Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Syllabus

Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Syllabus

Scheme of Examination:
❖ Preliminary Exam: Objective Exam
❖ Mains Exam: Descriptive Exam
❖ Interview

UP PCS Civil Judge Preliminary Exam
⎯ The Exam is of Objective type
⎯ It consists of Multiple Choice Questions.
⎯ Question paper comprises of 2 papers.
⎯ Duration of each paper is 2 Hours.
⎯ Paper 1 consists of General knowledge for 150 marks
⎯ Paper 2 consists of Law subject for 300 marks
⎯ There will be 1 Mark for right answer and 0.33 negative marking for each wrong answer.

Preliminary Examination

LAW – (300 marks): (2 hrs)

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

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE – (150 marks): (2 hrs)
This part will consist of Indian history and Indian culture, Indian geography, Indian politics, current national affairs, India and world, Indian economics, International affairs, International organisations, science and technology, Information technology and space etc.

Mains Examination

Paper No. 1 General Knowledge M.M.200
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 will be able to answer them without any specialized study.

Paper No. 2 Language :- M.M.200
This paper will be of 200 marks. It shall comprise four question 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) :

This paper will be of 200 marks. The question 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, and Constitutional Law.
There shall be questions of 50 marks in relation to Constitutional Law alone.

Paper No. 4 Law-II (Procedure and Evidence):

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 and Code of Civil Procedure, including the principles of pleading. 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 No. 5 Law-III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws):

This paper will be of 200 marks.

Questions set will be restricted to the field covered by-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 Holding Act, 1953, Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.

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 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.

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


(i) The marks obtained in the interview will be added to the Marks obtained in the written papers and the candidates place will depend on the aggregate of both

(ii) 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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