BPSC Judicial Service Exam: Important Dates, Result, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Notifications

BPSC Judicial Service Exam: Bihar Public Service Commission conducts the BPSC Judicial Service Exam every year for the recruitment of civil judges. Soon, the BPSC will be releasing the final result of the 30th BPSC Judicial Services Exam on its official website bpsc.bih.nic.in. The 30th BPSC Judicial Services Prelims Exam was held in November 2018, the Mains exam was held in June 2019 and the BPSC Judicial Services Interview was held recently in October-November 2019. The result of the 30th BPSC Judicial Services Interview round will be released anytime soon, filling a total of 349 vacancies of Civil Judges.  

The next BPSC Judicial Service Exam will be held in the year 2020, the dates of which will be notified by the BPSC itself. This will be the 31st edition of the BPSC Judicial Service Exam, which is conducted by the BPSC in Pen-Paper mode. The BPSC Judicial Service recruitment is carried out in three phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. In BPSC Judicial Service Prelims exam, objective type - Multiple Choice Questions are asked.

We have shared here the detailed information of the BPSC Bihar Judicial Service Exam such as Application process, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Cut off and other details. Have a look:

BPSC Judicial Service Exam - Important Dates (Tentative)




Start of Online Registration


September 2020

Last date of online registration


October 2020

Issue of admit card


November 2020

Exam for General Knowledge


Last week of November

Exam for Law paper


Last week of November

BPSC Judicial Service Exam - Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: In order to appear for the BPSC Judicial Service Exam, candidates must have an LLB or equivalent degree from an institute that is recognized by the Bar Council of India. 

Age Limit: The lower age limit is 22 years and upper age limit is 35 years for appearing at BPSC Judicial Service Exam. The age relaxation for the OBC category candidates is 3 years and for SC/ST Category is 5 years.

Other: Candidates with the permanent domicile of Bihar and those who belong to reserved category will be offered relaxation in the upper age limit.

BPSC Judicial Service Online Application Process

Candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps to fill the BPSC Judicial Services Online Application Form:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Bihar Public Service Commission & click on the application form link

Step 2: Fill all the relevant details such as name, address, educational qualifications and other details

Step 3: Upload scanned passport size photograph and signature in the prescribed format and size

Step 4: Pay the application fee

BPSC Judicial Service Application Fee: The application fee for the general category candidates is Rs. 600 and for the reserved category candidates is Rs. 150.

BPSC Judicial Service Admit Card

After evaluation of all the application forms, the exam board of BPSC will issue the admit card to eligible candidates. The admit card will be issued by BPSC on its official website. In general, admit cards for BPSC Judicial Service Exam are issued two weeks before the exam date. Candidates need to visit the official website, click on the admit card link, fill in the required user credentials and download their admit card. After downloading the admit card, candidates should take a printout and carry it without fail at the time of examination.

BPSC Judicial Service Exam Pattern

The BPSC Judicial Service Exam is conducted in three phases. Each phase is a deciding factor for the candidate to appear for the next phase. These phases are - Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview. Have a look at the exam pattern:

BPSC Judicial Service Prelims Exam Pattern




Paper 1

General Studies

100 marks

Paper 2


150 marks

BPSC Judicial Service Mains Exam Pattern:


Total Marks

General Knowledge including current affairs


Elementary General Science


General Hindi


General English


Law of Evidence and Procedure


 For Mains Exam, candidates need to choose 3 subjects out of the following five optional subjects:

- Constitution and Administrative Law of India

- Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law

- Law of Transfer of Property and Principle of Equity, Law of Trust and Specific Relief

- Law of Contract and Torts

- Commercial Law

BPSC Judicial Service Interview round

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam will be called for personal interview round, which carries 100 marks. Candidates need to score minimum 35% marks in the interview to make it to the Merit List.

BPSC Judicial Service Syllabus

BPSC Judicial Service Prelims Syllabus

General Knowledge including current affairs

Elementary General Science

Law of Evidence and Procedure

Constitutional and Administrative Law of India 

Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law

Law of Transfer of Property

Principles of Equity

Law of Trusts and Specific Relief

Law of Contracts and Torts

Commercial Law

BPSC Judicial Service Mains Syllabus



General English

It tests candidates’ understanding of English Language and his or her ability to write in English. In this section, questions asked are unseen passage for summary or précis writing, letter writing and others.

General knowledge

Indian History, Culture, Geography, Polity, Current events, Currencies & Capitals & static GK

Elementary General Science

It tests matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects

Law of Evidence and Procedure

Indian Evidence Act (1872)

Civil Procedure Code (1908)

Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996

Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

Provincial Small Cause Courts Act

Constitutional and Administrative Law of India

Constitution of India - Article 1 to 395 and Schedules

Administrative Law of India and Delegated Legislation

Control of Delegated Legislation - Judicial &Legislative

Fair Hearing; Rules of Natural Justice; Rules Against Bias; Audi Alteram Partem

Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial Authorities; Judicial Control over them

Regulatory Authorities

Judicial Review of Administrative Action

Writ Jurisdiction and Statutory Judicial Remedies, Scope, Extent & Distinction

Public Interest Litigation

Tortuous Liability of State and Compensation

Promissory Estoppel, Legitimate Expectation & Doctrine of Proportionality

Government Contracts


Law of Contracts and Torts

Indian Contract Act

General Principles of Liabilities

Remedies, Nuisance

False Imprisonment

Injuries to Domestic and Contractual Relations

Wrongful Dismissal


The Rule in Rylands Yrs. Fletcher Deceit


Malicious Prosecution

Commercial Law


Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Company Law and Partnership

BPSC Judicial Service Result

The result for BPSC Judicial Service Exam will be declared in a step-by-step process. First of all, the result of Pre Exam will be declared on the official website of BPSC. Then, after the commencement of the Main Exam, the result will be declared on the website of BPSC. The final result will be declared after the final interview round. Therefore, candidates need to stay updated and visit the official website of BPSC on a regular basis to get timely information.

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