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Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the UP Judiciary Exam to fill in various posts of Civil Judge in the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch).

This year, it is expected that around 95 Civil Judge Posts will be released by the Uttar Pradesh High Court. 

To apply for the UP Judicial Services exam, you must hold a degree of bachelor's of law from a recognized university. Also, your age should be between 22-35 years in order to fill the online form.

Are you an aspirant for the UP PCS J Exam?, Well read through the post to get an insight about the exam dates, number of vacancies, the application process, exam pattern, and more?

UP Judiciary Notification 2021

The official notification will be released on the official website of the UP Public Service Commission.

The selection process of the UP Judiciary Exam consists of three stages i.e., prelims, mains, and interview. All three stages are qualifying in nature.

The UP PCS J 2021 notification will have all the important formation like eligibility criteria, important dates, syllabus, etc. You can download the previous year's notification below to know about the examination. 

Download UP Judiciary 2018 Exam Notification (English)

Download UP Judiciary 2018 Exam Notification (Hindi)

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Uttar Pradesh Judiciary 2021 Exam Dates

Go through the table below to know all the important events related to the UP Judiciary 2021 Exam.

Events Dates (Tentative)
UP Judiciary Notification June 2021
Starting Date of Online Application June 2021
Last Date of Online Application July 2021
UP Judicial Service Prelims Examination To be Notified

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UP PCS J Vacancy

This year, it is expected that 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 you to check the vacancy list before proceeding with the application form. We will update you category-wise UP Civil Judge vacancy list as soon as the notification is released by the commission.

To help you get an idea about the number of vacancies, we have provided previous year category-wise vacancies in the table below.

Category Vacancy
General 306
OBC 164
SC 128
ST 12

UP PCS J 2021 Salary

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, civil 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Those who will satisfy certain eligibility requirements are eligible to apply for the exam. Here is the detailed UP PCS J Exam Eligibility Criteria in terms of age limit, educational qualification, and nationality.

  • You must have completed a Bachelor of Laws from the any recognized University of Uttar Pradesh.
  • You must be a Citizen of India 
  • Your age should be between 22-35 years to apply for the UP Judiciary Exam.

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Application Process 2021

The UP Judiciary Application Form can be filled only in online mode. If you are interested to apply for the UP Judiciary exam, then make sure to fill the online form on or before the last date. You can follow the steps mentioned below while filling the online form.

  • Visit the official website of UP Public Service Commission i.e.
  • On the Home page, click on the "Candidate Segment" tab
  • 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
  • A 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
  • 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

UPPSC PCS J Application fee

The application fee can be paid only in online mode by using a debit card or credit card or NEFT.

  • For General & OBC category - Rs. 125
  • ST/ST/PWD category - Rs. 65.
  • For PwD category, the application fee is Rs. 25

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Admit Card 2021

UPPSC will release the admit card 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the examination. The Commission (UPPSC) will release PCS J Admit Card on its official portal. You will have to log in to the portal using the user ID and password to download the admit card.

Note that any disparity/discrepancy in the details mentioned in the admit card and the ones provided during registration will result in the cancellation of your candidature

The following details are mentioned on the UP Judiciary Admit Card: Name & Date of Birth, User Id/Registration Number, Category, Exam Date and Time, Exam Center, Signature & Photograph, Exam Day Instructions

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Exam Pattern 2021

The exam pattern of UP Judiciary 2021 involves three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Viva-voce. All three stages of the exams are qualifying in nature. As per the notification, you must score above the cut-off in order to be eligible for the next stage of the selection process. Let us have a look at the detailed UP Judiciary Exam Pattern for all the stages in the post below.

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.

Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Paper 1 General Studies consists of everything ranging from dynamic Current Affairs to Static Social Sciences.  

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

Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Paper 2 of the UP Judiciary Prelims exam includes day-to-day happenings around India as well as the world. 

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 the Wrong Answer -0.5 (expected)
*unattempted questions are not considered for evaluation

UPPSC PCS J Mains Exam Pattern

There are a total of 5 papers each holding marks worth 200 in Mains level of the examination. The mode of examination of PCS J Mains is the offline subjective mode.

