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.
I have seen that many students prepare for IIT-JEE after passing their 12th board exam.They take a one year break from their normal academic studies ( some of them don’t even take admission in college) to prepare for this prestigious entrance exam.But soon they face a dilemma.They do not understand that how they should plan their preparation.Some of them get so confused regarding their preparation plan for IIT-JEE that they start feeling frustrated.Negative thoughts begin to crop up in their mind every now and then.And it is not un-usual.They have taken a risk by keeping away from regular academic studies for one year just to prepare for the IIT-JEE. And the confusion created in their mind regarding an ideal preparation methodology make them sceptical about their own capabilities. And they feel unable to understand that what they should do to propel them selves to the fast track preparation for IIT-JEE by removing all the mental confusion.
See, there can not be one plan that is suitable for all students.So what I am writing below is not meant to be followed blindly. You read it. Take some hint from it.Then you formulate your own plan that suits your style of study and life.
Since you have already passed 12th and you intend to prepare for IIT-JEE, I think you are a fairly good student.So now you should spend one month to revise the theory and concepts of the entire 11th and 12th syllabus in each subject.Solve all the questions contained in your NCERT book while revising the theory. Note down all the weak areas.Then with the help of able teachers you should study those weak topics again. Take personal tuition if necessary.
After this, your confidence will get strengthened because you will know in your heart that you have the knowledge of the entire syllabus in each subject.And now you should start solving entrance type questions in each subject from some good IIT-JEE guide or other suitable study material.You should study extra concepts in those topics in which your already gained knowledge is not proving enough to solve all questions.
Solve questions from different chapters cyclically, that is, in any subject you should select a chapter and solve some questions from it.Then you should move to next chapter.Solve questions from that chapter too.Then move to next chapter… and so on. In this way you will solve questions of all the chapters in that subject.After this you should again return to the first chapter and follow the same sequence of moving from one chapter to other until you solve all the chapters again.Then again you should start a new cycle of question solving.In this way keep solving questions from all chapters in each subject periodically.
During this phase of your preparation you should keep revising the concepts and theory of different topics in each subject periodically.I will suggest, you should make a plan on a calender in which you can write the schedule of your revision.Every topic in each subject must be revised at least once every month.
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
I shall not give any suggestion to anybody to make a year drop for preparation of these exams. Because if a student does not succeed to get admission in his/her desired college, he becomes depressed. He faces many mental problems. Firstly, confidence level of student becomes very low. Secondly, his social life gets on the edge. He stops mingling & talking to his friends and does not like to go anywhere. He feels hesitation before people. Even at his own home, he does not feel comfortable. And whenever he joins another college, he, there too, does not feel comfortable. Reason behind this feeling is that , his classmates are not of that age group , of which, he belongs. Just think of a boy, who is getting admission after year gap of 5-7 years, he gets his classmates 5-7 years younger to him. It is difficult for him to start conversation with them. They only get pressure from both sides. If the routine, which is, they are forced to adopt , continues to 5-7 years, a student can forget to make a healthy conversation with others. This routine may damage personality of students deeply.
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.441 Views