New Delhi, 07 January: The Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Advanced) -2021 for admission to 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country will be held on July 3 this year.
In view of the Corona crisis, the entry eligibility for minimum 75 percent marks in 12th standard has also been removed this year.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced the exam date and eligibility criteria through video message on Thursday, saying that IIT Kharagpur will conduct the JEE Advanced-2021 exam.
He wished all the students that all the candidates had enough time to prepare for the exam. JEE Advanced 2021 website will be launched soon.
He said that after declaring the date of JEE Main Examination, there was a constant curiosity about the date of JEE Advanced, the provision of any exemption as per the place and previous.
He said that last time there was an uneven situation due to global pandemic Covid-19 and we still have not fully recovered from it. In such a situation, the criteria of 75 percent marks in the JEE Advanced Examination for admission to IITs has been relaxed at this time also so that talented students can join it.
“Earlier, it was mandatory for a general category student to get 75 percent marks in class 12th or equivalent examination,” Union Minister told.
It is worth mentioning that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced is one of the most important engineering entrance examinations. It is conducted by one IIT for admission to 23 IITs in the country.
Regarding JEE Advanced
Students who appear in JEE Advanced have to ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria mandated by the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Students passing 12th standard or equivalent can appear in JEE Advanced.
However for this, they have to first qualify JEE Main. Along with this, it is mandatory to have minimum cut-off marks and name in the list of top 250,000 candidates.
The candidate can take the JEE Advanced exam twice in two consecutive years. JEE Advanced Qualified candidates are admitted to IITs through The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) Counselling based on their rank.
Union Education Minister Nishank had earlier on December 16 released the time table for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2021 examinations for admission to engineering courses, stating that this examination will be conducted in four sessions for the first time. The examination for the first session will be held from February 23 to 26.
“The dates for further sessions will be announced later. Not only this, the exam will be based on the new pattern. Its question paper will contain 90 questions, in which the candidate has to solve only 75 questions. Candidates will have to answer 25 out of 30 questions in each section of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. There will also be negative marking in 15 optional questions. In view of the new education policy, this examination will be held in 13 Indian languages for the first time,” He concluded.