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    UPHJS Syllabus for Officer Recruitment

    Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service (UPHJS) conducts entrance exam for recruitment of officers in divided into Preliminary and Main Exam. The candidates can answer General Knowledge and Law Papers either in Hindi or in English.

    Paper 1: General Knowledge
    Max Marks: 200
    Duration: 3 hours

    The 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
    • Development in the field of Science & Technology, Communication and Space



    The nature and standards of questions in these papers will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study.

    Paper 2: Language

    Max Marks: 200

    Duration: 3 hours

    It shall comprise four questions as specified below:

    • Essay to be written in English: 60 marks
    • English paper Writing: 60 marks
    • Translation of passage from Hindi to English: 40 marks
    • Translation of passage from English to Hindi: 40 marks

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    Re: UPHJS Syllabus for Officer Recruitment

    Paper 3: Law-I (Substantive Law)

    Max Marks: 200

    Duration: 3 hours

    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 principle of equity with special reference to the law of trust and specific relief
    • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
    • Constitutional Law (There shall be questions of 50 marks in relation to Constitutional Law alone)


    Paper 4: Law II (Procedure and Evidence)

    Max Marks: 200

    Duration: 3 hours

    Questions set will be restricted to the field covered by-
    • The Laws 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 of session trials, appeals, revision and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.

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    Re: UPHJS Syllabus for Officer Recruitment

    Paper 5: Law III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws)

    Max Marks: 200

    Duration: 3 hours

    Questions set will be restricted to the field covered by-
    • 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
    • U.P. Municipalities Act
    • U.P. Panchayat Raj Act
    • U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act
    • U.P. Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.


    Answer 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.

    Paper No.6: Interview

    Max Marks: 100

    Cut Off Marks:

    The cut off marks in the written examination is set to 50 per cent in respect of all categories and candidates securing the marks above the cut off marks shall only be called for the interview.

    The interview shall be in a thorough and Scientific manner and shall take anything between 25 and 30 minutes for each candidate. The marks obtained in the interview will be added to the marks obtained in the written papers and the candidates' place will depend on the aggregate of both.

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