The high court of West Bengal holds the service examination of West Bengal Judicial Service to recruit the eligible candidates for the post of civil judge. Candidates who are recruited from this exam will become a civil judge of cadre 2. The WBPSC Recruitment 2020 is conducted based on the existing recruitment rules WB Judicial Service. All candidates are requested to maintain these rules to be eligible for the examination admission.

  • As per the Judiciary Exam Pattern, there are a total of 3 stages to the exam such as a preliminary exam, final exam, and personality test
  • Total Judiciary Vacancy of this examination is 26 divided into different sections
  • The notification for West Bengal Court Civil Judge was released on 17 June 2020
  • The last date of submission of the West Bengal Judicial Service examination is 2nd August 2020.
  • Gear up your preparation for the examination by solving Judiciary Exams Question Papers regularly. 

West Bengal Judiciary Exam 2020-21

Exam West Bengal Judicial Service Examination 2020
Conducting Body West Bengal High Court
Posts Offered Civil Judge
Number of Vacancies 26
Salary Rs. 27,700 to Rs. 44,700
Notification Release Date 7th July 2020
Job Location West Bengal

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West Bengal Judicial Services Exam Dates 2020

Events Dates
Release date of Notification 7 July 2020
Starting date of admission for the exam 7 July 2020
Last day to apply for the exam admission 02 August 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment Online 02 August 2020
Last date for Fee Payment Offline 03 August 2020
West Bengal High Court Civil judge 2020 exam date October 2020
Declaration of result To be announced

WBPSC Notification 2020

The notification of the WB Judiciary is an official announcement by the officials to let the candidates know the examination or recruitment process details. All the candidates need to read the notice very carefully to know details about different information and instruction of the exam before the application process. The WBPSC Recruitment Notification, 2020 was released on 17th June 2020. The application process for the examination started on 7th July and the last date of admission is 2nd August 2020.

Read West Bengal Judiciary 2020 Notification PDF

West Bengal Judiciary Examination 2020 Vacancy List

There are a total of 26 vacancies are available for the West Bengal Judicial Service. These vacancies are divided into many different categories. The Judiciary Vacancy available in different category lists is given below.

  • Unreserved - 16
  • Scheduled Caste - 03
  • Scheduled tribe - 01
  • OBC (A) - 03
  • OBC (B) - 02
  • W.D - 01

West Bengal Civil Judge Salary Structure 2020

All the selected candidates in the WB Judicial Exam will be appointed as civil judges and their salary will be from 27,700 to 44,700 every month. Apart from the basic salary, they will also get many benefits and allowances such as House Rent Allowance (HRA), travel allowance, dearness allowance, travel allowance, and others. In the initial joining, the basic pay will be Rs. 27,700.

  • After that, the increment will be Rs. 770 per year until the basic salary reaches Rs. 33,900. Once it reaches 33,900, the increment will be Rs 920 per year until the salary reaches Rs. 40,450.
  • Until he reaches Rs. 44,700, he will get 1080 Rs every year. Once it reaches a maximum of the limit of Rs. 44,700, it will get stagnant.
  • The total amount of salary in the initial level is around 58,839 including 27,700 (Basic), 29,639(dearness allowance) + 1500 (medical allowance).

West Bengal Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2020

The Judiciary Eligibility of candidates in the WBPSC Recruitment 2020 is divided into 2 different parts. Candidates who are able to fulfill the criteria will be able to proceed with the admission process. Different stages of eligibility criteria are given below.


  • Except for candidates whose language is Nepali, other needs to be able to write, read, and speak Bengali
  • A law degree from any institution and university, which is well recognized by the Central Government or the State Government
  • Enrollment in any union state or territory in India as an advocate on the examination date advertisement

Age Limit

  • Candidates need to be within the age of 23 to 35 years to get admission to the exam. if the candidate is below 23 years and aged more than 35 years, then they can not sit on the exam
  • If the candidate is belonging from Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST), then, the upper age limit is relaxable 5 years, which means they can attend the exam till 40 years of age. If the candidate is from BC (Non-Creamy Layer), then the maximum limit is increased to 38 years of age. Candidates who have physical disabilities more than 40% can take admission in this exam until the age of 45 years. Candidates who have been associated with Government service for more than 2 years can participate in the exam admission until the age of 37 years.

West Bengal Judiciary Application Form 2020

Candidates who want to sit the exam can only get in through the online admission. The online admission process is open from 7th July to 2nd August. Many candidates face complications while filling the application even after multiple attempts. So, here is the detailed information and instructions that you can follow to fill the application easily.

