Tamilnadu District Judges Recruitment-2019 | Vacancies:32 | Last Date:08-01-2020 | Previous year Question and Answer

High Court of Judicature, 
Government of Tamilnadu,
Public(Special-A) Department,

Direct Recruitment for the post of District Judge(Entry Level) in Tamilnadu State Judiciary Service

Notification No:02-2019
Last Date for  for submission of On-line Application :08-01-2019
Last date for remittance of fee through Bank:10/01/202
Preliminary Examination (OMR Method) (FN and AN) :March, 2020
Main Written Examination (FN and AN):2nd week of June, 2020
Viva-voce :August, 2020 

Applications are invited from eligible candidates ONLY THROUGH ONLINE
MODE, i.e. through www.tn.gov.in (or) https://www.mhc.tn.gov.in for direct recruitment to the post of District Judge (Entry Level) in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service, governed by the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service (Cadre and Recruitment) Rules, 2007, as amended [hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”]. 

சென்னை உயர்நீதிமன்றத்தின் கீழ் செயல்பட்டு வரும் மாவட்ட நீதிமன்றங்களில் காலியாக உள்ள நீதிபதி பணியிடங்களுக்கான அறிவிப்பு வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. இதற்கு தகுதியானவர்களிடம் இருந்து வரும் ஜனவரி 8 ஆம் தேதிக்குள் விண்ணப்பங்கள் வரவேற்கப்படுகின்றன. 

பணி: District Judge (Entry Level)

காலியிடங்கள்: 32

மாதம் ரூ.51,500 - 63,070

சட்டத்துறையில் இளங்கலை பட்டம் பற்று தமிழ்நாடு பார்கவுன்சிலில் பதிவு செய்திருப்பதுடன் 7 ஆண்டுகள் வழக்குரைஞராக பணி அனுபவம் பெற்றிருக்க வேண்டும். 

35 வயது முதல் 45 வயதிற்குள் இருக்க வேண்டும். 

தேர்வு செய்யப்படும் முறை: 
முதல்நிலைத் தேர்வு, முதன்மைத் தேர்வு அடிப்படையில் தகுதியானவர்கள் தேர்வு செய்யப்படுவார்கள். 

விண்ணப்பக் கட்டணம்: 
ரூ.2000. எஸ்சி, எஸ்டி, மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகள் மற்றும் விதவைகள் பிரிவைச் சேர்ந்த விண்ணப்பத்தாரர்கள் கட்டணம் செலுத்துவதில் இருந்து விலக்கு அளிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. கட்டணத்தை ஆன்லைனில் செலுத்த வேண்டும்.

விண்ணப்பிக்கும் முறை:  
www.tn.gov.in என்ற இணையதளத்தின் மூலம் ஆன்லைனில் விண்ணப்பிக்க வேண்டும். விண்ணப்பித்த பின்னர் அதனை பிரிண்ட் அவுட் எடுத்து கைவசம் வைத்துக்கொள்ளவும்.

ஆன்லைனில் விண்ணப்பிப்பதற்கான கடைசி தேதி: 08.01.2020

Name of the Post: District Judge

No of Vacancies:32

Scale of Pay:Rs. 51,550 – 1230 - 58,930 – 1380 - 63,070+Allowances 

1 GT 6
2 GT (Woman) 2
3 GT (PSTM) 1
4 GT (Woman) (Hard of Hearing) 1
5 BC 5
6 BC (Woman) 2
7 BC (PSTM) 1
8 BC (Woman) (PSTM) 1
9 MBC & DC 3
10 MBC & DC (Woman) 1
11 MBC & DC (PSTM) 1
12 MBC & DC (Woman) (PSTM) 1
13 SC(A) 1
14 SC 4
15 SC (Woman) 1
16 ST (PSTM) 1 

(i) Must possess a Degree in Law of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or an Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission / Bar Council of India, or any other equivalent qualification and enrolled as an advocate in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu or in the Bar Council of any other State and must be practising as an Advocate on the date of publication of this Notification and must have so practised for a period of not less than seven years as on such date.

(ii) With regard to Assistant Public Prosecutor-Grade I or Assistant Public Prosecutor Grade-II, they must be having not less than seven years of experience as an Advocate and / or Assistant Public Prosecutor on the date of this notification.
(i) The educational qualifications prescribed for the post should have been obtained in the order of study, viz., 10th / SSLC + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelor Degree / Law Degree.

(ii) The applicants, who are graduated in Law from the academic year 2009-2010 and thereafter, must have also passed the All India Bar Examination, conducted by the Bar Council of India within the period prescribed.

(iii) The Advocate shall produce the educational credentials, Enrolment Certificate issued by the Bar Council and also the Experience Certificate indicating the length of his / her practice, as provided in Annexure - B, from the Presiding Officer of the Court in which he / she is actually practising, in original, whenever called for.

(iv) If the candidate is an Assistant Public Prosecutor, he/she shall produce the educational credentials, Enrolment Certificate issued by the Bar Council and also the Experience Certificate indicating the length of his / her practice, as provided in Annexure – B, from the District Collector concerned, in original, whenever called for.

(v) In case of applicants practicing as Advocates in the High Court of Madras, such certificate of practice should be obtained from the Registrar (Judicial) at the Principal Seat or at the Madurai Bench of the High Court, as the case may be.

(vi) In case of applicants practicing as Advocates in the High Courts of other States and the Supreme Court of India, New Delhi, such certificate should be obtained from the Registrar, who is in charge of the judicial side of respective High Court or the Supreme Court of India, New Delhi, as the case may be.

(vii) All the candidates shall produce a Character and Conduct certificate as provided in Annexure-A, from a Senior Advocate or counsel and the other two from responsible persons, not being a relative but who is well acquainted with him/her in his/her private life, in original, whenever called for.

