UP PCS J 2023: Exam Date, Notification, Application, 303 Vacancy

UP PCS J 2023: Exam Date, Notification, Application, 303 Vacancy

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Jan 3, 2023
UP PCS J 2023 exam dates are announced in calendar for civil judge post. The apply online link is now active till 10 January 2023 for 303 vacancies. Check details about UPPSC Judiciary vacancy, syllabus, and other details for the exam.

UPPSC PCS J exam dates are released for the prelims, and the mains exam in the calendar for 2023. Candidates interested in the exam must check the dates and make a study plan to outperform competitors. The notification was officially released for the Civil Judge post. Through this exam, 303 vacancies will be filled up for the Civil Judge post. The latest UP PCS J vacancy is a great opportunity for law graduates to work as Gazetted B posts in UPPSC. Interested candidates must fill out the form before the last date, 10 January 2023.

UPPSC conducts the Judicial Service exam to select qualified and learned candidates for the civil judge posts in UP High Courts. Candidates with a degree in Law and between 22 years to 35 years are eligible to fill out the UP PCS J application form. The candidates are selected through a three-stage process, Prelims, Mains and Interviews. Check the latest updates on the UP Judicial Services exam, like the syllabus and exam pattern. eligibility, preparation tips, question paper and more.

Important Dates
Apply Online  -Dec 10, 2022- Jan 10, 2023UP PCS J Prelims Exam Date:  -Feb 12, 2023UP PCS J Mains Exam Date:  -May 23, 2023- May 25, 2023

UP PCS J Exam 2023

Through the UPPSC calendar 2023, the commission has notified the UP PCS J exam dates. The prelims exam will be conducted on 12 February 2023, and the mains exam on 23, 24, and 25 May 2023. Candidates preparing for the exam must make a robust study plan to excel in the exam. It is one of the toughest exams, which needs good effort.


UPPSC officially released UP PCS J Notification to fill 303 vacancies for the post of Civil Judge. Candidates with a Law degree and other prerequisites can apply online for it through the link provided. Aspirants must note that the UP PCS J Apply Online link is active from 10 January 2023.

>> Apply Online for UP PCS J Exam

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Latest Updates:

  • January 02, 2023: The commission released the UP PCS J prelims and mains dates.
  • 10 December 2022: UPPSC has released the notification for the UP Civil Judge exam. The apply online link is active till 10 January 2023.

UP PCS J Exam Date 2023

UPPSC released the UP PCS J exam dates for the 2023 session. The application online date 2023 was released along with the notification. Candidates must check the important dates for the exam, so they don't miss any updates.

UP PCS J EventsDates
UP Judiciary 2023 Official Notification Release Date10 December 2022
UP PCS J Application Form Date10 December 2022
UP PCS J Application Form Last Date10 January 2023
UPPSC Judiciary Prelims Admit CardFebruary 2023
UPPSC J Exam Date for Prelims12 February 2023
UPPSC Judiciary Resultto be announced
UPPSC J Exam Date for Mains23, 24, 25 May 2023
UP Judiciary Mains Resultto be announced
UPPSC J Interviewto be announced

UP PCS J 2023 Notification

The UPPSC has officially released the UP PCS J notification for the UP Civil Judge post on its website. A total of 303 vacancies have been announced to fill vacant posts of Civil Judge (PCS J). Candidates willing to crack the UPPSC PCS Judiciary exam must apply online for the exam. The notification contains all the important information that helps candidates understand the exam better. To help candidates, we have provided all the exam details in the article. Below is the latest UPPSC PCS Je notification PDF 2023 in English and Hindi so aspirants can download it. 

UPPCS J Notification PDF 2023

UPPCS J Notification PDF in Hindi

To get more information on the UPPCS J exam, candidates must go through the following post. Read about the UPPCS J vacancy, eligibility, syllabus, selection process and more!

What is UPPCS J Exam?

