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UP Judiciary Exam 2023 - Check Eligibility, Vacancy & Exam Dates

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : May 23, 2023


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After a wait of 4 years, the Uttar Pradesh Public Commission announced the most awaited vacancies for Civil Judge Recruitment through a public notice. Following that, the notification on the UP PCS J Exam was published on December 10, 2022.

The Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Exam is one of the most sought-after examinations in India. Every year, thousands of aspirants from across the country appear for the exam to make their mark in the judiciary.

The exam is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main Exam, and interview. However, the final selection will be based on the marks scored in the main (written) exam and the interview.

Did you know the reservation policies, vacancies, and syllabus for the UP civil judge have recently been updated? It's true!

  • Expanded Reservation Categories - Previously, there were limited categories for reservations. However, now candidates with PWD and locomotory disabilities, leprosy, dwarfism, acid attack victims, low vision and hearing have also been included. (Don't stop - keep scrolling to stay updated with the latest changes in UP Civil Judge Exam!)
  • Updated Syllabus for UP Judicial Services Exam - 9 new topics have been added to the syllabus, including social relevance to persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and offences against women and children. (Scroll till the end to get more insights on the UP Judicial Services syllabus!)

UP Judicial Services Highlights 2023

Details Highlights
Exam Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
Exam Name U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Examination
Exam Level State Level
Exam Mode Offline (Pen and Paper-based)
Number of Stages 3 (Preliminary, Mains, and Viva-Voce)
Application Process Online
Exam Language English and Hindi
Salary Range Rs. 27,700 - Rs. 44,700 per month
UP Civil Judge Age Limit 22 to 35 years (as of 1st July 2023)
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from a recognized university
Official Website https://uppsc.up.nic.in/

UP Judiciary Exam Notification 2023

The official UP Civil Judge Notification notification was released on the official website of the UP Public Service Commission on 10 December 2022.

Click the buttons below to download the UP Civil Judge Notification PDF 2022 in Hindi and English.

UP Judiciary Exam Date 2023

With the onset of the second stage of this exam, you must be looking for UP Judiciary Mains Exam Date. It is scheduled for 3 days starting from May 23, 2023. Let's dive into all the important UP Judiciary Exam Dates:

Important Events Important Dates
Starting Date of Online Application 10 December 2022
Last Date of Online Application 10 January 2023
UP PCS J Prelims Admit card 30 January 2023 
UP Judicial Service Prelims Examination 12 February 2023
UP Judiciary Prelims Result 2023 Date 16 March 2023
UP Judiciary Mains Admit Card 12 May 2023 (Released)
UP Civil Judge Mains Exam 2023 23 May - 25 May 2023
UP PCS J Interview Schedule To Be Announced

UP Judiciary Mains Paper Schedule 2023


  • First Session (9:30 am to 12:30 pm): General Science
  • Second Session (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm): English Language


  • First Session (9:30 am to 12:30 pm): Hindi Language
  • Second Session (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm): Law Paper I – (Substantive Law)


  • First Session (9:30 am to 12:30 pm): Law Paper -II (Procedure and Evidence)
  • Second Session (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm): Law Paper -III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)

UP PCS J Salary 2023

The salary of the Uttar Pradesh Civil Judge High Court ranges between Rs. 27,700 - Rs. 44,700 per month. Apart from the Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Salary, the civil judge is entitled to get many other allowances and perks, which are as follows.

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

UP PCS J Vacancy 2023

To help you get an idea about the number of vacancies, we have provided the category-wise vacancies of UP Civil Judge in the table below:

Category UP Judiciary Exam 2023 Vacancy
General 123
OBC 81
SC 63
ST 06
EWS 30
Ex-Servicemen 15
DFF 06
Women 60
PwD 12
Total 303

UP Judiciary Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Those who will satisfy specific eligibility requirements can apply for the exam. The detailed UP PCS J Exam Eligibility Criteria regarding age limit, educational qualification, and nationality are below.

