MP Judicial Services Examination: Everything You Need to Know

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For today’s article, we will talk about the MP Judicial Services Examination.

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About the MP Judicial Services Examination

Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services Examination happens annually to fill the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division). 

Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria can apply for the exam. 

Prelims examination consists of 150 questions and carries one mark each. Those who qualify will sit for Mains and Interview round. 

MP Judicial Services Examination Eligibility

  • A candidate who is a citizen of India.
  • Must have obtained a law degree from a recognized school by the last date of receipt of application and the result of the final examination has been declared and the candidate has all the necessary documents.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit.
  • The minimum age is 21 & the prescribed upper age limit is 35. For the reserved category, there is a relaxation of three years.

MP Judicial Services Vacancies 2021

No vacancy for MP Judicial Services has been released for this year yet. In September 2020, notification released was for a total of 252 (192+60* backlog from previous years) posts.

To get notified about the MP Judicial Services Examination vacancies, you should check the official website of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh.

MP Judicial Services Application Process and Fees

Application Process

The application process is online. Candidates who fill out the form must put the necessary information about reservation, education, etc. No changes are allowed after the form is submitted.


  • General category: Rs. 722.16(Application fee) +400 (Examination fee). Total= Rs. 1122.16/- 
  • Reserved Categories: Rs. 722.16/-

MP Judicial Services Exam Centres

Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Sagar, Satna, and Ujjain.

MP Judicial Services Examination Syllabus

Prelims (150 Marks)

The exam is for 2 hours. There is no negative marking. 

S.NoPaperNo. of QuestionsMarks
1.Indian Constitution1010
2.The Code of Civil Procedure1515
3.Transfer of Property Act77
4.Indian Contract Act, 197288
5.Specific Relief Act66
6.Limitation Act44
7.M.P Accommodation Control Act55
8.M.P Land Revenue Act55
9.Indian Evidence Act1515
10.Indian Penal Code1515
11.Code of Criminal Procedure1515
12.Negotiable Instrument Act55
13.General Knowledge2020
14Computer Knowledge1010
15English Knowledge1010

Mains (400 Marks)

The Mains examination consists of 4 papers. The exam is taken in two shifts: Morning and Evening.  

All candidates are required to appear for all four papers. 

1.First Paper
Indian Constitution
The Code of Civil Procedure
Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Indian Contract Act,1872
Specific Relief Act, 1963 
Limitation Act, 1963
2.Second Paper
Writing on social issue- 30 Marks 
Writing on Legal issue- 20 Marks 
Precis Writing- 20 Marks 
Translation (Hindi to English)- 15 Marks 
Translation (English to Hindi)- 15 Marks
3.Third Paper
MP Accommodation Control Act, 1961 
MP Land Revenue Act, 1959 
Indian Evidence Act, 1872 
Indian Penal Code, 1861 
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 
Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
4.Fourth Paper
Framing of Issues- 10 Marks 
Framing of Charges- 10 Marks 
Judgment /Order (Civil) Writing – 40 Marks 
Judgment /Order (Criminal) Writing – 40 Marks

Candidates can attempt the paper either in Hindi or English. For General Category and Other backward classes, minimum qualifying marks are 50%. For reserved categories, it is 45%. 


The last stage of the examination consists of 50 marks. The minimum qualifying marks for the interview round interview is 20. After calculating the marks obtained in Mains and viva-voce, a merit list will release mentioning the names of the successful candidates who cleared the examination.

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