Registration/Filling the Application Form

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of WBPSC recruitment for WB Civil Services
  • There is an application section available, where you can click on the post that you want to fill up.
  • Upon clicking, candidates will be directed to a separate page where you will find an option as ‘enroll yourself’, click on it.
  • You will get the enrollment form where you will need to fill all the details such as an address, name, contact details, and many more.
  • After the fill-up is complete, click on the ‘sing up’ option to receive the OTP.
  • Candidates will receive an OTP in the given mobile number or email address. They are required to use the OTP to verify the enrollment number. If the process is successful, then candidates will get the enrollment number displayed on their screen.
  • After getting the enrollment number, candidates will need to log in again using it and the password.
  • Fill the form of application and provide details like personal information, eligibility, qualification, and others.
  • After filling up the form, applicants are required to provide a scanned signature and photo of them on the website using the upload signature and upload image option
  • When the form fillup is complete, candidates need to pay the application fee based on category

Documents Upload Instructions

Along with personal and educational information, the candidates will also need to provide some documents. Some of the most crucial ones are given below.

  • Candidates are required to upload scanned signature and photograph of the candidate
  • Upload the scanned signature of the candidate by clicking on the option ‘upload signature’
  • The signature needs to be signed with black ink on a white sheet, the dimension of the signature image needs to be 2.5 x 7.5 cm
  • Scanned image of a passport photograph of the candidate with a white background, which needs to be within 50kb and measurements of 5 cm x 3.6 cm and the size needs to be in 25kb
  • Certificate of experience (if any) by clicking on the upload file option, all of them need to be the original copy of the candidate
  • Educational documents based on the eligibility criteria by clicking on the upload option
  • Caste certificate (if any)

 Payment of Application Fee

  • After completing the form fillup, candidates will receive the application number
  • Candidates are required to print the form and make the payment
  • Candidates can pay the fee using the online payment portal
  • Download the fee receipt after the payment is complete to print it

West Bengal Judiciary Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern for West Bengal Judiciary Examination is given below. Go through the preliminary and mains exam pattern from the below tables:

West Bengal Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020

  • The Prelims include Multiple Choice Questions for a total of 200 marks.
  • The total time of the exam is 150 minutes
Subjects Marks
English Composition 30
General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Test of Reasoning 40
Indian Constitution 20
Law of Contracts and Torts 20
Laws of Evidence 20
Civil Procedure Codes 20
Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code 20
Personal Law 10
Law of Limitation 20
Total 200

West Bengal Mains Exam Pattern 2020

  • The mains 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.
  • All of the papers both compulsory and optional will be 100 marks each.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 3 hours.

West Bengal Judicial Services Examination Syllabus 2020

Before appearing in the exam, candidates need to know the 2020 syllabus of the exam. The Judiciary Exam Syllabus is divided according to the 3 stages of the exam such as preliminary exam syllabus, main exam syllabus, personality test. The detailed syllabus of the examination stages is given below.

WBPSC Recruitment Exam - Preliminary Syllabus

In the preliminary exam, the candidates will get 200 multiple-choice questions. They will get 1 mark for answering each of them correctly. They will have to answer all of the 200 multiple-choice questions in 3 hours.

West Bengal Preliminary Exam Syllabus

  • The West Bengal Prelims question paper includes Multiple Choice Questions for 200 marks.
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 -

West Bengal Mains Exam Syllabus

  • The West Bengal Judiciary Exam includes five papers which are explained as below
Paper 1 - Compulsory
English composition Bengali
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 Laws relating to companies and insurance
Law of Trusts and Specific relief Partnership Act
Law of limitation Constitutional law

Some of the compulsory papers that candidates can choose are given below

  • Bengali/ Hindi/ Nepali/ Urdu, Essay, and Translation from English all of the previous ones
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • English Composition, Precis writing, Essay
  • Current Affairs and General Knowledge
  • Law of Contracts and Torts
  • Transfer of Property Act 

Optional Subject List

  • Partnership Act
  • Hindu Law
  • Muhammadan Law
  • The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence and Principles of Legislation
  • Indian Law relation to Companies and Insurance
  • Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription
  • Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief

Note: All the papers of this examination will maintain the standard of LL.B. Degree of Calcutta University. Candidates need to write all the answers in English or Bengali except the specific papers of language. 

