WB LDA (West Bengal Lower Divison Assistant) High Court Exam

Calcutta High Court, West Bengal conducts the Lower Division Assistant (LDA) Recruitment Examination to recruit candidates. It takes when the High Court releases notification. The LDA in High Court recruitment exam is a 3-stage examination - Preliminary, Written, and Viva-voce Test.

Latest Updates and Notification

  • Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website of Calcutta High Court for regular updates.

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7 days a week by HO and Branch faculty

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12 Monthly Exams:

Online + Offline

Doubt-Clearing and Discussion Session:

Once Month

Study Material:

All Study material and handouts in PDF format

Weekly Test:

Weekly M100 Test + Descriptive Test (Online)


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Physical Classes:

2-3 days a week by HO and Branch faculty


Optional Included

Study Material:

Printed Study material and handouts

12 Monthly Exams and 2 Semester Exam per year:


Weekly Test:

Weekly M100 Test(Classroom) + Descriptive Test (Online)

Monthly Performance Discussion:

One-on-One appointment with the teacher as required by students


Interview Preparation

Doubt-Clearing and Discussion Session:

As required by students

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Age Eligibility

According to the last notification released by Calcutta High Court for LDA recruitment 2018, the age of the candidates should be not below 18 years and not more than 40 years on 01.01.2018.

Concession in age

  • C. & S.T. candidates (of West Bengal only) can get an age relaxation of 5 years.
  • In the case of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable upto 45 years.
  • Candidates who belong to Ex-serviceman sub-category are eligible for upper age relaxation as per the existing Government Rules.
  • Date of birth as‌ ‌recorded‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌‌Madhyamik‌ ‌or‌ ‌equivalent‌ examination certificate issued by any recognised Board/ Council will ‌only‌ be accepted.


The SC/ST/OBC candidates of other States shall be treated as General candidates.

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Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed in the Higher Secondary Examination (12th standard) from West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its Equivalent examination from a recognized Council/ Board.
  • Additionally, the aspirants must have knowledge in vernacular of the State.

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Exam Stages

The exam is used to be conducted in 3 phases as mentioned below.

  • Preliminary Screening Test (Stage-I)
  • Competitive Written Test (Stage-II)
  • Viva-voce Test (Stage-III)


The complete exam pattern of LDA in High Court recruitment is discussed below.


Preliminary Screening Test

  • The exam consists of only one paper (OMR based) containing 100 questions carrying 1 mark each.
  • The time duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
  • The questions shall be available in English language only.
  • There shall be negative marking of one (1) mark for each wrong answer.
  • The Prelims Test is only a screening exam for the selection of candidates for admission to the Competitive Written Test.
  • The marks obtained in the Prelims Test will not be considered for next stages.


Subjects for the exam are given below in tabulated form.


Sl. No. Subjects Total Marks Duration
1. Arithmetic  





90 minutes

2. General Knowledge and Computer Proficiency
3. General Intelligence
4. English


Competitive Written Test

  • Candidates selected and shortlisted in the Preliminary Screening Test (OMR based) should have to appear in a Competitive Written Test.
  • The questions will be from i) Arithmetic, ii) English essay and Précis writing and iii) General Knowledge.
  • Each subject shall carry hundred (100) marks, aggregating to three hundred (300) marks
  • The duration of Competitive Written Test shall be of 3 hours in single seating.
  • Candidates securing 40% marks in each of the 3 subjects and 50% in the aggregate will be considered to have passed the Competitive Written Test.


Viva-Voce Test

  • Candidates securing qualifying marks and selected in order of merit shall be required to appear at viva-voce test of 100 marks.
  • The marks obtained in Competitive Written Test and viva-voce test shall be considered at the time of preparing final merit list.

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How to Apply

Candidates have to log in to https://www.calcuttahighcourt.gov.in and fill the form once the official notification comes out for that particular year.
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According to the last notification released by Calcutta High Court for LDA recruitment 2018, the pay scale is PB-02 of Rs. (5,400/- to 25,200/-) with minimum pay Rs. 6,570/- with Grade Pay Rs. 2,600/- along with other allowances as admissible under the relevant rules.
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Previous Year Question Papers

One of the most reliable and useful resources for your exam preparation is previous year LDA in High Court Exam question papers. The LDA in High Court Exam question papers let you get accustomed with the exam pattern and understand the importance of topics in a proper way. Therefore, solve the LDA in High Court Previous Years Question Papers multiple times for an effective result. Categorize the topics that need more effort and revise the remaining ones for better outcome.

Regular practice of the LDA in High Court test series ensures that you consistently revise the syllabus and plan the best manner to attempt the question paper.

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