Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch) exam popularly known as Haryana Judicial Services Exam is conducted by the Haryana Public Service Commission to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Civil Judge within the state. A civil Judge is a grade III Judicial Officer who decides the disputes associated with civil matters. When he is appointed as Judicial Magistrate, he shall decide the criminal matters.
The exam is segregated into three parts including the Preliminary exam, Main exam and Interview. The Preliminary exam is comprised of one paper carrying a total of 500 marks with 1/5th of negative marking. The main exam is comprised of five papers of descriptive nature carrying a total of 900 marks. The third stage includes the interview carrying a total of 200 marks.
Since the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch) exam is a highly competitive exam, candidates have to prepare for the exam sincerely. Some of the important preparation tips have been discussed below:
1. Know the Exam
Knowing the exam is the first step you should emphasise before preparing for the exam. Knowing the exam means discerning the syllabus and the exam pattern. After being familiar with the syllabus, you should go through the previous years’ question paper to determine the important topics from the vast syllabus of topics related to the examination.
You should also be familiar with the exam pattern which gives you an idea about the marks distribution and pattern of the questions.
2. Collect Study Materials
The selection of the right kind of study materials is an essential element of the preparation. You should try to do research well before collecting the study materials. Buy those books which are good at clearing your basic concepts. A list of some of the books have been mentioned below:
- Indian Constitutional law by M.P. Jain.
- Indian Penal Code by Prof. S.N. Misra.
- Code of Civil Procedure by C K Takwani.
- The Code of Criminal Procedure by S.N. Misra.
3. Make Notes
By making notes, you are able to understand the topics well. You should make notes in an easily comprehensible manner which will help you to revise the topics when the exam is near. Keep the notes short and make them in points. It will help you to remember topics within a short period of time. If possible try to make notes in digital format. Thus you will be able to update your notes with new information.
When you make notes, you are able to build the habit of writing the answers which will help you immensely during the exam by saving your time.
When you learn a new topic, you won’t be able to retain that topic unless you revise it again and again. Regular revision helps you to retain the topics for a longer period of time. Schedule your timetable in such a way that you can save time for revision.
As per your convenience, you can schedule your revision on a weekly or monthly basis. When you keep revising the topics since the initial days of preparation, it will save your time while refreshing the topics when the exam is near.
5. Practise Mock Test
When you practise mock tests, you get an idea about your preparation. It will also help you to be well versed with the pattern of the questions and also give you an idea about time management. If you practise mock tests, you will be able to know the level of the competitions and compare your preparation with others.
After completing each mock test, you should review the answers. Thus you will be able to determine the topics you have doubts about.
6. Time Management
If you are able to manage your time effectively, the probability of getting success increases. Time management plays a crucial role almost in every walk of life. Those who have got the skill of managing their time effectively can move fast in life.
To manage your time effectively, you should make a study plan. Try to put every detail of the tasks of your daily life. Thus you will be able to figure out how much time you require to do a particular task.
Subject-wise Preparation Tips
There will be various subjects including papers related to both civil law and criminal law. You may go through the following subject-wise preparation tips:
1. Preparation for Civil Law
Civil laws include the Code of Civil Procedure, Contract Act, Partnership Act etc. First, you should try to clear your basic concepts. Thereafter, you should try to note down the important sections and the contents written under these sections.
You may also take the help of the internet which is one of the best options to clear your basic concept. You should go through the previous years’ question paper to find out important topics.
2. Preparation for Criminal Law
Criminal laws include the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Indian Penal Code and the Indian Evidence Act. When you study the criminal laws, you should try to read the topics by taking real-life examples. It will help you to understand the concept more easily and remember them for a longer period of time.
Moreover, try to read the Cr. P.C and IPC together. Thus you will be able to make an association with each other and remember the topics easily.
3. Preparation for Language
There will be two language papers including English and Hindi. To score good marks in the language you should improve your writing skills.
To improve your English, you should read one English newspaper every day. By reading the editorial page, you will be able to improve your vocabulary. Besides reading the newspaper, you should also try to write on various social issues. It will improve your writing skill as well.
4. Preparation for Interview
The interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge in law and other subjects as well as the abilities to solve the problem during the course of the work. Besides, your personality will also be tested in the interview.
To score good marks in an interview, you should work on your communication skill and personality. You should answer only those questions you are sure about. If you don’t know the answer to any questions you should apologise and admit politely.
Your hard work and dedication will determine your result. The more you put in your efforts, the bigger your result will be. Therefore, have faith in yourself and continue your preparation sincerely.
Hope the above-mentioned preparation tips will help you to some extent in your preparation for the Haryana Judicial Services exam.