Uttarakhand Civil Judge Exam 2022

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 19th July, 2022

Uttarakhand Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam is conducted by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission to recruit qualified candidate for the posts of Civil Judge. Civil Judge is a Grade III Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters and acts as a 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 the analytical aptitude and skills of the candidate.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates for the post of Civil Judge
Conducting Body Uttarakhand Public Service Commission

UJS CJ Exam Eligibity Criteria 2022

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be:

    • A citizen of India, or
    • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. A candidate for direct recruitment to the service be:

    • A Bachelor of law from a University established by law in Uttarakhand or by the other University of India recognized for this purpose by the Governer
    • Must possess a thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri script
    • Basic knowledge of Computer Operation

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the UJS CJ 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

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

UJS CJ Exam Important Dates 2022

Event Date
Starting Date of Application December 31, 2021
Last Date of Application January 20, 2022
Preliminary Exam Admit Card February 15, 2022
Date of Preliminary Exam March 13, 2022
Preliminary Exam Answer Key March 29, 2022
Raise Objection March 30, 2022
Admit Card July 19, 2022
Mains Exam date August 2, 2022
Preliminary Exam Result April 19, 2022

UJS CJ Exam Pattern 2022

The exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary exam
Stage II: Main exam
Stage III: Viva-voce

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 200

Pattern for Main Written Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 The Present Day
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 150
2 Language
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 100
3 Paper I: Substantive Law
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 200
4 Paper II: Evidence and Procedure
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 200
5 Paper III: Revenue & Criminal
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 200
6 Basic Knowledge of computer Operation
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 100

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 100

Out of the Candidates who qualify for the written examination, according to the merit obtained therein, candidates shall be called for viva-voce.

UJS CJ Exam Syllabus 2022

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I

Part I

  • General Knowledge: It will include day to day happenings around India and the World, particularly in the legal spheres. The questions may relate mainly to international law, neutrality, recent legislation pronouncement particularly the Indian Constitution, law and development and legal aspects but it will not be confined to this only.

Part II

  • Transfer of Properties Act,
  • Principle of Hindu Laws and Principle of Muslim Laws
  • Evidence Act
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Civil Procedure Code

Syllabus for Main Written Exam

1 Mains The Present Day

This paper is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the reactions to what is happening in India and the world generally at the present day, particularly in the legal sphere and also his power of expression in English. Questions, the answers to which should be in essay form will relate mainly to jurisprudence, international law, neutrality, recent legislation, particularly- Indian constitutional law and developments, especially on their legal aspect and so on but will not be confined to them. Credit will be given both for substance and expression; conversely deduction will be made for bad expression, including faults of grammar, misuse of words etc.

2 Mains Language

A passage in English will be set and the candidate will be required to translate it into the ordinary language spoken in the courts, using the Devnagri Script. Likewise a passage of Hindi will be required to be translated into ordinary English language. There will be English Précis writing also.

3 Mains Paper I: Substantive Law

  • The law of contracts
  • The law of partnership
  • The law concerning casements and torts
  • The law relating to the transfer of property
  • The principles of equity
  • Law of Trust and specific relief
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law.

4 Mains Paper II: Evidence and Procedure

The field will be covered by the Law of Evidence, The Criminal Procedure Code and 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 a witness, the writing of judgment and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.

5 Mains Paper III: Revenue & Criminal

U.P. Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act (as applicable in Uttarakhand) and Indian Penal Code.

6 Mains Basic Knowledge of computer Operation

  • Windows and internet
  • M.S. – word
  • M.S. – Access
  • M.S. – Excel
  • M.S.- PowerPoint

Syllabus for Viva-Voce

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.