In a first of its kind, Mayank Pratap Singh from Jaipur is all geared up to become the youngest judge in the country at the age of 21. Mayank has created history by becoming the youngest ever to top the Rajasthan Judicial Services (RJS) examination.
As per the news reports, he has obtained 169 marks out of 300 in the Mains exam and scored 28 out of 35 in the interview round to become the State topper this year.
The states such as Delhi, Haryana, and Gujarat already have 21 year olds appearing for the judicial services exams but none in this age bracket have been able to make it through so far. Rajasthan has only recently lowered the age limit to 21 from 23 years for the RJS exam.
In an interview with Indian Express, Mayank said, “My exams had gone well and I was expecting to get through but I had never thought that I would get the top rank. I am the first one in my family to pursue law as a profession. It was tough to manage the preparation for the exam as well as finish my graduation along with it.”
He completed his LLB from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
“It is the combination of both hard work and smart work that helped me crack the exams. I used to wake up early in the morning and studied for a couple of hours before the day started. Since I did not opt for any coaching classes and it was nearly a year-long process (including prelims, mains followed by interview), it was difficult to stay motivated throughout. Thus, I prepared a schedule and stuck to it,” he added.
“Since I had PCM in class 11 and 12, many people asked me to give it a shot at JEE but I was inspired to pursue law in my higher studies. My parents were very supportive and supported me in my decision,” Mayank said.
India's youngest judge who never used FB or social media
Jaipur:Mayank Pratap Singh,the youngest judge of India who has created history cracking the Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination at the age of 21.Neither did he ever go for any coaching nor has ever used FB or WhatsApp! pic.twitter.com/7abKA6FrRR
Besides, the 21-year-old was asked about Sabarimala and Ayodhya verdicts of the Supreme Court during his interview round. “The environment during the interview was very conducive. The panel consisted of High Court judges and field experts. I was asked several questions ranging from conventional laws to practices followed to SC verdicts on Sabarimala and Ayodhya. The review on Sabrimala came a day before my interview and I had read about it in the papers, hence, I was able to answer these questions,” said the son of government school teachers.
As an inspirational message to the millennials, he said, “Youngsters of my age are very distracted, be it because of social media or peer pressure. If they focus their energies on their goals, they can set higher goals for themselves.”
All we can say is that with consistency and sheer hard work one can win all battles. We are proud of you, Mayank!