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Bihar Judiciary Exam 2021

The Bihar Judicial Services Examination is conducted for recruitment in the Judicial Services for the state of Bihar at the position of Civil Judges. 

This post shall take you through detailed information regarding Bihar Judiciary Exam 2021. 

BPSC Judicial Services Exam 2021 Highlights

Name of Exam Bihar Judicial Services Competitive Exam
Conducting Body Bihar Public Service Commission
Year 2020
Frequency Once a year
Last Conducted in 2018
Minimum Eligibility Degree in Law
Key Stages Preliminary; Main; Personal Interview
Vacancies 221
Exam Fees Rs 100/-
Mode of application Online
Mode of exam Offline
Official Website

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Bihar Judiciary Exam Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Online Application May 5, 2020
Last Date of Online Application June 15, 2020
Issue of Admit Card November last week 2020
Bihar Judicial Services Exam 2020 Prelims Date December 07, 2020

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Bihar Judiciary Notification 2020

The Bihar Judicial Services Exam released the official notification for filling up more than 200 Civil Judge vacancies. This year there is a huge number of applications received for the Civil Judge post. The notification is an important document that provides complete information about the exam, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and other related information. Check the below Bihar Judiciary Notification in Hindi and know in-depth about the exam. 

BPSC Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria 2021

If you wish to apply for Bihar Judiciary 2021 Exam, then you must fulfill eligibility requirements as defined below. Go through the detailed Bihar Judiciary Eligibility explained below for various parameters. 

  • Educational Qualification: You must have a Bachelor of Laws from any institute or university recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  • Bihar Judiciary Sevices Age Limit: The minimum age is 22 years while the maximum age allowed for the exam is 35 years. For women, physically disabled the age limit is extended to 40 years of maximum age.

Bihar Judiciary Vacancy Details 2021

This year, the Bihar Public Service Commission has announced a total of 221 vacancies. This is the total vacancy, however, the number of vacancies varies for each category.

For the total number of Bihar Judiciary Vacancy released, candidates will be selected based on the performance in three stages Preliminary exam, Main exam, and finally an interview. Go through the notification carefully to know about the detailed vacancy.

Category No. of Vacancies
Scheduled Caste 35
Scheduled Tribe 02
OBC 47
BC 26
Unreserved category/GEN 88
Total 221

Bihar Judiciary Application Process 2021

After fulfilling the above mentioned eligibility requirements, you could apply for Bihar Judiciary Exam 2021. The last date for registration was 15th June 2020. 

The details of steps to be followed for BPSC Judiciary Services 2021 Online Registration are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of Bihar Public Service Commission:
  • Click on the application link for Judiciary Services Exam.
  • Provide the required details such as name, DOB, address, educational qualifications, work experience, category, and others
  • Upload recent passport size picture and signature in the mentioned size & format
  • Pay the required fee for your application
  • Submit the form and take a print out of the application form for future reference. 

Bihar Judiciary Application Fee

  1. INR 600 for General
  2. INR 150 for ST/ST/PWD category candidates

Bihar Civil Judge Salary & Job Profile 2021

Here is the detailed PCS J Salary information for a high court civil judge in Bihar. Go through the details and know their job roles and responsibilities. 

  • At an entry-level, the supreme court judge gets a salary of Rs. 28,000 whereas the Junior civil judge salary will be Rs. 12,000 per month. 
  • The Senior Division Civil Judge draws a salary of Rs. 21,000 per month and the Super Time Scale judge will get a salary of Rs. 24,000 per month.
  • The basic pay scale of the high court judge is Rs. 80,000 per month.

Have a look at the brief job profile for each post below

Bihar Civil Judge Job Profile

The Civil Judge who is known as Judicial Magistrate/ District Munsif deals with civil cases and criminal cases.

Bihar Civil Judge (Senior Divison) Job Profile

The Senior Divison Civil Judge who is well known as Sub judge/ Sessions Judge is responsible for dealing with both types of cases like an appeal from the district and other Original Petitions under Special Acts.

