5 Mistakes To Avoid During Judiciary Exam Preparation

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : May 15, 2023


Reader’s Digest - Hello, budding judicial aspirants! Ready to ace your Civil Judge Exam? Well, preparation is the key, but knowing the pitfalls to avoid can be equally beneficial. Let's dive into the five mistakes you should steer clear of during your exam preparation journey.

We've all heard the phrase, "Learn from your mistakes." But wouldn't it be better if we could learn from others' mistakes instead? In this post, we'll unveil the top five mistakes to avoid during Judiciary exam preparation.

These insights are gathered from successful candidates and experts alike, serving as a lighthouse to guide you through your study journey. So, sit back, get comfortable, and let's dive into unraveling these pitfalls, ensuring your journey to becoming a member of the Subordinate Judiciary is as smooth as sailing!

Mistakes to Avoid During Judiciary Exam Preparation

Here below you will get to know the five mistakes that you should avoid while preparing for the upcoming Judicial Service Recruitment Examination 2023: - 

Mistake #1 - Neglecting Newspapers & Editorials

Reading newspapers and editorials daily isn't merely a suggestion; it's a necessity under the new Judiciary exam pattern. Your go-to choices should be the Indian Express and The Hindu.

Reading newspapers will help you to improve your vocabulary and will make you aware of what going on around you. While reading the newspaper you should keep a pencil in your hand and mark each and every word that you see that is new to you and at the end search for their meaning, synonyms, and antonyms.

Read More - Simple Tips & Tricks to Read News Paper for Judiciary Exam Preparation

Mistake #2 - Inability to Identify Reliable Study Sources

This is a common pitfall! Most students commit this mistake so to avoid this mistake you have to upgrade your study material or study books as you give one exam and then upgrade the study material for another exam so that you will be able to prepare from different books for every state judiciary recruitment examination, especially Delhi Judiciary examination.

Now for the Judiciary examination as you know that there are passage-based questions so we require general knowledge also because mostly the passage-based questions are asked from day to today incidents only so general knowledge means current affairs are important.

But as we have seen in the Judiciary 2023 recruitment examination, there are many questions asked directly from the General Knowledge today. So, General Knowledge Today has become an important source of judicial service recruitment examination 2023. So you have to study it and add that to your preparation strategy for the judiciary 2023 recruitment examination.

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judiciary online coaching

Mistake #3 - Ignoring Mathematics

Mathematics may seem daunting, but its weightage in the exam cannot be overlooked. It sets the tone for the entire paper. For example - you are preparing for the Judiciary 2023 examination so you have roughly 3 to 4 months only. So in that time, you can easily prepare for the Mathematics section also.

We think that maths is very difficult but it has a nominal weightage in the examination so we have to study that because each and every mark is important for selection. And we think that we will prepare for the other sections excellently and will leave maths. 

But this is not a good option because if you are leaving maths in the examination so you are at a loss before giving the examination because you will attempt only 80 questions out of 100 questions and will leave 20 questions of short answer type maths questions that is a disadvantage for you. There will be many students who will be attempting the maths subject and will have an upper hand in the examination. So, do study maths.

There are more than 60,000 students who appear every year for different state judiciary recruitment examinations so if you want to get admission to India’s top judiciary department then you should study maths also because any loose point can lead to losing your selection in India’s top judiciary department. So, practice maths on a daily basis like other subjects.

Mistake #4 - Leaving Too Much Syllabus for the End

Most of the students think that we have difficult topics or topics from the PCS J syllabus which we are unable to understand at that particular point so, we leave that for the end.

For Example: we are not comfortable studying general knowledge so we keep that subject for the end, if there is any topic of logical reasoning or verbal ability that we are not able to understand then also we keep it for the end.

After leaving topics for the end what happens is that we have already piled up many things for the end like we have to revise all the topics which we have studied so that is huge. So in that time we generally forget the things which we have not studied and keep them for the end.

So don't keep anything for the end else the revision only. And if at the end, at the revision time, we have new topics to study then that will make you more anxious and nervous also. So, don’t keep too much for the end and keep only the revision part for the end.

Mistake #5 - Just to Save Time They Don’t Make Good Notes On a Regular Basis

Generally, students don’t make notes because they think that making notes is time-consuming, unnecessary and they don't know how to make good notes also. This is also one reason that they don’t know how to make good notes. We are suggesting that you make proper notes.

We are just saying that whatever you are studying just write it down somewhere so that at the time of revision it will be easy to just read that written part and recall everything other than reading the full concept again. These notes will help you to stay calm and compose at the time of revision or you can say at the end.

Making notes will take a lot of time when you will be studying but that will be worth it at the end when you will be revising that topic and you don’t have to spend your whole day on just one topic.

