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MP Judiciary Exam 2023 - Notification, Exam Dates, Vacancy, Eligibility & More

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : August 14, 2023


Reader's Digest: πŸ“’ Breaking News: Big Update on MP Civil Judge Notification 2023 | Is 3 Years Practice Mandatory for MP Civil Judge 2023? Know here! 

On June 23, 2023, the Governor of MP, Mangubhai C. Patel, made a significant amendment to the MP Judicial Service (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1994, bringing about a crucial change in MPCJ eligibility criteria. Let's delve into the details.

According to amended Rule 7, if you're aspiring to become a Civil Judge in MP, there's a new requirement. You must have engaged in continuous practice as an Advocate for a minimum of 3 years on the last date fixed for submitting your MPCJ application.

However, there's an alternative pathway for exceptional law graduates with an outstanding academic record. If you have passed all your exams in the first attempt and secured a remarkable 70% aggregate marks for General and OBC categories, you can still be considered. And for SC and ST categories, a minimum of 50% aggregate marks is required in the 3 to 5 years of your law degree.

This amendment has sparked curiosity and discussion among aspiring individuals and legal experts. How will this impact the aspiring judges? What are the implications for the future of MP Judiciary? Join the conversation and share your thoughts on this significant development!πŸ‘‡

MP Judiciary Exam 2023 Highlights

Exam Name Details 
Organization High Court of Madhya Pradesh
Post Offered Civil Judge, Junior Division (Entry Level)
Age Limit 21 years to 35 years (as of 01.01.2023)
Application Process Online
Pre Application Fees Rs. 1047.82/- (Unreserved) & Rs. 647.82/- (Reserved)
Mains Application Fees Rs. 283.20 
Selection Process Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview

MP Judiciary Recruitment Notification 2023

πŸ“’ Brace yourself for the much-awaited MP Judiciary Notification 2023, which is set to arrive soon. Head over to the upcoming judiciary exams for the latest information.

Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services Exam Dates 2023

🚨 Let us look at the table below to know all the important events related to the MP Civil Judge Exam 2023:

Events Dates (Tentative)
MP Judiciary Exam Notification 2023 To Be Announced
Starting Date of Online Application To Be Announced
Last Date of Online Application To Be Announced
MP Judiciary Prelims Exam Date 2023 To Be Announced
MP Judiciary Mains Exam Result Date  To Be Announced

MP Civil Judge Vacancy  

πŸ” The current year's vacancies are yet to be released. Until we wait for the upcoming vacancies, let's take a look at the previous year's MP CJ vacancy:

Category Total
Un-reserved 78+04*
Scheduled Castes 25+10**+01*
Scheduled Tribes 32+80**+02*
Other Backward Classes 21+16**+01*
Total 270

MP Civil Judge Salary Details 2023

πŸ’° Hey, did you know that the salary of a Civil Judge in the Madhya Pradesh High Court has recently been revised? Previously, the salary range was Rs. 9000-250-10750-300-13150-350-14550, but now the revised MPCJ pay scale is 27700-770-33090-920-40450- 1080-44770.

So, the salary of a Civil Judge in MP Judicial Services can range from Rs. 27,700 to Rs. 44,770 per month. Aside from this PCS J Salary, the in-hand salary also incorporates various perks and remittances mentioned below:

Perks and Remittances Description
House Rent Allowance (HRA) πŸ  The employee is given a fixed percentage of the basic pay to cover their accommodation expenses.
Dearness Allowance (DA)  πŸ’° Employees are given a cost of living adjustment allowance to compensate for inflation.
Medical Allowance  πŸ’Š A fixed allowance is given to the employee to cover their medical expenses.
Travel Allowance (TA) βœˆοΈ A fixed allowance is given to the employee to cover their travel expenses for official duties.
Pension and Gratuity  🎁 The government provides a pension plan for retired employees and gratuity based on years of service.
Housing and Vehicle Facilities πŸš— Depending on the post and jurisdiction, the government may provide official housing and vehicles to the employee.
Insurance  πŸ›‘οΈ Group health and life insurance are provided to the employee, which covers the employee and their family.
Leave and Holidays πŸŒ΄πŸŒž Civil Judges are entitled to a certain number of paid leaves per year and are also given public holidays.
Professional Development Opportunities πŸ“ˆ Judges may attend national and international conferences, workshops, and training sessions to enhance their skills.
Job Security and Social Status πŸ‘¨‍βš–οΈ The position of a Civil Judge is considered prestigious and comes with job security and social status.

Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria 2023

πŸ“’ Seeking information on the latest MP Judiciary Eligibility? Look no further! Check the MP Judiciary Exam Eligibility for a comprehensive guide on the new criteria you must meet. 

The MP High Court has prescribed specific criteria that must be satisfied to qualify for the civil judge exam. Before applying, you must check whether you meet the specific criteria.

The eligibility criteria required to apply for the MP judiciary exam 2023 are as follows:

Educational Qualifications for MPCJ [Latest Criteria Update]

You are eligible for the MP civil judge exam if you satisfy the following

  • You must have completed your LLB degree of 3 or 5 years from a Government recognized law university.
  • It is now mandatory to have practised continuously as an Advocate for a minimum of 3 years on the last date fixed for submitting the application, or, 
  • Exceptional law graduates with brilliant academic career may still be considered.
  1. To qualify, you must have passed all exams in the first attempt and secured a minimum aggregate of 70% marks for General and OBC categories.
  2. For SC and ST categories, a minimum of 50% aggregate marks is required during the 3 to 5 years of your law degree.

MPCJ Age Limit 

You are eligible for the MP Judiciary Exam 2023 only if you satisfy the age limit criteria prescribed by the exam conducting body. Otherwise, your candidature will get cancelled.

  • According to the official notification, your minimum age should be 21 years as of 01 January 2023.
  • The upper age limit to apply for the exam is 35 years.
  • However, age relaxation is given to certain categories as per the Government norm. 

MPCJ Eligibility - General Requirements

Here are the eligibility criteria for Madhya Pradesh:

  • You must be a citizen of India with sound well-being and decent moral character.
  • You should not be connected to or have a history with any criminal case that involves moral descent.
  • You must have good character and be free from any bodily defect which renders him unfit for such appointment.

How to Apply for MP Judicial Services Exam 2023?

πŸ“ Get your application ready! The MP Judiciary Application Form is just a click away. Check the MP Judiciary Application Form for a simplified step-by-step process and direct access! 

  • Visit the official website of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
  • On the homepage, click on the link "Recruitment/Result."
  • Now, click "Click Here for Application Form/Admit Card," and click on the link "Application Click Here."
  • Enter all the essential details, such as name, date of birth, address, educational qualifications, etc.
  • Upload a scanned passport-sized photograph and a signature in the format and size asked.
  • After uploading, click the submit button to proceed with the final process.
  • Pay the prescribed application fee online mode and submit it.
  • Review the form and check if all details are entered correctly.

MPCJ Exam Application Fee

Refer to the fee details for the MP Judiciary Prelims Exam:

  • The MP Civil Judge Exam application fee for the Unreserved/Madhya Pradesh residents: is INR 1047.82
  • Application fee for reserved categories: INR 647.82

MP Judicial Services Admit Card 2023

🎟️ You can download the admit card only in online mode. You can follow the instructions below to download the MP Civil Judge Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, i.e. https://mphc.gov.in.
  • Click the "Madhya Pradesh Judicial Service Examination Admit Card" link on the Home page.
  • Enter your user ID and password, and click on the submit button.
  • The MP Judiciary admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout for future reference.

MP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023

πŸš€ The MP Judiciary Exam is a three-stage examination that tests your knowledge and aptitude. Here are the three stages as per the MP Judiciary Exam Pattern:

  • Preliminary Exam: This stage is the first hurdle in the MP Judiciary Exam and tests the candidate's knowledge of subjects such as the Indian Constitution, Indian Penal Code, and Criminal Procedure Code, among others.
  • Mains Exam: The Mains stage is a more in-depth examination focusing on the practical application of legal knowledge. The exam covers civil law, criminal law, language proficiency and Judgement Writing. 
  • Viva-Voce: The final stage of the MP Judiciary Exam is the Viva-Voce, a personal interview with a panel of judges. In this stage, candidates are tested on their communication skills, confidence, and overall personality.

