The Madhya Pradesh Judiciary Exam is conducted annually by the Madhya Pradesh High Court to employ appropriate candidates for the post of Civil Judge Grade II or Judicial Magistrate Second Class. 

Latest News for MP Judiciary Recruitment

Prelims Exam Center Allocation List Released

The MP High Court has released an official notice regarding the allocation of exam centers for the preliminary exams. You are provided an option for changing the state preference by logging into the portal. Check the exam centers section below to know states merged with other cities. 

MP Judiciary Prelims Exam Date Announced!

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has finally announced the exam date for the Preliminary exam. It will be conducted keeping in mind the SD-100 protocols in a single shift. 

List of Exam Centers for MP Judiciary Prelims out

The exam will be conducted in 26 different cities across India. The responsibility of allocation of centers to the candidates is managed by the High Court.

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MP Judiciary Recruitment Notification 2021

The official recruitment notification for MP Civil Judge was published on September 05, 2020. The details on eligibility, vacancies, selection process, and application procedure had been included in the notice. 

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Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services Exam Dates 2021

The application window is now closed for the recruitment process. The MP HCS J Prelims exam is scheduled for March 20, 2021 in a single shift. The notice mentioning the same has been announced on Feb 09, 2021. 

Events Dates
MP Judicial Services Exam Notification September 05, 2020
Starting Date of Online Application September 22, 2020 (12:00 pm onwards)
Last Date of Online Application November 05, 2020 (till 11:55 pm )
Starting Date for Form Correction November 10, 2020
Last date to submit corrected forms November 12, 2020 (till 11:55 pm)
MP Judicial Services Examination Prelims March 20, 2021 (2pm to 4 pm) (Announced)
Mains Exam date To be Notified

MP Civil Judge Salary Details

The MP Judicial Services Salary of a Civil Judge at Madhya Pradesh High court ranges between Rs. 27,700 – Rs. 44,770/ - Per Month. Aside from this PCS J Salary, the in-hand salary also incorporates various perks and remittances like:

  • Dearness allowance
  • HRA
  • Travel Allowances
  • Rent Allowance

Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria  

The eligibility criteria required to apply for the MP higher judiciary exam 2020 is as follows:

  • Educational Qualifications: If you have finished your LLB degree of 3 or 5 years from a Government and Bar Council recognized University, then you are eligible for the MP civil judge exam.
  • Age Details: As per the MP Judiciary Exam Eligibility, the lower age cut-off to apply for MPHC Civil Judge Recruitment is 21 Years. The upper age limit is 35 years, according to the MP Judiciary Notification 2020.
  • General Requirements: You should be a citizen Of India in sound wellbeing, with a decent moral character, and should not be connected to or have a history with any criminal case that involves moral descent. 

MP Judicial Services Vacancy Details 2021

Check out the detailed MP Civil Judge Vacancies category-wise below:

Category No. of New Vacancies Backlog
Unreserved 96 6
Scheduled Caste 31 2
OBC 27 2
Scheduled Tribe 38 2
Physically Handicapped - 48
Total 192 60

How to Apply for MP Judicial Services Exam 2020?

You can fill the applications only through online mode. Follow the following steps to register for the MP Civil Judge Exam 2020 Online. There are four stages included while you are filling the MP Judiciary Application Form

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

Application Fee

  • The MP Civil Judge Exam application fee for the Unreserved/Madhya Pradesh residents: INR 722.16 + 400 (GST)= INR 1122.16. 
  • Application fee for reserved categories: INR 722.16

MP Judicial Services Admit Card  

  • The MP Civil Judge recruitment 2021 Board released the admit card on the official site on 9th March 2021. 
  • You can go to the website and download the MP Civil Judge Admit Card released through its official site. 
  • You must fill in all the obligatory accreditations and afterward proceed to download the admit card. 
  • After downloading the admit card, you need to take the printout and hold it until the day of the test. It must be carried to the exam center without fail. 

MP Judiciary Syllabus

MP Judiciary Syllabus

MP Prelims Exam Centers

  • The exam conducting authority has released the list of states in which the examination center may be allotted, List of States (where no test centers are proposed) merged with States. 
  • Also, you can check the examination state by log in to the portal using your login credentials. 
  • You can also change the state preference by choosing your desired state from the list of options in the PDF below. 
  • In case if there is no change in preference request received by the authorities, then it would be presumed that you are satisfied with the State allotted. 

Check MP Prelims Exam Centers List

MP Judiciary Exam Day Instructions 

In view of the current situation across the world, the MP High Court Civil Judge Exam conducting authority has released certain instructions as listed below:

  • You must fill the declaration form stating that you don't have any health issues as per your knowledge, which may be verified by the staff with the help of the Arogya Setu App installed in an active mode in the mobile phone of candidates.
  • During the entry to and exit from the examination hall, you must maintain social distancing norms.
  • Reach the examination center well ahead of time to avoid overcrowding.
  • You must use a face mask/cover and carry your own hand sanitizer. 
  • You are required to bring your own writing stationery and avoid sharing the same with others.
  • You are required to carry the Admit Card to the Examination hall.
  • Follow all the safety instructions at the examination center strictly.

