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MP Judiciary Exam 2023 - Exam Dates, Vacancy, Eligibility

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : January 27, 2023


Reader's Digest: A career as a civil judge in MP is an excellent choice for someone looking for a rewarding career in the field of law. The ultimate question is, from where to get 360-degree insights about the MPCJ Exam? Read through the blog to get answers to all your queries related to the MP Judiciary exam dates, eligibility criteria, the selection process, the application process, and more.

The selection process of the MP Civil Judge Exam 2023 involves three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Viva-voce. All three phases are qualifying in nature.

Coming to the context of this article, we have tried to answer the list of queries students will have about the MP Civil Judge Notification 2023.

  • Who can apply for MPCJ Exam? Students who have completed an LLB degree of 3 or 5 years from a Government and Bar Council-recognized university are eligible for the MPCJ exam.
  • Does the MPCJ exam have negative markings? No. There is no negative marking in MP Judicial Services Exam.
  • I am 22 years old. Am I eligible for MP Judiciary Recruitment 2023? As per the official notification, aspirants' minimum age should be above 21 years to apply for the exam.

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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
MP Judicial Services Exam Notification 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 Updated Soon

MP Judiciary Recruitment Notification 2023

Madhya Pradesh High Court will publish the notification on Civil Judge Recruitment. As per the official notification, 270 vacancies were announced previously by the High Court.

The key highlights of the MP Judiciary Notification are as follows:

  • The minimum age limit to apply for the exam is 21 years, and the maximum age should be 35 years.
  • Also, you must have completed your LLB degree or any equivalent graduation degree from the government and Bar Council-recognised university to apply for the MP civil judge exam 2023.
  • There is no change in the exam pattern of the exam. Prelims and Mains are the qualifying stages, while the final step is an interview round.

Download MP Judiciary Notification 2023 PDF

MP Judicial Services Vacancy Details 2023

As mentioned above, the Madhya Pradesh High Court released 270 vacancies for the previous. Out of 270, five vacancies will be reserved for the persons with disabilities (PwD) category.

The current year's vacancies are yet to be released. Until we wait for the upcoming vacancies, let's know more about the previous year's MP Civil Judge Vacancies

Category No. of Vacancies
Unreserved  78
Scheduled Caste 25
Scheduled Tribe 32
OBC 21
Unfilled vacancies 114
Total 270

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MP Civil Judge Salary Details 2023

The MP Judicial Services Salary of a Civil Judge at Madhya Pradesh High Court ranges between Rs. 27,700 – Rs. 44,770/Month.

Earlier, the salary range was Rs. 9000-250-10750-300-13150-350-14550. Now, the revised MPCJ pay scale is 27700-770-33090-920-40450- 1080-44770.

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 2023

The MP High Court has prescribed specific criteria that must be satisfied to qualify for the civil judge exam. Before proceeding with the application, you must check whether you meet the MP Judiciary Exam Eligibility.

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

MPCJ Eligibility - Educational Qualifications

You are eligible for the MP civil judge exam if you have completed your LLB degree of 3 or 5 years from a Government and Bar Council-recognized university.

MPCJ Eligibility - Age Details

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 maximum age limit to apply for the exam is 35 years.
  • You can also apply for the exam if you work in MP Administrative Cadre as a permanent or temporary employee.
  • However, your MP Judiciary age limit should be between 21-38 years.

Read: Enhance your MP Judiciary Mains Exam Preparation with the help of mentors.

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.

MP Judiciary Probation Rules

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, at any time during probation, can recommend termination of service.
  • On successful completion of probation, the probationer shall be confirmed on the service if a permanent post is available.
  • If no permanent post is available, the High Court issues a certificate to confirm the appointment.

How to Apply for MP Judicial Services Exam 2023?

You can fill out the applications only through online mode. Follow the following steps to register online for the MP Civil Judge Exam.

There are four stages involved in the MP Judiciary Application Form

  • 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 on 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.
  • On the Home page, click on the "Madhya Pradesh Judicial Service examination admit card" link.
  • 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 Prelims Exam Centers 2023

Refer to the list of exam centers for the Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge Exam:

  • The exam conducting authority has released the list of states in which the examination centre may be allotted, and the list of States (where no test centres are proposed) merged with States. 
  • Also, you can check the examination state by logging 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. 
  • 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. 
Gurugram  New Delhi 
Agra Ghaziabad 
Kanpur  Lucknow 
Meerut  Noida 
Prayagraj  Varanasi 
Bhopal  Jaipur 
Kota  Mumbai 
Gwalior  Indore 
Satna  Satara
Jabalpur  Ujjain
Durg-Bhilai  Raipur

MP Judiciary Exam Day Instructions 2023

Given the current situation across the world, the MP High Court Civil Judge Exam conducting authority has released specific instructions as listed below:

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

MP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023

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

As per the notification, you must qualify for all the final selection stages.

The Online Preliminary Examination for MP Civil Judge is for two hours, with 150 multiple-choice questions of one mark each.

The breakup of the MP Judiciary Exam Pattern for the Prelims Exam is given below:

MPCJ 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.

MPCJ 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.

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

The MP Judiciary exam is based on three stages which are as follows:

  • Screening
  • Mains
  • Interview round

The preliminary exams carry 150 marks. In the screening/prelims stage, shortlisting will be done for the main examination, and it is qualifying in nature.

