Class 12 has to be one of the most interesting and cherishable phases for any student. There might be certain challenges that become a part of it as well, including board exams. There are multiple other exams as well, including CLAT. There might be stress, inappropriate time management and a sense of competition that can eat away at a student’s already highly occupied mind.
CLAT is a test of one's aptitude and reasoning abilities and doesn't need one to slog extensively like the preparation for IITs or NEET. If you’re one such student who wants to take the exam, we recommend you be consistent in whatever approach works for you, focus on your health including diets and sleep, and focus on smaller things around you rather than the idea of one big milestone in your way. Here are a few tips that can help you get started with CLAT preparation:
# Tip 1: Start Early!
Many students are not fortunate to know about their goals while in school, while some plan it early. If you have clarity about your goal, and it is to be in one of the top National Law Universities like NLSIU, NALSAR, etc., you must sketch out a plan. Don't wait for vacations to arrive. Most of the schools start their class XII curriculum in March-April. Ensure you start early for your boards as well as law entrance prep, at the same time. While the curriculum at school will continue at its own pace, you can always take a stride and complete the syllabus by August-September, and utilize the vacation time to your advantage.
# Tip 2: Be focused
While you may have planned it early, it is very important to stay focused on your goal, all throughout. While it is important to have a good social life and break the monotony during exam preparations, it is important for you to monitor how you spend your time.
# Tip 3: Plan and stick to it
While every student makes plans, it is important that you visualize how implementable it is. You can use the above plan to make your own subject-wise plan, but it will only be successful if you’re consistent with it. CLAT is a test of how faster you can comprehend the data and do mental calculations. Regular practice will enable you to master the art. A sample plan to help you make one of your own:
*The plan assumes you put more hours during summer vacations in May and considers
Pre-boards and Boards.
# Tip 4: Write Mocks on Schedule
While you continue to master the concepts, it is important to evaluate your preparation regularly. Mocks are an important tool to help you benchmark yourself against other aspirants and judge your level of readiness. While you analyze your performance in mocks, you learn about your areas of strengths and weaknesses which can be worked upon.
"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days." – Zig Ziglar
These are some of the topper-proof tips right from CL-LST mentors. Join our online classes or classroom programs to kickstart your CLAT preparation. Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our expert counsellors. All the best.