarat, Sola, Ahmedabad, through any of the Core Banking Service Branches of the State Bank of India, using the ‘CASH VOUCHER’ in the Special Format as appended to this Advertisement, from 01/03/2014 to 31/03/2014, during the Bank Working Days and Hours.
(b) The concerned Bank Branch, will retain one Copy of the ‘Cash Voucher’ and return the other two Copies to the Candidate, as
‘Receipts’. Candidates will have to preserve the said copies of the Cash Voucher and produce the same at the different stages
of the Recruitment Process, on demand.
(c) The ‘Online Application’, submitted and confirmed by a Candidate, shall be considered as ‘Valid Application’, only after he/she remits the Examination Fees, as required in the
State Bank of India (Core Banking Services Branches) concerned, before the stipulated closure time, and obtains due receipts, as afore-stated.
(d) Examination Fees paid by any other mode, will not be considered valid / accepted.
(e) Fees once remitted, into the concerned Account, shall not be refunded or adjusted for any subsequent Recruitment Process, under any circumstances.
No correspondence/communications/Calls, should be made, to the High Court, on this count.

How to apply :
(a) All eligible Candidates after payment of their respective Examination Fees in the Bank Account as mentioned in Para No. 5 above, should apply ‘On-line’, through the link provided
in High Court Website www.gujarathighcourt.nic.in OR http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in, in the prescribed format from
01/03/2014 to 31/03/2014.
(b) Candidates should have his/her own ‘registered’ Mobile Number and the same should be kept active during the entire recruitment process, as ‘SMS’ alerts for the Tests, are also
likely to be notified on the Mobile Number, registered in the ‘On line’ Application.
(c) Steps for submitting ‘Online Application’ through the ‘OJAS’ Module :-
? Fill up all the Fields given in On-line Application Format, carefully, as per the Instructions, after thoroughly reading & understanding the entire Detailed Advertisement & all
the Instructions.
? ‘Save’ your ‘On-line Application’, by clicking on ‘Save’ button.
? Thereafter, a new window will be opened which displays the Candidate’s Application Number. This means, the Application is saved. Candidates shall, note down the entire
string of the Application Number (e.g. HCG/201314/1/11111). In this window, by clicking “Show Application Preview” Button, preview of the Application will be displayed on the screen of the Computer.
? Thereafter, by entering his/her Application Number and Date of Birth, the candidate is required to Upload his/her ‘Scanned passport size Photograph’ (latest) and ‘Scanned Signature’, in the stipulated size & format [refer para 9(t)]. The Candidate shall ensure that, the uploaded ‘Photograph’ & ‘Signature’, are distinctly recognizable, after uploading.
Note :- Please note that the ‘scanned signature’ of the Candidate concerned, shall ONLY be uploaded, which shall be verified at each stage, and if the ‘scanned
signature’, does not match with the signature of the Candidate, at the time of successive verifications during the Recruitment Process, his/her Candidature shall be liable to
be rejected.
If necessary, by using the said Application Number & Date of Birth, a candidate can edit his/her ‘On-line Application’ through ‘Edit Application Button’ until he/she ‘Confirms’
the ‘Online Application’, by clicking at the ‘Confirm Application’ icon. Please note that, after such ‘Confirmation’, further editing of one’s ‘Online Application’, will not be permitted by the System.
? Please note that only after such ‘Confirmation’, the ‘System’ will register your ‘Online Application’.
? Thereafter, Candidate should ensure that he/she receives a System generated ‘SMS – communication’ conveying his/her Confirmation Number, on the ‘registered’ Mobile
Number, which should be preserved by the Candidate till the end of the Recruitment Process.
? At the end of the process, the Candidate shall take ‘Printouts’ of his/her ‘Confirmed Application’ by clicking “Print Application” Tab of the Main Menu.
(d) The Candidates shall fill up the required data in the ‘On line’ Application in accordance with the ‘Instructions’. Applications which are not in accordance with the ‘Instructions’, shall be
summarily rejected.
