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October 10, 2022

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Reader's Digest: The most awaited notification was finally released on 7th September 2022 for the Civil Judge (Junior Division) cum Judicial Magistrate recruitment. All aspirants are highly motivated to crack the Punjab judiciary exam and live the life they always dreamed of. 

Also, aspirants must note that the exam will be conducted speedily. So, you must pull your socks up, and with each day passing, you water the seed of legal knowledge.

Read this article to know the exam pattern of the Punjab Judiciary Exam 2022. Know the complete details of the exam pattern of all three stages. Happy Reading!

“First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.”

Stages of Punjab Judiciary Examination

The Punjab state judicial examination is conducted in online mode, and attempting the exam will be pretty challenging as the aspirants will go through a wide variety of emotions; many students sometimes also get nervous or anxious.

But it would be best if you never forgot to try attempting the subject area you are well versed with or quickly attempt the questions you know or are sure of; this exercise will boost your morale and bring you back on track.

For clearing the Punjab Judicial Exam (PJS), it is essential for you to first study the exam pattern before starting with the syllabus to make a proper strategy for yourself. 

The examination of PJS, like any other state judiciary exam, happens in 3 different stages. 

To crack each stage, you must follow a tried and tested preparation strategy under experts’ guidance. The Punjab Judiciary examination stages are mentioned below:

  1. Prelims Examination
  2. Mains Examination 
  3. Interview (Viva Voce )

All the essential details about the Punjab Judiciary Exam pattern will be discussed in detail, focusing on the stage-wise exam pattern and syllabus below: 

Download Punjab Judiciary Study Material by Judiciary Gold

Punjab Judiciary Exam Pattern: Prelims (1st Stage)

The Prelims Paper is qualifying in nature, the mode of examination will be online, and questions will be asked in the form of objective type (MCQ). 

You must clear the cut-off to get shortlisted for the selection process's next round (i.e., Mains).

The first round, i.e., the Preliminary round of the Punjab Civil Services Judicial Branch exam, consists of 125 multiple choice questions, each question being four marks making a total of 500 marks. 

For each wrong-answered question, applicants have to give a penalty of 1/5th mark from the correct answer. However, there is no deduction for any unanswered questions. 

The subject for this examination is divided into five categories:

  • Main Subjects of Law
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Legal & Constitutional History and Governance
  • Reasoning
  • Aptitude

Main Subject of Law & Indian Legal & Constitutional History and Governance

The objective type questions for the Prelims Exam from these subjects will be from the PCS Judiciary Syllabus prescribed for the Mains Examination, i.e., written exam. (The syllabus for the same has been listed below in the main’s syllabus section)

Current Affairs

Reading daily newspapers, monthly magazines, or yearbooks can easily prepare for this exam section. 

Being aware of at least events from last year is advised. Graduate-level questions will be asked. 

Look at the table to know the current affairs topics asked in the exam.

International Affairs

Awards

Festivity

Obituary

Artists

Environment

Banking

Economy

Current Events

Government Schemes

Famous Places in India

Current Ministers & Governors

Science and Technology

Indian Financial System

Abbreviations and Economic Terminologies

Summits & Conferences

Tourism

Indian Politics

Business

Education

Countries, Capitals, and Currencies

Rivers, Lakes, and Seas

Important Days & Dates

Important Books & Authors

Inventions and Discoveries

Sports and General

Indian History

Indian Parliament

Quantitative Aptitude

As per the experts, referring to some good Books in this field will help you score well. Graduate-level questions will be asked. 

Here are the most important topics from the Punjab PCS Judiciary syllabus of Quant subject.

Probability

Permutations & Combinations

Algebra

Averages

Time Speed & Distance

Time & Work

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Simple & Compound Interest

Percentage

Number Series

Mixtures & Allegations

Simplification

Number System

Heights and Distances

Geometry & Mensuration

Data Sufficiency

Logarithms

Progressions

LCM and HCM

Pipes and Cisterns

Partnership

Boats and Streams

Areas, Volumes

MP Judiciary Scholarship Test

MP Judiciary Scholarship Test

Reasoning

As per the experts, referring to some good Books in this field will help you score well. Graduate-level questions will be asked. 

