Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2020-21

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) conducts the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam exam to recruit candidates for the roles of Civil Judge ( Junior Division). This exam is also called as MPSC Civil Judge Exam, JMFC – Judicial Magistrate First Class, or CJJD – Civil Judge Junior Division.

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2020-21

The candidates who have completed their bachelor’s degree in law from any reputed university can apply for Maharashtra Judiciary Exam 2020. The exam is conducted in three different phases namely, prelims, mains, and interview rounds. In this article, the candidate will find all the information related to MPSC eligibility criteria, selection process, exam dates, the application process, admit card, result, and much more.

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Maharashtra Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2020-21

For Lawyers, Attorneys, & Advocates

The minimum age limit for these positions is 29 years and the maximum age is 35 years. The candidate should hold a degree in Law from on or before the date mentioned in the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam notification. The candidate should also have 3 years of legal practice as a lawyer, Attorney, or Advocate in the Mumbai High Court or in a subordinate court.

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam

The candidate applying for the post of Public Prosecutor in Maharashtra should be a judicial profession to qualify for this exam. Candidates should be able to speak, read, and write the Marathi language thoroughly. The candidate should hold a certificate of adequate knowledge of Marathi language. The candidate should also be able to translate from Marathi to English and from English to Marathi.

For new Law Graduates

The minimum age limit for these candidates is 25 years and the maximum age limit is 29 years. The candidate should have obtained a degree in law by passing each year in the first attempt. Also, in the final year of the degree, the candidate should have secured 55% marks in the first attempt and should have passed the PG degree in law with at least 55% marks.

Candidate should be proficient in speaking, reading, and writing the Marathi language. Candidate should also hold a certificate of adequate knowledge of Marathi language. Also, the candidate should be able to translate from Marathi to English and from English to Marathi.

For Members of the Service Staff of the High Court, courts subordinate to the High Court, the Ministry of Laws and Department of Justice, and other posts

The lower age limit for this post is 21 years and the upper age limit is 45 years. The candidate should be at least three in service after graduation as per the date mentioned in the notification. Candidate should be proficient in speaking, reading, and writing the Marathi language. Candidate should also hold a certificate of adequate knowledge of Marathi language. Also, the candidate should be able to translate from Marathi to English and from English to Marathi.

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Educational Qualification

The candidate should have acquired academic qualifications from a competent university on the day of the result announcement of the relevant exam.

Nationality

No candidate shall be eligible for the appointment:

  • If he/she is not a citizen of India.
  • If he/she is compulsorily retired, removed or dismissed from judicial service or from service in Government or Statutory or Local Authority or failed to complete probation period in judicial service on any post, or in Government or Statutory or Local Authority.
  • If he/she has been convicted for an offence involving moral turpitude or he/she is or has been permanently debarred or disqualified by the High Court or the Union Public Service Commission or any State Public Service Commission from appearing for examinations or any selections conducted by it.
  • If he/she directly or indirectly influences the Recruiting Authority by any means for his/her candidature.

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Maharashtra Judiciary Exam Dates 2020-21

Exam Dates
Start date of application 03 Jan 2020
Last date of application 23 Jan 2020
Preliminary exam 01 Mar 2020
Release of Answer Key 03 Mar 2020
Result declaration of prelims 11 Aug 2020
Main exam date To be announced

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam Vacancies 2020-21

The exam authority has released a total of 74 vacancies for the posts of Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate.

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam Selection Process 2020-21

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam selection process consists of three stages: prelims, mains, and interview process. The syllabus and exam pattern of all three stages is as follows:

Prelims Exam Pattern

The prelims exam will have a single question paper of 100 marks. The duration of this exam is for 2 hours. The paper will have 100 MCQs. The questions will be in the English language. There is a section called legislative law in the question paper. In case of any wrong answers, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted.

Prelims Exam Syllabus

The prelims exam syllabus is as follows:

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure
  • The Civil Procedure Code
  • The Indian Evidence Act
  • The Transfer of Property Act
  • The Specific Relief Act
  • The Maharastra Rent Control Act
  • The Limitation Act
  • Constitution of India
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Law of Contract
  • The Sale of Goods Act
  • The Partnership Act

Mains Exam Pattern

The mains exam is of descriptive type and has two papers of 100 marks each. The duration of the exam will be of 3 hours for each paper. The mains exam will be conducted in Marathi and the English language.

Mains Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of the mains exam is as follows:

Paper – I

  • The Civil Procedure Code
  • The Transfer of Property Act
  • The Specific Relief Act
  • The Law of Contracts
  • The Sale of Goods Act
  • The Partnership Act

Paper-II

  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Evidence Act
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure
  • The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989
  • The Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955
  • Essay on current legal topic (approximately 800 words)

Maharashtra Judiciary Application Form 2020-21

To apply for Maharashtra Judiciary Exam, the candidate should fill the online application form. The steps to fill the application form are as follows:

  1. The application form is available on the official site of MPSC i.e. mpsc.gov.in.
  2. Candidates should enter all the necessary details in the form.
  3. Along with all the details, the candidates should also upload their scanned photo and signature.
  4. Then, the candidates should pay the necessary fees and submit the form.
  5. After submitting, the candidates should save the registration number of the application form for future use.

Application Fees

The application fees of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam for General category candidates is Rs. 374 and for SC/ST/ESM candidates, it is Rs.274.

Maharashtra Judiciary Admit Card 2020-21

The candidates can find the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam admit card on the official site of MPSC at mahampsc.mahaonline.gov.in. The admit cards for all the stages will be available separately. The candidates should download the admit card and take it to the exam hall, otherwise, the candidature will be rejected. To download the admit card, the candidates should enter the username and password generated at the time of filling the application.  The admit card will have details like the exam date, timing and the venue of the examination.

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam Result 2020-21

The results of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam will be announced on the official website. The results for both prelims and mains exam will be announced separately. To qualify the preliminary exam, the candidates should secure equal or more than the cut-off marks. Those who qualify the prelims exam will be eligible for the mains exam. The final result will be announced in the form of merit list and those particular candidates will be eligible for the final document verification round. Based on the performance of the candidates in the written exam and interview, the final results will be announced.

Maharashtra Judiciary Exam FAQs

Q). Which is the conducting body of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam?

A). Maharashtra Public Service Commission is the conducting body of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam.

Q). What is the frequency of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam?

A). The frequency of the exam is once a year.

Q). What is the mode of the exam?

A). The exam is conducted in the offline mode.

Q). What are the total number of vacancies of the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam?

A). There are a total of 74 vacancies in the Maharashtra Judiciary Exam.

Q). What are the key stages of the exam?

A). There are three key stages, namely, prelims exam, mains exam, and the interview round.

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