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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    TNPSC Civil Judge Recruitment
  • Official Website
    www.tnpsc.gov.in
  • Exam Dates
    Prelims- November(Tentative) Mains- To be notified
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    First week of September(tentative)
  • End of Registration Process
    To be notified
  • Admit Card Release Date
    Second week of October(Tentative)
  • Declaration of Result
    Mid February 2023 (Tentative)
Eligibilty Criteria

All the candidates applying for the post of TNPSC Civil Judge 2022 are advised to go through the eligibility criteria to know whether they are eligible to appear in the exam or not. In order to sit for the exam it is mandatory for all the candidates to pass the nationality, educational and age criteria. Below all the information related to the eligibility criteria is mentioned, for candidates to have an estimation:

TNPSC Civil Judge 2022 Age Limit Criteria

The minimum age for aspirants is 22 years. All the candidates applying for TNPSC need to qualify for the minimum age limit. The upper age however varies for different groups. The upper also varies as per category. The table below consists of all the different upper ages for various categories. The candidates can check the table below to have an estimation:

Category Upper Age Limit (Years)
For fresh law graduates 27
For advocates who are practising/pleaders 35
Assistant Public Prosecutors belonging to the SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs,BCMs 35
Destitute Widows 35
For practicing Advocates/Pleaders and Assistant Public Prosecutors(Others) 40

TNPSC Civil Judge Exam 2022 Educational Qualification

Apart from age criteria, candidates applying for the TNPSC Civil Judge Exam need to possess certain degree certificates, and diplomas. No relaxation is provided in education qualification for any candidate. The educational criteria is the same for all the candidates of all categories. The content below summarizes the educational criteria for TNPSC Civil Judge Exam:

For Fresh Law Graduates:

  • Mandatory for candidate to hold a degree in Law firm
  • The degree must be from a state or central recognized university or institution like University Grants Commission or Bar Council of India.
  • Candidates must have scored an overall percentage of marks in the Bachelor’s Degree. The minimum percentage for unreserved category is 45%, while for Reserved categories it is 50%.
  • The graduation degree of the candidates must not be older than three years of examination.
  • Candidates should be eligible to be enrolled as an advocate.

For Practicing Advocates and Assistant Public Prosecutors:

  • Mandatory for candidates to enroll in Bar Council of Tamil Nadu or the Bar Council of any other equivalent qualification.
  • The degree must be from a state or central recognized university or institution like University Grants Commission or Bar Council of India.
  • Candidates should be Assistant Public Prosecutor having a minimum experience of three years as an Advocate or Assistant Public Prosecutor.
  • Candidates should have practice experience of minimum three years as an Advocate or Pleader in any court.
  • Candidates not having practice of three years can enroll as a fresh law graduate, qualifying other criteria.
Exam Pattern

The TNPSC Civil Judge Exam consists of three levels. Any candidate who wishes to get recruited in the TNPSC Civil Judge needs to clear all the three levels. The first two levels are written exams. The third level is an oral viva.

TNPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern

The first stage of the TNPSC Civil Judge Examination is the Preliminary Exam. Candidates need to qualify the first exam first in order to appear for the second stage. Examination pattern of the Preliminary Exam is mentioned below.

  • The exam is written and conducted in offline mode
  • The exam paper is objective in nature.
  • The paper total consists of 100 questions.
  • For every correct answer 1 mark is given, and for every wrong answer 0.25 is deducted.
  • The paper is set in both English and regional level- Tamil.
  • Mandatory to pass this exam in order to sit in the second exam.

The table summarizes whole data:

Examination stage Max marks Duration Number of questions Language
TNPSC Civil Judge Preliminary examination 100 3 hours/ 180 minutes 100 Tamil and English.

The minimum qualifying marks for various categories are mentioned in the table:

Category Minimum Qualifying
SCs,SC(A)s and STs 30
MBCs/DCs, OBCMs and BCMs 35
Others 40

TNPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2022

TNPSC Mains is the second stage of the TNPSC Civil Judge Examination 2022. Only those who qualify the first round can appear in the second stage.

  • The exam is written and conducted in offline mode
  • The exam is descriptive in nature.
  • The paper is in both languages- Tamil and English.
  • The paper consists of a total of 4 sections.
  • All the sections consist of 100 marks.

The table below summarizes whole details about all the sections:

Sections Max Marks Duration
Translation Paper 100 3 Hours
Law Paper-| 100 3 Hours
Law Paper -|| 100 3 Hours
Law Paper-||| 100 3 Hours

The minimum marks vary as per category. The table below summarizes marks for different categories:

Category Minimum Qualifying
SCs,SC(A)s and STs 30
MBCs/DCs, OBCMs and BCMs 35
Others 40

Viva-Voce Test

The last and final stage of TNPSC Civil Judge Exam 2022 is Viva-Voce Test. Only candidates who clear the above two stages become eligible to appear for this stage.

The total marks are 60 and qualifying marks are 18.

Exam Level Max Marks
Vice-Voca 60

Final Selection

After clearing the above mentioned three levels, selected candidates will be handed down their appointment letters. The candidates need to verify certain documents before final appointment. Candidates are also asked to go through a fitness standard. Details for the same are mentioned below:

Post Standard of Vision Form of Certificate of Physical Fitness
Civil Judge Standard-III or above For posts other than Executive and Ministerial posts
Syllabus

The syllabus varies for both levels. Below syllabus for the TNPSC Exam is mentioned for students to have an estimation in order to prepare accordingly. Revised syllabus will be updated on the website soon for the year 2022.

TNPSC Civil Judge Preliminary Examination Syllabus 2022

Section Syllabus
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 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 and Tamil Nadu Regulation of Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Act, 2017 (Tamil Nadu Act 42 of 2017)
  • 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)
Part-B
  • 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).
Part-C
  • General Knowledge (Degree standard)
  • Test of Reasoning and Mental ability (S.S.L.C. standard).

TNPSC Civil Judge Main Examination 2022 Syllabus

Paper Syllabus
Translation Paper Passages for translation from Tamil and English. Passage content from Pleadings, Depositions, Orders, Judgements and Documents
Law Paper-| Translation of passages from English to Tamil and from Tamil to English. The passages will be from Pleadings, Depositions, Orders, Judgments and Documents.
Law Paper-|| Framing of Issues and Writing of Judgments in Civil Cases.
Law Paper-||| Framing of Issues and Writing of Judgments in Criminal Cases.

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