C.S.C. : Achieving top slot in the Judicial Services Examination is no small feet; accept our heartiest congratulations on your splendid success.
Himani : Thank you very much.
C.S.C. : Can you recall the exact moment when you realized the importance of Judicial Services?
Himani : Initially I wanted to go for litigation but I came to know about this Exam. From my very good friend Shishav Shukla and through him I got inspired for becoming a judge someday.
C.S.C. : Finally, at what point of time did you make up your mind to make career in ‘Judicial Services’?
Himani : In 3rd year of my 5 year B.A. LLB (Hons). Programme I realized I should start preparing.
C.S.C. : 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?
Himani : Judicial Services was not literally planned but as soon as I realized this is what I want to do in my life I started preparing. I wanted to give my best in the 1st attempt.
C.S.C. : Describe the exact moment when you came to know about the importance of Judicial Services?
Himani : When I came to know the importance and responsibility of being a Judicial Officer.
C.S.C. : About Interview Boards, many candidates have set impressions. Do you consider such thoughts help or hinder one’s performance in Interview?
Himani : For interview I think one should focus on his own personality and confidence. Because the board is there to select you and not reject you.
C.S.C. : What was your first step when you were really serious about making a career in Judicial Services?
Himani : I joined Ambition Law Institute, this was my first step towards my journey.
C.S.C. : Were you confident of your success in this examination? How did you react to this news of your success?
Himani : Yes, I was confident but the real news actually surprised me.
C.S.C. : In how many attempts have you achieved this success? How do you visualize your preparation/previous attempts?
Himani : This was my first attempt in Bihar Judicial Services. Earlier I had given interview of U.P. Judicial Services also.
C.S.C. : Were you preparing for other career opportunities as well while preparing for your ultimate goal i.e. career in Judicial Services?
Himani : No this was my only goal.
C.S.C. : While the changing economic environment offers immense lucrative career opportunities in various sectors, still what kept you motivated towards Judicial Services?
Himani : The dignity of this post and opportunity to serve society in a particular way kept me motivated.
C.S.C. : What's important and what's not? Share your thoughts and opinions.
Himani : It is very important to stay with people who motivate you through this journey and stay away from negative thoughts.
C.S.C. : 'Time Management' - is a key factor while making preparations as well as in writing examination papers. Did you come across such a problem during this period? If yes, then how did you manage things?
Himani : Time management is the key here. I used to write answers in time bound manner and this helped me a lot in mains exams.
C.S.C. : List some of the Magazines, Newspapers, Books etc. which you read for ‘General Studies’ preparation.
Himani : Civil Services Chronicle Magazine helped me with G.S. and Current Affairs and along with it I used to go through you tube for some current updates.
C.S.C. : 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?
Himani : I revised my subjects and remained updated with the current goings. My interview board was very polite and co-operative and my interview lasted about 20 minutes
C.S.C. : What is the importance of medium of examination for exams like JSE?
Himani : Medium of Examination does not matter really. Rather your content and expression is all that matters.
C.S.C. : Does the educational, financial and demographic status of the family of an aspirant have any impact on the preparation?
Himani : Yes, it sometimes makes you feel quitting but when dreams are big you need to be grilled and come up with confidence.
C.S.C. : According to a recent report published by reputed survey agency, Civil Services Chronicle is the largest read Career & Competition magazine. What is your opinion?
Himani : Yes, Chronicle helped me a lot during my preparation.
C.S.C. : What is the secret of your success?
Himani : Constant revision and determination
C.S.C. : To whom would you like to give the credit for your success?
Himani : To my parents, teachers, and my good friends.
C.S.C. : Any suggestion/advice you would like to give to the future aspirants
Himani : I would say, stay determined and trust yourself. The success is sure.
B I O - D A T A
NAME : HIMANI SHARMA
FATHER'S NAME : MR. MAHESH CHANDRA SHARMA
MOTHER'S NAME : MRS. KAMLESH SHARMA
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS :
Exam During Years University/Board College/School %age of Marks
LL.B. 2012-2017 GGSIPU CPJ, Narela 70%
12th 2011 CBSE Apex Public School 57%
10th 2009 CBSE Apex Public School 58%