If you are looking to ace the Judicial Service Examination then you know you'll have to work hard, but that doesn't mean you have to be a bookworm. Along with hard work, you also need to be smart about how you work. Everything you learn throughout law school helps you with your examination however, a deeper conceptual understanding of each aspect of the judicial system is required to crack this examination.
If you are looking to ace the Judicial Service Examination then you know you'll have to work hard, but that doesn't mean you have to be a bookworm. Along with hard work, you also need to be smart about how you work. Everything you learn throughout law school helps you with your examination however, a deeper conceptual understanding of each aspect of the judicial system is required to crack this examination. This is why it is vital for students to first and foremost analyze past year question papers so that they can understand how the examination works. This article will deal with how one can try and do this by following some simple steps.
The first thing most students do while preparing for any competitive examination is making a schedule. They write down their syllabus and divide it into topics and sub-topics to help chart out what needs to be done. Setting short and long term goals along with specific deadlines by making a timetable is vital to ensure that you don't lag or take too long on any particular topic. Doing this won't only help you keep track of what you have finished and what you haven’t, but it will also help you analyze your progress so that you can adapt and improve. Staying honest about your progress, not just to the people around you but most importantly to yourself is essential and the only way these schedules will work.
As mentioned above, analyzing previous papers is the gateway to your success, and this is a proven fact. One of the best ways to crack the Judicial Service Examination is to be fully aware of how the question paper is set and what is asked. Once you have analyzed and understood the types of questions asked, you can move on to figuring out how to solve and answer them. Multiple publications have previous year questions that are further divided topic wise, thus helping students complete each topic more holistically.
Another useful technique is the preparation of notes. In today's digital age, the method and importance of making notes are often forgotten. However, the process of making notes itself can be seen as a learning technique, as it helps its maker understand each topic better and faster. Preparing notes also helps you because you can always return and refer to them at any point in the future and get specific answers to your doubts which can be more robust if you have to see entire articles and essays.
The most critical and difficult hurdle that most students have to suffer is time management. All the past year papers, note-making and timetable won't help you if you do not manage your time correctly from the get-go. The most important part of making a timetable is allotting the proper amount of time to every topic according to its difficulty level. The difficulty level of every question differs for each student according to their aptitude. This is why every student will have a different schedule for each topic. The construction of an efficient timetable and its implementation is what time management is all about. If you do this, you will be able to prepare notes, cover the entire syllabus and have time to revise all of it comfortably.
Now that we have talked about the logistics of preparing for the Judicial Service Examination, let’s talk about some of the top topics that every student should cover. The first topic is Bare Acts, and most students who have qualified for this examination consider this as an essential part of cracking it. Being extremely through with all Bare Acts and knowing them inside out should be the goal of every student. The examination has been known to ask specific sections or article numbers related to a statutory provision.
The second topic that is very popular in this examination is the latest judgments and amendments in the law, and these should be present in every student’s syllabus. Along with your regular law topics, being up to date with all the latest judgments and amendments in law is what can make or break our success in this examination. It doesn't stop there; being updated with all significant legal activities of the country is not enough. All students must be well versed in all current affairs and thoroughly brush up on their general knowledge.
The Judicial Service Examinations are a tough nut to crack but not impossible. All you need are the right tools, and breaking this nut will be as simple as opening a box of cookies. With the correct books, mindset, awareness about all aspects of the examination along with consistent hard work, any student can crack this examination with confidence and finesse. There can be no better ending to this article than with a list of reference books for you; Ratanlal for Indian Penal Code, Kelkar for Cr.PC, Takwani for CPC, Avtar Singh for Contracts and Specific Relief and MP Singh for Constitutional Law.
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