MP Judicial Service Examination Syllabus
MP Judicial Service Examination Syllabus


The Madhya Pradesh Judicial Service Examination, also known as Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge Examination, is conducted every year by the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at and/or the website of the state’s public service commission (If the exam is conducted by the PSC) at the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

MP Judiciary Prelims Syllabus

The preliminary examination includes two parts. Here is the MP Judiciary syllabus along with the weightage of each topic which is derived from the previous year’s examinations. 

First Part
Constitution of India10 questions
Code of Civil Procedure 190815 questions
Transfer of Property Act 1882 7 questions
Contract Act of 1872 8 questions
Specific Relief Act of 1963 6 questions
Limitation Act of 1963 4 questions
MP Accommodation Control Act of 1961 5 questions
MP Land Revenue Act of 19595 questions
Indian Evidence Act of 187215 questions
Indian Penal Code 1861 15 questions
Code of Criminal Procedure 197315 questions
Negotiable Instrument Act 18815 questions
Second Part
General Knowledge20 Questions
Computer Knowledge10 Questions
English Knowledge10 Questions

MP Judiciary Mains Syllabus

Check the MPCJ Mains Syllabus below:

First paper – Civil Law & Procedure (Total 100 marks)
Constitution of India
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Indian Contract Act, 1872
Specific Reliefs Act, 1963 (I, II, and VI to VIII)
Limitation Act, 1963 (Parts II & III)
Second Paper – Court Practice, Writing Skill, Current Legal and Translation (Total 100 marks)
Writing on Social Issue- 30 marks
Writing on Legal Issue- 20 marks
Precis Writing- 20 marks
Translation (Hindi to English)- 15 marks
Translation (English to Hindi)- 15 marks
Third Paper – Criminal Law and Procedure (Total 100 marks)
MP Accommodation Control Act, 1961
MP Land Revenue Code, 1959
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Indian Penal Code, 1860
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
Fourth Paper – Judgement Writing
Framing of Issues (10 marks)
Framing of Charges (10 marks)
Judgment/Order (Civil) Writing (40 marks) (Civil Judge II Class Level)
Judgment/Order (Criminal) Writing- 40 (40 marks) (Judicial Magistrate First Class Level)

Note: Only the marks from the main exam and the viva-voce will be used for arriving at the final rankings.

MP Judicial Service – Civil Judge Exam Pattern

MP Judiciary Important Topics

Some of the most important topics in the MP Judiciary Syllabus to be referred to while preparation is tabulated below.

Procedural lawsSubstantive laws
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908Indian Penal Code, 1860
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973Hindu & Mohammedan Law
Indian Evidence Act, 1872Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Limitation Act, 1963Indian Contract Act, 1872
Indian Registration Act, 1908 Partnership Act, 1932

MP Judicial Services Exam Pattern

The Judicial Service Examination is scheduled in three different steps- the preliminary examination, the main examination, and the personal interview round (viva voce).

Phases of ExamPrelims, Mains, and Personality Test
No. of Attempts6
No. of Questions/ Type of Questions in Prelims150 Multiple Choice Questions
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer = 1 Mark; Wrong Answer = -0.25 marks
No. of Questions/ Type of Questions in Mains400 Descriptive Type Questions
Marking SchemeCorrect answer = 1 mark
Marking scheme for Personality Test 50 marks

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the basic educational qualification of the MP Civil Judge exam?

Bachelor of Law (LLB) or bar council are eligible to apply for the MP Civil Judge exam.

What is the selection process for the MP Civil Judge exam?

The selection process for MP Civil Judge involves prelims, mains, and interviews.

What is the minimum percentage required to qualify for prelims?

You will have to score 45% or 45% to clear the prelims round and to enter in mains.

Is there a negative marking in the MP judiciary?

No provision for negative marking is concerned in the MP PSC for Prelims or Mains both exams.

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