Should I Drop A Year for JEE Main & JEE Advanced 2020

By Avinash Kumar|Updated : August 12th, 2019

'Should I drop a year for JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020 preparation or not?' is the question many of us face after the array of Engineering Entrance Exams- such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT and VITEE result. Will we be able to secure a higher rank next year? Or is it better to enrol this year itself? 

If you are finding a tough time to decide between taking a year drop for JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020 preparation, then read further for the best career advice. 

Drop a Year for JEE 2020: JEE Main & JEE Advanced

We at BYJU'S Exam Prep take this dilemma seriously and hope to help you to make this decision wisely- we have arranged a short number of FAQs and our expert's advice for you to clear some prevalent doubts. We would suggest you go through the FAQs mentioned below to know the Pros and Cons of dropping a year for the preparation of JEE 2020.

Let us know in the comment section if you still have any doubt about dropping a year for JEE Main/ JEE Advanced 2020. 

Question - Do my chances of getting a better rank to improve if I go for a year drop for JEE 2020?

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Yes, your chances do improve greatly- but only if you're diligent and smart. A year's worth of extra preparation of the JEE Advanced & JEE Main syllabus subjects, along with a combination of hard and smart work, will most assuredly lead you to a better result.

Question - I've been preparing for Engineering Entrance exams since class 11th. How will an extra year of preparation help me get a better result?

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The problem generally is that students are unable to give full focus to JEE studies during 11th and 12th. An extra year of singular focus towards JEE (Main) / JEE (Advance) / BITSAT  preparation may give you the upper edge needed to obtain a good rank in these exams.

Question - Should I enrol in a coaching institute for a year drop for JEE 2020?

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If you haven't enrolled in a good coaching institute for appearing in JEE before, then yes you should. You will get the necessary focus to study the subjects well.

If you've already been to a coaching institute before, you probably have the necessary material and information about the subjects to prepare well. What went missing was the effort. Set goals for yourself and commit to them, do it whichever way it suits you- by yourself or at a coaching institute.

Question - What should I focus on in the drop year preparation?

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If you've opted to take a drop this year, you are certainly under more pressure to secure a better rank in the entrance exams. This makes it imperative that you don't just study hard, you must study smart. Focus on the topics you're weak on and which appear in past JEEs especially. Try to optimize your solving skills by giving a lot of mock tests, to improve your speed and accuracy. Finally, study all the previous year examination papers diligently and get a grasp of how the particular exam really is. for example, BITSAT is a speed test - 150 questions in 180 minutes. JEE (Main) is comparatively slower - 90 questions in 180 minutes. Prepare yourself mentally for such changes in test formats.

Question - Should I enrol in a college this year and prepare alongside for JEEs next year?

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This decision is a very delicate one and needs to be much thought over. It involves tying up your parent's money in a below-expectations college, and there is no guarantee you'll be able to focus for JEE studies while at college-since 1st-year studies at college definitely will require your attention and effort.

It basically depends on whether you are willing to take the risk. If you believe you can get a better rank and a better college, its a no brainer-take a drop. If you feel you're not up to an extra year of engineering preparation, maybe you should enrol.

In the end, the question 'Should I drop a year for JEE Main 2020 preparation/JEE Advanced preparation or not?' is a subjective one- the answer is different for every student out there. There is no shortage of students who have taken a drop year for extra preparation and achieved higher rank and a better college.

JEE (Advance) especially, by virtue of being tougher exams should be taken again with an extra year of preparation for better results, if not successful at first.

So think hard and consult your seniors, and listen to your own opinion too. If you have any more questions or doubts, we're here to think about them for you. 

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All the best!!!

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Anshul Raj

Anshul RajJun 1, 2019

Just disgusting logic
Anshul Raj

Anshul RajJun 1, 2019

If u have potential to work hard with honestly then u must get reward
Anshul Raj

Anshul RajJun 1, 2019

Jab khud ki awkaad na ho na to dusre bachoo ko demotivate na kiya karo
Bala Sai Teja
I want to get into a coaching institute for my drop at Hyderabad! How should I choose my institute? What should be the preferences? Any suggestions?? @Avinash Kumar  and gradians!
Manoranjan Behera
Please tell me what will be the expected cutoff for SC students in odisha....
Dayananda Raju
There is no need.JEE is not only will have many career oppurtionities
Rishabh Tiwari
I am not prepared for iit jee in 11th 12th , But after board i am looking for be a great engineer in computer science, should i drop for this, I will get success or not in this drop preparation ? please answer I am very depressed 😩

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