Bihar Public Service Commission released the notification for the 31st Bihar Judicial Services Competitive Examination (BJSCE) on March 9th, 2020. The 2020 Bihar Judicial Services exam will be conducted to fill 221 vacancies. The application process for 301st BJSCE will start from March 12th and the last to apply to participate in the exam is April 13th, 2020.

The minimum age to apply for the BJSCE is 22 years and the maximum age is 35 years old. There is some relaxation in the maximum age for candidates who are from the reserved category. The candidates must have received a degree in law from a recognized university or institution to be eligible to apply for the exam. Interested candidates can apply at official website. The Commission will release the date of exam later on the official website.

The BJSCE 2020 examination will be done in two phases. The first phase, the preliminary, will involve two papers, one on general awareness for 100 marks and the second paper on law and will be of 150 marks. The papers will have questions from subjects ranging from General Knowledge, Elementary General Science, Law of Evidence and Procedure, Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law, Law of Transfer of Properties and Trusts & Specific Relief, Law of Contracts and Torts, and Commercial Law.

The candidates who clear the first phase of preliminary exam will be eligible to appear in the second phase or the Main Exam. The Main exam will have five compulsory subjects and five optional subjects of which candidates have to choose any three.

The five compulsory subjects are General Knowledge (150 marks), Elementary General Science (100 marks), General Hindi (100 marks), General English (100 marks), and Law of Evidence and Procedure (150 marks). The five optional subjects are Constitutional and Administrative Law of India, Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law, Law of Transfer & Properties and Law of Trusts & Specific Relief, Law of Contracts and Trots, and Commercial Law.

Candidates can access the official advertisement for the BJSCE 2018 at the official BPSC website or in this link. The link also has detailed breakdown of category-wise vacancy, application and selection process, exam pattern and syllabus among others.