Niharika Sharma (AIR 30 in CLAT 2015) explains how to prepare in these last two months.
May 8, the date that you all must be eagerly awaiting (or not, maybe). This is the day (not ignoring the fact that you might be giving other law entrance exams too, but to be frank, it’s CLAT dude) which holds the key to your future and to your dream college. The day is close now, just a little over two months. Two months might seem like a tiny amount of time right now, but it is not. A lot can be done in these two months. Hence, it is extremely important that you make the most of this crucial period of time.
Before I get to it, I understand that such proximity to the day of the exam also brings fear, anxiety and panic. If you feel the same, do not think that you are the only one. This is the time when a lot of aspirants start doubting themselves. They fill up their heads with negative thoughts and lose hope. However, this is not the time to panic and mess up. This is the time to work hard and succeed. This is the time to have faith in yourself and in your preparation. Even if you feel it isn’t as amazing as it should be, it’s okay. BREATHE. THINK. PLAN. You have two months. Yes, two months, which you can (and must) put to optimum use. These two months can make a lot of difference to the rank you get. And it all depends on how well you plan to, and actually use your time.
While preparing, pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and work on them one by one. Remember to always clarify your doubts. Ignoring them is a cardinal sin. Also, try to give as many mock tests as possible. These not only give you an idea of the pattern of the paper, but also help you in recognising the sections you are most comfortable with. Once you have identified them, attempt these sections first while giving the exam. A good start will allow you to tackle the difficult questions in a calm state of mind. Always keep in mind that time is a very crucial factor in CLAT. Do not waste too much time over questions that you have no clue about. You can always return to such questions in the end, provided you were able to finish the rest of the paper while staying within the time limit. Use your time well, both these two months and the two hours of the exam.
Even if you are not able to complete all that you had planned to do before D-Day, it’s fine. So what if you could not take a look at that one GK fact sheet or that single topic in Mathematics? For all you know, that topic might not even come in the exam. So don’t fret over what you have not done, keep in mind and focus on what you have done. Believe in yourself and DO NOT LOSE HOPE. DO NOT PANIC. Negative thoughts can only spoil the game. Enter the exam hall with a cool mind. It helps, trust me.
Most of this might be what you’ve already heard, but these are the small things that make a difference. I hope this helps you and I wish you all the best for the exams. See you at NLS 🙂