Expert Tips on Studying the Transfer of Property Act for Judiciary!


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As you already know, Delhi Judiciary has already announced the Preliminary examination date i.e, 24th April.

Not only that. For the upcoming Delhi Judiciary exam, the syllabus has been modified. New laws such as the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 Trade Marks Act, 1999, The Commercial Courts Act, 2015, and others are now part of the new syllabus.

To learn more about the new syllabus of Delhi Judiciary, click here.

It is essential that each aspirant possesses adequate knowledge of each law subject to fetch the highest marks. Merely reading the Bare Act will not be sufficient anymore. If you are serious about your judicial exam, you need to master each law at great length.

Therefore, this article is dedicated to all the aspirants looking for tips and tricks to ace the Transfer of Property Act.

Let’s begin!

Structure of the Act

The Transfer of Property Act, 1882 contains 137 sections. We can divide the Act into three parts.

Part I: General Principles related to Transfer under the Act. These are

  1. Definitions (Section 3)
  2. General Provisions related to Transfer of movable and immovable property (Section 5-9)
  3. Restrictions (Section 10-12)
  4. Transfer for benefit of Unborn Person (Section 13-14)
  5. Transfer to a Class (Section 15-18)
  6. Interest namely Vested and Contingent (Section 19-24)
  7. Conditional Transfer (Section 25-34)
  8. Election & Apportionment(35-37)
  9. Transfer of Immovable Property (Section 38-53A)

Part II: Types of Transfer mentioned in the Act. These are:

  1. Sale (Section 54- 57)
  2. Mortgage (Section 58- 104)
  3. Lease (Section 105-117)
  4. Exchange( Section 118-121)
  5. Gift (122-129)

Part III: Actionable Claims ( Section 130- 137)

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Transfer of Property Act for Preliminary Stage

We are aware that the Preliminary stage tests an aspirant’s ability to apply legal mind and pick the correct answers within a stipulated time. 

This rule applies to all judicial examinations across India. Unless your fundamentals of Transfer of Property Right are not clear, you won’t be able to find the correct answer.

The first thing required to achieve this goal is to make friends with the Bare Act.

Standard or supplementary books are not good options to study during the preliminary stage because most questions get picked up directly from the Bare Act. Before anything else, make yourself aware of its language.

Secondly, analyze last years’ questions papers and see the pattern of the examination. 

Not only will you learn what is important, but previous years’ question papers work as excellent mock papers. And if time permits, solve different states’ questions paper as well for better preparation.

Mains Examination

Practicing answer writing every day is essential if one is serious about clearing judicial services. In this stage, merely reading the Act won’t suffice. One needs to rigorously and diligently focus on writing better answers that would help in fetching better marks.

Aspirants can check the difficulty level of an examination by looking at the previously asked questions relating to the Transfer of Property Act. 

Mark the most important topics which are repeated every year and prepare them first followed by other topics.

For Delhi Judiciary, the Transfer of Property Act is part of the Mains syllabus. For that, whenever you are reading any topic, try to write an answer about it. Add landmark cases, if any, and keep on improving your answers by adding additional information as you move forward. 

This way aspirants would know what sort of questions are asked in the examination.

Want to improve your answer writing? Check out this helpful guide.

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