January 27, 2022

Syllabus: Maharashtra Judicial Service Exam Civil Judge

The Maharashtra Judicial Service Examination is conducted every year by the Bombay High Court for recruitment to the roles of Civil judge ( junior Division ) . This qualifying exam is also referred to as MPSC Civil Judge Exam, JMFC – Judicial Magistrate First Class or CJJD – Civil Judge Junior Division .

The notification is published on the Maharashtra High Court’s official website at : bombayhighcourt.nic.in and / or the website of the state’s public service commission (As the exam is conducted by the MPSC) at Maharashtra Public Service Commission

Eligibility and Age Limit – Maharashtra Judicial Service Civil Judge & Judicial Magistrate First Class Exam

  1. Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  2. Candidate 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

The exam is conducted in three stages :

1. Preliminary Exam – objective type – which is used only for shortlisting candidates for the mains exam and not in the final ranking.

2. Mains Exam – Descriptive type

3. Viva-voce – Personal interview

The aggregate scores from the main examination and the viva-voce are used for the final rankings.

Syllabus for Civil judge ( junior Division ) & Judicial Magistrate ( First Class) Preliminary Examination

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:

  1. Code of Criminal Procedure
  2. Civil Procedure Code
  3. Evidence Act
  4. Transfer of property Act
  5. Specific Relief Act
  6. Maharashtra Rent Control Act
  7. Limitation Act
  8. Constitution of India
  9. Indian penal Code
  10. Law of Contracts, Sale of Goods Act & Partnership Act

Syllabus for Civil Judge (Junior Division) & Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Main Exam

Standard : Suitable to the post (See explanation at the end of this article)
Nature of the paper : Conventional type
Medium : Marathi/English
Maximum Marks : 100
Duration : Three Hours


  1. Civil Procedure Code
  2. Transfer of Property Act
  3. Specific Relief Act
  4. Law of Contracts, Sale of Goods Act & Partnership Act


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

Standard of the Syllabus for the MPSC – JMFC / Judicial Service Civil Judge ( Junior Division ) exam

The standard of the syllabus for both Preliminary and Main exams for the MPSC JMFC / Judicial Service Civil Judge ( Junior Division ) exam is just mentioned as ‘Standard : Suitable to the post ‘.

To understand the actual scope of the syllabus and the depth of study required for each subject, we should look at the basic academic requirements for the exam, i.e. a standard BCI recognized LLB. The actual depth / coverage in each subject will be in-line with the standard LLB syllabus prescribed across India.

Since state level laws are not covered in the standard LLB syllabus, the Maharashtra Rent Control Act will have to be studied separately.

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