UP PCS J 2018

UP Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) examination 2018 notification has been released. Candidates interested and eligible for the post may apply online from September 11, 2018 at uppsc.up.nic.in. in-depth details of online application system, mode of fees, subject, syllabus of UP PCS J 2018 preliminary and written examination will also be available from same date.

For the post of Civil Judge, there are 610 vacancies. Abridged advertisement says that this is tentative and may increase or decrease.


In order to be eligible for this recruitment, candidates must have a Bachelor of Laws from a recognized university. They should also be enrolled as an Advocate as per provisions of Advocate Act 1961. They can also be a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland, or a member faculty of Advocates in Scotland. Candidates should also have complete knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri script.

There is a limitation on what should be one’s age for this recruitment. Age limit is defined for both minimum as well as maximum age. Minimum age should be 22 years, and maximum age is 35 years. Age will be calculated as on July 1, 2019. Therefore candidate born earlier than July 2, 1984, and later than July 1, 1997 is not eligible. However, there will be age relaxation for candidates who belong to reserved category.

Online application form will be available at uppsc.up.nic.in from September 11, 2018. Thereafter the last date to pay fee is October 8, 2018. However last date to submit online form is October 11, 2018. Preliminary examination will start on December 16, 2018.

PCS stands for Provincial Civil Service. It is an Group A and Group B administrative Civil Service that comes under state service (UPPSC) of Government of Uttar Pradesh’s executive branch.

Selection of candidates to the prestigious post of Civil Judge is on basis of marks obtained in mains exam (which one can appear in after clearing preliminary exam) and interview.

As per provision of rule 10 of “The UP Judicial Service (Amendment) rules, 2003 as per notification dated 19 March 2003”, the maximum number of chances that a candidate may have is 4.

UP PCS J recruitment was not conducted last year. There was also no mention of the exam happening in 2018 also when the UPPSC 2018 calendar was released. However UPPSC has finally released the short advertisement of the recruitment in today’s newspaper, as shown below.

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