In response to Manish Bhargao's query, ( Please read it completely, It will definitely help your decision to take a good shape.)
If you're interested in Engineering truly, then I will recommend you to take a drop for one year and prepare for JEE so that you can get admission into a Good Engineering college where your talent will not be suppressed, and you will get opportunities to prove yourself from time to time.
I am telling you about a time of my life. I always stood as an intelligent student during my school days, but in 11th, 12th class I didn't get good teachers in the school from where I passed my senior secondary education. Due to that, my knowledge was ceased and my perception about myself at that time was that I am very dumb student who don't know anything and I was very much frustrated.
Mathematics was my favorite subject since my childhood. And A test of Maths was conducted in my school in the month of December (two months ago my CBSE 12th final exams) and I attempted only 19 Marks question paper out of 100. I returned form the school and I was in a very deep state of depression. It felt like that I'm going to fail in 12th school. But then onwards, I started studying and I got 90% marks in CBSE(12th) and 95 Marks in Mathematics.
And the truth of the matter is that I got 95 in Maths because I learnt all the formulas and practiced a lot of question for the preparation of Board. But I was having ZERO LEVEL understanding in the concepts of Mathematics. I could not say with confidence that I am good at Maths. And you know that when did I realise this ? The answer is in my Drop Year.
Today I'm very Good at Maths and the only reason behind this is my decision to take a Drop. Yeah, I agree that I dropped for one year so that I can get admission into IIT. And I failed for that. But I never regret about my that decision, Instead of that I always feel blesses due to that decision. In that year, I achieved my mastery in understanding the concepts of Mathematics, ( I was very good at Physical Chemistry, but I was very weak at Physics and Inorganic, Organic Chemistry). And due to that I'm standing at a respectable level today. You will face several challenges in that year i.e. depression, marks, concepts, parents' expectations, self-expectations, and many more stuffs. which will make you enough strong to handle every further situation of life. You'll definitely commit mistakes, but that will give you a priceless experience. You'll try to deal with multiple things at the same (doesn't matter whether you fail or pass in that), at least you tried which is definitely priceless.
Today I can guide the students only due to such experiences. I can motivate them to do something Great only because I've tried it on myself. I will tell you because I've taken the actions first, I've applied it first on myself. Today I have the potential to think of Big Dreams and goals and make them come true, only because I gave a start to this in that year.
I can give you hundreds of reasons to take a drop with one complete surety that you're going to loose nothing.
One negative thing you may have in your mind about this decision that I will waste my one year if I don't get admission in a good college even after that drop. But keep this thing also in your mind that you're not wasting the year, but you're investing it to boost up yourself, your capabilities, your ideas, your knowledge, your understanding and to learn the art of dealing with many difficult situations of life. One year time matters nothing in front of such experiences, knowledge.
There is a huge difference between waste and invest. And you're investing this year, not wasting !
I strongly believe that we are born free with no boundations, with no limitations. Limitations are just mere thinking of our mind that we impose on ourselves forcefully.
Take a Big Dream this year and prove yourself over there.
Okay. I am giving you a challenge today to get in JEE-Advanced-2016. Accept it and move forward to win this challenge.
Always keep it in mind that whatever will be your result in 2016, that will be totally a conclusion of what you will do during this Drop year. If you will study with full dedication, If you will create a curiosity to gain the knowledge of your subjects up to the JEE-Level, If you will learn the management of time, and stress and management of many more things, the none is there to stop you from getting over your challenge.
One of the best quotes by Swami Vivekanand Ji :
And this is not a Risk, this is an Opportunity. And may be you will never get another opportunity like this ever in the life. So Go ahead, take it and prove yourself.
Sure I am that this day we are the masters of our fate, that the task that has been set before us is not above our strength, that its pangs and toils are not beyond my endurance.
As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.
So finally I will recommend you to take a drop, give your best this year, have big and long visionary goals. Study with full dedication to gain the real knowledge, which you're definitely going to achieve this year.
Read more of my notes here .
You're also welcome to read the notes in A little Bit of My philosophy of life .