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UP Judiciary Exam Syllabus

Paper-1: U.P. (Pre) MCQ
(a). General Knowledge
History of India & Indian Culture, Geography of India Indian Polity, Current National Issues and the World, Indian Economy, International Affairs and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space.
(b). Topics of Social relevance including
Sensitivity to persons with disabilities, senior citizens and offences on women and children with special references to the Silent features of

• Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016
• Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007
• Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
• Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005,
• Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013
• Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994
• Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
• Indecent Representation of Women Act, 1986
• Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
Paper-2: Substantive Law

I. Jurisprudence.
2. The Constitution of India.
3. The Indian Penal Code.
4. The Indian Contract Act.
5. The Transfer of Property Act.
6. International Organizations.
7. Current International Affairs.

Syllabus for Mains Exams (descriptive type)

Paper-1: General Knowledge
(Politics, History, Culture, world Geography, Economics, CA, Internat. Org., Affairs, Sci./Technology I.T. & Space)

Translation : Hindi to English (vv)
Paper-2: Language )
English Essay & Preci
Essay to be written in English 60
English Préci writing
Translation of passage from Hindi to English
Translation of Passage from English to Hindi
Paper-3: Law-I (SUB. LAW)
The Indian Contract Act
Law of Torts & Easement
Law of Trust
Specific Relief Act
Law of Partnership
Law relating to the transfer of property
The Hindu Law
The Sale of Goods Act
Paper-4: Law-II (Procedure and Evidence)
The Indian Evidence Act
The Code of Civil Procedure
The Code of Criminal Procedure
The principles of pleading
Paper-5: Law-III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)
Indian Penal Code
Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent, and Eviction) Act, 1972
UP Panchayat Raj Act
Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973
Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act
UP Consolidation of Holding Act, 1953
The rules framed under the acts described above

UP Higher Judicial Service Syllabus

Preliminary Exam (Objective Type) 5 Papers
1. Paper I - General Knowledge
2. Paper-II - Language
3. Paper III - Law ¬I (Substantive Law)
4. Paper IV - Law II (Procedure and Evidence)
5. Paper V - Law III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)
The Interview process (200 marks)


General Knowledge
1. Indian History & Indian Culture
2. Indian Geography
3. Indian Polity
4. Current National Affairs of social relevance
5. India and World Affairs
6. Economy of India
7. International Affairs
8. Science and Technology Developments
9. Communication and Space
Higher Judicial Services Language
1. Essay writing (English)
2. Precis writing (English)
3. Passage translation from English to Hindi and vice-versa
Law- I (Substantive Law)
1. The Law of Contracts, the Law of Partnership
2. Law concerning easements and torts
3. The Principle of equity with special reference to the law of trust and specific relief
4. Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
5. Constitutional Law (50 Marks)
6. The Law relating to a transfer of property including the principles of equity specifically applicable thereto,
Law II (Procedure and Evidence)
1. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
2. The Limitation Act, 1963
3. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
4. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
5. The Principles of pleading
6. The writing of judgment of session trials, appeals, revision, and the conduct of cases
Law III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)
1. U.P. Municipalities Act
2. The Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act 1951
3. Indian Penal Code
4. U.P. Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with Rules framed under the aforesaid Acts
5. U.P. Panchayatraj Act
6. Clarification—The candidates will have a choice to answer General Knowledge and Law Papers either in Hindi or in English
7. Uttar Pradesh Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent, and Eviction) Act 1972
Aspirants can prefer to answer questions on GK & Law in either English or Hindi.

UP HJS Selection Process

Allahabad HC UP HJS Exam
Written Exam
Civil Laws & Procedure
Writing Skill, Court Practice & Current Legal Knowledge
No. Questions

UP Higher Judicial Service Exam Pattern

General Knowledge
Law I (Substantive Law)
Law II (Procedure and Evidence)
Law III (Penal, Revenue, and Local Laws)
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
25-30 minutes
Candidates have to clear this stage with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks to be eligible for the succeeding Interview round

Key Points for UP HJS Exam Pattern

1. Only objective types of questions are asked
2. In the Substantive Law paper, questions of 50 Marks will be set alone in relation to Constitutional Law.
3. In paper V, questions on Penal Laws will carry a total of 50 marks whereas that of Local and Revenue Laws will fetch a net of 150 marks.
4 In the Language paper, a total of 4 questions are asked. Essay and Precis writing carry 30 marks each, whereas Passage translation from English to Hindi and Hindi to English is respectively worth 20 marks.

UP Higher Judicial Service Interview or Personal Development round

Some of the key points follow -

1. Only those candidates securing 45% aggregate in the written exam will be eligible for the Interview.
2. The total marks of the Interview are 200 and only those candidates who secure 40% in the Interview round will qualify.
3. Candidates will be assessed based on their technical abilities, character & personality skills alongside physical calibre.
4 o The final merit list will be prepared based on the total aggregate marks secured in both stages.
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