Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
UPPSC

Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Examination is also known as Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam is conducted to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of Civil Judge. Civil Judge is a Grade III Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters and also acts as Judicial Magistrate in the jurisdiction of criminal matters.

These exams focus on Indian legal and constitutional governance and history, current developments of national and international interest, and analytical aptitude and skills of the candidate.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidate for the posts of Civil Judge
Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission
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U.P. Judicial Service Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
    • The Candidate must hold a Bachelor of Laws from a recognised University
    • 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 a thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri Script.

  4. Age Limit
  5. The age of the candidate to appear in the U.P. Judicial Service examination should be minimum of 22 years and maximum of 35 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST/OBC 40 years
    Ex-Serviceman of Army 40 years

  6. Restrictions on Attempts
  7. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

U.P. Judicial Service Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified

U.P. Judicial Service Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary Exam
Stage II: Main Exam
Stage III: Interview

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: General Knowledge
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 150
2 Paper II: Law
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 300

Pattern for Main Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: General Knowledge
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 200
2 Paper II: Language
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 200
3 Paper III: Law-I (Substantive Law)
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 200
4 Paper IV: Law-II (Procedure and Evidence)
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 200
5 Paper V: Law III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws)
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 200

Pattern for Interview

Total marks allotted: 100

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.

U.P. Judicial Service Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims 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 and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology
  • Communications and Space

2 Prelims Paper II: Law

  • Jurisprudence
  • International Organisations
  • Current International Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Contract

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains 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 and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology
  • Communications and Space

2 Mains Paper II: Language

  • Essay to be written in English
  • English Précis writing
  • Translation of passage from Hindi to English
  • Translation of Passage from English to Hindi

3 Mains Paper III: Law-I (Substantive Law)

  • 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
  • The principal of Equity with special reference to the Law of trust and specific relief
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
  • Constitutional Law

4 Mains Paper IV: Law-II (Procedure and Evidence)

  • The law of evidence
  • The Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure

5 Mains Paper V: Law III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws)

  • Indian Penal Code
  • the Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951
  • Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972
  • Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act
  • U.P. Panchayat Raj Act
  • U.P. Consolidation of Holding Act, 1953
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973

Syllabus for Interview

There is no specified syllabus for Viva – Voce but the interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge in law & other subjects as well as the abilities to solve the problem during the course of work.

The Board will pay special attention to assess:

  • intellectual curiosity,
  • critical powers of assimilation,
  • balance of judgment and alertness of mind,
  • the ability for social cohesion,
  • integrity of character initiative and
  • capacity for leadership.

The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of law but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or Country.

They must have knowledge in the field of Current Affairs, New Discoveries & Inventions also. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate’s mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems.

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