UP PCS J exam, also known as the U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge exam or UPPSC civil judge exam, is a government recruitment exam administered by UPPSC to recruit eligible candidates for the post of civil judge. The exam is conducted in a three-stage manner, starting from the Prelims exam, followed by Mains and Interview. The selection will be based on the candidates' total marks in the Main (written) examination and Interview. All other details are released in the UP Civil Judge official notification 2023, which is available on UPPSC's official website and this page.

UPPSC Judiciary Exam Overview

Aspirants must know the important details of the UP PCS J exam before starting their preparation. Check all the details of the exam in the table below:

Exam NameUP Civil Judge (Junior Division) Exam
Commission Name
Exam conducting body
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
UP PCS J Exam NameUPPSC J Exam, UP Civil Judge Exam, UP Judiciary Exam
Total Vacancy 2023303
Application Form ModeOnline
UP PCS J Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains and Interview

UP Civil Judge 2023 Vacancy

UPPSC has announced 303 vacancies for the UP Civil Judge post. UPPCS J is a Gazetted Group "B" post. Hence, a large number of candidates apply for the exam. aspirants must note that the UP PCS J vacancy could be increased or decreased later per the circumstances and requirements.













UP PCS J 2023 Eligibility

UP PCS J Eligibility 2023 is released in the official notification for the UP Civil Judge exam. Candidates who wish to apply for the judiciary exam must check the detailed UP PCS J eligibility to avoid disqualification. The UP Judiciary eligibility criteria include details about educational qualifications and age limits.

UPPSC Civil Judge Age Limit

UP PCS J age limit for general is from 22 years to 35 years. There is also a provision for age relaxation for several categories, as mentioned below.

Age Relaxation


Age Relaxation


5 Years


5 Years

Sports Person

5 Years

State Govt. Employees

5 Years

Physical Handicapped

15 Years

Ex. Servicemen

5 Years

UPPCS Civil Judge Eligibility: Educational Qualification

As per the eligibility for the UPPSC J exam, the educational qualification for UP Civil Judge are as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor of Law degree from a university established by law in Uttar Pradesh or any other Indian university recognized by the Governor for this purpose. OR
  • Must be an Advocate enrolled under the Advocate Act 1961, a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland, or a Member Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, with the right to practice in the Court or Courts subordinate to it.
  • It is also mandatory that the applicant has a good understanding of Hindi in Devnagri Script.

UP Judiciary Application Form 2023

UPPSC J application form 2023 online is available on the official website of UPPSC. The UPPSC J application form is active from 10 December to 10 January 2023. We have provided the direct link to apply for the UP PCS J exam below, along with the details on how to apply for the UP Judicial Services exam.

How to fill in the UP Judiciary form?

Visit the official website or use the link below. Click on “ALL NOTIFICATIONS/ADVERTISEMENTS”; 3 options will be displayed. 

Apply Online for UPPCS J 2023

  • User Instructions
  • View Advertisement
  • Apply


  • Click on Apply to begin the UPPSC J Registration form
  • Fill in all the basic information and cross-check. 
  • Use the Edit option in case aspirants need to make corrections. 
  • Click on Submit, and Print Registration Slip will be displayed. 
  • Keep the registration slip for future use. 

Submit the application fee

  • Click on "proceed to payment"
  • Candidates can submit the application fee via 3 modes, net banking, card payments, and other payment modes.
  • After paying the appropriate fee by one of the modes,
  • “Payment Acknowledgement Receipt (PAR)” shall be displayed with fee deposition detail. Click on "Print Payment Receipt" to save their copy

Fill in the UP Civil Judge application form

  • Fill in and complete the form with all the required details. 
  • Upload the scanned copy of the photo & signature in the specification mentioned. 

Save the UPPSC J application form 2023 pdf after finally submitting it. 

UPPSC J Application Form: Photo & Signature

Upload the scanned copy of the documents as per the specifications.




