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UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022 (Prelims & Mains)

Author : Palak Khanna

March 10, 2022

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Quick Update: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission will soon release the official notification for the UP Judicial Services Exam to fill various civil judge posts in Uttar Pradesh High Court.

The selection process of the Uttar Pradesh Civil Judge Exam comprises three stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview round

All three stages are qualifying in nature.

The exam paper pattern differs for prelims and mains exams. Therefore, knowing the exam pattern will give you a fair idea about the overall structure of the question paper, the number of questions asked from each section, type of questions, marking scheme, and more.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022 for all the stages of the exam.

Did you know: The candidates are given 4 attempts to write the UP Judicial Services Exams.

UP Judiciary Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

Stage 1: The prelims exam is the first stage of the selection process. It is conducted in pen and paper mode.

  • The prelims question Paper of the UP Judiciary Exam consists of two papers: General Knowledge and Law.
  • UP Judiciary Exam Pattern - Prelims is conducted for a total of 450 marks.
  • The time duration of each paper is 2 hours. 
  • All the questions will be multiple-choice questions. 

Download Free Study Material for UP Judiciary Exams by Judiciary Gold

Paper Marks Exam Duration
Paper-1: General Knowledge 150 2 hours
Paper-2: Law 300 2 hours

Questions asked in General Knowledge and Law are derived from the chapters mentioned in the syllabus for UP PCS J Exam.

Most of the questions will be based on topics relating to the History of India and Indian Culture, Geography of India, Indian Polity, Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance, etc.

Note: The marks obtained in the prelims exam shall not be considered for preparing the final merit list.

UP Judiciary mock test

UP Judiciary mock test

UP Judiciary Mains Exam Pattern 2022

Stage 2: Mains exams

  • You are shortlisted for the mains exam only if you secure above the prescribed cut-off marks in the prelims exam. The main exam is conducted in offline mode. 
  • In the UP Judiciary Exam Pattern - Mains, there are a total of 5 subjects with a valuation of 200 marks each.
  • There are three papers of Law, one paper on general knowledge, and the other is language paper.
  • The exam is conducted for 100 marks, and all the questions are descriptive type.
  • The time duration of each paper is 3 hours.

Unlike UP Judiciary Prelims, marks obtained in mains are considered during UP Judiciary Merit List preparation. Hence it is essential to clear the mains session with a high score.

Here's some help to crack your UP PCS exams - Short Tricks to crack UP PCS J Exam on First Attempt

Let us look at the table below to know the detailed UP Judiciary Exam Mains Pattern.

Paper Subject Duration of the Exam Marks
I General Knowledge 3 hours 200
II Language 3 hours 200
III Law – I (Substantive Law) 3 hours 200
IV Law – II (Procedure and Evidence) 3 hours 200
V Law – III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws) 3 hours 200

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UP Judiciary Interview Exam Pattern 2022

Stage 3: UP Judiciary Interview is the last stage of the selection process. You are eligible for the interview only if you score above the UP Judiciary mains exam cut-off.

The interview holds a weightage of 100 marks. As the name suggests, the interview round consists of face-to-face interaction with an interview panel, which provides marks based on your performance in the interaction.

So is the interview questions designed to only check a candidate's knowledge? 

  • The UP Judiciary Interview Questions are not designed to test your knowledge but test your personality and temperament.
  • Authorities will add the marks obtained in the interview to the marks obtained in the written papers while preparing the merit list.
  • After clearing all three stages of the exam, you will get appointed as Civil Judge in the Uttar Pradesh High Court only after 
Paper Marks
UP Judiciary Interview 100

Read More to prepare for your general knowledge section - Short tricks to prepare GK for UP Judiciary Exam.

UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022 - Marks Break-up Procedure

As said above, there are three stages involved in the UP PCS J Exam.

UP Judiciary Final Merit List is prepared by calculating the total marks obtained by you in their mains exam and interview. 

Stages of UP Judiciary UP Judiciary Stages Weightage of UP Judiciary Stages Marks Breakup of UP Judiciary Stages Total Marks of UP Judiciary Stages
Stage 1 of UP Judiciary Prelims Qualifying 150+300 450
Stage 2 of UP Judiciary Mains Qualifying + Considered in Final Merit List 5*200 1000
Stage 3 of UP Judiciary Interview Qualifying + Considered in Final Merit List 100 100

Frequently Asked Questions

The UP Judiciary prelims exam consists of two papers: General Knowledge and Law.
In the UP Judiciary mains exam, there are a total of 5 papers, out of which three are Law papers, one is general knowledge paper and the other one is language paper.
According to the UP Judiciary paper pattern, the prelims exam is conducted for a total of 450 marks.
The UP Judicial Services Exam is conducted once in a year. However, it depends on the number of available vacancies.
No. As per the UP civil judge exam pattern, the marks scored in the prelims exam will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. These marks will be considered only for shortlisting the candidates to the Mains exam.
The UP Judiciary Exam Pattern consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains, and interview. All three stages are qualifying in nature.
No. The UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2021 varies for prelims and mains. You can go through the above post to know the detailed paper pattern for prelims and mains exams.
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UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022 (Prelims & Mains)

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : March 10, 2022

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Quick Update: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission will soon release the official notification for the UP Judicial Services Exam to fill various civil judge posts in Uttar Pradesh High Court.

