State-level Judiciary Exams are conducted annually to fill in various posts of Civil Judge in the civil service (Judicial Branch). If you are an aspirant of Judicial Services, then opting for the right book is at most important to ace the exam. 

With numerous books available in the market, this post shall suggest you subject-wise best books for Judiciary Exams. Check out the expert-recommended, toppers recommended, and state-wise Judiciary Books. 

Best Books for Judiciary Preparation

Books are great resources during exam preparation. Choosing the right books will help you understand the concepts in-depth and score better in the upcoming judiciary exams. Before starting the preparation, it is important to go through the detailed syllabus and exam pattern.

Let us have a look at the table below to know the top most recommended best books for Judiciary Exams preparation.

Book Name Author Price
Textbook on Indian Penal Code K.D Gaur Rs. 800
The Law of Evidence Batuklal Rs. 550
Indian Contract Act R.K. Bangia Rs. 360
Modern Hindu law Paras Diwan Rs. 580
Limitation Act J.D. Jain Rs. 204
Civil Procedure with Limitation Act C.K. Takwani Rs. 653

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Recommended PCS J Books by Toppers

To ease out your preparation, we have enlisted the best books recommended by toppers for the preparation of Judicial Services Exams.

Subject Name of the Book Author  Book Price
Indian Penal Code The Indian Penal Code Paperback Ratanlal Rs.900
Indian Evidence Act Textbook on the Indian evidence Act K D Gaur Rs. 598
Arbitration and Conciliation Act Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 Lawmann's Rs. 100
Limitation Act Indian Limitation Act J D Jain Rs. 242
Muslim Laws Muslim Laws with Model Nikahnama-Bare act with short Notes Universal Rs.61
Jurisprudence Jurisprudence J. G. Riddall Rs. 3207
Criminal Procedure R. V. Kelkar's Criminal Procedure R.V. Kelkar's Rs. 625

Topic-wise Judiciary preparation Books 

Along with choosing books, following expert preparation tips will help you to know How to prepare for Judiciary exams.

Judiciary Exam Syllabus includes sections like English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Civil Law, Criminal Law, etc. In order to crack all these sections, you must have all the best books. Judiciary Exam Subject-wise recommended PCS J Books for the various topics are listed below:

Best Constitution Book for Judiciary Exam

Name of the Book Name of the Author Description Price
Introduction to the Constitution of India Durgadas Basu The book has 9 chapters of the constitution of India. This book helps you to understand the complex concepts of the constitution in an easier way.  Rs.194
The Constitution of India Bare Act with Schedules  By Government of India This book covers all the Bare acts with amendments and Schedules. Rs.130
Constitution of India (with Supplement 2016) Prof. M.P.Singh & V.N.Shukla - Rs.918
Indian Polity for Civil Services Examination M. Laxmikanth - Rs.480
Indian Constitutional Law Paperback M.P. Jain The book presents a thematic presentation of the Indian Constitutional law in a lucid, comprehensive, and systematic manner. This book also has in-depth information about the latest constitutional jurisprudence. Rs.1587

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Judiciary Exam Question Paper

Best Preparation Books for Civil Procedure Code

Check out the table below to know the best book for CPC for judiciary exams.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Description Price
Civil Procedure with Limitation Act C.K.Takwani This book covers theoretical as well as practical aspects of the civil procedure including topics like a new chapter on Commercial Courts, Commercial Division, and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act 2015, latest statutory amendments, and case laws. This book has been made more informative and useful for the readers. Rs. 645
The Code of Civil Procedure bare Act Government of India - Rs.150
The Key to Indian Practice - A Summary of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) Paperback Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla This book consists of a summary of the provisions of the Code of Civil procedure and provides an overview of the conduct of civil suits in Indian courts. The book is updated and revised thoroughly to include the latest judgments and case laws. Rs.494

Best Books for Indian Penal Code

The following table contains the best books for the preparation of Indian Penal Code topic.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Description Price
Commentary on the Indian Penal Code Hardcover Gaur K.D. This book covers section-wise topics of the Indian Penal Code, supported by numerous decided cases with the Criminal Law amendment act 2018. Rs. 1894
Indian Penal Code (With the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act,2018 S.N. Mishra The book covers all the concepts of the Indian Penal Code. Rs. 615 
The Indian Penal Code Bare Act with Short Notes Universal - Rs. 185 

Best Books for Judiciary Exam Criminal Law Section

The following are some of the best books for Judiciary Exams used by the toppers for studying the topic of Criminal Law.

