FAQ for Judicial Services

Every state/High court prescribes an upper age limit till which anAspirants can apply for Judicial services examinations, in additionto this there is necessity of having completed a L.L.B. or B.A. L.L.B. degree.


Delhi Judicial Services 32 years
Haryana Judicial Services 21-40 years
Punjab Judicial services 21-37 years
Uttar Pradesh Judicial services 22-35 years
Himachal Pradesh Judicial services 22-30 years
Uttarakhand Judicial services 35 years
Gujarat 21 - 35 years
Bihar 22 - 35 years
Rajasthan 21 - 40 years

The examination is conducted in three Stages:Prelims, mains and an interview or Personality Test, Only those aspirants whoclears preliminary examination allowed totake for the mainsExamination, and those who qualify the mains get an opportunity to appear for an interview. We provide Comprehensive coaching for all three Stages. The distribution of marks of preliminary, mains and the interview are different in different states.

State Preliminary Mains Interview
Delhi 200 850 150
Haryana 600 900 200
Punjab 500 950 100
Uttar Pradesh 450 1000 100
Himachal Pradesh 300 850 150
Uttarakhand 200 850 100
Gujarat 100 200 50
Bihar 250 600 100
Rajasthan 100 300 35

*In the Uttarakhand examination 100 marks are dedicated to computer knowledge.

  1. Constitutional law
  2. Indian Penal Code,1860
  3. Civil Procedure Code,1908
  4. Criminal Procedure Code,1973
  5. Indian Contract Act,1872
  6. Indian Evidence Act,1872
  7. Limitation Act,1963
  8. Law of Arbitration,1996
  9. Indian Partnership Act,1932
  10. Registration Act
  11. Specific Relief Act
  12. Hindu Marriage Act
  13. Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act
  14. Hindu Succession Act
  15. Sale of Goods Act
  16. Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act
  17. Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act
  18. Law of Torts
  19. Transfer of Property Act,1882
  20. Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act
  21. Customary Law
  22. Negotiable Instruments Act,1881


* We will also deal with any additional subjects that are specifically asked in certain states.

No. of attempts varies from state to state, generally there is no limitation regarding attempts while minimum and maximum age is provided. But in Uttar Pradesh maximum number of attempts is 4.

What are the additional subjects and local acts for any State Judicial services?

Generally,in every state judicial services exam All the major Acts are common, besides that there are some other Minor acts and Local acts which an aspirant has to prepare for their respective state exam according to their particular syllabus .

For e.g. in M.P Judicial Services exam, ‘M.PAccommodation Control Act’ is a compulsory paper. The list of some states and additional subjects is given in the table below.

State Additional Subjects
Delhi Judicial Services Delhi Rent Control Act
Punjab Judicial Services 1. Punjab Courts Act 1918
2. East Punjab Urban rent Restriction Act 1949
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 1. Wildlife Protection Act 1972
2. Indian Forest Act 1927
Haryana Judicial Services Haryana Urban (Control of Rent and Eviction) Act ,1973
Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services 1. MP Land Revenue Code 1959
2. MP Accommodation Control Act 1961
Bihar Judicial Services 1. Prevention of Corruption Act 1988

2. Negotiable Instruments Act 1881
3. Motor Vehicles Act 1988
4. Family Courts Act 1984
5. SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989

Rajasthan Judicial Services 1. Rajasthan Land Revenue Act 1956
2. Rajasthan guaranteed Delivery of Public Services Act 2011
3. Rajasthan right to hearing Act 2012
4. Rajasthan Rent Control Act 2001
5. Motor Vehicle Act 1988 (Chapter X-XII)
6. Legal services Authorities Act 1987
7. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
8. Negotiable Instrument Act (Chapter XVII)
9. Electricity Act 2003(Chapter XIV)
10. Juvenile Justice Act 2015
11. SC &ST( Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services 1.  Indian Penal Code
2. The Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951,
3. Uttar Pradesh, Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972
4. Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act
5. U.P. Panchayat Raj Act
6. U.P. Consolidation of HoldingsAct,1953,
7. Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.
Uttarakhand Judicial Services 1. U.P. Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act (as applicable in Uttarakhand).
2. Indian Penal Code.

There is not any minimum percentage required for State Judicial Services Exam. The essential requirement is that a candidate should posses a LL.B. degree (either 5-year integrated course or 3-year course) from recognized university. Percentage criteria is not specified in any State Judicial Services. A good academic performance can help you in securing success in judicial services exam.

Generally, the pay scale is- RS. 27,700-770-33,090-920-40,450-1080-44,770
There are also other allowances recommended by the Government from time to time to be paid to the Judges of lower Judiciary.

Law as an optional subject in IAS/PCS  Mains examination is gaining popularity these days. Even those who haven’t done LLB are optingLaw  and most of them have succeeded in their attempt, Since the sources to study Law optional are limited, this is a sincere effort to help those who are interested in the subject to learn Law.

The benefits of taking up law as an optional subject are that

1. Law is the inevitable subject that you must learn for attempting General Studies Paper 2.

2. Even for General studies Paper 3 and 4, a basic understanding of law can help you score better.

3. Further, once you get an appointment as Assistant Collector, Assistant Commissioner of police or an IFS officer, understanding in law will become necessary and of immense help.

To be specific, learning Constitutional Law & Administrative law can help you to give better answers in General Studies paper-2 containing Indian polity and Governance portions.

International law can equip you to have a broad understanding of International Relations and treaties signed by countries, again beneficial for General Studies paper- 2.

In every topic of General studies Paper 2&3 , we come across a number of legislations, rules, regulations and policies, thus studying Law as an optional is an added advantage to perform well in your General studies section of the Mains and Prelims exams.

In addition, updates on ‘Contemporary Legal developments’ a topic in the UPSC Mains Law Syllabus, can help you to nurture your Current Affairs study to a greater extent

The woman is provided reservation in state judicial services exam by some States. For example- In the recent Bihar Government has provided 50% reservation for the woman candidates in judiciary exam. Provision for reservation is there but, relaxation in age limit is not provided for woman.

Provision of negative marking is different from State to State. Some States prefers negative marking but majority of the States don’t have negative marking scheme for the Judicial Services Exams.

It is evident from the above courses that Integrated Law program is nothing but the combination of two Degree programs. One of the Degree programs is Law (L.L.B.). The other degree varies and students may select an appropriate one that suits the stream that they pursued in 12th standard.

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