PCS-J

PCS-J Exam Highlights

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) or PCS-J exam. Many interested candidates apply for these Posts. It is commonly referred to entry-level exams for law graduates to become members of the subordinate judiciary.In this segment we are giving detail about PSC-J exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, application procedure and other important information.

Exam Notification

The Uttar Pradesh Service Commission(UPPSC) ​releases its official notification for the posts of PCS-J alternate year. The notification contains all related information such as vacancies, syllabus and exam pattern. There may not be changes in the exam pattern which includes the sectional timings/sectional cut-offs etc. Thus, it is always beneficial to read over the official notification properly. Click Here Download Full Notification. 

Exam Pattern

The examination for recruitment in the Civil Judge Cadre will consist of-

(1) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type),

(2) Written Main Examination (Subjective Type),

(3) Interview

  • Preliminary Examination
Paper Subject Duration of the exam Marks
Paper I
General Knowledge
2 Hours
150
Paper II
LAW
2 Hours
300
  • Main Examination
Paper Subject Duration of the exam Marks
Paper I
General Knowledge
3 Hours
200
Paper II
Language
3 Hours
200
Paper III
Law – I (Substantive Law)
3 Hours
200
Paper IV
Law-II (Procedure and Evidence)
3 Hours
200
Paper V
Law-III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws)
3 Hours
200
  • Interview

Interview carries 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.

PCS-J Qualification

Educational Qualifications

  • Till last date for submitting the application, the candidates must be a Bachelor of Laws of a University established by law in U.P. or any other University of India recognize for this purpose by the Governor, or
  • Must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of Advocate Act, 1961 or a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland or a member faculty of advocate in Scotland and is entitled to practice in the courts or courts subordinate thereto.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri script.

Age Limit

Age should be between 22 to 35.

Age Relaxation

The upper age limit will be relax-able as per rules for different categories candidates as provided in the detailed advertisement.

Scheme of Interview

Interview carries 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.

PCS-J Exam Syllabus

Syllabus of Preliminary Examination

Paper- I 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 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 will be able to answer them without any specialized study.

Paper-II Law

This paper will include day to day happenings around India and the world, particularly in Legal spheres, Acts, and laws.

  • Jurisprudence
  • International Organisations
  • Current International Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Contract

Syllabus of Main Examination

Paper-I 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 and Institutions and
  • Science and Technology,
  • Communications and Space

Paper-II Language

This paper will be of 200 marks. It shall comprise four question as specified below:-

  • Essay to be written in English – 60 marks
  • English Precis writing – 60 marks
  • Translation of passage from Hindi to English – 40 marks
  • Translation of Passage from English to Hindi – 40 marks

Paper-3 Law-I (Substantive Law)

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

Paper-4 Law-II (Procedure and Evidence)

  • Law of evidence
  • The Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure, including the principles of pleading.

Note – The question 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 judgment and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.

Paper 5 Law-III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws)

  • 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
  • P. Panchayati Raj Act
  • P. Consolidation of Holding Act, 1953
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.

Note –The answer to the questions of Local Laws will be compulsory. Questions pertaining to Penal Law will be of 50 marks, whereas, that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150 marks.

The candidates will have a choice to answer General Knowledge and Law papers either in Hindi or in English.

The marks obtained in the interview will be added to the Marks obtained in the written papers and the candidate’s place will depend on the aggregate of both

The Commission reserves the right to refuse to call for Interview any candidate who has not obtained such marks in the Law Papers as to justify such refusal.

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