Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2023: Eligibility, Vacancies & Exam Dates

Author : Shashwat Srivastava

Updated On : November 16, 2023


Reader's Digest: Discover the latest updates on the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2023! Stay ahead with crucial insights and tips for success. Unravel the exam pattern, syllabus, and eligibility to excel in this prestigious examination. Don't miss out on this golden opportunity to embark on a rewarding legal career.

Get ready to take your legal aspirations to new heights as the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2023 is just around the corner!

This prestigious examination opens doors to a fulfilling career in the judiciary, and the excitement is building up as the prelims exam date has been announced for 9th September 2023.

If you're eager to become a part of the esteemed judiciary in Maharashtra, now is the time to buckle down and prepare!

One crucial aspect to remember is that both the prelims and mains exams are conducted in English and Marathi, giving you the option to opt for any of the two languages. Though as for the interview process, proficiency in Marathi speaking and writing is mandatory, as aspiring judges will need to communicate effectively in the state's official language.

In this article, we'll guide you through the exam's essential details, from the exam pattern and syllabus to expert tips on acing each stage.

Whether you're a seasoned aspirant or just beginning your journey, this comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to excel in the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2023.

Let's dive in and embrace this golden opportunity to shape a promising legal career!

Maharashtra Judicial Services 2023 Exam Dates

The notification of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2023 has been released. Check out the table below to learn all the important events related to the exam.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting Date of Online Application May 24, 2023 
Last Date of Online Application June 13, 2023
Maharashtra Judicial Service Prelims Examination Date September 9, 2023 (Announced!)
Maharashtra Judiciary Mains Exam Date To be Notified
Viva-voce/Interview To be Notified

MPSC Vacancy 2023

This year, the Bombay High Court has announced that they have 114 Vacancies available. 

As compared to last year, when the Maharashtra Public Service Commission had only released 74 vacancies.

Maharashtra Civil Judge Salary Details

The Maharashtra Civil Judge Salary of a Maharashtra Civil Judge ranges between Rs. 27,700 – 44,770 Per Month. Also, in-hand salary incorporates various perks and remittances like:

  • Dearness allowance
  • HRA
  • Travel Allowances
  • Rent Allowance

Maharashtra Judiciary Eligibility 2023

Considering the primary criteria of being able to apply for the exam is eligibility norms set by MPSC, we shall define it in detail for all three categories: Law Graduates, Practicing Advocates and xx.

For Law Graduates

  • The students who hold a law degree/integrated law degree in hand can apply for the exam (as discussed above)
  • The minimum age to apply is 21 years for law graduates from any category.
  • The maximum age to apply for Civil judge recruitment for the unreserved category is 30 years. However, reserved categories get a relaxation of 5 years.

For Practicing Advocates

  • If you're an experienced practising advocate, you can apply for the MPCSJ exam up to the age of 40 years.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in advocate practice is required to apply for the exam.

For Ministerial Staff

  • The minimum age for this category is also similar to the other two categories i.e. 21 years.
  • The maximum age for applicants applying from Ministerial staff is 50 years for the unreserved category. However, the reserved category candidates also get a relaxation of 5 years here.

Maharashtra High Court Civil Judge Application Form 2023

If you are willing to apply for the exam, then make sure to fill out the Maharashtra Judiciary Application Form on or before the last date. You can follow the steps mentioned below while filling out the online form.

  • Visit the official website of the Board Maharashtra Public Service Commission, i.e.,
  • On the Home page, click on the "Application Form" link
  • Enter all the crucial details, such as name, date of birth, address, educational qualifications, etc.
  • Click on the "Submit" button.
  • Upload a recent passport-size picture and signature in the specified format.
  • Pay the required fee for your application as per the category

Application Fee

The Maharashtra Judiciary Exam application fee for the General category is Rs. 374, and for SC/ST/ESM category, it is Rs.274.

Maharashtra Judicial Services Exam Pattern

The PCS J Maharashtra Exam comprises three phases, i.e., Prelims, Mains, and Viva-Voce. 