3.5 cms * 6cms



UPPSC Civil Judge Application Fee

Aspirants must pay the application fee for the UP PCS J exam as per their category. The application will be incomplete if the candidates do not pay the application fee. Check the category-wise fee for the candidates.


Application Fee

Unreserved / Other Backward Class

Rs. 100/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 125/-


40/- + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 65/-


NIL + On-line processing fee Rs. 25/- Total = Rs. 25/-

UPPCS J Salary

As per the official website, the UP Civil Judge salary is as per scale pay is Rs. 9000-14550 (Revised Pay Scale Rs. 27700-770-35090-920-40450-1080-44770). Apart from the Uttar Pradesh Judiciary Salary, civil judges are entitled to several other benefits and allowances, which are listed below.

  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Electricity Bill
  • Phone Bill
  • Water Bill
  • Car Facility
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Pension after Retirement

UPPSC Civil Judge Selection Process

The UPPSC J selection process is similar to the UPPSC PCS exam. It is a three-step process. The first stage is the UP Civil judge prelims exam. Candidates who qualify for the UPPSC J prelims exam are called for the mains examination. Applicants who clear the UP J Mains exam are then called for the interview. 

According to the official notification, candidates for the main examination will be deemed successful in a ratio of 1:10, and candidates for the interview will be declared successful in a ratio of 1:3. For the final merit list, marks of the mains and interview rounds are considered.

UP Judiciary 2023 Syllabus

UPPSC releases UP Judiciary syllabus. Applicants must go through the detailed UP PCS J syllabus for both prelims and mains to understand how to prepare for the exam. Aspirants can also download the UP Judiciary syllabus pdf in English and Hindi to access it anytime during the preparation.

UPPCS J Syllabus for Prelims

The General Knowledge paper (UPPSC J paper 1) includes the following topics

  • History of India and Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National Issues 
  • topics of Social relevance
  • India and the world
  • Indian Economy
  • International Affairs
  • Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology
  • Communications and Space

Paper 2 will cover current events in India and worldwide, focusing on legal domains, acts, and laws. The following topics are included.

  1. Jurisprudence 
  2. International Organisations
  3. Current International Affairs
  4. Indian Constitution
  5. Transfer of Property Act
  6. Indian Evidence Act
  7. Indian Penal Code
  8. Civil Procedure Code
  9. Criminal Procedure Code
  10. Law of Contract


UP PCS J 2023 Exam Pattern

UP Judiciary Exam Pattern is clearly explained below for all the stages. There are basically three stages of UP PCS J exam, Prelims, Mains and Viva Voce (Personality Test). A candidate who qualifies at each stage is eligible to be appointed as UIP Civil Judge. We have provided the UP Judiciary exam pattern for both Prelims and Mains exams along with the marking pattern below.

UPPCS 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 mark for every wrong answer.



Time Duration

General Knowledge


2 hours



3 hours

UPPCS 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)


UP Judiciary Previous Year Papers

Solving previous year's exams will not only boost aspirants' confidence, but it will also help them increase their speed and accuracy. Experts believe that solving previous years' UPPSC J Question papers is one of the finest ways to improve their preparation skills. It will also aid in developing their time management and problem-solving abilities. We will soon update the UP PCS J question paper pdf for prelims and mains.

How do I start UP PCS J preparation?

To efficiently begin their UPPCS Civil judge preparation, aspirants must go through the syllabus for both prelims and mains in an exhaustive manner. Note down the topics to be covered. Candidates must complete each topic and practice UPPSC J mock test and question papers for better understanding and revision.

UP PCS J Cutoff

The commission sets a minimum efficiency standard along with the cutoff marks. The applicants shall not be placed in the merit/select list if they have secured less than the minimum efficiency standards in prelims and mains. For their reference, aspirants can check the UP Judiciary Cut Off of the previous years.

Minimum Qualifying Marks


Minimum Qualifying %

S.C. & S.T. candidates

30 %

Other Categories


If the aspirant scores less than the above-mentioned marks, they will be disqualified from the selection process.

