Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service

Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service

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We will be discussing the eligibility, syllabus and other relevant information regarding the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service.

Eligibility of Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate must have acquired a law degree from a recognized institute or university.
  • Age limit- 21 to 35 years.
  • For SC/ ST candidates, refer to the official notification for details.

Pay Scale-

Rs. 27,700-44,700/- with usual dearness allowance and other allowances as sanctioned by the government.

Patterns & Syllabus of Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service

The examination process typically occurs in 3phases-

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Exam will consist of 2 papers, each of 2 hours duration. Paper 1 will deal with General Knowledge and be of 200 marks and the Paper 2 will cover Law and Legal topics and be of 300 marks.

Paper 1: General Knowledge
  • 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
  • Institutions and development in the eld of Science and Technology, Communications and Space
Paper 2: Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • International Organizations and Current International Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Contract


Paper 1- General Knowledge

This paper may include questions based on topics relating to the 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 eld of Science and Technology, Communications and Space.

Paper 2- Language
  • Essay writing.
  • English Precis writing.
  • Translation of passage from Hindi to English.
  • Translation of Passage from English to Hindi.
Paper 3- Substantive Law
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Partnership Act
  • Easements and torts
  • The Law relating to the transfer of property including the principles of equity
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
  • Constitutional Law – questions of 50 marks will come from this topic
Paper 4
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • The Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure, including the principles of pleading
Paper 5
  • 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, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts

Interview/ Viva-Voce

Interview of 100 marks..

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