CLAT. These four letters have been the single most important focus of my life in the past year and a half. Right from 10th grade, I was determined not to pursue a career in science simply because I despised the subject. So, while going through diverse career options, I stumbled upon law and immediately generated interest towards the field. I enrolled into a coaching centre in 11th grade itself. But needless to say, we didn’t do much in the first year. It was only after a month after my 11th final exams that I started taking CLAT seriously. Also it was around this time that random Google searches on CLAT lead me to CLATGyan and boy, was I hooked. Now apart from the modules provided by my coaching centre, CG presented a plethora of material, be it legal aptitude or critical reasoning or even math, there were articles and exercises pertaining to them all! At this point it was also very important for me to assess my strengths and weaknesses. While I was reasonably good at legal aptitude, logic and English, it was math and GK that posed as challenges. I solved as many CG exercises on math as I could which definitely helped me have a better command over the section. The CG compendiums were an absolute boon! Apart from this The Hindu and Pratiyogita Darpan were my GK guides.
I believe that the key to do well in CLAT lies in solving as many mock tests as possible. Mock tests give you a sense of where you stand and also help to learn from your mistakes. The CLATGyan test series not only provided a set of well-prepared mocks but also an opportunity to interact with a NALSAR student to mentor us in our preparation. My CLAT prep went on till December at which point I switched to studying for my board exams, but GK remained a part of my schedule. And then came April, when board exams were done and dusted with and it was time to get back to CLAT. This was the most crucial period of my CLAT prep. In this last one month, I tried to solve at least a mock a day. The CG GK sets were of great help as well! Each day, I would make a schedule and certain targets and I would try to achieve them by the end of the day.
A month passed by and it was time for AILET. To say that it didn’t go well would be an understatement. In a way, it wavered with my confidence. But by then, I had put in too much blood and sweat to give up. The D-day arrived. CLAT 2013. I gave it my best and didn’t look back for the next two weeks.
Soon enough, the results were out! I was surprised to say the least. AIR 52? Is that really me? It took a while for it to sink in. All the hard work finally paid off! All of it thanks to CG and everyone associated with it. I honestly could not have done it without you guys. Thank you so much!
Most importantly, what this has taught me is to dream big and believe in myself cause a year ago if someone told me that I would be going to NLSIU, I would find it hard to believe and somehow that’s a reality now (;