Sandeep Golani joined the National Law University Odisha in 2018 after he developed a keen interest in Law. Currently, he is pursuing a BBA and an LLB and is in the third year of law school. He secured an All India Rank 10 in the CS Foundation Course during his Law course. The following is an interview of Sandeep, taken by Law Informants.
- In Which year of Law school did you start the preparation?
First year of Law school
- What was your approach from day 1?
I had the aim to cover the syllabus as soon as possible so that I could have enough time for other priorities like my law school studies, etc.
- How did you manage the Law subjects along with this study?
Typically, the CS foundation is not a hard nut to crack. Thus, majorly, it was the month of May when I started studying more for the exam (June 2019). As I was only required to spend 4-5 hours for college lectures, I think I got enough time during the day to prepare for the exam. Secondly, in the first year of law, the subjects were basic and easy to understand. That also helped me in focusing more on the exam.
- How did you comprehend the course material effectively? Any tips?
I had the plan to read each and every module by ICSI comprehensively. Regular discussion with my friends, who were also preparing for the exam, youtube lectures and scanners at the end proved to be a successful recipe for me.
- What were the major challenges that you faced while Preparing?
I don’t think I faced any major challenge during the prep. At times, I had to manage the extra-curricular activities at the law school and preparation for my exam. But, setting your priorities smoothens the process to a great extent.
- What part of the preparation did you like the most and why?
It was the module on Business Economics. I liked studying the ways in which the economy functions and laws applicable on a corporate in India.
- What is the role of a mentor? Do we need someone ?
A mentor definitely helps you in showing the right direction. For the CS Foundation, I don’t think a mentor is required on a daily basis. Obviously, before opting the CS course one should consult about the different levels,etc.
- What’s the biggest lesson and take away you would say?
One should not devote too much time for the foundation stage as there is no relation of the subjects in this stage with the subjects at Executive and Professional stages
- Any three most important tips you would like to give the aspirants?
First, be persistent with your preparation. Second, give your best shot. Lastly, aim for an AIR, as it is easily achievable 🙂