Each stage of the MP Judiciary Exam is crucial, and you must prepare well to clear each stage with flying colours.

MPCJ Prelims Exam Pattern

Exam Name MP Judiciary Prelims Paper
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions 150
Total Marks 150
Marking Scheme Each question carries one mark
Negative Marking No
Time Duration 2 hours

Here is the topic-wise weightage of topics:

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

MPCJ Mains Exam Pattern

Here is a table summarizing the details of the MP Judiciary Mains Exam:

Exam Name MP Judiciary Mains Exam
Type of Questions Descriptive
Number of Papers 4
Total Marks 400
Marking Scheme Each paper carries 100 marks
Time Duration 3 hours for each paper

Here are the details of the four papers:

Paper Subject
1 Constitution, Civil Law, and Procedure
2 Article Writing, Summarization and Translation
3 Local Law, Criminal Law, and Procedure
4 Judgment Writing

MPCJ Viva-Voce Exam Pattern 

You will be shortlisted for the viva-voce based on the marks scored in the main examination. The exam is conducted for a total of 50 marks.

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MP Judiciary Syllabus 2023

πŸ“Œ Stop guessing, start preparing! Check MP Civil Judge Syllabus and equip yourself with the knowledge of Prelims and Mains structure for a solid foundation. 

MPCJ Syllabus 2023 for Prelims

Here is the prelims exam's detailed syllabus:

Constitution of India
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Indian Contract Act, 1872
Specific Relief Act, 1963
Limitation Act, 1963
MP Accommodation Control Act, 1961
MP Land Revenue Code, 1959
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Indian Penal Code, 1861
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
General Knowledge
Computer Knowledge
English Knowledge

MP Judiciary Mains Syllabus 2023

After qualifying for the preliminary exam, you are successfully eligible for the main exam. The main examination comprises four papers, each carrying 100 marks, essay-based. 

Check out the detailed syllabus from the post below and enhance your MP Judiciary mains exam preparation:

Paper 1: Constitution, Civil Law, and Procedure

  • Constitution of India 
  • Code of Civil Procedure 1908 
  • Transfer of Property Act 1882 
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Specific Relief Act 1963
  • Limitation Act 1963

​​​​Paper 2: Article Writing and Summarization

Section Name MP Judiciary Mains Exam
Writing on Social Issues 20 marks
Writing on Legal Issues 20 marks
Summary Writing (Legal) 20 marks
Translation (Hindi to English) 20 marks
Translation (English to Hindi) 20 marks

Paper 3: Local Law, Criminal Law, and Procedure

  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872 
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Chapters 13 to 17)
  • MP Land Revenue Code, 1959
  • MP Accommodation Control Act, 1961

​​​​​​Paper 4: Judgment Writing

Section Name MP Judiciary Mains Exam
Framing of Issues 10 marks
Framing of Charges 10 marks
Judgment/Order (Civil) Writing 40 marks
Judgment/Order (Criminal) Writing 40 marks

MP Judiciary Preparation Tips 2023

πŸ“˜ Need expert guidance for MP Judiciary? Check the MPCJ comprehensive preparation tips to excel in the exam!

  1. Don't prepare separately for prelims and mains. Instead, start with in-depth and thorough preparation; automatically, you'll be preparing for both the preliminary and main exams. This approach will help you understand the concepts better, and you'll be able to recall them easily during the exam.
  2. Make notes while studying any topic. This can help you retain the concepts for a more extended period and also help during revision. Good notes can be a lifesaver during last-minute revision and help you recall the concepts quickly.
  3. Prepare a question bank of 25 questions from the previous year's question paper and create 25 HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) questions from the previous year's MP Judiciary question papers. This can help you during your revision and improve your understanding of the concepts.
  4. Read at least 12 months of current daily affairs for the general knowledge section before the exam. This will help you stay updated with the latest happenings and events worldwide and can help you score well in the GK section.
  5. After completing all the topics, practice as many questions as possible from the previous year's MP Judiciary question papers. This will help you improve your time management skills and speed, and you can attempt the questions more efficiently during the exam.
  6. Study recent landmark judgments by the Honorable Supreme Court and Hon M.P. High Court. You can find these on various legal websites. This will help you understand the judicial system and improve your law knowledge.

