I’m sure most of you must have heard Wonderwall by Oasis. Yes, it’s a popular song, but what does it have to do with CLAT? ‘Wonderwall’ means “the person you constantly find yourself thinking about”. And I’m going to tell you why CLAT should be your wonderwall.
Today is gonna be the day
That they’re gonna throw it back to you
There’s less than three months for the D-Day. Haven’t started preparing yet? Today is the day to start.Don’t wait for the boards to end. It is quite understandable that you will not be able to prepare extensively for CLAT during the Boards. But if you feel saturated after spending hours on integral calculus or complex numbers, try solving some basic CLAT math questions to feel better about yourself. Do whatever little you can. Just don’t wait for April to ‘start’ your preparations.
By now you should’ve somehow
Realised what you gotta do
Do you have a definite plan and well chalked out strategies? If yes, you’re on the right path. You don’t? It’s okay. Just make sure that you don’t waste time anymore. Get your basics cleared first. Make sure that you’re following a GK website and have solved their daily questions at least once. Most of the Math questionsthat you boil your head over have short-cuts your teacher at coaching centre might never have mentioned. Google them. Trust me, it helped me go from 10 to 18 in the section.
I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now
If you feel this way about CLAT, you’re wrong. Do not forget that there are forty thousand people who want the same thing as you do. Keep the competition in mind every time you feel complacent. There are two kinds of CLAT takers that you are likely to meet during this time- the ones who tell you that they study for 16 hours daily and the ones who tell you that they haven’t done anything. Don’t pay heed to either of them. Just be thorough in what you are doing.
Back beat, the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
You could be reading a Legal Aptitude question on a certain individual getting hit by the ball while watching a cricket match from a treetop when you suddenly go blank; that terrible feeling that cuts through you like a scalpel. “What if I don’t make it? What if I have to drop a year? Is it worth all this effort?”All of us have gone through that.Don’t let that feeling get to you. Take a walk; jamyour favourite songs till you’re able to focus. It’s perfectly fine to watch the Royal Challengers massacre the Sunrisers or Ryan Gosling sing “City of Stars” in between. But when you’re taking a break, don’t do it the Ross way. Get back before being carried away too far.
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I’m sure that every website you visit and everyone who has cracked CLAT must have told you this- do as many mocks as you can. And if they all say it, there must be a reason. When thousands of equally prepared students are tested in a closed examination, what gives you an edge is your speed; and taking mocks is the way to improve it. While taking the first few mocks, follow different patterns in attempting various sections. Keep shifting till you find the best suited one. I would suggest not keeping the Legal Section for the end because in case of a tie, it is going to be the determining factor.
And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
Not one person who got into their dream law school had it easy. The journey is going to be hard, very hard, but the destination is worth it. It’s easy to get distracted- you might be reading about Sasikala’s disproportionate assets at one moment and before you know it, you might be looking at Kim Kardashian’s well, disproportionate assets. Staying focused is extremely important during the last few weeks.While breaks are much needed, do not get them mixed up with distractions.
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don’t know how
Because maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you’re my wonderwall.
We’ve all been there; weaving dreams that we believed to be way out of our leagues.But some of us got there, didn’t we? As you keep persevering, you will realise thatobsession beats doubt, consistency kills fear and hard work triumphs over luck. So keep up the chase andthe Wonderwall shall truly be yours.
May the fourteenth be with you.
AIR 6, CLAT’16
This article is a part of the Bust CLAT series written by aspirants who cracked CLAT’16 to get into NLSIU. Other articles in the series can be found here, here, here, here, and here. To ace CLAT’17 and increase your chances of getting into NLSIU, click here.