Uttar Pradesh State Judicial Services


The Preliminary Exam will consist of 2 papers, each of 2 hours duration. Paper I will deal with General Knowledge and be of 200 marks; Paper II will cover Law and Legal topics and be of 300 marks.

Paper I : General Knowledge(200 Marks)

  • History of India and Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National Issues and 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
  • The nature and standards of questions in this paper will be such that a well educated person will be able to answer them without any specialised study.

Paper II : Law (300 Marks)

This paper will include day to day happenings around India and the world, particularly in Legal spheres, Acts and Laws.

  • Jurisprudence
  • International Organisations and Current International Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Contract


The mains examination has consisted of five papers in Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services

Paper I : General Knowledge

This paper may include questions based on topics relating to History of India and Indian Culture, Geography of India, Indian Polity, Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance, India and the World, Indian Economy, International Affairs and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space.

Paper II : Language

  • Essay writing.
  • English Precis writing.
  • Translation of passage from Hindi to English.
  • Translation of Passage from English to Hindi.

Paper III : Law I – Substantive Law

This paper will focus on:

  • The law of contracts
  • The law of Partnership
  • The law concerning easements and torts
  • The Law relating to transfer of property including the principles of equity, specifically applicable thereto, the principal of Equity with special reference to the Law of trust and specific relief
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
  • Constitutional Law – questions of 50 marks will come from this topic

Paper IV : Law 2 – Procedure & Evidence

This paper will focus on:

  • The law of evidence
  • The Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure, including the principles of pleading
  • The questions set will relate mainly to practical matters such as the framing of charges and issues, the methods of dealing with the evidence of witnesses, the writing of judgement and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.

Paper V : Law 3 – Penal, Revenue & Local Laws

This paper will focus on:

  • Indian Penal Code
  • The Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951, Uttar Pradesh
  • Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972
  • Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act
  • U.P. Panchayat Raj Act
  • U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act, 1953
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts
  • Answers to the questions of Local Laws will be compulsory. Questions pertaining to Penal Laws will be of 50 marks, whereas that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150 marks.


  • The interview carries 100 points. Candidates' suitability for employment in the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service will be evaluated based on their merit, with consideration given to their aptitude, character, personality, and physicality.
  • The applicants' placement will depend on the total of their written exam and interview scores. The written exam scores will be added to the interview score.