West Bengal Judicial Service Exam is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission to recruit eligible candidates for the post of the Civil judge, junior division. Civil Judge, Junior Division is a Grade III Judicial Officer who decides the civil matter and the same judge who decides the criminal matter is designated as Judicial Magistrate.
West Bengal Judicial Service Exam is one of the most highly competitive exams in the state that require a lot of effort, proper strategies and meticulous preparation.
Some subject-wise preparation tips for the West Bengal Judicial Service exam have been mentioned below:
1. Preparation for Indian Penal Code
Indian Penal Code is a substantive law that contains the offence and its punishments. It is divided into 23 chapters and contains 511 sections. Start reading the bare acts besides the book. Reading bare act will be helpful for you to attempt the questions in prelims. By reading books, you can clear the concepts and answer in the mains exam.
2. Preparation for Criminal Procedure Code
The criminal Procedure Code is a procedural law that describes the procedure followed in the court of law. It is divided into 37 chapters and contains 484 sections.
To learn and understand the concepts in the Cr.P.C., you should read the sections applying practical examples. You can also read both IPC and Cr. P.C together. It will help you to get clear concepts easily.
3. Preparation for Civil Procedure Code
The Civil Procedure Code contains the procedural laws applied in civil matters. It contains 158 sections and 51 orders.
Many students find the subject complex. If you find it hard to understand the language of the book and bare acts, you may take the help of the internet where you will find the topics explained in a comprehensible manner.
4. Preparation for the Constitution
The constitution of India is divided into 25 parts, contains a preamble and 470 articles, 12 schedules and five appendices. This has been amended 104 times. The constitution of India is called a living documents as it can be amended from time to time.
To prepare for the constitution in the judiciary you need not remember each and every article. You should go through the previous years question paper to know the type of questions asked from the constitution.
5. Preparation for Evidence Act
The Evidence Act is applicable during the time of applying the rule of evidence in a proceeding. It has eleven chapters and 167 sections. The law of evidence is neither a substantive law nor a procedural law, but it is an adjective law. It deals with both ‘rights’ and ‘procedure’.
To prepare for the law of evidence, you should read the bare acts as well as books. Also, prepare notes and underline the important lines.
6. Preparation for Other Acts and Laws
Other important acts to be prepared for the Judicial Service exam include the Indian Contract Act 1872, Transfer of Property Act 1882, Law of Torts etc.
To prepare for these acts and laws you should read books as well as bare acts. You should also prepare notes. To prepare for these subjects, you should get an idea by going through previous years’ question paper.
7. Read Judgment
Read important and recent judgments every day. Judgments are asked both in prelims and mains exam. Moreover, mentioning the important judgment while writing answers in the mains exam will help to increase the scores.
Hard work, persistence and determination can make everything possible. The above-mentioned preparation tips will be helpful for you if you are preparing for the West Bengal Judicial Service exam.