New Delhi: With the JEE Mains 2021 results finally announced on Wednesday, there is a lot of buzz around what the next steps will be for the students. A total of 44 candidates have scored 100 percentile in the engineering entrance exam JEE Main this year, while 18 candidates have shared the top rank, Ministry of Education (MoE) officials said on Tuesday midnight.
Starting this year, the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main is being conducted four times a year to offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores.
The first phase was held in February and the second in March. The next phases were scheduled for April and May but those were postponed in view of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that raged through the country affecting lakhs. The third edition was held from July 20-25 while the fourth edition was conducted from August 26 to September 2.
The ranks of the candidates have been released taking into consideration the best of the four NTA scores, in accordance with the policy already made. Over 9.34 lakh candidates appeared in four editions of JEE Main.
However, what should the students who didn’t make the cut for JEE Main this year do?
Other Engineering Entrance Examinations
Students, who are thinking about what they can do if they have not been able to clear the JEE Main or did not score high in the exam, should not be disheartened as JEE Main is held twice every year and only the best of the two exams is taken.
Look At Other Options, Alternative Career Choice
Candidates who have made the cut in JEE Main Exam with an average or below average percentile/ranks should keep in mind that NIT or IIT aren’t their only options. The students can look at other colleges or career options available for them.
While choosing another college, one should consider parameters like ROI, accreditation, placements, infrastructure, curriculum, faculty, alumni base among other things.
Lateral Entry Into BTech Programmes
There are other top options for lateral entry into BTech programmes nowadays which can be done after finishing of the BSc course in the science division.
Go For It Again Next Year
If an individual is fully committed to cracking the JEE Mains exam then he/she can attempt it again next year. However, if aspirants are ready to commit an entire year preparing for the exam, it should be done only if the candidate is 100 per cent sure that they can keep their focus for the full year.
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