Judiciary Exam or the PCS J Examination is the entry-level exam conducted for law graduates who will be appointed as the members of the Subordinate Judiciary. These candidates are appointed by the state government under the supervision of the respective high court. Each state conducts the Judiciary Exam for the civil judge post. Aspirants can go through the complete post to know which are the upcoming Judiciary Exams 2020-21 and apply accordingly. Find the direct link to apply for each State-wise upcoming judicial service exam 2020. 

Upcoming Judiciary Exam Alerts 2020-21

List of Qualifiers for West Bengal Judicial Services Main Exam 

  • The exam conducting authority released the list of candidates who have been shortlisted for the Mains exam.
  • Based on the cut off marks, candidates have been shortlisted for the further stage. Check Prelims Qualifiers List PDF
  • Also, the West Bengal Judicial Services mains exam is scheduled for December 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2020. 

WBPSC Judiciary Prelims Answer Key 2020 Released

  • Candidates who had appeared for West Bengal Judicial services prelims exam can download the answer keys from wbpsc.gov.in.
  • Raise objections if any by 13th October 2020 from the official website only. Download WBPSC Judiciary Prelims Answer Key

31st Bihar Judicial Services Prelims Admit Card to be Out Soon

  • The Bihar Public Service Commission released an important notice for prelims examination.
  • As per the reports, the exam is scheduled from October 07, 2020. Hence, candidates can download the admit card from the official website very soon.

MP Judiciary Exam Notification Released

  • The Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services released an official notification regarding the recruitment.
  • A total of 252 vacancies have been released for this year. The last date to apply is in November 2020. 

BPSC Judicial Services Applications Extended

  • The Bihar Judiciary Application Form can be filled until 12th September 2020 in online mode. 
  • The application process has been extended due to the current situation.

OPSC Judicial Services Declared Mains Exam Date

  • Odisha Commission has declared OJS Mains Exam Date @ opsc.gov.in. OPSC Mains exam date is 6-9 October 2020. 
  • Read the notification to know in detail about the pattern, syllabus, and much more.

Kerala Judciairy Released Prelims Admit Card

  • The Kerala Judicial Service 2020 Prelims Admit Card out at hckrecruitment.nic.in.
  • Download the admit card well in advance before the exam

Upcoming Judiciary Exams 2020-21

Upcoming Judiciary Exams 2020-21

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No. of Vacancies


Punjab Judiciary Apply Here - -
UP Judiciary Apply Here - -
Maharashtra Judiciary Apply Here 190 - Civil Judge Graduation Degree
Uttarakhand Judiciary Apply Here 30 - Civil Judge Graduation Degree in Law
MP Judiciary Apply Here 140 - Civil Judge Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Bihar Judiciary Apply Here - -
West Bengal Judiciary Apply Here - -
Delhi Judiciary Apply Here 147 - Judicial Services Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Rajasthan Judiciary Apply Here - -
Haryana Judiciary Apply Here - -
Jharkhand Judiciary Apply Here 107 - Civil Judge (Junior Division)  Graduation Degree in Law
Telangana Judiciary  Apply Here - -
Karnataka Judiciary Apply Here - -
Jammu & Kashmir Judiciary Apply Here 42 - Civil Judge Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Gujurat Judiciary Apply Here 124 Civil Judge Graduation Degree in Law

upcoming judiciary exams

upcoming judiciary exams

Judicial Service Exam Eligibility Criteria 2020-21

It is important for all aspirants to know the detailed Judiciary Eligibility Criteria for the upcoming pcs j exam. Only Indian Citizens are eligible to apply for the civil judge exam 2020 in India. 

Services Lower Judiciary Services Higher Judiciary Services
Educational Qualifications  Candidates who have A degree in LL.B and enrollment as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961. Candidates who have A degree in LL.B are eligible
Experience  No experience required.    A minimum of seven years of experience in litigation.
Age Candidates' age should be between 21 to 35 years. Candidates' age should be between 21 to 35 years.

