(Syllabus) Punjab Civil Judge (Junior Division) Syllabus

Punjab Civil Judge (Junior Division) Syllabus

Preliminary Examination

  1. The Preliminary Examination shall be of objective type with multiple choice (which can be scrutinized by computer) as distinguished from the main written examination which shall continue to be subjective/narrative type.
  2. The question paper for the Preliminary examination shall be of two hours duration, it shall consist of 125 questions and each question shall carry 04 marks and for every wrong answer 01 mark shall be deducted.
  3. The objective type multiple-choice questions for the Preliminary Examination shall be from the syllabus prescribed for the main written examination. The candidates shall expected to have a general and basic overview of the main subjects and also the ability to answer questions on current events of National and International importance, Indian legal and constitutional History and governance. The Candidates shall also be tested for their analytical skills and aptitude. The standard of questions shall be of graduate level.
  4. The object of the Preliminary Examination is to shortlist candidates for the main examination. There shall be no minimum pass marks in the preliminary examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result. Candidates equal to ten times the number of vacancies advertised, selected in order of their respective merit, shall become eligible to sit in the main written examination. However, this number shall be subject to variation. If two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get the same marks, then all of them shall be considered eligible to sit for the main written examination, warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.

Main Examination

  • Only candidates declared successful on the basis of the Preliminary Examination shall be called for the Main Examination.
  • Main Examination shall be of subjective/narrative type of 5 papers, which are as follows:
Paper Syllabus Maximum Marks
Paper-I  (Civil Law) Code of Civil Procedure, Punjab Courts
Act, Indian Contract Act, Indian Sales of
Goods Act, Indian partnership Act, Specific
Relief Act, Transfer of Property Act 1882,
East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act
1949 and Indian Evidence Act.
Paper-II (Civil Law) Hindu Law, Mohammedan Law and
Customary Law, Law of Registration and
Limitation .
Paper-III (Criminal Law) Indian Penal code, Criminal Procedure
Code and Indian Evidence Act.
Paper-IV (English Language) English Essay (1000-1100), Precis, Words
and Phrases (make sentences of the given
words and phrases), Comprehension,
Paper-V (Punjabi Language) Punjabi in Gurmukhi Script.  150
  • Each written paper shall be of three hours duration. Papers I to IV shall carry 200 marks each. Paper V shall carry 150 marks and 100 marks shall be for essay writing and 50 marks for language and grammar.
  • Only bare copies of Legislative Enactments will be supplied.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in the language paper Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script) shall be 33%. The standard of the language paper Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script) will be of Matriculation Examination of the Punjab School Education Board or equivalent to it.
  • No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 33% in it.


  1. The Viva-Voce shall carry 100 marks and final result shall be prepared on the basis of the grand Total of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination and the Viva-Voce.
  2. No candidate shall be called for the Viva-Voce unless he obtains at least 50% qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers and qualifies in language paper Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script). The candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes of Punjab and Backward Classes of Punjab shall be called for the Viva-Voce test if they obtain 45% qualifying marks in the aggregate of all written papers and qualifies in Language Paper  Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script).
  3. The Viva-Voce shall relate to matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidate's alertness intelligence and general outlook. Consideration shall also be paid to the bearing of the candidates. It shall be conducted in English.

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