West Bengal Judicial Service
Judicial service is one of the fields that is largely pursued by many law graduates in order to work for the Indian Judiciary. For this one has to appear for the Judicial Service Examinations that take place every year in different states across the nation.
West Bengal Judicial Service is the Judicial Service of the Indian state of West Bengal. For the West Bengal Judicial Service, West Bengal Public Service Commission arranges competitive examinations in three phases time to time. These phases are Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test. Candidates need to qualify all three stages to be eligible for the final selection.
West Bengal Judicial Service officers are placed either in the post of Civil Judge (Junior division) or First Class Judicial Magistrate under the Government of West Bengal. The officers may be prompted as the District Judge and even judge of the Calcutta High Court upon seniority basis.
Latest updates & Notification
West Bengal Judiciary Service Notification for this year not yet published. West Bengal Public Service Commission will announce the notification very soon.
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 Judicial Service Examination. The age relaxation will be provided for SC/ST/PWD/BC category.
A degree in Law from any University or Institution affiliated to any University recognized by the State Government or the Central Government.
Enrolment as an advocate in the roll of Bar Council of any State or Union Territory in India on the date of advertisement for the examination.
Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali).
A citizen of India or such a person of other nationality as declared eligible by Government of India.
The WBJS Examination will be held in three successive stages, (i) Preliminary Examination (MCQ Type), (ii) Final Examination (Conventional Type – Written) and (iii) Personality Test. A number of candidates to be selected on the results of the preliminary examination will be allowed admission to the final examination and a number of candidates to be selected on the results of the final examination will be called to appear at the Personality Test.
Candidates who will be selected for appointment will be required to appear before a Medical Board for certificates of their fitness for Government service in the form prescribed for the purpose.
The candidates who clear the first stage i.e Preliminary examination are only eligible for Mains. For an interview round it is imperative to get selected in both the stages of the written exam. Once a candidate qualifies all rounds of the selection process the board will release the final merit list of selected candidates.
The preliminary examination is mainly objective in nature consisting of 200 questions of multiple choice and 200 marks.
The standard of the paper will be the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate in Law of a recognized University.
The preliminary examination will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge.
- English Composition (30 marks)
- General knowledge, Current affairs and Test of reasoning (40 marks)
- Indian Constitution (20 marks)
- Law of Contracts and Torts (20 marks)
- Laws of Evidence (20 marks)
- Civil Procedure Codes (20 marks)
- Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code (20 marks)
- Personal Law (10 marks)
- Law of Limitation (20 marks)
The Final Examination (Mains) 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.
- English Composition, essay, précis 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 Papers (any three to be chosen)
- 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
- The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law.
The standard of examination in the Law papers (Compulsory and Optional) will be that of the LLB Degree of the Calcutta University. All answers must be written either in English or in Bengali (unless otherwise directed in the question papers) except in the language papers.
The West Bengal Judicial Service Exam Cut off marks will depend upon some factors like previous year analysis, the difficulty of the question paper, the number of candidates that have attended and appeared for the exam, based on the caste, category.
In case, aspirants enable to gain eligible marks on WBPSC Judicial Service Exam, the cutoff has been published separately for each category. People whose score meets with the overall cut off marks along with category wise cut off marks then you can participate in the next level of selection rounds.
Personality Test (100 marks)
The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Final Examination. The marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary Examination will not be counted for the purpose of determining the final merit list. The Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of total marks obtained in the Final Examination and the Personality Test. There shall be no separate qualifying marks for any individual paper or for the Personality Test. The Commission shall have discretion to fix qualifying marks in the aggregate. In all the answer papers of the Final Examination due credit will be given for proper economy of words combined with clarity and effectiveness of expression and originality of approach.
Rs. 210 plus service charges. SC/ST candidates of West Bengal and Persons with disabilities (PWD) having physical disability of 40% and above are not required to pay any fee. BC candidates are, however, required to pay usual fee as aforesaid. No exemption of fee is available to SC & ST candidates of other states.
Candidates need to complete the payment process after the submission of the application form. Without payment of the application fee, the submission of the application form will not be accepted. So. It is mandatory for all the candidates to pay the necessary fee by following the methods given below.
Candidates should pay the application fee by using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking etc. After making payment of the fee, download the receipt.
The salary of the West Bengal Civil judge Court ranges between Rs 27700 to Rs 44700 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 (HRS), travel allowance and others. In the initial joining, the basic pay will be Rs 27700.
How to Apply
Candidates have to log in to http://pscwbapplication.in and fill the form once the official notification comes out
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