JEE Advanced 20201 exam date and eligibility will be announced today at 6 Pm by the Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The live sessions will be hosted in the social media channels of the Minister like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
There is confusion among the candidates regarding the exam dates, as usually, the exam of JEE Advanced is held in May after the 2 attempts (February and April) of JEE Main are over. However, this year JEE Main is being held 4 times a year in the month of February, March, April, and May.
With the last attempt of JEE Main is being held from May 24 – 28, 2021, it is not possible that JEE Advanced will be conducted in May. Therefore the Education Minister will give a clear picture of the JEE Advanced 2021 exam date today in his live session.
The combined result of all four attempts will be out after the May attempt. The result will be declared in June first week if NTA processes the result soon. Within 2 or 3 days of the declaration of the result, the registrations for JEE Advanced 2021 will commence that usually goes on for 1 week. After the registration, the admit card will be issued. Hence it can be expected that the exam date of JEE Advanced 2021 can fall in the 3rd or 4th week of June or 1 week of July 2021.
Apart from this, the mister shall also throw light on IIT admission eligibility as well. It is mandatory for the candidates of the general category to score 75% in 10+2 and the SC / ST candidates to score 65% for admission in UG engineering courses offered by the IITs / NITs/ IIITs / GFTIs. Last year, this criterion was removed entirely. But this year this criterion has been revived for NITs/ IIITs / GFTIs admission, as mentioned in the information brochure of JEE Main 2021.
“Admission to B.E. / B.Tech / B.Arch / B.Planning. courses in NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12thclass examination or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class / Qualifying examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class / qualifying examination.”As mentions in JEE Main 2021 information brochure
Another request that the students have been continuously making is to conduct JEE Advanced multiple times like JEE Main 2021. Also, they have requested a 3rd attempt for JEE Advanced. The students who have exhausted their 2 attempts, with the last one in 2020, are asking for a third attempt in 2021, saying that their last attempt got affected due to COVID-19. Normally, a candidate can appear for JEE Advanced 2 times consecutively. That is, a student who took JEE Advanced in 2019, can take it again in 2020. However, they cannot skip 2020 and appear in 2021. However, before each of the 2 attempts candidates has to qualify JEE Main.
IITs have already allowed many students who were unable to appear for JEE Advanced last year due to COVID-19 to take JEE Advanced 2021 without having to appear in JEE Main 2021.
Therefore, in short, candidates can expect clarity on 3 aspects from the live session of the Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal. These are: A) Will the 75% criteria will be applicable this year, or will be relaxed like last year? B) Exam dates of JEE Advanced 2021. C) The number of attempts for JEE Advanced 2021.