Career Options if JEE Main Score is Low or Below 100

Is your JEE Main score below 100? Seek expert help to choose good career options with low JEE Mains Score here.

By Mohit ChauhanUpdated : July 28, 2020 , 15:53 IST
Career Options if JEE Main Score is Low or Below 100

Are you one of the students around who failed to score the minimum qualifying marks to appear in the JEE Main, a gateway to furnish the best premier institutes of India, this year? Then don't fill yourself with despair. It's the right time to start working on what resisted you to score well!

Moving on with time, it becomes really important for students to know what exactly they are destined for in this situation -either taking classes in some premier coaching institute or to try getting admitted in some State entrance engineering college, etc. Stop worrying if you are one of them. You still have many other options to flourish your future with a sound decision today.

Options Available for Low Score in JEE Main

After an analysis by our JEE Main experts, we tried to answer some of the common doubts of students, who ended up getting below expected result, unfortunately, this year! Let's hope it may solve your problem too!

Question 1- What if I am already a year dropped and cannot take a chance to wait again? What are some immediate options for me?


Don't worry If you have already appeared in JEE Main 2019, but secure 100 marks or less. You can still make into any one of the 32 NITs, 18 IIITs and 18 GFTIs, depending on your All India Rank (AIR). These 68 JEE institute, in total, accommodate about 23,000 seats.

Admissions to these 68 engineering colleges will be done on the basis of JEE Main 2019 Rank List, which is prepared for this month. No Weightage of class 12th result will be counted in publishing the JEE Main Rank. Only a student needs to have a minimum of 75% if he/she wants NIT or any GFTI.

Question 2 - What should I do if I am left outnumbered from getting admission in any IIIT, NIT, or GFTis?


Who said good engineers have only produced in the institutes above? Doesn't make to them doesn't mean that your aspirations to pursue engineering from a reputed institute have come to an end?

Some of the various reputed private universities and institutes where you may get admission, in case you have appeared for their entrance exams, like BITS Pilani, VIT University, SRM University, and Manipal University conduct BITSAT, VITEEE, SRMJEE and MU OET respectively for offering admissions across their campuses. One of the top rankings institutes across all private universities and colleges and are well equipped with good infrastructure, quality education, and faculty, etc.

Few placements in BITS Pilani went above 27 LPA in the past years whereas in VIT some students fetched 15 LPA placement also!

Which are the best colleges I can get with a low JEE Mains marks?

Their industry collaboration and campus placement also count among the best when it comes to private universities. So, you may look up to these institutions provided below to construct your further career.

Name Location Examination
Birla Institute of TechnologyPilani, RajasthanBITSAT
BIT MesraRanchi, JharkhandJEE Main
Laxmi Niwas Mittal Institute of Information TechnologyJaipurJEE Main
Thapar UniversityPatialaFirst Five State Toppers/ JEE Main Rank
Jaypee Institute of Information TechnologyNoidaJEE Main
Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipal, KarnatakaMUOET
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of EngineeringChennaiSNUSAT
Pune Institute of Computer TechnologyPuneJEE Main
R.V. College of EngineeringBangaloreCOMED K
Vellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreVITEEE
SRM ChennaiChennaiSRMEEE
MS RamaiahBangaloreCOMED K
Punjab Engineering CollegeJalandharJE Main
Galgotia UniversityNoidaUttar Pradesh
Jaypee Institute of Information TechnologyGunaJEE Main
Uttaranchal Petroleum InstituteDehradunUPES

Question 3 - I wish to pursue my engineering from a government college only. What should I do now?


If you have some financial constraints and moving into a government college is the option left for you then worry not! Seats through various state-level entrance exams like UPSEE, COMEDK UGET, Karnataka CET, MHTCET, KEAM, etc. offer undergraduate engineering seats in some of the premier institutes of India with a good engineering value throughout. On one hand, you can still manage to get admission in a good government engineering college, on the other, they also offer you an opportunity of staying in your domicile state while pursuing your studies. So, if you have appeared in any of the like entrance exams, fulfilling the prescribed domicile eligible criteria, you can get a dream seat in a premier government college above. 

Question 4 - What if I am unable to perform at the state level engineering entrance test?


Then the answer is certainly not to regret the whole life long and to compromise with your career! Rather than to get admission in one of the good state government colleges like RPET (from 2015 onwards) etc. There are few states that do not conduct any entrance exam and provide admissions to undergraduate engineering programs on the basis of candidates’ JEE Main rank. There are more than 1,100 engineering colleges across several states of India accepting JEE Main rank for admissions.

What to worry now? With more than 4.6 lakh seats in these state government engineering colleges, you can still fulfil your dream!

Question 5 - What if I want to study only in IIT? Should I take a drop (Question common among freshers)?


After considering all possible options, if you feel that IITs are your only destination you are looking forward to, then no need to worry. If you are not able to secure the required score for appearing in JEE Advanced 2019 but confident enough to crack JEE in next turn, then don't listen to anyone and try again next year. There are many cases of students failing in the first attempt and cracking JEE Advanced in the next attempt for admissions to IITs.

However, this decision is completely yours and do not hold responsible anyone afterwards. You are the only one who can understand the significance of waiting and preparing for JEE for a year. Stay calm and think wisely. You can think of spending another year on rigorous preparation in filling the voids and appear next year. According to CBSE, a candidate can appear for JEE Main up to a maximum of three times. If this was your first chance, then analyze your performance based on JEE Main Syllabus with weightage and surely take another chance.

Remember, a new full year of preparation also brings in some pressure and tension regarding career, so think wisely!

A full year of preparation for next year combined with your exam-taking experience. This year will give you an edge over your competitors next year. If you have already taken coaching classes, a heavy focus on practice, consistency, study hours and punctuality. Go through the JEE Main question papers regularly. You can opt for group study and occasionally seek help from experts or your mentor for doubt clearance. This will help you in strengthening your weak topics.

Sometimes selection gets obstructed due to the adaptive nature of the exam. So hit the shot this time. In case you appeared in the exam on the basis of self-study only, you should go for SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis. Do take help from some mentors, if possible.

Remember, top engineers in the country are not altogether IIT'ans. Getting admission is not only the gateway to a good engineering career. It's your hard work and religiosity in your work, learning and understating that will decide the shape of your future. A beat learner can learn and transform in any campus or college, Who knows? Not getting a seat at IIT is not the end of the world.

Hope your dilemma would have taken rest! Always focus on learning throughout your life in whatever condition your fate puts you. And last but not the least, who can ever forget the quote of motivation - "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -- Thomas Edison

Also Read:

JEE Main Physics Syllabus with weightage

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus with weightage

JEE Main Maths Syllabus with weightage

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