CLAT 2017 is scheduled on 14 May 2017. You are hardly left with 2-3 months.The preparation for the exam must be in full swing by now. . If you are juggling with your preparations & feeling very tensed & confused, go through this interview of PrepLadder team with CLAT Topper, Anushka, AIR 302.
Let us go through her journey from a normal CLAT aspirant to AIR 302:-
1. Hello Anushka. Please tell us something about yourself.
Hey! I'm Anushka Garg, currently in second semester of NLUJ. I'm based in Jodhpur and have done my schooling from Delhi Public School, Jodhpur. I've been lucky to have a very supportive family environment even though no one has law as their career. My hobbies include reading, writing, painting.
2. When did you start preparing for Law Entrance? Which exams did you apply for?
I started preparing for CLAT right after my Board exams and decided to take a crash course. However, owing to the arduous paper of '15 and my limited preparation, I could not get a good college. Therefore, I took a drop and studied for a whole year. I appeared for CLAT (AIR 302) and AILET (AIR 66).
3. Could you please share a rough study plan for aspirants who will begin CLAT preparations in last 2-3 months?
Preparation during the last few months is a game changer. There is absolutely no time to relax and you must be on your feet. However, there is no need to fret. The most important sections to focus on are Current GK, Legal Aptitude and Maths. I cannot emphasize the importance of giving mocks and analysing them properly. It wouldn't be unfair to give a mock every alternate day.
4. Candidates usually struggle with GK and Legal Aptitude. How did you prepare for them?
GK and Legal Aptitude are probably the most scoring sections and require continuous emphasis. The only key to succeed with these subjects( that I'm sure everyone keeps reiterating) is to keep memorizing and revising. Current GK must be on your fingertips as this is what creates a difference between the ones who get the top notch colleges and the ones who get the latter ones. As for Legal Aptitude, a thorough study of the basics and solving the past year papers is a must.
5. Which books would you recommend as per your experience?
The books that I would recommend are- Word Power for English Vocabulary ( even reading 6-7 words a day helps a lot), RS Aggarwal for Math and LR and ofcourse, legal modules of your coaching.
Suggested Read: Book suggestions for CLAT by Toppers
7. Since CLAT is an Online Tests, what extra preparation is required?
The fact that CLAT is an Online test requires dexterity and practice with online mocks. So, it is of utmost importance to try your hand at online mocks. I used to face maximum problem in solving English passages online. Therefore, the only solution is trying out a few online mocks to have a rough idea of how it feels like.
Happy Preparation! :)
8. How did you plan your revision in the last month?
The month before CLAT, I focused on giving as many mocks as I possibly could and making a proper analysis of what mistakes I did and rectifying them, the next time. I also kept revising current Gk of the whole year and solving past year papers.
We will keep sharing the personal interviews of CLAT Toppers and their strategies, preparation tips & success stories with you.
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