The Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exam 2020 is one of the most sought-after judicial service exams across the country. The Exam is conducted for recruitment in the Judicial Services for the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, UPPSC will soon release the UP Judiciary 2020 notification for the recruitment to the post of Civil Judge. There are expected to be 333 vacancies against which candidates can submit their application.

The first level of the three-tiered UP Judicial Services Exam 2020 will be conducted probably in the first week of December 2020. Candidates with commission released Admit card will be allowed to write the exam. Successful candidates of Prelims will be called for writing Mains exam of UP judicial services 2020. Mains level of exam is expected to be conducted in the month of May 2021. Go through the detailed UP Judiciary Syllabus to know the important topics to be studied in each stage. 

Following the successful completion of Mains, qualified students will be called for the final interview round. Based upon the marks obtained by students in Mains and Interview round, the commission will prepare the merit list and candidates securing rank within the merit list will join the prestigious organization as Civil Judges.

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Overview

Exam Name UP Judicial Services Exam
Conducting Body UP High Court
Post Name Civil Judge
Number of Vacancies 95 (Tentative)
Application Mode Online
Age Limit 22-35 years
Educational Qualification Degree in Law
Job Location Uttar Pradesh
Selection Process Prelims
Maximum Attempts 6 attempts
Official Website

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Exam Dates 2020

Candidates can go through the table below to know all the important events related to the UP Judiciary 2020 Exam.

Starting Date of Online Application September 2020 (Tentative)
Last Date of Online Application October 2020 (Tentative)
UP Judicial Service Prelims Examination December first week 2020 (Tentative)

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UP PCS J Vacancy 2020

This year, a total of 95 vacancies will be released by the Uttar Pradesh High Court. However, the number of vacancies may increase or decrease as per the requirement. The high court releases the category-wise vacancies.

It is important for candidates to check the vacancy list before proceeding with the application form. Candidates can check the number of available vacancies as per their category from the official notification.

UP PCS J Salary 2020

The minimum basic pay scale of the high court civil judge starts from Rs. 26,000  and on average, he draws a salary of Rs. 80,000 per month including allowances and perks. As per the notification, the grade pay of the High Court judge will be more than Rs. 20,000 per month and it also depends on the years of experience.

Apart from the salary, the High Court judge is entitled to get many other allowance and perks and those are as follows.

  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Electricity Bill
  • Phone Bill
  • Water Bill
  • Car Facility
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Pension after Retirement

UP Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates applying for the UP Judiciary are expected to fulfil certain eligibility requirements. Here is the detailed Judiciary Eligibility Criteria for various parameters.  

Educational qualification & Practice of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws from the any recognized University of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act 1961. 
  • Barrister of England/Northern Ireland/Member Faculty of Advocates in Scotland. 

General Requirements

  • Citizen of India 
  • Must not be the criminal offender
  • Proficient in Devnagri Script of Hindi language.

Age limit

  • In between 22 years to 35 years on the date mentioned in the notification
  • Age Relaxation to scheduled categories: as according to the rules of state government

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Application Process

Interested students fulfilling the aforementioned eligibility can apply for UP Judicial Services 2020 on or before the last date. The registration for the exam can be done from the official website of the commission: Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below while filling the UP PCS J Application Form 2020.

  • Visit the official website of UP Public Service Commission i.e.,
  • On the Home page, click on the appropriate application link present under the updates section
  • A login window will be displayed on the screen
  • Click on the "New Registration" tab
  • Enter all the required details like name, mobile number, e-mail ID, etc and click on the "Register" button
  • New user ID and password will be generated and the same will be sent to the registered mobile number
  • Re-login to the website using registration ID and password
  • Click on the link for the UPPSC PCS (J) 2020 Application form.
  • Provide the required details such as personal details, educational details, and other details correctly
  • Upload the documents as per the specifications given in the official notification
  • Then, pay the required fee for your application as per the category

Uploading of Documents

Candidates need to upload the following documents while filling the UPPSC Civil Judge Application Form 2020.

