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Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips 2023

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : January 17, 2023


Reader's Digest: The long-awaited time has finally come, and in just a few days, you will appear for the Punjab State Judicial Prelims Examination 2023. Read this blog to find the topper's tips to succeed in the prelims stage. Let's get started!

You must be highly motivated to crack the Punjab Civil Services Judicial Exam and live the life you always dreamed of. The date of the Punjab Judiciary Prelims is scheduled for 22 January 2023, and you must note that the exam will be conducted speedily. 

During the preparation phase, you may start to lose your confidence and get nervous due to the vastness of the syllabus. But you must always ensure that you only exert as much pressure on yourself so that it will not hamper your mental health and spike up your stress level in the long run. 

Solid Tips to Crack Punjab Judiciary Prelims Exam 2023

The first group must be revised five days a week. A total of 3.5 hours must be devoted in such a way that 2.5 hours must be dedicated to the proper revision of all the subjects from notes.

  • Devote 1 hour to the practice questions in MCQ form. As the exam approaches near and gradually start to dedicate some more time to the MCQ Practice.
  • Study or revise it for the second group two days a week. A total of 3 hours must be dedicated so that 2 hours are devoted to the revisions. And the remaining 1 hour for the practice of subjects of this group in MCQ form.
  • For the third group, generally, 1-3 days for each subject is enough depending upon the size of the statute. 45 days of focused revision on this third group will do the job. 
  • This is the most neglected group; aspirants usually must pay critical attention to this section during the last days of their preparation.
  • Study this group at a relatively slower pace than others but be steady towards preparing this group as well.
  • You must go through the last ten years of the previous year's Question Papers of Punjab Judiciary and other state judicial exams.
  • The fundamental of all the subjects is the same, enhancing your knowledge and providing much more confidence, giving you an edge over other candidates. 
  • As the exam approaches nearer, develop a habit of practising the previous year's question papers in a time-bound manner (creating a similar environment to an examination room).
  • After completing each paper, analyze your performance and work on weaker areas accordingly. This way, you can know where to devote more time and enhance your preparation.
  • You must thoroughly go through your notes for both the major and minor topics of the syllabus and even local laws or unorthodox subjects if you have made shorthand notes of those subjects, and remember that self-study is the key to success.

The more you grind while preparing, the less you sweat during the examination.

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Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for Current Affairs

This section consists of general knowledge questions, and you can prepare General static knowledge from Lucent, Tata Mcgraw Hill, Bipin Chandra, or Arihant. 

To prepare dynamic (current) General Knowledge, you can refer to Pratiyogita Darpan, Competition Success monthly magazines, and even use online resources from Vision IAS and GK Today. 

Daily reading newspaper editorials from The Hindu or The Indian Express is crucial for adequate preparations.

Just make a ritual of reading GK and current affairs in the shape of newspapers and magazines for 1 hour each day will get you a good grip on this category.

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

International Affairs








Current Events

Government Schemes

Famous Places in India

Current Ministers & Governors

Science and Technology

Indian Financial System

Abbreviations and Economic Terminologies

Summits & Conferences


Indian Politics



Countries, Capitals, and Currencies

Rivers, Lakes, and Seas

Important Days & Dates

Important Books & Authors

Inventions and Discoveries

Sports and General

Indian History

Indian Parliament

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Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

For this category, referring to some good books in this field will help you score well. As for this section, only graduate-level questions will be asked. 

Otherwise, you can easily prepare this section by reviewing the last ten years of the previous year's question papers for state judicial exams.

It will give you an idea of the questions asked and help in understanding the fundamentals that will eventually enhance your knowledge and provide much more confidence in that category.

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


Permutations & Combinations



Time Speed & Distance

Time & Work

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Simple & Compound Interest


Number Series

Mixtures & Allegations


Number System

Heights and Distances

Geometry & Mensuration

Data Sufficiency




Pipes and Cisterns


Boats and Streams

Areas, Volumes

Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for Reasoning

For this category, referring to some good books in this field will help you score well. As for this section, only graduate-level questions will be asked. 

