MHC District Judge Prelims Exam 2020 Postponed!!! – Check Official Details

MHC District Judge Prelims Exam 2020 Postponed!!! – Check Official Details
MHC District Judge Prelims Exam 2020 Postponed!!! – Check Official Details

MHC District Judge Prelims Exam 2020 Postponed!!! – Check Official Details. Madras High Court has released the notice regarding the postponement of Preliminary examination for District Judge. The Preliminary Examination for the post of District Judge (Entry Level) in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service, which was tentatively scheduled to be held in the month of April, 2020 is postponed. The further date will be intimated later. Candidates who have applied for this post can know the details and download the same in our blog. Stay Active with us for further updates!!

MHC District Judge Prelims Exam 2020

Name of the Board Madras High Court
Post Name District Judge
Vacancy 32
Exam Date Will be announced later
Status Exam Date Postponed


The selection of candidates will be based on –

  • Preliminary Examination [Objective Type Question Paper in Optical Mark Recognization Paper (OMR Paper)]
  • Main Examination; and
  • Viva–Voce Test


Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks For U.R/ Candidates belonging to other States/UTs For BC, BCM, MBC/DC candidates belonging to the State of Tamil Nadu For SC/SC(A)/ ST candidates belonging to the State of Tamil Nadu
Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) Paper – I 3 Hours 100 40 35 30
Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) Paper – II 3 Hours 100 40 35 30
Total 200 80 70 60


 The Preliminary Examination will consists of two papers each containing 100 multiple choice objective type questions based on the syllabus given below. They will be conducted in the forenoon and afternoon session on the same day. The Question papers will be bi-lingual i.e., in English and Tamil. In case of any inconsistency between English and Tamil versions of the questions, the English version will prevail over the Tamil version. Each question shall carry 1 mark and ‘1/4’ (0.25) mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The duration of the Preliminary Examination will be three hours for each paper. 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. The candidate shall appear in both papers in the preliminary examination for his/her answer sheets to be evaluated.

Note: (i) No candidate who has secured less than the minimum pass marks prescribed for each paper, in the Preliminary Examination will be declared successful to participate in the Main Examination. (ii) All the successful candidates in the Preliminary Examination from the respective categories will be called upon for Main Examination.


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, 1984.

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.


The Preliminary/Main Examinations and Viva-voce Test will be held at Chennai and / or any other place as may be decided by the Madras High Court.  Request for change of venue will not be entertained under any circumstances.  No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates to appear for the Preliminary Examination / Main Examination / Viva Voce Test.

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