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Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2021-22

Maharashtra Public Service Commission will hold the authority for conducting the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam annually to fill in various posts of Civil Judge in the Maharashtra Civil Service (Judicial Branch). 

This exam is also referred to as MPSC Civil Judge Exam or JMFC (Judicial Magistrate First Class) or CJJD (Civil Judge Junior Division).

The selection process is based on three stages: prelims, mains, and viva-voce. All three stages are qualifying in nature.

Aspirant of the JMFC exam? Well, read through the post that will give a complete insight into eligibility criteria, the application process, the number of vacancies, and more.

Latest News:  Maharashtra Judicial Service Mains exam is scheduled for September 24, 2021.

Maharashtra Civil Judge Exam Notification 2021

Bombay High Court is responsible for conducting the Maharashtra Judicial Services Exam. This year, it is expected that around 80 vacancies will be released for the Civil Judge posts. 

If you are an aspirant for the exam, you must have completed your bachelor's degree from a recognized university. Also, your minimum age should be 25 years, while the maximum age limit is 35 years.

The official notification will have important information like exam dates, exam centers, application fee, syllabus, exam pattern, etc. 

Maharashtra Judiciary Notification PDF

Maharashtra Judicial Services 2021 Exam Dates

The notification of the Maharashtra Judiciary 2021 Exam will be released tentatively in April 2021. Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the exam.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Maharashtra Judicial Services Exam Notification June 2021
Starting Date of Online Application July 2021
Last Date of Online Application August 2021
Maharashtra Judicial Service Prelims Examination Date To be Notified
Maharashtra Judiciary Mains Exam Date September 24, 2021
Viva-voce/Interview To be Notified

MPSC Vacancy 2021

This year, it is expected that the Bombay High Court will release around 100 vacancies. We will update you on the exact number of vacancies after the release of the official notification.

A total of 74 vacancies was released by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission last year.

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 Judicial Service Exam Eligibility Criteria 2021

The Judiciary Eligibility Criteria for the Maharashtra Civil Judge Exam is decided on the 3 basic parameters: age limit, educational qualification, and nationality.

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Educational Qualification

You must have completed a degree in law like LLB/LLM from a recognized university/college.

Age Details

Your age should be between 21-35 years to apply for the exam. You will get a relaxation of 3 years if you belong to the OBC category while it is 5 years for SC and ST category.

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You must be a citizen of India. 

Note: You should have a decent moral character and should not be connected to or have a history with any criminal case that involves moral descent.

Maharashtra High Court Civil Judge Application Form 2021

If you are willing to apply for the exam, then make sure to fill the Maharashtra Judiciary Application Form on or before the last date. You can follow the steps mentioned below while filling 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 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 mains 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 2021 Maharashtra syllabus for Preliminary Exam covers the following topics.

Code of Criminal Procedure Civil Procedure Code
Evidence Act Transfer of Property Act
Specific Relief Act Maharashtra Rent Control Act
Limitation Act Constitution of India
Indian Penal Code Law of Contract
Sale of Goods Act Partnership Act

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

  • Indian Penal Code
  • Evidence Act
  • Code of Criminal procedure
  • Essay on Current Legal Topics

Maharashtra Judicial Service Exam 2021 Admit Card

Maharashtra Public Service Commission will release the admit card two weeks before the exam. JMFC exam 2021 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 around the world.

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2021 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 2021 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


How many vacancies will be released for Maharashtra Judiciary 2021 Exam?

It is expected that a total of 74 vacancies will be released for Maharashtra Judiciary Exam. 

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

The salary of a Maharashtra Civil Judge ranges between Rs. 27,700 – 44,770/- Per Month. 

Can I apply without any prior experience as a lawyer?

Yes, you can apply for Maharashtra Judiciary Exam without any experience but you need to have a bachelor's degree in Law.

Is there any application fee for Maharashtra Judiciary Exam?

Yes. The application fee is Rs.374 for General and OBC categories and it is Rs.274 for SC, ST, and ESM categories.

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

For Maharasthra Judiciary, there are a total of three stages i.e., Prelims, Mains, and Interview (Viva-voce).

Which is the conducting body of the Maharashtra Judicial Services Exam?

Maharashtra Public Service Commission is the conducting body of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam.

What is the frequency of MPSC Exam?

The Maharashtra Judiciary Exam is conducted once a year.

What is the mode of Maharashtra Judicial 2021 Services Exam?

Maharashtra Judicial 2021 Services Exam is conducted in offline mode.

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

Your age should be between 21-35 years to fill Maharashtra Judiciary Online Application Form.

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

Yes, Applicants need to upload your photograph and signature in the prescribed format at the time of registration.


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