High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur had released notification of MPHJS Exam 2017 (MP Higher Judicial Service (Entry Level) through direct recruitment from Bar, Exam 2017. Recruitment to these posts and conditions of service are governed by the Madhya Pradesh Uchchatar Nyayik Seva (Bharti Tatha Seva Sharten) Niyam, 1994, as amended upto date. Candidates who were deserved and eligible could fill their Application form online before the last date of application. All the candidates who are interested and participated in the MPHJS Exam 2017 for District Judge (Entry Level) post can check the complete details like Application process, eligibility criteria, selection process and other important information through this page below.

Latest: The Notification regarding the final revised result of M.P.H.J.S.(District Judge- Entry Level) (Direct from Bar) Exam- 2017 has been released. Candidates can check the result from the “Result” page given in quick links.

MPHJS Exam 2017 – MP Higher Judicial Service Exam 2017

Important Dates

Event Dates
Start date for submission of online Application form 16 Mar 2017
Last date for submission of online Application form 13 Apr 2017
Last date for correction of Online Application form 16 Apr 2017
Date of Preliminary Examination 07 May 2017
Declaration of Result for Preliminary Examination 25 May 2017
Date of Main Examination 01 Jul & 02 Jul 2017

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Vacancy Details

Total No. of Vacancies – 42
Name of the Post – District Judge (Entry Level)

  • Unreserved – 22
  • Other Backward Class – 06
  • Schedule Caste – 06
  • Schedule Tribe – 08

Age Limit – Between 35 years to 48 years.
Selection Process – Candidates selected on the basis of marks obtained in Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview.
Application Fee 

  • Unreserved – Rs. 1000/-
  • OBC/SC/ST & Specially Abled – Rs. 800/-

How to Apply – Interested candidates can fill their Application form of MPHJS Exam 2017 can be filled online from the official website i.e., www.mponline.gov.in .

MPHJS Exam 2017 – Application Form

Application Form for Preliminary Examination

Only Online applications through MPOnline (www.mponline.gov.in) are being invited for 42 posts in Madhya Pradesh District Judge (Entry Level) in the pay scale of Rs. 51550-1230-58930- 1380-63070 in the cadre of Higher Judicial Service by Direct Recruitment from amongst the eligible advocates under Rule 5(1)(c). Candidates can fill their Application Form online through the direct link provided below. Candidates who filled their Application are eligible to apply online for Preliminary Examination.

Get MPHJS Exam 2017 Application Form here – Link to fill the MPHJS Exam 2017 Application Form is over now.

Application Fee

  • Examination Fess shall be Rs. 1000/ for ‘Unreserved’ (UR) Candidates and Rs. 800/ for candidates of ‘Reserved Categories (O.B.C., S.C., S.T. & Specially Abled candidates), including portal charges (Rs.600/ per candidate ) of MPOnline .

Application Form for Main Examination

After Preliminary Examination Results, every candidates who have qualified and desirous to appear in Main Examination, shall have to submit an Application Form, which shall be ported on the website of High Court of M.P. and candidates may download and take print out of it, duly filed up and signed by him, along with self attested copies of all required documents & recent colored photographs. The Application forms and documents must be sent, in such a manner and within such a time that the same must reach/ be received in Examination Cell of the High Court on or before last date for the receipt of application of Main Examination.

List of Documents/certificates to be submitted with the Application for Main Examination:-

Candidates qualifying for Main Examination shall have to submit with his/her Application Form documents mentioned as under :-

  • All details and Self-attested Copies of the Certificates/testimonial
    relating to their date of birth, caste, qualifications, domicile, experience, standing at the Bar etc.
  • Details of Sessions Cases/Civil Cases mentioned by him in Application Form may be verified by the High Court from the concerned authority.
  • A Certificate from the Secretary of the State Bar Council or President/Secretary of concerned Bar Association, that he/she is an advocate having practiced for not less than seven years as on required date.
  • Self-attested Copies of all other educational certificates and other testimonials mentioned in application.
  • Such other document/certificate as may be required by Examination Cell.

