PCS( Judicial )

Punjab Civil Services (Judicial) Exam is conducted by Punjab Public Service Commission time to time for the recruitment of Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-Judicial Magistrate.

Scheme of Examination
The Examination shall be conducted in three stages:

A. Preliminary Examination

B. Main Examination

C. Viva Voce 

Education: Candidates must possess a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and approved/recognized by the Bar Council of India. 

Age: The candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 37 years. 

Number of Attempts – 3
Stage 1 – Preliminary Exam:
The Preliminary Examination shall be of objective type with multiple-choice questions:

Paper / SubjectQshnsMarksTime

Main subjects of Law Current events of national and internationalimportance, Indian legal and
constitutional history and governance. Analytical skills and aptitude

1255002 hrs


For wrong answer 0.20% i.e. 1/5 mark shall be deducted.

Important: 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.

Stage 2 – Main Exam

The Main Examination shall consist of Five papers. 

Paper SubjectsMarks Time 

Paper I
Civil Law-I

Code of Civil procedure, Punjab Courts Act,  Indian Contract Act,
Indian partnership Act, Sale of goods Act, Specific Relief Act, and Indian Evidence Act

2002 hrs
Paper II  
Civil Law-II
Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law and Customary Law, Law of Registration and Limitation2002 hrs
Paper III 
Criminal Law
Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Evidence Act2002 hrs
Paper IV
English Essay – 100 Marks
Precise – 25 Marks
Words and Phrases – 25 Mark
Comprehension – 25 Marks
Corrections – 25 Marks
2002 hrs
Paper V
Hindi1503 hrs
InterviewTo judge the personal qualities of the candidates.100 
Important: Main Examination will be subjective/ narrative type. Main Examination will be conducted in English Medium except for language paper.