Should I Drop a Year?




Kuch pane ke liye kuch khona padhta hai

It simply means “if you want to achieve something, you need to lose something too.”

Dropping should be only considered only if you think you missed out IIT or NIT with a few marks or rank.

A year drop can be good for some students while for some it makes life heck.

Saying is easier then doing.

Dropping a year is a very difficult task. You can ask this to any student who has dropped a year. After some months of studying you might even get frustrated studying the same portion again and again.

But that frustration disappears if you are highly determined and you love your subject

It’s always advisable to join a college and prepare for JEE, AIEEE or other exams simultaneously since it will lower your stress to perform on that D day and if by some chance you are not able to clear JEE ,AIEEE or others then you have backup which is continue your course.

Chances of getting bored and depressed is also high...You might even think that what if I don’t perform well in those 3 to 6 hours…..and all that stuff.

However joining some coaching classes is always worth since it will help you to stay motivated.

Advantages of dropping

  • A focused year towards studies can land you in IITs or Nits. That too with a good rank.
  • You are transformed to a stronger student specially that kind of 1 year single minded devotion can be really helpful to you throughout your life.

Disadvantages of dropping a year.

  • Lots of stress on you to perform on that particular D-day
  • Depression and others related factors can also affect your studies

Students who have been successful after dropping a year -What's their secret?

There are many of them who dropped 1 year and cracked JEE next following year. Amrose Birani, who scored an AIR 3 in IIT JEE 2007 was a dropper!

Secret is Hardwork and Never Give Up Attitude

So if you have the motivation, Determination, single minded devotion then only think about dropping a year.

Otherwise joining some college and preparing for entrance exams simultaneously would be a safe and a cool thing. But please don’t mess up your college GPAs.

This is the time when time management strategy should be utilized.

Please keep in mind.

Hard Work is the only key to Success.

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Comment:good....................

Author: Bunty

Comment:If i will stay for 1 year...is there any problem in +2 marks????

Author: akansha

Comment:i am one of d toppers of my class &wanted 2 score 90+ marks in 12th......so will it be beneficial for me 2 take srop after 12th???????????

Author: sakshi

Comment:i have always secured over 95+ marks should i drop an year to prepare for iit jee?

Author: mimi

Comment:does it affect placements?

Author: sadd

Comment:sir will d marks of 12th be taken for medical entrances in the coming years?? :( :(

Author: prabhjot sandhu

Comment:i have scored 89.8%marks in +2 and only 80marks in jee . so i cannot get admission to any good college of engineering..........so i am thinking of droping a year . so should i drop or proceed? and further if i drop will i face any difficulty in placements or jobs ?

Author: yash

Comment:can i join IIT jodhpur without selaction in JEE mains and advance if seat are available


Comments   

 
# nih 2013-07-11 00:59
Sir, i secured 6402 rank in jee advance this year but couldnt get a branch of my preference,also i scored 86.2% in boards and 24143 rank in jee main . I will not be able to get a good nit.
SO SHOULD I CONSIDER DROPING A YEAR?
 
 
# Ayush Bahuguna 2013-07-01 18:14
hello sir, i am considering to join a decent college and prepare from there with the help of correspondence course. please give some tips.
thanks
 
 
# Alakesh 2013-06-26 00:36
Sir, i scored 84.6% in my board exam this year but i have not crack jee or any entrance exam and all the good colleges prefer admission through jee marks.. so should i drop and prepare for jee to qualify it in the next year exam or should i proceed??? and also does the students face any kind of difficulty at the time of placement or job for having and academic gap means drop??
 
 
# Saileja 2013-06-16 08:07
just wanted to know how my study routine would be if i join a state govt college and then prepare for Jee? tough, i know but how tough? if it helps, i scored 99 in jee main and 180 in bitsat
 
 
# Tanay 2013-06-06 07:42
Your one thing is wrong that one should only take drop if his or her marks are near to the cutoff or rank . Dedication is required instead of last year result in IIT-JEE . And one should only take drop if his or her has dedication towards jee . Last year results doesn't matter.
 
