It is the dream of every law graduates to qualify for the judicial service examination because of the highly respected profession. For those who are inclined towards public service, the judiciary can be a meaningful option also.
The Judicial Services Examination provides a secure and comfortable tenure. Besides, it gives an opportunity to the selected candidates to serve in judicial service. Around 50,000 to 60,000 candidates appear for Judicial Services Examination each year, but only those who studied with a purpose and according to a plan, succeed. “In order to succeed in Judicial Services Examination, a candidate can either adopt the self-study mechanism or can take the assistance of a coaching institute. I joined a coaching institute in Delhi, which guided me throughout my preparation. For the Preliminary examination, the focus remains on the bare Act study thoroughly whereas, with regard to mains examination, conceptual clarity about the various concepts of law is needed.
The Judicial Service Examination or PCS (J) -Provincial civil service-judicial examination, as they are commonly referred to, are entry-level examinations for law graduates to become members of the subordinate judiciary. The state governments, under the supervision of the respective high courts, appoint members of the lower judiciary on the basis of competitive examination.
Judicial Services Examination– Eligibility CriteriaLower Judiciary Services - The eligibility criterion for appearing in the Judicial Services Examination is a degree in LLB and he is enrolled or qualified to be enrolled as a lawyer under the Advocates Act 1961. No experience is required and final year candidates can also appear. The age limit varies by state. It is usually between 21 and 35 years old.
Judicial Services Examination– Structure of the exam
Judicial Service Examination is held in three successive stages namely Preliminary Examination, Mains and Viva-Voce/Interview.
Best Book for Self Preparation
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Singhal Law Publications\ Solved Papers Of Judicial Service Preliminary Examination
Best Book of IPC (Ratanlal & Dhirajlal)
Criminal Procedure - R.V. Kelkar's Criminal Procedure
The Law of EVIDENCE BY BATUL LAL
Family Law Lectures Family Law-II
Constitution of India by V. N. Shukla
The Code of Civil Procedure By MP Tandon
Law of Contract & Specific Relief Dr. Avtar Singh