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Punjab Judicial Service Civil Judge

Pay Scale of Punjab Judicial Service Civil Judge

Rs. 27,700 – 44,770/-, with usual dearness allowance and other allowances as sanctioned by the government of Punjab.

Eligibility of Punjab Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must have acquired a bachelor degree in law from a recognized institute or university.
  • The age of the candidates must be less than or equal to 37 years.
  • The candidates of the SC and ST category will get 5 years relaxation in their upper age.
  • Punjabi upto Matric or its equivalent Standard.
  • Ex-serviceman Domicile in Punjab shall be allowed to deduct the period of their service in the Armed Forces of the Union from their actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three year, they shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.

Pattern & Syllabus of Punjab Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

The Punjab Judicial Services Examination process will be conducted in three successive stages:

Stage 1 – Preliminary Exam: This will be an objective type exam
Stage 2 – Main Exam: This will be a subjective/narrative type exam
Stage 3 – Viva Voice

Preliminary Examination


  • The exam will contain 125 question of 500 Marks.
  • The exam will be timed for 2 hours.


  • Main subjects of Law
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Indian legal and constitutional history and governance
  • Analytical skills and aptitude


No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the Main Examination unless he / she secured minimum 150 marks (100 marks for all reserved category candidates) in the Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result.

Candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies advertised, selected in order of their merit in the respective categories shall become eligible to write the Main Examination. However, the number shall be subject to variation.

If two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get the equal marks, then all of them shall be considered eligible to sit for the Main Examination, warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.

Main Examination

The Main Examination (Written) will consist of 5 papers as shown below:


  • The examination will be conducted in English except for the Language paper
  • No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 33% marks in it
  • 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. However, for the candidate belonging to the scheduled Caste and Backward Classes the qualifying marks for this purpose shall be 45%

Interview / Viva-voce Details

  • Maximum Marks would be 100.
  • To judge the personal qualities of the candidates.
  • The viva-voce will relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ alertness, intelligence and general outlook.
  • It will be conducted in English.


  • Candidates thrice the number of posts in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for viva-voce
  • 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. 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 qualify in Language Paper
  • No candidate shall be considered to have qualified unless he/she obtains 50% marks (read 45% marks for the SC/BC category candidates) in aggregate out of the total marks of the written examination and viva-voce

PCS Judicial Exam Number of Attempts

As per the Punjab Recruitment of Ex-servicemen Rules, 1982, Ex-servicemen candidates are permitted only three attempts at the examination and appearing in even one paper only shall be deemed to be an attempt at the examination. Ex-servicemen candidates should clearly mention in the relevant column of the application form the number of chances already availed i.e. zero, one, rwo or three.

See Punjab Judicial Service Past Year Papers

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