Marks held by individual questions range from 5 to 20 marks and you are expected to provide a holistic approach with benefits, challenges, and a 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

UP Judicial Services Syllabus 2021

Being aware of the UP Judiciary Syllabus will help you know the important topics to be studied in each stage. Go through the syllabus from the post below and plan your preparation accordingly.

UPPSC PCS J 2021 Prelims Syllabus

Here is the complete syllabus of the Uttar Pradesh Judiciary prelims exam of both paper 1 and paper 2.

Paper I: General Knowledge

Current Event of national and international importance, History of India and the 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

Paper II: Law

Jurisprudence, International Organisations, Current International Affairs, Indian Constitution, Transfer of Property Act, Indian Evidence Act, Indian Penal Code, Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Law of Contract

UPPSC PCS J Mains Syllabus

Check the detailed UP PCS J Mains Syllabus and start your preparation well in advance to score good marks in the exam.

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.

Paper II: Language

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

 Paper III: Law-I (Substantive Law)

the law of contracts, the law of Partnership, the 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.

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, the conduct of cases 

Paper V: Law-III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)

Indian Penal Code, 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

UP Judiciary Preparation Tips 2021

As per the experts, following the preparation tips will help you know how to plan your preparation and score good marks in the exam. Here, we have provided simple UP PCS J Preparation Tips that help you to know how to plan your preparation in a better way.

As the prelims exam consists of two papers, make sure to set a different preparation strategy for each paper. Follow reverse engineering technique i.e., start from solving MCQs and shiftily move to solve Bare Act questions like the long answer questions while preparing for the prelims exam.

Make sure to prepare a question bank of 50 questions from each major topic and create 50 HOTS questions as this question bank will help you at the time of revision.

Make a habit of reading newspapers, magazines, and columns daily as it will help improve your English and General Awareness and will keep them updated about what is going around the world.

Also, you can opt for the best Judiciary Online Coaching to enhance your preparation and better succeed in the exam.

UPPSC PCS J 2021 Answer Key

Following the successful conduct of the exam, the commission releases the UP PCS J answer key at its official portal. The Answer Key of UPPSC PCS J 2021 can be checked as mentioned below

  • Visit the official website
  • Navigate and click ‘UP PCS J 2021 answer key’
  • Download the Answer key 
  • Match your response with the answer mentioned
  • Download and keep a copy for future prospects

UPPSC Judiciary Result 2021

Following the successful completion of the exam, UPPSC will release the result. Those who score above the mentioned cut-off percentage will be deemed eligible to appear for the next level: PCS J 2021 Mains Examination. 

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

You can follow the steps mentioned below to check your results

  • Visit the official website of 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 2021 Cutoff

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 Category: 40% of the total marks

The following factors are considered to determine the UP Judiciary Cut off:

  • Total students who have registered for the exam
  • Total number of students who actually appeared for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the paper
  • Number of vacancies available in each particular category
  • Previous Year Cut Off


How many attempts are there in UP PCS J Exam 2021?

As per the notification, 6 attempts are there in UP Civil Judge Exam 2021. However, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the exam.

What is the eligibility criteria for UP Judicial Services Exam?

A candidate must be a citizen of India and he/she must have complete bachelors of lar from a recognized university in order to apply for the UttarPradesh Judiciary Exam.

What is the required age limit to apply for UP PCS J 2021 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.

What salary and perks do UP Judges get?

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

What is the selection process for UP Judicial Services exam 2021?

The selection process of UP Civil Judge exam involves three stages as mentioned below:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

What is the prelims exam pattern of the UP Judiciary?

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

Is Viva-Voce stage compulsory in UP PCS J Exam?

Yes, candidates qualifying in the Mains exam will be eligible for the Viva-Voce Stage. This is an Interview conducted for candidates who have successfully cleared the UP Judicial Services Mains exam. 

When is UP PCS J 2021 Notification be released?

It is expected that the UP Judiciary Notification 2021 will be released in the tentatively in the last week of June 2021.

What is the mode of the UP Judiciary Exam?

The application of the UP Judiciary Exam can be filled only in online mode.

How to Prepare for UP Judiciary?

UP Judiciary Preparation 2021 is not a big deal that the internet makes it to be. With the right books, consistent revision, and proper time management, anyone can crack the exam. Read the article thoroughly to know how to crack the UP PCS J Exam.

Is there any recommended newspaper for UP judiciary 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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