Assam Judicial Service Grade I examination is a higher judicial service exam which is conducted by the Gauhati High Court to recruit District and Session Judges in the District and Session Court. Those who decide the civil matter are designated as District Judges and those who decide the criminal matter are known as the Session Judge. The candidates who have been practising as an Advocate for seven years or more are eligible to appear for this exam.
The judges play a very important role in the judiciary. He ensures that a victim of a crime gets justice and the offender gets punished. Once a candidate gets selected in this exam he or she enjoys a prestigious position in society, which is the reason that thousands of aspirants apply for this exam. Therefore competition to get success in the exam is very high.
Serious and sincere preparation will be required to clear the exam successfully. Some of the methods of preparation have been discussed below:
1. Know the Exam
Before starting to prepare for the exam, you should be familiar with the exam very well. You should go through the syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus helps you to get an idea about the topics. Try to find out important and unimportant topics. It will help you to save time.
You should also be familiar with the exam pattern. It will help you to know about the marks distribution, question pattern etc. To know about the exam pattern, you should go through previous years’ question patterns.
2. Make a Study Plan
A study plan is very important to keep you on track of study. It helps you to cover all the subjects equally and also help you to manage your time effectively. Try to make your study plan in such a way that you get the opportunity to study the same subject at the same time. It will help you to make an association with the topics and recall them easily.
One of the most important benefits of making a study plan is that it helps you to stop wasting your time by thinking about which subject you have to study at what time.
3. Prepare Notes
When you prepare notes by yourself, you are able to understand the topics better. Notes should be made in an easy and comprehensible language. When you make notes on points you are able to retain them easily in your memory. When you prepare notes, you will build the habit of writing answers which helps you a lot during the exam.
Notes also help you to revise faster when the exam is near. Moreover, when you make notes highlighting the key ideas in the exam, you will find it easy to remember these ideas which help you to recall them while writing in the exam.
4. Practice Mock Test
Mock tests are like the mirror of your preparation. When you practice mock tests your preparation gets reflected in the mock tests. By practising mock tests, you are able to figure out which subject you should focus on more. Thus you get the opportunity to improve the level of your preparation.
Mock tests also help you to learn time management effectively which become helpful to you during the exam. Since questions asked during the mock tests have similarities with the questions of the exam, it won’t take much time to comprehend the question during the exam.
5. Stay Positive
Try to stay positive when you are preparing for the exam. Don’t worry about success or failure. Do your work sincerely and avoid all the negative thoughts. When you stay positive you will also feel confident which is one of the essential elements of success.
Try to do meditation regularly. It will help your mind to be relaxed and stay calm. A calm mind can always make better decisions. Meditation also increases the concentration level and memory power.
Subject-wise Preparation Tips
Besides the law papers, there will be other subjects including the paper on General Knowledge, English and Assamese languages, Aptitude etc. Law papers include Civil and Criminal law. The subjects wise preparation tips have been mentioned below:
1. Preparation for Civil Law
The civil law includes the Code of Civil Procedure, contract act, partnership act etc. You will have to clear your basic concept. Note down the important topics and sections first. Many candidates find the Code of Civil Procedure dull and boring. One of the effective solutions to increase your interest in the subject is to raise questions on the topics.
By going through the previous years question paper, you will be able to get an idea about the important topics in the subject.
2. Preparation for Criminal Law
Criminal law includes the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr. P.C) etc. Your basic concept will not be cleared merely by reading the topics theoretically. When you study by taking real examples, you will be able to grasp the concept more easily.
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 Languages
When you become a District or Session judge, you will have to write the judgment, orders, note down the statements of witnesses, accused, prosecution etc. For doing all these works smoothly and effectively, you must be well versed in both the English and Assamese languages. You should also have excellent writing skills in the said languages.
To improve your writing skills and to score good marks in the language papers, you should read at least one English and one Assamese newspaper. Besides reading you should practise writing on various social issues.
4. Preparation for General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Since General knowledge is a vast subject, you will have to give much time to this subject. For the static GK part, you should refer to the books of Arihant publication, Lucent’s General knowledge etc. For current affairs, you should read a newspaper regularly. You should also read monthly magazines related to science, technology, economics, geography etc.
General knowledge and current affairs basically cover the topics including Indian History, India & World Geography, Indian & World EconomyPolitics, General Science, Technology, Indian Culture, Famous Places in India and World, Famous Personalities, Honours and Awards, World Organisations, Sports, Books and Authors, Days and Years, Inventions.
Assam Judicial Service Grade I exam is one of the coveted exams conducted within the state of Assam. You need to be determined and work hard if you really want to clear the exam successfully. I Hope, the aforementioned methods of preparation will help you to get an idea about your preparation.