RISHABH RAHEJA
AIR 99, CLAT 2015

SRIRAM LAW ACADEMY interacted with RISHABH RAHEJA a brilliant student who came with a top rank in CLAT 2015.

Here’s the interview:

1. You have achieved a top rank in CLAT 2015.  How does it feel?
Lucky, elated, but above all, relieved. No more having to worry if I have what it takes, no more worrying if I’ve made the cut. It’s reassuring too, to see the faith you reposed in yourself, to see all those hours invested in preparing, bearing fruition.

2. What / Who inspired you to consider law as a career option?
If there is one out-and-out reason for my considering law as a career option, it has to be the lure of its theatricality, of rhetoric, of my affinity towards writing and articulating, analyzing and retorting. I find my skill set quite conducive to the field. Hence, the choice. 

3. Describe the role played by Sriram Law Academy in your success.

If you’re looking for miracles, look within, not without. But if you’re looking for the means to make that miracle happen; for comprehensive material and for a set of people who can delineate a surefire winning game plan, feel lucky that you’re reading this newsletter, that you’re a student of SRIRAM.  They prepare you for every contingency (provided you’re willing to put in the hours),

provide you with more tests than you can shake a stick at; you need but work.
Special mention must be made about SRIRAM’s legal aptitude. Their strike rate with the reasoning questions is incredible, with no less than twenty questions picked verbatim from the legal volume 2 textbook in CLAT 2015. Besides that, the legal knowledge provided at the end of every mock test, proved to be as valuable as stardust, as they appeared in the (unanticipated) legal knowledge section.

4. How did you manage to tackle "negative marking" in CLAT?
There is only one foolproof way of tackling negative marking, and that is to know, or try to know the answer to every question. And that is what I tried to do. Never did I compromise on attempts, I just tried to increase my right-to-wrong ratio. Of course, that takes a lot of hard work, but there are no shortcuts. Aim to get every answer correct, even though that may seem ridiculous. For, as trite as this may have become to read, the fact remains that if you aim for the stars, you’ll reach the proverbial moon. Of course, that doesn’t mean you attempt questions you don’t know the answers to. Just try to know as many as you can.

5. GK is a vast area.  Given that you had to work on both Current Affairs and Static GK, how did you go about it?

The GK section is make-or-break. To start out, GK was my most blatant, patent weakness. However, I recognized this, and worked not only towards making my GK passable, but in trying to

fortify it into my bastion. For current affairs, I maintained a book in which I made regular entries from websites like Gktoday.com and Jagranjosh.com besides scanning and scouring, perusing and poring over the newspaper too. I took daily and weekly quizzes, and was au courant with all the important events that had transpired over the course of the year. Of course, SRIRAM Law Times stood me in good stead too.
For static GK, I covered all the priority topics outlined in the SRIRAM A to Z on GK book. However, I didn’t stop there, delving into the depths of history, geography and awards on the internet. Revise, (re)revise and (rere)revise.

6. Would you like to share some tips with our students who are gearing up for the 2015 examination?
CLAT will bombard you with howitzers you didn’t see coming. Brace yourself, prepare yourself. Make sure that your level of preparation is such that irrespective of the difficulty of the paper, of the length, of the type of questions that come, you will score well.
Don’t dread CLAT, embrace preparing for it. Enjoy the hours of studying. And remember, quality is just as important as quantity.

Most of all, make sure that on the ultimate day, when you sit yourself down to tackle CLAT, you have absolutely no regrets about not preparing enough. 

Rishabh Raheja hails from Coimbatore. He was a student of SRIRAM RAPID COURSE 2015. He secured AIR 99 in CLAT 2015.