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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    UP Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Exam
  • Exam Frequency
    Once in a year
  • Official Website
Exam Dates
  • Admit Card
    After applicants have completed filling up and submitting the application form, the next step is to download the admit card, which is available around one month after the application form's release date.
Eligibilty Criteria

Before applying online, Candidates are advised to go through the proper eligibility criteria and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for the post before applying. Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission reserves the right to cancel the candidature of any candidate at any stage of the selection process if he/she is found not to qualify any of the prescribed eligibility criteria.

UP Judicial Services Educational Qualifications

According to the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Judicial Service (UPPSC J) exam eligibility,

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor of Laws degree from an Uttar Pradesh university established by law or from any other Indian university approved by the Governor for this purpose.


  • Must be an Advocate registered under the Advocate Act 1961, a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland, or a Member of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, having the right to practice in the Court or Courts subordinate to it.
  • It is also needed that the applicant is fluent in Hindi in Devnagri Script.

UP Judicial Services Age Limit

The age limit should be 22 years to 35 years. The relaxation in respect of applicants for the SC/ST/OBC categories and other special categories of employees in compliance with Central Govt. orders given from time to time.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 5 years
Sports Person 5 years
State Govt. Employees 5 years
Physical Handicapped 15 years
Ex. Servicemen 5 years


Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for UP Judicial Services Recruitment 2022 is mentioned in the table below:

Particulars Details
Selection Process Prelims, Mains, and Interview
Total Marks Prelims: 450 marks Mains: 1000 marks
Exam Date To be Notified

UP Judicial Services Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates who have properly submitted their online applications will be invited to the Preliminary test. The Prelims exam consists of two exams, Paper I and Paper II. UP Judicial Services Paper I is about General Knowledge and will be worth 150 points. Paper II is a 300-point law exam. Both papers have a time limit of two hours. All of the questions will be multiple choice. Each incorrect response will result in a negative mark.

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper 1 General Knowledge 150 120 minutes
Paper 2 Law 300 120 minutes
Total 450 240 minutes

The Mains test has a total of 1000 points. The Mains exam consists of five 200-point papers. Each paper has a time limit of two hours. Check out the table for a more complete test pattern.

Paper Subject Marks Duration
I General Knowledge 200 3 hours
II Language 200 3 hours
III Law- I (Substantive Law) 200 3 hours
IV Law- II (Procedure and Evidence) 200 3 hours
V Law -III (Penal, Revenue, and Local laws) 200 3 hours
Total 1000

The syllabus for General Knowledge and Law is covered in this section.

Subject Syllabus
General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs,
  • History & Geography of India,
  • Economic and Social Development,
  • Information Technology,
  • Space,
  • Science and Technology,
  • Sports, Cinema and Literature, etc.
  • Important Events,
  • Constitutional & Administrative law, its Features,
  • Judicial System,
  • Citizenship,
  • Fundamental Rights & Duties of the citizens.
  • Contract,
  • Criminal Procedure Code,
  • Civil Procedure Code,
  • Indian Penal Code,
  • Transfer of Property Act,
  • Indian Evidence Act,
  • Current International Affairs,
  • Jurisprudence,
  • Indian Constitution,
  • International Organizations

Mains curriculum for all five papers. It is crucial to understand the curriculum in order to prepare for the examination. Knowing the curriculum saves time and effort while preparing. Have a look at the syllabus below.

Paper Syllabus
General Knowledge
  • History of India and Indian Culture,
  • Geography of India,
  • Indian Polity,
  • Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance,
  • India and the World,
  • Indian Economy,
  • International Affairs and Institutions
  • Science and Technology
  • Communications and Space
  • Essay to be written in English
  • English Précis writing
  • Translation of passage from Hindi to English
  • Translation of passage from English to Hindi
Law-1 (substantive Law)
  • Law of contracts,
  • Law of Partnership,
  • Law concerning easements and torts,
  • Law relating to the transfer of property including the principles of equity,
  • Specifically applicable thereto,
  • Principal of Equity with special reference to the Law of trust and specific relief,
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law,
  • Constitutional Law
Law-2 (Procedure and Evidence)
  • Law of evidence,
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure,
  • Principles of pleading
Law-3 (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)
  • Indian Penal Code,
  • Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951,
  • Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent, and Eviction) Act, 1972
  • Municipalities Act, U.P.
  • Panchayat Raj Act, U.P.
  • Consolidation of Holding Act, 1953,
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973

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