CSC: Achieving top slot in the Judicial Services Examination is no small feet; accept our heartiest congratulations on your splendid success.
Ans: Thank you very much.
CSC: Can you recall the exact moment when you realized the importance of Judicial Services?
Ans: Yes, right from my childhood, I have seen my great grandfather resolving people’s issues, which really inspired me about the role of judge.
CSC: Finally, at what point of time did you make up your mind to make career in ‘Judicial Services’?
Ans : During my LL.B., after interacting with judicial officers.
CSC: You must have read Toppers interviews in newspapers/magazines; what inspired you the most? Any particular success story which influenced your journey to this result?
Ans: Yes, few of them. It helps to motivate in hard times.
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?
Ans: It was my decision to prepare for JSE & my parents really backed me. I was too motivated and never did I think of quitting the preparations.
CSC: About Interview Boards, many candidates have set impressions. Do you consider such thoughts help or hinder one’s performance in Interview?
Ans: I was confident in my own ability. According to me it is better not to set preconceived impressions of the board.
CSC: What was your first step when you were really serious about making a career in Judicial Services?
Ans: When some judgments had direct impact on society, it really made me realize the importance of judiciary.
CSC: Were you confident of your success in this examination and how did you react to this news of your success?
Ans: I was quietly confident about DJS in comparison to other states. I believed I was made out for DJS only.
CSC: In how many attempts have you achieved this success? How do you visualize your preparation/previous attempts?
Ans: This was my 4th attempt. I have appeared in all the MAINS examination.
CSC: Were you preparing for other career opportunities as well while preparing for your ultimate goal i.e. Career in Judicial Services?
Ans: After appearing in many MAINS & not qualifying I started appearing for exams of prosecutor & was selected in Govt. of Haryana.
CSC: What’s important and what’s not? Share your thoughts and opinions.
Ans: Doing MCQ’s is important; it helps in developing the frame of mind, reading judgement to understand the appreciation of facts & Laws.
CSC: ‘Time Management’ - is a key factor while making preparations as well as in writing examination papers. Did you come across such problem during this period? If yes, then how did you manage things?
Ans: Time Management is the key not only while preparing but also during answer writing. I only faced problem when I started working as it becomes very hectic to manage work and studies.
CSC: List some of the Magazines, News papers, Books etc. which you read for ‘General Studies’ preparation.
Ans: Lucent for static G.K., daily newspaper reading, both English & Hindi, live laws for daily legal updates.
CSC: How did you prepare yourself for Interview? When and which Board did you face? How did your interview go on, how much time it lasted and what were the questions asked during the Interview?
Ans.: One should be well aware of things written in the C.V. Questions were related to challenges faced by criminal justice system. I read newspapers & revised my notes,
CSC: According to a recent report published by reputed survey agency, Civil Service Chronicle is the largest read Career & Competition magazine. What is your opinion?
Ans: It is one of the best and oldest magazines, with concise relevant information.
CSC: To whom would you like to give the credit for your success?
Ans: My parents, my wife, my sister, my close friends and of course my mentor Alok Sir and entire Ambition team who supported me and stood with me till the end.
CSC: Any suggestions/advice you would like to give to the future aspirants.Ans: Know your interest first & develop passion for it. And if you do so then the path is not tough.