2 years ago

How to manage Jee and US applications?

As mentioned earlier, I am from India. I ended my 10th on a high note, I am the city topper (city rank - 1) with 99.4%. I decided to take PCM with CS and English being the language selected. My parents won't allow me to focus just on US unis so I have to prepare for Jee as well. To ease the work load, I have joined a tie up school. It has been about 3 months from the start of 11th and I am finding it difficult to manage both Jee and prepping for US unis. And even if I somehow manage that, I don't have any idea about what extracurricular are available. I really want to pursue my bachelors from US. Please Help.


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2 years ago

First of all, congratulations for your 10th result! I too attended high school in India(PCM, English, PE) and came to US for bachelors. I don't exactly understand what you mean by prepping for US universities. If you're talking about the SAT, it's not that hard. You'll be able to easily manage it. If not SAT, please clarify.

JEE is meant to be an entrance test for Indian universities, and colleges in US won't even ask for your JEE scores for admissions. You don't need to appear for JEE. If your parents are insisting on giving JEE, it means they want you to pursue bachelors in India. You should try to ask them about why they think so. Bachelors in US for international students is really expensive, and they might be reluctant due to that.

Extracurriculars can be sports, any form of arts, public speaking, coding, or any other hobby you might have.

The transition from 10th to 11th is hard due to the huge change in syllabus, especially considering that you were part of the Term-1 and Term-2 split as well as reduced syllabus. It will take time to get used to it, but in the end, it's really beneficial.

Hope this helps!

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