Preparing for judicial services is a dedicated effort, judicial services aspirants think that the exam is tough. Let us tell you the exam is not tough in itself, the questions which are being asked are not very difficult to answer however the no. of candidates and the high cut off list makes it tough to get through.
If you want to become a judge and targeting to clear the exam in first attempt then first an foremost requirement is that you should start preparing early. Generally the 3rd year of your five year LL.B. course is advisable to initiate the preparation.
There have been may candidates who have cleared the exam in first attempt sometimes before joining the Bar.
Build a good conceptual knowledge of subjects, topis, section and their interlinking with other subjects. you can join a coaching institute if you want but that is not necessary all the time. The best institutes for judicial services exams are in Delhi for example Rahuls IAS, the most prominent institute in India for Judicial services examinations and Vincit Law Academy (they only take maximum of 12 students per batch) hence makes it difficult for many candidates to get admission. There are other institutes as well.
You can join a test series while you are preparing for judicial services so as to check your progress. It is advisable to take the discussion lectures after the test series.
Devote at least three hours daily for study. Read, Understand and remember, then keep on practicing to enhance your answer writing skills.
Pay attention to previous year papers so as to understand the pattern of question being asked in that particular state. If you are preparing for a particular state then you should also be aware of the local general awareness and local laws.
A dedicated and honest effort is necessary for cracking the judicial services examinations. Be focused, keep trying until the goal is achieved.