Telangana Civil Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
UPSC

Telangana Civil Judge Exam is conducted by the High Court of Telangana to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of Civil Judge in the subordinate judiciary within the state of Telangana.

Grade – III Judicial Officers means the Judicial Officer designated as Civil Judge (Junior Division) on the Civil side and Sub – Divisional Judicial Magistrate & Judicial Magistrate on the Criminal side (as the case may be).

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 Telangana
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TCJ Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must

    • Possess a degree in law from a recognised university and enrolled as an advocate and must have been practising as an advocate for a period of not less than 3 years.
    • Be a law graduate possessing a Degree in Law from a recognised University and is also eligible to be enrolled as an Advocate and who has secured an overall 60% and above marks in acquiring such a Law Degree in case of open categories and 55% and above marks in respect of other reserved categories.

  5. Age Limit
    • In the case of an Advocate possessing 3 years of practice must have attained the age of 25 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years.
    • A fresh law graduate must have attained the age of 23 years and must not have attained the age of 26 years.

    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    Practicing Advocate (SC/ST/BC) 40 years
    Fresh Law Graduate (SC/ST/BC) 31 years

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

TCJ 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

TCJ 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 Main 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
Qualifying Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 50

The candidates who secure not less than 60% of marks in Papers I and II each in the written examination shall be eligible for the viva-voce.

TCJ 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 of 1908, and the Indian Stamp Act, 1899
  • A.P. Land Encroachment Act, 1905
  • Andhra Pradesh Buildings (Lease, Rent and Eviction) Control Act 1960, and
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872

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.

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains 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 of 1908, and the Indian Stamp Act, 1899
  • A.P. Land Encroachment Act, 1905
  • Andhra Pradesh Buildings (Lease, Rent and Eviction) Control Act 1960, and
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872

2 Mains Paper II: 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.

3 Mains Paper III: English

  • Translation
  • Essay Writing
  • Grammar Vocabulary

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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