Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday announced that the JEE Advanced will be held on 3 July this year. The competitive exam will be organized by IIT Kharagpur.
The minister further announced that the eligibility criteria of 75% marks for the Class 12 board exam has been scrapped for the convenience of students. He also informed me that JEE (Advanced) – 2021 will be held as a computer-based test.
“You have enough time to prepare for the JEE Advanced 2021. Since the Covid-19 crisis is not yet over, we have also kept aside the 75% score criteria in 2021,” said the education minister.
In the previous years, students were required to score either a minimum of 75% in class 12 or be among the top 20 percentile in their board exams, in addition to qualifying for the IIT Advanced exam, to secure admission in any of the 23 IITs.
The education ministry has also decided to allow the qualifying candidates of JEE Main 2020 who were unable to appear for the second stage of the examination due to the Covid-19 pandemic to directly appear for JEE Advanced 2021.