Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country and the confusing state among JEE aspirants regarding the dates for the pending entrance exams, IIT Kharagpur has just released the information brochure for JEE Advanced 2021.
Going through the JEE Advanced 2021 Information brochure it seems that most of the rules are the same. However, the exam authority has made some changes in the eligibility and admission criteria. Some of the new changes include:
1. Students who cleared JEE Main in 2020 but could not appear for the JEE-Advanced exam due to Covid-related issues, will be allowed to register directly for the JEE-Advanced 2021 exam.
The statement in the information brochure reads, “This is a one-time measure valid only for JEE-Adv 2021. These candidates will be considered in addition to and not as part of the total number of candidates who would qualify from JEE-Main 2021 for appearing in JEE-Adv 2021.”
2. As most of the school education boards in the country did not conduct the standard 12 exams, the entrance authority has now scrapped the criteria for students to obtain at least 75 per cent marks in class 12 exams. The details in the brochure state, “Candidates should have appeared and cleared their class 12 exams and should be among the top 2.5 lakh successful candidates including all categories in JEE Main 2021.”
3. There has been a change in terms of the female quota seats across IITs for 2021. In 2021-22, the quota will significantly differ from one institute to another. As per the document, “The number of supernumerary seats in various programs will be decided by individual IITs ensuring that every institute has at least 20% female enrollment in undergraduate programs.”
However, information regarding the exam dates of JEE Advanced 2021 has not yet been revealed in the information brochure. IIT Kharagpur has stated, “Exam dates will be announced soon.” Also, the dates for the remaining JEE Main sessions are yet to be announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Candidates can also browse and check the complete info provided by IIT Kharagpur at https://jeeadv.ac.in/.