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The government jobs in the country are still one of the most desired jobs by lakhs of students. Lakhs of aspirants fill in applications for different state service examinations. West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) conducts West Bengal Civil Services Examination annually. Candidates appear for the preliminary examination in lakhs while a few thousands are promoted to the mains stage. The selection process of the examination is quite similar to that of Civil Services Examination. This article will help all aspiring candidates to understand the West Bengal state examination 2020-21.

West Bengal is currently undertaking the recruitment process of 2019 and 2020. The prelims examination 2021 is on 7th February but the WBCS Notification is awaited for further guidelines on EXE. examination 2021.

Let us know in detail about the West Bengal PSC examination.

What Are the Stages of The WBCS (EXE.) Examination?

It is a state service examination conducted to recruit for Group A, B, C, and D services. There are three stages in the examination:

  • The first stage is the Preliminary examination.
  • The second stage is the Mains examination.
  • Final stage is the interview.

Let’s read about the three stages briefly:

PSCWB Prelims Examination:

  • It has only one paper.
  • The paper is a Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type.
  • There are eight topics in this paper under which questions are framed. 25 marks are assigned to each topic.
  • English composition, current affairs, history of India and West Bengal, polity of India and West Bengal, India and West Bengal’s economy are few main subjects of the prelims stage.
  • 200 marks are assigned for this stage.
  • A candidate gets 2.5 hours to finish this exam.
  • There is a negative marking for each wrong answer.

PSCWB Mains Examination:

  • It has eight papers.
  • Unlike many other mains examinations where there are only descriptive-type questions, PSCWB civil service (Mains) examination has a mix of MCQ and essay type questions.
  • There are two papers based on an optional subject out of the eight papers. However, the optional subjects’ papers are only designed for candidates appearing in the Group A and Group B examinations.
  • A candidate gets three hours to complete each paper which is 200 marks.

PSCWB Interview

  • It is the final stage of the exam.
  • 200 marks are allotted for the candidates who opt for Group A and Group B services while 150 and 100 marks are allotted to the candidates who sit for Group C and Group D exams respectively.

Important Dates of the West Bengal Civil Services Examination

The 2019, 2020 recruitment process is on. Candidates should know a few important dates that are released by WBPSC. These are mentioned in the table below:

The Release of notification
  • The notification 2019 was released on 6th November 2018.
  • The notification 2020 was released on 4th November 2020.
  • The notification 2021 is expected in December 2020 or January 2021
Date of Prelims
  • The 2019 prelims took place on 9th February 2019
  • The 2020 prelims took place on 9th February 2020.
  • The 2021 prelims is scheduled for 7th February 2021.
Date of Prelims Result
  • Prelims 2019 result was released on 9th February 2020.
  • Prelims 2020 result was released on 16th September 2020.
Date of Mains
  • 2019 Mains took place from 25th to 28th August 2019
  • 2020 Mains is scheduled between from 24th to 28th April 2020
Date of Mains Result
  • 2019 Mains Result will be released on the commission’s official website.
  • 2020 Mains Result will be released in August 2021 [Tentative]

Quick Tips for WBPSC Preparation

There are a few universal tips for any kind of competitive examination which should not be missed by any candidate. For PSCWB state examination, these tips will work:

  • Rote learning the syllabus – While rote learning is otherwise frowned upon, it works for the syllabus of the exam. This way, all candidates can frame their resources and cover only the required topics.
  • Never miss current affairs – The important events of national and international importance are one of the most focussed-upon topics. Various questions can be asked from any such topic that made headlines and is important from the state and national perspective.
  • Emphasis on State’s history, polity, economy and geography – Unlike the All-India examinations, state examinations will test the candidate’s awareness of the state’s development. Hence, for the West Bengal state examination, candidates should focus on its history, polity and other factors.
  • Revision is the key – How much cliche it sounds, but it holds value for each examination. The periodic cycle of revision helps candidates retain information. This proves beneficial for all the stages of the examination.
  • Mock Tests are your friends – Various institutes introduce mock tests well-ahead of time. Candidates should subscribe to any test series and finish it diligently.

The importance of the state service examinations will never fade. This examination provides each candidate a fair chance to serve in the state administration. Also, a selected few can serve as civil servants at the national level after years of service in the state administration.

Hence, if you are eyeing on to crack the exam, keep a track of the WBCS Notification and fill the application up before the last date of submission.

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Overview Of Karnataka Judiciary Examination

Karnataka Judicial Service Examination is annually organised by the state High court for Civil Judge recruitment. The notification for the application form is published on the official website of the Karnataka High Court website along with the detailed syllabus and details. These Civil Judge Posts were previously known as Civil Judge Junior Division.

The recruitment consists of 2 written stages Preliminary and Mains. The Preliminary exam is conducted out of 100 marks same as mains (for each section). The Interview carries a maximum of 100 marks. Candidates need to download their individual admit card from the official website.

There are some criteria that a student must check before filling up the Application form. Firstly, the Candidate must have completed their Law Degree by a University granted by the University Grant Commission of India and must have been registered as an Advocate as per the Advocate Act and BCI rule. Secondly, the candidate must comply to the age limits, General and other non-reserved categories should be under 35 years of age during the filling up the form. For the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe must be under 38 years of age.

Exam Pattern And Syllabus

Karnataka Judiciary Examination for the recruitment consists of 3 stages: 2 written and 1 interview. The Preliminary exam is objective type, the Main exam is Descriptive followed by the Personal Interview. A thing to note down here is the marks secured in the preliminary is not considered in the final ranking, they are only considered for qualifying in the Mains Exam.

The Preliminary Exam is subdivided into three parts Part A, B, C. Part A consists of Acts like Transfer of Property Act 1882, Specific Relief Act 1963, Negotiable Instrument Act 1981, Code of Civil Procedure 1908, Karnataka Rent Act 1999. Part B is designed to evaluate the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, Indian Penal Code 1860, Indian Evidence Act 1872. Part C will be based on General knowledge.

The Mains Exam consists of 4 sections with 100 maximum marks. The translation Paper requires the candidate to translate Passages to test their regional language skills. The Passages are picked from Deposition, Judgment, and Documents. The Law Paper is further divided into 3 Papers each carrying 100 marks. Followed by a Viva-voce (100 marks). Along with a Computer Test of 25 marks.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

The least marks required for qualifying the Preliminary Examination is 60 for general student and 50 for student belonging to Schedule caste and tribe students.

Minimum marks for each paper in Main Exam are 50 for general and unreserved category and 40 for candidates belonging to Schedule Castes and Tribe while for the Viva section it is 40 for schedule caste and tribe and 50 for others.

Karnataka Judicial Service enjoys a pay scale of Rs. 27700 to Rs. 44770 along with usual Dearness and other allowances as allotted by the Karnataka government.

Conclusion:

The Exam is highly competitive but nothing is impossible, we just need the right strategy and follow it. Preparing online is one of the best ways to prepare for the examination in the comfort of the home. Several companies are providing the best judiciary coaching in India to choose which best suits you.

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