West Bengal Civil Judge Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) issues West Bengal Judiciary Exam and Pattern. All interested candidates can look at their official site and get updates on the posts.

There are three stages of the West Bengal Civil Judge Exam:

  1. Preliminary Exam – the screening test – MCQ Based – Language: English
  2. Mains Exam – Written / Subjective Based – Offline
  3. Interview – Viva Voce

The Preliminary Exam is conducted online where the candidates are screened and the selected candidates appear for the Mains Exam, which is written in nature. Once the candidate qualifies for the written exam, becomes eligible for the Viva Voce.

Syllabus for West Bengal Civil Judge Exam:

A. Preliminary Exam:

English30 Marks
General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and Test of Reasoning40 Marks
Indian Constitution 20 Marks
Law of Contracts and Torts20 Marks
Law of Evidence20 Marks
Civil Procedure Code20 Marks
Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code20 Marks
Personal Law10 Marks
Law of Limitation20 Marks
Total200 Marks

English Syllabus will consist of:

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Same words bearing more than one meaning
  • Use of appropriate and qualifying words etc

B. Mains Exam:

Compulsory Papers1. English Composition, Essay, and Precis 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
8. Transfer of Property Act
Optional PapersAny Three
1. Hindu Law
2. Muhammadan Law
3. Jurisprudence and Principles of Legislation
4. Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief
5. Partnership Act
6. Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription
7. Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law

Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution:

A. Preliminary Exam:
No. of Question: 200
Total Marks: 200
Duration: 3 Hours
Medium: English
Type: Written

B. Mains Exam:
No. of Paper: 11
Total Marks: 1100
Duration: 3 Hours for each
Medium: English
Type: Subjective

C. Viva Voce:
The Viva Voce is the final stage where the candidate appears for an interview. The Viva Voce carries 300 marks.


A candidate-

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Holder of a Law degree recognized from a Law University established by Law in India
  • Eligible to practice as an Advocate in India

Age Limit:

The minimum age is 21 years, while the maximum age allowed for the exam is 35 years. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 38 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST.

Concluding remark:

We hope that is helpful. Leave your comments below in case of any queries. All the best for your West Bengal Judiciary preparation!

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