Precedent may be classified under the following heads :
1) Authoritative precedents
2) Persuasive Precedents
3) Original precedent
4) Declaratory Precedent
1) Authoritative precedents :
The precedent which are binding on all the courts are called 'authoritative precedent ' e.g. The decision of the Supreme court .
2) Persuasive Precedents:
The precedents ,which are not having obligatory force but can be considered as an example or can be considered so as to take guidance , are called persuasive Precedent.