6 Alternate Career Options for Those Who Failed to Clear JEE Advanced 2019

By Avinash Kumar|Updated : July 5th, 2019

6 Alternate Career Options for Those Who Failed to Clear JEE Advanced 2019: With the recent declaration of JEE Advanced 2019 results, the successful candidates must be busy in attending the counselling rounds for seeking admission in the B.Tech/B.Arch courses. However, as only 38,705 candidates out of 1.73 lakh candidates have cleared the exam, so the number of unsuccessful candidates are on the higher side. 

Career Options Who Failed To Clear JEE Advanced 2019

These candidates must be desperately searching for some alternate career options so that they are spared from wasting one year. To help such candidates, we are offering some lucrative career options, which can be pursued by a PCM class 12 student.

  • Consider the NITs and IIITs: If you were unsuccessful in clearing the JEE Advanced exam, you cannot get admission to the IITs, but if you have a good score in JEE Main, you can get admission in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs). These institutes are next in rank to the IITs and have excellent infrastructure and placement records. They offer a vast range of course options to the students.
  • Appear for the state level engineering exams: If you were not able to clear JEE Advanced 2019 but are still keen to pursue engineering, you should start looking beyond the IITs and NITs. In addition to JEE, there are many other state engineering exams such as WBJEE, COMEDK, TNEA, UPJEEE, MHTCET, and many others. These exams are easier to crack, and so you should focus your attention on these examinations. 

There are also many private engineering colleges, which conduct their entrance examination for giving admission to students in various engineering courses.

  • Opt for pure science courses: There are several pure science courses which are gaining popularity over the years.  After getting a degree of B.Sc in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics, you can look for opportunities in pure and applied research in the fields of computational physics, data science, robotics, aerodynamics, operational research, pharmacological research, and many others.
  • Choose some professional course: Many aspirants make the mistake of considering only B.Tech to be the professional course in the field of science. However, it is not so. There are many courses such as B.Sc Aviation, B.Sc Nautical Science, Bachelors in Computer Applications (BCA), B.Des in Industrial and Product Design, etc. These courses offer the required professional expertise to the students and make them industry ready.
  • Arts and Commerce courses can also be considered: If the realization draws upon you that you are not made for an engineering career and your interest lies in Arts and Commerce stream, you can easily make the switch. Consider courses in the field of Economics, Psychology, English, Law, Management, etc. 
  • Make your passion your career: It might have been possible that you did not have an interest in engineering but opted for PCM and consequently appeared for JEE due to parental pressure. Owing to the lack of interest, you failed to perform well despite putting in efforts. Therefore, now is the time to have a discussion with your parents and let them allow you to make a career choice in the field of your passion. This can be photography, writing, journalism, music, designing, etc. Conduct your research, talk to people about the courses and relevant opportunities, interact with professionals, and if you are facing difficulty in choosing a particular course, you can arrange for a session with a career counsellor.

When to Consider Dropping a Year?

If you are passionate about engineering and do not want to pursue any other career option other than engineering, then you should not hesitate to drop a year. But before finalizing on your decision to drop a year, you need to realistically evaluate your chances of clearing JEE after dropping a year. If you are patient enough to study with full dedication for one more year and you have the right ability to crack the exam, only then you should consider taking a drop.

You can either consider self-study at home or join any coaching centre. In case you want to go with the former option, the platform of BYJU'S Exam Prep will immensely help you in your preparation.

We can very well understand that even after giving your 100% efforts if you were not able to clear the JEE Advanced 2019 exams, you must be feeling too depressed. But, it is time to lift your spirits and choose an alternative career option, which is equally as rewarding as an engineering career.

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Sufyan Khan
Cleared JEE ADVANCED and getting low grade IITs...
But sir I m confused ...I don't know what my passion is and why I opted for Engineering!
Just one aim is to became billionaire...sounds weird n childish but I opted for Engineering after tempted by crore packages in IIT ..
So what to do😵
Starc Cyril Kaiser
Sir, I don't want to drop for 1 year...
But I want to try my jee 2020 after joining a decent engineering college in Andhra Pradesh through the state level exam EAMCET....  could u please help me....
Ramesh Pallikonda
Sir iam dependent on your gradeup app couching this year iam a dropper had no money to pay couching institution iam studing at home
Sufyan Khan
Sir Jee clear Karke BHI Kuch nhi hua ...
IIT ki faculty worst hai ..Kuch padhate hi nhi ...

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