West Bengal Judiciary Exam 2023: Notification, Exam Dates

West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) holds the authority to conduct judiciary exam for civil judge (Junior Division) posts. It is an online exam and WBPSC takes responsibility for the recruitment process. The WBPSC Recruitment 2022 notification gives a clear idea of eligibility to apply for the WB Judiciary exam 2022.

The stages of the recruitment process are 1. Preliminary exam 2. Mains Exam and 3. Personal interview. The WBPSC Notification is declared only for 26 vacancies. Candidates who had completed a bachelor’s degree in law are said to be eligible for the WB Civil Judge recruitment exam.

West Bengal Judiciary Notification 2023

The WBPSC notification for the Judiciary exam will be announced shortly on the West Bengal judicial service official website by the west Bengal judicial service commission. Check best books for judiciary exam.

Candidates who had qualified for the preliminary exam have to attend the mains exam on the scheduled dates. You can check more details on WBPSC Judiciary notification 2022.

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In this article, we have given complete details on WBPSC Judiciary exam notification details.

WB Judiciary Exam 2023 Highlights

The below tabular form gives insights into the West Bengal Judiciary exam

Name of the Exam WBPSC Judiciary Exam
Conducting body West Bengal Public Service Commission
Name of the post Civil Judge (Civil Division)
Total no of vacancies I will be notified soon
Location of the job West Bengal
WBPSC Notification released date Will be Notified Soon
Official website wbpsc.gov.in

WBPSC Judiciary Vacancy 2023

Check out last year’s WBPSC vacancy details. Look at the table below for category wise vacancies.

Category Total No of Vacancies 2021
Unreserved (UR) 16
Scheduled Caste (SC) 03
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 01
OBC (A) 03
OBC (B) 02
Physically Handicapped Candidates 01
Total 26

WBPSC Judiciary Exam Dates 2023

Events Dates
Notification released date Updated Soon
Starting date for an online application form Updated Soon
Last date for submission of the online application form Updated Soon
Starting date for payment of fee online Updated Soon
Last date for payment of the fee online Updated Soon
WBPSC Civil Judge Exam date Updated Soon
Announcement of Result Updated Soon

WB Judiciary Apply Online 2023

WBPSC Application form for Civil Judge posts is available online. Candidates can follow the below steps to apply for the WBPSC Judicial Services exam. Check how to prepare for judiciary exams.

WBPSC Judiciary Registration 2023

  • Candidates need to open the website www.pscwbapplication.in for registration of the application
  • The “Application form” section is displayed on the screen. Click on it, you will get a page to fill in the details in the form.
  • After clicking on the link, a new page is opened in a new tab showing “enroll yourself”,.
  • Click on the ‘enroll yourself’ link. A new WBPSC Application form is displayed on the screen asking to enter the basic details such as contact details, candidate’s name, address, and so on.
  • After filling in the asked details in the form. Click on the sign-up button.
  • As soon as you did the above option you will receive an OTP to the given mobile number or email id.
  • To get enrollment successfully, you have to enter the received OTP. After completion of this, you will be verified successfully.
  • Again you have to log in by using the registration number and password to enter the remaining details such as eligibility, qualification, personal information, and others.
  • After completion of the entire process, you have to upload a scanned document of passport size photo and signature by clicking on the “Upload” option.
  • After the completion of the WBPSC Judiciary application form process, pay the application fee as per the category.

Instructions to Upload Documents 

When filling out the WBPSC Application form, he/she must upload some documents that are necessary for the completion of the application form.

  • Scanned Documents of passport size photo and signature.
  • The signature must be in a black pen only and that too must be on white background.
  • The dimension of the signature must be 2.5 x 7.5 cm.
  • If needed, Candidates have to upload caste category certificates.
  • Education-related documents need to be uploaded.

WBPSC Judiciary Application Fee 2023

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 a Debit Card/Credit card/Net Banking e.t.c
  • After making payment of the fee, Download the receipt.
  • And, also take the receipt of payment of fee as proof.

West Bengal Judiciary Selection Process 2023

The recruitment process for Civil Judge posts will be done in three stages i.e 1. Preliminary Exam, 2. Mains Exam, 3. Personal Interview (Viva Voice). Applicants have to clear all the tests conducted by WBPSC. The WBPSC Recruitment for Civil Judge posts is given below. Check upcoming judiciary exams 2022.

1. Preliminary Exam

This one is the first stage in the recruitment process, candidates who successfully cracked the prelims exam will be promoted to the next round i.e mains exam. In the Preliminary exam, 200 multiple choice objective questions were asked.

2. Mains Exam

The main exam comprises of eight mandatory papers and three conventional papers. The total papers will be conducted for 100 marks. Those who crack the mains exam shall be called for the final stage of the recruitment process i.e personal interview.

