Education Minister, Dr. Pokhriyal has announced JEE Advanced 2021 exam dates and admission criteria for IIT. There is no 75% or 20 percentile criteria this year as well. The exam date for JEE Advanced is 3 July 2021. Check live video below.
The minister is clearing doubts regarding the following:
- What shall be the exam date for JEE Advanced 2021?
- Will the 75% criteria / 20 percentile criteria will be applicable this year or not.
Last year, IITs and NITs modified their admission criteria by removing the 75% / 20 percentile minimum requirement in 10+2 for admission in B.Tech courses. However, this was a one time measure which was taken due to COVID-19. Since session 2021 has also been affected by COVID, students have been requesting Education Ministry to scrap the requirement this year as well. Hence, the education ministry has decided to scarp the criteria this time as well.
The admission criteria for NITs is also clear and this time 75% criteria is applicable for the admission. In the information brochure of JEE Main 2021 it is written – “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 12th class 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.”
Also, normally, a candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in two consecutive years, and in both years they first have to qualify JEE Main. However, many students were unable to appear for JEE Advanced last year due to COVID-19. Such students will be given another chance to appear this year, without having to appear in JEE Main 2021. Apart from this, students who have exhausted their 2 attempts last year, have been requesting the Education Minister via social networking sites and also via direct letter to allow a third attempt in JEE Advanced.
Many students have also requested a reduction of syllabus for JEE Advanced 2021. However, with no changes in the JEE Main 2021 syllabus, it is unlikely that the syllabus of JEE Advanced 2021 will be reduced.
All the above confusions and requests of the students are being addressed in the live today and to keep you posted we are running the live blog here. You can check all the updates here.