(e) Take a note that the above is the general procedure for applying ‘On line’. No other mode of Application or incomplete Application(s), shall be accepted and in such cases, the Application(s) are liable to be rejected.
Any Application, even under the R.T.I. Act, seeking any information, will not be entertained till the completion of the entire Recruitment Process.
Decision of the High Court of Gujarat in respect of all matters pertaining to this recruitment would be final and binding on all candidates.

Disqualification for Appointment :
No person shall be eligible for appointment to the Service –
(a) unless One is a citizen of India
(b) if One has been dismissed from Service by the Central Government or any State Government or U.Ts. or any High Court or Statutory or Local Authority
(c) if One has been convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude or who is or has been permanently debarred or disqualified by the High Court or the Union Public Service
Commission or by any Recruiting or Examination-conducting Authority from appearing in Competitive Examinations or Selections
(d) if One directly or indirectly influences the Recruiting Authority by any means for his/her candidature
(e) if he is a man, has more than one wife living. And, if a woman, has married a man already having another wife

Scheme of Competitive Examination :
The Competitive Examination shall consist of :
(A) Written Examination (Objective type – MCQs) [100 Marks]
{120 Minutes}
(B) Practical/Skill Test [50 Marks] {10 Minutes Duration for
Typing the given passage}
(C) Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview) [50 Marks]
(A) Written Examination (Objective type – MCQs):
(a)Question Paper of Written Examination shall consist of 100
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each of 1 Mark. For every
wrong / multiple answer, there shall be Negative Marking of
0.33 Marks. Language of the Question Paper shall be Gujarati
and/or English. Duration of the Elimination Test shall be 120
Minutes.
Syllabus of Elimination Test :
a) English Language
b) Gujarati Language
c) General Knowledge
d) Arithmetic
e) Current Affairs
f) Indian History and Geography
g) Basics of Computer Applications
h) Sports
i) Analytical Reasoning
j) Mental Ability etc.
(b)The Written Examination may be conducted either at
Ahmedabad or at any District place/places as may be
decided by the High Court, depending upon the number of
Candidates applying.
(c)Candidates belonging to the Reserved Categories, i.e. SC,
ST, SEBC & for Candidates belonging to Physically
Disabled Persons (Differently Abled Persons) , shall have
to secure minimum 45 Marks and all the other Candidates
shall have to secure minimum 50 Marks in the Elimination
Test and only those qualifying, shall be called for the
Practical/Skill Test.
(d)Evaluation of the OMR Sheets at the Written Examination
shall be evaluated on Computer, as per entries made on OMR
Sheets. As the evaluation is done on the Computer by
‘Scanning’, thereby eliminating manual evaluation,
‘Rechecking’ or ‘Inspection’ of OMR sheets, subsequent to
Written Examination, will not be entertained by the High
Court.
(B) Practical / Skill Tests (Typing Test) :
(a)The Candidates who qualify in the Written Examination
(Objective type – MCQs) will have to appear in the Typing Test
of 50 marks (10 Minutes’ Test) on Computer (English or
Gujarati as the case may be), at Ahmedabad.
(b)A Candidate shall have to secure minimum 40% marks in the
Typing Test, in order to qualify for Viva-Voce Test (Oral
Interview).
(c)After the Typing Tests, is/are conducted, marks scored in the
Written Examination (Objective type – MCQs) and Typing
Tests on Computer, would be combined together to call
successful candidates, for the Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview).
(C) Viva-Voce Test(Interview) :
(a)Viva-voce Test (Interview) shall be conducted at
Ahmedabad, at Venue(s), as may be decided by the
High Court.
(b)The object of the Viva-voce Test (Interview) is to assess the
candidate’s mental alertness, General knowledge, current
affairs, clear and logical exposition, skills, ethics, power of
assimilation, power of communication, character and analytical
ability.
(c)A candidate must secure 40% Marks in the Viva-voce Test
(Interview), for being eligible for inclusion in the Select-List
for appointment as Assistant (Junior Clerk).