UP Civil Judge Admit Card 2023

UPPSC J 2023 admit card shall be released on the official website of UPPSC for each stage separately, i.e., Prelims, Mains and Interview. UPPSC Judiciary admits card release date is usually 10-15 days before the exam date. UPPSC released the judiciary prelims admit card for all the applicants who successfully submitted the application form. Once it is made available, we shall update the direct link to download the UP Civil Judge admit card here.

UPPSC PCS J Answer Key 2023

UPPSC releases the UP Civil Judge answer key for the UP Judiciary exam for all the sets of Prelims on the official website. Applicants can download the UP Judiciary answer key 2023 and calculate the marks to ascertain their performance. Candidates can also check the BYJU'S Exam Prep exam analysis of the UP Judiciary exam after the exam, which will include a discussion about the difficulty level of the exam, questions asked, and answer key.

UPPSC J Result 2023

UPPSC Judiciary 2023 Result will be published as per the selection process. The UPPSC will release the UP Civil Judge Result for the prelims exam, to begin with. Candidates who clear the prelims exam will be called for the mains exam. UPPSC will then release the main results announcing candidates appearing for the interview phase. The final PCS J Result will be announced, notifying the list of candidates selected for the civil judge post. 


  • UPPCS J 2023 Exam is the UP Judiciary exam that is held to recruit candidates for the post of Civil Judge. The candidates for the UP Judiciary services are appointed as group "B", gazetted post. The selection is primarily done through Prelims, Mains and Interviews. The Prelims exam is objective in nature, while Mains is descriptive.

  • UP PCS J Notification was released on 10 December 2022 for the Civil Judge post. The notification PDF consists of the details that need to be known by the Civil Judge aspirants, such as UPPCS J vacancy, exam date, eligibility, syllabus, and other details. you can download the latest UP PCS J notification PDF that shall enlighten you about the exam.

  • A total of 303 UP Civil Judge vacancies have been released. Out of the total number of vacancies released, 123 are for the General category of candidates. You can check the bifurcation of the UP Judiciary vacancy in this post.

  • UPPCS J Apply Online Date has been activated from 10 December 2022. The last date to fill out the form is 10 January 2023. Hence, candidates are advised to apply online within the given date.

  • The commission has announced UPPCS J 2023 Exam Date. The commission will conduct the prelims exam on 12 February 2023 and the mains exam on 23, 24, and 25 May 2023. Candidates must prepare well for the exam to outperform the competition.

  • Candidates willing to apply for UPPCS J Exam 2023 must visit the official website of UPPSC. Click on the 'UPPCS Judiciary Exam 2023' link. Register yourself on the UPPSC website by filling up the details, uploading the documents, and paying the application fee.

  • UP Civil Judge Eligibility consists of fulfilling the age limit and educational qualification to apply for UP Judiciary. One should have passed his/her Law degree from a recognized university and must be between 22 years to 35 years of age to qualify for the UP PCS J eligibility criteria.

  • Yes, UPPCS J is a gazetted 'B' post that is under the UPPSC. The candidates will be appointed to the post of Civil Judge in the courts of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Aspirants must check the UP PCS J 2023 syllabus for prelims and mains exams to prepare well for the exam. The prelims syllabus is divided into general studies and law. The UP PCS J syllabus for mains is divided into 6 papers. Candidates must go through the detailed syllabus before making the robust plan.

  • To outperform the UPPCS Judiciary exam competition, candidates need a robust preparation strategy. Know the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. Attempt previous year's question papers to get the insight into the exam. Attempt mock tests to know the preparation level and work on the weak areas.

  • The UPPSC has notified the Judiciary exam pattern. The UP PCS J exam pattern is divided into prelims and mains exams. The prelims exam has two papers, whereas the mains exam has 6 papers. Aspirants must go through the exam pattern to know what needs to be prepared for the exam.


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