UP Judicial Services Examination: Everything You Need to Know

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Before you begin your preparation for The UP Judicial Services Examination, you might want to look at the Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Negative Marking, Vacancies, and other crucial information. This way you will know what to expect from the examination and prepare accordingly

Let’s get started.

UP Judicial Services Examination Eligibility

  • An aspirant must be a Bachelor’s of law degree holder from bar recognized University.
  • For General Category aspirants, the age criteria is 22-35 years. For Reserved category, relaxation of 5 years and for Physically Handicapped 15 Years is provided.
  • The candidate must be fit to enroll under Advocate Act, 1961.
  • The candidate must be well-versed in Hindi in Devnagri Script as the subordinate courts function mostly in Hindi and the local language.

UP Judicial Services Vacancies 2021

The number of vacancies that will be available in the Judicial Examination depends upon unfilled vacancies. For 2021-22, it is expected that a total of 95 vacancies will be released by the High Court of Uttar Pradesh. 

UP Judicial Services Exam Centres

Uttar Pradesh is the largest State in Population. The exam centers are divided into 19 parts. For the Preliminary Examination, the centres include Agra, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Barabanki, Bareilly, Jhansi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Prayagraj, Rae Bareli, Sitapur, Varanasi. For Mains, only three centres are allocated. These are Lucknow, Allahabad and Ghaziabad.

UP Judicial Services Examination Notification 2021 

No notification has been released yet for the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Examination 2021-22. Candidates can check the notification for the upcoming UP Judicial Services Examination at https://uppsc.up.nic.in

UP Judicial Services Exam Stages

The exam is divided into three stages mainly:

  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Interview

The preliminary stage is only qualifying in nature. Candidates need to score more than the cutoff to sit for the Mains examination. 

For the Mains examination, candidates need to score more than the qualifying marks in all five papers, individually. One of the reasons many can’t clear this round is because they fail to secure minimum marks in one of the five subjects. Successful candidates then appear for the last examination which is the Interview/Viva-voce. 

After the process of examination is finished, a final Merit List will be released with the names and roll no. of the candidates who will be trained to become Civil Judge (Junior Division).

UP Judicial Services Examination UP PCS (J) Syllabus

Preliminary Stage

Paper I: General Knowledge (2 Hours) – 150 Marks

  • History of India
  • Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Topics of Social relevance
  • India and the world
  • Indian Economy
  • Current & International Affairs and Institutions
  • Science and Technology

Paper-II: Law (2 Hours) – 300 Marks

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

UP Judicial Services Mains Examination Syllabus

Paper I-General Knowledge (3 Hours) 200 Marks

  1. History of India
  2. Indian Culture
  3. Geography of India
  4. Indian Polity
  5. Topics of Social relevance
  6. India and the world
  7. Indian Economy
  8. Current & International Affairs and Institutions
  9. Science and Technology

Paper-II- Language (3 Hours)  200 Marks

  • Essay to be written in English: 60 marks
  • English Précis writing: 60 marks
  • Translation of passage from Hindi to English: 40 marks
  • Translation of passage from English to Hindi: 40 marks

Paper III- Substantive Law (3 Hours)  200 Marks

  • Law of contracts
  • Law of Partnership
  • Law concerning easements and torts
  • Law connecting to transfer of property including the principles of equity, specifically applicable thereto
  • The principal of Equity with special reference to the Law of trust
  • Specific relief
  • Hindu Law
  • Mohammedan Law
  • Constitutional Law

Paper IV- Procedure and Evidence (3 Hours)  200 Marks

  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure

Paper V- Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws (3 Hours)  200 Marks

  • Indian Penal Code- 50 Marks

Revenue, and Local Laws- 150 Marks

  • 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 Holding Act, 1953, 
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.

UP Judicial Services Examination Interview- 100 marks

The interview tests the candidate’s Caliber, Personality, Presence of Mind, and Knowledge of Law.

UP Judicial Services Exam Negative Marking

In the Preliminary round which is the objective-based exam, for every wrong answer, 0.33 marks will be deducted. In the Mains and Interview stage, there is no negative marking.

Stay tuned for our article on the strategy to prepare for theUttar Pradesh Judicial Service Examination.

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