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

MP Judiciary Prelims Syllabus 2023

The preliminary examination includes two parts: part one and part 2.

In part 1, the questions are based on topics like the Code of Civil Procedure, the Constitution of India, the Contract Act, the MP Accommodation Control Act, and the MP Land Revenue Act.

In part 2, you will be tested on general knowledge, computer knowledge, and the English language.

Here is the prelims exam's detailed syllabus and the weightage of each topic derived from the previous year's examinations: 

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

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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:

First Question Paper: (Marks – 100)

  • Constitution of India - 20 Marks
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 - 20 Marks
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882 - 12 Marks
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872 - 12 Marks
  • Hindu Marriage Act & Hindu Succession Act - 12 Marks
  • Specific Reliefs Act, 1963 (I, II, and VI to VIII) - 08 Marks
  • Limitation Act, 1963 (Parts II & III) - 08 Marks
  • M.P. Accommodation Control Act - 08 Marks

Second Question Paper: (Marks – 100)

  • Writing on Social Issue - 20 marks
  • Writing on Legal Issue - 20 marks
  • Summary Writing (Legal) - 20 marks
  • Translation (Hindi to English) - 20 marks
  • Translation (English to Hindi) - 20 marks

PracticeImportant Essay Topics for Judiciary Exams 2023

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
  • Indian Penal Code
  • POCSO Act
  • SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act)
  • NDPS Act (Chapter 3,4,5)

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 Preparation Tips 2023

Since the vast syllabus is suggested, begin your MP Judiciary Exam Preparation at least six months or one year before the exam. 

Here are some of the tips to ace your MPCJ Preparation:

  • Don't prepare separately for prelims and mains. Begin with the paramount preparation, and automatically, you are preparing for prelims. 
  • Make notes while you are studying any topic. This can help retain concepts for an extended period and also help during revision. 
  • You should prepare a question bank of 25 questions from the previous year's question paper and create 25 HOTS questions from the last year's question papers to help you at the time of your revision.
  • Read at least 12 months of current daily affairs for the general knowledge section before the exam.
  • After completing all the topics, practice as many questions as possible from the previous year's MP Judiciary question papers, which will help improve your time management skills and speed.
  • Also, study the recent landmark judgments by the Honorable Supreme Court and Hon M.P. High Court. You can find this on various legal websites. 
  • If required, join MP Judiciary exam Coaching for a better understanding of the syllabus and expert guidance on the preparation.

MP Judiciary Books 2023

Opting for the best book is essential to understanding the concepts in-depth and performing better in the exam. 

With so many books available, it is difficult for most of you to choose the right book for the MP Civil Judge Exam. 

The following are some of the best books for the MP Judiciary exam for prelims and mains:

Subject Book Name Author
Control Act Madhya Pradesh Accommodation Control Act, 1961 Paperback – 1 January 2019 Surbhi Wadhwa
Civil & Criminal Judicial Service Examinations (Civil & Criminal) Dr Mohammed Zaheeruddin
Bare Act Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Code, 1959 (Bare Act) (Diglot edition and supplement) (Hindi) Allahabad Law Publications
Penal Code Textbook on Indian Penal Code  K D Gaur
Criminal Procedure R.V. Kelkar’s Criminal Procedure Dr. K.N. Chandrasekharan Pilla
Law of Evidence The Law of Evidence Batuk Lal

MP Judiciary Exam Result 

Go through the exam result of the MPCJ Exam:

  • 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 only from the official website. 
  • The MP Civil Judge Exam Results PDF includes your name, register number, and category details. 
  • Enter your registration number to check and download the MP Civil Judge Exam result. 

MP Judiciary Cut-Off Marks Category Wise 

Based on the cut-off marks, you are shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process. For each step, there are separate cut-off marks released.

The MP Judiciary Cut-Off marks are determined by the exam conducting authority based on various factors.

To help you get an idea about the cut-off, the previous year's cut-off marks are tabulated for both prelims and mains to know the trend in cut-off marks.

MP Civil Judge Previous Year Prelims Cut Off Marks

Here are the cut-off marks for MPCJ Prelims:

Category Cut Off Marks
Unreserved 115
OBC 105
SC 88
ST 82

MPCJ Previous Year Mains Cut off  

Refer to the table to the table below for Mains Exam:

Category Cut Off Marks
Unreserved 211.5
OBC 200.5
SC 184
ST 180.5

Summing Up - We hope this blog post clears all your doubts about the MP Judiciary Exam 2023. To read more informative blogs and judiciary exam coaching, visit the toprankers website. Happy Reading! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

As per the MP Judiciary notification 2022, a total of 270 vacancies were released for the civil judge post in MP Judiciary. 
The High Court of Madhya Pradesh is yet to announce the MP Judiciary Notification 2023.
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.
The recruitment to the Civil Judge (Lower Division) post is a three-step process wherein the candidates have to undergo a Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Interview.
Those who have finished an LLB degree of 3 or 5 years from a Government and Bar Council recognized University would be eligible for the MP civil judge exam.
The age limit to apply for the MP Judicial service examination is between 21 to 38 years of age.
The best way to clear Judiciary Mains Exam on the first attempt is to read newspapers regularly and practice as much as possible. 
No. The MP Civil Judge cut off varies for each category. You can check the above post to know the cut-off marks as per your category.


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