  • Upload the scanned copy of recent passport size photograph
  • Upload the scanned of the signature

UPPSC PCS J 2020 Application fee

After uploading all the documents, candidates need to pay the application fee as per their category. The application fee can be paid through online mode by using a debit card or credit card or NEFT.

  • Candidates belonging to General & OBC candidates need to pay Rs. 125 as an online application fee whereas ST/ST/PWD category candidates have to pay Rs. 65.
  • For PwD candidates, the application fee is Rs. 25

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Admit Card

Upon closure of the Registration Window, the commission will evaluate the submission made by the students. Following thorough checking of the details provided, UPPSC will release UPPSC PCS (J) Admit Card 2020 to all the successfully registered candidates 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the examination.

The Commission (UPPSC) will release PCS J Admit Card 2020 on its official portal. The candidates will have to log in using the details generated during PCS J 2020 Application Process. 

The Online Admit card of PCS J will be displayed on the screen. Candidates will have to download and carry a physical copy of the admit card at the time of their examination.

The candidates are strictly advised to check all the details mentioned in the PCS J Admit Card 2020. Since the Admit Card serves as hall ticket for the students, any disparity/discrepancy in the details mentioned in the admit card and the ones provided during registration will result in cancellation of candidature.

Details mentioned in UPPSC PCS J Admit Card 2020

  • Name & Date of Birth of the candidate
  • User Id/Registration Number
  • Category
  • Exam Date and Time
  • UPPSC PCS J 2020 Exam Center
  • Candidate’s Signature & Photograph
  • UPPSC PCS J 2020 Exam Day Instructions

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of UP Judiciary 2020 involves three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Viva-voce. All the three stages of the exams are qualifying in nature. As per the notification, candidates scoring above the cut off will be eligible to appear for the next stage of selection process. Let us have a look at the detailed UP Judiciary 2020 Exam Pattern for all the stages here.

UPPSC PCS J Prelims Exam Pattern

The Preliminary round of UPPSC PCS J consists of two papers viz. Paper 1: General Studies and Paper 2: Law. The Paper 1 General Studies consists of everything ranging from dynamic Current Affairs to Static Social Sciences. The students are expected to keep a tab on recent changes concerning the socio-economic fabric of India and the world. 

Although there has not been any mention of the number of questions to be asked in the exam. Some industry experts such as leading coaching institutes’ and other veteran teachers have their take on this.

The industry leaders expect that there will be 100 questions in the paper constituting total marks of 200. As per the Judiciary Exam Pattern, the candidate will be offered with two marks for every right answer and 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The marks deducted are 1/3 of the total marks. 

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UPPSC PCS J Prelims Paper 1
Medium of Paper Offline
Mode of Paper Objective MCQ
Exam Duration 2 hours
Total Marks 150
Total Questions 75-100 (expected)
Reward on Right Answer +2 (expected)
Penalty on Wrong Answer -0.5 (expected)
*unattempted questions are not considered for evaluation

The Law Paper 2 of UPPSC PCS J 2020 includes day to day happenings around India as well as the world. The candidates are expected to well versed and acquainted with International Organisations, Jurisprudence, Indian Constitution and laws, Acts, Procedures, Codes, and Ethics.

As per the notification of UPPSC PCS J 2020, Paper 2 will be asked for the total marks of 300 which makes it twice as important as previous General Science in terms of weightage. 

Following the tunes of General Science, the notification does not say anything about the number of questions to be asked in the exam. But as per the predictions, it is expected to be as mentioned below

UPPSC PCS J Prelims Paper 2
Medium of Paper Offline
Mode of Paper Objective MCQ
Exam Duration 2 hours
Total Marks 300
Total Questions 150 (expected)
Reward on Right Answer +2 (expected)
Penalty on Wrong Answer -0.5 (expected)
*unattempted questions are not considered for evaluation

Total Marks of Paper 1 and II obtained by students in PCS J prelims 2020 will be considered for the preparation of merit list. The candidates securing marks above the mentioned cutoff will be called for the mains round of the recruitment process. 