Eligibility Criteria

No person shall be eligible for appointment to the post of District Judge (Entry Level) in Higher Judicial Service by direct recruitment from Bar unless:-

  • He/she is citizen of India;
  • He/she has attained the age of 35 years and has not attained the age of 48 years, as on 1 st January, 2017.

Note – Candidate must have been born on or after 01-01-1969 but before 01-01-1982.

  • He/she has practiced as an Advocate for not less than seven years as on 13-04-2017 and
  • He/she has good character and is of sound health and free from any bodily defects, which render him, unfit for such appointment.

Note – Candidates interested in and who are eligible for being considered for the post, should submit their applications as per the Online Application-format available on www.mponline.gov.in by filling in all details relating to the all certificates/testimonials relating to their date of birth, caste, category, qualifications, domicile, experience, standing at the Bar etc.

MPHJS Exam 2017 – Pre Exam Answer Key

The high court of MP has been published the Model Answer Keys of the Question Paper (Objective Type) for Online Preliminary Examination to the post of MP Higher Judicial Services Recruitment 2017 held on 07 May 2017. Direct link to check answer key is given below.

Answer Key: Click here to check model answer key of MPHJS Prelims Exam 2017 held on 07 May 2017.

If any candidates wishes to make any objection/clarification etc. regarding any Model Answer Key, He/she may submit in writing & signed by him, the objection/clarification etc to the Registrar (Exam) MP High Court, Jabalpur, within 07 days from the date of uploading/publication of the proposed Model Answer Keys.

MPHJS Exam 2017 – Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

Question paper for Online Preliminary Examination shall contain 150 multiple choice objective type questions to be solved within a period of Two hours (120 Minutes).

The Syllabus with proportionate marks shall be as given hereinafter

Centres – The Online Preliminary Examination shall be held in Jabalpur, Indore, Bhopal and Gwalior Districts, at different Institutions/ Colleges as may be identified by the MPOnline for the purpose and as per requirement depending upon the number of candidates.

Main Examination

The Main Written Examination shall be held on two consecutive days in First and Second shift. There shall be Four Descriptive Question papers. Each paper shall be of three hours duration and shall carry 100 Marks each.

On first day there may be examination of 1st and 2nd Question Paper and on Second day there may be examination of 3rd and 4th Question Paper, as mentioned below :-

Syllabus for Written Examination shall include the following subjects, each subject to carry the marks shown against it, as given below –

Centre – The Main Examination shall be held only at Jabalpur, on two consecutive days. The Date & Time of Main Examination shall be notified later.


The Interview/Viva Voce shall carry 50 marks. Interview shall be held only at Jabalpur. After result of Main Examination, the candidates who qualified for Interview shall be called for Interview Roll No.-wise. Call Letters shall be generated by the MPOnline on its website and a Interview plan, showing Roll No. & Name of the candidates and place, date & time of Interview and also list of original documents/testimonials to be produced for checking and comparing with the photocopies submitted with the Application Form for Main Exam, shall be ported on the website of the M.P. High Court.

MPHJS Exam 2017 – Selection Process

The Selection / Recruitment process shall be completed in three stages-

  • Preliminary / Screening Exam
  • Main Written Exam and
  • Interview

Post Selection Process

A candidate selected for appointment shall be required to undergo medical examination or physical fitness by a Medical Board before he is appointed. Every candidate who appears before a medical board shall pay the Medical Examination fee, which in no case shall be refundable.

The training shall be such as may be prescribed by the Hight Court.

A person appointed in the Madhya Pradesh Higher Judicial Service shall be on probation for a period of two years and the High Court may extend the period of probation, recommend the termination of services of such probationers.

The conditions of service of appointment on the post advertised shall be governed by the Rules and Regulations applicable to the M.P Higher Judicial Services, in force from time to time.

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