Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 for admission to undergraduate Engineering courses to 23 Indian Institute of Technology(IITs) across the nation will be conducted on 3rd July 2020. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Education Minister on 7th January announced that the JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted on 3rd July by IIT Kharagpur. Listening to students’ demands, the eligibility criteria for securing 75% has also been scrapped.
The Joint Admission Board earlier decided to permit applicants who qualified for the JEE Mains test the previous year but could not appear for JEE Advanced can directly appear for JEE Advanced 2021 without appearing for JEE Main exam.
To ensure that students are provided with equal opportunities, the Joint Admission Board has further decided that those students will not have to qualify for JEE Main 2021 and will be allowed to directly sit for JEE Advanced 2021. JAB said that relaxation of prevailing eligibility criteria will be in extension to proportionate relaxation of age bar.
IIT Kharagpur to Conduct JEE Advanced 2021
IIT Kharagpur which is one of the top IITs will conduct the JEE Advanced 2021 under the direction of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Information regarding the entrance test will be made available for the candidates soon at jeeadv.ac.in.
JEE Advanced Test is the gateway for seeking admission to IITs for undergraduate Engineering courses. To appear for JEE Advanced, students are first required to clear JEE Main Exam.
Earlier, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had declared that JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in four sessions with the first session to be held in February. The registration process for the JEE Main exam is going on at jeemain.nta.nic.in.
Several state and central education boards had earlier agreed to curtail the syllabus of Class 10th and 12th Board exams keeping in view the academic loss due to the coronavirus pandemic.
To speak upon the syllabus reduction and to cater to the students despite reduction or non-reduction of the exam syllabus, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted on a new format that comprises five additional numerical questions on all the subjects with no negative marking.
Students will be required to choose any five questions to answer from a series of ten questions on Section B of the JEE Main 2021exam.