It is a given that about all medical aspirants of the nation give either NEET or AIIMS MBBS entrance examinations or both, as these are regarded highly competitive in the country due to lower selection rate for admission to medical courses. But, if the competition here is so tough and chances are so low, then what is the reason for such large student body risking to invest two years in preparing relentlessly for the exam?
Aspirants are often troubled with the repeated questions like what if they fail or don’t score good. They even question themselves if their choice on taking or not taking a drop is right or not in order to judge if they’d be able to score a better rank next year or if this yea’s, enrollment option is better. This dilemma cannot be buzzed away, but rather, must be taken up seriously, for the purpose of which, the upcoming list tells about the pros and cons of taking a drop. Read through it and clear your vision on choosing the side that suits you well in the dilemma.
An abstruce decision
Dropping a year can be a very complicated decision which cannot be stationed with any less than complete will to take the risk. One needs to decide, make priorities clears for what to expect and commit and devote fully to the decisions and priorities made.
Take lessons from past mistakes
One cannot really return back to square one.Given that the candidate has been preparing for two years, there must be some treasure of knowledge the candidate is acquainted with. That is where speculation must begin, and deficiencies must be identified so hat they can be worked upon.
The extra pressure
When taken a drop, the candidate feels a lot of pressure to score a better rank. So, the aspirant must prepare for the additional pressure. To optimize the preparations, the candidate must give a lot of mock tests, to improve speed and accuracy.
Only one purpose
The one most advantageous trait of the situation is that the candidate has only one aim to focus upon – the entrance exam. This gives them a chance to give it all the have. All of the attention, activities, daily routine etc must take the same route of this preparation to achieve the dignified goal.
Now, only one question remains unanswered- What if, despite all effort, a student did not perform well in NEET/AIIMS Exam? What can be done next? Well, as the saying goes, “Aim for Moon, if you miss, you might land among the stars”.
That being said, if not an MBBS degree, there are a large chuck of other great options—
- Medical fraternity like BAMS, BHMS or nursing provide good alternative career options. Neither can be called inferior to the MBBS or BDS courses.
- One could go on pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in a botany, zoology, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics and similar others.
- If one wishes to become radiology technician/ MRI technician/ mammographer, B.Sc. in radiography can be the way to go. This will involve assisting physicians in diagnosing and treating patients.
- Given the trend, a career as a nutritionist and dietician expert can mark great pillars of success too. To explore this field, the aspirant must go for a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics followed by Masters.
- Exploring one’s career as a physiotherapist s a good idea as well. For the same, one must do it by either pursuing diploma courses or enroll for a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (BPT).
- The option of becoming a teacher/ professor/ counsellor is always achievable. For this, the candidate needs to acquire specialisation in any subject of his/her choice.