Prelims Exam Pattern: The Online Preliminary Examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions for 100 marks. The assessment is conducted in the English language. As per the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam Pattern, the exam comprises a single section on legislative law. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Mains Exam Pattern: The mains exam is of descriptive type, and it has 2 question papers of 100 marks each. The exam duration of each paper is 3 hours. The main exam will be conducted in Marathi and the English language.

Viva-voce: You will get shortlisted for interview/viva-voce only if you qualify in both Prelims and Mains exams. In the interview, you are tested on your character, personality, general knowledge, law norms, and suitability for the job.

Maharashtra Judiciary Syllabus

Here, we have provided a detailed syllabus of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam for both the prelims and mains for your reference.

Prelims Syllabus

District Judge exam 2023 Maharashtra syllabus for Preliminary Exam covers the following topics.

  1. Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC) - Important for understanding the procedure of criminal cases.

  2. Indian Penal Code (IPC) - The primary law that defines crimes and their punishments.

  3. Indian Evidence Act - Essential for understanding the rules of evidence in legal proceedings.

  4. Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) - Crucial for understanding the procedure of civil cases.

  5. The Constitution of India - Fundamental law that governs the country and its legal framework.

  6. Indian Contract Act - Important for understanding the principles of contract law.

  7. Transfer of Property Act - Essential for understanding the transfer of property rights.

  8. Specific Relief Act (SRA) - Deals with the remedies provided in civil cases.

  9. Limitation Act - Provides the time limits for filing lawsuits.

  10. Partnership Act - Essential for understanding the law related to partnerships.

  11. Maharashtra Rent Control Act - Crucial for understanding the rent control laws in Maharashtra.

Mains Syllabus

The mains syllabus consists of two papers: paper 1 and paper 2. The Judiciary Exam Syllabus breakup for Maharashtra state is given below.

Paper 1 Syllabus

  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Law of Contract
  • Sale of Goods Act
  • Partnership Act

Paper 2 Syllabus

  • CRPC
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Evidence Act
  • SC/ST Act
  • Protection of Civil Rights Act
  • Essay on Current Legal Topics

Maharashtra Judicial Service Exam 2023 Admit Card

Maharashtra Public Service Commission will release the admit card two weeks before the exam. MJS Exam admit card can be downloaded only in online mode from the official website.

The details mentioned on admit card include:

  • Your Name
  • Date of Birth
  • User Id/Registration Number
  • Category
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Exam Center
  • Signature & Photograph

Maharashtra Judiciary Preparation Tips

Following the Preparation Tips for MPSC Exam provided by experts will help you better understand how to prepare for the upcoming exam.

First, understand the complete syllabus and exam pattern in and out. Then collect the required study materials from a proper source.

You can opt for the reverse way to start the preparation for the exam, which means you should start your preparation by preparing for the mains examination first. While preparing for the mains examination, you will be covering the prelims examination syllabus also.

Make sure to read newspapers, magazines, and columns as it will help improve your English and General Awareness and keep them updated about what is going on around the world.

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2023 Result

After the completion of the exam, the High Court of Bombay will release the result. The Maharashtra Judiciary Exam Result will be published on the official website of the court in the form of a merit list consisting of roll numbers of shortlisted applicants. 

The results will be released in the form of a PDF. Follow the steps mentioned below to download the results.

  • Visit the official website of MPSC.
  • Navigate and click on the "Maharashtra Judiciary 2023 Result."
  • Enter your application number and password
  • The result will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the merit list PDF and save it for future reference.

Maharashtra Judiciary Cut Off

Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to get shortlisted for the next stage of the exam. Maharashtra Judiciary Cut off is determined based on the following factors:

  • The number of students who appeared for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Number of vacancies
  • Category
  • Previous year cut off

Frequently Asked Questions

How many vacancies will be released for Maharashtra Judiciary 2023 Exam?

What is the salary of a civil Judge in Maharashtra Judiciary?

Can I apply without any prior experience as a lawyer?

Is there any application fee for Maharashtra Judiciary Exam?

How many stages are included in selection of candidates for Maharashtra Judiciary Exam?

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What is the age limit to fill Maharashtra Judiciary Online Application Form?

Do I need to upload any documents at the time of registration?


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