Kerala Civil Judge Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The Kerala High Court issues Kerala Judiciary Exam and Pattern. All interested candidates can look at their official site and get updates on the posts.

There are three stages of the Kerala 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 Kerala Civil Judge Exam:

A. Preliminary Exam:

Paper ACode of Civil Procedure
Indian Contract Act
Negotiable Instruments Act
Transfer of Property Act
Specific Relief Act Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control Act)
Paper BCode of Criminal Procedure
Indian Penal Code
Indian Evidence Act
Paper CConstitution of India
Legal GK
Reasoning & Mental ability

B. Mains Exam:

Paper 1100General Essays (two)
English Grammar
Translation of Malayalam Depositions/Documents to English and vice-versa
Precis Writing
Paper 2100Part A:
Indian Contract Act
Transfer of Property Act
Limitation Act
Specific Relief Act
Easements Act
Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control) Act,
Hindu Succession Act
Indian Succession Act – Parts V, VI & X
Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act

Part B:
Kerala Court Fees and Suit Valuation Act
Kerala Stamp Act
Kerala State Legal Sercives Authorities Act
The Kerala Panchayat Raj Act – Ch X, XXIV &XXV
Negotiable Instruments Act (except Ch XVII) and
Registration Act
Paper 100Part A:
Indian Penal Code
Indian Evidence Act
Abkari Act
Negotiable Instruments Act – CH XVII
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act

Part B:
Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act
Kerala Police Act
Probation of Offenders Act
Forest Act
N.D.P.S. Act (Provisions relating to bail and trial by Magistrates)
Paper 4100Part A:
Code of Civil Procedure
Civil Rules of Practice
Kerala Civil Act
Order in Interlocutory Application Framing of Courts issues/Judgement writing (Civil)

Part B:
Code of Criminal Procedure
Criminal Rules of Practice
Framing of charges/order in Criminal Miscellaneous Petitions Judgement writing (Criminal)

Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution:

A. Preliminary Exam:
No. of Question: 200
Total Marks: 100
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Medium: English
Type: Written

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

C. Viva Voce:
The Viva Voce is the final stage where the candidate appears for an interview. The Viva Voce carries 50 marks.


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 minimum age is 21 years, while the maximum age allowed for the exam is 35 years.

Concluding remark:

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

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