November 25, 2023
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The long-awaited wait of the aspirants for the Madhya Pradesh judiciary (MP civil judge) is over as the Madhya Pradesh High Court announced the vacancy for the Civil Judge (Jr. Division), entry level. To the utter surprise of the aspirants, the High Court of Madhya Pradesh also provided a complete schedule for the conduct of examinations at the three stages, namely, prelims, mains, and interview.

However, the bigger surprise than this was the new eligibility criteria incorporated by the Madhya Pradesh High Court. It is alleged that the criteria are so strict that, as per the estimates, almost 90% of the willing candidates have become ineligible to appear for the examination. It may be put to challenge before the Supreme Court, but as of now, it has not been done so, and the notification with the new eligible criteria is in force.

The present article therefore aims to present before the readers the new eligibility criteria for the Madhya Pradesh Judiciary Service in a simplified manner.

Eligibility for the MP Judiciary

  1. You must be a citizen of India.
  2. He must be of good character and health and should be free from any physical disability that renders him unfit for the post.
  3. Must hold a degree of law from any recognized university by the Bar Council of India, and
  4. Has been practicing continuously for a period of at least three years immediately before the last date of the submission of the application or

Has secured at least 70% marks in the LLB course of five or three years without any ATKT for the general category and OBC and 50% for the reserved category.


The following have been made clear by the Madhya Pradesh High Court with respect to the requirement of practice:

  1. The date of experience shall be counted from the date of enrolment in the bar, provided that the candidate gets the certificate of practice within two years of enrollment after clearing the All India Bar Examinations (AIBE).
  2. Additionally, the candidate needs to produce a copy of at least six judgments for every year featuring his or her name as an advocate.
  3. The candidate is also required to present the certificate of practice from the following persons:
  • If practicing in District Court, from the District Magistrate
  • If practicing in the High Court, from the principle registrar
  • If practicing in another court, from the secretary of the Bar Association.

Age limit criteria

  1. The candidate must have reached the age of 21 by January 1, 2024, and the candidate should not exceed 35 years of age.
  2. Upper Age Relaxation: up to three years for individuals with disabilities
  3. Up to three years of age relaxation for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, or Other Backward Classes and government servants, whether permanent or temporary, have an upper age limit relaxation of up to 38 years.
  4. Additional Relaxation Candidates benefit from an additional relaxation of one year in the upper age limit, considering that the recruitment examination for the Madhya Pradesh Judicial Service was not advertised in the year 2022.

What do MPCJ students do next?

If they are eligible, then they must prepare for their examination since the current notification is in force, and they must take it as a golden opportunity as the competition has now been reduced to a significant extent.

If students are not eligible, they also must continue with their preparation, as if not MP, then other judiciary exams are also lined up, for example, the Rajasthan Judiciary and Harayna Judiciary exams.



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