Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge

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Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services Overview

The intake process for UP Judicial Services will happen in 3 phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam (Objective type)
  2. Main Exam (Subjective type)
  3. Interview

The number of candidate to be admitted to the main examination will be 15 times the total number of vacancies (category wise) to be filled in the year but in the said range all those candidates who secure the same percentage of marks as may be fixed by the Recruiting Authority for any Lower range will be admitted to the main Examination.

On the basis of marks secured in the main examination, candidates to the extent of three times of total number of vacancies (category wise) shall be declared qualified to be called for interview.


Academic Qualifications:

  • Till last date for submitting the application form the candidate must be a Bachelor of Laws of a University established by Law in U.P. or any other University of India recognised for this purposes by the Governor, or
  • Must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act 1961 or a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland or a Member Faculty of Advocates in Scotland and is entitled to practice in the Court or Courts subordinate thereto;
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri Script.

Age Limits:

The Candidates must have attained the age of 22 years and must not have attained the age of more than 35 Years.

Preliminary Examination – Syllabus & Pattern

The Preliminary Exam will consist of 2 papers, each of 2 hours duration. Paper I will deal with General Knowledge and be of 200 marks; Paper II will cover Law and Legal topics and be of 300 marks.

Paper I : 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
Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space
The nature and standards of questions in this paper will be such that a well educated person will be able to answer them without any specialised study.

Paper II : Law

This paper will include day to day happenings around India and the world, particularly in Legal spheres, Acts and Laws.

International Organizations and Current International Affairs
Indian Constitution
Transfer of Property Act
Indian Evidence Act
Indian Penal Code
Civil Procedure Code
Criminal Procedure Code
Law of Contract

Main Examination – Syllabus & Pattern

Paper I : General Knowledge

This paper may include questions based on topics relating to 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 and development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space.

Paper II : Language

Essay writing.
English Precis writing.
Translation of passage from Hindi to English.
Translation of Passage from English to Hindi.

Paper III : Law I – Substantiative Law

This paper will focus on:
The law of contracts
The law of Partnership
The law concerning easements and torts
The Law relating to transfer of property including the principles of equity, specifically applicable thereto, the principal of Equity with special reference to the Law of trust and specific relief
Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
Constitutional Law – questions of 50 marks will come from this topic

Paper IV : Law 2 – Procedure & Evidence

This paper will focus on:

The law of evidence
The Criminal Procedure Code
Code of Civil Procedure, including the principles of pleading
The questions set will relate mainly to practical matters such as the framing of charges and issues the methods of dealing with the evidence of witnesses the writing of judgement and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.

Paper V : Law 3 – Penal, Revenue & Local Laws

This paper will focus on:

Indian Penal Code
The Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951, Uttar Pradesh
Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972
Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act
U.P. Panchayat Raj Act
U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act, 1953
Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts
Answer to the questions of Local Laws will be compulsory. Questions pertaining to Penal Laws will be of 50 marks, whereas that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150 marks.

Interview Details

The interview will be of 100 marks. The suitability of candidates for employment in the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service will be tested with reference to his merit giving due regard to his ability, character, personality and physique.

The marks obtained in the interview will be added to the Marks obtained in the written papers and the candidates place will depend on the aggregate of both.