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Tamil Nadu
Civil Judge Exam

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Tamil Nadu Civil Judge eligibility

Eligibility Criteria:

Citizenship:Must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit (as on 01.07.2023):

  • For Practising Advocates/Pleaders and Assistant Public Prosecutors:

    • Minimum Age: 25 years.

    • Maximum Age: For SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs, and Destitute Widows of all castes: 42 years.

    • For Others: 37 years.

  • For Fresh Law Graduates:

    • Minimum Age: 22 years.

    • Maximum Age: 29 years.

Educational Qualification:

  • For Practising Advocates/Pleaders and APP:

    • Must possess a Degree in Law from a recognized University in India and be enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu or any other state in India.

    • Must have practiced as an Advocate or Pleader in any Court for at least 3 years on the date of the notification.

  • For Fresh Law Graduates:

    • Must possess a Degree in Law from a recognized University.

    • Must be eligible to be enrolled as an Advocate.

    • Must have secured an overall percentage of:

      • 45% for reserved categories (SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, and BCMs).

      • 50% for open category (Others).

    • Must have obtained the Bachelor’s Degree of Law within three years prior to the date of the notification.

Language Proficiency:

  • Should possess adequate knowledge to read, write, and speak in English and Tamil.

  • Applicants who do not possess adequate knowledge in Tamil may apply but should pass the Second Class Language Test in Tamil within the probation period if selected.

Key Points:

  • Candidates must upload all required certificates at the time of submission of the online application.

  • Applicants claiming any reservation must upload relevant certificates to support their claims.

Scheme of Examination for Tamil Nadu Judiciary

The scheme of examination for the Tamil Nadu Civil Judge exam includes three successive stages:

1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type):

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Maximum Marks: 100

  • Minimum Marks for a Pass:

    • SCs, SC(A)s, and STs: 30 Marks

    • MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCMs), and BCMs: 35 Marks

    • Others: 40 Marks

  • The Preliminary Examination consists of one paper containing 100 multiple-choice questions based on the syllabus given below.

  • Each question carries one mark, and 0.10 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

  • The papers will be set in both English and Tamil.

  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be counted for determining the final order of merit but are used for shortlisting candidates for the Main Examination.

2. Main Examination (Descriptive Type):

  • Translation Paper: 3 hours, 100 marks

  • Law Paper-I: 3 hours, 100 marks

  • Law Paper-II: 3 hours, 100 marks

  • Law Paper-III: 3 hours, 100 marks

  • Minimum Marks:

    • SCs, SC(A)s, and STs: 30%

    • MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCMs), and BCMs: 35%

    • Others: 40%

  • Translation Paper: Translation of passages from English to Tamil and from Tamil to English (passages will be from Pleadings, Depositions, Orders, Judgments, and Documents).

3. Viva-Voce Test:

  • Maximum Marks: 60

  • Minimum Marks for a Pass: 18

Preparation of Selection List:

  • The final selection will be based on the total marks obtained in the Main Examination and Viva-Voce Test.

Tamil Nadu Civil Judge Syllabus For Pre and Mains

Tamil Nadu Judiciary Prelims Question/Solution

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Tamil Nadu Judiciary Preparation Strategy

  1. Study Materials:

    • Standard Textbooks: Use authoritative books for each subject.

      • CPC: Mulla

      • IPC: K.D. Gaur

      • CrPC: Ratanlal & Dhirajlal

      • Evidence Act: Batuk Lal

      • Constitution: J.N. Pandey

      • Transfer of Property Act: Mulla

      • Negotiable Instruments Act: Avtar Singh

  2. Daily Study Routine:

    • Dedicate specific hours each day to different subjects.

    • Include time for revision and practice tests.

  3. Notes Preparation:

    • Make concise notes for quick revision.

    • Highlight important sections and case laws.

  4. Practice Previous Papers:

    • Solve previous years' question papers to understand the exam pattern and difficulty level.

    • Take timed mock tests to improve speed and accuracy.

  5. Translation Practice:

    • Focus on translation exercises from English to Tamil and vice versa.

    • Use bilingual legal dictionaries and language guides.

  6. Current Affairs:

    • Stay updated with current legal developments, judgments, and amendments.

    • Read newspapers, legal journals, and follow online legal news portals.

  7. Interview Preparation:

    • Develop good communication skills and confidence.

    • Participate in mock interviews to simulate the interview environment.

    • Be honest and clear in your responses.

  8. Time Management:

    • Create a study timetable and stick to it.

    • Allocate more time to difficult subjects and areas that need improvement.

  9. Health and Well-being:

    • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet.

    • Ensure adequate sleep and take breaks to avoid burnout.


Rapid Revision and Mock Tests

  • Rapid Revision Courses: Enrol in rapid revision courses for a quick overview of the entire syllabus.

  • Mock Tests: Take as many mock tests as possible to build confidence and improve exam performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

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