UP Judicial Service Exam Pattern

Syllabus for preliminary examination

S.No Paper Subject Duration of the Exam Marks
1 Paper I General Knowledge 2 Hours 150
2 Paper II Law 2 Hours 300
  • The Exam is of Objective type
  • It consists of Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Question paper comprises of 2 papers.
  • Duration of each paper is 2 Hours.
  • Paper 1 consists of General knowledge for 150 marks
  • Paper 2 consists of Law subject for 300 marks
  • There will be negative marking for each wrong answer

Paper No.1: General Knowledge:
This paper will be of 150 marks and 2 hours duration.

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. 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 specialized study.
Paper No.1: General Knowledge:
This paper will be of 150 marks and 2 hours duration.

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. 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 specialized study.
For Main Exam:
Paper No.1:General Knowledge:
This paper will be of 200 marks.

This paper may include questions related 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. The nature and standard of questions in this paper will be such that a well educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study.
Paper No.2: Language:
This paper will be of 200 marks.

It shall comprise four questions as specified below:-
(i) Essay to be written in English -60 marks
(ii) English Precis writing -60 marks
(iii) Translation of passage from Hindi to English -40 marks
(iv) Translation of passage from English to Hindi -40 marks
Paper No.3: Law-I (Substantive Law):
This paper will be of 200 marks.

The question set will be restricted to the field covered by- 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, and Constitutional Law. There shall be questions of 50 marks in relation to Constitutional Law alone.

Paper No.4: Law II (Procedure and Evidence):
This paper will be of 200 marks.

Questions set will be restricted to the field covered by-the law of evidence, the Criminal Procedure Code and 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 judgment and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.