Provincial Civil Service judicial examination is a common gateway for law graduates to grasp the exclusive opportunity to be associated with the subordinate judiciary system. Under the supervision of respective state high courts, the state government organizes Judicial Service Exam. States participating in the test include Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
- There are some criteria a candidate must fulfil to be eligible for the Judicial Services.
- Lower Judiciary Services: To get qualified for the post, the candidate must possess a degree in LL.B by a University commission approved University. He / She must be qualified or enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocates’ Act 1961 although no experience is required hence final year students are also eligible for the test. The age limit differs from state to state and is usually between 21 to 35 years.
- Higher Judiciary Services: To hold this position the candidate must have graduated in law along with 7 years of litigating practice.
- Some tips to preparing effectively for the test:
- Test conducted by each state sightly differs from one another therefore one must decide which state he or she wish to appear in the exam to prepare accordingly.
- Read all Bare acts very carefully they form the base for almost all questions asked in the Judiciary exam. Every multiple-choice based, long answer, short answer questions are indirectly connected to the bare acts.
- Take the advantage of technology, with the use of the Internet one can take judiciary online coaching at the comfort of home. Coaching experts can help you with the exam pattern and provide you with their advice for tips and tricks for problems.
- Be thorough with landmark judgments and current case laws, they are very important for the current affair section.
- Prepare short notes to revise at the time of revision. This also proves to be handy at the time of the exam. For example, if you wish to revise any topic just before the exam you need not go through the whole topic instead you can have a glance.
- While reading the topics for the examination include charts, diagrams, and graphs. Pictorial representation tends to get remembered better.
- At the end of the day, revise whatever you studied in the entire day. The best way to revise is to look into the mirror and speak to yourself, no need to be shamed. Your entire day preparation should be such, you say I studied this much, yes!!!
- Remember any single test is not the end of the world, there are numerous opportunities available you just need to grab one. There are various other opportunities available in the legal field.
- Do not rush up with the syllabus. There is no point in picking new things if you keep forgetting the old topics. Learn a few new things every day but don’t forget to revise the old stuff.
Why there is so much competition? It is because of the benefits associated with the job. The selected candidate enjoys loads of perks and allowances. The freedom, the function of Judiciary is independent of other institutes, even government institutes can’t interfere in the working of jurisdiction working.