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UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 (Prelims & Mains)

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : May 15, 2023


Reader's Digest: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UP PCS) has released the official notification for the UP Judicial Services Exam to fill various civil judge posts in the Uttar Pradesh High Court on its official website. As you all know, the notification of the UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 is lengthy, and most aspirants skim through it in haste and miss the essential details. We don't want that to happen to you! That is why we present a detailed blog post on the UP PCS J exam pattern. Read carefully to get a complete insight into all the stages of the exam.

UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 - (Prelims, Mains & Interview)

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

However, the exam pattern of each stage differs in the mode, the number of papers, and the total number of questions. 

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview round

The UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 differs for prelims and mains exams. Therefore, knowing the UP PCS J exam pattern will give you a fair idea about the overall structure of the question paper, the number of questions asked from each section, the type of questions, the marking scheme, and more.

Come, let's go through the Prelims exam pattern first.

" Do you know?: According to the provisions of the Rule-10 of "The U.P. Judicial Service (Amendment) Rules, 2003 dated 19 March, 2003, the candidates are given four attempts to write the UP Judicial Services Exams. "

UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 for Prelims

The preliminary exam is the stepping stone of your journey to becoming a Civil Judge. This is qualifying stage. . 

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

  • The prelims question Paper of the UP Judiciary Exam consists of two papers viz. Paper 1: General Studies and Paper 2: Law.
  • As per the official notification of UP PCS J Exam Pattern, Prelims are conducted for a total of 450 marks.
  • It is conducted in offline mode, that is, pen and paper mode. 
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
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Questions asked in General Knowledge and Law are derived from the chapters mentioned in the UP PCS J Exam syllabus.

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 issues of Social relevance, etc.

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

Check: UP PCS J Admit Card 2023

UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 for Mains

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.

In the UP PCS J Exam Pattern - Mains, there are five subjects. There are three papers on Law, one paper on general knowledge, and the other two are language papers.

Let us look at the table below for the detailed UP PCS J Exam Pattern for Mains Paper:

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

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UP PCS J Interview Exam Pattern 2023

UP Judiciary Interview is the last stage of the selection process. You are eligible for the interview only if you score above the UP PCS J 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 exchange.

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

  • The UP Judiciary Interview Questions are not designed to test your knowledge but 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 exam stages, you will be appointed as a Civil Judge in the Uttar Pradesh High Court.
Paper Marks
UP Judiciary Interview 100

Check: UP PCS J Application Form 2023

Stage-wise Marks Break-up of UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023  

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 your mains exam and interview. 

Stages of UP PCS J UP Judiciary Stages Weightage of UP PCS J Stages Marks Breakup of UP PCS J Stages Total Marks of UP Judiciary Stages
Stage 1 of UP PCS J Prelims Qualifying 150+300 450
Stage 2 of UP PCS J Mains Qualifying + Considered in Final Merit List 3*200 + 2*100 800
Stage 3 of UP PCS J Interview Qualifying + Considered in Final Merit List 100 100

Summing Up - That was all about the UP PCS J Exam Pattern. Save this informative blog post if you wish to see the exam pattern again. Explore more such blogs on UP PCS J from here. Good luck with your preparation! Happy Reading! 

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