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.
No 75% criteria for IIT admission.
It is clear now, that even this year, there will not be any 75% marks or 20 percentile criteria.
JEE Advanced 2021 exam date out
IIT will conduct JEE Advanced 2021 on 03 July 2021.
Live starts at 6:00 PM
The minister will be live anytime now. He will clarify the exam date of JEE Advanced 2021 and the eligibility related details.
Where will the Education Minister host his live session
The education minister will hold his live session in his social media channels:
JEE Advanced 2021 Expected Cutoff
Based on the cutoff of last year, the expected cutoff of JEE Advanced 2021 is as follows:
Rank List Minimum marks (Subject) Minimum marks (Aggregate)
Common Rank List 12 126
OBC NCL 11 114
SC 06 63
ST 06 63
Common PWD 06 63
OBC NCL PWD 06 63
SC PWD 06 63
Preparatory Course 03 32
Number of JEE Main 2021 qualifying candidates eligible for JEEE Advanced 2021
Around 2.5 lakh JEE Main 2021 toppers will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced 2021 exam. The exact number of JEE Advanced 2021 eligible candidates shall be out soon.
Candidates who received admission earlier in IITs
A candidates should not have been previously admitted to an IIT irrespective of whether of they continued the program or not. This is a strict rule of IIT, which is likely to be possible this year as well.
JEE Advanced 2021 eligibility criteria different for foreign nationals
The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced foreign nationals is a bit different. They must have passed 10+2 or equivalent and satisfy detailed eligibility, as prescribed for them.
COVID-19 affected students who have their JEE Advanced 2nd attempt in 2021, do not need to appear in JEE Main 2021
It is usually the rule that 2 consecutive attempts are given to the candidates in JEE Advanced 2021. However, Before both attempts candidates have to appear in JEE Main. However, many students who were unable to appear for JEE Advanced last year due to COVID-19 will be allowed to take JEE Advanced 2021 without having to appear in JEE Main 2021.
For admission in IITs, 75% marks will be compulsory in 10+2?
One of the most important things that is expected to be addressed in the live is, whether or not the 75% criteria will be applicable this year too. NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs have reimposed this criterion this year after removing it last year due to COVID-19. IITs have also removed the criteria last year, but will they reimpose it again this year like the NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs?
Education Minister will be live in 60 minutes
In 1 hour the education Minister will be live with details about JEE Advanced 2021 eligibility, attempts and dates.
Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) is the engineering entrance exam for admission to B.Tech program at IITs. IIT Kharagpur will conduct IIT JEE 2021 exam. The top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main 2021 will be allowed to appear for the exam. The JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates to get admission in 23 IITs across the country and other institutes.
No need to apply for JEE Advanced 3rd attempt
As per the reports so far, candidates who were not able to take the exam due to COVID-19 need not apply again.
What is JEE Advanced 3rd attempt
Due to COVID-19, few candidates were not able to take JEE Advanced exam. The candidates then requested IIT and Education ministry and after a through JAB meeting it was decided that these candidates shall be given an opportunity to take the exam again.
JEE Advanced Number of attempts
Candidates usually only get 2 attempts for JEE Advanced and these must be in consecutive years. However, due to the pandemic, now candidates are getting a 3rd attempt for JEE Advanced.
Age Criteria in JEE Advanced
Until last year, there was age limit in JEE Advanced exam. If the same is applicable this year as well then candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1996. The criteria for SC, ST, PWD candidates shall be relaxed.
Who can apply for JEE Advanced 2021?
Around top 2-2.5 lakh top qualifiers of JEE Main 2021 will be allowed to apply for JEE Advanced 2021 for admission in the IITs. However, these candidates need to fulfill complete eligibility of JEE Advanced.
Who will conduct JEE Advanced 2021?
IIT Kharagpur will be responsible to hold JEE Advanced 2021. The official notice and website for JEE Advanced 2021 is not out yet. However, reports have confirmed that IIT-KGP will conduct IIT-JEE 2021.
Is 75% or 20 Percentile criteria applicable for NIT admission 2021
In JEE Main 2021 information brochure it is clearly mentioned that the criteria is applicable for NIT admission.
"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.”
What is 75% or 20 percentile criteria?
As per this criteria, to take admission candidates must qualify the respective entrance exam and must also satisfy below mentioned criteria:
- It is mandatory for the candidates of the general category to score 75% in 10+2.
- For SC / ST candidates the minimum score is 65%
- OR the candidate must be among the top 20 percentilers of respective school board.
Why there is fuzz over IIT admission criteria
One of the most basic and important admission criteria for IIT admission is 75% or 20 percentile in board exams. Last year, due to the pandemic, the criteria was removed and the students are demanding the same this year as well. Now, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will clarify today if the admission criteria shall be applicable or not.
Expected dates for JEE Advanced 2021 - In June or July
Usually, JEE Advanced is held in May after the 2 attempts of JEE Main are over. However, this year the last attempt of JEE Main is being held in May. The combined result of all four attempts will be out after the May attempt which will be held from May 24 - 28, 2021. 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 is 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.
4 attempts for JEE Main 2021
JEE Main 2021 is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced 2021. This year the engineering examination candidates will get four attempts to qualify for the JEE Main 2021 examination with the first session taking place from February 23 to 26.
JEE Advanced 2021 Live session today by Education Minister
Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, will declare the JEE Advanced 2021 exam dates in his live session today. The session is scheduled at 6 pm. Apart from the exam dates, the minister will also disclose IIT admission criteria as well.