MP Judiciary Books 2023

πŸ“š Get your hands on the recommended books for the MP Judiciary exam! Check the best books for the MP Judiciary exam and access the subject-specific resources for your success.

Book Name Author
The Indian Penal Code  Ratanlal & Dhirajlal 
Code of Civil Procedure C.K Takwani
Textbook on Indian Penal Code  K D Gaur
R.V. Kelkar’s Criminal Procedure R.V. Kelkar’s & Dr. Pillai
The Law of Evidence Batuk Lal
Constitution of India VN Shukla

MP Civil Judge Answer Key 

Downloading the MP Civil Judge Answer Key is a straightforward process. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Visit the Official Website: Open your preferred internet browser and type in the official website of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. This is usually the primary source of such official documents.
  2. Look for the Notifications/Announcements Section: Once on the homepage, look for a section where notifications or announcements are posted. This could be labelled as "Latest Updates," "Notifications," "What's New," or something similar.
  3. Find the Relevant Link: Search for a link that mentions the MP Civil Judge Answer Key. The name of the link will usually include the year and phase (Prelims/Mains) of the examination.
  4. Click on the Link: Click on the relevant MP Civil Judge Answer Key link. This usually opens a new page or downloads a PDF file directly to your device.
  5. Download the Answer Key: Look for a download button or link if a new page opens. Click on it to download the answer key. If a PDF file is opened, you can download it using the download icon in your PDF viewer.
  6. Open and Verify: After downloading the answer key, open the file. Ensure it's the correct answer key by verifying the details, like the examination's year, phase, and set (if applicable).

MP Judiciary Exam Result 

The Madhya Pradesh High Court releases the result separately for each stage of the selection process. Generally, authorities release the MP Civil Judge Result within a month after the examination.

You can check and download the results from the official website.  The MP Civil Judge Exam Results PDF includes your name, register number, and category details. 

MP Judiciary Cut Off Marks Category Wise 

πŸ“Š Curious about the MPCJ Cut Off? Click the MP Judiciary Cut-Off to unveil the qualifying marks for this year's exam and determine your chances of success! 

Based on the cut-off marks, you are shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process. The exam conducting authority determines the cut-off based on various factors.

To help you understand the cut-off, the previous year's cut-off marks are tabulated for prelims and mains.

MP Civil Judge Previous Year Prelims Cut Off Marks

Here are the cut-off marks for MPCJ Prelims:

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks MPCJ Cut off 2022 No. Of Qualified Candidates
Unreserved 90 121 733
OBC 82 116 219
SC 82 101 226
ST 82 82 227

MPCJ Previous Year Final Cut off  

Refer to the table below for the Final cut-off:

Category  Cut Off
General  265.42
Other Backward Castes (OBC) 236.32
Scheduled Caste (SC) 203.68
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 208.32

MP Judiciary Probation Rules 2023

Refer to the following rules of probation:

  • A person appointed as a Civil Judge will be on probation for two years.
  • The High Court may, at any time, extend the probation period, but the total period shall not exceed three years.
  • High Court can recommend termination of service at any time during probation.
  • On successful completion of probation, the probationer shall be confirmed on the service.


Kudos! You have finally reached the end of this overview blog on the MP Judiciary Exam. Here are the key takeaways:

  • The eligibility criteria include a minimum age of 21 years and a maximum age of 35 years as of 1st January 2023, along with a Bachelor of Law degree from a recognized university.
  • The selection process involves a Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Interview.
  • The exam will be conducted in English and Hindi. The syllabus includes various law-related topics, including the Indian Contract Act, the Indian Penal Code, and the Code of Civil Procedure.
  • All those who clear all the stages of the selection process will be appointed as Civil Judges in Madhya Pradesh.

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