MP Civil Judge Exam Analysis 2021

The continuous announcements of postponement of the MPCJ Mains Exam have now come to an end. The Madhya Pradesh High Court has conducted the mains exam on September 25 and 26, 2021 amidst all possible safety measures.

This was an offline exam conducted at the exam centers selected by the students during the exam center selection process.

A gentle reminder to all the students to follow all the safety protocols and to carry the Admit card along with all important documents to the exam center.

MP Judiciary Exam Analysis 2021 (Mains)

Do you know what is similar between the MPCJ Prelims and MPCJ Mains? It is MPCJ (just kidding).

The similarity lies in the fact that they are conducted in two shifts. However, for Mains, the shifts mean two different days!!

Shubham (Judiciary Gold mentor) mentions, the exam was tough and lengthy (sone pe suhaga!). This year, as observed, the paper pattern was slightly modified. Did you observe the same?

Every year, the questions asked are a mixture of various topics (though all topics were covered) and weightage of each question was 8 marks. To our shock, the number of questions increased from 12 to 20. (+8 questions which means difficulty level increased by 60%).

Day 1, on 25 September 2021, aspirants appeared for the Translation and Essay Writing exam while Day 2 includes two papers namely Law Paper and Judgement Writing Test.

Our Product Head, Shubham has curated student's reviews of the exam and provided a detailed analysis. 

Overview of MPCJ Mains 2021 Exam

  • Firstly students expected that the mains session would be tough as the preliminary examination was tough. Most of the questions in the prelims exam were out of the box. Well, it was actually true that mains were difficult and lengthy.
  • Overall the paper was difficult and students were worried about completing the entire question paper in 3 hours. 
  • Students lacked time management. 

New Changes introduced in MPCJ Mains

  • There were few changes observed in the mains session paper pattern. There were 20 questions asked in Paper 1 and 3.
  • Limitation Act and NIA - minors were asked for 8 marks each.
  • Every year mains session was written n landscape paper, however this year the paper was in portrait style.

Paper 1

  • There were a total of 20 questions which was time-consuming. 
  • Students whose writing speed was low faced issues while answering the questions. 
  • 2 questions were asked from Limitation Act. 

Paper 2

  • The second paper is generally essay writing which was lengthy. 
  • Essay topics were: "Social and Economic impact of Covid 19 lockdown in India", "Empowerment of Women".
  • Hindi to English translation was easy while English to Hindi translation was difficult. 

Paper 3

  • Questions based on criminal law were unexpected. Students expected questions from maintenance or provisional investigation. 
  • The level of difficulty was moderate.
Subject No. of Questions
MP Accommodation Control Act 3
MP Land Revenue Code 3
Indian Evidence Act 3
Indian Penal Code 3
Criminal Law 3
Negotiable Instruments Act 2
Mixed Questions 2

Paper 4

  • Judgment writing paper was a moderate level of difficulty. 

Download MPCJ Mains Question Paper PDF

MP Judiciary Prelims Exam Analysis 2021

Check out the major highlights of today's MP Civil Judge Prelims Exam 2021. 

  • Law included a total of 110 questions. The level of difficulty was moderate in topics like CPC while others were easy. 
  • There were few unexpected questions asked in the exam. Out of 110, 92-97 is considered a good attempt. 
  • General Knowledge included 9 static GK, 4 Current Affairs, and the remaining were MP GK. 
  • Some questions were based on famous personalities. 
  • Computer Knowledge included questions from basic concepts. There were questions based on abbreviations and the latest trends.
  • This is the first time, in English, there were questions from One Word substitution. a new pattern was followed. The level of difficulty was easy to moderate. 

Over the previous years, the preliminary exam is a moderate to difficult level of difficulty. Upon qualifying prelims exam above the MP Judiciary Cut Off, you shall be shortlisted for Mains exam. 

There are three stages included in the MP Judiciary Recruitment: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. You need to clear each stage above the cut off in order to be eligible for the further selection process. 

MP Judiciary Syllabus

MP Judiciary Syllabus

Previous Year MP Civil Judge Exam Analysis

To help you understand the MP Judiciary Exam better, we have explained the analysis of the previous year's exam here. By going through this analysis you can

  • understand the difficulty level of questions
  • know which type of questions can be asked
  • know which topics are repeated many times
  • focus on highly important topics
  • also, estimate the time required for attempting these questions.

Let us understand the MP Judiciary Trend Analysis to know about the difficulty level below:

  • Over the years, by comparing previous year papers, we observe that the difficulty level of Procedural law subjects is high. Hence, you must ensure to prepare in-depth for these subjects. 
  • There are more practical questions asked in the exam. Compared to other state Judicial exams, MP Judiciary Exam difficulty level is high.
  • Less weightage of local laws in prelims and mains exam. 
  • Every year there are more registrations and hence the difficulty level is high. Thus, you must prepare in such a way that you can answer any tricky question asked in the exam. 

