The IIT – JEE Advanced entrance exam will take place on July 3, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced today during a live interaction. The exam was postponed due to the postponement of major JEE exams.
In addition to completing JEE Main, students must achieve at least 75% of the 12th grade exam points to be eligible. This criterion was relaxed last year and also this year, the minister announced. However, students must pass the board exams.
In general, students must pass JEE Main each year to qualify for the advanced exam. Due to the pandemic, students who completed JEE Main 2020 but did not apply for JEE Advanced 2020 can apply for Advanced 2021 was a unique option.
Several aspirants who were hoping that JEE Advanced 2021 would also be held in multiple sessions allowing candidates to appear in multiple attempts on the lines of JEE Main 2021, were left disappointed today. Education Minister confirmed that JEE Advanced 2021, which is the gateway for admission to premier technology institutes of the country i.e. IITs, would be held only in a single session and will have only one attempt.
Along with confirming the organizing institute for JEE Advanced 2021 i.e. IIT Kharagpur, Education Minister also confirmed the number of test cities where the exam would be held. As per the announcement, JEE Advanced 2021 would be held at 222 exam cities across the country to ensure that candidates are able to appear for the exam easily, without having to travel too far from their homes.