West Bengal District Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
UPSC

West Bengal District Judge Exam is conducted by the Calcutta High Court to recruit qualified candidates for the post of District Judge. District Judge is a Grade I Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters and acts as a Session Judge in the jurisdiction of criminal matters.

These exams focus on Indian legal and constitutional governance and history, current developments of national and international interest, and the analytical aptitude and skills of the candidate.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates for the posts of District Judge
Conducting Body Calcutta High Court
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West Bengal District Judge Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must be an advocate who has been practising for not less than seven years.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the West Bengal District Judge Exam should be minimum of 35 years and maximum of 45 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 48 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

West Bengal District Judge Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified

West Bengal District Judge Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary exam
Stage II: Main exam
Stage III: Viva-Voce

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 60 mins There will be negative marking of two (2) marks. 50

Pattern for Main Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Paper II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Paper III
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
4 Paper IV
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
5 Paper V
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 100

Out of the Candidates who qualify for the written examination, according to the merit obtained therein, candidates shall be called for viva-voce.

West Bengal District Judge Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I

  • Current Affairs
  • General Awareness
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Arbitration & Conciliation Act
  • Limitation Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Law relating to Intellectual Property
  • Law relation to Contract
  • Evidence Act.
  • Code of Criminal Procedure.
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Negotiable Instruments Act (Sections 138 to 147)
  • NDPS Act
  • Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children)Act.
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • Transfer of Property Act.
  • Constitutional Law
  • Statutes on Hindu Law relating to Marriage, Succession, Adoption, Maintenance, Minority &Guardianship.
  • Muslim Law relating to Marriage, Maintenance, Minority& Guardianship.
  • Indian Succession Act
  • Guardian and Wards Act.
  • Indian Trust Act
  • West Bengal Premises Tenancy Act
  • West Bengal Land Reforms Act.
  • West Bengal Estate Acquisition Act.
  • Bengal Public Demand Recovery Act.
  • Industrial Disputes Act.
  • Motor Vehicles Act.

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains Paper I

  • Translation from Bengali to English
  • Precis Writing
  • Essay Writing on General Awareness Topics

2 Mains Paper II

  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Arbitration & Conciliation Act
  • Limitation Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Law relating to Intellectual Property
  • Law relation to Contract
  • Evidence Act

3 Mains Paper III

  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Negotiable Instruments Act (Sections 138 to 147)
  • NDPS Act
  • Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children)Act
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005

4 Mains Paper IV

  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Constitutional Law
  • Statutes on Hindu Law relating to Marriage, Succession, Adoption, Maintenance, Minority &Guardianship
  • Muslim Law relating to Marriage, Maintenance, Minority & Guardianship
  • Indian Succession Act
  • Guardian and Wards Act
  • Indian Trust Act

5 Mains Paper V

  • West Bengal Premises Tenancy Act
  • West Bengal Land Reforms Act
  • West Bengal Estate Acquisition Act
  • Bengal Public Demand Recovery Act
  • Industrial Disputes Act
  • Motor Vehicles Act

Syllabus for Viva-Voce

There is no specified syllabus for Viva – Voce but the interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge in law & other subjects as well as the abilities to solve the problem during the course of work.

The Board will pay special attention to assess:

  • intellectual curiosity,
  • critical powers of assimilation,
  • balance of judgment and alertness of mind,
  • the ability for social cohesion,
  • integrity of character initiative and
  • capacity for leadership.

The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of law but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or Country.

They must have knowledge in the field of Current Affairs, New Discoveries & Inventions also. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate’s mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems.

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