MP Judiciary Exam Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Latest Criteria Update

Author : Yogricha

Updated On : December 6, 2023


Overview: MP Civil Judge Eligibility Criteria ka sabse bada update! Ab MP Civil Judge banne ke liye 3 saal ki practice karna zaroori hai. Janiye important details  

According to the latest notification, it's now mandatory to have a minimum of 3 years of continuous practice as an Advocate and an aspirant must also generate certificate of continuous practice on the last date fixed for submitting your MPCJ application. This requirement ensures a solid foundation of legal experience for aspiring MP Civil Judges. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ’ผ

But wait, there's more! If you're an exceptional law graduate with an impressive academic track record, there's an alternate path for you. In case of General and OBC categories, you must have passed all exams in your first attempt with a remarkable aggregate score of at least 70%. For SC and ST candidates, a minimum aggregate score of 50% is required in the 3 to 5 years of your law degree. ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ“š

This interesting update raises some intriguing questions: How will this change impact the aspiring candidates? Will it lead to a more competent judiciary? What opportunities and challenges lie ahead? Get details of the MP Judiciary Latest Notification

MP Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2023

Before proceeding with the MP Judiciary Application Form, you must check whether you have satisfied the eligibility criteria. 

Madhya Pradesh High Court has prescribed specific criteria for the Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services Exam, conducted annually to fill various civil judge posts. As per the MPCJ official notification, your online application can be processed only if you satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting body.

The MP Judiciary Eligibility Criteria are categorized into different factors such as educational qualification, age limit, Nationality and character.

MP Judiciary Exam Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualification [New Criteria Updated]

In 2022, the Madhya Pradesh High Court released 270 MP Civil Judge vacancies. This year also, we can expect a good number of vacancies. However, you must fulfil the High Court of MP's eligibility criteria.

  • To apply for the Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge exam, you must have completed your graduation in Law from a recognized university.
  • Also, you must have passed your final year examination before the Interview round to be eligible for the exam.
  • You must have engaged in continuous practice as an Advocate for a minimum of three years on the last date fixed for the submission of the application.
  • If you are a practicing advocate, you have to generate a certificate of continuous practice, which means that all the aspirants to have 6 vakalatnamas per year in orders or judgements.
  • Or, you must be an exceptional law graduate with an outstanding academic record, and have cleared all exams on your first attempt with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks (for General & OBC category), or a minimum aggregate of 50% marks (for SC & ST category) during your three to five years of law degree, are eligible to apply.

MP Judiciary Age Limit 2023 

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 as a permanent or temporary MP Administrative Cadre. However, your MP Judiciary age limit should be between 21-38 years.

MP Judiciary Age Relaxation 2023 

As per the MP Judiciary Eligibility Criteria, the upper age limit is relaxable if you belong to the reserved category. However, the relaxation differs depending on your category.

Check out the table below for your category's upper age limit for the MP Judiciary Exam:

Category Age Relaxation  Upper Age
Natives of Madhya Pradesh 3 years 38 Years
SC 3 years 38 Years
ST 3 years 38 Years
OBC 3 years 38 Years
PwD 3 years 38 Years
Permanent/Temporary Employees of MP 3 years  38 Years
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MP Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Nationality

You can apply for the MP Judicial Services Exam only if you fit the below-mentioned criteria:

  • You must be a citizen of India to apply for the civil judge post at the MP High Court.
  • You can apply for the MP civil judge exam even if you are not from Madhya Pradesh. However, you must satisfy the additional mandatory requirements set by the authorities.

Get details about: MP Civil Judge Admit Card

MP Judiciary Eligibility Criteria - Physical Fitness

The candidate must fulfil the following criteria for appointment as a Civil Judge.

  • He should be of good character and good health.
  • You must be physically and mentally fit for the service/post.
  • If you are not physically fit, it will render you unfit for such an appointment.

Check Out - Best Books for MPCJ Preparation 2023

MP Judiciary Exam Disqualification Rules 2023

The High Court of Madhya Pradesh must cancel your candidature for selection in the following cases. As a result, the candidate will be debarred from all recruitment processes.

  • If any applicant received or attempted to support impersonation or has produced forged documents or documents which have been tampered with or any substance given for examination in any sense.
  • False information has been given in the application/letter/attestation/document.
  • A male or female applicant who, at the time of their marriage, had one or more spouses is alive. But in such a case, the Government will decide otherwise.
  • Th one who has been convicted of any offence against women.
  • The one who has more than two children, one of whom is born on or after the 25th day of January 2001, but shall not be disqualified if two or more children are born in subsequent delivery with one child alive
  • If you have suppressed material information or any other irregular or unfair means to gain admission to the examination.

MP Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Important Information

  • As per the official notification, you should have good character and health to apply for the civil judge post.
  • Also, you must make sure that no criminal cases are on you. To validate the same, you must submit your character certificate issued by the authorities in your university.
  • Ensure that the information provided by you is factually correct and is provided as per your original documents.
  • Providing any wrong information in the online application form may lead to disqualification.
  • You cannot apply for the exam if you have more than one spouse.

Get Details: MP Civil Judge Syllabus 

List of Documents to Prove MPCJ Eligibility

You should submit all the required documents to prove you are eligible for the MP civil judge exam. 

The following are some of the documents that you need to upload at the time of the online registration process:

  • SSC Marks Sheet
  • Graduation Passing Certificate
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Category Certificate
  • ID Proof (Pan card/Aadhar card/Voter ID)


The new upadated eligibilty criteria has made it difficult for the aspirants to appear for MP Judiciary for the latest vacancy. Here are the key takeaways of this article:

  • 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 and the applicant has to generate the certificate of continuious practice (i.e. have 6 vakalatnamas every year), 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.

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