UPPSC Judicial Service Exam Pattern 2022: Detailed UP PCS J Paper Pattern

UPPSC Judicial Service Exam Pattern 2022: Detailed UP PCS J Paper Pattern

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Jan 10, 2022
Check UPPSC PCS Judicial Service Exam Pattern for prelims and mains exam. Check UP Civil Judge marking scheme. Selection Process of UP Civil Judge Exam. Important instructions
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UPPSC PCS Judicial Service Exam Pattern 2022! UPPSC has prescribed the updated pattern for the prelims and mains exam of Judicial Services. Knowledge of Civil Judge Exam Pattern is vital before starting the UPPSC PCS J Preparation. Candidates who are planning to appear for the exam must check the pattern and keep it in mind. Check the marking scheme, pattern, selection process here.

UPPSC Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022, Prelims & Mains Pattern

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has notified the UPPSC Judiciary Exam Pattern with the notification on the official website. Candidates who are preparing for the UP PCS J exam must check the detailed UP Judiciary exam pattern. Check the detailed prelims and mains exam pattern to ace the exam. The latest exam pattern after considering all the changes is given below. 

The selection process of UP Civil Judge involves three stages viz., preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview. All candidates who had applied for the recruitment will be called for the preliminary examination. The prelims qualified candidates will be called for the mains exam. A handful of candidates after the mains will be summoned for the Interview process. Check the details of the UPPSC Judiciary exam pattern below.

Highlights of UP Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022

The highlights of the UP Judiciary exam pattern are described here. Check the important points below:

UPPSC Judiciary Exam 2022 Overview


Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) 


Exam Pattern

Selection Process

Prelims, Mains, and Interview

Total Marks

  • Prelims: 450 marks
  • Mains: 1000 marks

Exam Date

To be notified

Official Website


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UP PCS J Selection Process 2022

The UPPSC Judiciary selection process has three rounds. The UPPSC Judicial Service Selection Process begins with the submission of an application form. Those candidates who had successfully applied will be called for the Prelims exam. Those who qualify in prelims are called for the Mains exam. The candidate who clears the Mains exam cutoff is called for the Interview process. The UP Judiciary selection process involves:

  • Prelims Exam,
  • Mains Exam, and
  • Interview.

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UP Judiciary Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

Those candidates who had submitted the online application correctly would be called for the Preliminary examination. The prelims exam has two papers i.e., Paper I and Paper II. UPPCS J Paper I is of General Knowledge and will be conducted for 150 marks. Paper-II is a Law exam for 300 marks. The time duration for both papers is 2 hours each. All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions. There will be a negative marking for each wrong answer.





Paper I

General Knowledge


120 minutes




120 minutes




240 minutes

UP PCS J Prelims Exam Pattern Important Points

Check all the important points of the UPPCS Judicial service prelims exam. These points will help you in getting a better idea of the prelims exam.

  • The total mark for the exam is 450.
  • There are 2 papers viz., General Knowledge & Law.
  • Each paper is 2 hours.
  • There is a negative marking in the UPPCS Judiciary prelims exam.

UPPSC Civil Judge Mains Exam Pattern 2022

Those who qualify for the prelims exam are called for the mains exam. The mains exam is the merit deciding round. The total marks of the mains exam are 1000. There are 5 papers of 200 marks each in the mains exam. The time duration of each paper is 2 hours. Check the detailed exam pattern in the table.






General Knowledge


3 hours




3 hours


Law-I (Substantive Law)


3 hours


Law-II (Procedure and Evidence)


3 hours


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


3 hours



UP PCS J Mains Exam Pattern Important Points

The must-know facts for UPPSC Judicial Service Mains are provided below. Check the vital facts for UPPSC Judicial exam mains below.

  • There are five papers in the UP PCS J Mains exam.
  • Each paper is of 200 marks.
  • The time duration of each paper is 3 hours.
  • All the papers are descriptive in nature.
  • There are three papers of Law.

UPPSC Civil Judge Syllabus 2022

The UPPSC J syllabus is discussed here for different papers. Check the detailed syllabus of the UPPSC J exam below.

General Studies Syllabus

  • Current Affairs,
  • Indian History,
  • Physical Features,
  • Climate, Demography, 
  • Economic and Social Development.
  • Economic Planning. 
  • Knowledge related to Political and Scientific fields, 
  • Sports, Cinema and Literature, etc. 
  • Constitutional & Administrative law, its Features,
  • Judicial System,
  • Citizenship, 
  • Fundamental Rights & Duties of the citizens.
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UPPSC PCS J Exam Exam Pattern FAQs

  • There are 2 papers in the UPPSC Judiciary prelims exam. One paper is for general knowledge and the other one is a law paper.

  • The total marks of the UP PCS J prelims exam are 450. Paper I is of 150 marks and paper II is of 300 marks.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking in the UPPSC Judicial prelims exam. There is no negative marking in the mains exam.

  • The total marks of the UP PCS J mains exam are 1000. Each paper is of 200 marks.

  • The UP Judicial selection process involves three stages. The stages are preliminary, mains, and interview.

  • For each paper in the UP Judiciary Prelims exam candidates will get 2 hours. For each paper in the UP Civil Judge Mains exam candidates will get 3 hours.

  • There are five papers in the UP Judiciary Mains exam.


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