While making notes it will take 2 to 3 hours on one topic to complete but at the end when the revision is important it will hardly take 10 minutes to recall the topic and revise it thoroughly. 

There is a suggestion or you can say advice for every student that starts making notes and maintains a separate notebook of each subject for the notes.

Bonus Mistake #1 - Too Late In Starting Mock Tests

This is the sixth mistake that we have noticed i.e. generally all the students start practicing mock tests late or practice mock tests but not as much as required for the Judiciary 2023 recruitment examination.

This happens because the students who are appearing for the Judicial Service recruitment examination are mostly law graduates students so they have been taught in their law college that first complete the syllabus and then practice sample paper or mock test.

But this is not applicable to this type of national-level recruitment examination. For this type of national-level entrance examination candidates have to give at least 50 to 70 mock tests till the judiciary exams happen. 

If you really want to crack the judiciary recruitment examination then you have to give a mock test along with your preparation. You cannot wait till your syllabus gets completed. You have to give the mock tests while you are preparing for the recruitment examination.

See what is the fight, the fight is for attempting 100 questions in 120 minutes so if you are practicing mock tests regularly then you will be aware of how many questions you are able to attempt and where you are lacking.

So, by knowing your strong as well as weak points you can improvise and can enhance your preparation. If you are unable to attempt mock tests or the sectional tests regularly then you can’t improve your speed and accuracy to attempt the examination.

Bonus Mistake #2 - Not Having a Proper Plan of Preparation 

When you wake up in the morning you should have a proper date plan of preparation ready. Some students will be in their final year of graduation and some have completed their graduation, etc but all the students should have a proper plan of preparation and should follow that plan with full dedication and sincerity.

If you have made a plan and in that plan, you have mentioned that you have to study 7 to 8 hours daily and study these topics and you are following, and implementing it fully then I can promise you somebody can stop you to crack any state judicial service recruitment examination 2023 easily.

Don’t take stress at all. Don’t think like you are preparing for the exam, just enjoy it and prepare for it with full honesty and enthusiasm don’t think too much about the result. 

Here is the Judiciary study time table that you can follow:

Sure, here's a suggested study plan for your Judiciary Exam preparation:

Week 1-4: Understanding the Syllabus and Gathering Resources
- Familiarize yourself with the exam syllabus.
- Collect the necessary study materials like textbooks, guidebooks, and online resources.
- Create a study schedule, dedicating time to each subject based on your comfort and understanding level.

Week 5-8: Building Basics and Concepts
- Start with the subjects you find most challenging. 
- Read the topics thoroughly to understand the basics and concepts.
- Take notes during your study to aid your revision later.

Week 9-12: Strengthening Core Subjects
- Dedicate these weeks to strengthen your core subjects.
- Solve practice questions and sample papers related to these topics.
- Continue making notes.

Week 13-16: Working on Weak Areas and Mathematics
- Identify your weak areas and work on improving them.
- Practice Mathematics regularly, solving problems of various difficulty levels.

Week 17-20: Reading Newspapers & Editorials and Building General Knowledge
- Allocate time daily for reading newspapers and editorials.
- Make notes on important current affairs for General Knowledge.
- Start studying General Knowledge Today and other similar resources.

Week 21-24: Revision and Practice
- Revise all the topics studied so far using your notes.
- Solve previous years' question papers and analyze your performance.
- Keep revising and practicing.

Week 25-28: Mock Tests and Final Revision
- Start taking full-length mock tests to get used to the exam pattern.
- Time your tests and try to improve speed and accuracy.
- Revise all topics and focus on weak areas.

Week 29-30: Relaxation and Confidence Building
- In the final week, avoid studying new topics. Instead, focus on light revision and taking care of your health.
- Stay confident and calm. Remember, a relaxed mind performs better.

This plan is just a generic guide. Modify it based on your personal preferences, strengths, and weaknesses. The key to success in the Judiciary Recruitment Examination is consistent study, regular revision, and maintaining a positive mindset.

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Judiciary Mock Tests


The "5 Mistakes to Avoid During Judiciary Exam Preparation" might seem simple, but they are crucial. Here are the key takeaways:

  • Remember to read newspapers and editorials daily for comprehensive knowledge and vocabulary enhancement.
  • Regularly update your study materials and utilize reliable sources like General Knowledge Today.
  • Never ignore Mathematics; it's a vital part of your preparation.
  • Don't leave difficult topics for the end; tackle them head-on during your study sessions.
  • Consistently make notes for efficient revision and time management.
  • Start practicing mock tests early in your preparation period to improve speed and accuracy.
  • Have a clear plan of preparation and follow it with dedication and sincerity.
  • Lastly, enjoy your preparation journey and avoid unnecessary stress about the result.

Your attention to these areas will decide your success in this prestigious examination. Happy studying, and may you achieve your goals!

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