 
# Tanmay 2013-05-18 22:03
I got 74 marks in jee mains and 204 in bitsat will a drop help me
 
 
# mukesh kumar 2013-05-04 06:42
Sir i will get approximately 100 marks in jee main , so is dropping a year good choice for me ??? ?????
Plz tell me quickly i vry tensed .,,,,,
 
 
# Rajesh 2013-05-13 17:26
You CAN drop but seriously,you CANT guarentee that even after preparing for a year,your will be selected.I dropped in 2012 and studied for one whole year.Put in all my effort but even then I barely managed to qualify for advanced.It's not like I didn't study but it was just my mere luck that I couldn't perform well on the last day.Many of my friends were in the same condition but a few went through.

After not getting the desired result,you will feel guilt that you didn't need to drop.BUT if you really did study properly for one year and by chance something happened in the last days,then it doesnt matter.Atleast you tried.

By the way,one of the reasons I dropped was because I had an extra year.I was studying a year earlier so overall I have no loss.

It's just on chances.You MIGHT get selected...you MIGHT NOT.
 
 
# riya 2012-06-20 16:59
i could nt qualify ny medical xam dis year n got rank 7000 in jee nd 68000 in aieee...m nt getting ny good stream in enginering colleges should i drop for nxt year.??..i hv heard about cet for engg nd medicl is it true??would it cause any problem for repeaters nxt year???
 
 
# wasim iitm 2012-07-04 19:33
since u have done fairly in aieee ,and u r so close to the top 10000 students of our country , i think ur chances of getting into iit next year is quite good , many of my friends have dropped and made it to great colleges next year whether it is engineering or medical ....all u need is one year of focused study , without any negative attitude , all u shud think about is learn the things that u havent learnt in first attempt become a strong student hence a better engineer
 
 
# SS 2012-05-22 22:29
:trolldad:
 
 
# rohan kapoor 2012-04-03 17:07
i want to commpete iit and i passed my 11 exam and again want to get re-admission in 11 it can be beneficial for me/
 
 
# banka 2012-03-30 02:05
I m doing fashion designing , but nw i wanna change it and do engineering . i gave my aieee last year . cn i get admission nw in any engineering college on the basis of my board result ????? plzzzzz help ...
 
 
# ayush nigam 2011-08-05 00:40
sir i got 13241 air in eee..got nit calicut..but i wanna drop..z it correct???
 
 
# shiva pillai 2011-07-09 07:07
hey ,i got 197 in iit jee 2011,26,629 in aieee and 236 in bitsat and also 1426 rank in ipucet ,but i am kinda confused regarding joinig ip university or dropping a year plz do advise me as i am kinda of obsesed with iit
 
 
# man123 2011-06-17 04:47
plz help me..i got 50666 rank in aieee and 120 in iit . 28000 in vit and 5000 in ipu...should i drop one year and study or should i take up a college....i will join a coaching institute..
 
 
# Soumik_Das 2011-05-30 11:19
i didnt make iit this year. i want to drop this year and prepare properly for jee 2012...
is this possible? i have heard about a single CEt for Engg.??? is this true for 2012??
 
 
# sridharsharma 2011-04-26 14:36
i got 100+
i haven't prepared seriously for iit jee this time
can i have one more time in 2012
 
 
# piltu 2011-04-25 05:26
sir i scored 155 jee 2011 shud i take jee again in 2012?
 
 
# lakshay chutani 2011-03-30 21:23
sir iam in class12 i want to prepare for aieee ,so should i join an institute now or should i drop for a year after 12 to get a good rank
 