3. Personality Test

Selected candidates will have to attend the Personality test i.e conducted for 100 marks. The final merit is prepared on the basis of marks secured in the main exam and interview.

West Bengal Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2023

Applicants who are interested to apply for the WB Judiciary exam have to refer to the eligibility before submitting the application form online. The WBPSC Judiciary eligibility includes education qualification and age limit.

Education Qualification

  • Applicants must have graduated in Law from a recognized central/state university.
  • He/she must have a membership in the bar council.
  • Candidates are able to speak write and read the Bengali language.

Age Limit:

  • Candidates age must not be less than 23 years and exceed 35 years as on 04.07.2020
  • There will be age relaxation for some categories. Candidates should read the official notification for more details on age relaxation.
  • The age relaxation is given up to 5 years for the Scheduled caste / Scheduled Tribe categories and 03 years for Backward caste candidates. For the candidates who are having a disability of 40%, for them, the age limit is 45 years.


West Bengal Judiciary Syllabus 2023

The syllabus for both the preliminary exam and Mains Exam is given below

WBPSC Prelims syllabus

Personal Law Jurisprudence Indian Penal Code
Principle of Muslim Laws Principle of Hindu Laws Transfer of Property Act
Criminal Procedure Code Code of Civil Procedure Constitution of India
Indian Evidence Act General Knowledge

WBPSC Mains Syllabus

Compulsory- Paper I
Transfer of Property Act Criminal law
Contract law general knowledge
Civil law Bengali
English composition
Optional Papers-Paper II
Constitutional law Law of limitation
Partnership Act Law of Trusts and Specific relief
Laws relating to companies and insurance Jurisprudence and principles of legislation
Hindu law Muslim Law

Compulsory Subject list

  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Law of Contracts and Torts
  • Current Affairs and General Knowledge
  • English Composition, Precis writing, Essay
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Bengali/ Hindi/ Nepali/ Urdu, Essay, and Translation from English all of the previous ones

Optional Subjects list

  • Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief
  • Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription
  • Indian Law relation to Companies and Insurance
  • Jurisprudence and Principles of Legislation
  • The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law
  • Muhammadan Law
  • Hindu Law
  • Partnership Act

Personality test & Interview (Viva Voice)

The Personality test is conducted for 100 marks. To appear in the Mains exam and Viva’s voice, you have qualified in the prelims exam. A personality test is conducted to test the behavior and thinking ability of the candidate. Candidates who will give good answers to the questions asked by an interview panel will achieve good scoring marks. These marks help your name to be on the declared merit list. The WBPSC Judiciary Provisional merit list is declared on the basis of the marks secured in the main exam and interview. A preliminary exam is conducted only for screening the candidates.

WB Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023

The recruitment process for the Judiciary exam is a preliminary exam, Mains Exam, and Personal Interview. We have given the exam pattern for all the exams in a tabular form below.

West Bengal Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

  • The exam will be conducted online and the question paper format is an objective type (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • The preliminary exam was conducted for a total of 200 marks.
  • The exam will be given a time frame of 180 minutes.
  • The paper is of the standard of Graduation level
Subjects Marks Duration
Law of Limitation 20 180 minutes
Personal Law 10
Indian Penal Code and Criminal Procedure code 20
Civil Procedures codes 20
Law of evidence 20
Law of contracts and torts 20
Constitution of India 20
Current affairs, General Reasoning, and Test of Reasoning 40
English Composition 30
Total 200

WB Judiciary Mains Exam Pattern 2022

  • The Qualified candidates in the preliminary exam have to attend the mains exam.
  • The main exam is of subjective type.
  • Each section in the mains exam will be conducted for 100 marks.
  • There will be both compulsory and optional papers.
  • You need to select any 3 papers from the given optional papers.
  • The total exam will be conducted in a duration of 3 hours
Subject Marks Duration of Exam
Transfer of property act 100 3 Hours
Law of Contracts & Torts 100
Indian Evidence Act 100
Indian Penal Code & Criminal Procedure code 100
Civil Procedure code 100
Current affairs & General Knowledge 100
Santali/Nepali/Urdu/Hindi/Bengali composition, essay, and translation from English into Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali 100
Essay, English Composition, Precis writing 100
Compulsory Papers 100
Optional Papers (Any three papers should be chosen)
Partnership Act 100
Muhammadan Law 100
Hindu Law 100
principles of legislation and Jurisprudence 100
Hindu Law 100
Constitutional Law and the Indian constitution 100
Law of Prescription & Law of Limitation 100
Indian Law relating to companies and insurance 100
Total 1200

How to Download WB Judiciary Admit Card 2023

It is mandatory to carry the West Bengal Judicial Services admit card for the Civil Judge posts for the preliminary and main exams. Those who fail to carry the admit card are not allowed to enter the exam hall. The steps are given below to download West Bengal Judiciary Exam admit card and follow it.