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Lectures on Criminal Procedure K. N. Chandrasekharan R. V. Kelkar
Code of Criminal Procedure CrPc Bare Act

Best Books for Transfer of Property Act

Enhance your preparation by referring to the following transfer of property act books for the judiciary exam.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Description Price
Property Law Paperback Poonam Pradhan Saxena This book covers section-wise concepts of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882. All the concepts provided in this book are simple and easy to understand. Rs. 775
The Transfer of Property Act Paperback Rk Sinha This book explains all the important provisions of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882.  Rs. 299 
The Transfer of Property Act 1882 Bare Act with Amendments Government of India This book covers all the concepts of the Transfer of Property Act 1882 Bare Act with Amendments. Rs. 60 
The Transfer of Property Act Paperback S.N SHUKLA -

PCS J Books for Indian Contract Act

You can refer to the following Judiciary preparation books for Indian Contract Act.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Book Price
Law of CONTRACT & Specific Relief Dr. Avtar Singh Rs.640
The Key to Indian Practice Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla Rs. 465
The Indian Contract Act 1872 Bare Act Government of India Rs. 60

PCS J Books for Indian Evidence Act

The following are some of the best books for the evidence act for the judiciary.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Book Price
Law of Evidence Paperback Vepa P.Sarathi & Abhinandan Malik Rs.439
THE LAW OF EVIDENCE Paperback AVTAR SINGH Rs. 475
The Law of EVIDENCE Paperback Batuk Lal Rs. 550

Judicial Service Exam Preparation Books for Hindu Law

You can refer to the following judiciary preparation material for Hindu Law.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Book Price
Modern Hindu Law, Family Law Paras Diwani Rs. 580
Modern Hindu Law Dr. U.P.D. Kesari Rs. 450

PCS J Books for Muslim Law

Check out the table below to the best books for the preparation of Muslim Law.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Book Price
Outlines of Mohammedan Law Aqil Ahmad, Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla Rs. 620
Mulla’s Principles of Mohammedan Law Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla Rs. 1094

Judicial Books for International Law 

Go through the table below to know the international law books for PCS J exam.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Book Price
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS Dr. H.O. AGARWAL Rs. 710
Administrative Law Paperback D.r U.P.D Kesari Rs. 455

PCS J Books for the Specific Relief Act 

The following are some of the books for civil judge exam preparation of the specific relief act.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Book Price
Specific Relief Paperback Dr. Avtar Singh Rs. 640
The Specific Relief Act, Bare Act Government of india, Lexis Rs. 65

Best Books for Preparation for Law of Tort

You can enhance your preparation for the Upcoming Judiciary Exams by referring to the following books.

Name of the Book Name of the Author Book Price
Law of Torts With Consumer Protection Act RK Bangia Rs. 480

How to Prepare for Judiciary Exams

How to Prepare for Judiciary Exams

Best Judiciary Exam Books on Local and Allied Laws

The Judiciary Exam Syllabus of state level exams consists of all the above-mentioned core subjects of law, but ignoring local state laws is not a good choice as each mark counts and sometimes questions from these laws determine the candidates' marks. 

You can check the best books mentioned below that cover state-wise Local and allied laws for various state judicial service examinations. 

Best Books on Indian Judiciary for Haryana Local and Allied Laws

The following are some of the best books for Haryana Judicial services.

