West Bengal Judicial Services Examination 2022: All you need to know

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West Bengal Judicial Services exam is conducted by Calcutta High Court, West Bengal every year for recruitment of Civil Judges Posts. Those candidates interested in becoming Civil Judges in West Bengal State and yet to appear in the examination will have to appear for West Bengal Judicial Services Exams 2022 whose dates are yet to be announced.

 The West Bengal Judicial Services Examination 2022 will be notified by the West Bengal High Court, Calcutta, and is available on the official website of the Calcutta High Court viz. https://www.calcuttahighcourt.gov.in/ and on the official website of the West Bengal State Public Service Commission viz.  https://wbpsc.gov.in/index.jsp

The eligible candidates interested in appearing for this exam can find the details regarding the upcoming exam notification, exam dates, and exam pattern of the West Bengal Judicial Services Exam 2022 in this post.

Notification of the Vacancies

The official notification regarding the upcoming vacancies for the post Civil Judges cadre posts in the West Bengal Judicial Services Exam 2022 is yet to be announced by the Calcutta High Court which can be accessed at the official website of the Calcutta High Court viz. https://www.calcuttahighcourt.gov.in/ and on the official website of the West Bengal State Public Service Commission viz.  https://wbpsc.gov.in/index.jsp

West Bengal Judicial Services Exam 2022: Important Dates

Events of West Bengal Judicial Services Exam 2022Dates
Publication of Vacancies for the Post29 seats
Publication of official notification30 December 2022
Release of application form10 January 2023
Closing of application form31 January 2023
Date of ExaminationMarch 2023

West Bengal Judicial Services Exam 2022: Exam Pattern

The West Bengal Judicial Services Exam 2022 is conducted in three stages: Preliminary, Mains & Interview. The details regarding these stages of the exam are as follows:

S.NoExaminationExam TypeDuration TimeNo. of QuestionsMarks
1Preliminary ExaminationObjective3 Hours200200
2.Mains Examination 8 Compulsory PapersDescriptive3 hours (Each) 100 (Each)
 Mains Examination 3 Optional PapersDescriptive3 Hours (Each) 100 (Each)
3.Interview100

Preliminary Examination

  1. The Prelims Question Paper Examination shall consist of Objective type questions.
  2. There will be 200 questions for 200 marks (1 mark Each).
  3. The time Duration shall be 3 hours to attempt paper.
  4. Candidates qualifying for the Prelims Exams shall be eligible to appear for Mains Examination.

Mains Examination

  1. Mains Examination consists of eight compulsory papers with a time limit of 3 hours to attempt each Paper & shall be conducted in descriptive answer writing format.
  2. There shall be three Optional Papers with a time limit of 3 hours to attempt each paper.
  3. Every paper shall carry 100 Marks.
  4. The seven question papers of the Mains Exam shall consist of:

Compulsory Paper:

  1. English Composition, Essay and Précis writing
  2. Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali Composition, Essay and Translation from English into Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali
  3. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  4. Civil Procedure Code
  5. Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code
  6. Indian Evidence Act
  7. Law of Contracts and Torts
  8. Transfer of Property Act

Optional Papers

  1. Hindu Law
  2. Muhammadan Law
  3. Jurisprudence and Principles of Legislation
  4. Indian Law relating to Companies and Insurance
  5. Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief
  6. Partnership Act
  7. Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription
  8. The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law

Out of the eight categories of optional papers mentioned above, Candidates can choose any of the three categories & have to give three optional papers in the Mains examination along with the eight Compulsory papers.

Interview Round

Those candidates who clear Mains Exams shall be called for Interview Round which constitutes 100 Marks in Total. The final merit will be prepared on the basis of the marks attained by the candidates in the main examination & viva-voce.

