1. A Judge or a Judicial or Executive Magistrate;
  2. A Commissioner of Oaths appointed by a High Court or Court of Sessions;
  3. A Notary appointed under the Notaries Act;


Affidavits should be drawn in the first person, and the affair of the affidavit should be divided into paragraphs which are numbered consecutively. Each of the paragraphs in an affidavit should ideally be constricted to a portion of the subject.

Affidavits should explicitly mention the full name, fathers name, religious persuasion, age, profession, occupation and residence of the person on whose behalf an affidavit is filed. In case of alterations to an affidavit, changes should be authenticated by the initials of the officer before whom the affidavit was taken.

In order to be admissible in court, affidavits must be notarized.


  • Based on affidavits orders are passed in courts.
  • Except in the passage of the final verdicts, they are crucial in court cases.
  • Applications that are made to the courts under the provision of legislative enactments are filed and backed by affidavits.

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