Success Mantra institute arranged an exclusive interview with Sumit Kumar Gupta who has been crack AILET Exam and got admission in National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) with 7th AILET rank. He deserves high appreciation and our heartiest congratulations on this shining achievement. This important, thought-provoking and highly inspiring interview is being prepared in its original form.
Success Mantra: Achieving top rank in AILET exam and got admission In National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) accept our heartiest congratulations on your splendid success.
Sumit Kumar Gupta: Thank you so much.
Success Mantra: Firstly I want to ask you, at what point in time did you make up your mind to take admission in law?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: When I was in 11th, I met an advocate at my uncle’s party, and his personality and aura among the people influenced me, so I decided to build a career in law.
Success Mantra: You must have read toppers’ interview in newspapers/magazines or social media, what inspires you most? Any particular success story which influenced your journey to NLU Delhi?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: Every topper has a failure story behind him and I also get failures many times in my journey. What I learnt from toppers is their attitude towards failure. It is all about my dedication, confidence and study plan. But, I worked on my weaknesses and I achieved my goal. My journey, school to NLU was too difficult but my result overcome those difficulties as it's beyond my expectations.
Success Mantra: What was your step when you were serious about making a career in Law?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: I decided to prepare under best guidance to improve my skills and strengths; to overcome weakness of ill-preparation and halfhearted approach and I joined Success Mantra institute.
Success Mantra: How do you know about Success Mantra?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: I came to know about Success Mantra from my brother’s friend who studied in Success Mantra and got selected in NLU College. So, I decided to join Success Mantra.
Success Mantra: Describe the exact moment when you came to know about judicial carrier?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: Being from a family of lawyers, I always knew the importance of judicial services and the massive power it has, to make a difference in people’s lives. A person might go hungry and still sleep without complaining, but a person can’t tolerate injustice. He is bound to revolt. Thus, the judiciary has this importance duty and role to prevent injustice from being perpetuated in the society and maintain a social order.
Success Mantra: Were you confident of your success in this examination and how did you react to this news of your success?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: Somewhere deep down in my heart I believed that I would make it as I had really worked hard but competitive exams are fraught with uncertainties and that kept me a little nervous. But, at the end, when the final results came, I was satisfied with my performance.
Success Mantra: In how many attempts have you achieved this success?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: Because of the guidance of Success Mantra, fortunately I clear my AILET exam in first attempt and become a 7th rank holder in all over India.
Success Mantra: Were you preparing for other entrance exam as well while preparing for your ultimate goal i.e. career in judicial services?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: No, I only focused upon the judicial services though I had kept litigation as a backup option.
Success Mantra: What was your approach towards general studies and daily current events during your preparations?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: I read the previous questions papers to apprise myself of the way AILET asks the questions. And I also refer online blog and monthly book of current affairs for General Studies and daily current events. Apart from it, I read newspapers daily which came in really handy during the exam. I also joined a test series and assignment given by our coaching ‘Success Mantra’, which had become very useful for me.
Success Mantra: What was your approach towards English and Math during your preparations?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: I am very fond of using social sites like Facebook and Instagram. By using it, I followed daily vocab and questions provided on social websites by Success Mantra. And I also prefer my classroom notes for all sessions of English. And for Math, I preferred my class room daily practice question, and before one month of exam, I used previous year test series of Math.
Success Mantra: How did you manage to tackle the ‘Negative Marking’ in AILET?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: That's a thing to worry about in AILET. I first mark all the answers, cent percent sure about. Then, about the questions in doubt, I tried to attend them at last. There's no point in wasting time there. At last, I count the questions that I have attended and not attended. The ones I left at the end should be the ones I don't know anything about.
Success Mantra: What was your approach towards Legal aptitude during your preparations?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: For Legal Aptitude, I dedicated my efforts on my classroom sessions tremendously towards answer writing and solve assignment of Legal Aptitude.
Success Mantra: Were you preparing for other entrance exams as well as while preparing for your ultimate goal i.e. AILET?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: No, I believe that I can crack my law entrance exam and I will get admission in NLUs. So, I completely focused on my AILET exam
Success Mantra: In your Opinion at which Educational level should one start preparing for AILET?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: In my opinion, one should start preparation for AILET in the beginning of 11th class because there is a tough completion in AILET.
Success Mantra: To whom would you like to give credit for your success?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: I believe that my family and my teachers deserves the most credit for my success. And also, I think that Success Mantra deserves credit for my success, because it helps me in many ways which is proved useful to crack my exam.
Success Mantra: Any suggestion/ advice you would like to give the future aspirants?
Sumit Kumar Gupta: “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” AILET is a tough exam. There are bound to be good and bad face during the preparations but the need is to enjoy this journey and learn from your mistakes at each step. Hard work and dedication have no substitutes. But by complimenting them with a Success Mantra strategy which is aligned with the demands of the exam is the best way forward.
Success Mantra: Thank you very much and wish you all the best in your future endeavors.