About TNPSC Civil Judge 2019

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has declared the result of TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 prelims exam on January 31, 2020. The result PDF contains the registration number of candidates who have qualified for the mains exam which is to be conducted on March 28 and 29. TNPSC civil judge prelims exam was held on November 24, 2019, in offline mode. TNPSC Civil Judge exam contains three successive stages includes preliminary, main and viva voce. Candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam have to appear in the main examination (descriptive type). Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks to participate in the further stages of the recruitment. Candidates will be shortlisted for the viva voce test based on the ratio of 1:2 or 1:3 with reference to the number of vacancies. If candidates score less than the minimum marks prescribed for viva-voce test, they are not eligible for final selection. 

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Civil Judge Exam
Short Exam Name TNPSC Civil Judge
Conducting Body Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Frequency of Conduct Vacancy Based
Languages English, Tamil
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 650 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Exam Duration 14 Hours

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TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Important Dates

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TNPSC Civil Judge Main Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

28 Mar, 2020 - 29 Mar, 2020

Exam - TNPSC Civil Judge Mains Exam | Mode: Offline

TNPSC Civil Judge Preliminary Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

31 Jan, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

18 Oct, 2019 - 24 Nov, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

24 Nov, 2019

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TNPSC Civil Judge (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

09 Sep, 2019 - 09 Oct, 2019

Application - TNPSC Civil Judge Application Form | Mode: Online

05 Sep, 2019

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TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • He/she should be a citizen of India. He/she should have knowledge in Tamil to read, write and speak. Candidates should check other eligibility criteria details carefully before filling the online application form.

Age Limit:



Minimum Age

Maximum Age


Practicing Advocates/Pleaders and Assistant Public Prosecutors

SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC, BCM and destitute widows of all castes.

25 Years

40 Years


25 Years

35 Years


Fresh Law Graduates

All categories

22 Years

27 Years

Educational Qualification: He/she should have possessed a bachelor's degree in law from any university established in India or university recognized under the advocate’s act, 1961.





Practicing Advocates / Pleaders and Assistant Public Prosecutors

He/she should possess a Degree in Law of a University in India or University incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or an Institution recognized by the UGC, or any other equivalent qualification and enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu or in the Bar Council of any other State in India 

He/she must be practicing as an Advocate or Pleader in any Court on the date of Notification for recruitment to the post and he/she must have so practiced for a period of not less than three years on that date. 

He/she must be an Assistant Public Prosecutor having not less than three years of experience as an Advocate or Assistant Public Prosecutor.


Fresh Law Graduates

He/she must be a fresh Law graduate possessing a degree in Law from a recognized University.

He/she should be eligible to be enrolled as an advocate

He/she must have scored an overall percentage of marks in the bachelor’s degree of law as given below,

Reserved categories (SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC(OBCM) and BCM) -  45% Marks.

Other category - 50% Marks

He/she should have obtained the bachelor’s degree of law within a period of three years prior to the date of notification.

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Bank Challan | Other

TNPSC Civil Judge Application Procedure 2019: Candidates should apply for TNPSC Civil Judge exam through online mode only. Candidates should have log in ID and password to apply for the Tamil Nadu Civil Judge exam. Applicants who have registered in One Time Registration shall use their existing user ID and password to fill the TNPSC Civil Judge online application form.

One Time Registration (OTR):

  • One Time Registration is the collection of information from the applicants and providing a separate dashboard to maintain their own profile. 
  • For applying in One Time Registration, the candidates should have scanned soft copies of their passport sized photo and signature in CD/DVD/Pen drive.
  • Candidates should provide their particular details includes SSLC Register Number, Month & Year of Passing and Name of the Board while registering online.
  • A valid e-mail ID and mobile number are mandatory for OTR because TNPSC will send all messages and communications to the registered e-mail ID and mobile number.

Application Form Process:

Candidate needs to log in by using the user ID and password.

  • Candidates have to fill up the additional details required for Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service application
  • After submitting the details in the online application form, candidates can choose any one of the modes for making payment of exam fee
  • Examination fee – Rs.500
  • For One Time Registration Fee– Rs.150 (One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration.)
  • Payment Method: Online/Offline
  • Online Mode: Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card
  • Offline Mode: Fee can be paid offline at State Bank of India/Indian Bank within two days from the date of submission of online application by choosing the challan option
  • Candidates have to wait for the intimation from the server while making the online fee payment
  • Candidates need not send the hard copy of the online application form or any other supporting documents to the TNPSC.
  • For any clarification, Call on Help Desks (8754000961) and write at technicalhelp@tnpscexams.in.

NOTE: If the candidate forgets the user ID and password, he/she can change or reset them using “Forget Password and Forgot Login ID” Options.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Offline, Online Male, Female ₹ 650
SC, ST Offline, Online Male, Female ₹ 0

