TNPSC Civil Judge Post Syllabus 2023: Published View PDF

TNPSC Civil Judge Posts Exam Syllabus 2023: The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) released the Exam pattern and Examination syllabus for the post of Civil Judge. Candidates who are appearing for the TNPSC Civil Judge Examination are advised to check the syllabus and Examination Pattern before attending the Exam.

TNPSC Job Exam Pattern 2023: Civil Judge

TNPSC Civil Judge Examination Pattern comprises 3 stages. Each candidate can get over to the next stage only by qualifying for the previous stage. Here is given the 3 stages of the TNPSC Civil Judge Examination.
(A) Preliminary Examination for selection of applicants for admission to the Main Examination
(B) Main Examination
(C) Viva–Voce Test.

TNPSC Syllabus 2023
TNPSC Civil Judge Post Syllabus 2023

TNPSC Syllabus 2023: Civil Judge Posts Published

The examination Syllabus for Civil Judge Post has been published on the official website of TNPSC. The syllabus PDF can be downloaded it from here through the link provided on this page.

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TNPSC Civil Judge Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023

I. Duration And Marks

TNPSC Civil Judge Syllabus-01
TNPSC Civil Judge Syllabus-01

II. Scheme of Preliminary Examination:
The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper containing 100 multiple-choice questions based on the syllabus given below. It will be conducted in the forenoon session. The papers will be set both in English and Tamil and each question shall carry one mark; and, 0.10 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The duration of the Preliminary Examination will be three hours. The Preliminary Examination is conducted for the purpose of shortlisting the candidates and the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted for determining the final order of merit of the candidates.

III. Syllabus for the Preliminary Examination
The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
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, and Tamil Nadu
Regulation of Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Act, 2017
(Tamil Nadu Act 42 of 2017)

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
The Indian Penal Code, 1860
The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Acts
The Criminal Minor Acts (including Information Technology Act, 2000; The
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012).

General Knowledge (Degree standard),
Test of Reasoning and Mental Ability (S.S.L.C. standard).


TNPSC Civil Judge Syllabus-02
TNPSC Civil Judge Syllabus-02

Syllabus for the Main Examination
(i) Translation Paper: Translation of passages from English to Tamil and from Tamil to English. The passages will be from Pleadings, Depositions, Orders, Judgments, and Documents.
(ii) 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).
(iii) Law Paper – II: Framing of Issues and Writing of Judgments in Civil Cases.
(iv) Law Paper –III: Framing of Charges and Writing of Judgments in Criminal

Viva-voce test shall be for sixty (60) marks and candidates of all categories shall obtain minimum of 18 marks for a pass in the Viva-voce
1. The object of the viva-voce test is to assess the suitability of the candidate for the cadre by judging the 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, power of assimilation, 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, Administrative and Management Skills.
2. Candidates of all categories who have obtained the minimum pass mark 18 in the viva-voce test alone are eligible for being considered for the selection.
3. The marks secured by a candidate in the Viva Voce Test shall be added to the total marks secured by him/her in the Main Examination.
4. Since ‘Character’ and ‘Suitability’ of a Candidate are of utmost importance for
5. being considered, for appointment to the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service as a Civil Judge, the character and suitability of the candidate would be enquired into and verified by the Competent Authority.

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