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Uttar Pradesh
Civil Judge Exam

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Eligibility Criteria for UP Civil Judge Examination

1. Educational Qualification:

  • Law Degree: You must have a Bachelor of Laws degree from a university established by law in Uttar Pradesh or from any other university recognized by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Advocate/Barrister: Alternatively, you can 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, entitled to practice in the Court or Courts subordinate thereto.

  • Hindi Knowledge: You must possess a thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri Script.

2. Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: 22 years.

  • Maximum Age: 35 years

  • Age Relaxation:

    • SC/ST/OBC/Skilled Players of UP: Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years.

    • Ex-Servicemen of UP: Upper age limit is relaxed by 3 years plus the period of service rendered in the army.

    • Persons with Disabilities (PwDs): Upper age limit is relaxed by 15 years, meaning candidates must not have been born before July 2, 1973.

3. Character:

  • Your character must be suitable for employment in the judicial service. This will be assessed by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

4. Marital Status:

  • A male candidate who has more than one wife living or a female candidate who has married a man already having a wife living is not eligible.

5. Citizenship:

  • You must be a citizen of India.

Scheme of Examination for UP Civil Judge Examination

The UP Civil Judge Examination is conducted in three stages:

1. Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination consists of two objective type papers:

  • Paper I: General Knowledge

    • Duration: 2 hours

    • Maximum Marks: 150

  • Paper II: Law

    • Duration: 2 hours

    • Maximum Marks: 300

  • Minimum Marks for General Category: 40%

  • Minimum Marks for SC/ST Categories: 35%

2. Main Examination (Written)

The main examination is a conventional type and consists of the following papers:

  • Paper I: General Knowledge

    • Maximum Marks: 200

  • Paper II: English Language

    • Maximum Marks: 100

  • Paper III: Hindi Language

    • Maximum Marks: 100

  • Paper IV: Law-I (Substantive Law)

    • Maximum Marks: 200

  • Paper V: Law-II (Procedure and Evidence)

    • Maximum Marks: 200

  • Paper VI: Law-III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws)

    • Maximum Marks: 200

Minimum Marks for General Category: 40%

Minimum Marks for SC/ST Categories: 35%

3. Viva-voce (Personality Test)

  • Maximum Marks: 100

  • Evaluation:

    • Suitability of candidates for employment in the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service

    • Merit with due regard to ability, character, personality, and physique

Uttar Pradesh Civil Judge Syllabus For Prelims​

Uttar Pradesh Civil Judge Syllabus For Mains

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Prelims Question/Solution

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Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Mains Question/Solution

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Preparation Strategy for U.P. Judicial Service Examination

The Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Examination is a rigorous and challenging process that demands a strategic and comprehensive preparation approach. 


Understanding the Exam Structure

The U.P. Judicial Service Examination consists of three stages: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. Each stage requires a tailored approach to maximise success:

  • Preliminary Examination: This stage includes two papers—General Knowledge (GK) and Law. The GK paper consists of 150 questions, each carrying one mark, while the Law paper consists of questions carrying two marks each.

  • Mains Examination: This stage comprises six papers, including General Knowledge, language papers (Hindi and English), and law papers.

  • Interview: The final stage assesses the candidate's personality, legal knowledge, and overall suitability for a judicial role.


Study Materials and Resources

  • General Knowledge:

    • Ghantachakra Books: These books provide detailed coverage of subjects like history, geography, and economics. 

    • Current Affairs: Use magazines like Lakshya from Pariksha Manthan and various online resources to stay updated with current events. Creating personalized notes by translating Hindi resources into English can enhance retention.

  • Law:

    • Bare Acts: A critical part of preparation. Focus on reading Bare Acts thoroughly, understanding sections, and their implications.

    • MCC (Multiple Choice Questions) Practice: Books like the MCQ book by Manthan, which includes subject-wise questions from previous years, are essential for practice. 

    • Supplementary Books and Resources: For topics like procedural laws (CPC, CrPC), relying on coaching notes and practice books that provide explanations and case laws can be beneficial.


