Neha Lodha of Jodhpur, who has topped the CLAT exams among the women with 128.5 marks, is overjoyed with the result but says she was anyway expecting a good rank.
“I was expecting a good result as I had prepared well for the exam. But topping the exam is an overwhelming feeling,” Lodha told HT. She will be joining the prestigious National Law School of India University, Bengaluru from July for the five-year integrated law course.
Her home in Jodhpur has been a hub of celebrations since the result was declared on Tuesday.
“There has been a steady stream of visitors and phone calls and interviews. It's quite overwhelming,” said Lodha.
“My parents are thrilled and very proud. I am thankful to them as they have always been very supportive.”
She studied for 5 to 6 hours daily and also gave credit to her younger sister, Isha, and her coaching institute for helping her with the preparations. But now that all the tension is over, she plans to relax with family and friends and pursue her hobbies of reading and painting.
Lodha, who wants to go into legal advising in future, says her late grandfather was a lawyer in Jodhpur high court and was an inspiration for her.
She said the question paper this time was a bit tough. “I found the English section tough and the logical reasoning section was different from previous years.”
Lodha, who has studied throughout in Jodhpur said her parents were a bit apprehensive to send her to Bengaluru but won't stop her from pursuing her studies.
Her father Neeraj Lodha, who is a financial advisor, said, “It's a proud moment for us. I am proud to be known as Neha’s father.”
Asked what gift he would give her for her achievement, he said, “She has given us such a big gift, now I have to think what I can gift her.”