MP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2021

The MP Judiciary Exam includes three stages i.e., Prelims, Mains, and Viva-Voce.

As per the MP Judiciary Notification 2020, candidates qualifying, all the stages will be eligible for final selection. The Online Preliminary Examination for MP Civil Judge is for two hours, with 150 multiple choice questions of one mark each. The breakup for the Judiciary Exam Pattern for the Prelims Exam is given below.

Prelims Exam Pattern

The prelims exam paper consists of 150 multiple choice questions and each question carries one mark. The total time duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains exam consists of four papers and each paper is conducted for 100 marks. The total time duration of each paper is 3 hours. The exam is conducted for a total of 400 marks.

  • Paper 1: Civil Law and Procedure
  • Paper 2: Criminal law and procedure
  • Paper 3: Writing skill, Court Practice, Translation, and current legal knowledge
  • Paper 4: Judgment writing


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

MP Judiciary Syllabus 2020-21

Here is the detailed MP Judiciary Exam Syllabus explained for both prelims and mains. Ensure to study each of these topics carefully from the right book. 

MP Judiciary Prelims Syllabus 2020 

Topics Weightage of Questions
Constitution of India 10 questions
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 15 questions
Transfer of Property Act, 1882 7 questions
Indian 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 Code, 1959 5 questions
Indian Evidence Act, 1872 15 questions
Indian Penal Code, 1861 15 questions
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 15 questions
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 5 questions
General Knowledge 20 questions
Computer Knowledge 10 questions
English Knowledge 10 questions

MP Judiciary Mains Syllabus 2020

First Question Paper: (Marks – 100)

  • Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Specific Reliefs Act, 1963 (I, II and VI to VIII)
  • Limitation Act, 1963 (Parts II & III)

Second Question Paper: (Marks – 100)

  • Writing on Social Issue- 30 marks
  • Writing on Legal Issue- 20 marks
  • Precis Writing- 20 marks
  • Translation (Hindi to English)- 15 marks
  • Translation (English to Hindi)- 15 marks

Third Question Paper: (Marks – 100)

  • MP Accommodation Control Act, 1961
  • MP Land Revenue Code, 1959
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

Fourth Question Paper: (Marks – 100)

  • Framing of Issues- 10 marks
  • Framing of Charges- 10 marks
  • Judgment / Order (Civil) Writing- 40 marks (Civil Judge II Class level)
  • Judgment / Order (Criminal) Writing- 40 marks (Judicial Magistrate First Class Level)

MP Judiciary Exam Result 2020 

  • The Madhya Pradesh High Court will release the result separately for each stage of the selection process.
  • Generally, the MP Civil Judge Result will be released within a month after the examination.
  • As the preliminary MPHC Civil Judge Exam is scheduled for December 2020, results will be released in January month.
  • Candidates can check and download the MP Judiciary Result PDF only from the official website. 
  • The MP Civil Judge Exam Results PDF incorporates different details like the applicant's name, register number, and category. 
  • Simply enter your registration number to check and download the Judiciary Madhya Pradesh Result PDF 2020.

MP Judiciary Online Coaching

MP Judiciary Online Coaching

MP Judiciary Cut Off Marks Category Wise

Based on the cut off marks, candidates are shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process. For each stage, there are separate cut off marks released. The MP Judiciary Cut Off marks are decided by the exam conducting authority based on various factors.

As the exam is scheduled in December, the previous year cut off marks tabulated for both prelims and mains to know the trend in cut off marks.

MPHC Civil Judge 2019 Prelims Cut Off Marks

Category Cut Off Marks
Unreserved 118
OBC 113
SC 94
ST 82

MPHC Civil Judge 2019 Cut Off Marks in Mains Exam (for appearing in the interview)

Category Cut Off Marks
Unreserved 211.5
OBC 200.5
SC 181
ST 180.5


Is Civil Judge exam for MP tough?

The exam has been of medium difficulty level over the past years. The level of the examination (both Prelims and Mains) shall vary this year.

When will the MP Judiciary Exam Notification be released?

MP Judiciary Notification 2020 has been released in September 2020 and tentatively, it should be held in December 2020.

What is MP Civil Judge Salary?

The salary offered to a person recruited as a Civil Judge ranges between INR 27,000- 44,770. There are many added perks and remittances associated with the post.

What is the selection process for MP Judiciary Civil Judge Recruitment?

The recruitment to the post of Civil Judge (Lower Division) is a three-step process wherein the candidates have to undergo a Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Interview.

What is the Qualification for Civil Judge in MP?

Candidates who have finished their LLB degree of 3 or 5 years duration from a Government and Bar Council recognized University will be eligible for the MP civil judge exam


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