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Every year, almost 8-10 lakh candidates appear for JEE Main examination. Considering the toughest competition and difficulty level of the JEE Main exam, National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the entrance exam twice a year, i.e., in January and April. Aspirants are given the flexibility to appear for both sessions or any of the sessions of JEE Main examination. Most of the aspirants are preferring to appear for JEE Main exam in both January and April to improve his/ her percentile and aspire for better admission chances. If you are aspiring for admission in NIT and your JEE Main is more than one lakh, do not worry about the chances. This article is a one-stop solution for all the students aspiring for admission in top engineering colleges despite low rank in JEE Main.
Is Admission Possible in NIT B.Tech Course with Low JEE Main Rank?
Usually, above 50,000 can be considered as the low JEE Main Rank, and students are often confused with regard to the admission chances in NITs. To be precise, admission in NIT can be possible if your rank is more than 50,000. If you are aspiring for top NITs, your rank should be less than 10,000. However, newer NITs accept candidates who are above 50,000 rank in JEE Main. It also depends on the reservation policy of the respective institute.
The below table will help you figure out admission chances in NIT despite low rank in JEE Main. The closing ranks mentioned here are prepared on the basis of previous year admission trends of NITs.
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List of Colleges for Low JEE Main Rank
Name of the NIT
Name of the Course
Computer Science and Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
From the above information, it is quite evident that admission is possible in NITs despite low rank in JEE Main. Only the names of few NITs are mentioned in the above table, and there are many other new NITs for which the previous year closing ranks are above 50,000.
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Is it a Better Option to Choose Newer NITs for B.Tech Admission?
The first thing that the NIT aspirants must note that choosing newer NIT for B.Tech admission is not a wrong choice. However, these NITs are still emerging, and most of the newer NITs do not have permanent campus also. Some of the NITs are functioning through the temporary campuses. The central government is trying its best to set up permanent campuses for newer NITs as early as possible.
The B.Tech degree offered by NITs (whether its old or new NIT) holds value in the job market. NIT graduates are offered lucrative job offers by top companies. However, before choosing an NIT, it is advisable to check the campus, infrastructure facilities.
It is also advisable to get in touch with the old students or senior students of newer NITs before making admission choice. This will give you an insight on which NIT to choose.
Admission in Top Private Engineering Colleges with Low Rank in JEE Main
There are many options other than NITs if you score low rank in JEE Main. You can get admission in top engineering colleges or deemed universities despite the low rank in JEE Main exam. The below examples will help you to understand the different ways through which you can apply for admission in top private engineering colleges or deemed universities with low JEE Main rank.
Example 1: After clearing the JEE Main and if your rank is low, you can appear for engineering exams conducted at the state level. Since you had prepared for JEE Main, preparing for state-level engineering entrance exam can’t be a tough task. If you are Uttar Pradesh, you will have to appear for UPSEE entrance exam. If you score a good rank in UPSEE, you can get admission in any of the top private engineering college located in Uttar Pradesh.
What if I do not Score Well in State-Level Engineering Entrance Exam?
If you do not score well in the state-level engineering entrance exam and still you are aspiring to get admission top engineering college, it is advisable to not wait for a long time and start applying for different top engineering colleges under management quota. Note that the competition for management quota in top private engineering colleges is also high, and one must apply for admission as soon the results of the state-level entrance exam are out.
You can also apply for B.Tech admission in deemed universities with or without rank in the entrance exam. The fee structure for B.Tech admission through management quota shall be high than the state quota seat.
Example 2: If you scored a low rank in JEE Main exam, it is advisable to apply for the entrance exam conducted by various deemed universities. Some of the top deemed university B.Tech entrance exams are VITEEE,KIITEEE, V-SAT, KLEEE, SRMJEEE etc. After clearing any of these entrance exams, you will be called for the counselling process, and seat & branch allocation is done on the basis of score or rank secured in the entrance exam. One of the advantages of appearing for these entrance exams is that deemed universities offer a fee waiver or scholarship to top 500-1000 rank holders.
What if I do not Score Well in Deemed University Entrance Exams?
If you do not score well in the deemed university entrance exam, do not worry. You can either seek admission through management quota of the respective deemed university or you can apply for admission in other private engineering colleges through management quota. If you have a better rank or good score in the state-level engineering entrance exam, you can apply for state quota B.Tech admission.
I do not have a valid rank in any other entrance exam except JEE Main. How can I get B.Tech admission in top colleges?
As mentioned in the above examples, you can apply for direct admission by filling the Common Application Form on our website.
Can I get Admission in B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering at NIT with Low JEE Rank?
If your JEE Main rank is above 50,000, then the candidates of getting admission in B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering course in any of the NITs may be limited. According to past trends, only 2-3 NITs had the closing rank of above 50,000 for Computer Science and Engineering.
Is there any Advantage if I have a Low Rank in JEE Main and 80+ percentage in board exams?
Definitely, if you have good merit in board exams and low rank in JEE Main, you can easily get admission in top deemed universities or private engineering colleges. There are chances for fee waiver or scholarships.
We hope that the above explanation has clarified all your queries pertaining to B.Tech admission possibility with low JEE Main Rank.
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