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Syllabus

Preliminary examination-

Preliminary examination: Unit 01
The code of civil procedure, 1908
Preliminary examination: Unit 02
The negotiable instruments act, 1981
Preliminary examination: Unit 03
The transfer of property act, 1882
Preliminary examination: Unit 04
The Indian contract act, 1872
Preliminary examination: Unit 05
The specific relief act,1963
Preliminary examination: Unit 06
The constitution of India
Preliminary examination: Unit 07
The Tamil Nadu buildings (lease and rent control) act, 1960
Preliminary examination: Unit 08
Tamil Nadu regulation of rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants act, 2017 (Tamil Nadu Act 42 of 2017)
Preliminary examination: Unit 09
The code of criminal procedure, 1973
Preliminary examination: Unit 10
The Indian penal code,1860
Preliminary examination: Unit 11
The Indian evidence act, 1872
Preliminary examination: Unit 12
The criminal law (amendment) act, 1908
Preliminary examination: Unit 13
The criminal law (amendment) act, 1932
Preliminary examination: Unit 14
The criminal law (amendment) act, 1938
Preliminary examination: Unit 15
The criminal law (amendment) ordinance, 1944
Preliminary examination: Unit 16
The criminal law (amendment) ordinance, 1946
Preliminary examination: Unit 17
The criminal law (amendment) act, 1952
Preliminary examination: Unit 18
The criminal law (amendment) act, 1961
Preliminary examination: Unit 19
The criminal law (amendment) amending act, 1966
Preliminary examination: Unit 20
The criminal law (amendment) act, 1972
Preliminary examination: Unit 21
The criminal law (amendment) act, 1983
Preliminary examination: Unit 22
The criminal law (second amendment) act, 1983
Preliminary examination: Unit 23
The criminal law (amendment) act, 1993
Preliminary examination: Unit 24
The criminal law (amendment) act, 2005
Preliminary examination: Unit 25
The criminal law (amendment) act, 2013
Preliminary examination: Unit 26
The criminal minor acts (including information technology act, 2000
Preliminary examination: Unit 27
The protection of children from sexual offences act, 2012)
Preliminary examination: Unit 28
General knowledge – test of reasoning and mental ability

Main examination-Translation paper+

Main examination-Translation paper: Unit 01
Translation of passages from English to Tamil and from Tamil to English

Law paper – i+

Law paper – i: Unit 01
The code of civil procedure, 1908
Law paper – i: Unit 02
The code of criminal procedure, 1973
Law paper – i: Unit 03
The Indian evidence act, 1872
Law paper – i: Unit 04
Principles of pleading and the constitution of India (as amended)

Law paper – ii+

Law paper – ii: Unit 01
Framing of issues and writing of judgments in civil cases

Law paper –iii+

Law paper –iii: Unit 01
Framing of charges and writing of judgments in criminal cases

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Preparation Tips

While preparing for TNPSC Civil Judge 2019, some of the tips mentioned here will help the candidates in terms of preparing in a better way for the exam. First and foremost, one must know the syllabus and exam pattern of TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 thoroughly. previous years question papers, sample papers and choosing the best books are some of the factors that determine how one performs in the exam. Apart from these factors, the secret of success always lies in hard work. Some more important tips to excel in TNPSC Civil Judge Exam 2019 are, 

Syllabus: You should make sure that you are following the syllabus prescribed by the TNPSC.

Study Materials: 

  • Textbook: Collect the textbooks of Samacheerkalvi which are considered to be the best.
  • Previous Question Papers: With the help of the previous year question papers, you can understand the structure of the TNPSC Civil Judge Exam 2019. We suggest you practice as many as sample question papers, It will help to find your weak areas and also increase your accuracy and speed.
  • Newspaper: You should read the newspaper like The Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express etc.., to improve your vocabulary. You need to note down the current affairs from those newspaper mentioned above.

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Exam Pattern

TNPSC Civil Judge Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

The preliminary examination consists of one paper of objective type containing 100 multiple choice questions, each carrying one mark. The questions will be asked in both Tamil and English. Maximum marks will be 100 and ½ mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The duration of the prelims exam will be two hours. The candidates will be shortlisted based on the marks obtained in the preliminary exam. These marks will not be considered for the final merit list of the candidates.



Minimum marks to qualify for Main Exam

Maximum Marks

Preliminary Exam (Objective)




Two Hours





TNPSC Civil Judge Main Exam Exam Pattern

The Law question papers will be set both in Tamil and English. The candidates are given the option of choosing the papers either in Tamil or English. The candidates should appear in all the papers in the main exam and viva voce test. Candidates should score the minimum qualifying marks in both main exam and viva voce test to get qualified for the final selection.



Maximum Marks

Minimum marks to qualify for Main Exam

Main Written Exam (Descriptive)




Translation Paper

03 hours





Law Paper-1

03 hours


Law Paper-2

03 hours


Law Paper-3

03 hours


Viva Voce



18 Marks

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Admit Card

TNPSC Civil Judge hall ticket will be made available through the online website separately for both preliminary and main exams. Candidates must check the commission’s website regularly before the exam date to download the TNPSC Civil Judge hall ticket. Candidates should make sure that particulars on the hall ticket contain no errors. Candidates need to bring a prescribed valid photo identity proof,

  • Voter ID Card
  • AADHAR Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License 
  • Photo ID authorized by Gazetted Officers.

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Exam Centers

TNPSC Civil Judge Preliminary Exam Exam Centers

State City
Tamil Nadu Chennai

TNPSC Civil Judge Main Exam Exam Centers

State City
Tamil Nadu Chennai

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Answer Key

TNPSC Civil Judge Preliminary Exam Answer Key

TNPSC Civil Judge answer key 2019 will be released within one week from the date of the preliminary exam. Candidates will send the objections against the answer key with proof within seven days from release date. If the challenge accepted by the TNPSC, candidates will get the notification about it on the official website. TNPSC Civil Judge Answer Key 2019 is common for all sets of question papers. 

TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 Result

TNPSC has announced the result of TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 prelims exam on January 31, 2020, on the official website. The result has been published in the form of a PDF file. Candidates can find the list of roll numbers of candidates who have qualified for the mains exam in TNPSC Civil Judge result PDF for the prelims exam. Shortlisted candidates will be able to appear for the mains exam. Candidates who get shortlisted in TNPSC Civil Judge result 2019 for the mains exam will be called to appear for a viva-voce. Candidates' performance in the viva-voce will determine the final result of TNPSC Civil Judge 2019 recruitment exam.

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