Andhra Pradesh District Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh District Judge Exam is conducted by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of District Judge. District Judge is a Grade I judicial officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters and acts as a Session Judge in the jurisdiction of criminal matter.

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 District Judge
Conducting Body High Court of Andhra Pradesh
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APDJ 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 seven years.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the APDJ examination should be minimum of 35 years and maximum of 45 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 48 years

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

APDJ 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

APDJ Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary exam
Stage II: Main 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 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 Law
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Paper II: Criminal Law
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 Personality test.

APDJ Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I

Constitution and Civil Laws

  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
  • Tenancy Laws including Land Reforms and Ceiling
  • Constitution of India and Administrative Law
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
  • Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • A.P. Prohibition Act, 1995
  • Laws on Inheritance, Succession, Marriage, Divorce, Adoption, Guardianship and Custody including incountry and intercountry Adoptions.
  • Family Courts Act
  • Indian Easements Act, 1882
  • Law of Torts
  • Limitation Act, 1963
  • Law Relating to Intellectual Property
  • Stamps and Registration Act
  • Sale of Goods Act
  • Guardian and Wards Act
  • Indian Trusts Act

Criminal Laws

  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955
  • Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
  • Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Section 138 to 147)
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985
  • Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  • A.P. Excise Act, 1968
  • Wild Life Protection Act, 1972
  • Juvenile Justice Act, 1986 (Care and Protection of Children) Act
  • Electricity Act, 2003
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • Arms Act
  • Forest Act

Syllabus for Written Exam

1 Mains Paper I: Civil Law

  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
  • Tenancy Laws including Land Reforms and Ceiling
  • Constitution of India and Administrative Law
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
  • Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • A.P. Prohibition Act, 1995
  • Laws on Inheritance, Succession, Marriage, Divorce, Adoption, Guardianship and Custody including incountry and intercountry Adoptions.
  • Family Courts Act
  • Indian Easements Act, 1882
  • Law of Torts
  • Limitation Act, 1963
  • Law Relating to Intellectual Property
  • Stamps and Registration Act
  • Sale of Goods Act
  • Guardian and Wards Act
  • Indian Trusts Act

2 Mains Paper II: Criminal Law

  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955
  • Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
  • Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Section 138 to 147)
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985
  • Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  • A.P. Excise Act, 1968
  • Wild Life Protection Act, 1972
  • Juvenile Justice Act, 1986 (Care and Protection of Children) Act
  • Electricity Act, 2003
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • Arms Act
  • Forest Act

3 Mains Paper III: English

  • Translation test from English to Telugu and Telugu to English
  • Essay writing test on Legal subjects/Topics

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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