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Scheme and Syllabus Selection Process:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  2. Written Main Examination (Subjective Type)
  3. Interview

Exam Pattern: The Examination Pattern will be as follows:


The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:

  1. English Composition [30 marks]
  2. General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Test of Reasoning [40 marks]
  3. Indian Constitution [20 marks]
  4. Law of Contracts and Torts [20marks]
  5. Laws of Evidence [20 marks]
  6. Civil Procedure Codes [20 marks]
  7. Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code [20marks]
  8. Personal Law [10 marks]
  9. Law of Limitation [20 marks]

The syllabus for English will consist of:

General knowledge and current affairs consist of:

Syllabus for Reasoning consists of:


Compulsory Papers:

  1. English Composition, essay, précis writing ;
  2. Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali composition, essay and translation from English into Bengali/ Hindi/Urdu /Nepali/Santali ;
  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 and
  8. Transfer of Property Act.

Optional Papers (any three to be chosen):

  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

Personality test: 100 Marks

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Final Examination. The marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary Examination will not be counted for the purpose of determining the final merit list. The Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of total marks obtained in the Final Examination and the Personality Test. There shall be no separate qualifying marks for any individual paper or for the Personality Test. The Commission shall have discretion to fix qualifying marks in the aggregate.

In all the answer papers of the Final Examination due credit will be given for proper economy of words combined with clarity and effectiveness of expression and originality of approach.

Eligibility Criteria for West Bengal Judicial Examination:

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