UPPSC Civil Judge Age Limit

  • You must be between the age group of 22 years to 35 years on the first day of July next following the year, i.e. 01.07.2023.
  • You must not have been born after 1st July 2001 and not before 2nd July 1988.

Here is the category-wise age relaxation for UP Judiciary:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 5 Years
Sports Person 5 Years
State Govt. Employees 5 Years
Physical Handicapped 15 Years
Ex. Servicemen 5 Years

UPPCS Civil Judge Eligibility: Educational Qualification

  • You must have completed a Bachelor of Laws from the any recognized University of Uttar Pradesh.
  • You must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act 1961, a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland, or a Member Faculty of Advocates in Scotland and are entitled to practice in the Court.
  • You must possess a thorough Knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri Script.

Nationality for UPPCS Civil Judge Eligibility

  • You must be a Citizen of India. 

UP PCS J Application Process 2023

You can fill out the UP Judiciary Application Form only online mode. If you want to apply for the UP Judiciary exam, fill out the online form on or before the last date.

On clicking "ALL NOTIFICATIONS/ADVERTISEMENTS” on the official website of UP Public Service Commission, i.e., uppsc.up.nic.in, the online advertisement will be displayed for the post of Civil Judge in three parts.

  1. User Instructions
  2. View Advertisement
  3. Apply

Click on “Apply” for Online Application.

You can follow the three stages mentioned below while filling out the online form:

First Stage:

  • On clicking “Apply”, the candidate registration form will be displayed.
  • The basic registration form will be displayed by clicking the ‘Candidate Registration’ respective to the Examination.
  • After filling out the basic registration form, the candidates must check all the information filled by them.
  • If any correction/modification is required, click on the "Edit" button and ensure the required corrections/modifications.
  • After being fully satisfied with all the information filled, click on ‘Submit Application’.
  • Consequently, the registration of the first stage shall be over. Thereafter “Print Registration Slip” shall be displayed, and Print of Registration Slip must be taken by clicking on Print Registration Slip.

Second Stage:

  • After completing the procedure of the first stage, ‘Fee’ shall be displayed with the caption “Click here to proceed for payment”.
  • After clicking the above caption of “Click here to proceed for payment”, the home page of State Bank MOPS (Multi Option Payment System) shall be displayed comprising three modes of payment which are as follows:
  • After depositing the required fee by any one of the above-prescribed modes, “Payment Acknowledgement Receipt (PAR)” shall be displayed along with detail of the fee payment, the print of which must be taken by clicking on “Print Payment Receipt.”

Three Stages:

  • On completing the second stage's procedure, click “Proceed for final submission of the application form". 
  • The candidates must enter all the required information in the format prescribed in the Notification.
  • After filling in all entries in the format, the candidates may click “PREVIEW” to see that all entries and information are correctly entered.
  • After fully satisfying themselves, click the "SUBMIT" button to forward the same to the Commission.

UP Judiciary Exam 2023 Application Fee

The application fee can be paid only online using a debit card, credit card, or NEFT. An online transaction fee of 25 INR and the UP Civil Judge Exam application fee will also be charged.

The prescribed fee for Preliminary examination for different categories is mentioned below:

Category Exam Fee On-line processing fee Total
Unreserved/OBC/EWS Rs. 100/- Rs. 25/- Rs. 125/-
SC/ST Rs. 40/- Rs. 25/- Rs. 65/-
Persons with Disabilities Exam fee NIL Rs. 25/- Rs. 25/-
Ex-Servicemen Rs. 40/- Rs. 25/- Rs. 65/

UP PCS J Admit Card 2023

UPPSC releases the UP Judiciary Admit Card two weeks before the commencement of the examination on its official portal. You must log in to the portal using the user ID and password to download the admit card.

The following details are mentioned on the UP PCS J Admit Card:

  • Name & Date of Birth
  • User Id/Registration Number
  • Category
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Exam Center
  • Signature & Photograph

UP PCS J Exam Pattern 2023

The exam pattern of UP Judiciary 2023 involves three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Viva-voce. All three stages of the exams are qualifying in nature.

