Judicial services examinations are the most prestigious examinations and everyone wants to become a judge or magistrate. but there are many misconceptions and strategic mistakes that must be avoided to get a good score in the examination.
The Judicial services examinations are held by Public service commissions with the prior consultation with the respective high court of states.
The Scheme of examination
The Examination is conducted in 3 phases
- Personal Interview
Preliminary examinations are objective type questions and may have negative marking for every wrong answer.
The Written examinations are descriptive type questions that need art of writing judgments, plaints, and answer writing to the questions asked. This examination is also called the mains examination because it is covering a major share of the score in the examination
The personal interview is the last step towards becoming a Judge in the state judiciary, it involves a panel discussion before a board of members having great knowledge of the law, psychology, and other subjects.
The Preparation of Examination
Every aspirant has many questions like what to read, time management, and other relevant questions that they consider most important for them.
What to read and from where to read?
The Bare acts must be read and understood, because these are the most important books from which the questions are asked in the examination. The bare provisions are having sections, sub-sections, illustrations, comments which gives a wide ambit to the examination body for making question papers for preliminary and written examinations.
The other guide books can also be considered if the confusion exists after going through the sections in bare acts.
Need to join classes or not?
Every student asks that same question repeatedly that, whether he/she needs to join classes or not?
we like to clarify if you are consistent with the studies and have mentors in the law schools, then you need not join classes. many may not agree with this but, students who were consistent in studies had already qualified the judicial services examinations without taking classes in the institutes.
but, it is also very true that judicial services coaching classes are giving the chance to test yourself and compete with the students in test series.
How to improve writing skills?
Writing skills are most important, in the other words, it is key to success in the examination. if you like to develop the writing skills, you need to focus on your writing by practising it. daily writing of answers to previous mains question papers will help you to have a clear cut idea of preparation.
the viva or personal interviews are the things one need to consider, it is very important to note every set of skills you could learn by practising. participating in debates will really help you in developing public speaking and having a good score in the interview of judicial services examinations.
Strategy for examination
one must be clear that, do not follow the other’s strategy and make your own strategy because the strategy used by others may not be suitable for you. Everyone has some strong points and some weaknesses and strategy must be made accordingly.
also, read AIBE-XV