(Syllabus) West Bengal Higher Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

Calcutta High Court

West Bengal Higher Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

It shall be a two-stage process-

(A) Written Examination
(B) Viva-Voce

Written Examination

There will be 5 papers of 100 marks each to be answered within 3 hours. Answer-scripts shall be evaluated by adopting evaluation method. The pass mark on each subject will be 40 and in addition to that, the candidates must obtain 50 on aggregate in order to be successful in the written test and further 100 marks are reserved for viva voce and personality test. Total 300 marks in aggregate, i.e. 50% of the total marks (600), will be the qualifying marks for being empanelled in the panel for being appointed to the post of District Judge (Entry Level) by way of Direct Recruitment from amongst the members of the Bar.

Paper-I (English Language):

  1. Translation from Bengali to English
  2. Precise writing
  3. Essay writing
Paper-II:
  1. Code of Civil Procedure
  2. Arbitration and Conciliation Act
  3. Limitation Act
  4. Specific Relief Act
  5. Law relating to Intellectual property
  6. Law relating to easement
  7. Law relating to Contract and Sale of Goods
  8. Registration Act
Paper-III:
  1. Code of Criminal Procedure
  2. Indian Panel Code
  3. Negotiable Instrument Act (Sections 138 to 147)
  4. N.D.P.S. Act
  5. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act
  6. Arms Act
  7. Forest Act (Sections 52-70)
Paper-IV:
  1. Evidence Act
  2. Transfer of Property Act
  3. Motor Vehicles Act
  4. Workmen’s Compensation Act
  5. Industrial Disputes Act
  6. Constitution of India (Articles 12-51, 214-237)
  7. Indian Trusts Act
  8. Hindu Law relating to Marriage, Succession, Adoption, Maintenance, Minority and Guardianship
  9. Muslim Law relating to Marriage, Succession, Pre-emption, Maintenance, Minority and Guardianship
  10. Indian Succession Act
  11. Guardian And Wards Act
Paper-V:
  1. West Bengal Premises Tenancy Act
  2. West Bengal Land Reforms Act
  3. West Bengal Estate Acquisition Act
  4. Bengal Public Demand Recovery Act
  5. Bengal Money Lenders Act
  6. West Bengal Thika Tenancy (Acquisition and Registration) Act
  7. Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act
  8. West Bengal Municipal Act
  9. West Bengal Panchayat Act

Viva-Voce (Interview)

It will be of 100 marks.
The Selection Board shall call such number of successful candidates in the written test for viva voce/personality test as it thinks fit strictly according to merit list prepared on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by those candidates. The final merit list will be published on the basis of the total marks obtained by the successful candidates on the written and the viva voce/ personality tests.