Subject-wise Strategy

  1. Procedural Laws:

    • Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC): Understand key sections, stages of investigation, and trial processes. Use online lectures and practice questions.

    • Civil Procedure Code (CPC): Focus on connecting orders with relevant sections and use supplementary materials for complex concepts.

  2. Substantive Laws:

    • Indian Penal Code (IPC): Study definitions, distinctions, and landmark judgments. Practice questions from various resources.

    • Minor Acts: Thoroughly read and understand each Act, noting sections, definitions, and key provisions.


General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  1. Books and Magazines: Use resources like Ghantachakra for static GK and Lakshya magazine for current affairs. Create notes and revise regularly.

  2. Online Resources: Utilise websites and YouTube channels for updates on current events and in-depth analysis.


Language Proficiency

  1. Hindi and English: Practice essay writing, précis writing, and translations. Compile lists of traditional and current topics for essays and practice writing with structured outlines.

  2. Translation Practice: Translate articles from Hindi magazines to English to build proficiency and understanding.


Answer Writing and Time Management

  1. Mock Tests and Practice Papers: Regularly practice with mock tests and previous years' question papers to improve writing speed and accuracy. Focus on managing time effectively during the exam.

  2. Skeleton Notes: Create concise notes with key points for each topic. These notes help in quick revisions before the exam.


Interview Preparation

  1. Brush Up Core Concepts: Review procedural and substantive laws, focusing on important sections and case laws.

  2. Stay Updated: Be aware of recent legal developments and judgments.

  3. Personality and Confidence: Practise speaking calmly and confidently. Mock interviews can help in refining these skills.


Additional Tips

  1. Consistency and Perseverance: Maintain a consistent study schedule and stay motivated despite challenges.

  2. Adaptability: Be flexible in your approach, adapting strategies based on strengths and weaknesses.

Positive Attitude: Stay positive and motivated throughout the preparation journey. Aim for the highest marks rather than just clearing the cut-off.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is the eligibility criterion for the UP Civil Judge Examination?

To be eligible for the UP Civil Judge Examination, candidates must possess a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized university, or be an advocate enrolled under the Advocate Act 1961. Additionally, candidates must have a thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri Script and meet the age criteria of 22 to 35 years.

Q2: What is the age limit for candidates applying for the UP Civil Judge Examination?

Candidates must be between 22 and 35 years old as of July 1 following the year of the examination. There are age relaxations for reserved categories: 5 years for SC/ST/OBC candidates, 3 years plus service duration for Ex-Servicemen, and 15 years for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).


Q3: How is the UP Civil Judge Preliminary Examination structured?

The Preliminary Examination consists of two objective type papers: General Knowledge (150 marks) and Law (300 marks). The General Knowledge paper covers topics such as history, geography, and current affairs, while the Law paper includes subjects like jurisprudence, constitutional law, and criminal procedure.

Q4: What subjects are included in the UP Civil Judge Main Examination?

The Main Examination includes six papers: General Knowledge, English Language, Hindi Language, Law-I (Substantive Law), Law-II (Procedure and Evidence), and Law-III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws). Each paper is designed to test the candidate's in-depth knowledge and legal expertise in various areas of law.

Q5: What is the minimum qualifying mark for the UP Civil Judge Examination?

Candidates must score at least 40% in both the Preliminary and Main examinations to qualify. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum qualifying mark is 35%. Candidates scoring below these marks will not be included in the merit list and will be considered disqualified.

Q6: What does the UP Civil Judge Viva-voce (Personality Test) entail?

The Viva-voce, or Personality Test, is worth 100 marks and assesses the candidate's suitability for the judicial service. It evaluates the candidate's character, personality, and overall suitability for the role of a Civil Judge in Uttar Pradesh.

Q7: Are there any reservation  for physically disabled candidates in the UP Civil Judge Examination?

Yes, 4% of the vacancies are reserved for candidates with benchmark disabilities, including locomotor disability, low vision, hearing impairment, and other specified disabilities. Such candidates must meet the physical activities requirements and provide appropriate certification from a recognized medical authority.

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