New Delhi, November 25: Sometimes success comes like an early morning dream. Unprepared yet it comes crashing. The same happened with Jaipur boy Mayank Pratap Singh, who has made history by cracking the Rajasthan Judicial Services 2018 Exam at just 21 years of age. With this, he is all set to become the youngest judge in the country.
“I was always drawn towards the judicial services going by the importance and respect reserved for the judges in the society. I took admission in 2014 in the five-year LLB course from the Rajasthan University, which ended this year,” Singh was quoted quoted as saying by a news agency.
Elated with success, Mayank thanked his family, teachers and all well-wishers for their contribution to his cracking the exam in the first attempt.
High Court’s favourable ruling
Earlier the original age for appearing in the judicial services exam was 23 years, but the Rajasthan High Court had in 2019 reduced to 21 years. This historic judgment of the court helped Mayank crack the exam easily.
“I could appear for the exam only because the minimum age was reduced. Had it not been so then I would not have been eligible. I think it will benefit me because now I will get more time to learn and do more work and serve more people in my career because I joined at such a young age,” he added.
Mayank said the judgment from the court is a good move as it would help fill vacancies of the posts lying vacant for many months now.
Away from social media
Another interesting aspect of Mayank is neither did he ever go for any coaching nor has ever used Facebook or WhatsApp.
“I never ever had a Facebook account in my life. In fact, I had deactivated all other social media accounts during my exam time. I used internet only to get legal updates, for getting track of some interesting or important judgement of Supreme Court or High Court,” he said.
Studious and hard-working
Mayank, who topped the Rajasthan Judiciary Services Examination after completing his five-year law course, gave credit for his success to his self-study.
“I have been studying for 6-8 hours regularly however, at times, I have also extended my studies for over 12 hours too,” Mayank said.