JEE Main 2018 is scheduled to be held on April 08, 2018 in offline mode and on April 15 and 16, 2018 in online mode. There were 1,186,454 applicants for JEE Main 2017, while only 9,784 secured admissions in various IITs. There is a huge battle for each and every seat.

It’s important to be optimistic but at the same time, one must be prepared for the worst case scenario. If you do not achieve a good score and All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main 2018, there are various alternatives as JEE Main is not the only way for fulfilling your career goals. The trick is to be patient and look around for other possibilities. We’ve detailed a few below.

1- Don’t Lose Hope

You should try your luck give your best for JEE Main preparation. If you think that your exam did not go as per your expectations, there are other, top colleges that offer admissions based on JEE Main scores.

For instance, the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) offer admissions to their courses solely based on JEE Main scores. The institutes have maintained their reputation as good as the IITs as far as placements are concerned. Students graduating from NITs have bagged an annual salary package of INR 1 Crore. Apart from that, there are various government and private institutes which consider JEE Main score for admission to engineering specializations.

2- Engineering is Also Outside IITs

JEE is considered to be India’s toughest entrance exam for engineering aspirants. So while you prepare for JEE Main, the preparation for other entrances go hand in hand. The pattern might slightly differ but that will be on the slope side for sure.

There are various other, reputed government and private engineering colleges that are almost equally competent to get an engineering degree. Almost every state has its own engineering entrance exam which is quite easier as compared to JEE Main.

Various other autonomous colleges conduct entrance exams for engineering courses. These include SRM and VIT. The tag may be different, but you may reach up to or even greater peaks of success.

3- Engineering is not the only Option

Engineering is not the only option for a science student. Having pursued higher education in science opens a lot of career opportunities for the candidate. From microbiology to statistics, you can choose the course suitable for you and prepare for the entrance accordingly. There are other miscellaneous reputed options for you in research, teaching, civil services, higher education in biotechnology, defense services and lots more.

4- Go Beyond Your Country – Education Aspirations Have no Boundaries

You may opt to pursue your engineering or science course from a foreign institution or university. Various world-class colleges in other countries reserve few seats for the foreign students. For this, you will have to qualify the associated international engineering and science entrance exam.

Various such exams are organized in India every year that offer abroad studies that include MCAT, SAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS and TOEFL. Of course the expense incurred in pursuing such courses is higher but if financial constraints is not an issue, you can surely give it a try.

5- Step Back and Jump Farther

In case you could not score per your expectations, you can take a year’s drop, join some good coaching and then reappear for the exam next year. It may surely be better for you because you would already have seen the pattern, and would get an additional year for preparation.

So to wind up, these were the best possible options for you in case you are expecting a disappointing JEE Main score. You must note that there are many other opportunities that can be availed. All the best!

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