Uttar Pradesh High Court shall release the notification for the post of Civil Judge very soon. If you are one of the civil judge aspirants, then make sure to know the UP PCS J exam eligibility criteria before you proceed with the application process. 

You need to full fill certain important criteria prescribed by the exam conducting authorities that include nationality, age limit, educational qualification, and other important instructions. 

UP Judiciary Exam Eligibility 2021

  • The basic requirement to fill UP Judiciary Application form is to have completed bachelors' of law from a University established by Law in the U.P. or from the any other University of India recognized for this purpose by the Governor to apply for the exam. 
  • Your age should not be less than 23 years and more than 35 years as of 01 July 2021.
  • Your candidature will get cancelled if you fail to meet the basic UP Judiciary Eligibility Criteria.
  • Let's understand the eligibility criteria for UP Judicial Services below.

UP Judiciary Age Limit 2021

The age limit criteria set by the Uttar Pradesh High Court to apply for UP Judicial Services Recruitment 2021 is as follows:

  • As per the notification, the date of birth must be after 1st July 1997 and not before 2nd July 1984. 
  • The minimum age should be 22 years to apply for the exam.
  • The maximum age should not exceed 35 years as of 01 July 2021.

Age Relaxation 2021

The age relaxation will be provided for candidates belonging to the SC, ST, OBC, Ex-servicemen, and physically handicapped persons. Go through the age relaxation for each category from the post below.

  • The upper age relaxation for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Caste, and OBC category is 5 years.
  • The upper age limit shall be greater than 5 years for candidates belonging to Ex-serviceman, emergency commissioned officers, and short service commissioned officers.
  • The age relaxation for physically handicapped candidates is 15 years.
  • There is no age relaxation for D.F.F candidates.
  • Government employees can also apply but there is no relaxation as per the requisition. The maximum number of chances a candidate is permitted to take will be four in accordance with the provision of Rule-10 of "The U.P. Judicial Service (Amendment) Rules, 2003 as per notification dated 19 March 2003.

UP Judiciary Online Coaching

UP Judiciary Online Coaching

UP PCS J Education Qualification 2021

The required educational criteria to be eligible for the UP PCS J Exam includes:

  • You must have completed a Bachelor of Law from a University established by Law in U.P. or from the any other University of India recognized for this purpose by the Governor.
  • You must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act 1961 or a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland or a Member Faculty of Advocates in Scotland and is entitled to practice in the Court or Courts subordinate thereto.
  • You must have a thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri Script to apply for the UP Judicial Services Recruitment.
  • Emergency Commissioned/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have not been released from Army but whose period of Army Service has been extended for rehabilitation, may also apply for the exam. However, they have to submit a certificate in this respect from the competent authority of Army, Navy, Air Force to the effect that their period of Service has been extended for rehabilitation and no disciplinary action is pending against them.

UP Judiciary Eligibility: General Requirements 2021

  • You must have good character in order to be eligible for the Civil Judge post.
  • Persons dismissed from the service by the Union Government or a State Govt. or debarred from practice as an Advocate by the Bar Council of India or a State are not eligible to apply for the exam.

UP Judicial Services Exam Marital Status  2021

As per the notification, a male candidate who has more than one wife living or a female candidate who has married a man already having a wife living shall not be eligible to apply for the exam.

UP Judiciary Eligibility: Physical Fitness 2021

  • You must have good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties to get appointed for the post of civil judge.
  • All eligible candidates should pass an examination by a Medical Board before they are finally approved for an appointment. 

UP Judiciary Mock Tests

UP Judiciary Mock Tests

UP PCS J Selection Procedure 2021

UP Judicial Services 2021 is a three-tiered examination. We shall discuss the UPPCS J 2021 Selection Procedure of all the levels in detail below:

UP PCS J Prelims Exam 2021

The Prelims exams of PCS Judiciary Uttar Pradesh will be conducted in Offline MCQ format discussed, i.e. Offline papers of General Knowledge and Law under the duration of 2 hours each. The aspirants will be scoring against the available maximum marks of 150 and 300 respectively. UPPSC/ High Court of Allahabad will release UPPSC 2021 Prelims Result in the form of the Merit list at its official portal.

UP PCS J Mains Exam 2021

Followed by the successful conduct of Prelims, the commission/High Court will conduct subjective type Offline UPPSC J Mains Test for the qualified students. The mains level of PCS J will be conducted over a week with one paper per day. The Subjects asked in Mains will be:

  • Paper 1 General Knowledge
  • Paper 2 Language
  • Paper 3 Law –I (Substantive Law),
  • Paper 4 Law – II (Procedure and Evidence),
  • Paper 5 Law – III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)

UP PCS J Interview 2021

After qualifying the Mains exam you will be then called for an interview, the last and the final round of evaluation,

  • As per the notification, the UPPCS J 2021 Interview is of 100 marks. You will be tested with reference to details provided by them in their Application.
  • The test is prepared to judge your ability, character, personality, and physique. Holistically, the commission tests the applicants’ mental temperament and values.
  • The commission also looks for the qualities expected from the office of the prestigious Judiciary Provincial Civil Services of Uttar Pradesh.


What is the UP PCS J Eligibility Criteria?

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

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

As per the UP PCS J Eligibility, 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.

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

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

Is age relaxation provided for reserved category candidates in UP Judicial Services Recruitment?

Yes. Age relaxation is provided for candidates belonging to the reserved category. However, the upper age limit differs for each category. candidates can go through the above post to get complete details about the age relaxation for each category.

What is the upper age limit for physically handicapped candidates?

As per the notification, the upper age limit for physically handicapped candidates is 15 years.