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My School ID photo - When I just started my CLAT preparation
So yes, let's discuss the daily timetable you should follow.
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CLAT + School
Focus on CLAT. The best thing is, CLAT gets over in December, so you have 3 months to prepare for the exam. I understand its important to pay little attention to school also. So do that, but pay only little attention.
Your 12th marks won't matter anywhere except when you appear for CAT (MBA) exams. And in CAT also, you don't need 95%, even 80-85% is decent. I scored 73.6% even after skipping many topics of syllabus, so I think you can easily manage to get more than me.
But don't score less than 60% in any case. This is because many law firms and companies keep 60% marks mandatory for placements.
Timetable to follow when GOING School
8 AM - Go to School
8 AM - 2 PM - Read 2 editorials in school + Note down words + study some subject that you can read 'PASSIVELY'. This means something which you can read and learn, for example - Legal GK, Static GK, etc. You can also revise past months' GK current affairs.
Overall, the idea is DO NOT waste your time.
If you are in 11th or 12th, you don't have any time to waste. Spend your day in such a way that every single second is utilised for something productive. This is a cost you will have to pay to crack CLAT. You can take a break after CLAT gets over, and believe me, you will get enough time to chill out in college once you clear CLAT.
2 PM - 3 PM - Taking a rest will give you power to remain awake till 11 PM in the night. You will also feel refreshed.
3 PM - 4 PM- Make GK notes of the day from Vision IAS and 1 other source you feel right. Try different sources and choose one you find good. No need to follow me or anyone blindly.
Try to read 2-3 editorials at this time and note down new words you came across.
4 PM - 6.30 - Coaching, playing, anything you have to do.
6.30 - 8.30 - You should study one subject or give some mock or sectional test. I suggest appearing for mock from 2 PM to 4 PM as your real CLAT exam will also take place at this time. But it's okay if you are not able to do it sometimes.
8.30 - 10.30 - Try to study one more subject.
This is how - you can-
Study GK everyday
Read editorials and improve your English reading skills
Study 2 subjects for CLAT
While also taking time for a school related coaching.
Done for a long enough time, this time table will surely help you in cracking CLAT!
Now let's talk discuss the schedule if you are a DROPPER
This timetable should be followed by you if -
You are a drop year student
Also, on your non-school days, if you are a 12th appearing student.
8 AM - Waking up
9 AM - 10 AM - Making GK notes from Vision IAS or any other source you are following.
10 AM - 12 AM - Read editorials with stopwatch. You can also read English passages from different sources. Once done, write down your learnings and the new words you came across.
12 AM - 2 PM - Take rest.
2 PM - 4 PM - Attempt mock or some sectional test.
4 PM - 6 PM - Take rest. Go out. Reward yourself for taking mock test and enjoy this time.
6 PM - 8 PM - Analyse the mock you gave. Understand why you made the mistakes and what improvements are needed.
8 PM - 10 PM - You can study one more subject.
Feel free to make changes as per your wishes. There is no need to adhere to this timetable 100%, always follow what suites you the best.
How many Hours to Study?
If you follow the timetable above, you will study 6-7 hours a day and believe me it is enough. Our mind is biologically capable to do only 5-6 hours of focused work everyday. Anything more than that is waste of time.
When and How to Attempt Mocks?
Ideally, you should start solving mocks regularly 8-9 months before CLAT.
8-9 months to CLAT - Solve 2-3 mocks every month
5-6 months to CLAT - Solve 1 mock every week
2-3 months to CLAT - 1 mocks every week, try to squeeze in 1-2 more mock monthly
1 month to CLAT - 2-3 mocks in a week
2 week to CLAT - Try for 1 mock daily.
Apart from full length mocks, do solve sectional tests too. Make sure you complete your course and cover the syllabus, as accuracy matters a lot in CLAT.
Try to study 5-6 hours every day. In the beginning you might not see much results, but as you start completing your course, things would work out!
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All the best!