Hi, this is Ankit. Well, I am a dropper. Here I am sharing why did I take the decision to drop a year for JEE, and whether I reached to my goal or not.
When I appeared for the first time in JEE Main, my preparation was not good. I just studied for 12th boards as that time the new normalisation process was implemented. So my AIR was 59938 that time and obviously I was not getting any college with my preferred branch.
But I and everyone related to me believed that I can perform better. I myself knew that this is not the best I can give. So there were two options in front of me,
- Either go with it, not drop and for rest of my life just regret that I would have been in XYZ NIT/IIT if…..
- Or I can stop for a moment, drop and try to give my best.
After thinking a lot, I chose second way. I dropped but it was a partial drop. I got enrolled in BHU Physics Honours course as my AIR was 57 in its entrance exam. I didn’t attend any coaching or you can say I didn’t have time to do so. Having attendance of around 85% in BHU, I kept on preparing for JEE as well.
There were some days when I was just about to give up. I thought its impossible to attend 9-5 classes and simultaneously prepare for JEE. I agree that some days were very depressing. But one thing I always kept in mind, I will try at least, even if I fail.
Then came November 1, 2014. I appeared for KVPY SB stream exam with very little hope of even scoring 20% in it. But I tried and after two days when I matched my answers with official key …. woahh! …. I got 63.5% score in it (AIR 22). This made me realise that yes I am on the right track. I studied with more enthusiasm now. I planned my studies now.
Finally the D-day came. April 4, 2015. I appeared in JEE Main and even after being stuck in physics section for 1.5 hours, I managed to somehow score 210 in it. With that I got AIR 8667 and got my branch: Mechanical (1st choice) in MNNIT Allahabad.
So you see, it was worth it I guess. And most important thing is that I would no longer have to regret that yes I would have got NIT/IIT if ……….
Yes I didn’t get IIT but I am happy 🙂
So however you feel during these preparations, just believe in yourself.
Never fear failure. If you fear failure, you don’t try. The key is to keep trying.
If you have any more questions about taking a drop or anything related to preparation, you can ask me on Quora.