West Bengal Judicial Service Examination, 2022
ADVERTISEMENT No.- 19/2022
The Public Service Commission, West Bengal will hold the West Bengal Judicial Service Examination, 2022 in accordance with the existing rules for recruitment to the posts in West Bengal Judicial Service. The necessary particulars are stated in the following paragraphs. A candidate should verify from the notified rules that he/she is eligible for admission to the examination. The conditions prescribed cannot be relaxed.
The W.B.J.S. Examination, 2022 will be held in three successive stages, viz.,
(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.
The Preliminary Examination will be held in Kolkata (Code – 11) and Darjeeling (Code – 12) in March, 2023 or thereabout. Only candidates of Kalimpong District and three Hill Sub-divisions of Darjeeling, viz., Darjeeling Sadar, Mirik and Kurseong will be allowed to appear at Darjeeling Centre. The Final written Examination will be held at Kolkata in May, 2023 or thereabout. Personality test will be held thereafter in the office of the Public Service Commission, West Bengal, in Kolkata.
|West Bengal Judicial Service Examination, 2022|
|NAME OF THE SERVICE / POST||West Bengal Judicial Service [ POST : Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.) ]|
|PAY SCALE||Rs.27,700-770-33090-920-40450-1080-44770/- (Pre-revised)|
|VACANCIES||Total Vacancy – 29 ( Clear – 12 & Anticipated – 17 ) |
Anticipated Vacancy – Unreserved –10, Scheduled Caste –02, Scheduled Tribe -01, OBC(A) – 02, OBC(B) –01, PwBD- 01
Clear Vacancy – Unreserved – 08 , Scheduled Caste – 01, Scheduled Tribe- 01, OBC(A) –01, OBC(B)- 01 .
N.B. : All appointments will initially be made on a temporary basis.
|RESERVATION||The benefits of reservation of vacancies for S.C/S.T/O.B.C.(Non-Creamy Layer) candidates are admissible to S.C./S.T./O.B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates of West Bengal only. The S.C./S.T./O.B.C. candidates of other States shall be treated as general candidates. Reservation of vacancies are shown as reported by the Judicial Department. |
Persons suffering from Blindness or Cerebral Palsy have been exempted from the purview of reservation as contemplated under section 33 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.
|QUALIFICATIONS||(i) A citizen of India or such a person of other nationality as declared eligible by Government of India; |
(ii) A degree in Law from any University or Institution affiliated to any University recognized by the State Government or the Central Government;
(iii) 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;
(iv) Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali) – vide Finance Department’s Notification No.1243-F(P) dated 02.03.2016.
IMPORTANT: As per clause 49 of the Advocates Act, 1961 “an advocate shall not be a full time salaried employee of any person, Government, firm, corporation or concern, so long as he continues to practise and shall, on taking up any such employment, intimate the fact to the Bar Council on whose roll his name appears and shall thereupon cease to practise as an advocate so long as he continues in such employment”. “The ‘employment’ spoken of by rule 49 does not cover the employment of an advocate who had been solely or in any case predominantly employed to act and/or plead on behalf of his client in Courts of Law”. [Dipak Agarwal – Vs – Keshab Koushik (2013) 5SCC277]
Commencement of submission of online application : The 10th January, 2023
Closing date for submission of online application : The 31st January, 2023 (upto 3:00 pm) Closing date for submission of fees through online : The 31st January, 2023 (upto 3:00 pm) Closing date for submission of fees through offline : The 1st February, 2023.*
* However, the Challan must be generated by the 31st January, 2023 positively.
Edit Window: The 8th February, 2023 to 15th February, 2023 (upto 3:00 pm).
How to apply?
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