Age (as on 01.07.2019) 
  • SC / ST / SC(A):35-48
  • For others Candidates :35-45

SC/ST/SCA/PWD/Widow- No fees

Schemes of Examination:
(A) Preliminary Examination [Objective Type Question Paper in Optical Mark Recognition Paper (OMR Paper)]
(B) Main Examination:
The Main Written Examination will be held on two consecutive days in the Forenoon and Afternoon sessions. There shall be four descriptive type question papers. Each paper shall be of three hours duration and shall carry 100 Marks each. On the first day, the examination shall be for Law Paper - I & Translation and Essay Writing Paper and on the 2nd day the  examination shall be for Law Paper II & Judgment Writing, as mentioned below: 

(C) Viva–Voce Test.  
For Viva voce Test, the candidates will be short listed, as per merit, based on the marks secured in the Main Examination, in the ratio of 1:2 or 1:3 or such number as may be decided by the Hon’ble High Court with reference to the number of vacancies, from and out of the qualified candidates in the Main Examination, following the rule of reservation for each category separately.

However, if more than one candidate secure identical cut-off marks, as may be fixed by the High Court, all such candidates will be called upon to appear for viva voce test.
Maximum marks for the viva voce test is 100.
The minimum qualifying marks to be secured by the candidates, in the viva voce test, shall be as follows: 
SC/ST/SCA-35 Marks

How to apply:
Applications are invited from eligible candidates ONLY THROUGH ONLINE MODE, i.e. through www.tn.gov.in (or) https://www.mhc.tn.gov.in for direct recruitment to the post of District Judge (Entry Level) in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service, governed by the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service 

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Proposed answer key with question paper for Tamil Nadu District Judge Preliminary Exam held on 07.04.2019

  • Preliminary Examination Paper - I
  • Constitution of India, 
  • Interpretation of Statutes, 
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Phraseology, 
  • Legal Maxims, 
  • Legal History, 
  • Legal Services Authority Act,  1987, 
  • Right to Information Act, 2005.

  • Code of Civil Procedure 1908, 
  • Civil Rules of Practice, 1905, 
  • The Tamil Nadu Court Fees and Suit Valuation Act, 1955, 
  • The Limitation Act, 1963, The Arbitration and
  • Conciliation Act, 1996, 
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015, 
  • The General Clauses Act, 1897, 
  • Prohibition of Benami Transaction Act, 2016.

  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872, 
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963, 
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932, 
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930, 
  • Easements Act, 1882, 
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882, 
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, 
  • Rent Control Law, 
  • The Indian Stamp Act 1899, 
  • The Registration Act, 1908.

  • The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, 
  • Law of Torts, The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, 
  • Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, and 
  • other Laws relating to Land Acquisition.
  • Personal Laws including Succession Laws, (For Hindus, Muslims and Christians etc.),
  • The Guardian and Wards Act, 1890, 
  • Indian Trust Act, 1882, 
  • The Family Courts Act,

  • The Trade Marks Act, 1999, 
  • The Copyright Act, 1957, 
  • The Patent Act, 1970, 
  • The Designs Act, 2000, 
  • The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
  • The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, 
  • The Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923, other
  • Labour Laws,
  • Income Tax Act, 
  • Co-operative Societies Act, 
  • The Mental Health Care Act, 2017, 
  • Laws relating to Mines and Minerals.

Preliminary Examination Paper – II
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, 
  • Criminal Rules of Practice, 
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860, 
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  • The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
  • The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, including latest amendments, 
  • The Electricity Act, 2003, 
  • The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. 
  • The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989,
  • The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, 
  • Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
  • Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015,
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012,
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005,
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
  • The Information Technology Act, 2000, The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, The National Security Act, 1980
  • The National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 (Amendment) as Act, 2019
  • Medical Jurisprudence, Central and Tamilnadu State Criminal Minor Acts.
  • General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, legal reasoning, Test of reasoning and mental ability, Basic Knowledge of Computer, Environmental Laws.  1984. 

Main Papers:
The syllabi for Law Paper-I and Law Paper -II are the same as that of the Preliminary Examination. The questions for Judgement writing paper would test the candidate’s skills in Framing of issues, framing of charges, writing Judgements/Orders in Civil and Criminal cases. 

(i) The question papers for the preliminary and main examination will be Bi-lingual, i.e. in English and Tamil. In case of any inconsistency between English and Tamil version of the questions, the English version will prevail over the Tamil version. Except the Translation paper, all other question papers shall be answered by the candidates, either in English or Tamil, but not partly in English and partly in Tamil. Answer sheets written partly in English and partly in Tamil will not be evaluated and the same will be

(ii) The candidate shall appear for all the four papers in the Main Written Examination for his/her answer sheets to be evaluated and in case, the candidate absents himself/herself for one or more papers, his/her attended papers will not be evaluated.

(iii) The candidate who has secured less than the minimum qualifying marks prescribed for each paper in the Main Examination will not be eligible for Viva Voce [Oral Test].

(iv) The candidat  shall strictly adhere to the instructions given while appearing for the Preliminary and Main Examination conducted by the High Court. In case of any deviation, the answer sheets of the candidates concerned will be invalidated. 

(v) It is made clear to the candidates that quoting the principle laid down or reiterated in any citation would be enough and quoting of citation shall not carry any extra weightage. Further, quoting of wrong citation may lead to reduction of marks.

(vi) Any representation by the candidate, for changing the dates of examination/selection process, change of examination centre, for relaxation of conditions mentioned in the advertisement or Examination related directions or guidelines or minimum marks or qualifications/requirements etc. or for revaluation, will not be entertained.