Here are the essential topics from the Punjab PCS Judiciary Reasoning syllabus.

Number Series

Letter Series

Analogies

Puzzles & Syllogisms

Statements and Assumptions

Binary Logic

Clocks & Calendars

Cubes & Dice

Classification

Blood Relations

Coding-Decoding

Data Sufficiency

Inferences 

Venn Diagrams

Problem Solving

Coded Inequalities

Double Lineup

Logical Deductions

Routes & Networks

Grouping & Selections

Evaluating Course of Action

Statements and Conclusions

Mathematical and Computer Operations

Critical Reasoning

Seating Arrangement

Situation Reaction Test

Decision-Making

Symbols and Notations

Direction Sense Test

Logical Sequence Of Words

Assertion and Reason

Verification of Truth of the Statement

Punjab Judiciary Exam Pattern: Mains Examination (2nd Stage) 

The object of the examination is to test your practical ability rather than the range of your theoretical knowledge. 

For this purpose, the questions that will be asked will be crafted to analyze your understanding of the practical implementation of the law, like facts of a typical case, and you will be asked to frame issues, write a judgment, and discuss the admissibility of evidence.

The Mains Examination of Punjab Judiciary is subjective in nature. The mode of examination will be online, and you have to write the answers to the exam with a keyboard's help. 

Basic knowledge of the law will be observed in the exam. This examination holds the maximum amount of weightage in the total aggregate. You must clear the cut-off to get shortlisted for the next round, i.e., Interview.

The second round, i.e., the Mains round of the Punjab Civil Services Judicial Branch exam, consists of 5 sections, totaling 950 marks. The duration of each paper will be 3 hours. 

A set of questions will be asked in which you have to give the facts of a typical situation, and you can also be asked to frame problems, write a judgment, discuss the admissibility of testimony, etc.

The Mains Exam is also divided into five sections:

Papers

Topics

Total marks

Paper I

Civil Law

200

Paper-II

Civil Law

200

Paper III

Criminal Law

200

Paper IV

English Language

200

Paper V

Punjabi Language

150

Total Marks

950

Note: No candidate shall be called for the Viva-voce test unless they obtain at least fifty percent qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers: Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Backward Classes categories shall be called for the Viva-voce test if they obtain forty-five percent marks in the aggregate of all the written papers.

Civil Law - I 

Legal Questions will be asked about the following laws:

  1. Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  2. Punjab Courts Act
  3. Indian Contract Act, 1872
  4. Indian Sales of Goods Act
  5. Indian Partnership Act
  6. Specific Relief Act, 1963
  7. Transfer of Property Act, 1882,
  8. East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949
  9. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  10. Limitation Act, 1963
  11. Indian Easements Act 1882
  12. Registration Act, 1908
  13. Indian Stamp Act, 1899

Civil Law-II

Legal Questions will be asked about the following laws:

  1. Hindu Law
  2. Mohammedan Law
  3. Customary Law
  4. Law of Registration and Limitation

Criminal Law

  1. Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  2. Indian Penal Code, 1860
  3. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  4. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  5. Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  6. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act
  7. Criminal Rules of Practice

English Language

Questions will be asked on the below topics.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Prepositions

Spelling Test

Passage Completion

Sentence Arrangement

Idioms and Phrases

Para Completion

Error Correction (Underlined Part)

Fill in the blanks

Sentence Completion

Active and Passive Voice

Spotting Errors

Substitution

Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)

Sentence Improvement

Joining Sentences

Transformation

Articles

Gerunds

Identify the Errors

Plural Forms

Odd Words

Suffix

Tense

Adjectives

Homophones

Nouns

Prefix

Sentence Pattern

Tag Questions

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Punjabi Language

The minimum qualifying marks in the language paper Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script) shall be thirty-three percent. 

The standard of language paper will be that of the Matriculation Examination of the Punjab School Education Board or its equivalent. 

Questions will be asked on the topics mentioned below.