The selection process of the Uttar Pradesh Civil Judge Exam comprises three stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview round

All three stages are qualifying in nature.

The exam paper pattern differs for prelims and mains exams. Therefore, knowing the exam pattern will give you a fair idea about the overall structure of the question paper, the number of questions asked from each section, type of questions, marking scheme, and more.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022 for all the stages of the exam.

Did you know: The candidates are given 4 attempts to write the UP Judicial Services Exams.

UP Judiciary Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

Stage 1: The prelims exam is the first stage of the selection process. It is conducted in pen and paper mode.

  • The prelims question Paper of the UP Judiciary Exam consists of two papers: General Knowledge and Law.
  • UP Judiciary Exam Pattern - Prelims is conducted for a total of 450 marks.
  • The time duration of each paper is 2 hours. 
  • All the questions will be multiple-choice questions. 

Download Free Study Material for UP Judiciary Exams by Judiciary Gold

Paper Marks Exam Duration
Paper-1: General Knowledge 150 2 hours
Paper-2: Law 300 2 hours

Questions asked in General Knowledge and Law are derived from the chapters mentioned in the syllabus for UP PCS J Exam.

Most of the questions will be based on topics relating to the History of India and Indian Culture, Geography of India, Indian Polity, Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance, etc.

Note: The marks obtained in the prelims exam shall not be considered for preparing the final merit list.

UP Judiciary mock test

UP Judiciary mock test

UP Judiciary Mains Exam Pattern 2022

Stage 2: Mains exams

  • You are shortlisted for the mains exam only if you secure above the prescribed cut-off marks in the prelims exam. The main exam is conducted in offline mode. 
  • In the UP Judiciary Exam Pattern - Mains, there are a total of 5 subjects with a valuation of 200 marks each.
  • There are three papers of Law, one paper on general knowledge, and the other is language paper.
  • The exam is conducted for 100 marks, and all the questions are descriptive type.
  • The time duration of each paper is 3 hours.

Unlike UP Judiciary Prelims, marks obtained in mains are considered during UP Judiciary Merit List preparation. Hence it is essential to clear the mains session with a high score.

Here's some help to crack your UP PCS exams - Short Tricks to crack UP PCS J Exam on First Attempt

Let us look at the table below to know the detailed UP Judiciary Exam Mains Pattern.

Paper Subject Duration of the Exam Marks
I General Knowledge 3 hours 200
II Language 3 hours 200
III Law – I (Substantive Law) 3 hours 200
IV Law – II (Procedure and Evidence) 3 hours 200
V Law – III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws) 3 hours 200

up judiciary preparation

up judiciary preparation

UP Judiciary Interview Exam Pattern 2022

Stage 3: UP Judiciary Interview is the last stage of the selection process. You are eligible for the interview only if you score above the UP Judiciary mains exam cut-off.

The interview holds a weightage of 100 marks. As the name suggests, the interview round consists of face-to-face interaction with an interview panel, which provides marks based on your performance in the interaction.

So is the interview questions designed to only check a candidate's knowledge? 

  • The UP Judiciary Interview Questions are not designed to test your knowledge but test your personality and temperament.
  • Authorities will add the marks obtained in the interview to the marks obtained in the written papers while preparing the merit list.
  • After clearing all three stages of the exam, you will get appointed as Civil Judge in the Uttar Pradesh High Court only after 
Paper Marks
UP Judiciary Interview 100

Read More to prepare for your general knowledge section - Short tricks to prepare GK for UP Judiciary Exam.

UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022 - Marks Break-up Procedure

As said above, there are three stages involved in the UP PCS J Exam.

UP Judiciary Final Merit List is prepared by calculating the total marks obtained by you in their mains exam and interview. 

Stages of UP Judiciary UP Judiciary Stages Weightage of UP Judiciary Stages Marks Breakup of UP Judiciary Stages Total Marks of UP Judiciary Stages
Stage 1 of UP Judiciary Prelims Qualifying 150+300 450
Stage 2 of UP Judiciary Mains Qualifying + Considered in Final Merit List 5*200 1000
Stage 3 of UP Judiciary Interview Qualifying + Considered in Final Merit List 100 100

Frequently Asked Questions

The UP Judiciary prelims exam consists of two papers: General Knowledge and Law.
In the UP Judiciary mains exam, there are a total of 5 papers, out of which three are Law papers, one is general knowledge paper and the other one is language paper.
According to the UP Judiciary paper pattern, the prelims exam is conducted for a total of 450 marks.
The UP Judicial Services Exam is conducted once in a year. However, it depends on the number of available vacancies.
No. As per the UP civil judge exam pattern, the marks scored in the prelims exam will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. These marks will be considered only for shortlisting the candidates to the Mains exam.
The UP Judiciary Exam Pattern consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains, and interview. All three stages are qualifying in nature.
No. The UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2021 varies for prelims and mains. You can go through the above post to know the detailed paper pattern for prelims and mains exams.

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