It is mandatory to complete 7 year of practice for appearing in Higher Judicial Services Exam. It is one of the essential requirements for appearing in HJS exam. Applicants have to appear for a competitive examination for entry to the HJS, the syllabus for which is similar to the lower judiciary exam. The advantage with this option is that if selected the applicant gets posted as an additional district judge which significantly hastens promotional prospects
The benefits of taking up law as an optional subject are that
- Law is the inevitable subject that you must learn for attempting General Studies Paper 2.
- Even for General studies Paper 3 and 4, a basic understanding of law can help you score better.
- Further, once you get an appointment as Assistant Collector, Assistant Commissioner of police or an IFS officer, understanding in law will become necessary and of immense help.
International law can equip you to have a broad understanding of International Relations and treaties signed by countries, again beneficial for General Studies paper- 2.
In every topic of General studies Paper 3, we come across a number of legislations, rules, regulations and policies, thus studying Law as an optional is an added advantage to perform well in your General studies section of the Mains and Prelims exams.
In addition, updates on ‘Contemporary Legal developments’ a topic in the UPSC Mains Law Syllabus, can help you to nurture your Current Affairs study to a greater extent
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The woman are provided reservation in state judicial services exam by some States. For example- In the recent Bihar Government has provided 50% reservation for the woman candidates in judiciary exam. Provision for reservation is there but, relaxation in age limit is not provided for woman.
|State||Number of attempts|
|Uttar Pradesh Judiciary||Four attempts|
|Other states||(No number of limits) Till the maximum prescribed age limit.|
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