Origin of Punjabi language

Vocabulary

Punjabi Grammar

Punjabi Literature

Language and dialect

Modern trends

Passage Writing

Punjab Morphology

 Punjab Judicial Services Exam Pattern: Interview (3rd Stage)

To prepare effectively for this last stage of the selection process, you need to know that Viva voce or personal Interview is the test of your personality and not your knowledge. 

The interviewer can ask questions about anything under the sun. 

Generally, questions from bare acts, basic legal concepts, recent essential judgments, and current events of national importance or particular to Punjab are asked.

The best part about the judiciary preparations is as you invest yourself entirely in the process of law learning, it will still buy you experience and loads of legal knowledge. 

This learning of law never ends up futile; it will pay you back in multiple folds in the near future.

Judiciary Gold by Toprankers has also covered many other important Punjab Judiciary Exam Preparation topics. 

Even proper strategy to clear the exam has also been discussed in one of the articles. You can visit our website for free legal content or study material (https://www.toprankers.com/).

Best of luck with your preparations. I hope you make it !!! 

Frequently Asked Questions

The merit of the qualified candidates shall be determined by the PPSC according to the aggregate marks obtained in the written papers and viva voce. Provided that in the case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks, the candidate older in age shall be placed high higher in the order of merit.

The mode of the Punjab Judiciary exam is online. For the Prelims Exam, applicants need to choose one correct answer from the four options and mark it on the screen. Whereas, in the Mains Exam, aspirants have to write the exam in the system with the help of a keyboard.
5 subjects will be asked in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (Objective Type) for the Prelims Exam. The sections from which the questions in the Prelims Exam will be asked are - Main Subject of Law, Current Affairs, Indian Legal & Constitutional History and Governance, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.
The total duration for the prelims exam is of 2 hours, and as the Mains Exam is a descriptive type exam, candidates will get three hours separately to complete each section of the Mains Exam. 
The limit for the two language papers- General English and Punjabi Language- is the same for these two sections, i.e., 3 hours each. 
The final result is calculated cumulative marks secured in the Mains Exam and Vice Voce by the candidate. The Preliminary Exam is qualified in nature.
  • Home
  • Punjab Judiciary Exa...

Punjab Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : October 10, 2022

SHARE

Reader's Digest: The most awaited notification was finally released on 7th September 2022 for the Civil Judge (Junior Division) cum Judicial Magistrate recruitment. All aspirants are highly motivated to crack the Punjab judiciary exam and live the life they always dreamed of. 

Also, aspirants must note that the exam will be conducted speedily. So, you must pull your socks up, and with each day passing, you water the seed of legal knowledge.

Read this article to know the exam pattern of the Punjab Judiciary Exam 2022. Know the complete details of the exam pattern of all three stages. Happy Reading!

“First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.”

Stages of Punjab Judiciary Examination

The Punjab state judicial examination is conducted in online mode, and attempting the exam will be pretty challenging as the aspirants will go through a wide variety of emotions; many students sometimes also get nervous or anxious.

But it would be best if you never forgot to try attempting the subject area you are well versed with or quickly attempt the questions you know or are sure of; this exercise will boost your morale and bring you back on track.

For clearing the Punjab Judicial Exam (PJS), it is essential for you to first study the exam pattern before starting with the syllabus to make a proper strategy for yourself. 

The examination of PJS, like any other state judiciary exam, happens in 3 different stages. 

To crack each stage, you must follow a tried and tested preparation strategy under experts’ guidance. The Punjab Judiciary examination stages are mentioned below:

  1. Prelims Examination
  2. Mains Examination 
  3. Interview (Viva Voce )

All the essential details about the Punjab Judiciary Exam pattern will be discussed in detail, focusing on the stage-wise exam pattern and syllabus below: 

Download Punjab Judiciary Study Material by Judiciary Gold

Punjab Judiciary Exam Pattern: Prelims (1st Stage)

The Prelims Paper is qualifying in nature, the mode of examination will be online, and questions will be asked in the form of objective type (MCQ). 

You must clear the cut-off to get shortlisted for the selection process's next round (i.e., Mains).

The first round, i.e., the Preliminary round of the Punjab Civil Services Judicial Branch exam, consists of 125 multiple choice questions, each question being four marks making a total of 500 marks. 

