Tips & Tricks For Examination


Strategy For Mains

Formulate strategies along with proper time management followed with committed devotion is a good technique to prepare for judicial Service Examination.

Know the syllabus thoroughly:

Thorough knowledge of the syllabus is the first requirement before you start your preparation; especially as aspirants appear in different states judicial service examinations and syllabus varies for each state. Periodic reference to the syllabus would avoid wastage of time and effort. It makes you aware of what precisely has to be studied. This is important because time at your disposal is precious. It can help you to plan your study in a better way by identifying areas in need of improvement.

Time Management:

Time Management is one of the major ingredients of the recipe of success. The candidate should ideally divide your time for all the subjects in syllabus of mains examination. Devoting proper time towards Language and G.S. Paper should also be a part of your study plan.

Plan your study subject wise:

Planning plays a crucial role in your preparation. Focus on each subject, be it a law subject, GS or language. The simultaneous preparation of the language paper, along with monthly practice of essay writing, translations and Précis writing.
For Law subjects you should divide your time into periods of one month and plan to complete a Bare Act along with one standard book for each subject, by the end of the period decided. For states which have GK and GS in syllabus you must have an updated knowledge. For this you must read newspaper daily and have a weekly discussion in your peer group. Your study plan should be a balanced one it should not be too detailed or too sketchy. It is advisable not to try and mug up the provisions of Bare Act but focus on the conceptual clarity.

Study the trend of previous year question papers:

Study the trends from previous year question papers and draw marks distribution of each subject to find out which topics carries the most marks. Give priority to important topics and try to inculcate such subjects in early stage of your preparation. Review your study plan periodically to find out if there are any lapses and cover them accordingly.

Selection of books:

Books that you select play a crucial role. Great care should be exercised while choosing books. The more number of books you read, the more confused you may become and waste lot of your time. Instead of going through a lot of books, try to read only one quality book for each topic which makes the basic concepts clear to you. Procure the books you need well in advance to avoid the last minute hassle.

Selective and Reflective Study:

Your study should be focused on quality rather than quantity. You should develop rational faculty to assimilate relevant information and analyze problems. Your reading must be purposeful; you must keep in mind what is useful from the examination point of view.



Start Now:

The first rule to remember is that you should not wait till you finish the whole syllabus to embark upon the answer writing journey. You should start it simultaneously while covering the syllabus. The more you practice, the better you will get at it. Success in the exam is not determined by how much you know, but by what and how you write in the answer booklet.

Quality & quantity:

The Judicial Service Examination assesses your knowledge and ability to express that knowledge in the most efficient manner. Not only you should take care of the word limit, you should also ensure to write what is asked in the question and understanding the exact requirement of the question comes only with practice.


It is not enough to merely write out answers and prepare for the exam. You should also get your answers evaluated by teachers, seniors or mentors. This is one of the best ways to analyse your shortcomings and work towards improving them.

Comprehensive answer:

When you are practicing answer-writing, make sure that you write holistic answers. Your answer should be clear, precise containing illustrations, relevant concepts and case laws.