Failing NEET, JEE is not a big deal. Many fail, very few qualify with a decent score. I’m writing this article on the basis of my practical experience and you won’t find any kind of promotion or untrue facts here.
Should I drop a year and prepare again?
First, Do not expect a coaching institute to make you a doctor or an engineer. Do not believe their advertisement. There may be 20 thousand registered student in a coaching institute, out of which a handful makes into the top rank, maybe 100s qualify the exam. I remember my coaching days in the year 2011, there use to be around 150 student in a class. Only 2 made it to NIT, none to IIT. Across the 6 batches of 150-200 regular students, 1 made it to IIT, some 8 (SC/ST included) made it to NIT. As of me, I studied in Engineering in Guwahati. (dont ask where) 😛
Drop, if you are confident that your score will improve in the next attempt
I’m not sure weather to become Doctor or Engineer
Hey, maybe you want to become a geologist? A graphic designer?, Hotel Manager, Lawyer, journalist. The point is, there are many options beside Engineering and Medical. Think about them to. Do your own research on Google/Facebook/LinkedIn. Make good use of the Internet.
Sure, becoming a journalist sounds lower to that of engineer. But then, Journalist are better then unemployed engineer. 😀 😀 🙂
But how to find a Career that I may be interested in?
Let me give you an example. I have a friend who graduated from GMCH in 2015. Post that, he did his rural posting. Now, he is trying hard for a seat in PG (NEET) for his domain of interest. On asked, he told me that there is too much competition in PG medical too. Simply having a MBBS degree does not help much these days it seems. But, this friend of mine will surely clear PG next time. I see that he wants to clear it, no matter how hard. That maybe his passion for medical that keeps him going.
Now, an example from engineering. I know a girl, who happens to be deeply interested in Computer Science. But strangely, she did her Engineering in ECE from a private college in Orissa. She got recruited by Wipro too. But instead of joining, she dropped and prepared for GATE. That too in CSE branch. She cleared GATE after dropping 2 years post her graduation. Now she is in NIT Bhopal, doing her M.Tech in CSE.
The point is, see for people in your friend list or in your network, who has taken a similar career as of yours. See how well they did, or if they failed then why? Don’t look for one person. If your are interested in Medical, then look out for atleast 2-3 guys, who has taken the same path and see where they are today. Now ask yourself, if you want the same.
Similarly, for engineering, looks for your seniors who has studied in colleges where you want to study. After my +2, I was about to take admission in a famous engineering college in Punjab. Thank God I changed my mind. Now, all I see is a bunch of unemployed boys/girls from that college. While most of the girls from that college has become Instagram model, boys prefer to update their fake work profile in Facebook.The reality of unemployment gets hidden my a Facebook profile update. The same college now runs advertisement on dailies, tv channels that thier ex-student are working in Google and Microsoft. Well, if a college has graduated about 20 Lakhs student, sure one of them could be in Google.
Is B.Sc, BCA, BA(LLB) and others bad?
Hell No!! Do your B.Sc from a normal college. Post that, you become eligible for JAM for admission into M.Sc at IITs/NIT in pure Science. Similarly, post BCA, you can go for NIMCET for MCA in premier NITs. See, it is not the end of world.
Bottom line is: If you are confused what to do, then do not go for Medical/Engineering, don’t waste your parent’s hard earned money. Do some basic degree, like B.Sc, BA, B.Com. While doing this course, you will gradually figure out what you are good at. Depending on that, you can plan your career further.
Thats it! I will keep updating this article for all of you as I recall more. Your suggestions are welcome.
Incase, you want to know about me, I am a writer, I write a hell lot of articles for media. I work on a media company. I enjoy it. Yes, I am an EC engineer by degree.
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