Tamil Nadu Civil Judge Exam Preparation – is a very tough nut to crack. It is a competitive exam for by which Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission recruits Civil Judges every Year. The selected candidate become a judge in High Court after confirmation. The candidates who had their academics in Law are eligible for this recruitment. The level of this exam is very high. The aspirants have to undergo three difficult steps, and every step is more difficult as compared to previous one. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Viva Voice Test are those three difficult steps. The candidates have to score well in the Exam organized by TNPSC. Here we have covered essential information for Preparation of Civil Judge Exam in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu Civil Judge Exam Preparation

First of all the Law aspirants whoa re planning to apply for the exam or those who have already applied for the exam, They should know the Examination Scheme and Syllabus for the examination. That is the food for the exam preparation. For the preparation tips, we will work on general question arise by the aspirants.

What would be Syllabus for Civil Judge Exam?

This exam covered the Indian Constitute, So it is the whole syllabus and we have told you, but the categorization of the whole syllabus is given below

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination: There are three parts in the Preliminary examination. Part A, B, C.

Part A: 

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1981
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Specific Relief Act,1963
  • The Constitution of India
  • The Tamil Nadu Buildings (Lease and Rent Control) Act, 1960 Tamil Nadu Regulation of
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Act, 2017 (Tamil Nadu Act 42 of 2017)

Part B:

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code,1860
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

The following Criminal Law Amendment Acts/Ordinances and Minor Acts:-

  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1908
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1932
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1938
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1944
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1946
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1952
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1961
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Amending Act, 1966
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1972
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1983
  • The Criminal Law (Second Amendment) Act, 1983
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1993
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2005
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013
  • The Criminal Minor Acts (including Information Technology Act, 2000; The Protection of
    Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012).

Part C: General knowledge – Test of Reasoning and Mental ability.

Syllabus For Main Examination: There are four papers in Main Examination.

  • Translation Paper: Translation of passages from English to Tamil and from Tamil to
    English. The passages will be from Pleadings, Depositions, Orders, Judgments and
  • Law Paper – I: The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908; The Code of Criminal Procedure,
    1973; The Indian Evidence Act, 1872; Principles of pleading and the Constitution of India
    (as Amended).
  • Law Paper – II: Framing of Issues and Writing of Judgments in Civil Cases.
  • Law Paper –III: Framing of charges and Writing of Judgments in Criminal Cases.

Syllabus For Viva Voice Test: There is no prescribed format or syllabus for the Viva Voice Test, It is an Interview- cum- test. Here candidates will be tested according to their knowledge. The primary purpose of this test is to assess the suitability and mental alertness, general knowledge, knowledge of the law, grasp of procedural laws and principles of law, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgment, skills,
attitude, ethics, the power of assimilation, the power of communication, character, suitability and
intellectual depth, the like of the candidate, his/her tact and ability to handle various
situations in the Court.

What will be the Paper Pattern?

The second most important thing is to know the Paper pattern and to get the exact idea about to solve the paper in the minimum time limit and with 99% accurately.

Preliminary Examination will be of 02 hours and be containing 100 multiple choice questions. And will carry maximum 100 marks.

Scheme of Main Examination and Viva Voice Test

Subject Duration Maximum Marks

(Descriptive Type)

Translation paper 3 Hours 100
Law paper-1 3 Hours 100
Law paper-2 3 Hours 100
Law paper-3 3 Hours 100

All the paper will be bilingual, will be Tamil as well as in English.

Is there any Marking Scheme and Minimum Qualifying marks in all three stages?

Yes, every step has some marking scheme, and minimum qualifying marks to qualify the particular step.

  • A preliminary examination carries maximum 100 marks, there will be negative marking for every wrong marked answer, the candidate has to bear the deduction of half marks.  
  • The main examination will be the descriptive type and the viva voice will be interview type so the candidate has to obtain minimum qualifying marks in order to qualify the exam.

Minimum Marks for a pass in each Paper (category wise)

Minimum marks for a pass in each paper
SCs/ SCAs and STs MBCs/DCs,BC(OBCM)s and BCMs Others
30% 355 40%
18 (for all category of candidates)

These are minimum qualifying marks and should be obtained in each step to qualify the stage, the aspirant can consider this table as cut off marks.

Though now you have understood syllabus and paper pattern well, now you have to strategies all the things accordingly to perform well in exams.

How to prepare for Tamil Nadu Civil Judge?

For better performance, better plans are needed, and to plan better we are here. In this section, we will describe the tips and tricks to crack the exam.

Know weightage of the topics

The aspirants should know the weigtage of each topic for the examination. The aspirants have to study the Indian Constitute for the examination but Indian panel Code has more weightage. The candidate must prepare for General Knowledge and Reasoning also. The aspirant can get some idea from the graph given below.

Identify your Weakness and prepare accordingly

The candidate should identify the weakness and their strongest topic and they have to give the priority to the weakest point. They have to prepare accordingly so that if they don’t get enough time to work on their weak point then their strong point will help them a lot.

Divide the time

As the syllabus is very vast. All the topics that have been covered in Examination are given above so divide your time accordingly, remember your weak and strong point. Thet will help you a lot to manage your time.

Get some Best Books

Here is some bets book to prepare well in examination theses books will help the aspirant as these books covered the major part of the syllabus. As the law is ocean and some books can’t define it properly but still these books would be helpful to the law aspirants.

Official website: www.tnpsc.gov.in

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