Viva-voce - Interview & Personality Test (100 marks)

The final score of main and viva voce will help the officials to make the final rankings. To appear in the main examination, preliminary scores will help the candidates a lot. The preliminary examination test is meant to be a screening test to select the best candidates for the final examination. Preliminary exam marks of the candidates are not included in the merit list. The merit list will include the score of both the final examination and personality test. There are no separate qualifying marks for any paper in the personality test.

West Bengal Judiciary Preparation Tips 2020

The Judiciary Exam Preparation can be enhanced by following the below-listed expert suggestions:

  • Firstly, it is important to be aware of the detailed syllabus and pattern of the exam.
  • Candidates need to make a list of subjects in which they are weak and strong.
  • Start studying these topics from the right books that cover all the topics as per the latest syllabus.
  • Take up mock tests on a weekly basis to analyze preparation levels.
  • Solve previous year papers to know the difficulty level of the exam. 
  • Try to focus more on the terms that are important and asked in the exam.

West Bengal Judicial Services Exam Books 2020

Books are an important part of the preparation. Candidates must refer to the right Judiciary Exam Books that cover all the syllabus and explain topics in depth. Here is the list of few books tabulated:

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 Civil Judge Selection Process 2020

The WBPSC Recruitment 2020 selection process is divided into 3 different processes. The three different stages of exams are the preliminary exam, final examination, personality test.

  • Preliminary Exam: The preliminary exam contains a total of 200 multiple choice questions, which candidates will get only 180 minutes to finish.
  • Main Exam: The main exam of the process will include 8 compulsory papers and three optional papers that include 100 marks. Candidates will get three hours of duration to answer all the questions.
  • Viva-Voce or Personal Interview: The last stage of the process in viva voce offers 100 marks. Upon this stage, candidates will be eligible for final selection. In all stages, candidates need to qualify above the set cut off marks. 

West Bengal Judiciary Exam Centers 2020

This year, the West Bengal Judicial Services Exam will be held in Kolkata (Code 1) and Darjeeling (Code 2) in October 2020. Only candidates of Kalimpong District and three Hill Sub-divisions of Darjeeling, viz., Darjeeling Sadar, Mirik, and Kurseong will be allowed to appear at Darjeeling Centre. The Final Written Examination will be held at Kolkata in January 2021 or thereabout. The personality test will be held thereafter in the office of the Public Service Commission, West Bengal.

West Bengal Judiciary Admit Card 2020

 Candidates are required to carry the admit card of the exam to the hall without any mistake. The admit card will be uploaded on the official website of WB PSC, and candidates will need to download the admit card by entering their registration number and password. You will get all the necessary details of the candidate on the admit card. Make sure to print the online admit card format before entering the exam hall.  

West Bengal Judicial Service Exam Result 2020

The result of the West Bengal Civil Services (Judicial) exam will be uploaded on the official website WB PSC. Candidates will need to enter the registration to check the result. The result is only available only on the website. Candidates can follow the below instructions to check and download the result.

  • Visit the official website of West Bengal Judiciary 
  • Click on the link for WB Judiciary Prelims Admit Card.
  • Login to the account using login credentials
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • View and download it for future reference.

West Bengal Judiciary Helpline/Contact Us

For any queries or information, candidates can contact the following numbers from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM.

  • (033) 2262-4181 [Related to Offline Payment]
  • (033) 4003-5104 [Related to Online Payment]
  • For Technical Support - (033) 2419-7715;  (033) 2419-8187; (033) 2466-1540


Can I submit my West Bengal Judicial Service Examination Form through online mode?

Yes, the application process for West Bengal Judicial Service is conducted only in online mode and aspirants can submit the form only through online mode from the official website.

How to Prepare for West Bengal Judicial Service Exam?

By following a proper plan and studying each topic in depth is the initial step in preparation. Also, ensure to be thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus before proceeding to read any topic. Regularly attempting mock tests and solving question papers can help in enhancing and analyzing preparation levels. 

What is the salary of the Civil Judge in West Bengal Judiciary?

The salary of a Civil Judge in West Bengal Judiciary ranges from 27,700 to 44,700 every month. 

What is the minimum age limit for West Bengal Judiciary?

Candidates need to be within the age of 23 to 35 years to appear for the West Bengal Judiciary.

What is the marking scheme of West Bengal Judiciary Prelims and Mains Exam?

The Preliminary Exam is conducted for 200 marks and Mains Exam is conducted for 900 marks.