Preparation of Select-List :
(a) The final Merit List shall be prepared on the basis of marks
obtained in Written Examination, Practical Test / Skill
Test and Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview).
(b) The High Court shall prepare the Select List for the respective
cadre, in the order of merits. The number of candidates to be
included in the Select List shall be equal to the number of
vacancies notified, for a particular year, provided eligible and
suitable candidates scoring minimum marks are available. The
High Court shall also prepare a separate list of not more than
20% of the size of the ‘Select List’, for wait listed
candidates or for making appointments on occurrence of
unforeseen vacancies during the period of validity of the ‘Select
List’.
(c) The ‘Select List’ shall be published on the High Court website
or as also by any other mode, as may be decided by the High
Court.
(d) The ‘Select List’ so prepared by the High Court, shall remain in
force for a period of Two Years, from the date of its
publication or until the publication of a fresh Select List,
whichever is earlier.
Provided, however that in a particular year if the
projected vacancies are not substantially higher than the
number of candidates remaining in the existing Select List, life
of such Select List may be extended for a period not
exceeding one year, so as to make appointment to such
vacancies from such Select List.
(e) The candidates whose names are included in the Select List so
prepared shall be recommended for appointment in order of
merit having due regard to the Preference for the Districts
given by the Candidates.
(f) The District wise list of candidates recommended for
appointment shall be forwarded to the Principal Judicial Officer
of the concerned District / Court, as per available vacancies.
Such List shall be prepared as far as possible on the basis
of merits of the candidates and preferences for Districts
indicated by them. If on the basis of merit position of a
candidate or for any other reasons, it is not possible to
recommend him in any of the Districts of his choice, he may be
recommended for appointment, in any other District.
? If a Candidate’s position is down below in the Merit-List, and
places of other districts of his/her choice have been filled up
from amongst the candidates, who are higher, in the Merit List,
in that case his/her name may be recommended for any
other district, which may be district nearer to districts of his/
her choice.
? Nonetheless, irrespective of the option(s) for Posting given,
the Wait Listed / Selected Candidate, shall have no
indefeasible right of Posting qua the District of his/her
choice and the High Court of Gujarat reserves the right
for Posting any Candidate in any District/establishment as
also that of transfer of Posting.
(g) On the basis of recommendations made by the Committee, the
Principal Judicial Officer of the District shall issue
Appointment Letter to the concerned candidate.
(h) Any candidate who does not accept such appointment
shall lose his right to appointment and shall not be considered
for appointment in future on the basis of the select list in
question.
General Instructions :
(a) A Candidate will have to opt for three Districts, of his/her
choice, indicating the precedence of their preferences,
for being appointed to the post in question and the
fourth District will be determined by the High Court,
depending upon the availability of vacancies against the
relevant category of that particular post, in accordance with
the merit.
(b) The candidates shall have to appear at their own cost (toand-
fro) for Written Examination, Practical Test / Skill Tests and
Viva-Voce, at the place and time, to be decided by the High
Court.
(c) Relaxation in Upper Age Limit shall be granted to Ex-
Servicemen, provided relevant Certificate & Identity Card,
etc., in that respect, is produced by the candidate as & when
called for.
(d) Candidate shall be required to download his/her Call-letter
from the Gujarat High Court Website
www.gujarathighcourt.nic.in OR http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in, by
using his/her Advertisement No., Confirmation No. and
Date of Birth, for appearing at the respective Test/
Examination/Viva-voce Test and the same will be intimated at
the relevant time, through Press-Notes and / or ‘SMS’ on the
Mobile Number registered in the ‘On line’ Application, by the
Candidate.
(e) Candidates must not send copies of any
Testimonials/Documents, to the High Court, unless called for.
(f) The Candidates who remit their Examination Fees as
required in the Bank and successfully submit & confirm
Online Applications, as the case may be, shall only be
eligible for appearing at the Examinations.
