Should I drop 1 Year for JEE Main
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 - 9:48 a.m. IST by Team Careers360
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Should I drop 1 Year for JEE Main - One of the big questions coming from students after JEE Main results is should I drop one year for JEE? Is it wise or not to drop one year for JEE Main and prepare well such that an IIT or NIT seat is secured the next year? Worry not. Many students are in this quandary and wish for another attempt considering that the competition is high and they have battled with class 12 and JEE Main exams. But is it really wise to drop one year for JEE Main and see if this dream can be achieved? Careers 360 takes a look at the pros and cons to help students make a wise choice about whether to take a drop of 1 year for JEE Main or not. Before talking about the advantages or disadvantages of dropping 1 year for JEE Main, it is advisable to see which category you belong to. Are you in class 12 or are you planning to repeat JEE Main after a not so successful attempt at securing an NIT seat etc?
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Studying in Class 12? Should if I drop 1 year for JEE Main as I want to concentrate on board exams?

Actually studying for both class 12 boards and JEE Main is pretty much possible with good results. Most students who write JEE Main are in this category and therefore, you can easily crack the exam if you plan and prepare well. Many students do prepare for class 12 and JEE Main together as the topics and syllabus are pretty much the same. so gear up and strategize well to prepare for JEE Main and your board exams.

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Tips to crack JEE Main - Segregate the syllabus into common for class 12 and JEE Main. Study for both, practice the exercises after the chapter is done. Solve previous years question papers and use NCERT BOOKS to cement your concepts and fundamentals.

Appeared in JEE Main January or April and haven't scored that well?

If you have appeared earlier and now wish to drop one year for JEE Main, it may not be the ideal solution. Well, dropping one year is a waste of 12 months that could be used to complete one year of the four years that comprise B.Tech. NITs and IIITs or the IITs are not just the only good places to study. There are plenty of good institutes and universities which take through JEE Main and have a good ranking. Its better to apply for admission to these and complete your under graduation as JEE Main marks or rank won't matter after the admission. In such a case, try for a good performance in your under graduation such that you stand a better chance of placements.

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With so many options, its best not to take a drop. Instead, it's wise to complete B.Tech and try for an M.Tech or an MBA seat in one of the IITs or NITs.

Should I drop 1 year for JEE Main - I appeared for both January and April but haven't scored such good marks?

The answer still would be to look for a college that takes admissions either through JEE Main or class 12. The above list is just an indicator about the large number of options available to you wherein you can compete your under graduation from a good university or college and then get well placed.

Should I drop 1 year for JEE Main as I have not appeared for JEE Main at all?

Try for colleges and universities which take through class 12. Not all colleges and universities ask for JEE Main scores. Many have their own entrance tests which are conducted after JEE Main. You could apply for these. Also you could look at admissions into colleges that take through class 12. Some examples for this would be

  • Sastra University also takes through class 12 marks.
  • Tamilnadu offers a few seats to other state students on the basis of class 12 marks
  • Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab are states that take through class 12 marks and 15% of the seats are for outside state students.

Statistics from previous years have shown that taking a drop is not an advisable idea as the number of students who have successfully cracked JEE Main after taking a drop of 1 year is less than 5%. The reason is fatigue on account of studying the same thing all over again and carrying the additional stress of having to do or die. So it's advisable to look for good options and build a good career than wasting one year.

In spite of all, if you still wish to take a drop of one year for JEE Main, then the decision should be taken after careful consideration and consultation with parents and teachers.

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Devraj choudhary Student Expert 22nd Feb, 2020


Let me first calculate your rank

It can done on the formula

(100- percentile)*number of students appeared/100

It will be in range 1095-1455

Last year cut for SPA delhi was 486.

So, it seems you have low chances.  You need to improve your rank. All the best

For detail on other college check this

Hope it helps


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Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2020

There is nothing separate or specific that you need to do for studying aeronautical engineering after 12th.You need to study your class 11th and 12th subject very well mainly Physics,chemistry and Maths and then you can apply for various entrance exams conducted for admission in colleges offering aeronautical engineering.The syllabus of the exams will be based on what you will study in class 11th and 12th.
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After complition of 12th exam, what entrance exam like JEE or IIT is do for aeronautical engineering admission?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 22nd Feb, 2020

Dear aspirant,

JEE  is an exam for admission into IIT NIT and other government funded Institute for engineering in India. Almost all of the Government colleges in India get admission through JEE exam but exam itself conducted in two phases number one is mains and number 2 is advanced.

You have to score a minimum marks more than your cut off to be eligible for JEE advanced. This is score you have to get in JEE main exam. You can get admission into aeronautical engineering from any of the exam however if you specifically want admission in IIT then you have to clear main cutoff and also get a good rank in JEE advanced exam.

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my jee January 89parsentile obc please suggest college

Manisha Gupta Expert 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The exact prediction would be difficult about your admission possibilities. But as per the previous year cutoff, the chances are less to get a seat in NITs, IIITs & GFTIs, You can try for state level counseling.

To know your admission possibilities in state level counseling, you can use JEE Main college predictor tool.

Good Luck!


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Vikas gehlot 22nd Feb, 2020

To prepare for JEE main April exam unit 2 first show all the previous years questions because they are crucial for getting a good score also appear for as much as mock test possible so that it can give you the real sense of the exam also you can analyse all the way to the areas and work upon them to improve the score efficiently.

While appearing for the test you need to be very serious because and less you are serious you will not be able to get the proper feedback and also work upon the feedback to improve your score further.

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