Hi, I am a High school student from India. I sat for the Entrance examinaton for the IIT's. The examination is said to be the most challenging and competitive for admission in an Undergraduate course in engineering. I got my result, and i have not qualified. This has upset me greatly, since my learning experience was wonderful. I truly enjoyed learning Math, Physics and Chemistry at the high-school level for the examination and was confident that i would make it. I have not, probably because of the severe competition ( 25,000 candidates who have given up their night's sleep to prepare for this exam for the previous 2 or 3 years of their life. Of these only 4000 are lucky enough to be in IIT). I really want to graduate from IIT. I am planning to give it another shot next year. But this means that I will have to wait a whole academic year. I am pretty sure that if i iron out the flaws in my preparation, I will get a great rank in the exam. The Big question is: Is learning more important or the results? Also, do you think I should stay back and give the examination again or should I join an engineering course at some other not-so-good college?