How Many Judges are there in the Supreme Court in 2022?

By Devyani Singh|Updated : July 25th, 2022

There are currently 26 judges in the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court judges are presided by the Chief Justice of India. The current Chief Justice of India is Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, the 48th incumbent of the post. He assumed office on the 24th of April, 2021.

How Many Judges are there in the Supreme Court at Present(2022)

India has a three-tiered judicial system with the Subordinate or District courts forming the lowest rung of the hierarchy, the High Courts sitting on them, and the Supreme Court or the Apex Court at the highest form of legal authority in the country. Article 124 sets provisions for the establishment of the Supreme Court.

Article 124 (3) defines the qualifications for the selection of a Supreme Court judge. Any person who fits the criteria qualifies for the role;

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate should have 5 years of experience as a High Court Judge (of two or more Courts in succession)


  • The candidate should have 10 years of experience as an advocate in a High Court.
  • The candidate can also be someone who is an esteemed jurist in the eyes of the President.

The President of India handpicks all Supreme Court judges. The tenure is entirely on the President or until the Judge turns 65 years of age.

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  • There are 26 judges in the Supreme Court

  • The President of India appoints the Chief Justice of India and the Judges of the Supreme Court, according to the provisions provided under clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution.

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