Previous State-Wise Judiciary Exam Notifications

The Judiciary Exam is an entry-level exam conducted for the recruitment of subordinate judiciary posts. Every year around 50,000 to 60,000 candidates appear for Judicial Service with only 15-20% clearing. 

  • Chhattisgarh Civil Judge (Entry Level) Exam 2020, Recruitment Notification 
  • West Bengal Judicial Service Exam 2020 Recruitment Notification
  • UP Judiciary, UPHJS (Main) Examination Results declared
  • UP Judiciary, UPHJS Exam, Interview Date announced
  • West Bengal Legal Service Exam, announces Schedule of Examination
  • UP Judicial Service, Allahabad High Court, Special Judicial Magistrate/ Special Metropolitan Magistrate Recruitment
  • Gujarat High Court Recruitment of Civil Judges, online submission starting from Feb 1st ending on March 1st
  • Bihar District 9th Limited Competitive Examination for Higher Judicial Services; check out
  • Bihar District Judge (Entry Level), Direct from Bar- 2020, Recruitment Notification
  • Uttarakhand Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Exam 2020 | Recruitment Notification
  • Result of UPPCS(J) Pre Exam | U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (J.D.) Pre Exam 
  • Schedule for U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (J.D.) Main Exam 
  • Admit Cards of Preliminary Examination of Direct Recruitment to U.P. Higher Judicial Service, 
  • UP Higher Judicial Service Preliminary Examination, 
  • Vacancy for the appointment of the SJM/ SMM , Allahabad High Court
  • Delhi Higher Judicial Service Examination, 2017
  • Gujarat Judicial Service, District Judge Cadre Exam,2018
  • MP High Court Recruitment, 2018 for 28 District Judges through Higher Judicial Service Exam
  • Gujarat High Court Recruitment, 2018 – For 75 Civil Judges Post
  • High Court of Uttarakhand Recruitment 2018- For 06 Additional District and Sessions Judges Post
  • Karnataka Judicial Service, Civil Judge Cadre Exam, 2018

Judiciary Services Selection Process 2020-21

There are three stages included in the selection of candidates for PCS J Civil Judge post. Here is the detailed pattern for Judiciary Exam. The Judiciary Service Syllabus varies for each state Judiciary Recruitment. 

Judicial Services Preliminary Examination

The first stage of the Judicial Services Exam consists of multiple-choice questions and later candidates are qualified for the mains examination. The marks scored in the preliminary examination are not considered while preparing the final merit list. As per the Judiciary Exam Pattern, the minimum qualifying marks will vary for each state.

Judicial Services Mains Examination

The second stage of the Judicial Services Exam subjective type examination. It consists of three to four papers. The marks scored in the mains examination are considered while preparing the final merit list. The minimum qualifying marks varies for each state. Candidates equal to three times the number of vacancies are called for the interview.

Judicial Services Viva-Voce/ Personal Interview

The Last stage of the Judicial Services Exam in which the candidate is evaluated on the basis of general knowledge, personality, and other factors. This stage carries 50 marks out of which the candidate needs to secure a minimum of 20 marks to get selected.

upcoming Judicial Services exams

upcoming Judicial Services exams


What is the stages included in Judiciary Exam Selection Process?

The Judiciary Exam Selection Process varies for each state. However, there are three major stages involved in selection of candidates for Judiciary posts that is Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Viva-Voce.

Which are important topics in Judiciary Prelims Exam?

The Preliminary exam syllabus varies for few states. but there are few common topics in each state that includes topics like 

  • General Knowledge, 
  • Aptitude English, 
  • Constitution of India, 
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Law of Torts

What is the Judiciary Exam Eligibility for Civil Judge?

The eligibility criteria for Civil Judge is different for each state. Hence, candidates must go through their respective state-wise eligibility in this post.

What is the Judiciary Age Limit to apply for Civil Judge post?

For most of the states conducting Judiciary Exam, the age limit is between 25-40 years.

How many attempts are there in Judiciary Exam?

There are a total of 6 attempts in Judiciary Exam. Also, candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria without fail.