The article 'How to Prepare for Judiciary Exams During College Days’ aims to share various tips for law students to achieve their goals by implementing proper strategies.

The Article 'How to Prepare for Judiciary Exams During College Days’ aims to share various tips for law students to achieve their goals by implementing proper strategies.

How to Prepare for Judiciary Exams During College Days

Judicial Services is one of the most prestigious professions, and it’s always the aim of many law students to appear and crack this examination. Generally, this examination is referred to as Provincial Civil Services Judicial Examination (PCS-J). It is always important to be clear in your aims and this actually helps you to work in the right direction. Success is never any one-night miracle. If you start preparing from the primitive days of your law school, it will definitely act as a boon in your upcoming examinations.

Notification of Seats

PCS-J Examination is not conducted in a fixed and regular cycle for a fixed number of seats. State Public Service Commission or the High Courts in some state conduct this examination when the number of vacancies in the lower judiciary is notified by the High Court.

Eligibility Criteria

The purpose of the PCS-J Examination is to make appointments to the post of Civil Judge Junior Division. Often we find in some states (for example Haryana) it extends to the post of Civil Judge cum Judicial Magistrate or Civil Judge-II. Every State prescribes its criteria but this is common that the aspiring candidates must possess a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and recognized by the Bar Council of India.

Benefits of Starting Preparation during College days

Although students find it more comfortable to start preparing after completion of a bachelor’s of law. But it is always beneficial to be crystal clear about the subjects and at least try to put much effort into those papers which are beneficial for judicial services examination for any state like Constitution, Contract etc.

Suggestion for Systematic Preparation

1) Short-Listing of States to understand Syllabus

Zig Ziglar has truly said,

"You need the plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal."

It becomes easy if you know the states in which you want to appear, and you can prepare accordingly. Every State has its pattern and syllabus. Once you decide state you will easily gather all the syllabus, examination pattern and Eligibility Criteria.

2) Stages of Examination

It is advisable to understand that the examination is conducted in three stages:

i) Preliminary Test (Objective Test)

ii) Mains Examination (Subjective Test)

iii) Interview (Legal Topics, Academic Qualifications, etc.)

It is essential to be patient and keep a positive attitude to face all the stages.

3) Study Bare Acts

Make it a habit to read the legal provisions from Bare Acts everyday. The reason is that it is the most authentic source of law.

4) Always Prepare to focus on Mains

When you start preparing with the proper concept of legal subjects in a comprehensive way it is automatic you will get prepared to solve the objectives. Often there occurs less time gap between mains and prelims, if you do not focus properly, it becomes difficult to crack the examination.

5) Focus on Current Affairs and General Awareness

All states have different segments, and it is noticed that law students often lack-current affairs, and general knowledge because they are just engrossed in law subjects. Law Aspirants provide Test Series related to Current Affairs.

6) Practice Mock Test Series

This will let you understand the syllabus along with the improvement in your time-management skill. Law Aspirants take the initiative to provide bountiful Test Series for the students endeavouring for State Judiciary.

7) Have Strong Command of the Language

English, Hindi or whatever may be the language of the part of the paper in which you are going to appear. Try to put time and effort into these small parts also.

8) Revision of Subjects

Make it a habit to revise subjects as many times as you can. Saul Bellow truly said,

“Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.”

Spend your few minutes in meditation, walking and keeping yourself healthy too. To achieve your dream you need to be fit and calm.

9) Be Consistent in your Studies

Consistency in your studies proves to be most beneficial after your college days. This can be well understood when you experience it. Og Mandino truly said,

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
Apurva Neel

Apurva Neel

I am a Research Associate and Editor at Legal Bites with an LL.M. specialization in Corporate and Commercial Laws from Amity University, Mumbai. I have put my best efforts into presenting socio-legal aspects of society through various seminars, conferences etc. I keep refining content as I am an ardent writer, and palpably law has got multi-dimensional aspect, so I passionately try to explore ahead.

Next Story