Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 01:34 pm
“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart”
This proverb holds true in different practical aspects of life as well. There might be a lot of students who prepared diligently throughout the entire year or maybe for even two years but still could not get good rank due to some unfortunate reasons.For them, it is important not to lose hope at this point of time or get disheartened even if this was their second attempt. Now is the time to be vigilant and apply a new strategy of analyzing and improvising which might not help them to make it to IITs but will definitely help them seek admission in good reputed colleges such as NITs, IIITs, GITFs, etc.
If the student could not secure a good JEE Main Score, there might be a problem either with their preparation or the execution. Hence, the first step is to analyze where the void is. For example,
- There might be students who were not completely prepared for the exam and left some of the important topics which unfortunately came in the exam. Therefore, there was a lag in preparation.
- There might be a student who could not perform well because he got anxious during the exam and committed silly errors which resulted in a drop in rank. This is an example of a problem in the execution.
So, it is better for them to analyze what went wrong and how they can work on it. Now, there are three options which you can choose from:
- Prepare for the next attempt and drop this year
- Settle with the college that you can get with your JEE Main score
- Wait for successive counselling sessions
Let us dive deep into each option and students can make a wise decision if you secure a low JEE Main score.
1. Prepare for the Next Attempt and drop this year
This is an alternative which you can choose if you have appeared for the first attempt with the board exams. This will help in learning and studying more for JEE Main and keeping your focus only on this exam.
- Taking a one-year drop will give you an added advantage since you would have already experienced the exam once and also your preparation would just need more focus and brush-up.
- Complete dedication and determination of study will sail you through the JEE Main exam.
- From 2019, JEE Main is conducted twice a year.
- Candidates have an option to not drop a year and prepare for the second attempt if they are not satisfied with the result of the first attempt.
- So candidates have a chance to appear twice in a year. If a candidate secures a low JEE Main score in the first attempt, then he/she can appear for the second attempt.
However, if you are taking a drop for your third attempt, it can be risky and you need to make a wise and calculated step. You should be confident about this decision and be aware of the shortcomings of your preparation and the reasons not to score well in the past attempts. If one is confident about the preparation and knows that dedicating one year will help them to get over these shortcomings, then one can take this decision to drop another year. But if the students have doubts over their preparation and are not sure, then they can choose the other options which we will discuss further.
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2. Settle with the college that you can get with your JEE Main score
It is pretty obvious that every student who is preparing for JEE Main exam dreams of getting into the top IITs or NITs. However, with the limited number of seats in these colleges, it is practically impossible for every student to get admission in these colleges.
- Further, there are more than 4500 engineering colleges throughout India. There are ample opportunities for students since these colleges also have skilled faculties and good resources.
- The other private and state universities offer B.E or B.Tech courses and have a wide range of courses and specializations to choose from.
- The basic concepts of teaching and the engineering essence would remain almost the same in every college.
- The students who are getting other private universities and colleges should not hesitate to opt for these.
- To have a better picture, they can contact the students from various colleges and get to know about the quality of education in these colleges.
- They can also visit websites and placement reports to get a fair idea about the college they are opting for.
- Checking if their alumni are holding good positions in the industry can also be a parameter to judge the college.
All these factors will help in deciding the college in which you wish to spend your next crucial four years. Hence, the students are advised to broaden their perspective and look beyond IITs and NITs too if they have already attempted JEE Main twice.
3. Wait for Successive Counselling Sessions
There is also a good probability that you might get a good college in the subsequent JEE Main counselling rounds.
- A lot of students drop or change colleges, which helps the other students to get a chance.
- A lot of students are not sure about the result of the successive counselling and they end up making decisions in haste due to delayed counselling sessions.
- It is important to first analyse the complete situation and decide after considering each aspect.
- There are cases where students got into very good universities during mop-up counselling rounds.
Hence, one should wait and appear in each counselling session in which they are eligible to attend. This is also a great option to get a private college which is in the range of your marks. The placements and education quality of some renowned colleges are up to the mark with IITs. Therefore, keep calm and choose wisely.
