As is the case every year, lakhs of students sat for the JEE Main exam this year as well. However, only 2 lakh among them will get a chance to appear for the JEE Advanced Exam 2016, scheduled for the 22nd of May, to secure a seat in one of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management. What about the rest? Well, those who have cleared the JEE Main can still manage to secure a position in a good engineering college. Let us have a look at what exactly lies ahead for students belonging to both the categories.

Prepare for JEE Advanced
If you have made a position among the top 2 lakh students and qualify for JEE Advanced then it is time to prepare for the upcoming examination. There are around 10,000 undergraduate seats in 19 IITs. Other institutes that provide admission based on your score in JEE Advanced include Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Kerela.
Stay positive and give your best shot to crack the exam and seek admission in your dream college.

Prepare for JEE Main Counselling
In case you don’t qualify for JEE Advanced but have cleared the JEE Main exam, it is time you get ready for centralized counselling to seek admission in a good engineering college. Those of you who have scored above 80-90 in your JEE Main exam have a good chance of participating in this counselling. CBSE will publish AIR on or before the 30th of June based on which you will be able to take part in the counselling. Those who perform well have a chance to secure a seat in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs). Besides, many other institutes also provide admission based on the JEE Main scores.

Other Options
Certain states in India do not hold any entrance exam to fill their engineering seats and provide admission based on the candidates’ JEE Main Rank. More than 1,100 colleges in these states give admission on the basis of the candidate’s JEE Main rank.

Target Next Year
Those of you who do not want to settle for anything less than an IIT and are confident that you would be able to make it to the college of your choice if given another chance can consider appearing in JEE Main again next year. Seek expert coaching and prepare with utmost dedication to come out with flying colours.
A candidate can give JEE Main exam thrice.

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