Entrance exams like the JEE Main, JEE Advanced and NEET are the most competitive exams in the country. Every year, lakhs of students from all over India appear for these exams in the hopes to get into one of the top engineering or medical colleges. But how many of them get the opportunity to study in the NITs, IITs, or top medical colleges like the Armed Force Medical College?
Even if you crack the exams, there is no guarantee that you will get into your dream college or the desired branch. But that is not the end of the road for you. Even if you fail, despite giving your best, it is still not the end. A college or a course doesn’t define a person. Success stories are not written by the college but by you.
It is all well and good if you can study your dream course in a good college but at the end of the day, it is your skills, knowledge, and passion to reach the zenith that counts. There are people who dropped out of college to pursue their dreams because they knew that their dreams are not restricted to the college environment; it’s beyond that. Then there are people who failed to crack JEE or NEET but they never gave up until they reached their goals.
It is not only about where you see yourself in 10 years but what you do to reach there. They say, “where there’s a will, there’s a way”, so do not crush your dreams even if you fail. The idea is to not give up and if you don’t give up, you will definitely reach your goal someday.
Success Stories In Life Beyond JEE & NEET
You must be knowing that there are some famous people in the world who are engineers or doctors from the top institutes but chose to be something different from what they have studied. But I wonder if you know that there are other people who did not clear the JEE exams or failed in NEET and have yet made it to the top. So what is the secret behind their success? Perseverance, hard work, determination to achieve something and, the most important fact, their self-belief.
Here are a few examples we all look up to, not because they cleared the JEE or NEET or any other major entrance exam, but, in fact, because they didn’t clear the exams and yet made it to the top by not giving up on themselves. The reason we look up to them is that they didn’t think of one failure to be the end of them. They began with a failure and achieved the heights of success. They learnt from their failures and we should learn from them. Failure, too, is part of the learning experience.
Successful People Who Didn’t Clear The JEE or NEET
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Everyone knows him and his achievements. No failure could stop him. He was not an IITian, but that did not stop him from being one of the finest engineers this world has ever seen. Everyone from young ones to old ones knew him as “The Missile Man Of India”.
He lived a complete and successful life in spite of not having cleared the JEE. He faced the worst and made the best out of it. He got the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of Chemistry, even though he failed to get admitted to any of the Indian Institutes of Technology.
He himself said, “Failing in JEE doesn’t stop you from attaining success in life”.
Life is more than just a JEE exam. Satya Nadella didn’t qualify the JEE, but he did what he loved. He couldn’t join the IITs or NITs, but he was determined and goal oriented. He finished his engineering from a private engineering institute and today he runs a $78 billion software major.
Kalpana Chawla did not qualify for JEE. But this simply could not stop her from doing what she loved. She pursued her dreams. She is the first Indian woman to fly into space as a primary robotic arm operator. Believe it or not, nothing is impossible. Give yourself time, be patient, work hard and you will achieve it.
He is popularly known as the “Father of the Pentium Chip”. And guess what? He too did not clear the JEE! He is a pioneer and inventor of the most popular Pentium processors. This is not a joke, my friend. These are live examples.
He wanted to become a doctor but he couldn’t clear any medical entrance exam, including the NEET (AIPMT). He didn’t give up. He appeared for NEET again and again and he failed again and again. He learnt new things every time he failed and he did not stop until he reached his goal. He cracked NEET in 2016 and is currently pursuing MBBS from the Armed Force Medical College in Pune, which is the second best medical college in India. He is not the only one. There are many other students who failed in NEET, JEE, and other major entrance exams in India but they didn’t give up. And today they are pursuing their dream courses.
All the people mentioned above were determined to achieve something. They were ready to take risks which most of us don’t even think of. It is better you give yourself the time to think and set an aim in life by understanding your talents and motivation. Love what you do and you will create a platform for your own success sooner or later.
Revolutionize yourself first and the way you do things and see the change. Remember, IITs, NITs, AIIMS, AFMC are simply platforms given to you. But they do not ensure success. So, it is okay even if you fail in JEE or NEET as long as you are determined to reach your goal. Your determination and a creative combination of hard and smart work will definitely get you there. Remember – mind over matter.
But if you want to crack these entrance exams with a high score, make sure you study JEE and NEET study materials properly. Solve NEET and JEE practice papers. Leave no stone unturned to reach where you want to reach. Take regular NEET and JEE mock tests and assess your performance to improve your test-taking strategies.
All The Best!