WEST BENGAL JUDICIAL SERVICES EXAMINATION

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

LL.B. Degree & ability to write, read, and speak in Bengali (Not required for candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali)

MEDIUM OF EXAM

English & Bengali

AGE

35 Years (General); 40 Years (Reserved)

EXAM PATTERN

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION MODE OF EXAM: ONLINE
QUESTIONS Marks NEGATIVE MARKING SUBJECTS
200 x 1 200 1/3rd marks
  • English Composition
  • General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and Test of Reasoning
  • Law of Torts
  • Personal Law
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Constitution of India
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
MAINS EXAMINATION
PAPER I PAPER II
COMPULSORY PAPER: 100 marks OPTIONAL PAPER: 100 marks
  • Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali composition, essay and translation from English into Bengali/Hindi/Urdu /Nepali/Santali
  • English Composition, Essay, Précis
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Law of Torts
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

    3 papers are to be chosen from:

  • Hindu Law
  • Indian Law relating to Companies and Insurance
  • Jurisprudence and Principles of Legislation
  • Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription
  • Mohammedan Law
  • Partnership Act
  • Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law
NOTE: There shall be no separate qualifying marks for any individual paper. All answers must be written either in English or in Bengali (unless otherwise directed in question papers) except in the language paper.
VIVA-VOCE
100 Marks
NOTE: There shall be no separate qualifying marks for the personality test. The Commission shall have discretion to fix qualifying marks in the aggregate.