Otherwise, you can easily prepare this section by reviewing the last ten years of the previous year's question papers for state judicial exams.

It will give you an idea of the questions asked and help in understanding the fundamentals that will eventually enhance your knowledge and provide much more confidence in that category.

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

Number Series

Letter Series


Puzzles & Syllogisms

Statements and Assumptions

Binary Logic

Clocks & Calendars

Cubes & Dice


Blood Relations


Data Sufficiency


Venn Diagrams


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


Symbols and Notations

Direction Sense Test

Logical Sequence Of Words

Assertion and Reason

Verification of Truth of the Statement

Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips by Toppers

With the guided study plan that has been discussed above, some tips and tricks that are time proven and approved by the experts and ex-toppers are mentioned below:

1. Study and evaluate Question Paper of Previous Years thoroughly

  • When you go through the previous years' question papers (at least the last ten years), you get an estimate of how the Punjab state frames the questions.

  • This is very important as you start to develop an idea about what to expect, what questions are asked in the exam, and what one must prepare for.

  • Consult your seniors, peers, and mentors, and list essential sections and chapters from each subject.

2. Begin with the bare Act, end with the book

  • Bare Acts are the backbone of law, and every multiple-choice question is rooted in bare acts. 
  • Give particular emphasis on repetitive readings of just the indexes of the bare acts of all laws. 
  • This will make you well-versed with the structure of the law and hence help you qualify for the prelims exam.

3. Revise every day

  • There is no point in just keeping understanding and not learning or remembering all the information.
  • You fill it, but the information slip. (It is natural, which is how the human brain works.)
  • You fail only when you do not stop, go back, and pick up the fallen information.
  • Do not rush to learn twenty new things every day, and discover just five new things every day. But revise the fifteen old stuff you read before.


  • Devote time to revise the law (preferably from your notes) and simultaneously start practising mock tests in a time-bound manner for increased speed, better accuracy in your answers, and more clarity of concepts.
  • Also, focus on your thinking speed, as the biggest challenge in this exam is to complete the paper on time. 
  • You can check out the mocks for several state judiciaries. 
  • This will put you in the habit of thinking faster and also teach time management which can be a game changer in prelim exams.
  • It would be best if you started practising for the comprehensive test series through which your ability to complete the test and speed will increase.
  • You should practice the judiciary exam question paper online to enhance your speed and accuracy and get familiar with how to give the exam. 

Other than these tips, it would be best if you strictly streamlined your preparation for a result-oriented pathway, and a list of essential topics below are listed below that must take your due notice. 

A well-detailed description is provided below on the analysis of the past ten years of question papers of the Punjab preliminary examination.:

The trends of essential topics and frequently asked areas from all the major subjects of the syllabus, one by one, are

Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for IPC

While this whole statute is essential as a significant stakeholder in the entire scheme of the question paper, you need to pay special attention to the following areas:

  • Definitions (Section 1 - 52)
  • General Exceptions (Chapter IV: sections 76 - 106)
  • All the offences (especially offences against the human body and property)
  • Changes brought in by the latest amendments (2013, 2018 Criminal law amendment)
  • All illustrations that are attached to the sections
  • Concerning the offences, make sure that you not only learn the ingredients of the crime but also know the section number, amount of punishment prescribed, and whether an offence is bailable or non-bailable, as every question paper can be found with questions from these categories.

Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for CrPC

  • Crpc is another vital subject you must sincerely focus on to clarify prelims. 
  • The trends of previous year's question papers tell us that a few of the examiner's favourite areas to ask questions from are:
  1. Section 1 to section 81
  2. Stages of Investigation, Inquiry, and Trial
  3. Provisions from section 300 to section 327
  4. Bunch of units from 460 onwards
  5. Provisions amended by recent criminal law amendments

Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for IEA

  • This is the most rewarding statute to invest in your time to score better as many questions are asked every year from this law, yet it is not as long as other major subjects and hence, yields a better possibility to secure marks. 
  • While no provision of the Evidence Act can be left, a few of the essential topics from which multiple questions have been asked in the past are
  1. Section (4 - 16)
  2. Admissions and Confessions (sections 17 - 31)
  3. Statements of persons who cannot be produced (section 32)
  4. Expert opinion (section 45)
  5. Exclusion of Oral by documentary evidence (section 91 - 100)
  6. The burden of Proof (sections 100 - 114)
  7. Provisions amended lately via recent Amendments

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Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for CPC 

  • Due to its vastness, CPC usually remains the weak area for all judiciary aspirants. 
  • The list of essential areas within CPC that you should cover first to hold a better chance to qualify for prelims.
  1. Numbers and provisions of all sections especially section 1 to 25.

  2. Sequence and list of Rules from Order 1 - Order 20
  3. Only the list of all orders from Order 20 onwards
  4. Illustrations attached to the provisions
  5. Keep a note of penalties and amounts wherever mentioned in the Act.

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Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for Indian Constitution

  • Another subject that becomes a nightmare for aspirants is the field of Constitutional Law.
  • The vast topics from which the questions are asked are often seen getting repeated,
  • So, after giving a thorough reading of the whole subject, make sure to emphasize on following areas to be better prepared:
  1. Preamble
  2. Introductory part and Fundamental Rights (Article 1 to Article 48)
  3. Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties (Article 49 - 51A)
  4. Topic of writs
  5. Leading case laws from all topics
  6. Judiciary: Supreme Court and High Court (Article 124 - 147 and Article 214 - 231)
  7. Number of the Articles
  8. Number of the schedules (what is contained in which schedule number)
  9. Appointments (Who appoints who? )
  10. Ordinance-making power of the President (Article 123)
  11. Pardoning Power of President and Governor (Articles 72 and 161)
  12. Emergency Provision (Article 368)
  13. The specified ages for eligibility for various posts, retirement, etc.

Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for Specific Relief Act

  • This is a small bare act and must be studied in and out. 
  • A few of the topics from which more questions are witnessed from this law are:
  1. Sections 5 and 6
  2. Number of all sections
  3. Provisions amended in 2018, i.e. (Section 14, 20, etc.)

Punjab Judiciary Prelims Preparation Tips for Contract Act

  • This is one of the statutes from which average difficulty level questions are asked; hence, it is easier to score with less effort. 
  • A few topics which cannot be missed from this are:
  1. Section 1 to section 74
  2. Within this, All types of contracts
  3. Landmark case laws on several topics
  4. The issue of free consent (sections 13 - 22)

Preparations for many of you can get pretty challenging as you go through various emotions; many students sometimes get nervous or anxious. 

In such a case, try to start attempting the subject area you are well versed in; this exercise will boost your morale and bring you back on track.

We hope you excel in the exam with the best Punjab Judiciary coaching. BEST OF LUCK WITH FUTURE ENDEAVOURS, AND WISHING YOU VICTORY!

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Frequently Asked Questions

For the position of the Judicial Magistrate and junior civil judge, there are 159 vacancies in total.

Five subjects will be asked in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (Objective Type) for the Prelims Exam. The sections the questions will be asked in the Prelims Exam of PPSC are- Main Subject of Law, Current Affairs, Indian Legal & Constitutional History and Governance, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.
The mode of exam is online. In the Prelims Exam, applicants must choose one correct answer from the four options and mark it on the screen. In the Mains Exam, aspirants must write the exam with on answer sheets provided to them.
Any electronic gadgets like Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, Calculators, etc., are strictly prohibited in the PPSC exam. If found any, candidates are not allowed to give the exam. The only stationary box is allowed in the exam hall.

The time duration for the prelims exam is of 2 hours.
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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