Level of Difficulty

As we observe the comparison of cut offs below, the MP Judiciary Cut Off marks have decreased over the years. As the difficulty level increased, the cut off marks have decreased. 

Year Cut Off
2017 131 out of 150
2018 121 out of 150
2019 118 out of 150

Previous Year MP Civil Judge Questions Asked

Q. A lease of immovable property from year to year or exceeding one year can be made only-

  1. Before Notary
  2. Executed before Magistrate
  3. The agreement made by parties
  4. By a registered instrument

Q. A promise to pay time-barred debt is-

  1. Not enforceable
  2. Enforceable at the discretion of debtor
  3. Enforceable
  4. None of these

Q. When the agent contracts without disclosing the name and existence of his principal, in such 2 cases on knowing the principal, the third party may file a suit against-

  1. Principal alone
  2. Agent alone
  3. Either agent or principal or both 
  4. None of these

Q. Under M.P. Accommodation Control Act, 1961 which one of the following is not a member of the family?

  1. Married Sister 
  2. Grand Father
  3. Brother
  4. Brother’s son

Q. The Standard Rent shall be fixed for tenancy of-

  1. 6 months
  2. 11 months
  3. 12 months
  4. No limit

Q. Which of the following Revenue Authority does not confer with the revisional powers under the M.P. Land Revenue Code 1989?

  1. Board. Of Revenue.
  2. Settlement Commissioner.
  3. Settlement Officer.
  4. Sub-Divisional Officer.

Q. In which case section 27 of the Indian Evidence Act was held to be valid under Article-14 of the Constitution of India?

  1. Ashok Kumar Vs State of U.P.
  2. Natthu Vs State of U.P.
  3. State of U.P. Vs Deoman Upadhyaya 
  4. Moh. Inayathulla Vs State of Maharashtra

Q. ‘A’ finds a valuable ring, not knowing to whom it belongs. ‘A’ sells it immediately without attempt to discover its owner. ‘A’ is guilty of offense under section............of Indian Penal Code,

  1. 403 
  2. 379
  3. 406
  4. 384

Q. Which of the following means the same, “a person with whom one shares a private matter, trusting them to not repeat to other”?

  1. Confident
  2. Confidant 
  3. Spy
  4. Detective


Is it necessary to opt for the coaching classes to clear the MP Judiciary Service Examination? 

MP Judiciary Syllabus is undeniably tough and lengthy. Thus, the aspiring candidates might require seeking the guidance of the experts. It will further help to frame out the topic precisely. Moreover, much of your time will be saved as you do not need to make notes of your own. It, in turn, will give you enough time to concentrate more on your lessons. However, if you are confident enough about your solo studying strategy and read the landmark cases in several subjects, then you would not require to join any coaching class to crack the MP Judiciary exam.

Which newspaper should you follow while preparing for the MP Judiciary exam? 

Having a profound general knowledge and a decent grasp over the current affairs is very crucial for qualifying the preliminary exam of MP judiciary. For enriching your general knowledge, you might choose to read the newspaper known as The Indian Express on a daily basis. On the other hand, for improving the area of current affairs, you can follow The Hindu. However, you can also rely upon the online videos on current affairs.

What are the eligibility criteria of Madhya Pradesh judicial service examination?

As per the notification, the candidate should be a citizen of India and the age limit for the candidates to apply for this exam is between 21 years to 35 years. The candidate should hold a graduation degree of LLB of 3 years or 5 years of duration.

What is the salary in hand of the Madhya Pradesh civil judge at high court?

The candidate will get a salary between Rs. 27700/- to Rs. 44770/- after including all the allowances.

What is the weightage of each topic of Madhya Pradesh Civil judge Prelims examination?

The prelims examination comprises 150 marks, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • Constitution of India (10 questions) 
  • Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (15 questions)
  • Transfer of Property Act 1882 (7 questions)
  • Contract Act 1872 (8 questions)
  • Specific Relief Act 1963 (6 questions)
  • Limitation Act 1963 (4 questions)
  • MP Accommodation Control Act 1961 (5 questions)
  • MP Land Revenue Act 1959 (5 questions)
  • Indian Evidence Act 1872 (15 questions)
  • Indian Penal Code 1861 (15 questions)
  • Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (15 questions)
  • Negotiable Instrument Act 1881 (5 questions)
  • General Knowledge (Question 20, Mark 20)
  • Computer Knowledge (Question 10, Mark 10) 
  • English Knowledge (Question 10, Mark 10)

what is the exam pattern of the Madhya Pradesh judiciary examination 2020?

The Madhya Pradesh judiciary examination is conducted in 3 phrases – Prelims, Mains, and Personality test. Prelims examination is of 150 multiple choice questions, and the mains examination contains 4 papers for 100 marks each.

what will be the expected cut off for the Madhya Pradesh Judiciary examination 2020 for the unreserved category?

The cut off for the Madhya Pradesh judiciary examination 2020 for the unreserved category is 122 for the prelims examination and 213.5 for the mains examination.