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Maharashtra Judicial Service Exam 2020-21

Law Graduates who wish to become members of subordinate judiciary should write the entry-level exam which is the Judiciary exam or the PCS (J)-Provincial Civil Service-Judicial Examination.
This exam is uniformly divided into 3 stages of Preliminary, Mains and Interview, across all States in India.
The State government under the supervision of respective High Courts appoints members of the subordinate judiciary.

Selection process is further dependent on yearly vacancies/number of seats.

Judicial services offer several attractive features which include handsome perks and privileges inuding among others- rent-free accommodation, fuel allowances, subsidized electricity and water supplies, telephone allowances, and bursaries for children’s education.


  1. Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  2. Candidates must have acquired a bachelor degree in law from a recognized institute or university.
  3. The age of the candidates must be less than or equal to 35 years as on the date mentioned in the official advertisement.
  4. Candidates belonging to SC and ST category will get 3 years relaxation in their upper age
  5. Refer to the official advertisement of the year for other details.


Phase I Prelims

Maximum Marks : 100 (No specific topic-wise breakup is provided.)

Medium : English (The Preliminary – Objective Paper will be in English, whereas the main paper will be in Marathi / English)

Duration : Two Hours

Nature of the paper : Objective type ( multiple choice question) – with questions from the following topics:

  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Evidence Act
  • Transfer of property Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Maharashtra Rent Control Act
  • Limitation Act
  • Constitution of India
  • Indian penal Code
  • Law of Contracts, Sale of Goods Act & Partnership Act

Phase II Main Exam

Nature of the paper : Conventional type

Medium : Marathi/English

Maximum Marks : 100

Duration : Three Hours


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


  • Indian Penal Code
  • Evidence Act
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes [Prevention of Atrocities] Act-1989 And Protection of Civil Rights Act – 1955
  • Essay On Current Legal Topic – Approximately 800 Words

Phase III

Viva-Voce or Interview

This phase tests a candidate’s general knowledge, norms of law, and appropriateness of being recruited for the post. 

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