Andhra Pradesh Judicial Services Exam Civil Judge Junior Division

AP Judicial Services Exam | Civil Judge (Junior Division): Notification, Syllabus, Pattern

Applications are invited through ONLINE for General Recruitment to 68 posts of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in Andhra Pradesh State Judicial Service comprising of 55 vacancies to be filled under Direct Recruitment, and 13 vacancies to be filled under Recruitment by Transfer. The recruitment process shall be governed by Andhra Pradesh State Judicial (Service & Cadre) Rules, 2007.

The applications will be available on the official website of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh from 03.12.2020 onwards. The Last date for submission of Online Application upto 11.59 p.m. on 02.01.2021. The date and venue of the examination will be intimated later. The Handwritten/ Typed/Photocopy/Printed Application Form will not be entertained either directly or by Post or by Courier or in person.

As per the revised pay scales which came into effect from 1.1.2006, the Scale of Pay of the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division) is Rs.27,700/- to Rs.44,770/-.

The Abstract of vacancies is as follows:

Number of Vacancies

68.

Eligibility Criteria

Only those candidates who possess the qualifications prescribed under the Andhra Pradesh State Judicial (Service & Cadre) Rules, 2007 which are mentioned below, shall be eligible to apply.

** Must Read: Official Notification

Syllabus for Screening Test, Written Examination, and Viva-Voce

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,
  • P. Land Encroachment Act, 1905
  • 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
  • P. Excise Act, 1968
  • P. Gaming Act, 1974
  • Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

Age Limit

  • An applicant applying under Direct Recruitment shall not have complete the age of 35 years as on first day of the month ( as on 01.12.2020) in which the notification inviting applications for such appointment is published in the newspapers i.e. 03.12.2020.
  • Provided that the upper age limit of 35 (thirty-five) years is relaxable by five years in respect of the persons belonging Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

For more information on Age Criteria refer to Official Notification here.

Scheme of Examination

Screening Test (Computer Based Test) for 100 marks comprising of 100 multiple choice objective type Questions. The duration of the examination will be two (2) hours. The Venue and Time will be mentioned in the Hall Ticket to be downloaded by the applicant at the appropriate time.

The candidates who secure 40% and above marks in the screening test will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:10 of the available vacancies, for the written examination.

The marks obtained in the screening test shall not be added to the marks obtained in the written examination and they shall not be counted for determining final order of merit of the candidates, as the screening test is conducted for the purpose of shortlisting the candidates.

Written Examination consisting of the following three papers:

  1. Civil Laws,
  2. Criminal Laws and
  3. English Translation test for 25 marks and Essay Writing test for 75 marks on legal subject. (Translation Test is from English to Telugu and Telugu to English only).

Each paper will carry 100 marks. The duration of each paper is three (3) hours.


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