Puducherry Civil Judge Syllabus Exam Pattern

Puducherry Judiciary Exam and Pattern are issued by the Madras High Court. All interested candidates can look at their official site and get updates on the posts.

There are three stages of the Puducherry 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, he becomes eligible for the Viva Voce.

Syllabus for Puducherry Civil Judge Exam:

A. Preliminary Exam

Part ACode of Civil Procedure, 1908
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1981
Transfer of Property Act, 1872
Specific Relief Act, 1963
Tamil Nadu Buildings (LLease and Rent Control) Act, 1960 
Rights and Responsilitites of Landlords and Tenants Act, 2017 (Tamil Nadu Act 42 of 2017)
Part BCode of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Indian Penal Code, 1860
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1908
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1932
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1938
Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1944
Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1946
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1952
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1961
Criminal Law (Amendment) Amending Act, 1966
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1972
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1993
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2005
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013
Criminal Minor Act (including information Technology Act, 2000; The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012)
Part CGeneral Knowledge – Test of Reasoning and Mental Ability

B. Mains Exam:

Paper 1100Translation  
Translation of passages from English to Tamil from Tamil to English. The passages will be from Pleadings, Depositions Orders, Judgments and Documents.
Paper 2100Law Paper – I
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1972
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Principles of Pleading
Constitution of India
Paper 3 100Law Paper II
Framing of Issues and writing of Judgments in Civil Cases
Paper 4100Law Paper III
Framing of charges and Writing of Judgments in Criminal Cases

Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution:

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

B. Mains Exam:
No. of Paper: 4
Total Marks: 400
Duration: 3 Hours 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. 
For SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCMs and Destitute Windows of all castes: Minimum 25 years and maximum 40 years.

Concluding remark:

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

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