 
# vinod bhat 2010-07-31 17:03
sir
i have passed 10+2in year 2008 . i have scored 62.3% but due to lack of information i gave improvement paper in chemistry and maths because i got only 55%.and someone told me that for engineering entrance one must have 60% or more in pcm.so i didn't drop that year and gave paper in the two subject also i have given aieee in which i got 190000 rank and my father transferred from delhi to rajasthan i didn't have domicile for rajasthan so i was not able to give rpet.
next year that is 2009 with 12th i gave aieee ,rpet in which i got 60&#xin; pcm and 2 50000 rank in aieee and 45000 rank in rpet then idrop for aieee but again i didn't cleared aieee and got 350000 rank and 35000 rank in rpet now i am so frustrated that i don't know what to do because if joined rpet college it is not good college .one mind telling that go to rpet college and one mind tell me that after so much failure now i am prepared so much thattake one more chance for rpet this year you will clear rpet with good rank:sad::sad:: sad::sad:
 
 
# naincy faraday 2012-10-17 10:31
sir
i m in class 12. i didnt take any kind of coaching in class 11. only 4 months are left to complete my class 12th.should i do a crash course or drop a year.
 
 
# Sidg 2010-07-18 11:54
Sir,
I've got 142800 rank in aieee and scored 102 marks in jee......shoul i take a drop or
join a not so gud engg. college and then prepare ......will amity b a gud choice for such a step???
plz reply asap!
 
 
# Shubhi23 2010-07-16 21:09
hello.....i got 83 marks...in iit this time....got 92.4% in cbse...(i didn't take any coaching or material along with my 11 n 12th for iit ..concentrated only on boards )......i really want to get in to iit or nit...cause it is going to be a good portal 4 making it to my dreams....shoul d i drop...???...ac tually ..i want to but none of my friendz r doing it ...not even the smart one's...every one's joining some pvt. college...is my decision to drop right???
 
 
# hgfrghhighjk44 2010-07-15 11:54
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# abhinav44 2010-07-15 11:43
hello manish sir ;
i got 24000 rank in aieee 2010 , 127 marks in iit,
i want to make in iit.
should i drop one year or prepare for iit in any NIT ?
 
 
# rohit prabhakar 2010-07-02 15:45
@ himanshu
bro starting with ncert is the best way first complete ncert of PCM then start HC verma for physics if u feel comfortable then continue with it otherwise do pradeep or any other concept building book but do ask someone else fr physics because acc 2 me the marks i scored in physics is because of my teacher but he always said practice more and more mcqs so prefer mcq's book over HC verma and do as many mcqs as u can ,for chem practice is very important so after doing theory solve as many mcqs as u can it will increase ur confidence try p bahadur ,op tandon for physical and inorganic but fr organic theorey is very important so fr theory i wud suggest u organic chem by Jagdamba singh the best book fr organic in my opinion(believe me i got 97/160 marks in jee chemistry and 102/144 marks in aieee chem) take chem very seriously its very scoring and now fr maths after doing ncert do basic RD sharma and after that do mcqs frm ML aggarwal
BUT BRO DO JOIN A GUD COACHING INSTITUTE AND dnt hesitate in asking ur doubts frm teachers and my best wishes are with u hope u get admission in IIT"S next year
 
 
# Janardhan 2010-07-02 04:12
I have got ONE LAKH 38K RANK IN AIEEE{75MARKS} And UPTU 37,972 ,IPU RANK 16,0981 I AM SOOOO DEPRESSED BECAUSE EVEN AT THESE RANKS I DONT GET ANY COLLEGE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE ALL ASK BIG DONATIONS BUT I CAN'T AFFORD!!!!!!!!
Even My PCM is 58.26% I AM HELPLESS AS ELIGIBILITY OF MANY COLLEGES IS GONEEE 60% !!!!!
I WANT ANYONE PLEASE SHOW ME PATH!!!!
PLEASE TELL HOW TO DROP SUCCESSFULLY!!!
 
