CLAT 2014 Topper Interview - Tarini Maheshwari AIR 15
Apratim Chatterjee, 17 Jan 2015, #CLAT
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Continuing with the series of CLAT 2014 Topper Interview, Careers360 brings you the success tale of Tarini Maheshwari, AIR 15 in CLAT 2014. Shy and composed Tarini wants to make a mark for herself by following a different path. Tarini also shares her plan to start an NGO for the underprivileged children.

An avid reader and music lover, Tarini did her schooling from DAV Public School, Sreshtha Vihar. She scored 10 CGPA in CBSE Class X board exam and 96.6% in Class XII from Commerce stream. Tarini shares her preparation strategy, dreams and advice for cracking CLAT.

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Read below the excerpts of the interview

Careers360: Congratulations on obtaining 15th rank in CLAT 2014! How did you make it happen?
Tarini Maheshwari: Thank you! I think my systematic approach towards the exam, regular practice and the help and support of my teachers and family members have led to the success in CLAT 2014.

Careers360: Did you take any other Law Entrance Exam as well apart from CLAT 2014? What was your score there?
Tarini Maheshwari: Apart from CLAT 2014, I took AILET 2014 conducted by National Law University, Delhi. I scored 99 in AILET 2014.

Careers360: What motivated you to pursue law as a career?
Tarini Maheshwari: I always wanted to do something different. In my family, my father is a Senior Accountant, my mother is a doctor and my brother is pursuing engineering from BITS Pilani. I wanted to tread a different path. I am thankful to my family for encouraging my decision and supporting me in every possible way. I decided to pursue law when I was in Class IX. From Class XII onwards I started full-fledged preparation.

Careers360: What was your preparation strategy? How did you balance between studying for board exam and CLAT?
Tarini Maheshwari: Frankly speaking, I started preparing for the law entrance exams after my board exam got over. I did not feel that a rigorous study regime was required since I had already taken the board exam. I made it a point to read newspaper every day, even during my boards for strengthening the GK section. Apart from that I practiced and solved past years CLAT and AILET papers provided by my coaching institute. I spent around 6 to 7 hours a day for the CLAT preparation which I believe was enough. The sections like English and Mathematics were already in my grip owing to the board exam and the Logical and Legal Reasoning sections got strengthened with regular solving of test papers.  

Careers360: Apart from studies, what else do you do to unwind yourself?
Tarini Maheshwari: I like reading a lot. J K Rowling’s Harry Potter is my favourite series. Apart from that, reading newspaper every day in detail is another hobby too. Also, I don’t mind tuning myself to some good music. 


Careers360: What are your dream Law institutes where you will prefer to get admission in?
Tarini Maheshwari: The institutes which I aim to join are either National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore or NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.


Careers360: What are your career aspirations which you would like to pursue after 5 years?
Tarini Maheshwari: I would like to join a law firm after obtaining my degree in Law. In future I aspire to open an NGO for underprivileged children and help them by fighting for their rights with the legal knowledge that I would acquire in next 5 years.

Careers360: What message would you like to share with the aspirants who would take CLAT next year?
Tarini Maheshwari
: Regular and systematic approach to the exam will help the aspirants in cracking CLAT. I suggest them to make it a habit to read newspapers daily. Taking mock tests and solving past years papers will help you prepare for the exams.

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thomas joy 20th Nov, 2019
Hi Kirit,
Common law admission test(CLAT) exam of 2020, will take place in May 2020. The exam is conducted by 19 National Law is a computer-based test which includes multiple-choice questions(MCQs). Registration for the exam starts in Jan 2020 and ends in March 2020. Last date of fee payment is last week ofarch 2020. Further information is given on the CLAT website.
Hope you get it.Thank you.

Is CLAT entrance exam is sufficient to get seat in LLB banglore university?

Alok Mishra 19th Nov, 2019


If your query is related with doing 5-year BALLB program being offered at University Law College (ULC) I must say no. Because it has its own admission process. Basically, CLAT is an entrance exam for taking admission in NLUs. Eligibility Criteria for ULC's BALLB can be checked by following the link given:

I hope it helps!


kya 6 month me clat crack ho jayega? please answer

Shareef 19th Nov, 2019
It really depends on your Own Interest. If you focus on the things for best happening, you can definitely  crack CLAT examination.
Let me suggest you few tips,
  • Firstly make a timetable according to your comforts
  • Make a daily goals. It says you should complete this much of syllabus till this time
  • Go for weekend Tests
If you know the syllabus then that's fine. If not please refer the link mentioned here, it will help you out with the best books for preparation.

clat ki study ke liye kitne month ka time sufficient hai...? please answer

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Bablu

Every other person has a different brain which works in different frequencies.

What I can study in 10 hours, maybe you can study in 2.

So this is really irrelevant.

But still to answer your question, according to some statistics, a good amount of 4–5 hours a day can help you get into a tier 1 college, but those hours should be with complete dedication and for 5-6 months.


how much Marks should candidate score to clear clat for NLU jodhpur?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Tanvi

It depends upon the Reservation Category and all. Considering General, you must need a rank of 120-140 for the admission. These were the last year cutoffs.

For more information on Cutoffs and all :

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