Competitive Examinations AOR Exam Advocate-on-Record Examination: A Crash Course [c3]

Advocate-on-Record Examination: A Crash Course [c3]

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15 June 2022
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06 July 2022
3 weeks + 1 revision week before exam
6 hours per day
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About this Course


Alternate days from 6 to 8 pm, for three weeks, plus one revision week upon announcement of the exam.


To practice before the highest court of the land is a privilege. The first step to achieve this is to be an Advocate-on-Record. The Supreme Court's Advocate-on-Record examination is one of the toughest examinations and is held under the general supervision of a committee of three Supreme Court Judges to be appointed by the Chief Justice of India. Only an Advocate on Record can file and plead a case before the Supreme Court.

The papers for this examination are set by the Board of Examiners which is nominated by the Committee of three judges. This Board of Examiners is of senior lawyers practising before the Supreme Court. They not only set the papers but also evaluate them.

To clear this examination, which comprises four papers requires sincere and methodical preparation. The four papers are 1) Practice and Procedure of the Supreme Court, 2) Drafting & Advocacy, 3) Professional Ethics and 4) Leading Cases.

This course comprises 15 live classes, by Dr Charu Mathur, 32 recorded lectures from our rich video library, delivered by Mr Namit Saxena (2nd Rank Holder in AOR Exam 2019), and recordings of many important case discussions. Recordings of live classes will also be provided.
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In this 4-week (3 weeks + 1 revision week before the exam) live course, we will take you through what it takes to crack this prestigious examination. Like any other examination, it is crucial to know how to prepare and write the paper. So, come with us and let the experts guide your preparation for the AOR examination.

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  • I. Webinars, E-Books & Student Lounge
    • a) Visit student lounge
    • b) E-Books
  • II. Exam Notification
    • ◆ AOR Exam Notification
  • Week 1: Live Class 0: Welcome & Orientation
    • ◆ Welcome & Orientation (Wed 15th June at 6 pm)
    • ● C.0 - Recording: Welcome & Orientation
  • Week 1: Live Class 1: Paper 1 (Practice & Procedure)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 1 (Thu 18th June at 6 pm)
    • ● C.1 - Recording
    • Video 1: Welcome
    • Video 2: Who is an advocate-on-record?
    • Video 3: Eligibility criteria
    • Video 4: Exemptions
    • Video 5: Pattern of the examination
    • Video 6: Tips for preparation
    • Video 7: Preparation for practice and procedure
  • Week 1: Live Class 2: Paper 1 (History, Language & Jurisdiction)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 2 (Sat 21th June at 6 pm)
    • ● C.2 - Recording
    • Video 8: Origins of the Supreme Court
    • Video 9: The Federal Court
    • Video 10: Constituent Assembly and dawn of the Constitution
    • Video 11: The Supreme Court
    • Video 12: Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
    • Video 13: Original jurisdiction
    • Video 14: Advisory jurisdiction
    • Video 15: Language
  • Week 1: Live Class 3: Paper 1 (Jurisdiction Cont., Decrees and Orders, Contempt, PIL & Doctrine of Merger.)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 3 (Tue 23th June at 6 pm)
    • ● C.3 - Recording
    • Video 16: Review and curative petition: Inherent and plenary jurisdiction
    • Video 17: Contempt jurisdiction
    • Video 18: Jurisdiction under Supreme Court (Decrees and Orders) Enforcement Order, 1954
    • Video 19: Supreme Court (Enlargement of Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction) Act, 1970
    • Video 20: Article 136 and the doctrine of merger
    • Video 21: Matters of public interest
  • Week 1: Live Class 4: Paper 1 (Relevant provisions of CPC, CrPC, Limitation Act, Court Fees, Modification/Clarification)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 4 (Thu 25nd June at 6 pm)
    • ● C.4 - Recording
    • Video 22: Article 137 and application for modification/ clarification
    • Video 23: Limitation
    • Video 24: Court fees
    • Video 25: Answering Practice and Procedure paper
  • Week 2: Live Class 5: Paper 3 (Professional Ethics & Advocacy)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 5 (Sat 28th June at 6 pm)
    • ● C.5 - Recording
    • Video 26: Preparing for Professional Ethics and Advocacy
  • Week 2: Live Class 6: Paper 2 (Drafting)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 6 (Tue 30th June at 6 pm)
    • ● C.6 - Recording
    • ◆ Live Lecture Recording on Drafting Special Leave Petitions
    • Video 27: Drafting preliminaries
    • Video 28: Drafting rules for executing vakalatnama
  • Week 2: Live Class 7: Paper 2 (Drafting Cont.)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 7 (Thu 2th June at 6 pm)
    • ● C.7 - Recording
    • Video 29: General rules for drafting/filing
    • Video 30: Answering the Drafting paper
  • Week 3: Live Class 8: Paper 4 (Leading Cases)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 8 (Sat 5th July at 6 pm)
    • ● C.8 - Recording
    • Video 31: Preparing for Leading Cases
    • ◆ Recording: Preparing of Leading Cases
    • ◆ Recording: T.M.A. Pai Foundation v. State of Karnataka, P.A. Inamdar v. State of Maharashtra, Pramati Educational and Cultural Trust v. UOI
    • ◆ Recording: Joseph Shine v. Union of India
    • ◆ Recording: Ssangyong Engineering v. NHAI
    • ◆ Recording: Balram Prasad v. Kunal Saha
    • ◆ Recording: Focussed Session on Tribunalisation
    • ◆ Recording: Sharad Birdhichand Sarda v. State of Maharashtra and Sushila Aggarwal v State NCT of Delhi
    • ◆ Recording: Jarnail Singh v. Lachhmi Narain Gupta
    • ◆ Recording: Indra Sawhney v. Union of India
    • ◆ Recording: Vellore Citizens' Welfare Forum v. Union of India
    • ◆ Recording: Republic of Italy v. Union of India(2013) 4 SCC 721
    • ◆ Recording: Municipal Corp., Ujjain v. BVG India Ltd., (2018) 5 SCC 462
    • ◆ Recording: Mafatlal Industries Ltd v. Union of India
    • ◆ Recording: Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. v. EMCO Ltd.
  • Week 3: Live Class 9: Paper 4 (Leading Cases Cont.)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 9 (Tue 7th July at 6 pm)
    • ● C.9 - Recording
    • Video 32: Conclusion
  • Week 3: Live Class 10: Paper 4 (Leading Cases Cont.)
    • ◆ LIVE CLASS 10 (Sat 9th July at 6 pm)
    • ● C.10 - Recording
  • Week 4: Revision classes upon announcement of the course
  • III. Annexure A: 2021 Full Text of Revised List of Leading Cases (64 Cases)
    • ◆ Revised full text of leading cases
  • IV. Annexure B: Paper 3 : Important Cases (46 Cases)
    • ◆ Paper 3 : Important cases
    • ◆ Important Cases for the Aor Exam
  • V. Presentations
    • Class Presentations