West Bengal Judicial Services Exam 2022: Exam Syllabus

Preliminary Examination

  • English Composition
  • General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Test of Reasoning
  • Indian Constitution
  • Law of Contracts and Torts        
  • Laws of Evidence     
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Personal Law  
  • Law of Limitation

Mains Examination

Compulsory Papers

  1. Compulsory Paper I: English Composition, Essay and Précis writing
  2. Compulsory Paper II: Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali Composition, Essay and Translation from English into Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali
  3. Compulsory Paper III: General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  4. Compulsory Paper IV: Civil Procedure Code
  5. Compulsory Paper V: Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code
  6. Compulsory Paper VI: Indian Evidence Act
  7. Compulsory Paper VII: Law of Contracts and Torts
  8. Compulsory Paper VIII: Transfer of Property Act

  Optional Papers

  1. Hindu Law
  2. Muhammadan Law
  3. Jurisprudence and Principles of Legislation
  4. Indian Law relating to Companies and Insurance
  5. Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief
  6. Partnership Act
  7. Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription
  8. The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law

Out of the eight categories of optional papers mentioned above, Candidates can choose any of the three categories & have to give three optional papers in the Mains examination along with the eight Compulsory papers.

Reference Books For West Bengal Judicial Services Exam

Subject RelatedAuthor/ PublisherName of the BookLinks to the Books
MCQ & Solved Papers PracticeDr. Lal & MishraUPKAR’S West Bengal PSC Judicial Service Preliminary ExaminationView Here
Constitution of IndiaMP JainIndian Constitutional LawView Here
 J N PandeyConstitution of IndiaView Here
 Universal’s Constitution of India Bare actBareactView Here
Code of Criminal ProcedureRV KelkarLectures on Criminal ProcedureView Here
 Ratanlal & DhirajlalCode of Criminal Procedure by RV KelkarView Here
 Universal The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973BareactView Here
 The Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (CRPC) Bare Act with AmendmentsBareactView Here
Code of Civil ProcedureCK TakwaniCivil Procedure with Limitation ActView Here
 Avtar SinghThe Code of Civil ProcedureView Here
Indian Penal CodeK.D GaurTextbook on Indian Penal CodeView Here
 Indian Penal Code, 1860BareactView Here
Evidence LawBatuk LalThe Law of Evidence PaperbackView Here
 Dr. Avtar SinghPrinciples of the Law of EvidenceView Here
 The Indian Evidence Act 1872 Bare ActBareactView Here
 The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 Bare Act with Short Notes (Universal Publications)BareactView Here
Indian Contract Act Specific Relief ActAvtar SinghLaw of Contract & Specific ReliefView Here
 Dr RK BangiaLaw of Contract & Specific ReliefPart 1: View Here Part 2: View Here  
Transfer of Property ActPoonam PradhanProperty Law PaperbackView Here
 Dr R K SinhaThe Transfer of Property ActView Here
 Universal Publication (Transfer of Property Act) BareactBareactView Here
Limitation ActJD JainLimitation ActView Here
 Universal Publication (The Limitation Act) BareactBareactView Here
Hindu LawParas DiwanModern Hindu lawView Here
Muslim LawAkhil AhmedOutlines of Mohammedan LawView Here
Partnership ActAvtar Singh (EBC Publisher)Introduction to Law of PartnershipView Here
JurisprudenceV.D. MahajanJurisprudenceView Here
Company LawAvtar Singh (EBC Publication)Company LawView Here
 Universal’ Publication (The Companies Act)BareactView Here
Insurance LawAvtar Singh (EBC Publication)Law of InsuranceView Here
 Universal’ Publication (The Insurance Act,1938)BareactView Here
Principles of Equity including the Law of TrustsRishi Kumar and Priya Kumari (Singhal Law Publications)Short guide to administrative trust and equity lawView Here
 Universal’ Publication (The Indian Trusts Act)BareactView Here

Previous Year Papers of West Bengal Judicial Services Examination

Paper nameLinks
2016 WBJS(P) Prelims paperView Here
2017 WBJS(P) Prelims paperView Here
2018 WBJS(P) Prelims paperView Here
2018 WBJS(P) Mains paper- CompulsoryView Here
2018 WBJS(P) Mains paper- OptionalView Here
2019 WBJS(P) Prelims paperView Here
2019 WBJS(P) Mains paper- CompulsoryView Here
2020 WBJS(P) Prelims paperView Here
2021 WBJS(P) Prelims paperView Here

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