Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission will release a notification for the post of civil judge in Uttar Pradesh soon. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam must carefully fill the application form and start preparing to score well.

UP Judiciary Exam is conducted in three stages, preliminary mains, and interview. The topics covered in the exam revolve mainly around IEA, i.e.Indian Evidence Act, TP (Transfer Property), and Contract Act. in this article we are listing out a few tips to crack the UP Judiciary General Studies section and score better marks.

UP Judiciary Exam Dates

Before knowing the UP Judiciary Preparation Tips and tricks candidates must really go through the exam dates to avoid any confusion. The dates mentioned below are tentative, candidates must check the official website to confirm them.

Events Dates (Tentative)
UP Judiciary Notification November 2020
Starting Date of Online Application November 2020
Last Date of Online Application November 2020
UP Judicial Service Prelims Examination Last week of December 2020

What is General Studies in UP Judiciary Exam?

General studies or general knowledge as we know it is often undermined by the judiciary aspirants. However, having a grasp in this section will help them qualify the mains and interviews as well. Although the weightage of the General Studies or General Knowledge section in the UP Judiciary exam is not much, however, one must focus on this section in order to clear the preliminary stage of the exam.

UP Judiciary Online Coaching

UP Judiciary Online Coaching

The weightage of the General Studies section is 150 marks only. Similarly in the mains section, General Knowledge comprises questions worth 200 marks. when the candidate goes for an interview round the questions based on general studies are twisted but important. The panel asks questions that are opinion based and revolve around the current affairs in the country and across the world.

The General Studies section is as important as any other section in the exam. So students are advised to pay equal attention to this subject.

How to Start Preparing for UP Judiciary General Studies?

The UP Judiciary Syllabus suggests that paper 2, General Knowledge or General Studies section will consist of Indian history and Indian culture, Indian geography, Indian politics, current national affairs, India and world, Indian economics, International affairs, International Organisations, science and technology, Information technology and space, etc.

To prepare for the exam, here are some tips suggested by the experts.

  • Focus on current affairs

The first and foremost tip shared by the experts for the UP Judiciary General Studies exam is focusing on current affairs. Be well-versed with what is happening currently in the country and around the world. Lately, the weightage of questions from current affairs has seen a considerable surge.

  • Solve previous year question papers

For topics including history and geography, solving previous year question papers will be a very good option. Candidates will have a clear understanding of the types of questions asked, and the important topics to focus on. Often, the questions asked are covered in a twisted form in previous year’s exams.

  • Make quick notes for revision

This tip is particularly helpful when you are preparing for the economics section. A few topics that are important for the UP Judiciary exam are a 5-year plan (titles and what were the objectives), nationalization of banks, historic events, etc. Prepare notes on banking systems as well, they will come in handy as well. Study about the environment and recent developments on its front as well.

  • Make newspaper reading a habit

UP Judiciary Mock Tests

UP Judiciary Mock Tests

When you are preparing for the judiciary exam, make sure to dedicate a few hours of your day to the reading newspaper. This will give you a multi-dimensional view of current events happening around the world and will help you form a thought-process and opinions. 

  • Prioritize preparation from Bare Act

As is said, ‘Bare Act is the Bible’ is true. If you are knowledgeable enough with Bare Act, your preliminary exams will be easy to crack. Emphasize on constitutions, especially dictated by the honourable Supreme Court.

Books Recommended for UP Judiciary General Studies Section

While preparing for the UP Judiciary General Studies exam, candidates must thoroughly prepare their preparation strategy. It also includes referring to the right resource material and UP Judiciary Exam Books.

Name of the Book Publication
Competition in Focus Arihant Publications
Class 11 & Class 12 Geography books NCERT
Class 11 & Class 12 Economics Books NCERT


What is the syllabus of the UP Judiciary Prelims exam?

The UP Judiciary Prelims exam consists of 2 papers, General Knowledge/ General Studies, and Law. The topics covered in both these sections are History, Geography, Economics, Polity, and Current affairs for General Studies, while Jurispendence, International Organizations, Indian Constitution, IPC, CPC, CRPC, IEA, etc.

What is the selection criteria of UP Judiciary Exams?

The selection is based on the performance of the candidate in 3 stages of the exam, Preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview process.

What is the pattern of the UP Judiciary Prelims exam?

The 2 papers in the exam have 150 multiple-choice questions for a total of 300 marks.