Andhra Pradesh Civil Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Civil Judge Exam is conducted by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of Civil Judge in the subordinate judiciary within the state. Civil Judge is a Grade III judicial officer who decides the civil matter and when he decides the criminal matters then he is designated as Judicial Magistrate.

These exams focus on Indian legal and constitutional governance and history, current developments of national and international interest, and the analytical aptitude and skills of the candidate.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidate for the post of Civil Judge
Conducting Body High Court of Andhra Pradesh
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APCJ Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must be practising as an advocate for not less than three years.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The upper age limit to appear in the APCJ examination is 35 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST/BC 40 years
    PwD 45 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

APCJ Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified

APCJ Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary exam
Stage II: Written exam
Stage III: Viva-Voce

Pattern for Preliminary exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Qualifying Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 100

Pattern for Written Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: Civil Laws
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Paper II: Criminal Laws
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Paper III: English
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 50

Out of the Candidates who qualify for the written examination, according to the merit obtained therein, candidates shall be called for a viva-voce exam.

APCJ Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary exam

1 Prelims Paper I

Civil Law

  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872.
  • Hindu Marriage Act 1955,
  • Hindu Succession Act 1956,
  • Indian Easements Act 1882,
  • Specific Relief Act 1963,
  • Limitation Act 1963,
  • Transfer of Property Act 1882,
  • Civil Rules of Practice
  • Registration Act 1908, and the Indian Stamp Act 1899,
  • A.P. Land Encroachment Act, 1905
  • Andhra Pradesh Buildings (Lease, Rent & Eviction) Control Act 1960, and
  • Indian Evidence Act,l872.

Criminal Law

  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • Criminal Rules of Practice
  • A.P. Excise Act, 1968
  • A.P. Gaming Act, 1974
  • Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

Syllabus for Written Exam

1 Mains Paper I: Civil Laws

  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872.
  • Hindu Marriage Act 1955,
  • Hindu Succession Act 1956,
  • Indian Easements Act 1882,
  • Specific Relief Act 1963,
  • Limitation Act 1963,
  • Transfer of Property Act 1882,
  • Civil Rules of Practice
  • Registration Act 1908, and the Indian Stamp Act 1899,
  • A.P. Land Encroachment Act, 1905
  • Andhra Pradesh Buildings (Lease, Rent & Eviction) Control Act 1960, and
  • Indian Evidence Act,l872.

2 Mains Paper II: Criminal Laws

  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • Criminal Rules of Practice
  • A.P. Excise Act, 1968
  • A.P. Gaming Act, 1974
  • Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

3 Mains Paper III: English

  • Translation from English to Telugu and Telugu to English
  • Essay writing

Syllabus for Viva-Voce

There is no specified syllabus for Viva – Voce but the interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge in law & other subjects as well as the abilities to solve the problem during the course of work.

The Board will pay special attention to assess:

  • intellectual curiosity,
  • critical powers of assimilation,
  • balance of judgment and alertness of mind,
  • the ability for social cohesion,
  • integrity of character initiative and
  • capacity for leadership.

The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of law but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or Country.

They must have knowledge in the field of Current Affairs, New Discoveries & Inventions also. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate’s mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems.

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