 
# Arjun Tuli 2010-07-01 12:24
How should one plan out the preparation for jee while taking up some college???
plz reply
 
 
# himanshu 2010-06-30 19:06
i can not make into iit dis year & got very bad marks{55 marks)... so i had started prep. wid ncert of phy. & chem & i will definately complete in 15 days!!!! how shld i start maths!! shld i first do ncert or some other book!!!plz help & also doing first ncert books of phy. & chem is right desion!!!
 
 
# himanshu 2010-06-30 19:05
i can not make into iit dis year & got very bad marks{55 marks)... so i had started prep. wid ncert of phy. & chem & i will definately complete in 15 days!!!! how shld i start maths!! shld i first do ncert or some other book!!!plz help & also doing first ncert books of phy. & chem is right desion!!!
 
 
# rohit prabhakar 2010-06-27 15:50
GUYS I WILL TELL U MY STORY LAST YEAR I GOT 1 LAKH 31 THOUSAND AIR IN AIEEE,33 MARKS IN JEE,176 MARKS IN BITSAT AND 28 THOUSAND RANK IN VITEEE AND I DECIDED 2 DROP IRRESPECTIVE OF PEOPLE'S SAYING AND I M SO PROUD OF MY DECISION THIS YEAR I GOT 27THOUSAND RANK IN AIEEE THAT IS IMPROVEMENT OF 1 LAKH RANK WHICH IS ACCORDING 2 ME AN ACHIEVEMENT AND I GOT 170 MARKS IN JEE,273 MARKS IN BITSAT(LOST MARKS IN ENGLISH) AND 9 THOUSAND RANK IN VITEEE SO ITS NOT RIGHT SAYING THAT PEOPLE WITH RANK MORE THAN 1 LAKH SHOULD NOT DROP IF U HAV DETERMINATION THEN ONE SHOULD DROP AND I F I HAD DONE THAT ANYONE CAN ACHIEVE HIS TARGET
SO BE POSITIVE AND DO WHAT UR HEART SAYS
BUT ONE THING IS DO JOIN A GOOD COACHING THIS IS ONE MISTAKE I DID IN MY DROP THAT I DIDNT JOINED ANY COACHING AND STUDY WITH PATIENCE AND DO WELL SO ALL THE BEST 2 EVERYONE WHO IS DROPPING
 
 
# aman 2010-06-17 10:44
@mayank.. i think you shud drop..
 
 
# Mayank @ NIT Jaipur 2010-06-15 17:17
I scored 147 in JEE 10 , aieee 30000 and 93% PCM in CBSE.. Should i drop????
 
 
# ajinkya 2010-06-15 09:40
but is it possible to repeat iit jee while taking admission in an engg college??
 
 
# araf 2010-06-15 00:37
@ vaibhav
dude ur so myself iwas a year ago
GO CHASE UR DREAM GAME
B PROUD OF URSELF
BANG DAT
I I T THING
 
 
# Vaibhav Sinha 2010-06-13 18:04
SIr, I hv got 5489 air in jee 2010(216 marks) and my bitsat score is 339, my aieee rank is 7461. I am from ge category. I want you to suggest me what should I do? People say to me to join BITS and my outer mind also suggests me to join BITS. But my inner self wants me to go for one more year coaching. Plz suggest me what should I do. Plz help.
 
 
# himanshu 2010-06-13 11:48
hello manish sir..... i am very upset ! i can not make into iit .dis .. i hav wasted too much time !! i hav wasted 2 yrs ! i got 78% in 12th class & 79 &#xin; pcm ! igot 52 marks in iit jee 2010 !! i am going to drop this year !!! plz help me !! how can i start preparation !!! i know nthing !! i hav no confidence!!!
 
 
# Gaurang Bhatnagar 2010-06-11 15:56
i got 93 marks in iit this time i missed it by 2 marks then what should i do????????//
 
 
# sreejith 2010-06-09 07:21
nice
 
 
# Arafath JEE'10 AIR 1662 2010-06-08 21:04
see i lost jee'10 cuttoff by 40 marks
today i stand 75 marks above cutt off
mashallah thanks do god