Updated On : August 11, 2023
As the many state-level judicial services exams are approaching, most of you might be looking for the best tips and preparation strategies.
Judiciary exam preparation requires a lot of hard work and a consistent approach. Your preparation will be better if you follow some tips shared by toppers.
Arpita Yadav from Judiciary Gold had a conversation with Shubanji Jain, who is currently working as a Civil Judge at Chattisgarh High Court. She secured AIR 2 in Chattisgarh Civil Judge Exam.
In this conversation, they both discussed the tricks and tips that judiciary aspirants must follow during preparation.
Let us see how she has cleared the Chattisgarh Judiciary Examination and how she found motivation throughout the journey.
Question: What made you choose Judiciary as your career?
Answer: My mother and father are in the government sector, and from the beginning, I was inclined toward the government sector. Actually, I got placed in one of the corporate sectors when I was in college and accepted the offer, thinking it was an opportunity to explore things. In my corporate job, I was not much satisfied. So then, I started preparing for the Civil Judge Exam. Choosing a career varies from person to person. So, one should choose their career based on their interests and passion.
Question: What motivated you to join the judicial services?
Answer: As I already told you, I was interested in choosing my career in the government sector. When I was doing internships in my college days, I understood that a corporate job was not my cup of tea. But still, I accepted the offer during my campus placements to explore life in the corporate sector.
Though if we earn Rs. 25,000-30,000 per month, there won't be much respect and satisfaction.
Considering this, I have chosen Judiciary as a Career. Being a judge, now, I have both respect and job satisfaction.
Question: What were your strategies for prelims and mains exams, and how many hours did you study daily?
Answer: After completing my LLM course, I started preparing for the exam in 2019. When I started my preparation, I focused on a subject-wise approach. After completing the preparation of each subject, I used to solve objective questions from the Previous Year's Judiciary Question Papers for the prelims exam. Simultaneously, I was answering the mains questions from that particular subject.
Also, I prepared my own notes based on previous year's papers, like the important topics or sections, the type of questions asked from the particular topic, etc. For each subject, I followed the same procedure. Based on the notification, I was revising the topics for prelims and mains.
Question: How much time you took for preparing the judicial services exam?
Answer: Generally, the preparation time varies from student to student. In my case, it took me 7-8 months to complete the Judiciary Exam Syllabus. Based on the timeslot, one should plan their preparation. If you have only four months to prepare, you can plan your preparation accordingly within the time limit. However, it depends on your grasping power and dedication. One should require at least 5-6 months to acquire basic knowledge of all subjects. After gaining basic knowledge, one can easily for the rest of the things.
Question: Is it doable to prepare for multiple state-level judiciary exams simultaneously?
Answer: Yes. It is doable to prepare for multiple state-level judiciary exams. But, I will suggest focusing on only one state-level judiciary exam at a time because preparing for multiple states won't be much effective. You must be selective during your Judiciary Exam Preparation. However, if you want to target 2-3 states in the same year, you can still try preparing for the targeting states.
Question: Are questions based on only bare acts in the prelims exam?
Answer: In the maximum state-level Judiciary Exams, you would find most of the questions based on bare acts in the preliminary exam; but in the recent 2 to 3 years, the trend has changed. The prelims exam will have questions based on General Studies and General Knowledge. So, following a few websites that update recent case laws is better. Also, update yourself with the new and old case laws and make a list of the main topics while preparing the case laws.
Question: What was your success mantra for becoming a civil judge?
Answer: For everyone, determination and patience are essential to crack any competitive exam. Even I have gone through many phases in my preparation journey. But still, I motivated myself and maintained a positive attitude throughout the journey. You can seek help from your family and friends who will help you motivate in achieving your goals.
Question: How was your personal interview experience?
Answer: In the Chattisgarh interview, my panel was very friendly, and they made me feel very comfortable. They asked me common questions like tell me about yourself, why you left the corporate job, etc. Whatever you are answering, you should be genuine. You can also expect questions based on law subjects or the state and city where you are residing. If you do not know the answer, you should politely say that I am sorry I am not aware of the particular question.
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