UP PCSJ Exam 2022 Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus

Candidates wanting to make a career in the field of Judiciary and pursue as a public servant in the state of Uttar Pradesh must go through an entrance examination. UP PCSJ releases notification each year for the post of civil judges in the judicial system of Uttar Pradesh. In this article, we will discuss UP PCSJ Exam 2022 Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus, etc.

UP PCSJ Exam Important Dates

EventsExam Dates
Pre Exam DateTo be announced
Mains Exam Date To be announced
Interview Schedule To be announced

UP PCSJ Exam Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria of UP PCSJ Exam-

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India and a domicile of Uttar Pradesh
  • The age criteria of candidate must be between 21 years and 32 years of age. Relaxation will be provided for SC and ST category- 5 years and the age relaxation for the candidates of the OBC category will be 3 years
  • Candidate must be have completed a Bachelor of Law degree from a Recognized University
  • Must be an Advocate registered under the provisions of 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 Exam Application Form

The Application form of UP PCSJ can be filled online. The following are the steps by step application process-

  • Visit the official website of the UP PCSJ- http://uppsc.up.nic.in/
  • Click on the ‘New Candidate Registration’ and start filling in the required details like email ID password etc.
  • Now, verify the email by clicking on the verification link send by UPSE
  • Now, Log in to your account and click on the apply button
  • A form will appear, fill the form with correct information
  • Now upload your scanned passport size photograph
  • Now you have to upload the scanned copy of all the certificates and documents mentioned below
  • Now a payment gateway will open where you have to pay the application fee using Credit/Debit, UPI, Net Banking, or challan
  • 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
  • Graduate Degree/ Marks Sheet
  • Aadhar Card

UP PCSJ Exam 2022 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.65/-
Disabled PersonRs.25/-

UP PCSJ Exam Examination Pattern

The examination pattern of UP PCSJ or civil services is divided into three examinations. The following are the entrance examination of UP PCSJ exam-

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 candidates who clear the main stage of the examination will be selected for a personality test or interview round. The candidate will be called by the Commission for a face-to-face discussion round with the board members. The question will be based on hobbies, current affairs, general knowledge, situation questions, etc. total marks will be 100.

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 –

SubjectUP PCSJ Books 
History, Indian Heritage & Culture [GS Paper 1]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 [GS Paper 1]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 [GS Paper 2]Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu International Relations: Pushpesh Pant 
Economy [GS Paper 3]Indian Economy – Nitin Singhania Environment and Disaster Management – Tata McGraw Hill Challenges to Internal Security of India – Ashok Kumar 
Ethics [GS Paper 4]Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary 
NewspaperThe Hindu, Hidustantimes, Navbharat times etc. 
Books for Law The following are some of the best books on Law for entrance examination- 
A Textbook of JurisprudenceAvtar Krishen Koul
JurisprudenceJurisprudence: The Legal TheoryB.N. Mani Tripathi
Indian Constitutional LawProf. M.P. Jain
ConstitutionConstitutional Law of IndiaJ.N. Pandey
Modern Hindu Law
Hindu LawFamily LawDr. U.P.D. Kesari
Law of Marriage & DivorceDr. Paras Diwan
Outlines of Mohammedan LawAsaf A. A. Fyzee
Muslim LawPrinciples of Mohammadan LawSir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla
Textbook on Law Of Contract & Specific ReliefAvtar Singh
ContractContract – I and Specific Relief ActS. K. Kapoor
Sale of Goods ActLaw of Sale of GoodsAvtar Singh
Partnership ActIntroduction to Law of PartnershipAvtar Singh
Law of TortsThe Law of TortsRattan Lal & Dhiraj Lal
Property Law and EasementProperty LawPoonam Pradhan Saxena
CrpcCriminal Procedure CodeR.V. Kelkar
The Indian Penal CodeRattan Lal & Dhiraj Lal
IPCP.S.A. Pillai’s Criminal Law
Law of EvidenceVepa P. Sarthi
EvidenceLaw of EvidenceBatuk Lal
The Law of EvidenceRattan Lal & Dhiraj Lal
CPCCivil ProcedureC.K. Takwani
Negotiable Instrument ActThe Negotiable Instrument ActO. P. Faizi

UP PCSJ Exam Admit Card

The admit card of the UP PCSJ Exam can be downloaded online using the official website of UP PSCJ. The candidate must follow the guidelines mentioned on the admit card otherwise the examination of the candidate can be canceled.

UP PCSJ Result

The result of UP PCSJ will be declared online in the form of a merit list. UP PCSJ releases a minimum cut-off mark and the candidates who scored more than the cut-off marks will be eligible for civil services.


How many attempts are in UP PCS J?

The candidate will get four attempts in their lifetime to participate in the UP PCS J examination.

What is the age limit for participating in the entrance examination?

The candidate must not exceed the age of 35 years for participating in the entrance examination. For reserved category candidates, 5 years of age relaxation will be provided.

Does UPPCSJ examination held every year?

Yes, the UP PCS J examination is held every year to select the best candidates for civil services jobs.

What is full form of UP PCS J?

The full form of UP PCS J is Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Service-Judicial Exam. It is an entry-level examination to get into judicial services in the various posts of the Government.

What is the application fee for UP PCS J?

The application fee for UP PCS J examination is Rs.125/- for General/EWS/OBC and Rs.25/- physically handicapped. The reserved category candidates have to pay Rs.65/- as examination fee.

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