As we all know that judiciary examination of several States are lined up and judicial aspirants are not leaving any stone unturned to qualify in the exams. However, it is very essential to prepare for the examination in the right manner. To qualify in an examination it is not important to be a book worm, it is very important that the preparation is done mindfully and systematically.
Here we present for the Judicial Aspirants 7 Golden Rules which they can follow to obtain better result in the examination and come out with flying colours. The below mentioned Rules have been demonstrated pursuant to interviews from successful judicial aspirants as well as candidates who have learned from their mistakes after appearing for the examination.
Honesty– One of the first and foremost requirement for Judicial Services Examination or for any examination for that matter is Honesty. A candidate should be absolutely honest when preparing for an examination. You may lie to the whole world about extent of Syllabus completion or preparation but never make the mistake of lying to yourself.
You should be very clear on what has been done and what needs to be done. While tracking this progress you should also keep in mind the time limit/ deadline. One of the best ways to track this would be to prepare a chart for each subject, wherein you regularly update your progress with the syllabus.
Thorough with Bare Acts– Many candidates who have qualified Judicial Services Examination or have sat for the Examination consider the key to crack the Preliminary Examination is to be thorough with the Bare Acts of the related subjects. The candidate for Judiciary examination must be thorough with the statutory provisions particularly procedural law i.e. Code of Criminal Procedure, Code of Civil Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act. Many a times, Judiciary examination of some States also ask the Section or Article number pertaining to related statutory provision. Such questions are commonly asked from the Indian Contract Act.
Current Affairs- G.K. and Current Affairs is one of the important sections in Judicial Service Examination. One of the best way to prepare for general awareness and G.K. is to read newspaper daily. Though most of the newspapers these days are flooded with commercials, The Hindu and The Indian Express can be relied upon for better preparation of Current Affairs and G.K.
Latest Judgments and Amendments in Law- The candidate for a sincere preparation of Judiciary apart from being glued to the book shall also be aware of what is happening around. The candidate should read the latest and important judgments and what important observation/ verdict was made in the case. Many legal information websites including us cover the latest judgments and also publish a summary of the judgment. Apart from judgments any changes in Law and Amendments are also published. Going through such websites on a regular basis or subscribing to their Newsletter is a great way of keeping oneself legally updated.
Solving Previous Year Question Papers- Is one of the best way to be aware of the type of questions asked. Many publications provide subject-wise previous year question papers. Candidates preparing for the exams can also solve the questions chapter-wise, so that they are aware about what more needs to be done in a particular topic. This way candidates will be thorough with the questions asked chapter-wise.
Preparing Notes- In this world of cyberspace and technology, students hardly these days prepare notes. However, preparing notes will give methodical and comprehensive knowledge of the legal topic. Moreover, preparing notes gives self-confidence and can also be preserved for future use, reference and most important for last minute revision. Personally I have always relied on notes to prepare for any examination and have never regretted this method as time-consuming and the same has always fetched good result.
Time Management and Syllabus- Last but not the least time management is an extremely essential ingredient to prepare for the examination. Judicial examination of every State has a different syllabus. It is very important to be aware of the syllabus of the State for which you are appearing. Once you are aware of the syllabus, you should prepare a timeline outlining the subject and areas to be covered alongwith the deadline for preparation, preparing notes, revision and re-revision. While preparing for the exam, time should be managed in such a manner that the candidate has enough time left for revision at the end.