It is to be noted that marks of UPPSC PCS J Prelims is only considered while shortlisting students for mains exam and not In the final merit list preparation.

UPPSC PCS J Mains Exam Pattern

There is a total of 5 papers each holding marks worth 200 in Mains level of the examination. Collectively they make mains level of UPPSC PCS J worth a whopping 1000 marks. The 5 subjects of PCS J Mains are:

  1. Paper I: General Knowledge
  2. Paper II: Language
  3. Paper III: Law I (Substantive Law)
  4. Paper IV: Law II (Procedure and Evidence)
  5. Paper V: Law III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)

The mode of examination of PCS J Mains is the offline subjective mode. Questions are to test candidates' understanding of the environment surrounding them which include recent ongoings in national and international interest.

Since the marks obtained by students are considered in the preparation of the Final Merit List, it makes the marks obtained by students very crucial in their UPPSC PCS journey.

Marks held by individual questions range from 5 to 20 marks and candidates are expected to provide a holistic approach with benefits, challenges, and way forward to the issue of discussion.

UPPSC PCS J Mains Paper 2
Medium of Paper Offline
Mode of Paper Subjective Answer Writing
Total Marks 200x5
Exam Duration 3 hours
Paper I: General Knowledge 200
Paper II: Language 200
Paper III: Law I (Substantive Law) 200
Paper IV: Law II (Procedure and Evidence) 200
Paper V: Law III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws) 200
*unattempted questions are not considered for evaluation

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Syllabus

Let us have a look at the detailed syllabus of the UP Judiciary from below and plan your preparation accordingly.

UPPSC PCS J 2020 Prelims Syllabus Paper I: General Knowledge

  • Current Event of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography: Physical Geography, Social Geography, Economic Geography
  • Indian Polity and Governance: Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues
  • Economic and Social Development, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives
  • Environment and Ecology
  • General Science.

UPPSC PCS J 2020 Prelims Syllabus Paper II: Law

  1. Jurisprudence 
  2. International Organisations
  3. Current International Affairs 
  4. Indian Constitution
  5. Transfer of Property Act 
  6. Indian Evidence Act
  7. Indian Penal Code 
  8. Civil Procedure Code
  9. Criminal Procedure Code
  10. Law of Contract

Click here to download the UP PCS J Syllabus PDF

UPPSC PCS J Mains Syllabus Paper I: General Knowledge

  • History of India and Indian Culture, 
  • Geography of India, 
  • Indian Polity, 
  • Current National Issues 
  • topics of Social relevance, 
  • India and the World,
  • Indian Economy, 
  • International Affairs and 
  • Institutions and 
  • development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space.

UPPSC PCS J Mains Syllabus Paper II: Language

The Language paper of UPPSC PCS J 2020 will be of 200 marks. It will comprise four question mentioned below

Essay to be written in English –  60 marks
English Précis writing – 60 marks
Translation of passage from Hindi to English –  40 marks
Translation of Passage from English to Hindi –  40 marks

UPPSC PCS J Mains Syllabus Paper III: Law-I (Substantive Law)

  • law of contracts, 
  • law of Partnership,
  • law concerning easements and torts, 
  • Law relating to the transfer of property including the principles of equity, 
  • principal of Equity 
  • Law of trust and specific relief, 
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law, 
  • Constitutional Law.

Note (as mentioned in notification): There shall be questions of 50 marks in relation to Constitutional Law alone

UPPSC PCS J Mains Syllabus Paper IV: Law-II (Procedure and Evidence)

  • the law of evidence, 
  • the Criminal Procedure Code 
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 
  • principles of pleading. 
  • practical matters such as the framing of charges 
  • issues the methods of dealing with the evidence of witnesses 
  • writing of judgment 
  • conduct of cases 

UPPSC PCS J Syllabus Paper V: Law-III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws)

  • Indian Penal Code, 
  • the Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951, 
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972, 
  • Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act, U.P. Panchayat Raj Act,
  • U.P. Consolidation of Holding Act, 1953, 
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973

Note (as mentioned in Notification): Answer to the questions of Local Laws will be compulsory. Questions pertaining to Penal Law will be of 50 marks, whereas, that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150 marks

UP Judiciary Preparation Tips 2020

As per the experts, following the preparation tips will help candidates to know how to plan their preparation and score good marks in the exam. Here, we have provided simple tips that help students to know how to prepare for the upcoming UP Judiciary 2020 Exam.

