UP Judicial Services(PCS J): Books and Sources

By Ashutosh Yadav|Updated : August 10th, 2021

UP Judicial Services(PCS J): Books and Sources!! UPPSC is soon going to release the notification for the UP Judicial Services 2021 (PCS J) Examination. It is the perfect time for candidates to begin their preparation in full swing. To ease one of the biggest worries that candidates have, In this article, we are providing you with a detailed list of Books and Sources that you will need to refer to in your preparation. 

PCS J aspirants must read this article carefully and plan their studies accordingly.

The right books and sources can work magic in any exam's preparation, while the wrong ones can equally sabotage a perfectly strong hard work. Hence for UPPSC PCS J 2021 examination, we are providing you with a list of books that you cannot go wrong with, the list has been prepared by PCS J experts and is based on the latest syllabus provided by the commission.

UP Judicial Services(PCS J): Books and Sources

Before moving to the books and sources first we will take a look at the exam pattern of the UP Judicial Services exam.

UPPSC Judicial Exam Pattern 

UP Judiciary Exam Pattern is clearly explained below for all the stages. It is important that the applicants understand the paper pattern for both Prelims and Mains exams along with the scoring pattern. 

UPPSC J Prelims Exam Pattern

The UP Judiciary Prelims exam will be an offline exam. There will be two papers of objective type questions. There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer.



Time Duration

General Knowledge


2 hours



3 hours

UPPSC J Mains Exam Pattern

Check the paper pattern for the Mains exams below. The UPPSC Judiciary mains exam is a written exam with descriptive type questions.



Paper I: General Knowledge


Paper II: Language


Paper III: Law I (Substantive Law)


Paper IV: Law II (Procedure and Evidence)


Paper V: Law III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)


Book List

Here is a detailed book list for the Law subjects for UPPSC PCS J Examination:

Indian Penal CodeK.D. Gaur, RatanLal
Evidence LawBatuklal, K.D. Gaur
Indian Contract ActBangia
Hindu LawParas Diwan
Muslim LawBare Act
Limitation ActJ.D. Jain
Civil ProcedureC.K. Takwani
Criminal ProcedureR.V Kelkar
Arbitration and ConciliationLawmann
Constitutional LawD.D. Basu, Bare Act

Here's a booklist and sources for the General Knowledge section of PCS J Preliminary and Mains Papers:

Indian EconomyIndian Economy Key Concepts by Karuppiah Sankarganesh
Art and CultureNitin Singhania
Science and TechnologyLucent, Current Affairs
Current AffairsNewspapers, BYJU'S Exam Prep Monthly Magazine and Daily Current Affairs

Apart from these standard books, candidates can refer to the Complete GS Notes for the UP State exams here which are sufficient to cover the General Knowledge syllabus of the PCS J Examination.

Check here the complete strategy for UPPSC PCS J 2021 

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  • UPPSC will release the notification of UPPSC PCS J 2021 soon.

  • Studying the Bare Act and D.D. Basu is sufficient for the Prelims and Mains of PCS J examination.

  • Yes, You can find complete notes for GS here: https://byjusexamprep.com/up-state-exam-study-material-notes-i

  • You can fill the online application once the official notification is released by UPPSC.


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