Are you dreaming of becoming a judge in Uttar Pradesh? If yes, then the first important thing is to understand the structure of the exam.

You might be wondering that all Judiciary exams have three stages: prelims, mains and interview. But, you need to be aware of the marking scheme, why is UP JUdiciary different from other state Judiciary, and more. 

One of the mentors and Product Head at Judiciary Gold, Shubham Upadhyaya provides a clear path to become a judge in Uttar Pradesh. 

Read through the complete post and follow few tips mentioned for achieving your desired goal. 

Number of Vacancies

In 2018, around 600 vacancies were released for UP Judiciary and currently, it is expected that around 400 vacancies would be released. It is definitely a good number. In case you wish to apply for UP Judiciary, then make sure you have completed your Bachelor's and are aged between 22-35 years. 

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Structure of UP PCSJ Exam

As said above there are three stages. The preliminary examination is conducted for 450 marks. The mains session is for 1000 marks while the interview is for 100 marks. 

UP Judicial Services Preliminary Examination

  • There are two sections: General Knowledge and Law. 
  • GK section includes a total of 150 questions for 150 marks while the Law section includes 150 questions for 300 marks. 
  • In GK every question carries 1 mark while in Law every question carries 2 marks. 
  • Note that there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks. 

How to Prepare for GK & Law?

  • In General knowledge, you can expect questions from science, social studies subjects. In case if you have studied computer science, humanities subjects in class 12th, then it is a great opportunity for you to become a judge. 
  • Each one of your preparation strategies for UP Judiciary may vary, but for the GK section refer to Lucent GK book which is highly recommended.
  • Divide the GK subject into two categories: Static GK and Current Affairs. 
  • Important topics in GK are History, Geography, Economics, Awards, Honours, Art and culture. 
  • In order to prepare for law, you need to ensure to read all the law-related subjects for UP Judiciary Exam. 
  • Don't miss any of the topics or concepts in the law section. 

UP Judiciary Mains Exam

  • In the mains session, there are five papers each carrying 200 marks. 
  • Paper 1 is General Knowledge, Paper 2 is Language, Paper 3 is Substantive law, Paper 4 is Procedure and Evidence, and paper 5 is Penal, Revenue, and Local laws. 

What type of Questions are asked in UP PCSJ Mains?

  • You need to write answers for 5 marks or 10 marks. Most commonly asked questions in GK are based on famous personalities. The section might seem lengthy but it is not difficult. 
  • The language section is the easiest of all other sections. 
  • Paper 2, 3, and 4 are based on respective law subjects. Ensure to prepare for mains answer writing in Judiciary Exams as it is very essential to get a good score. 

UP Judiciary Personal Interview

  • The interview session is conducted for 100 marks. In the interview, you can expect diversified nature of questions. 
  • Interviewers ask twisted questions. Hence you need to be well prepared for various types of questions. 
  • If you have completed your masters, then you can expect questions from that. Ensure to follow tips and tricks to prepare for Judiciary Interview

What is UP Judiciary Cut off Marks

  • Last year prelims cut off was 208 out of 450 while for the mains session it was 443 out of 1000. 

Thus, to pursue your career in the judiciary, focus on your commentary books for UP PCSJ. You need to know your invigilator by practising answer writing so that you know how the answers are evaluated.