Thursday, June 24, 2010

The confused soul that has been me...

94.2% in my 10th boards, 95% in Science and an undecided career, led me to join the Science stream with Computers at Delhi Public School Vasant Kunj. "IIT, IIT, IIT, IIT......", the mantra that ran in everyone's mind, started its run in me too. I joined Narayana for coaching for JEE 2010 with the aim of a B.Tech degree in Computer Science. A few months with it (5 to be precise) and I had realized that Science was surely not my cup of tea. My results were declining at school and I had never been better than 'poor' at the tests at my coaching.  The mounting pressure would have soon led to a mental breakdown! I decided to drop IIT.

With less pressure now, I had more time for other non-academic activities. (Of course my study hours never increased!! It was the same 2-3 hours a day at the max. till the end of 12th minus the exam times!!) I started spending more time with friends- chatting, gossiping and vellapanti were at the peak!

National Institute of Design (NID)- I appeared for the entrance on 10th January 2010. I had no idea how the question paper was going to be, neither did I perform well. But at least I enjoyed an exam for the first time! (And thanks to this, I wasn't able to study anything for my Chemistry Pre-board exam scheduled the very next day!) I had thought of joining coaching classes for NID a year back but thought better of it...preferred concentrating only on my boards!

Boards over and I knew that the marks that I was going to get were not going to qualify me in any Delhi University College. (Stephens toh bhul hi jaao!) So now the only option was: apply for as many entrances as possible and kahin pe toh apni seat pakki karo!

IIT and AIEEE- I did appear both with the expectation of being able to solve atleast one or two questions! Hehe... Had appeared for the Architecture exam of AIEEE seriously though! Then appeared for the entrance of Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune and I did qualify it! I got selected for the Studio Test and Interview. I worked hard on my portfolio for the same and was sure that if I got through the Studio Test, then my portfolio was enough to impress the judges to accept me as a student of their institute!

AIEEE results were declared and I got 2703 All India rank and 262 Delhi State rank in the Architecture paper with a score of 227. Options opened...Architecture was not bad after all!!

I qualified the Symbiosis Studio Test as well as the Interview for admission into the institute.

I had also appeared for the Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) Common Entrance Test of Indraprastha University and surprisingly qualified it with an All India rank 23! Wow! That came as unexpected! And with this I waved goodbye to Symbiosis.

Common Aptitude Test for English- Delhi University's English(H) entrance. I appeared for it and got a CATE score of 70% which qualifies me in at least 5-6 DU Colleges. But I had already decided for BJMC and so I had not even appeared for CATE seriously and so the result didn't matter!

I have my counselling for IP sometime next week for which I am going back to Delhi on 27th. Will be there for just 2-3 days this time.

And now I am thinking...should I add "...but not any more" in the title to this entry, So it would be "The confused soul that has been me...but not any more"?? Ummm....(CONFUSED AGAIN!!)
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2 comments :

  1. i completely understand what you went through coz i had a similar case here :P :)...nice post !...could relate to it !

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