Telangana District Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021

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

Grade – I Judicial Officers means the Judicial Officer designated as District-Judge & Additional District-Judge on the Civil side and Sessions-Judge & Additional Sessions-Judge 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 posts of District Judge
Conducting Body High Court of Telangana

TDJ Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must be a practising Advocate for not less than 7 years on the date of publication of the advertisement in the newspapers.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the TDJ 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 and Backward Class 48 years

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

TDJ Exam Important Dates 2021

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

TDJ Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of two stages:
Stage I: Written exam
Stage II: Viva-Voce

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
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 candidate applying for being appointed under direct recruitment who secures not less than 60% of marks and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who secure not less than 50% marks in Papers I and II each in the written examination shall be eligible for viva voce.

TDJ Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Written exam

1 Paper I: Civil Law

  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Indian Evidence Act,1872
  • Land Acquisition Act, 1894
  • Tenancy Laws including Landforms and Ceiling
  • Constitution of India and Administrative Law
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882.
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872.
  • Motor Vehicle Act, 1988
  • Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Telangana Prohibition Act, 1995
  • Laws on Inheritance, Succession, Marriage, Divorce, Adoption, Guardianship and Custody including Intercountry 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.
  • lndian Trusts Act

2 Paper II: Criminal Law

  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Indian Evidence Act,1872
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Protection of CiJil Rights Act, 1955
  • Scheduled castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
  • Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Section 138 to 147)
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
  • Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  • Telangana 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
  • Arms Act
  • Forest Act

3 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.