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The UP Judiciary Exam: 3 Stages, Exam Pattern, Important Topics, Eligibility and Salary

UP Judiciary Exam

The Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Examination (UP Judiciary Exam) is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). It is an extremely prestigious exam. The examination is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the position of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in Uttar Pradesh’s judicial system.

The UP Judiciary Exam has vast syllabus. To crack the UP Judiciary Exam you need to be well aware of the exam pattern, syllabus and other important details. The exam is held in offline mode. It is conducted in English and Hindi languages. There are also three stages of the UP Judiciary exam so candidates should be very clear with all the stages and their respective syllabus to ace the exam

Stages of UP Judiciary Exam

UP PCS J exam is divided into three main stages:

Stage 1: Preliminary

Stage 2: Mains

Stage 3: Interview

Exam Pattern of UP Judiciary Exam

Preliminary Examination of UP Judiciary Exam

Preliminary exam is a multiple-choice objective-type exam consisting of two papers: General Knowledge and Law. This exam is held annually. There is a negative marking of 0.33 mark in the prelims exam

UP Judiciary Preliminary Exam Pattern 2023





Paper I

General Knowledge


2 Hours

Paper II



2 Hours




Mains of UP Judiciary Exam

The UP judiciary mains exam consists of five papers: Law-I, Law II, Law III, English, Hindi and General Knowledge. It is usually held annually. Candidates, who successfully qualify for both the Preliminary and Main examinations of the UP Judiciary exam will be called for the interview process

UP Judiciary Mains Exam Pattern






Law I


3 Hours


Law II


3 Hours




3 Hours


Hindi language


3 Hours


English language


3 Hours


General Knowledge


3 Hours



Syllabus of UP Judiciary Exam

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam of UP Judiciary Exam

Paper 1. General Knowledge-

History of India and Indian Culture

Geography of India

Indian Polity

Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance

Senior citizens and offences on women and children

Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007

Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO)

Indian Economy

International Affairs and Institutions

Science and Technology

Communication and Space

Law- Paper 2


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 Contracts

Mains Syllabus of UP Judiciary Exam

1. 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

Science and Technology

Communications and Space

 2. English Language

Essay – 50 Marks

Precise Writing- 30 Marks

Translation of passage from Hindi to English- 20 Marks

3. Hindi Language

Essay – 50 Marks

Precise Writing- 30 Marks

Translation of passage from English to Hindi- 20 Marks

4. Substantive Law

Law of contracts

Law of Partnership

Law concerning easements and torts

Law relating to the transfer of property including the principles of equity

Specifically applicable thereto

Principal of Equity with special reference to the Law of trust and specific relief

Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law

Constitutional Law

5. Procedure and Evidence

The law of evidence

The Criminal Procedure Code

The Code of Civil Procedure

Principles of pleading

Practical matters such as the framing of charges, etc

6. Penal, Revenue and Local Laws

Indian Penal Code

Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951

Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent, and Eviction) Act, 1972

Municipalities Act, U.P.

Panchayat Raj Act, U.P.

Consolidation of Holding Act, 1953

Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973

 3. Interview

Interview is the final stage of selection procedure. You are only qualified for the interview if you scored above the UP PCS J Mains exam’s minimum qualifying score. The interview is worth a total of 100 marks. The interview round consists of face-to-face conversation with a panel of interviewers, who evaluate your performance based on the encounter.

UP Judiciary Exam Eligibility Criteria 

The most important part of any exam is it’s eligibility criteria. Candidates must be aware of the UP Judiciary Exam Eligibility Criteria to avoid any confusion or rejection at the application stage.

Educational Qualification

To be eligible to appear for the UP Judicial Services Exam, candidates must possess a degree in Law from a recognized university. The degree must be obtained on or before the last date of submission of the application form for the exam.

Candidates must be enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocate Act 1961. They must also be fluent in English Language and Devnagri script.

Candidates who are awaiting the results of their final year Law examination are also eligible to apply, provided they are able to produce proof of having passed the examination at the time of the interview.

UP Judiciary Exam Salary

The UP PCS J annual package comprises the basic pay, allowances namely, DA, HRA, CCA etc. The monthly salary for the UPPCS Judiciary service also comprises of the applicable monthly NPS deductions. The Commission has earlier prescribed a pay scale, of 9000-14,500. However, the same has been revised, and the new pay scale is Rs. 27700-770-35090- 920-40450-1080-44770. 

Considering this, the UP PCS Judiciary monthly salary is calculated as Rs 65,000. With this, a Civil Judge, UP PCS J is expected to draw an annual package equal to Rs 7.8 lakhs. 

In addition to the basic pay, UP PCS J officers are also entitled to various allowances and perks, such as

-House Rent Allowance

-Travel Allowance

-Electricity Bill

-Phone Bill

-Water Bill

-Car Facility

-Vehicle Maintenance

-Pension after Retirement

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