Andhra Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Junior Division Exam Syllabus & Overview

Overview and syllabus of the Andhra Pradesh Judicial Service Examination
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The Andhra Pradesh Judicial Service Examination is conducted every year by the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for recruitment to posts of Civil Judge Junior Division. The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at : hc.tap.nic.in and / or the website of the state’s public service commission (If the exam is conducted by the PSC) at Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission.

Eligibility and Age Limit – Andhra Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Junior Division

  • A person who has been practicing for not less than three(3) years as an Advocate, as on the first day of the month in which notification/advertisement is published
  • A person who is not otherwise disqualified as per the other terms and conditions published in the official notification & AP Judiciary rules
  • A person who has not completed the age of 35 years as on first day of the month in which the notification inviting applications for such appointment is published (Relaxable by 5 years for SC, ST and Backward Class candidates)
  • Refer to the official notification of the year for relaxations available for other category of applicants

Overall Scheme – Andhra Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Junior Division Exam

The process of selection shall comprise of three distinct steps as listed below :

  • Step 1 : Screening Test, which is objective in form; (Computer based test) with 100 questions of 1 mark each (Max 100 Marks) – 2 Hours
  • Step 2 : Written Examination (Narrative or Essay type) with three papers, each carrying 100 marks each (300 Marks in Total) – 3 Hours per paper
  • Step 3 : Viva Voce, which will carry 50 marks.

The candidates who secure 40% and above marks in the screening test (Multiple choice, objective type) will be short listed in the ratio of 1:10 of the available vacancies, for the written examination. The marks obtained in the screening test will not be counted for determining final order of the merit of the candidates. I.e. The preliminary exam marks are only used for shortlisting for the main exam.

Candidates who score the minimum eligibility marks in the written exam will be called for the viva voce (Personal Interview). The category wise minimum eligibility marks are as below :

  • OC (General) category must secure not less than 55% of marks in each paper and not less than 60% of marks in aggregate in the written examination
  • Candidates belonging to Backward Class category must secure not less than 50% marks in each paper and not less than 55% of marks in aggregate in the written examination
  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories must secure not less than 45% marks in each paper and not less than 50% of marks in aggregate in the written examination

In the Viva Voce, the academic knowledge of a candidate, his/her communication skills, his/her tact and ability to handle various situations in the Court, will be tested.

For final selection to the posts of Civil Judge (Junior Division) , candidates must score the minimum marks as listed below.

  • OC (General) / BC category candidates must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in Written Examination and Viva-Voce
  • SC/ST category candidates must secure at least 50% marks in aggregate in written examination and Viva-Voce

The AP Judicial Civil Judge Main Exam will consist of three papers as below :
(i) Civil Law,
(ii) Criminal Law and
(iii) English Translation test for 30 marks and Essay Writing test for 70 marks.
– Translation has to be made from English language to Hindi or Telugu language
– Essay will be on a Legal topic

Each paper shall carry 100 marks. The duration of each paper is three (3) hours. The Questions for all papers (except translation paper)  in the examinations shall be answered only in English.

Syllabus for Andhra Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Junior Division  Preliminary & Main Exams

The syllabus for the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and the Viva-voce is common.  The details are as below :

Civil Laws :

  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872.
  • Hindu Marriage Act 1955,
  • Hindu Succession Act 1956,
  • Indian Easements Act 1882,
  • Specific Relief Act 1963,
  • Limitation Act 1963,
  • Transfer of Property Act 1882,
  • Civil Rules of Practice
  • Registration Act 1908, and Indian Stamp Act 1899
  • A.P. Land Encroachment Act, 1905
  • Andhra Pradesh Buildings (Lease, Rent & Eviction) Control Act 1960,
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872

Criminal Laws :

  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • Criminal Rules of Practice
  • A.P. Excise Act, 1968
  • A.P. Gaming Act, 1974
  • Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act
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