The West Bengal Public Service Commission will soon release the official notification for the recruitment of Civil Judge posts in the High Court of West Bengal. This post takes you through complete details about West Bengal Judiciary Exam 2021.

West Bengal Judiciary Notification 2021

It is expected that the notification is released in the first week of July 2021. The High Court of West Bengal will release the notification on the official website. 

Your minimum age should be less than 23 years and the maximum age should be 35 years in order to be eligible for the West Bengal Judiciary 2021 Exam. The age relaxation will be provided for SC/ST/BC category.

The WBJS examination will be held in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test. All three stages are qualifying in nature. You are advised to go through the detailed notification before applying for the exam.

West Bengal Judiciary Notification PDF 2021

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West Bengal Judicial Services Exam Dates 2021

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release date of Notification The first week of July 2021
Starting date to fill the online application form 07 July 2021
Last day to apply for the exam admission 02 August 2021
Last Date for Fee Payment Online 02 August 2021
Last date for Fee Payment Offline 03 August 2021
West Bengal High Court Civil Judge 2021 exam date September 2021
Declaration of result September 2021

West Bengal Judiciary Examination 2021 Vacancy List

This year, it is expected that a total of 35 vacancies will be released by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. Check out the table below to know the previous year's category-wise Judiciary Vacancy for the post of Civil Judge.

Category No. of vacancies (Tentative)
Unreserved 20
Scheduled Caste 4
Scheduled tribe 3
OBC (A) 3
OBC (B) 3
PwD Category 2

West Bengal Civil Judge 2021 Salary Structure

The salary of the West Bengal Civil Judge High Court ranges between Rs. 27,700 to Rs. 44,700 per month. Apart from the West Bengal civil Judge Salary, you will be entitled to 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.
  • 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The Judiciary Eligibility for WBPSC Recruitment 2021 is based on 3 parameters namely age limit, qualification, and nationality.  You must fulfill the required eligibility criteria to apply for the exam.

  • You must be a citizen of India (or).
  • You must have a Bachelor of Law degree from any institute or university recognized by the State Government or the Central Government. (or)li)
  • To apply for the West Bengal Judiciary Exam 2021, your minimum age should be of 23 years while the maximum age is 35 years. 

West Bengal Judiciary 2021 Application Form

The application form can be filled only in online mode. If you are willing to apply for the exam, make sure to fill the West Bengal Judiciary Application Form on or before the last date.

  • Visit the official website of WBPSC i.e. pscwbapplication.in.
  • On the Home page, click on the "WBJS Application Form" link
  • You will be directed to a new 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 in all the details such as your name, address, contact details, etc.
  • Click on the "sign up" button
  • You will receive an OTP to the registered mobile number or email address.
  • If the process is successful, then you will get the enrollment number displayed on your screen.
  • You will need to re-login to the website using your login credentials
  • Enter all details like personal information, eligibility, qualification, and others.
  • Upload a scanned signature and photo as per the specifications
  • Pay the required fee for your application as per the category

Application Fee

  • For General Category - Rs. 210
  • For SC/ST/PwD Category - No Fee

West Bengal Judiciary Exam Pattern 2021

As per the Judiciary Exam Pattern, there are three stages involved in the selection process of the West Bengal civil judge post: Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test. Go through the detailed exam pattern from the post below.

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Check out the table below to know the prelims exam pattern of the West Bengal Judiciary Exam.

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

  • The mains examination will consist of eight compulsory papers and three optional papers.
  • Each paper is conducted for a total of 100 marks.

Viva-Voce/Personality Test

You will get shortlisted for the viva-voce/personality test only if you qualify in both Prelims and Mains exams.  The personality test is conducted for a total of 100 marks. 

The merit list will include the score of both the final examination (Mains Exam) and personality test.

West Bengal Judicial Services Examination 2021 Syllabus

Before starting the preparation, it is important to go through the detailed syllabus and plan your preparation accordingly. Go through the detailed West Bengal Judiciary Exam Syllabus for prelims and mains exams from the post below.

Prelims Exam Syllabus

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 -

Mains Exam Syllabus

Check out the table below to know the syllabus of the WBJS Mains exam.

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

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

West Bengal Judiciary Preparation Tips 2021

You can follow the West Bengal Judiciary Preparation Tips provided below to enhance your preparation for the upcoming exam.

  • Firstly, it is important to be aware of the detailed syllabus and pattern of the exam.
  • After knowing the syllabus, make a list of subjects in which you are weak and strong.
  • Start studying these topics from the right books that cover all the topics as per the latest syllabus.
  • Start your preparation with easy topics and then proceed to difficult topics.
  • Make sure to read newspapers, magazines, and columns as it will help improve your English and General Awareness and will keep them updated about what is going around the world.
  • Solve West Bengal Judiciary Question Papers on a weekly basis as this will help improve your time management skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Take up mock tests on a weekly basis to analyze your preparation levels.

West Bengal Judicial Services Exam Books 2021

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 Judiciary 2021 Admit Card

West Bengal Judicial Services Commission will release the admit card two weeks prior to 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:

  • Your Name
  • Date of Birth
  • User Id/Registration Number
  • Category
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Exam Center
  • Signature & Photograph
  • Exam Day Instructions

West Bengal Judiciary Exam Centers 2021

This year, the West Bengal Judicial Services Exam will be held 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 office of the Public Service Commission, West Bengal.

West Bengal Judicial Services Exam Result 2021

The result will be uploaded on the official website of WB PSC. You will need to enter your registration number and password to check the result.

Follow the steps mentioned below to check your West Bengal Judiciary Result.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the "WB Judiciary Result" link
  • Login to the account using login credentials
  • The result will be displayed on the screen
  • View and download the result for future reference

West Bengal Judiciary Cut Off

Check out the table below to know the previous year's cut-off marks of West Bengal Civil Judge Recruitment.

Category  Cut off
General 72.64
B.C.- A 64.24
B.C.- B 72.64
SC 72.64
ST 52.42
PWD 54.37

West Bengal Judiciary Helpline Number

For any queries or information, you 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

FAQ's

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.

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