For each wrong-answered question, applicants have to give a penalty of 1/5th mark from the correct answer. However, there is no deduction for any unanswered questions. 

The subject for this examination is divided into five categories:

  • Main Subjects of Law
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Legal & Constitutional History and Governance
  • Reasoning
  • Aptitude

Main Subject of Law & Indian Legal & Constitutional History and Governance

The objective type questions for the Prelims Exam from these subjects will be from the PCS Judiciary Syllabus prescribed for the Mains Examination, i.e., written exam. (The syllabus for the same has been listed below in the main’s syllabus section)

Current Affairs

Reading daily newspapers, monthly magazines, or yearbooks can easily prepare for this exam section. 

Being aware of at least events from last year is advised. Graduate-level questions will be asked. 

Look at the table to know the current affairs topics asked in the exam.

International Affairs

Awards

Festivity

Obituary

Artists

Environment

Banking

Economy

Current Events

Government Schemes

Famous Places in India

Current Ministers & Governors

Science and Technology

Indian Financial System

Abbreviations and Economic Terminologies

Summits & Conferences

Tourism

Indian Politics

Business

Education

Countries, Capitals, and Currencies

Rivers, Lakes, and Seas

Important Days & Dates

Important Books & Authors

Inventions and Discoveries

Sports and General

Indian History

Indian Parliament

Quantitative Aptitude

As per the experts, referring to some good Books in this field will help you score well. Graduate-level questions will be asked. 

Here are the most important topics from the Punjab PCS Judiciary syllabus of Quant subject.

Probability

Permutations & Combinations

Algebra

Averages

Time Speed & Distance

Time & Work

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Simple & Compound Interest

Percentage

Number Series

Mixtures & Allegations

Simplification

Number System

Heights and Distances

Geometry & Mensuration

Data Sufficiency

Logarithms

Progressions

LCM and HCM

Pipes and Cisterns

Partnership

Boats and Streams

Areas, Volumes

MP Judiciary Scholarship Test

MP Judiciary Scholarship Test

Reasoning

As per the experts, referring to some good Books in this field will help you score well. Graduate-level questions will be asked. 

Here are the essential topics from the Punjab PCS Judiciary Reasoning syllabus.

Number Series

Letter Series

Analogies

Puzzles & Syllogisms

Statements and Assumptions

Binary Logic

Clocks & Calendars

Cubes & Dice

Classification

Blood Relations

Coding-Decoding

Data Sufficiency

Inferences 

Venn Diagrams

Problem Solving

Coded Inequalities

Double Lineup

Logical Deductions

Routes & Networks

Grouping & Selections

Evaluating Course of Action

Statements and Conclusions

Mathematical and Computer Operations

Critical Reasoning

Seating Arrangement

Situation Reaction Test

Decision-Making

Symbols and Notations

Direction Sense Test

Logical Sequence Of Words

Assertion and Reason

Verification of Truth of the Statement

Punjab Judiciary Exam Pattern: Mains Examination (2nd Stage) 

The object of the examination is to test your practical ability rather than the range of your theoretical knowledge. 

For this purpose, the questions that will be asked will be crafted to analyze your understanding of the practical implementation of the law, like facts of a typical case, and you will be asked to frame issues, write a judgment, and discuss the admissibility of evidence.

The Mains Examination of Punjab Judiciary is subjective in nature. The mode of examination will be online, and you have to write the answers to the exam with a keyboard's help. 

Basic knowledge of the law will be observed in the exam. This examination holds the maximum amount of weightage in the total aggregate. You must clear the cut-off to get shortlisted for the next round, i.e., Interview.

The second round, i.e., the Mains round of the Punjab Civil Services Judicial Branch exam, consists of 5 sections, totaling 950 marks. The duration of each paper will be 3 hours. 

A set of questions will be asked in which you have to give the facts of a typical situation, and you can also be asked to frame problems, write a judgment, discuss the admissibility of testimony, etc.

