Tamil Nadu Judiciary Exam 2020 [Prelims: Nov 24, Mains: March 28-29]: Apply by Oct 9

Applications are invited from eligible candidates only through online mode upto 09.10.2019 for direct recruitment to the post of Civil Judge in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service in the prescribed format as per the provisions under the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service.

Number of Vacancies (including carried forward)


Scale of Pay

Rs. 27,700- 770-33,090 – 920 – 40450- 1080- 44770


A candidate for direct recruitment to the service:

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a) Must be a citizen of India;

b) Should possess adequate knowledge to read, write and speak in English and Tamil.

Essential Qualifications

For Practising Advocates/ Pleaders and Assistant Public Prosecutors:

(i) Must possess a Degree in Law of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or an Institution recognised by the University Grants Commission, or recognized by Bar Council of India or any other equivalent qualification
and enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu or in the Bar Council of any other State in India


(ii) (a) Must be practising as an Advocate or Pleader in any Court on the date of Notification for recruitment to the post and must have so practiced for a period of not less than 3 years on such date.


(b) Must be an Assistant Public Prosecutor having not less than 3 years of experience as an Advocate and / or Assistant Public Prosecutor.

For Fresh Law Graduates

(i) Must be a fresh Law Graduate possessing a degree in Law from a recognized University as mentioned in Clause-I (i) above,
(ii) Must be eligible to be enrolled as an advocate.
(iii) Must have secured an overall percentage of marks in acquiring the Bachelor‟s Degree of Law as below:

  • 45% Marks in case of Reserved Categories (i.e SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs(OBCMs) and BCMs).
  • 50% Marks in case of Open Category (i.e Others).
  • Must have obtained the Bachelor‟s Degree of Law within a period of three years prior to the date of notification.

Dates of Written Examination

  • Preliminary Examination 24.11.2019 10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M.
  • Main Examination
    28.03.2020: 09.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon.
    28.03.2020: 02.00 P.M. to 05.00 P.M.
    29.03.2020: 09.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon.
    29.03.2020: 02.00 P.M. to 05.00 P.M.

How to apply

Apply online at this page.

Online application can be submitted till 11.59 p.m. on 09.10.2019 after which the link will be disabled.


For general queries, call 1800-425-1002 (10 AM- 5:45 PM) or email helpdesk@tnpscexams.in.

For full details, view the official notification given here.




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