21-Year-Old From Jaipur Set to Become India’s Youngest Judge

Mayank Pratap Singh has made history by cracking the Rajasthan judicial services 2018 exam at just 21 years of age.

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Mayank Pratap Singh from Jaipur has made history by cracking the Rajasthan Judicial Services Exam 2018 at the age of 21, setting him on the path 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 in Rajasthan University, which ended this year. I am elated with my success and I thank my family, teachers and all well-wishers for their contributions, which helped me crack the exam in the first attempt,” Singh told news agency ANI.

Earlier, the age requirement for appearing for the judicial services exam was 23 years, but it was reduced to 21 by the Rajasthan High Court in 2019. 

Singh said that the court’s decision was a good move as it would help fill vacancies of judges’ posts and said it would also help him in reaching out to more people throughout his career.

"I could appear in the exam only because the minimum age was reduced. Had it not been so, 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, as per ANI

(With inputs from ANI)

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