Three from the city secure high ranks in CLAT

Three from the city secure high ranks in CLAT

Anagha M V 22nd rank

At least three students from the city have made it to the top 100 ranks in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), the results of which were announced on Thursday.

Anagha M V, a student of Career Launcher, secured a rank of 22. She had previously secured a rank of 900. However, she attempted the exam for the second time, hoping to get a higher rank.

"My mother did her masters in Business Law from NLSIU. She inspired me to study the subject. Current Affairs was my focus while preparing for exams," she said.

Anagha is yet to take a call on her specialisation.

Shashanka Tewari, who has secured a rank of 31, said: "I studied in DPS North. I did Commerce in Class 11 and 12 and prepared for these exams alongside," he said.

He said even as a lot of people take a break to prepare for the CLAT exam, he did it along with his regular studies.

"This is my first attempt and I have scored 140.25," he said.

This rank holder would take a seat at the NLUSI.

"I like Corporate and Litigation. I have another five years to decide on which of these I will want to pursue, " he said.

Tewari said in school he aspired to be a doctor. However, later as he found Physics challenging. Later he chose Law.

"I liked debates and Model United Nations. I like the concept of arguing with people," he added.

This student is also a computer gamer.

He urged that the authorities concerned look into the challenges that students writing CLAT exams face and ensure that the technical issues are resolved by the next year.

"There were several technical issues. This needs to be addressed. The server at the centre where I took my exams crashed. People lost time. I lost 28 minutes in all. We were not even given an explanation as to what had gone wrong," he added.

Speaking about the exams, he said that time management is what helps.

"Unlike an Engineering subject, you cannot study 20 hours a day and be prepared. There is no particular subject or text that helps you prepare for General Knowledge. Keeping abreast with the Current Affairs helped me," he added.

Karthik Rai, a student of Delhi Public School North, secured 97% in Class 12 CBSE exams.

"Mock exams I prepared better. I solved close to 70 of them. My dad wanted to be a lawyer and he secured the ninth rank but joined banking due to some reasons. He explained to me that Engineering is already reaching a saturation. He motivated me to pursue Law," added Rai.