UPPSC PCS J Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

The Preliminary round of UPPSC PCS J consists of two papers viz. Paper 1: General Studies and Paper 2: Law.

Paper Medium of Paper Mode of Paper Exam Duration Total Marks Penalty for Wrong Answer
1 Offline Objective MCQ 2 hours 150 -0.33
2 Offline Objective MCQ 2 hours 300 -0.33

UP PCS J Mains Exam Pattern 2023

Medium of Paper Offline
Mode of Paper Subjective Answer Writing
Exam Duration 3 hours
Paper I: General Knowledge 200
Paper II: English Language 100
Paper-III: Hindi Language     100
Paper IV: Law I (Substantive Law) 200
Paper V: Law II (Procedure and Evidence) 200
Paper VI: Law III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws) 200
*unattempted questions are not considered for evaluation

UP Judiciary Syllabus 2023

Knowing the UP PSC J Syllabus will help you understand the crucial topics studied in each stage. Go through the syllabus from the post below and plan your preparation accordingly.

UP PCS J 2023 Prelims Syllabus

Here is the complete UP Judicial Services syllabus of the prelims exam of both paper I and paper II.

Paper I: General Knowledge

  • Indian History and Indian Culture
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National & International Issues
  • General Knowledge
  • Communications and Space
  • India and the World
  • Indian Economy
  • International Affairs
  • International Organisations
  • International Affairs and Institutions
  • Topics of Social Relevance to persons with disabilities, senior citizens and offences on women & children
  • Salient Features of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016
  • Maintenance and Welfare of Parents
  • Senior Citizens Act, 2007
  • Science and Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
  • Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012

Paper-II: Law

(i) Jurisprudence (ii) International Organisations
(iii) Current International Affairs (iv) Indian Constitution
(v) Transfer of Property Act (vi) Indian Evidence Act
(vii) Indian Penal Code (viii) Civil Procedure Code
(ix) Criminal Procedure Code (x) Law of Contract

UP PCS J Mains Syllabus 2023

Check the detailed UP Civil Judge Syllabus of Mains and prepare well to score good marks in the exam.

UP Judiciary Syllabus of Paper 1 (General Knowledge)

  • The History of India and Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National Issues 
  • India and the World
  • Indian Economy
  • International Affairs and Institutions
  • Development in the field of Science and Technology
  • Communications and Space
  • Topics of social relevance to persons with disabilities, senior citizens and offences on women & children 
  • Maintenance & Welfare of Parents 
  • Salient Features of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016
  • Maintenance & Welfare of Parents 
  • Senior Citizens Act, 2007
  • Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
  • India and the World
  • Indian Economy
  • International Affairs
  • Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology
  • Communications and Space

UP PCS J Syllabus of Paper 2 (English Language)

  • Essay - 50 marks
  • English Précis writing - 30 marks
  • Translation of passage from Hindi to English - 20 marks

The main aim of the language exam is to check the proficiency of the candidates in the English language.

UP Judiciary Syllabus of Paper 3 (Hindi Language)

  • Essay - 50 marks
  • Hindi Précis writing - 30 marks
  • Translation of Passage from English to Hindi - 20 marks

UP PCS J Syllabus 2023 of Paper 4 (Law I - Substantive Law)

Law of Contracts Law of Partnership
Law concerning Easements and Torts Transfer of Property
The Law Relating to the Principles of Equity Substantive Laws
Law of Trust and Specific Relief Hindu Law
Mohammedan Law Constitutional Law

UP Judiciary Syllabus of Paper 5 (Law II - Procedure & Evidence Laws)

  • Code of Civil Procedure 
  • Principles of Pleading
  • Evidence of witnesses
  • Framing of charges
  • Practical matters
  • Principles of pleading
  • The conduct of cases
  • The Criminal Procedure Code
  • The Law of Evidence
  • The writing of judgment

