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 29-Jul-2023

Introduction

Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have completed a Bachelor of Laws from the recognized University in india
  • Candidate must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act 1961, a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland, or a Member Faculty of Advocates in Scotland and are entitled to practice in the Court.
  • Candidate must possess a thorough Knowledge of Hindi in Devanagari Script. 
  • Candidate must be a Citizen of India.
  • A candidate for direct recruitment to the service must have attained the age of 22 years and must not have attained the age of more than 35 years.
  • Age relaxation is provided to following categories:
    • In case, the candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste, OBC, Skilled players of UP, the relaxation in age is given up to 5 years.
    • A 5-year age relaxation is also given to candidates who have served in the army for at least 5 years.
      • The aforementioned relaxation in age is applicable to Ex-serviceman/Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers/Commissioned Officers of the U.P.
    • For Physically Handicapped candidates, 15 years of age relaxation is given.
    • There will be no age relaxation for Dependents of Freedom Fighters.
    • The Government employees are also eligible to apply but no relaxation is given to them.

Scheme and Syllabus

The syllabus is divided into the following three stages:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective and Multiple-Choice Type)
  • Main Examination (Written Conventional Type)
  • Viva-voce (Personality Test)

Prelims Exam

The syllabus for the Prelims exam revolves around General Knowledge topics and Law

  • The duration of each question paper is 2 hours.
  • The maximum marks allotted to Paper I and Paper II are 150 and 300, respectively.
  • Negative marking for every wrong answer is 1/3rd

Preliminary Examination Syllabus 

Paper I 

General Knowledge 

(150 Marks) 

    • History of India and Indian Culture
    •  Geography of India  Indian Polity
    •  Current National Issues and topics of social relevance including sensitivity to persons with disabilities, senior citizens and offences on women and children with special references to the salient features of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016
    •  Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007
    • Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
    •  Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
    • Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
    • Pre-Conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994,  Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
    •  Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition)Act, 1986
    • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
    •  India and the World
    •  Indian Economy
    •  International Affairs and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology
    •  Communications and Space

Paper II 

Law 

(300 Marks) 

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

Mains Exam

The mains syllabus is based on the Language papers, General Knowledge, and Law papers.

Mains Examination Syllabus 

Paper I 

General Knowledge 

(200 Marks) 

    • History of India and Indian Culture
    •  Geography of India
    •  Indian Polity
    •  Current National Issues and topics of social relevance including sensitivity to persons with disabilities
    •  Senior citizens and offences on women and children with special references to the salient features of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016
    •  Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007
    •  Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
    •  Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
    • Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
    •  Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994  Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971  Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986
    •  Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
    •  India and the World
    •  Indian Economy
    •  International Affairs and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology
    •  Communications and Space.

Paper II 

English Language 

Essay 50 Marks
English Precis’ Writing  30 Marks 
Translation of passage from Hindi to English  20 Marks

Paper III 

Hindi Language 

Essay  50 Marks
English Precis’ Writing  30 Marks 
Translation of passage from Hindi to English 20 Marks

Paper IV 

Law – I (Substantive Law) 

200 Marks 

    • Law of Contracts
    •  Law of Partnership
    •  Law concerning Easements and Torts
    •  Transfer of Property
    •  The Law relating to the Principles of Equity
    •  Law of Trust and Specific Relief
    •  Hindu Law
    •  Mohammedan Law  Constitutional Law

Paper V 

Law-II (Procedure and Evidence Law) 

200 Marks

    • Law of evidence, 1872
    • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 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 VI 

Law-III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws) 

200 Marks 

 

    • Indian Penal Code, 1860
    •  Uttar Pradesh Revenue Code, 2006 • Uttar Pradesh Urban Building (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972, • the Uttar Pradesh Regulation of Urban Premises Tenancy Act, 2021,
    • Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1916
    • U.P. Panchayat Raj Act, 1947
    •  U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act,1953
    • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.
    • Note: Answer to the questions of 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

Interview

  • 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.
  • 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 an Interview any candidate who has not obtained such marks in the Law Papers as to justify such refusal.