(g) The decision of the High Court as to the eligibility or otherwise
of a candidate for Admission to the Examinations and/or Vivavoce
Test, shall be final. No candidate, to whom such Call
Letter is not issued by the Recruiting Authority, shall be
allowed to appear for the Examination and/or Viva-voce Test.
(h) In case of large number of candidates applying/qualifying
for the successive Stages, vis-a-vis the number of vacancies, it
will be the discretion of the High Court (Administrative side), to
limit the number of Candidates on the basis of
permissible legal parameters.
(i) At the time of appearing for the Examinations and/or Viva-voce
Test, the Candidate shall have to produce an Identity proof
i.e. Identity Card issued by the Election Commission of India
/ PAN Card / valid Driving License / Passport / ‘Adhaar’ Card /
Identity Card issued by a recognized Institution, in Original &
one photocopy, alongwith the ‘Call Letter-cum-
Admission Slip’.
(j) Result of Test / Examination shall be uploaded on the High
Court website and/or by any other mode, as may be decided by
the High Court.
(k) Candidates should not contact the High Court Registry
by Phone calls/Personal Visits, for making general queries.
They should keep checking up for updates, on the High Court-
OJAS Websites, and/or ‘Brief Advertisement’/SMS Alerts on their
registered Mobile/Cell Number. No Phone Calls/Personal
Visits, shall be entertained.
For general assistance during the ‘Online Application
window Period’, the Candidate may contact the Registry of
the concerned District Court/Establishment.
(l) Mobile/Cell Phones, Tablets, Laptops, Calculators, Blue
Tooth Devices, other Electronic Gadgets or any other
material, are strictly prohibited not only in the ‘Examination
Hall’, but please note that entry in the ‘Examination
Centre’ itself, shall not be permitted to those Candidates,
found in possession of such ‘electronic gadgets’/material. No
arrangement for safe keeping, will be arranged, which
may kindly be noted.
A candidate who is found indulging in unfair practices,
viz. copying or misconduct during the course of
examination, using electronic gadgets or Mobile Phones
etc., tampering with Question Paper/Examination
Material, influencing any Official concerned with the
Examination Process, will be debarred from appearing in the
said Examination or for any number of years or permanently,
as may be decided by the High Court.
(m) Mere success in the Examination, shall not confer any right
to Appointment and no candidate shall be appointed to the
post unless the High Court/Principal Judicial Officer concerned
is satisfied, after such inquiries as may be considered
necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects, for
appointment to the post in question.
(n) The High Court reserves the right to adopt appropriate method
for shortlisting the candidates, at any stage.
(o) Benefit of Relaxation in Upper Age Limit & Examination Fees as
well as reservation of post shall be granted to the Disabled
Persons, provided that requisite Certificate in respect thereof,
issued by the Competent Authority of the State, is produced by
the Candidate as and when called for. The final decision, as
to the suitability of a Candidate, for the post will be
taken, by the Principal Judicial Officer/High Court, on the
basis of the material available .
(p) The selected candidates shall not be appointed/continued on
long term, unless the Medical Authority specified by the High
Court, certifies them to be fit to discharge the duties ascribed
to the post in question.
(q) Candidates making payment of Fees shall remit the amount in
the Bank, as stated hereinabove at Para 5, using the Cash
Voucher in the ‘Special Format’ appended herewith at the
last page of the instant Advertisement, before submitting
‘Online Application’ in the website www.gujarathighcourt.nic.in
OR http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in and collect from the respective
Bank, two copies of the Cash Voucher, marked as ‘Office
Copy’ and ‘Candidate’s Copy’ and preserve the same.
Candidates must ensure that on deposit of Fees, the Bank/
Branch concerned issues them the due Receipt(s).
Note :- Candidates will have to produce the Original
Candidate’s copy of Cash Voucher at every stage of the
Recruitment Process i.e. Written Examination, Practical/
Skill Test & Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview). Hence, the
Cash Voucher must be preserved, till the completion of
the entire Recruitment Process.
(r) While applying ‘Online’ for the post, the applicant should
ensure that he/she fulfills all the eligibility criteria and other
norms, applicable and that the particulars furnished by
him/her, are true and correct in all respects.