  • Before starting the preparation, understand the complete syllabus and exam pattern of the Judiciary exam of Uttar Pradesh.
  • After knowing the syllabus, collect the required study materials from a proper source including books from online.
  • A timetable should be laid down and every subject should be covered daily.
  • Then start your preparation with easy topics and then proceed to difficult topics.
  • Take up mock tests regularly and this will help candidates improve their speed and manage time in the exam.
  • Solving previous year papers and sample papers will help aspirants to do well in the exams and also work on their weaker subjects.
  • Note down where you go wrong and know how to correct the mistakes.

UPPSC PCS J 2020 Answer Key

Following the successful conduct of Prelims exams, the commission releases UP PCS J answer key at its official portal. The Answer Key of UPPSC PCS J 2020 can be checked as mentioned below

  • Visit
  • Navigate and click ‘UP PCS J 2020 answer key’
  • Download the Answer key 
  • Match your response with the answer mentioned
  • Download and keep a copy for future prospects

UPPCS PCS J Cutoff 2020

The Commission releases minimum qualifying marks for UPPSC PCS J Exam. The details about the minimum qualifying for each category is mentioned below

  • SC/ST: 30% of the total marks
  • Other Candidates: 40% of the total marks

Candidates securing marks below the aforementioned score will not be considered in the preparation of merit. However, candidates will have to score than the PCS J Cutoff for securing their place in the merit list. factors that influence UP PCS J cut off 2020 are mentioned below

  • Total candidates who have registered for the exam
  • Total number of candidates who actually appeared for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the questions
  • Number of vacancies available in each particular category
  • The total number of vacancies/posts.

UPPSC PCS J Prelims Result 2020

Following the successful completion of PCS J Prelims, UPPSC will release the PCS J 2020 Answer key followed by the PCS J cutoff and result of the prelims level. Candidates scoring above the mentioned cut off percentage will be deemed eligible to appear for the next level: PCS J 2020 Mains Examination. 

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission uploads PCS J 2020 Result in the form of a Merit List consisting of roll numbers shortlisted applicants

UPPSC PCS J Mains Result 2020

In a similar fashion, UPPSC will upload PCS J Mains Cut off percentage followed by the Mains Result. The result will be published on the portal of commission in form of merit list. Candidates deemed eligible will then be called for next and the final round of evaluation, The coveted PCS J Interview.

How Check PCS J Result?

  • Open
  • Navigate and click Link: ‘UP PCS J result 2020’ 
  • Download Merit List PDF
  • Open PDF form of Merit List
  • Press Ctrl+F, enter your roll number

Note: Generally the Merit List released is quite heavy, the search may take time more than usual

UPPSC PCS J Interview

The Final round, PCS J Interview is of 100 marks. Candidates are tested with reference to merit. The test gives due regard to the candidate’s ability, character, personality, and physique. Holistically the commission tests the candidates’ mental temperament and looks for values and qualities that are expected from the official of the service.


When will Commission Upload The Final Merit List?

Post completion of interview, UPPSC prepares UPPSC PCS J 2020 final merit list. It is expected to get uploaded within 10 to 15 days following the date of the interview. Any changes in the plan is notified to students through the official portal of UPPSC.

How to Challenge The Answer Key In Case Of Error/Mismatch?

The commission invites objections on the answers. Applicants can post their objections to commission. The commission them looks into the objections and posts regular updates on its official website

Is the Interview compulsory?

Yes, candidates qualifying the Mains exam will be eligible for Interview and it is mandatory for candidates to score minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for selection stage.

Is it difficult to study the entire UP Judiciary Syllabus?

Well, with the right preparation strategy and referring to the right Judiciary Exam Books it is easier to crack the exam with high score.