District Judge/Sessions Judge Job Profile

The District Post is the upper post in the Subordinate Judiciary. He deals with civil and criminal cases, appeals from the Bihar civil judge (senior division), sessions case committed by JM, Criminal appeals from JM, other special cases under Special Acts. 

Bihar Judiciary Admit Card 2021

Upon successful registration, the commission shall release the BPSC Judicial Services Admit Card 2021 on their official website. 

The admit card can be downloaded using the login details provided at the time of the application process. Generally, the admit card is released a week prior to the exam. You must download and carry a physical copy of the admit card at the time of their examination centers. 

Details mentioned in Bihar Judicial Services Admit Card 2021

  • Name and Date of Birth of the candidate
  • User Id/Registration Number
  • Category
  • Exam Date and Time
  • BPSC Judicial Services 2021 Exam Center
  • Candidate’s Signature and Photograph
  • Bihar Judicial Service Exam Day Instructions 2021

BPSC Judiciary Exam Pattern 2021

The Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern includes two written tests and an interview round which are explained below:

Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The Preliminary round of Bihar Judicial Services consists of two papers; Paper 1: General Studies and Paper 2: Law. 
  • Paper 1 consists of topics ranging from Current Affairs to Social Sciences. Paper 1 will be 100 marks.
  • For Paper 2 you must be thorough with the law in India and across the globe. The marks assigned to this paper are 150 marks.

Bihar Judiciary Mains Exam Pattern 2021

  • In Bihar Judicial Services Main Exams there are five subjects- General Knowledge with Current Affairs, Elementary General Science, General Hindi, General English, Law of Evidence, and Procedure. 
  • Note that the General Hindi and General English papers are qualifying in nature. You must obtain a minimum of 30 marks on these papers to qualify for Interview. The marks of these two papers will not be considered for the final merit list.

For Mains Exam, you will be asked to choose 3 subjects out of the following five optional subjects:

  • Constitution and Administrative Law of India - 150 marks
  • Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law - 150 marks
  • Law of Transfer of Property and Principle of Equity, Law of Trust and Specific Relief - 150 marks
  • Law of Contract and Torts - 150 marks
  • Commercial Law - 150 marks

BPSC Judicial Services Interview Process 2021

  • After qualifying in both Prelims and Mains, you will be called for the final round of examination, i.e. Personal Interview round. You need to score a minimum of 35% marks in the interview to make it to the final merit list.

BPSC Judicial Services Syllabus 2021

The Bihar Judiciary Syllabus for Prelims and Mains exam is explained as follows:

BPSC PCS J Syllabus for Prelims 2021

The BPSC Civil Judge Syllabus for Prelims is as follows:

  • General Knowledge including current affairs
  • Elementary General Science
  • Law of Evidence and Procedure
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law of India 
  • Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law
  • Law of Transfer of Property
  • Principles of Equity
  • Law of Trusts and Specific Relief
  • Law of Contracts and Torts
  • Commercial Law

Bihar Judiciary Syllabus for Mains

The syllabus of the BPSC Civil Judge Mains Exam is as follows:

Subject Particulars
General English Unseen passage
summary or précis writing
letter writing
General Knowledge Indian History
Current events
Currencies & Capitals
Static GK
Elementary General Science It tests matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects
Law of Evidence and Procedure Indian Evidence Act (1872)
Civil Procedure Code (1908)
Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Provincial Small Cause Courts Act
Constitutional and Administrative Law of India Constitution of India - Article 1 to 395 and Schedules
Administrative Law of India and Delegated Legislation
Control of Delegated Legislation - Judicial & Legislative
Fair Hearing; Rules of Natural Justice; Rules Against Bias; Audi Alteram Partem
Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial Authorities; Judicial Control over them
Regulatory Authorities
Judicial Review of Administrative Action
Writ Jurisdiction and Statutory Judicial Remedies, Scope, Extent & Distinction
Public Interest Litigation
Tortuous Liability of State and Compensation
Promissory Estoppel, Legitimate Expectation & Doctrine of Proportionality
Government Contracts
Law of Contracts and Torts Indian Contract Act
General Principles of Liabilities
Remedies, Nuisance
False Imprisonment
Injuries to Domestic and Contractual Relations
Wrongful Dismissal
The Rule in Rylands Yrs. Fletcher Deceit Conspiracy
Malicious Prosecution
Commercial Law Sale of Goods
Negotiable Instruments
Company Law and Partnership

