CSC: Achieving top slot in the Judicial Services Examination is no small feat; accept our heartiest congratulations on your splendid success.
Kashish:Thanks to almighty, my parents and my mentor Alok Kumar Ranjan Sir.
CSC: Can you recall the exact moment when you realised the importance of Judicial Services?
Kashish: The dream to join judicial service was always there in the back of my mind from the initial phase of law school. However, it took concrete form from fourth year of law school.
CSC: Finally, at what point of time did you make up your mind to make a career in Judicial Services?
Kashish: I took starting steps in the direction of Judicial Services Examination during the final year of my law school.
CSC: Was Judicial Service a planned decision or your parent’s wish? Did you keep in mind some time frame for the examination preparation and number of attempts?
Kashish: It was my own self-made decision to pursue law and prepare for Judicial Services Examination. However, my family always supported and encouraged me to follow my passion.
CSC: About Interview Boards, many candidates have set impressions. Do you consider such thoughts help or hinder one’s performance in the Interview?
Kashish: The Interview Board consists of Hon'ble High Court Judges and experienced legal luminaries. The purpose is to evaluate and test the personality of the candidates, to test their legal acumen and also to check the calmness of a candidate. I was confident about interview process.
CSC: What was your first step when you were really serious about making a career in Judicial Services?
Kashish: The first step was to get right guidance and a solid road-map to reach my desired destination, i.e., to clear Judicial Services Examination.
CSC: In how many attempts have you achieved this success? How do you visualise your preparation/previous attempts?
Kashish: It was my 3rd attempt.
CSC: Were you preparing for other career opportunities as well while preparing for your ultimate goal, i.e., Career in Judicial Services?
Kashish: No, I prepared only for Judicial Services.
CSC: While the changing economic environment offers immense lucrative career opportunities in various sectors, still what kept you motivated towards Judicial Services?
Kashish: The faith of public in the Institution of Judiciary and the pious function of justice dispensation continued to inspire me at every stage of this preparation.
CSC: What's important and what's not? Share your thoughts and opinions.
Kashish: The following are important:
- Regular revision of concepts and notes.
- Keeping oneself upgraded about legal updates and recent developments.
- Keeping oneself motivated and enthusiastic throughout the journey.
CSC: ‘Time Management’ is a key factor while preparing 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?
Kashish: Time management is a key-factor in clearing any examination. Completing the whole question-paper within limited time-frame and with qualitative answers is required to clear the examination.
CSC: List some of the magazines, newspapers, and books which you read for General Studies’ preparation?
Kashish: (1) News Paper - Indian Express
(2) Website - Live Law
CSC: How did you prepare yourself for Interview?
Kashish: I appeared in few Mock Interviews before the actual interview. It helped me in finding out short-comings and improving the same.
CSC: What is the importance of medium of examination for exams like Judicial Services Examination?
Kashish: One must opt for that medium in which one is comfortable to express and communicate.
CSC: Does the educational, financial and demographic status of the family of an aspirant have any impact on the preparation?
Kashish: The family support is instrumental in achieving the desired goal. A person from humble back-ground also has equal chances to succeed in the competitive examinations.
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?
Kashish: Yes, it is a resourceful magazine; a good consolidation of relevant knowledge and current-events.
CSC: To whom would you like to give the credit for your success?
Kashish: To my parents, my family (especially my nephew, master Divyam), my friends and my mentor - Shri Alok Kumar Ranjan Sir along with entire Team of Ambition Law Institute, Delhi.
CSC: Any suggestion/advice you would like to give to the future aspirants?
Kashish: I strongly suggest every aspirant to have an immense faith in his or her capability and pursue their dreams with full vigour and to never come under pressure and do not give up.
CSC: Thank you very much and wishing you all the best for your future endeavours.