Updated On : November 16, 2023
Reader's Digest - West Bengal Judicial Service Examination 2023 is over and results are now declared. How did you do? Feel free to check this knowledgeable blog on the selection process, vacancies, preparation tips, the pattern, result information & more!
The West Bengal Judicial Service Examination is one of the most prestigious examinations in India. It is the gateway to the coveted position of a Civil Judge in the judicial service of the state of West Bengal. This exam is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) and is highly competitive.
The examination is divided into three stages – Preliminary, Main and Viva-Voce. The WBPCS tests the candidate's knowledge of the law, legal reasoning and judgment, and legal writing skills.
After two years, West Bengal Public Service Commission released the notification for WBJS 2023 exam recruiting 29 Civil Judges.
The High Court of West Bengal released the notification on the official website for West Bengal Judicial Service Examination, 2022.
Your minimum age should be less than 23 years, and the maximum should be 35 years to be eligible for the WB Judicial Service Exam 2023.
Age relaxation will be provided for SC/ST/BC category. The WBJS examination will be held in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test.
Let us have a look at the table below to know the important events related to the WBPSC examination:
|Release Date of Notification||December 2022|
|Starting Date to Fill the Online Application Form||10 January 2023|
|Last Day to Apply||31 January 2023|
|West Bengal Prelims Exam Date||26 March 2023|
|West Bengal Final Exam Date||3 May 2023 - 13 May 2023|
|Declaration of Final Result||10th August 2023|
This year, the West Bengal Public Service Commission released 29 vacancies.
Check out the table below to know the previous year's category-wise Judiciary Vacancy for the post of Civil Judge:
|Category||Clear Vacancies||Anticipated Vacancy|
The West Bengal Civil Judge High Court salary ranges between Rs. 27,700 to Rs. 44,700 monthly. Apart from the West Bengal Civil Judge Salary, you will be entitled to many benefits and allowances such as House Rent Allowance (HRA), travel allowance, dearness allowance, and travel allowance. In the initial joining, the basic pay will be Rs. 27,700.
The Eligibility for WBPSC Recruitment 2023 is based on age limit, qualification, and nationality. You must fulfil the required eligibility criteria to apply for the exam.
The application form can be filled out only in online mode. If you are willing to apply for the exam, fill out the West Bengal Judiciary Application Form on or before the last date.
As per the Judiciary Exam Pattern, three stages are involved in the selection process for the West Bengal civil judge post: Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test.
The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper of Objective Type containing 200 Multiple Choice Questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and be 1 /2 hours long.
Check out the table below to know the prelims exam pattern of the West Bengal Judiciary Exam:
|General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Test of Reasoning||40|
|Law of Contracts and Torts||20|
|Laws of Evidence||20|
|Civil Procedure Codes||20|
|Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code||20|
|Law of Limitation||20|
You will be shortlisted for the viva-voce/personality test only if you qualify for the Prelims and Mains exams. The personality test is conducted for a total of 100 marks.
The merit list will include the final examination score (Mains Exam) and the personality test.
Before starting the preparation, it is essential to go through the detailed syllabus and plan your practice accordingly. The detailed West Bengal Judiciary Exam Syllabus for prelims and mains exams is below.
In the prelims exam, you will be tested on the following topics:
|General Knowledge||Indian Evidence Act||Constitution of India||Code of Civil Procedure|
|Criminal Procedure Code||Transfer of Property Act||Principle of Hindu Laws||Principle of Muslim Laws|
|Indian Penal Code||Jurisprudence||Personal Law||-|
The Final examination will consist of eight compulsory papers and three papers on optional subjects to be chosen by the candidates from the list of Optional Subjects. Each compulsory and Optional paper will carry 100 marks and will be of three hours duration
Check out the table below to know the syllabus of the WB judicial service exam 2023:
|Paper 1 - Compulsory|
|General Knowledge||Civil Law|
|Criminal Law||Contract Law|
|Transfer of Property Act||-|
|Paper 2 - Optional Papers|
|Hindu law||Muslim Law|
|Jurisprudence and Principles of Legislation||Indian Law relating to Companies and Insurance|
|Principles of Equity, including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief||Partnership Act|
|Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription||Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law|
Note: The standard of examination in the Law papers (Compulsory and Optional) will be that of the LL.B. Degree of Calcutta University. All answers must be written in English or Bengali (unless otherwise directed in the question papers) except in the language papers.
You can follow the West Bengal Judiciary Preparation Tips below to enhance your preparation for the upcoming exam:
You can refer to the following Judiciary Exam Books while preparing for the WBJS examination:
|Subject||Name of the Book||Author|
|Constitution of India||Introduction to the Constitution of India||Durgadas Basu|
|Civil Procedure Code||Civil Procedure with Limitation Act||C.K.Takwani|
|Indian Penal Code||Commentary on the Indian Penal Code Hardcover||Gaur K.D|
|Criminal Law||Code of Criminal Procedure||CrPc Bare Act|
|Transfer of Property Act||Property Law Paperback||Poonam Pradhan Saxena|
|Indian Contract Act||The Key to Indian Practice||Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla|
|Indian Evidence Act||Law of Evidence Paperback||Vepa P.Sarathi & Abhinandan Malik|
West Bengal Judicial Services Commission will release the admit card two weeks before the exam. You can able to download the WBJS admit card only in online mode from the official website.
The details mentioned on admit card include the following:
You can contact the following numbers for any queries or information from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM:
The West Bengal Judicial Services Exam will be held this year in Kolkata (Code 1) and Darjeeling (Code 2). You will be allowed to appear at Darjeeling Centre only if you belong to Kalimpong District and three Hill Sub-divisions of Darjeeling, viz., Darjeeling Sadar, Mirik, and Kurseong.
The Final Written Examination will be held in Kolkata. The personality test will be held in the Public Service Commission, West Bengal office.
The result will be uploaded on the official website of WB PSC. You must enter your registration number and password to check the result.
Follow the steps mentioned below to check your West Bengal Judiciary Result:
The cut-off marks will be released after the declaration of the results. Check out the table below to know the previous year's cut-off marks for West Bengal Civil Judge Recruitment:
We hope this blog solves all your doubts about the West Bengal Judicial Services Exam. Ensure success with the best Judiciary online coaching. Happy Reading!
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