The selection will be made in three successive stages viz.,
(i) Preliminary Examination for selection of applicants for admission to the Main Examination,
(ii) Main Examination and
(iii) Viva–Voce Test.
The candidates for admission to Main Examination will be shortlisted as decided by the Commission at a ratio not exceeding 10 times of the number of vacancies following the rule of reservation.
Candidates for Viva Voce Test will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:2 or 1:3 with reference to the number of vacancies as specified in “Instructions to Applicants” under the heading “Procedure of Selection”.
The Preliminary Exam will be objective type(OMR) method.
Duration of Exam. 2 hours
Maximum Marks. 200
Minimum Marks required to qualify Pre exam-.
OTHERS- 40 marks
(i) No candidate who has secured less than the minimum marks specified for the Preliminary Examination shall be eligible for Main Examination.
(ii) The preliminary examination will consist of one paper of objective type based on the syllabus given below containing 100 multiple choice questions (both in Tamil and English), each carrying one mark. Maximum marks will be 100 and ‘1/2’ (half) mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
The duration of the Preliminary examination will be two hours.
The preliminary examination is conducted for the purpose of short listing the candidates and the marks obtained in the preliminary examination shall not be counted for determining the final order of merit of the candidates.
SYLLABUS FOR THE PRELIMIARY EXAMINATION
- The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
- The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1981
- The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
- The Indian Contract Act, 1872
- The Specific Relief Act,1963
- The Constitution of India
- The Tamil Nadu Buildings (Lease and Rent Control) Act, 1960
- Tamil Nadu Regulation of Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Act, 2017 (Tamil Nadu Act 42 of 2017)
- The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
- The Indian Penal Code,1860
- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
The following Criminal Law Amendment Acts/Ordinances and Minor Acts:-
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1908
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1932
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1938
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1944
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1946
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1952
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1961
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Amending Act, 1966
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1972
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1983
- The Criminal Law (Second Amendment) Act, 1983
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1993
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2005
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013
- The Criminal Minor Acts (including Information Technology Act, 2000;
- The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012).
General Knowledge – Test of Reasoning and Mental ability.
MAIN EXAMINATION (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE):-
There are four papers in main exam.
1.Translation Paper Duration. 3 hours Marks.100
2.Law Paper-I. Duration. 3 hours Marks.100
3.Law Paper-II Duration. 3 hours. Marks. 100
4.Law Paper-III Duration.3 hours Marks. 100
Minimum percentage of marks required to qualify for interview is as below-
OTHERS- 40% marks
SYLLABUS FOR THE MAIN WRITTEN
(i) Translation Paper:
Translation of passages from English to Tamil and from Tamil to English.
The passages will be from Pleadings, Depositions, Orders, Judgments and Documents.
(ii) Law Paper – I:
- The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908;
- The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973;
- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872;
- Principles of pleading and the Constitution of India (as Amended).
(iii) Law Paper – II:
Framing of Issues and Writing of Judgments in Civil Cases.
(iv) Law Paper –III:
Framing of charges and Writing of Judgments in Criminal Cases.
(i) The question papers on Law Papers I, II and III will be set both in Tamil and in English.
The candidates are given the option of answering the papers either in Tamil or in English.
(ii) The appearance in all the papers in the Main Written Examination and for the Viva Voce Test is compulsory.
(iii) Provided that no candidate who has secured less than the minimum marks specified for the Main Examination shall be eligible for Viva Voce Test and candidates who have secured less than the minimum marks prescribed for Viva Voce Test are not eligible for selection.
Viva-voce test shall be for sixty (60) marks minimum(18) marks is mandatory for all the candidates.
1. The object of viva-voce test is to assess the suitability of the candidate for the cadre by judging the mental alertness, general knowledge, knowledge of law, grasp of procedural laws and principles of law, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, skills, attitude, ethics, power of assimilation, power of communication, character, suitability and intellectual depth, the like of the candidate, his/her tact and ability to handle various situations in the Court.
2. Candidates of all categories who have obtained a minimum of 18 marks in the viva-voce test alone are eligible for inclusion in the Select List.
3. The marks secured by a candidate in the Viva Voce Test shall be added to the total marks secured by him/her in the Main examination.