Toppers Tips To Crack MP Civil Judge Exam

Are aspiring to appear for MP Judiciary Examination but worried about how to begin the preparation and having many doubts? Well, to help you ease all your worries and have a smooth preparation, this post shall take you through tips and tricks by toppers of previous year MPCJ.

Shubham Upadhyay, product head at Judiciary Gold interviewed one of the MP Civil Judge Exam topper Ayushi Upadhyay. 

Ayushi cleared the MP Judicial Services 2018 and is currently posted as Civil Judge Class II in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. Let us hear from Ayushi about her preparation for the MPCJ Exam, how was Judiciary Gold a part of her success.

Interview of MPCJ 2018 Topper Ayushi Upadhyay with Shubham Upadhyay

Shubham: Tell me about yourself

Ayushi: I cleared my 12th in 2013. Later I appeared for CLAT and got a seat in HNLU. I graduated from HNLU in 2018 and had few opportunities in corporate companies. I did internships in a corporate company and felt there was no job satisfaction. Later after discussing with my friend I decided to take up Judiciary as my career. 

Shubham: Corporate companies offer a great salary and have different work environments. But, what was the reason to choose Judiciary as your career?

Ayushi: One of my seniors worked in a corporate company for 6 years and later wanted to change the domain. Another senior worked in a corporate company under a lot of pressure which was my reason to get into the Judiciary field. I was pursuing my internship wherein one week continuously I travelled 2 hours on a local train and get up early in the morning. Later it was getting late in the night as well. This pricked me as I was worried about my physical and mental health. 

Shubham: Apart from Madhya Pradesh, were you targeting other Judiciaries?

Ayushi: I just targeted MPCJ because I wanted to stay with my family. I applied and focussed on clearing only Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services.

Shubham: How much time did you get for preparation right after your degree? What was your strategy to prepare for MPCJ?

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Ayushi: I started my preparation in July and the vacancies were announced in August. I wasn't aware of the MP Civil Judge previous year papers. I do not believe in luck as I believe in my hard work. The prelims exam was in February. Hence I had 8 months for preparation. Time doesn't matter in your preparation if you believe in hard work and your dedication. 

Shubham: What was your specific strategy for the preliminary exam?

Ayushi: I had consulted many of my seniors who suggested studying bare acts. I could complete studying all the subjects and bare acts by the end of December. From January I prepared for prelims and revised all the topics. Revision is very important during MP Judiciary Exam Preparation. I never studied any new topic in the revision period. I planned my daily schedule. I didn't sit for 6-8 hours continuously to study the subject instead I had planned to study the topics each day without postponing. 

Shubham: While writing answers for Civil law and Criminal Law, was there any specific pattern you followed? 

Ayushi: To be frank I have very bad handwriting. Make sure to write the answer to the point. Don't just write unnecessary sentences which can fetch you no marks. I followed this strategy of writing to the point which helped me score good marks. Also, there should be proper spacing between words and lines. Ensure that the answer script is legible. 

It is important to understand the question and then begin to write the answer. Follow the respective format of writing the answers. 

Shubham: How did you prepare for the Translation subject in the mains exam?

Ayushi: I was good at translating Hindi to English but I was facing issues while translating English to Hindi as I was unaware of Hindi terms. The most important thing to remember while preparing for Translation in Judiciary Exams is to be thorough with the Grammar. I began my preparation by studying words from the dictionary. 

I spent one hour every day studying translation. I practised translating one-liners or paragraphs daily to enhance my preparation. 


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.

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 weightage of each topic of Madhya Pradesh Civil judge mains examination?

The mains examination comprises 400 marks. These 400 marks are divided into 4 papers i.e. Paper 1 - civil law and procedure, Paper 2 - Court Practice, Writing Skill, Current Legal and Translation, Paper 3 – criminal law and procedure, Paper 4 – judgment writing.

Paper 1

  • 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)

Paper 2

  • 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

Paper 3

  • 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

Paper 4 

  • 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 (40 marks) (Judicial Magistrate First Class Level)

How many subjects included in MP Judiciary Mains Exam?

There are four subjects in MP Judiciary Mains Syllabus: Civil Law & Procedure, Current Legal and Translation, Criminal Law & Procedure, Judgement writing.

How to handle panic during the MP Judiciary Mains examination?

To avoid stress or any sort of panic during the exam, focus on what you know the best. Attempt the sections that you are confident about and start answering the ones you know the answers first.