Punjab Civil Judge Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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

A. Preliminary Exam:

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

B. Mains Exam:

PapersSubject NamesNumber of Marks
Paper ICivil Law200
Paper IICivil Law200
Paper IIICriminal Law200
Paper IVEnglish Language200
Paper VPunjabi Language150
A. Civil Law I
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Punjab Courts Act
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Indian Sales of Good Act
  • Indian Partnership Act
  • Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Limitation Act, 1963
  • Indian Easements Act, 1908
  • Registration Act, 1908
  • Indian Stamp Act, 1899

B. Civil Law II

Hindu Law
Mohammedan Law
Customary Law
Law of Registration and Limitation
Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
Hindu Succession Act, 1956

C. Criminal Law

Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Criminal Rules of Practice
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
Indian Penal Code, 1860
A.P. Excise Act, 1968

D. General English

E. Punjabi Language

Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution:

A. Preliminary Exam:
No. of Question: 125
Total Marks: 500
Duration: 2 Hours
Medium: English
Type: Written

B. Mains Exam:
No. of Paper: 5
Total Marks: 950
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 100 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. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 38 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST.

Concluding remark:

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

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