UP PCSJ Exam 2023 Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

UP PCSJ stands for Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Service-Judicial Exam which is a judiciary examination to recruit public servants in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The candidates have to go through the entrance examination for getting entrance examination. In this article, we will discuss details on UP PCSJ Exam 2023 Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

UP PCSJ Exam Important Dates 2023

EventsDates (Tentative)
UP PCS J 2023 Notification10 December 2022
Starting Date of Online Application10 December 2022
Last Date of Online Application10 January 2023
Last Date to Make an Online Fee Payment06 January 2023
UP PCS J Exam Date 202312 February 2023

UP PCSJ Exam Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria of UP PCSJ Exam-

  • The candidates must be a citizen of India and a domicile of Uttar Pradesh
  • Candidate’s age must be in between 21 years to 32 years of age. For reserved category candidates, relaxation will be provided for SC and ST-5 years and for OBC-3 years of relaxation
  • The candidate’s are required to have completed LLB from a recognized university also, must be an advocate registered under the Advocate Act, 1961 or a Barrister of Northern Ireland or England or a Member Faculty of Advocates in Scotland and is permitted to practice in the Court or Courts subordinate

UP PCSJ Vacancy 2023

The following are the vacancies under UP PCSJ 2023-

CategoryUP Judiciary Exam 2023 Vacancy

UP PCSJ Exam 2023 Application Form

You can fill out the application form for UP PCSJ using online means. The following are the step by step instruction for applying for the form online-

  • Visit the official website of the UP PCSJ- http://uppsc.up.nic.in/
  • Now, click on the ‘New Candidate Registration’ and get yourself registered using your email, and password
  • You’ll also have to verify your email by clicking on the verification link send by UP PCSJ
  • Now, login to your account using your login credentials
  • A form will appear where you’ll have to start filling in the required details like email ID password etc.
  • After filling the form, now upload your scanned passport size photograph and upload the scanned copy of all the certificates and documents mentioned below
  • After uploading the documents, you are required to pay the application fee online using Credit/Debit, UPI, Net Banking, or challan
  • Make sure to take a print out of the payment confirmation slip and the application for future uses

Documentation Requirement for registration

The following are the list of documents required for UP PCSJ Exam recruitment-

  • Scanned Passport Size photograph under 1 MB
  • Scanned copy of class 10th, & 12th passed certificate/ Mark Sheet
  • LLB or LLB degree/Marksheet
  • Graduate Degree/ Marks Sheet
  • Aadhar Card

UP PCSJ Exam 2023 Application Fee

The application fee for the UP PCSJ Exam entrance examination is as follows-

CategoryApplication Fee
Application fee for the UP PCSJ Exam entrance examinationRs.125/-
Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Ex-servicemen (ESM)Rs.25/-

UP PCSJ Exam Examination Pattern

The following are the examination pattern for UP PCSJ-

U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Preliminary Exam

PaperSubjectsTimeMaximum marks
Paper-IGeneral Knowledge2 hours150
Paper-IILaw2 hours300

U.P. Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Main Examination (Written Exam)

PaperSubjectsTimeMaximum marks
Paper-IGeneral Knowledge3 hours200
Paper-IILanguage3 hours200
Paper-IIILaw – I (Substantive Law)3 hours200
Paper-IVLaw-II (Procedure and Evidence)3 hours200
Paper-VLaw-III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)3 hours200

UP PCSJ Exam Personality Test/ Interview

The interview is a stage where the candidates who have passed the preliminary followed by the mains will be evaluated based on his/her personality and intelligence. The candidates will be called by the UP PCSJ commission for a face-to-face discussion with the board members. The total marks will be 100 and will be based on hobbies, current affairs, general knowledge, situation questions, etc.

UP PCSJ Exam Syllabus

The following are the examination syllabus for UP PCSJ Exam-

General Knowledge

  • History
    • Modern Indian History
    • World History
  • Art & Culture
    • Indian Heritage & Culture
  • Geography
    • Human Geography
    • Physical Geography
    • Geomorphology
    • Indian Geography
    • Climatology
    • Oceanology
  • Indian Society
    • Diversity in Indian Society
    • Role of Women
    • Poverty
    • Urbanization
    • Social Empowerment
    • Regionalism
    • Communalism
    • Secularism, etc.
  • Polity    
  • Constitution      
  • Governance      
  • Social Justice     
  • International Relations
  • Economic Development
  • Agriculture
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment & Ecology
  • Security, and
  • Disaster Management
  • Ethics
  • Attitude
  • Aptitude
  • Public Organisations and
  • Probity in Governance


  • Constitutional Law of India
  • Modern Hindu Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Marriage & Divorce
  • Mohammedan Law
  • Law of Contract & Specific Relief
  • Law of Sale of Goods
  • Introduction to Law of Partnership
  • The Law of Torts
  • Property Law
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • The Indian Penal Code

UP PCSJ Exam Preparation Books

The following are the Exam preparation books –

History, Indian Heritage & Culture

  • Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • India after Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
  • Ancient India by R.S Sharma


  • Geography of India by Majid Husain
  • World Geography by Majid Husain
  • World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G C Leong
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class 11

Polity & International Relations

  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu
  • International Relations: Pushpesh Pant


  • Indian Economy – Nitin Singhania
  • Environment and Disaster Management – Tata McGraw Hill
  • Challenges to Internal Security of India – Ashok Kumar


  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary


  • The Hindu
  • Hidustantimes
  • Navbharat times etc.

Books for Law

  • A Textbook of Jurisprudence by Avtar Krishen Koul
  • Jurisprudence: The Legal Theory by B.N. Mani Tripathi
  • Indian Constitutional Law by Prof. M.P. Jain
  • Constitutional Law of India by J.N. Pandey
  • Modern Hindu Law
  • Family Law by Dr. U.P.D. Kesari
  • Law of Marriage & Divorce by Dr. Paras Diwan
  • Outlines of Mohammedan Law by Asaf A. A. Fyzee
  • Principles of Mohammadan Law by Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla
  • Textbook on Law Of Contract & Specific Relief by Avtar Singh
  • Contract – I and Specific Relief Act by S. K. Kapoor
  • Law of Sale of Goods by Avtar Singh
  • Introduction to Law of Partnership by Avtar Singh
  • The Law of Torts by Rattan Lal & Dhiraj Lal
  • Property Law by Poonam Pradhan Saxena
  • Criminal Procedure Code by R.V. Kelkar
  • The Indian Penal Code by Rattan Lal & Dhiraj Lal
  • P.S.A. Pillai’s Criminal Law
  • Law of Evidence by Vepa P. Sarthi
  • Law of Evidence by Batuk Lal
  • The Law of Evidence by Rattan Lal & Dhiraj Lal
  • Civil Procedure by C.K. Takwani
  • The Negotiable Instrument Act by O. P. Faizi

UP PCSJ Admit Card 2023

The admit card for the UP PCSJ examination is not yet released, we will update the admit card details once the authorities release the examination dates for the UP PCSJ 2023.

UP PCSJ Result 2023

The result for the UP PCSJ examination is not yet released, we will update the result details once the authorities release the result for the UP PCSJ 2023.

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