Just like everybody else, it has been a very stressful year for JEE 2020 aspirants. First lockdown and then continuous postponement of JEE exam from April to July to September. Due to all these concerns, many students are thinking of taking a drop for JEE 2021.
Dropping a year for JEE 2021 preparation is not an easy option but a sensible decision keeping the severity of the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Note : IIT JAB has decided to give an additional attempt option to droppers (who registered for JEE Advanced 2020 but missed out on giving the exam due to COVID-19) to appear in JEE Advanced 2021. These candidates will not have to qualify JEE Main 2021, and will be allowed to directly appear in JEE Advanced 2021.
Is it Worth Taking a Drop for JEE?
Yes, it is worth taking a drop for JEE to get admission into the top engineering institutes like IITs and NITs. Preparing for JEE without having to worry about school tests, board exams, board results, etc., is very helpful. You will get ample time to practice a lot of questions at home.
If I take a drop for the JEE 2021, will there be any 75% criteria present for me?
Not yet official but 75% eligibility criteria may also get relaxed for JEE 2021 because of the difficulty faced by students in COVID-19 pandemic. JEE 2021 droppers may not require a minimum score of 75% marks in class XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.
Motivational Tips for JEE Droppers
- Repeating a year for JEE preparation is not a waste of time if you are determined to achieve your goal. You should have a will to study the same books, go through the same questions again and again.
- Dropping a year is a difficult decision but it will take you to your dreams and make your parents proud. If you give your best, you will always feel confident whether you are selected in JEE or not.
- Stay happy and excited. Don’t let the fact that you are a so-called repeater affect you much. A happy mind without any baggage will tend to focus more on studies than the one with loneliness and inferiority all around grasping you.
- Don’t go hard on yourself. Push yourself out of your comfort zone but only to an extent where it doesn’t become a burden. Don’t try to become someone that you are not.
- Remain calm when you are not able to understand any topic or your marks in tests do not reflect the hard work you put in. Eventually it will.
Always remember that anything is possible with proper planning, execution and consistent hard work.
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