NITs Offering B.Tech Courses at Low Rank in JEE Main
Admission in NITs is possible even if your rank is more than 50,000. To get admission in top NITs one should rank below 10,000. Here is a list of some NITs with their closing rank in the respective course
|Name of the NIT||Name of the Course||Closing Rank||Category|
|NIT Agartala||Chemical Engineering||3,19,419||Gender Neutral|
|NIT Agartala||Civil Engineering||2,54,362||Gender Neutral|
|NIT Agartala||Computer Science and Engineering||98,197||Gender-Neutral|
|NIT Agartala||Mechanical Engineering||2,24,062||Gender-Neutral|
|NIT Durgapur||Biotechnology||55,055||Female Only|
|NIT Durgapur||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||57,485||Female Only|
|NIT Goa||Civil Engineering||1,46,182||Gender Neutral|
|NIT Goa||Mechanical Engineering||60,750||Gender-Neutral|
|NIT Hamirpur||Chemical Engineering||2,21,967||Gender-Neutral|
|NIT Hamirpur||Civil Engineering||1,64,457||Gender-Neutral|
|NIT Jalandhar||Biotechnology||93080||Female Only|
|NIT Jalandhar||Chemical Engineering||80428||Gender-Neutral|
|NIT Meghalaya||Civil Engineering||1,17,205||Gender-Neutral|
|NIT Meghalaya||Computer Science and Engineering||59,052||Gender-Neutral|
|NIT Meghalaya||Electronics and Communications Engineering||87,987||Open|
|NIT Puducherry||Civil Engineering||96,543||OBC-NCL|
|NIT Puducherry||Computer Science and Engineering||56,609||OBC-NCL|
|NIT Raipur||Civil Engineering||55,084||Open|
List of IIITs in India
Other than NITs, students with low rank in JEE Main can also choose to seek admissions in IIITs. In the NIRF 2020 ranking of top IIITs in India list, IIIT Hyderabad has debuted and also positioned first among the IIITs. Further IIITDM Jabalpur jumped to rank 81, the institute ranked at 75 in 2019, while IIIT Allahabad shifted to 103 ranks; however, it was ranked at 82 in 2019.
Below-mentioned is the list of IIITs in India, their rankings, and the number of courses and seat intake.
|Name of IIITs||NIRF Ranking 2020||B.Tech Seats available||Total B.Tech Programs|
|PDPM IIITDM, Jabalpur||81||300||3|
|ABV IIITM Gwalior||100||248||3|
|IIIT Pune||Not ranked||120||2|
|IIIT Kota||Not ranked||180||2|
|IIIT Sri City||Not ranked||270||2|
|IIIT Vadodara||Not ranked||200||2|
|IIIT Nagpur||Not ranked||110||2|
|IIIT Kalyani||Not ranked||130||1|
|IIIT Lucknow||Not ranked||75||1|
|IIIT Dharwad||Not ranked||180||2|
|IIIT Bhagalpur||Not ranked||150||3|
|IIIT Bhopal||Not ranked||180||3|
|IIIT Kottayam||Not ranked||90||1|
|IIIT Ranchi||Not ranked||120||2|
|IIIT Una||Not ranked||160||3|
|IIIT Surat||Not ranked||120||2|
|IIIT Manipur||Not ranked||100||2|
|IIITDM Kurnool||Not ranked||120||3|
|IIIT Tiruchirapalli||Not ranked||60||2|
|IIIT Sonepat||Not ranked||90||–|
Other colleges which you can opt
Here is a list of some private colleges which you can opt if you have got a low rank in JEE Main:-
- IIIT Amethi
- BIT, Ranchi
- BIT, Patna
- KIIT, Bhubaneswar
- Jaipur University
- Lovely Professional University
- SMVDU, Jammu Tawi
- Kalasalingam, Krishnakoil
- MJPRU, Bareilly
- Assam University
- Tezpur University
- Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
- BIT, Deogarh
- VNIT, Nagpur
- College of Engineering, Pune
- SPA, Delhi
- MGRERI, Chennai
- JSS, Noida
Nevertheless, if the candidate with low JEE Main score is dropping a year then he/she must do hard work, follow the right books and strategy to score better in the exam. Start with the decision about whether to do self-study or joining a coaching centre. If a candidate opts a self-study option then he/she must choose the right study material and approach.