In response to a notification issued on May 2 this year for direct recruitment to the post of 23 district judges (entry level), a total of 3, 273 applications were received and 165 people cleared the written test held in July for the same, the Madras High Court registrar general said.
The applications of 34 candidates were rejected, as they had not fulfilled eligibility criteria. Hall tickets were issued to the remaining 3,239 candidates. Written examinations were conducted in two papers on July 6 at Loyola College.
There were 534 absentees in the morning and 551 absentees in the afternoon session. A total of 2,688 candidates wrote the examinations in both papers.
As per the notification, marks secured by all the candidates in both papers were totaled and it was found that only 165 candidates had secured 35% and above in the aggregate in both the papers put together. Therefore, it has been decided, in tune with the spirit of clauses 7 and 8 of the advertisement, to invite only these 165 candidates for viva voce.
The results of the written examinations have been hosted on the official website of the Madras High Court (www.hcmadras.tn.nic.in).
Interview call letters have been sent to the 165 candidates. The interviews are scheduled to commence from July 29, said a press release from the registrar general.