Are you an aspirant for the UP Judicial Service Examination? Then, you must satisfy certain criteria set by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission to be eligible for the exam.

Before applying online, you must check whether you have met the eligibility or not. In case if you fail to meet the criteria, your candidature will get cancelled. 

Are you looking for the detailed eligibility criteria for the UP civil judge exam? Well, read through the post that will give you a complete insight into UP PCS J Eligibility Criteria 2021 in terms of age, qualification, nationality, and more.

UP Civil Judge Age Limit

You can apply for the exam only if you satisfy the age limit prescribed by the exam conducting body. Otherwise, you are not eligible for the exam.

  • At the time of submission of the online application form, your minimum age should be 22 years.
  • Also, your maximum age should not exceed 35 years in order to apply for the exam.

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UP Judiciary Age Relaxation

The age relaxation will be provided if you belong to the SC, ST, OBC, Ex-servicemen, and physically handicapped category. Check out the table below to know the upper age limit as per your category.

Category Upper Age Relaxation
SC/ST/OBC 5 years
Ex-serviceman, emergency commissioned officers, and short service commissioned officers > 5 years
Physically Handicapped  15 years
D.F.F No Age Relaxation

Note: Government employees can also apply but there is no relaxation as per the requisition. The maximum number of chances you are permitted to take the UP Judiciary Exam 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 PCS J Educational Qualification

Before filling the online Application Form for UP Judiciary, you must make sure to check the qualification criteria.

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. (or)

According to the UP Civil Judge Eligibility, 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. 

Also, 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 the Army but whose period of Army Service has been extended for rehabilitation, may also apply for the exam.

However, you have to submit a certificate in this respect from the competent authority of the 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.

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UP Civil Judge Nationality

You must be a citizen of India to apply for the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services Examination.

Otherwise, you are not eligible to fill the online application form.

UP PCSJ Eligibility - General Requirements

  • You must have good character that is suitable in the opinion of the Governor in all respects for employment in the service.
  • You are not eligible to apply for the exam if you are dismissed from the service by the Union Government or a State Government or debarred from practice as an Advocate by the Bar Council of India or a State.

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UP Judicial Services Exam Marital Status

As per the notification, if you are a male and you have more than one wife living (or) a female who has married a man already having a wife living shall not be eligible to apply for the exam.

UP Judiciary Eligibility: Physical Fitness

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

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How Much Percentage is Required for Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Exam?

  • If you belong to the general category, you must score 60% marks in the prelims exam to get shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process.
  • For the reserved category, the minimum percentage required is 55%.

Documents Required to Support UP Judiciary Exam Eligibility

You are required to upload the following documents in support of eligibility while filling the application form for the UP Judiciary Exam

  • Self-attested copies of mark sheets, degree certificate along with the application form of the main examination.
  • Category certificate (for the unreserved category)
  • PwD category certificate (if any)


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.

What is the UP PCS J age limit for OBC category?

5 years of age relaxation is provided in the UP Judicial Service Examination if you belong to the OBC category.

Can a final year law student apply for UP Judicial Services Exam?

Yes. As per the UP PCS J Qualification, final year law students can also apply for the exam.