The Mains Exam is also divided into five sections:

Papers

Topics

Total marks

Paper I

Civil Law

200

Paper-II

Civil Law

200

Paper III

Criminal Law

200

Paper IV

English Language

200

Paper V

Punjabi Language

150

Total Marks

950

Note: No candidate shall be called for the Viva-voce test unless they obtain at least fifty percent qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers: Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Backward Classes categories shall be called for the Viva-voce test if they obtain forty-five percent marks in the aggregate of all the written papers.

Civil Law - I 

Legal Questions will be asked about the following laws:

  1. Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  2. Punjab Courts Act
  3. Indian Contract Act, 1872
  4. Indian Sales of Goods Act
  5. Indian Partnership Act
  6. Specific Relief Act, 1963
  7. Transfer of Property Act, 1882,
  8. East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949
  9. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  10. Limitation Act, 1963
  11. Indian Easements Act 1882
  12. Registration Act, 1908
  13. Indian Stamp Act, 1899

Civil Law-II

Legal Questions will be asked about the following laws:

  1. Hindu Law
  2. Mohammedan Law
  3. Customary Law
  4. Law of Registration and Limitation

Criminal Law

  1. Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  2. Indian Penal Code, 1860
  3. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  4. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  5. Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  6. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act
  7. Criminal Rules of Practice

English Language

Questions will be asked on the below topics.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Prepositions

Spelling Test

Passage Completion

Sentence Arrangement

Idioms and Phrases

Para Completion

Error Correction (Underlined Part)

Fill in the blanks

Sentence Completion

Active and Passive Voice

Spotting Errors

Substitution

Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)

Sentence Improvement

Joining Sentences

Transformation

Articles

Gerunds

Identify the Errors

Plural Forms

Odd Words

Suffix

Tense

Adjectives

Homophones

Nouns

Prefix

Sentence Pattern

Tag Questions

-

judiciary online coaching

judiciary online coaching

Punjabi Language

The minimum qualifying marks in the language paper Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script) shall be thirty-three percent. 

The standard of language paper will be that of the Matriculation Examination of the Punjab School Education Board or its equivalent. 

Questions will be asked on the topics mentioned below.

Origin of Punjabi language

Vocabulary

Punjabi Grammar

Punjabi Literature

Language and dialect

Modern trends

Passage Writing

Punjab Morphology

 Punjab Judicial Services Exam Pattern: Interview (3rd Stage)

To prepare effectively for this last stage of the selection process, you need to know that Viva voce or personal Interview is the test of your personality and not your knowledge. 

The interviewer can ask questions about anything under the sun. 

Generally, questions from bare acts, basic legal concepts, recent essential judgments, and current events of national importance or particular to Punjab are asked.

The best part about the judiciary preparations is as you invest yourself entirely in the process of law learning, it will still buy you experience and loads of legal knowledge. 

This learning of law never ends up futile; it will pay you back in multiple folds in the near future.

Judiciary Gold by Toprankers has also covered many other important Punjab Judiciary Exam Preparation topics. 

Even proper strategy to clear the exam has also been discussed in one of the articles. You can visit our website for free legal content or study material (https://www.toprankers.com/).

Best of luck with your preparations. I hope you make it !!! 

Frequently Asked Questions

The merit of the qualified candidates shall be determined by the PPSC according to the aggregate marks obtained in the written papers and viva voce. Provided that in the case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks, the candidate older in age shall be placed high higher in the order of merit.

The mode of the Punjab Judiciary exam is online. For the Prelims Exam, applicants need to choose one correct answer from the four options and mark it on the screen. Whereas, in the Mains Exam, aspirants have to write the exam in the system with the help of a keyboard.
5 subjects will be asked in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (Objective Type) for the Prelims Exam. The sections from which the questions in the Prelims Exam will be asked are - Main Subject of Law, Current Affairs, Indian Legal & Constitutional History and Governance, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.
The total duration for the prelims exam is of 2 hours, and as the Mains Exam is a descriptive type exam, candidates will get three hours separately to complete each section of the Mains Exam. 
The limit for the two language papers- General English and Punjabi Language- is the same for these two sections, i.e., 3 hours each. 
The final result is calculated cumulative marks secured in the Mains Exam and Vice Voce by the candidate. The Preliminary Exam is qualified in nature.

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