Amit Verma (Batch of 2012) has recently successfully cleared the examination for Advocate on Record. When asked about what his experience was like in the years preceding the examination, he said that, “Litigation has always been a field requiring persistence and perseverance. But most importantly one needs to enjoy it thoroughly to ensure that one’s focus isn’t altered. So the years preceding are largely about loving your work unconditionally and being sincere. More than your exam preparation it’s what you have done over the previous years will be fruitful for the purpose of your examination.”
He mentioned that the most difficult part of the process was to get back into the knack of attempting the exam. He mentioned that it is a lot about attempting previous papers in a timed manner and thus making sure that the clock doesn’t defeat your preparation.
Further adding prestige to our Institute, Pratiksha Mishra (Batch of 2015) has also cleared the examination for Advocate on Record.
When asked about her experience, she expressed that she has had the opportunity of working with seniors who have mentored her and continue to look out for her. She worked with Mr. Balaji Srinivasan, an Advocate on Record for three years immediately after her graduation. She joined Khaitan and Co. in the Disputes Resolution team in 2018 and currently works there as a Principal Associate.
She mentioned that the most challenging part about the examination is in fact completing it. While preparing for the exams, she made hand written notes which helped her immensely. She specially mentioned her team at Khaitan and Co., saying that due to the preponement of the examination her team was extremely supportive as she prepared for it and took care of her ongoing matters.
The alumna specified in detail about the time she allocated for each examination. In the months preceding the examination, she along with her colleagues started making their drafts handwritten. She gave ample time to make notes for the Leading Judgments examination which consists of 64 judgements, 3 days to the Practices and Procedure paper and Drafting paper and lastly for the Legal Ethics paper, she attended lectures by the examiners which made the preparation easier. She mentioned that it is very important to attend these lectures as they help to understand what the examiners are looking for in the answers.
She also said that her husband too gave the AOR examination last year and it was very helpful as they were able to share notes.
Her recommendation for the AOR Examination is to make study groups with friends/colleagues which helps keep you motivated throughout the entire process.
The BluePencil congratulates them and wishes them luck for all their future endeavours!