In case it is detected at any stage of the Recruitment Process/
or after Appointment that a candidate does/did not fulfill the
eligibility norms and/or that he/she has/had suppressed /
twisted or truncated any material facts, his/her candidature
shall be cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is/are
detected even after Appointment, his/her Services are liable
to be terminated.
(s) Candidate should preserve his/her Application Number and
Confirmation Number after submitting the ‘Online
Application’, for future reference as well as for downloading the
Call-Letters for appearing at Examinations and/ or Viva-voce
Test.
(t) Candidate should scan his/her photograph having 5 c.m. of
length and 3.6 c.m. of width (10kb) and signature having
2.5 c.m. of length and 7.5 c.m. of width (10kb) in ‘jpg’
format for uploading the same at relevant space on the
‘Online application’.
(u) The Candidate should fill up the required data in the ‘Online
Application’ in accordance with the ‘Instructions’.
(v) Candidates are required to fill up the ‘Online’ Application
Form within 20 minutes (Count-down shall being after
having filled-up the information in the first box).
(w) A Candidate shall not apply more than once, for any reason
at all.
(x) Candidates are advised to preserve at least Two ‘Print-outs’ of
the ‘Online’ Application, for his / her record and future
requirement. Print-outs of ‘On-line’ Application, ‘Cash
Voucher’ or any other documents shall not to be forwarded
to the High Court, at the initial stage. The same are only
required to be produced/submitted as and when called for / at
the time of Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview).
(y) Applications, which are duly submitted & confirmed through
the ‘Online’ mode only, and in which Examination Fees is
remitted in Bank, shall be considered as ‘Valid’ Application.
Applications made through any other mode shall be summarily
rejected.
(z) At the time of Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview), Candidates shall
submit Print-out of the Online Application duly signed by the
Candidate, at the place provided, alongwith following Original
Documents/Testimonials AND ‘One Set’ of Attested / Selfattested
photocopies thereof, WITH a recently taken
colour Passport Size photograph :
(i) Printout of ‘the duly filled-in & duly signed, ‘Online’
Application alongwith Original ‘Cash Voucher’ marked
as ‘Office Copy’.
(ii) Recent Passport size photographs (taken not before 6
months).
(iii) School Leaving Certificate or Birth Certificate issued
under Birth & Death Registration Act.
(iv) Educational qualifications i.e. Mark-sheets and
Certificates of SSCE, HSCE, Final Year of Graduation,
Post Graduation, Certificate of Work Experience/ Training
obtained etc. as per requirement/ applicable.
(v) Certificate of ‘Gujarat Commercial Certificate (G.C.C.)
Examination’ (preferable) or any institution, showing the
requisite Speed in Typing as may be applicable.
(vi) Certificate indicating to be possessing ‘Basic Knowledge
of Computer Application/Operation’ issued by
Government or Private Institute, as set out by
Government of Gujarat, in General Administrative
Department Resolution No.CRR-10-2007-120320-G.5
dtd.13/08/2008.
(vii) Certificate showing the ‘Caste/Category’ in respect of
Candidates belonging to Reserved Category and in case
of those belonging to Socially & Educationally Backward
Class, ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ Certificate, issued by the
Competent Authority of the State of Gujarat, during the
respective Financial Year.
(viii) In case of Physically Disabled Candidates (a) a
certificate from a Competent Authority to the effect that
he has a locomotor disability of not less than 40%
and (b) a certificate from the Standing Medical Board
at Ahmedabad to effect that he/she would be able to
perform the duties of the post in question.
(ix) No Objection Certificate in case of Candidate working
in any Department of the Government of State of Gujarat,
and/or other Governments.
(x) In case any Criminal Case(s)/Complaint(s) have been
filed against the Candidate concerned, authenticated /
attested copies of the relevant documents, viz. FIR /
Chargesheets, Judgment, etc.
(xi) Government Gazette, showing change in name /
surname etc, if any.
(xii) Original Identity proof as prescribed.

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