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Tamil Nadu Judiciary Syllabus 2023

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : January 19, 2023


Reader's DigestAre you interested in learning more about the Tamil Nadu Judiciary Syllabus? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This blog post will provide an overview of the syllabus, tips, and resources to help you prepare for your upcoming judiciary exams. With the right syllabus, you can confidently enter your exam and feel prepared to ace it!

Hello there! The shining stars of the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service Exam. How are your preparations going? You must wonder why we are here today and what we have in our surprise box for you.

It is evident that when preparing for an examination, you must incorporate multiple tools to garner the best results.

Those elements include content, classes, routine, and planning, but the judiciary syllabus is the most important. Yes, you read it right.

The syllabus is one of the integral parts of preparation, and we intend to bring the best information on this part.

We have assembled all the necessary information like the examination pattern, score distribution, nature of questions, marking scheme, and most importantly, an elaborate discussion on the topics you will witness in your Prelims and Mains Examination.

So, without delay, take a walk through this blog and learn all about the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service Exam essentials.

Tamil Nadu Judicial Service Exam - Overview

Particulars  Associated Details 
Examination nomenclature Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (Civil Judge) Examination 
Exam Authority/Conducting Body Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Position  Civil Judge 
Site for official notifications  tnpsc.gov.in
Examination Level National Level (Anyone having Indian Nationality is eligible to partake in the examination) 
Mode of Conduct  Offline (Pen and Paper mode) 
Rounds before selection  3 rounds.
  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Interview 
Examination date (announced & Expected) November 2022: preliminary examination (Tentative-subject to change). Dates for Mains and Viva round are not announced yet. It will be available soon. 
Pattern of marking  Preliminary Exam: One paper worth 100 points (1 mark for correct answer and -0.25 for incorrect answer) The main examination consists of four papers worth 100 points each.
The time limit for the Examination  3 hours for the Preliminary examination, while for the Mains, each paper has 3 hours (12 hours in total, given that there are 4 papers) 
Nature of Questions  Multiple-choice questions in the preliminary examination (MCQ) Principal examination-Descriptive

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Tamil Nadu Judiciary Syllabus

The Tamil Nadu Judiciary Syllabus is a comprehensive guide to the knowledge and skills required to become a judge in Tamil Nadu.

The syllabus is designed to provide an understanding of the legal system and the principles of law governing the courts in the state. It covers topics such as legal concepts, procedures, evidence, ethics, and the history of the legal system in the state.

Tamil Nadu Judiciary Syllabus of Preliminary Exam 

Refer to the below table to prepare for the syllabus of the prelims exam:

Part 1 

Part 2 

The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
The Transfer of Property Act, 1882 The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
The Specific Relief Act of 1963 Minor Criminal Acts (including Information Technology Act, 2000; The protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012).
The Tamil Nadu Building (Lease and Rent Control) Act of 1960 and the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Landlords' and Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2017 (Tamil Nadu Act 42 of 2017) The Indian Penal Code, 1860
The Negotiable Instrument Act of 1981 The Criminal Law (Amendment) Acts
The Indian Contract Act of 1872 _____________
Indian Constitutional Law and order.  _____________
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Tamil Nadu Judiciary Syllabus - Part 3

General Awareness & General knowledge: General Awareness and General Knowledge cover trending topics from legal backgrounds. Important treaties, political alignments, amendments, and introduction of the law are all a part of this section.

Analytical and Mathematical Reasonings (SSC level): In the reasoning segment, you will have to deal with legal reasonings having the following characteristics: case-based, logic-based, and legal discourse models.

Also, you have to solve maths for up to class 12th, where the all-time favourite topics are Directions, time and work, Train and its length, some questions on legal and criminal procedure, etc. 

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Tamil Nadu Judiciary Syllabus of Mains

Tamil Nadu Judicial Service Examination's Mains segment has been divided into 4 papers.

Here each paper covers different legal topics separately. Each paper is dedicated to a particular topic and requires a profound knowledge of each topic.

So, ensure you understand all the articles and amendments concerning this particular thesis.

First, understand the structure of the paper, and then we will move on to the content part. 

Paper 1 (Language) 

  • This paper will place a special emphasis on your knowledge of Tamil and English.
  • In this section, you will find judgments, pleadings, despotic, and other legally relevant information in English and Tamil.
  • You only need to translate those pieces by the instructions.
  • Your English grammar will also be tested (it will be very basic, so don't be concerned).
  • Make sure you understand all grammar concepts, and you'll be fine.).

Paper 2 (Legal)

In the first paper, you will deal with descriptive questions addressing the following topics.

There are two types of Questions: Short and long answers where you have to adhere to the word limit.

Also, these questions could be based on any previous judgments or case studies. So, be mindful while dealing with these questions because these are concept-based questions and require divergent thinking. 

  • The Code of Civil Procedure of 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1973
  •  The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  •  Principles of Pleading
  •  Constitution of India

Paper 3 

the case clauses and writs categorized under the Central and State farm laws. In addition, the third part will cover the analysis of judgments in civil cases and the writing of analyzed essays.

Paper 4 

In the fourth paper, you must deal with farm law and its criminal aspects. You must analyze and comment on the various judgments that have previously been issued in similar cases.

Tamil Nadu Judicial Service Exam Books 

Refer to the table below for the best books for judiciary exams:

Books  Writers 
Civil Judge Preliminary Examination Digest  Dr K.Satheesh Kumar Publisher: Sakthi Publishing House; First edition (2019)

Civil Judge MAIN Exam Guide 2018 ( Tamil and English Version) is available in Two Volumes/Descriptive Types. 
R. Kamalakkannan
Civil Judge Exam Mock Test Papers (Book) in English toppers exam

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Judiciary Mock Tests

How to Crack Tamil Nadu Judiciary Exam Seamlessly?

Follow the tips mentioned below to prepare for judiciary exams:

  1. Treat your Graduation syllabus as a primary source of preparation. 
  2. Find the prescribed syllabus before drawing your study schedule for the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service Exam. 
  3. The Preliminary exams rely on facts and figures instead of long texts.
  4. Keep a keen eye on all local and Global legal events. 
  5. Master the GK of Law, and learn the history and politics of law. 
  6. Implement different strategies to deal with different questions. 
  7. Find a good guide/mentor or coaching for proper preparation. 
  8. Always rely on quality/authentic content because you don’t need vast syllabi but credible information. 
  9. Take judiciary mock tests at regular intervals 
  10. Always incorporate valid data backed by evidence in your writing.
  11. Develop an understanding of the concepts of the topics instead of practising rote learning. 

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Summing Up - The syllabus is the most important facet of any entrance examination. Hence, gathering all the chips and bits regarding the same is important. Here we have enlisted all the important information like the examination pattern, marking scheme, types of questions, and books you need to refer to for preparation. You can take a good look at all the topics mentioned above and cover each of them in great detail because the questions are usually concept based and can catch you with your guard down.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 Stages: Preliminary, Mains and Interview. You must qualify in all the rounds to claim your position as a civil judge.
You can access this coaching both online and offline, depending on your convenience. But online classes are more flexible and easy to make use of.
The total score is 560, where the Preliminary examination has 100 marks, the Mains have 400, and the Interview round has 60 marks in total.
Yes, you will be penalised with 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. However, this rule is applicable only at the Preliminary Examination Stage.
Some handy tips for the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service Exam’s interview round are: Retain your self-assurance. Before coming to any conclusions, be quick to comprehend and critically analyze, and think logically. You should comprehensively practise your monologue. Maintain a composed and cool, and collected public persona. Always believe in what you present in the interview. Never undervalue your capabilities.


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