  • Class 1 (Paper 1): (1) General Introduction to the AOR Examination: (a) Rules for clearing the exam, (b) Pattern of the exam, and (c) tips for exams; (2) Paper I: Supreme Court Practice & Procedure; (3) How to prepare Paper I: An overview of the paper; (4) Supreme Court Rules, 2013.
  • ClASS 2 (Paper 1 Cont.): (1) Historical background of the Supreme Court; (2) Language of the Court; (3) Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court: Original, appellate, advisory, and extraordinary.
  • CLASS 3 (Paper 1 Cont.): (1) Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court: Transfer, Contempt, Review, Curative; (2) Supreme Court (Decrees and Orders) Enforcement Order, 1954; (3) Enlargement of Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction Act, 1970; (4) Rules to Regulate Proceedings for Contempt of the Supreme Court, 1975; (5) PIL Rules; (6) Article 136 and the doctrine of merger.
  • CLASS 4 (Paper 1 Cont.): (1) Relevant provisions of CPC, CrPC, and the Limitation Act; (2) General Principles of Court Fees Act; (3) Application for modification or clarification.


  • CLASS 5 (Paper 3): (1) Professional Ethics: What all to study? A look at past papers.
  • CLASS 6 (Paper 2): (1) Basic principles of drafting; (2) Drafting rules for execution of Vakalatnama; (3) How to answer the drafting paper? (4) Exploring past papers.
  • CLASS 7 (Paper 2 Cont.): (1) Look at the various formats for drafting. (2) Drafting applications, TP, Suits, SLP, WP, PIL, Contempt.


  • CLASS 8 (Paper 4): (1) Examining past papers; (2) How to prepare for the leading cases paper; (3) How to answer the leading cases paper; (4) Classifying leading cases: Total 64 cases; (5) Going through leading cases.
  • CLASS 9 (Paper 4 Cont.): Going through leading cases.
  • CLASS 10 (Paper 4 Cont.): Going through leading cases continued.

CLASSES IN WEEK 4 (Before Exam)

    Revision classes before exam.


Course Includes


10 Live Classes

Classes delivered by Dr Charu Mathur, AOR Supreme Court.


32 Videos

Mr Namit Saxena's videos on how to crack the AOR Exam.



BR Agarwala's Supreme Court Practice and Procedure (EBC) on EBC Reader.



EBC's Supreme Court Rules.


64 Leading Cases

Full Text of cases for the AOR Exam are provided from SCC Online.

Live Recording

Live Class Recordings

In case you miss a class or need to revise, live class recordings will be provided as soon as they are available.


Student Lounge

An interactive space for prospective AORs to meet each other and exchange notes.


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Dr Charu Mathur

Dr Charu Mathur who is an AOR with the Supreme Court. Dr Charu Mathur has rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters. She has represented parties which include cricketing bodies and educational institutions like IIT Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, BPUT Orissa, MPUAT Rajasthan, private engineering and medicine colleges of Gujarat and Orissa. She also represents Hon'ble Allahabad High Court before the Supreme Court. On the non-litigation side of work she does corporate and general advisory, reviewing, redlining and drafting of agreements. She also undertakes due-diligence work related to solar projects in India and land due diligence work in Gujarat.

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Namit Saxena

Namit Saxena is an Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India. He practises as an advocate before the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, DRT, DRAT, NCLT, NCLAT and other Tribunals and Courts. After graduating in law from Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow in 2013, Namit was selected to work as a Law Clerk cum Research Associate at the Supreme Court of India and was attached with Hon'ble Mr Justice Kurian Joseph for a period of one year. After finishing his clerkship at the Supreme Court, he decided to join the bar and was offered a position at the chambers of the Solicitor General for India, Mr Ranjit Kumar.