The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on the 7th of January, announced the exam dates for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced 2021.
Giving marks in the class 12 board exams as eligiblilty to take the test has been relaxed by the Centre. Mr. Pokhriyal said, “I wish all the students the very best, all candidates have enough time to prepare for the exam.”
Taking to his Twitter handle, Ramesh Pokhriyal had informed the students about his scheduled IIT JEE Advance 2021 exams and wrote, “Dear Students, The eligibility criteria for admission in #IITs & the date of #JEE Advanced will be announced on 7th Jan at 6 PM”.
The JEE Advance 2021 exams would be attempted by those who qualified the JEE Mains exam last year, however, couldn’t appear due to the outspread of COVID-19 pandemic. Also, as a one-time exception, NTA (National Testing Agency has allowed the latter BTech candidates to directly appear for JEE Advance 2021.
JEE Advanced 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on the 3rd of July.
Ahead of Ramesh Pokhriyal’s announcement, JEE aspirants have been requested to scrap 75 % criteria for JEE Mains and grant multiple attempts for JEE Advance 2021.
Ramesh Pokhriyal on 16th December said that the upcoming JEE Main 2021 would be conducted four times this year, that is, in February, March, April and May. The first session would be held on the 23rd to 26th of February in multiple shifts.
The last date to register online is 16th January.
The students would also be given a choice to attempt only 25 questions out of 90 questions in the exam.
The best of the JEE Mains 2021 results would be taken into consideration for the merit list.
JEE Mains is an entrance exam, conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses across India and JEE Advanced is conducted only for admission to IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology.)
To appear for JEE Advanced, candidates have to clear JEE Mains.