BPSC PCS J Exam Preparation 2021

There are various ways for the preparation of the Bihar Judiciary Exam 2021 as explained below. You can go through the below listed important tips and tricks to know how to prepare for Judiciary

  • The first important preparation strategy is to go through the complete syllabus and pattern of the exam.
  • Make a list of the important topics in which you are strong and weak.
  • Refer to the right books that are as per the latest syllabus and pattern.
  • Read daily current affairs to know about the current events happening across the globe. 
  • Follow the expert suggested preparation tips and toppers tricks to crack the exam with a high score. 
  • Also, solving Bihar Judiciary Exam Question Papers is one of the best ways to prepare well for the exam.
  • Keep an eye on the negative marking while answering the questions asked in Judiciary Exam 2021. 

BPSC Judicial Services Exam 2021 Answer Key

After the successful completion of the Prelims exam by BPSC for Judicial Services, the commission released BPSC Judicial Services Exam Answer Key 2021 at its official portal. The Answer Key of Bihar Judicial Services Exam 2021 can be downloaded by following below steps:

  • Visit
  • Look for ‘Bihar Public Service Commission Preliminary Answer Key’ or ‘Bihar Public Service Commission Mains Answer Key’
  • Download the Answer key
  • Match your response with the answer mentioned
  • Download and keep a copy for future use

BPSC Judicial Services Exam Cut Off 2021

The Commission releases minimum qualifying marks for the BPSC Judicial Exam. The details about the minimum qualifying for each category as of 2019 is mentioned below:

Category Written Exam Final Exam
Unreserved 440 517
SC  356 405
SC (Female) 342 -
ST 364 465
EBC 367 439
EBC (Female) 346 -
BC 401 480
Disabled (OH) 405 484

If you are securing marks equal to or more than the Bihar Judiciary Cut Off score, you shall be shortlisted for merit list. Factors that affect BPSC Judicial Services Exam Cut Off 2021 are mentioned below:

  • Total candidates who have registered for the exam
  • Total number of candidates who actually appeared for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the questions
  • Number of vacancies available in each particular category
  • The total number of vacancies/posts.

Bihar Judiciary Result 2021

The result for BPSC Judicial Services will be declared in stages. Post completion of Preliminary exams, the commission shall release the merit list for the Mains exam. Those who clear the Mains exam will be called for the interview round and the qualifiers will be able to check their final Bihar Judiciary Results on the official website.

How Check PCS J Result?

  • Go to
  • Navigate and click on the link that states 31st Bihar Public Service Commission Judicial Services Result 2021’
  • Download Merit List PDF
  • Open PDF form of Merit List
  • Press Ctrl+F, enter your roll number


When will the Commission Upload The Final Merit List?

Post completion of interview, BPSC prepares BPSC JS 2020 final merit list. It is expected to get uploaded within 10 to 15 days following the date of the interview. 

How to Challenge The Answer Key In Case Of Error/Mismatch?

The commission invites objections on the answers. Applicants can post their objections to commission. The commission then looks into the objections and posts regular updates on its official website.

What is the Exam Fee?

The candidates have to submit INR 600 if they belong to general category while INR 150 if they belong to reserved categories.

How many vacancies are offered at the moment for 31st Bihar Public Services Commission Judicial Services Exam 2020?

There are 221 vacancies for Civil Judges as mentioned in the notification released by the BPSC.

How many vacancies are released for Bihar Judiciary 2020?

This year, a total of 221 Bihar Judiciary Vacancies has been released.

When is the last date to apply for Bihar Judiciary 2020?

Aspirants can apply for Bihar Judiciary until 12th September 2020 in online mode.




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