Civil Services Chronicle December 2022

Jitesh Sharma - 20thAIR - Haryana Judicial Services Examination, 2021

CSC: Achieving top slot in the Judicial Services Examination is no small feat; accept our heartiest congratulations on your splendid success.Jitesh: Thank you. I would like to especially thank Team Ambition Law Institute and Alok Kumar Ranjan Sir. CSC: Can you recall the exact moment when you realized the importance of Judicial Services? Jitesh: When I was in School, I used to visit court with my father who is an advocate; there I realized the position, importance and dignity of Judicial Services. CSC: Finally, at what point of time did you make up your mind to make a career in ‘Judicial Services’? Jitesh: In my 2nd year of B.A. LLB in Kurukshetra University, I decided to go with Judicial Services Examination. CSC: Was JSE a planned decision or your parent’s wish? Did you keep in mind some time-frame, for the examination preparation and number of attempts? Jitesh: Firstly, it was the wish of my brother. Then I decided to appear for it. I previously appeared for RJS Interview and this was my first attempt for Haryana which I cleared with 20th rank. CSC: Describe the exact moment when you came to know about the importance of Judicial Services? Jitesh: Judicial Services in India is the most organised mechanism in our country and the position of Judge holds a great respect, dignity and divinity. CSC: About Interview Boards, many candidates have set impressions. What is your opinion, whether such thoughts help or hinder one’s performance in Interview? Jitesh: I have taken interview guidance programme course from Ambition Law Institute and my brother also helped me a lot in the preparation of interview. CSC: What was your first step when you were really serious about making a career in Judicial Services? Jitesh: Firstly, I decided to read the syllabus of Judicial Services which helped me a lot in understanding about the scheme of examination and then the PYQ's of this exam. CSC: Were you confident of your success in this examination and how did you react to this news of your success? Jitesh: Yes, I was bit sure about my success after my interview of Haryana Judicial Services because it went well. This is also truth that I was surprised when I got the news of my selection in this examination and at the same time happy too. CSC: In how many attempts have you achieved this success? How do you visualize your preparation/previous attempts? Jitesh: This was my 1st attempt of Haryana Judicial Exam. My journey to this examination includes a lot of Hard Work, perseverance and also a lot of patience. CSC: Were you preparing for other career opportunities as well while preparing for your ultimate goal i.e. Career in Judicial Services? Jitesh: No, I was only preparing for Haryana Judicial Services from my 2nd year of Law till the time of interview. But after my interview, I started preparing for UPSC. CSC: While the changing economic environment offers immense lucrative career opportunities in various sectors, still what kept you motivated towards Judicial Services? Jitesh: Although there are other opportunities which includes good incentives like, in litigation sector but only Judicial Services includes such a dignity, pride and respect which others do not bear. CSC: What's important and what's not for this examination? Share your thoughts and opinions. Jitesh: In this journey hard work and patience is very important. Apart from them, a good command on law concepts is required. CSC: 'Time Management' - is a key factor while doing preparation as well as in examination hall. Did you come across such a problem during this period? If yes, then how did you manage things? Jitesh: Time management is very important because you have to maintain your speed along with word limit. Also, there are total five theory papers in mains out of which two papers are held in a single day. CSC: List some of the Magazines, Newspapers, Books, etc. which you read for 'General Studies’ preparation. Jitesh: Generally, I read Civil Services Chronicle. For latest ‘case laws’, I preferred Live Law website. CSC: How did you prepare yourself for Interview? When and which Board did you face? How your interview went, how much time it lasted and what were the questions asked during the Interview? Jitesh: My brother helped me a lot in preparing for interview. Also I gave many mocks in Ambition Law Institute which also helped me. There was only one Board of 9 members in Haryana. My interview went well. CSC: What is the importance of medium of examination for exams like JSE? Jitesh: I personally think that English medium is a bit easy than Hindi medium in this examination because one has to maintain his/her speed in mains. CSC: Does the educational, financial and demographic status of the family of an aspirant have any impact on the preparation? Jitesh: I do not think that any of these factors can impact or hinder any aspirant for making to this examination because it only needs Hard Work and Self-determination. CSC: According to a recent report published by reputed survey agency, Civil Services Chronicle is the largest read Career & Competition magazine. What is your opinion? Jitesh: Yes, Civil Services Chronicle is a good magazine for current affairs in general studies. CSC: What is the secret of your success? Jitesh: My secret of success is the planning of my brother which helped and inspired me a lot at every point of time. I worked hard constantly without wasting time. CSC: To whom would you like to give the credit for your success? Jitesh: I will give the credit of my success to my parents, God and a large part of it to my brother and Ambition Law Institute. CSC: Any suggestion/advice you would like to give to the future aspirants. Jitesh: I just want to say that be punctual and do constant hard work without wasting time. CSC: Thank You very much and wishing you all the best for your future

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