  • Punjab Courts Act,
  • Haryana Urban (control of rent and eviction) Act, 1973.
  • Customary Law

PCS J Exam Books for Himachal Pradesh Local and Allied Laws

  • Indian Stamp Act
  • Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976
  • H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.
  • H.P. Excise Act-2011 as Applicable to the State of H.P.
  • Wild Life Protection Act
  • Indian Forest Act

Best Books for Chhattisgarh Local and Allied Laws

  • Chhattisgarh Land Revenue Code, 1959
  • Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act, 2011
  • Chhattisgarh Excise Act, 1959

Preparation Books for Jharkhand Local and Allied Laws

  • Rent Control Law

Best Books for Judiciary Exam for MP Local and Allied Laws

  • MP Accommodation Control Act
  • MP Land Revenue Code

PCS J Books for Punjab Local and Allied Laws

  • Punjab Rent Control Act
  • Punjab Court Act
  • Punjab Customary Law
  • Customary Law

Best Books for Rajasthan Local and Allied Laws

  • Law of Motor Accident Claims
  • Law of Arbitration and Conciliation
  • Rent Control Law and Revenue Laws in Rajasthan
  • Law relating to Lok Adalats and Permanent Lok Adalats
  • Law related to Domestic Violence
  • The Rajasthan Guaranteed Delivery of Public Services Act, 2011
  • The Rajasthan Right to Hearing Act, 2012
  • The Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, 1994
  • The Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 2009
  • Law on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
  • Criminal Law related to the protection of SC/STs
  • Law on Juvenile Delinquency
  • Law of Probation
  • Law relating to Dishonour of Cheques
  • Law relating to Electricity Theft
  • Law related to Cyber Crimes
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012

Best Books for Uttarakhand Local and Allied Laws

  • U.P. Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act (as applicable in Uttarakhand)

Best Books for Uttar Pradesh Local and Allied Laws

  • The Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act 1951,
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent, and Eviction) Act 1972.
  • U.P. Municipalities Act,
  • U. P. Panchayat Raj Act,
  • U. P. Consolidation of Holdings Act,
  • U. P. Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.

FAQ's

What are the best books for the preparation of Judiciary Exam 2020?

The following are some of the best books for the preparation of Judiciary 2020 exams:

  • Constitution of Indian - Constitution Bare Act / Mp jain / MP Luxmikant.
  • Code of Civil Procedure - C.K Takwani
  • Internal Penal code - K.D Gaur
  • Code of Criminal Procedure - CrPc Bare Act
  • Indian Evidence Act - Batuklal

Which is the best book for the preparation of UP Judiciary Prelims Exam?

  • Constitution of India- Bare act, MP Jain
  • Code of civil procedure - Takwani
  • Transfer of property act- Poonam Pradhan

Which is the best books for the judgement writing for Judiciary?

An Insight into Judgment Writing by Robinjeet Singh is one of the best books for judgement writing.

List some important books for the preparation of Hindu Laws?

The following are some of the best books for the preparation of Hindu Laws:

  • Law of Marriage & Divorce by Dr. Paras Diwan
  • Modern Hindu Law by Dr. U.P.D. Kesari

How can I better prepare for the MP Judiciary Exam 2021?

Following the expert tips will definitely help you to prepare better for the MP Judiciary Exam. Begin your preparation by studying from the best judiciary books which cover all the concepts and topics according to the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

One of the best methods to score more marks in the exam is to practice as many previous year question papers as possible. Take up mock tests regularly to test your preparation levels.

How can I prepare for the Delhi Judiciary Exam without coaching?

Before starting the preparation, collect the Best Books for Judiciary Exams that covers all the concepts as per the latest syllabus. Make a proper study plan and try to finish all the concepts as per the plan. Solve previous year papers and mock tests to test your preparation levels.

Which is the best book for the preparation of Code of criminal procedure?

Lectures on Criminal Procedure by K. N. Chandrasekharan R. V. Kelkar is one of the best books for the preparation of Code of criminal procedure

What are the most recommended books for the preparation of Indian Evidence Act?

The following books are the most recommended books for the preparation of Indian Evidence Act:

  • Indian Evidence Act by Batuklal
  • Textbook on the Indian evidence Act by  KD Gaur
  • Law of Evidence by Vepa P. Sarthi

List some of the best books for court cases and engrossing judicial arguments India for a layman?

Indian Polity by M Laxmikant is one of the best books for reading about court cases and engrossing judicial arguments India for a layman.

Which are the best books to learn about Indian laws?

Code of Civil Procedure by Jatin Kumar Das and Code of Civil Procedure by T.P. Tripathi are the best books for reading about Indian laws.