Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Syllabus & Overview UP PSC J

Overview and detailed preliminary and main syllabus of the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Examination conducted every year by the Allahabad High Court
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The Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Examination, more popularly known as the Civil Judge Junior Division exam or PSC J is conducted every year by the Allahabad High Court.

The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at : www.allahabadhighcourt.in and / or the website of the state’s public service commission ( as the exam is conducted by the UP PSC ) at U.P. Public Service Commission

There shall be three stages of Competitive Examination
(1)Preliminary Examination (Objective and Multiple Choice Type)
(2) Main Examination (Written Conventional Type
(3) Viva-voce (Personality Test).

U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Eligibility Criteria

Education / Academic Qualification : The candidates must be a Bachelor of Laws of a University established by Law in U.P. or any other University of India recognized for this purpose by the Governor or must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act, 1961 entitled to practice in the High Court or Courts subordinate thereto.

Age Limits : Candidates must have attained the age of 22 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years as on the specific date mentioned in the official advertisement of the year. Refer to the official advertisement of the year for age relaxation available for various categorizes of candidates.

Language Skills : Must possess a thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri Script.

Syllabus for U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary exam will consist of two papers. General Knowledge and Law.

Paper-I – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE – Time-2 hours Maximum marks – 150

This paper may include questions based on topics relating to History of India and Indian Culture, Geography of India, Indian Polity, Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance, India and the world, Indian Economy, International Affairs and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space.

The nature and standards of questions in this paper will be such that a well educated person (at a Graduate level) will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The General Knowledge will consist of both static and current questions / topics. (Static GK does not change. – Historical, Geographical, Social and Scientific facts. e.g. Which is the capital of India ? Dynamic or Current GK changes. e.g. Who is the current Chief Minister of the State? )

Paper-II – LAW – Time-2 hours Maximum marks – 300

This paper will include day to day happenings around India and the world, particularly in Legal spheres, Acts and Laws.
(i) Jurisprudence
(ii) International Organisations
(iii) Current International Affairs
(iv) Indian Constitution
(v) Transfer of Property Act
(vi) Indian Evidence Act
(vii)Indian Penal Code
(viii) Civil Procedure Code
(ix) Criminal Procedure Code
(x) Law of Contract

Syllabus for U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Main Examination (Written Examination)

The Examination shall include the following Subjects:-

Paper No: 1 General Knowledge – Time 3 Hours – 200 Marks

This paper may include questions based on topics relating to History of India and Indian Culture, Geography of India, Indian Polity, Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance, India and the World, Indian Economy, International Affairs and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space.

The nature and standard of questions in this paper will be such that a well educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. As mentioned earlier, the questions will cover both static and current GK.

Paper No. 2 Language – Time 3 Hours – 200 Marks

This paper will be of 200 marks. It shall comprise four questions as specified below:-
(i) Essay to be written in English – 60 marks
(ii) English Precis writing – 60 marks
(iii) Translation of passage from Hindi to English – 40 marks
(iv) Translation of Passage from English to Hindi – 40 marks

Paper No. 3 Law – I (Substantive Law) – Time 3 Hours – 200 Marks

This paper will be of 200 marks. The questions set will be restricted to the field covered by:-

  • The law of contracts,
  • the law of Partnership,
  • the law concerning easements and torts,
  • the Law relating to transfer of property including the principles of equity, specifically applicable thereto,
  • the principal of Equity with special reference to the Law of trust and specific relief,
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law,
  • Constitutional Law.

There shall be questions of 50 marks in relation to Constitutional Law alone.

Paper No. 4 Law-II (Procedure and Evidence) – Time 3 Hours – 200 Marks

This paper will be of 200 marks. Questions set will be restricted to the field covered by-

  • The law of evidence,
  • The Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Principles of pleading.

The questions set will relate mainly to practical matters such as the framing of charges and issues the methods of dealing with the evidence of witnesses the writing of judgement and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.

Paper No. 5 Law-III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws) – Time 3 Hours – 200 Marks

This paper will be of 200 marks. Questions set will be restricted to the field covered by the acts listed below, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.

  • Indian Penal Code,
  • the Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951,
  • Uttar Pradesh, Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972,
  • Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act,
  • U.P. Panchayat Raj Act,
  • U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act, 1953,
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973

Answering  questions about Local Laws will be compulsory.

Questions pertaining to Penal Laws will be of 50 marks, whereas, that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150 marks.

U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge Viva-voce / Personal Interview – 100 Marks

The interview will be of 100 marks. The suitability of candidates for employment in the Uttar Pradesh, Judicial Service will be tested with reference to his merit giving due regard to his ability, character, personality and physique.

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