Steps to Download WBPSC Judiciary Admit card 2022

  • Candidates can click on the direct links given above or they can visit the official website of WBPSC.
  • After having the official website page, find out the “Recruitment” section.
  • Tap on the link it will lead to another page displaying all the Advt details of the WB Judiciary exam.
  • Now, Click on the admit card/hall ticket link.
  • A new page displayed on the screen asking to enter the credentials to access the admit card.
  • Now enter the credentials such as Registration number, Password/Date of Birth, and click on the login button.
  • Now your WB Judicial services admit card is displayed on the screen.
  • Take a print or download the admit card for further use.
  • After downloading the admit card, double-check the details in the admit card to find out any mistakes.

WB Judiciary Services Result 2023

The WBPSC Result of Civil Judge posts for both prelims and mains will be declared after one month of completion of the exam. Candidates can follow the steps below to check preliminary and main results.

  1. He/she can visit the WBPSC portal i.e www.wbpsc.gov.in
  2. Now check out the recruitment section and click on it.
  3. After clicking, Results links are displayed on the screen.
  4.  Now you can enter your registration no, Date of Birth/password in the displayed page, and click on the login button.
  5. Your West Bengal Judiciary result is displayed on the screen.
  6. Download the result pdf and search your name in the pdf.

WB Judiciary Cut off 2023

Candidates who are applying must download the admit card and also should remember that they have to secure minimum marks. The preliminary exam marks are only considered qualifying for the mains exam. Final merit is only taken into consideration for the final selection process. Candidates who secured marks in the mains exam and personal interview will be taken into consideration for the preparation of the merit list. The WBPSC will upload the merit list along with the result. So, candidates have to visit the official website to check regular updates.

Candidates should know about the WBPSC Judicial Recruitment 2022 for civil judge posts. Candidates whose name appears on the merit list shall be considered for the civil judge posts. Now, candidates can prepare themselves for the civil judge exam by taking the mock tests.

West Bengal Judiciary Pay Scale

Applicants who are selected for civil judge posts will be paid in a range of Rs.27,700-770-33090-920-40450-1080-44770/-. That means appointment candidates will get a starting salary of Rs.27,700/- per month

WB Judiciary Answer Key 2023

The answer key for the civil judge exam will be released after a week or two from the commencement of the exam. The answer key includes answers for the question papers. You can download the WBPSC Judiciary answer key by following the steps below.

How to Download WBPSC Judiciary answer Key 

  1. Candidates can visit the official website of the West Bengal service commission (WBPSC)
  2. Visit the recruitment section to download the WBPSC answer key.
  3. Download the answer key and start verifying the answers to the questions you have attempted in the exam.
  4. We have also given a direct link below to access the WB Judicial Answer Key

West Bengal Judiciary Exam Books For Preparation

For the preparation for the exam, books are necessary. So, we have given the best books that cover all WBPSC Judiciary syllabus and exam patterns. In the tabular form below we have given the Subject Name, Author Name, and Book Name.

Subject Author Book Name
Indian Evidence Act Vepa P.Sarathi & Abhinandan Malik Law of Evidence Paperback
Indian Contract Act Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla The Key to Indian Practice
Transfer of Property Act Poonam Pradhan Saxena Property Law Paperback
Criminal Law CrPc Bare Act Code of Criminal Procedure
Indian Penal Code Gaur K.D Commentary on the Indian Penal Code Hardcover
Civil Procedure Code C.K.Takwani Civil Procedure with Limitation Act
Constitution of India Durgadas Basu Introduction to the Constitution of India

West Bengal Judiciary Exam FAQs

Q) How Can I apply for the WBPSC Judiciary Exam 2022?

A) Candidates can visit the official website of the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) for the submission of an online application form.

Q) The WBPSC Civil Judge Prelims exam will be conducted for how many marks?

A) The preliminary exam will be conducted for 200 marks.

Q) What is the educational qualification required to apply for West Bengal Judiciary Exam?

A) Candidates who possess a Bachelor's degree in Law are eligible for WBPSC Civil Judge Exam.

Q) On what basis WBPSC Judiciary merit list is released?

A) The Final merit is prepared on the basis of the marks secured in the mains exam and personal interview.

Q) For how many marks mains exam is conducted?

A) The WBPSC Judiciary Mains will be conducted for a total of 1200 marks in a duration of 3 hours.

Q) What is the age required to apply for WB Judiciary Exam?

A) Candidate's age must be in between 23 to 35 years to apply for West Bengal Judiciary vacancies.

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