UP PCS J Syllabus 2023 of Paper 6 (Law III - Penal, Revenue, & Local Laws)

  • Indian Penal Code
  • Uttar Pradesh Revenue Code, 2006
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban Building (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972
  • Uttar Pradesh Regulation of Urban Premises Tenancy Act, 2021
  • Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act
  • U.P. Panchayat Raj Act
  • U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act,1973
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UP Judiciary Exam 2023 Preparation Tips

The preparation strategy is different for each stage. So, here are the buttons for the UP PCS J Preparation:  

UP PCS J Answer Key 2023

Following the successful conduct of the exam, the commission releases the UP PCS J answer key at its official portal.

You can download and cross-check all your answers from the UP Judiciary answer key PDF by clicking "Key Answer Sheet".

The answer key of UP PCS J 2023 can be checked by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website uppsc.up.nic.in
  • Navigate and click on the 'UP PCS J 2023 Key Answer Sheet.'
  • Download the Key Answer Sheet. 
  • Match your response with the answer mentioned
  • Download and keep a copy for prospects

UP Judiciary Exam 2023 Result 2023

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission will release the result after completing the exam. On clicking the "Result" option, the candidate can see the result status periodically.

The Commission will upload UP PCS J Result in a Merit List consisting of roll numbers of shortlisted applicants.

  • Visit the official website of the UP High Court
  • Navigate and click Link: 'UP PCS J result.' 
  • 'Download' Merit List PDF
  • Open PDF form of Merit List
  • Press Ctrl+F, enter your roll number

UP PCS J Cut Off 2023

The UP Judiciary cut off marks are one of the most crucial aspects of the selection process for the candidates appearing for the exam. It is the minimum score that the candidate must obtain to qualify for the next stage of the recruitment process.

The cut-off marks are determined based on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, and the number of vacancies available. The UP Judiciary cut-off differs for each category of candidates, and only those who meet the criteria are selected for the next round. 

UP Judiciary Exam Minimum Qualifying Marks

The details about the minimum qualifying for each category are mentioned below.

Category Prelims Minimum Qualifying %
S.C. & S.T. candidates 35%
Other Categories 40%

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In conclusion, the UP Judiciary Exam is a critical examination for law aspirants who wish to serve in the judicial system of Uttar Pradesh, India. The rigorous selection process ensures that only the most qualified and competent individuals are appointed as judges.

Major takeaways:

  • Competitive and prestigious examination
  • Gateway to a career in the judiciary
  • Tests knowledge of Indian law and the Constitution
  • Comprises Preliminary, Main, and Interview stages
  • Requires thorough preparation and dedication
  • Aims to recruit the most capable individuals
  • Contributes to an efficient and effective legal system in Uttar Pradesh

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."

Frequently Asked Questions

You must be a citizen of India and have completed a bachelor's of law from a recognized university to apply for the Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Exam.
The candidates' minimum age should be 22 years, and the maximum age must be 35 years to apply for the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services Exam.
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.
The selection process for the UP Civil Judge exam involves three stages, as mentioned below: Prelims, Mains and Interview

The Preliminary exam of UP Judicial Services consists of two papers: Paper 1 is a Law composed of multiple-choice questions, and the exam is conducted for 300 marks, and Paper 2 is a General Studies that consists of multiple-choice questions from law topics for 300 marks.

Yes, you must qualify for the Mains exam to be eligible for the Viva-Voce Stage. This interview is conducted for candidates who have successfully cleared the UP Judicial Services Mains exam. 
UP Judiciary Notification 2023 was released on 10 December 2022. 
No. The application for the UP Judiciary Exam can be filled only in online mode.

UP Judiciary Preparation is not the big deal that the internet makes it to be. Anyone can crack the exam with the right books, consistent revision, and proper time management. Read the article thoroughly to interpret the UP PCS J Exam.

One can read any good newspaper for Current Affairs preparation. Usually The Hindu is preferred by judiciary exam aspirants due to its precise and concise articles.


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