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K.A.: The most relevant advice would be to listen very carefully to the lectures and try to understand what the examiners are looking for, especially in terms of the content of the answer and the style in which you should attempt the answer. Then, it is necessary to be aware of the latest developments of the Supreme Court in terms of landmark orders or judgments that have been issued by the Court in the last 2-3 years. Honestly, my study group had printed copies of Bar and Bench reports on summaries of major Supreme Court orders from the last 2-3 years which were very helpful in attempting the review. Having contemporary knowledge of the latest developments at the Supreme Court provided key insights into my answers. It may also have helped show the reviewer that counsel has a better understanding of the Supreme Court.

An in-depth study of the Supreme Court rules, various drafts, their styles and formats, planned material on professional ethics, including attorneys’ law, and true understanding of landmark cases in a timeline of their development jurisprudential, separated on the basis of the issue, is necessary.

The final, but perhaps most important, aspect is to create your own handwritten notes which serve a dual purpose – firstly, it ensures that you are able to weed out the main aspects of the subject in one place; and second, you are able to develop a handwriting practice that most lawyers would not be used to, given that they would attempt the exam after years of practice.