West Bengal Judicial Services Overview
The West Bengal Judicial Services conducts an annual examination to select candidates.
Pay Scale: Rs 27,700-770-33,090-920-40,450-1080-44,770.
Name of exam: West Bengal Judicial Services Exam
Candidates applying for the exam should be citizens of India.
Candidate should be practicing as advocates in India or should be qualified to be admitted as an advocate under the Advocates Act 1961.
Candidate should not be more than 32 years.
It is a three stage examination:
(i) Preliminary Examination (Multiple Choice Objective Type)
(ii) Final Examination (Conventional Type – Written)
(iii) Personality Test
The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper of Objective Type consisting of 200 Multiple Choice Questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2(1/2) hours duration.
The Standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate in Law of a recognized University. The paper 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 Code 20 marks
- Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code 20 marks
- Personal Law 10 marks
- Law of Limitation 20 marks
Questions on English Composition will cover:
- Idioms and phrases
- Vocabulary test
- Phrasal verbs
- Same words bearing more than one meaning
- Use of appropriate and qualifying words etc.
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.
- English Composition, Essay and Précis writing
- Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali Composition, Essay and Translation from English into Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali
- 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.
- 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.
Personality Test (100 marks)
The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of total marks obtained in the Final Examination and the Personality Test.