What it takes to sail the boat of PCS J exam preparation !!!

PCS J exam, i.e., Provincial Civil Service Judicial Examination, ensures a security term of future of those aspiring to make their career in the judicial line. It is an entry-level exam for the graduates of law to achieve a seat in the subordinate judges. Different states of India conduct this exam like Rajasthan, Assam, Haryana, J&K, etc. The lower judiciary members are appointed through these examinations under the proper care and supervision of respective high courts.

Seeing the emerging steam of this examination, many centers are now providing PCS J Coaching to the students these days. However, one can also find PCS J Online Coaching easily over the internet. The decision entirely relies on the student what kind of coaching will suit him/ her. However, some preparation tips are common in both cases that we have jotted down in this article for you.

But before hopping directly to those, let us look at the eligibility criteria for the exam first.


Although the eligibility norms, exam syllabus, and pattern vary as per the outskirts of state to state, some principal eligibility that is mandatory for the students to follow are:

  • For Higher Judiciary Posts
  • Only for law graduates
  • Must have Experience of taking proceedings (usually of 7 years)
  • For Lower Judiciary Posts
  • LLB degree * Final year students are also eligible
  • Eligible for enrolling or has been already registered as an advocate as per the Advocates’ Act of 1961
  • Age bar is different in different states, but for an idea, it is generally of 21-35 years

Preparation tips

To properly execute the study plan or preparation of an exam, one must keep in mind the challenges and tips according to which the plan of action should be prepared and implemented.  Here are some things that will help initiate your preparations:

  • Decide in which state you’ll appear in the exam

Every state has a different exam pattern for the PCS J exam, and so does the eligibility criteria. Thus, preparation is an after thing first is deciding the state of the exam pattern that suits you.

  • How the state government frames questions

For this, you can rely on previous year exam papers of at least ten years. You will get an idea about how the pattern changes and also about the framing of the questions. Thus, it would help if you prepared accordingly, seeing the exam level.

  • Understanding the focal topics in the syllabus

It is best to always have an idea about the essential topics for the exam. If you are self-preparing, you can check out no. of free Online Coaching videos available over the internet, also you can find various best books for judiciary exam or even taking help from the teachers will work out.

  • Bare Acts

Make sure to read the bare acts as many times as possible, as these are considered the spine of law. Read, Revise, and Repeat is the key to learn them. Also, don’t forget to focus on words like “may” or “shall,” which can bring a considerable change to the sentence altogether.

Following the above three fundamental things will help you in your preparation throughout. Understanding the syllabus and exam pattern is, after that making a preparatory plan will take you towards success.



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