Karnataka Civil Judge Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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There are three stages of the Karnataka Civil Judge Exam:

  1. Preliminary Exam – the screening test – MCQ Based – Language: English
  2. Mains Exam – Written / Subjective Based – Offline
  3. Interview – Viva Voce

The Preliminary Exam is conducted online where the candidates are screened and the selected candidates appear for the Mains Exam, which is written in nature. Once the candidate qualifies for the written exam, becomes eligible for the Viva Voce.

Syllabus for Karnataka Civil Judge Exam:

A. Preliminary Exam:

Paper ACode of Civil Procedure, 1908
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1981
Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Indian Contract Act, 1872
Specific Relief Act, 1963
Indian Constitution
Karnataka Rent Act, 1999
Paper BCode of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Indian Penal Code, 1860
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Paper CGeneral Knowledge – Test of reasoning and mental ability

B. Mains Exam:

Paper 1Translation PaperDepositions
100 Marks
Paper 2Law Paper ICode of Civil Procedure, 1908
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Principles of Pleading and the Constitution of India
100 Marks
Paper 3Law Paper IIFraming of Issues and Writing of Judgements in Civil Cases100 Marks
Paper 4Law Paper IIIFraming of Charges & Writing of judgements in Civil Cases100 Marks

Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution:

A. Preliminary Exam:
No. of Question: 100
Total Marks: 100
Duration: 2 Hours
Medium: English
Type: Written

B. Mains Exam:
No. of Paper: 4
Total Marks: 400
Duration: 3 Hours for each
Medium: Hindi / English
Type: Subjective

C. Viva Voce:
The Viva Voce is the final stage where the candidate appears for an interview. The Viva Voce carries 100 marks.

D. Computer Test:
The knowledge of computers shall carry 25 marks and such marks secured by the candidate shall be considered for ascertaining the suitability and computer knowledge of the candidates and shall not be aggregated to the total marks obtained in the main written examination and Viva Voce.


A candidate-

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Holder of a Law degree recognized from a Law University established by Law in India
  • Eligible to practice as an Advocate in India

Age Limit:

The age of the candidates must be less than or equal to 35 years.
the candidates of the SC and ST Category will get 3 years of relaxation at their upper age.

Concluding remark:

We hope that is helpful. Leave your comments below in case of any queries. All the best for your Karnataka Judiciary preparation!

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