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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    WB Judicial Service Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    online
  • Exam Duration
    Prelims Exam – 150 minutes Mains Exam – 180 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
    https://wbpsc.gov.in/
  • No. of Papers
    Prelims Exam Mains Exam
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
Eligibilty Criteria

To be considered for the position of Civil Judge (Junior Division), the candidates need to fulfill several requirements including age limit, educational qualifications, nationality, and other vital points.

WBPSC Judicial Service Educational Qualifications

Candidates aspiring to become a Civil Judge (Junior Division) should possess the following educational qualifications:

  • The candidate must hold a graduation degree in Law recognized by University Grants Commission or any other equivalent degree.
  • The candidate must be enrolled as an advocate in the role of the Bar Council of any Indian state or Union Territory on the date of advertisement of the examination.
  • He/she must be able to read, write, and speak in Bengali. Candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali can skip these criteria.

WBPSC Judicial Service Age Limit

  • The candidate must be between the ages of 23 and 35 to be considered eligible for the position of Civil Judge (Junior Division).
  • However, certain age relaxations are granted by WBPSC for applicants of various reserved categories. They are as follows:
Candidate Category Age Relaxation by WBPSC
PWD Candidates (permanent disability not less than 40%) 10 years
SC/ST Candidates 05 years
OBC Candidates 03 years
Government Service Candidates 02 years

WBPSC Judicial Service Overall Eligibility Criteria 2022

Interested candidates can check the overall eligibility criteria including the age limit, nationality, etc. from the following table:

Particulars Details
Age Limit Minimum Age Limit –23 years Maximum Age Limit – 35 years
Nationality Indian
Domicile West Bengal
Number of Attempts
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC can take the exam not more than 5 times.
  • Candidates other than SC/ST/OBC can sit for the examination not more than 3 times.
Important Points Candidates other than Indian nationality who had been declared eligible by the Government of India are also eligible.
Exam Pattern

WBPSC will conduct the written examination( Prelims and Mains) as well as a Viva-voce based on which the candidates will be selected for the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division). The exam pattern of the three different stages are mentioned below:

WBPSC Judicial Service Preliminary Exam Pattern 2022

  • The preliminary exam consists of only one paper namely the General Studies and Aptitude Test (CSAT) with a total of 200 questions.
  • The paper is an Objective-type Paper.
  • The Preliminary paper is conducted in the English language only.
  • The duration of the paper is 2.5 hours or 150 minutes.

Following is the detailed exam pattern of the WBPSC Judicial Service Preliminary exam 2022:

Subject Marks Time Duration
English Composition 30 180 Minutes
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

WBPSC Judicial Service Mains Exam Pattern 2022

  • Candidates clearing the Prelims paper will only be eligible to sit for the Mains paper.
  • The paper is descriptive in nature and is divided into two parts.
  • The Mains Exam consists of 8 compulsory papers in Part B along with 3 optional papers in Part A within a time limit of 3 hours each.

Following is the detailed exam pattern of the WBPSC Judicial Service Mains exam 2022:

Paper Subjects Marks Duration
I English Composition, Precise writing 100 marks 3 hours
II Muhammadan Law 100 marks
III Jurisprudence and principles of legislation 100 marks
IV Indian Law relating to Companies and Insurance 100 marks
V Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief 100 marks
VI Partnership Act 100 marks
VII Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription 100 marks
VIII The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law 100 marks
A Optional Subject I 100 marks 3 hours
B Optional Subject II 100 marks
C Optional Subject III 100 marks
Total Marks: 1100 Marks

WBPSC Judicial Service Interview/ Viva-voce Pattern 2022

The aggregate total marks secured in the written examination papers will assist in selecting the candidates for the WBPSC Judicial Service Interview/Viva-voce. The applicants who score 33% or higher in both the papers (Prelims and Mains) will be eligible to sit for the Viva-voce/ Interview. The details regarding the Interview/Viva-voce are provided below in detail:

Subject Topics Marks
Interview (viva-voce) Personality test and general aptitude 100 marks
  • The Interview assesses the candidate’s personal suitability for a career in public service by a board of competent and unbiased officers.
  • The Interview also evaluates the candidate’s mental capacity and alertness, clear and logical exposition, current affairs knowledge, leadership, moral integrity and many more
Syllabus

WBPSC Judicial Service Preliminary Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the WBPSC Judicial Service Preliminary Exam is provided below:

  1. English
  2. General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Test of Reasoning
  3. Indian Constitution
  4. Law of Contracts and Torts
  5. Laws of Evidence
  6. Civil Procedure Code
  7. Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code
  8. Personal Law
  9. Law of Limitation

Syllabus of English Composition

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Idioms
  • Idiom Phrases and phrasal verbs
  • Vocabulary test
  • Homophones
  • Use of appropriate and qualifying words.

Syllabus of Current Affairs and General Knowledge

  • Current National and International events, affairs and important news
  • International and National Organizations,
  • Culture and Heritage of India and West Bengal
  • Important Awards and Honours
  • Geography of the country and West Bengal
  • Countries and their capitals.
  • Environmental studies
  • Science and technology
  • Recent inventions and innovations
  • Important inventions and discoveries.
  • Important days of the History
  • Books and famous Authors
  • The economy of India
  • Important Financial and Economic news- National and international.
  • Budget and Five-year plans.

Syllabus of Reasoning

  • Alphabet test
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Ranking and direction
  • Blood relations
  • Coding and decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Coded inequalities
  • Input and output
  • Puzzle tabulation
  • Seating arrangement
  • Data sufficiency

WBPSC Judicial Service Syllabus 2022 of Mains Exam

The syllabus for WBPSC Judicial Service Mains Exam is given below:

  • English Composition, Essay and Precise writing
  • Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali composition, essay and translation from English into Bengali/Hindi/Urdu /Nepali/Santali
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Law of Contracts and Torts
  • Transfer of Property Act

Optional Subjects in WBPSC Judicial Service Mains Exam

  • Hindu Law
  • Muhammadan 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

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