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JEE Advanced 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Exam on July 3, CBSE Class 12 marks requirement relaxed

JEE Advanced 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: JEE Advanced to be held in July. The board exam criterion to have 75% marks has been relaxed, the education minister announced.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 8, 2021 10:03:34 am
cbse board, pokhriyal, interaction with studentsPokhriyal to interact with CBSE students on June 25. (Source: Twitter/@DRRPNishank)

JEE Advanced 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: The IIT entrance exam – JEE Advanced will be held on July 3, the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal announced through a live interaction today. The exam has been deferred as a consequence of the postponement of the JEE Main exams.

Just like last year, this year too the board exam criterion has been relaxed. Apart from clearing JEE Main, students also have to secure at least 75 per cent marks in the class 12 exams to be eligible. This criterion was relaxed last year and this year as well, the minister announced. Students, however, will have to pass the board exams.

As per the rule, students have to clear JEE Main every year to be eligible for the Advanced exam of the subsequent year but due to the pandemic, students who cleared JEE Main 2020 but did not appear for JEE Advanced 2020 will also be allowed to appear for Advanced 2021. This is a one-time option.

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19:31 (IST)07 Jan 2021
JEE Advanced exam pattern

The JEE Advanced exam consists of two question papers - paper 1 and paper 2; each of three hours duration. Both papers are compulsory. Each question paper consists of three separate sections - physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The question papers consist of questions designed to test the comprehension, reasoning, and analytical ability of candidates, as per IITs. Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers for some of the questions.

19:12 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Meet JEE Advanced topper of 2020 who did not go to any IIT

Pune’s Chirag Falor had secured All Indian rank 1 in JEE Advanced 2020 and 12th rank in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main results. He, however, did not join an IIT and went for one of the world’s best colleges — Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Despite securing admission to MIT, he believed that securing admission into the IITs is the toughest.. read full interview.

18:58 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Will JEE advanced 2020 student be eligible for 2021 exam?

Yes and No. Students who did not appear for the JEE Advanced 2020 and have not exhausted their number of attempts will be allowed a one-time chance, however students who appeared in JEE Advanced 2020 and have no number of attempts left will not be given an extension on number of attempts.  

18:30 (IST)07 Jan 2021
What was the board exam requirement?

A general category rank holder in JEE Advanced should have either scored at least 75 per cent or figure in the top 20 percentile in their board exams to be eligible for an IIT seat. For students belonging to SC/ ST category, the requirement was of at least 65 per cent or fulfill the top 20 percentile requirement. This year due to the pandemic, the minimum marks requirement has been removed and all those who pass boards and Advanced will be eligible for a seat based on merit.

18:15 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Will there be an extra attempt at Advanced?

Students who have exhausted all their attempts to get admission to IITs were asking for another attempt, however, the minister did not speak about the issue. Those who qualified for JEE Advanced 2020 but did not appear for it will be allowed to appear, as announced by JAB.

18:11 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Board exam criterion relaxed

Just like last year, this year too the board exam criterion will be relaxed. The 75% marks requirement will be relaxed for students. Earlier, students had to obtain 75% marks along with passing Advanced and Mains. Due to the pandemic, the minimum marks requirement for class 12 student has been relaxed and students who have passed the exam will be eligible for admission.

18:10 (IST)07 Jan 2021
JEE Advanced on July 3, IIT-Kharagpur to be orgnanising institute

The JEE Advanced will be held on July 3 and the exam will be held by IIT-Kharagpur this year. Last year, the exam was held by IIT-Delhi. This year, students who have not been able to appear for the exam in 2020 will also be allowed to appear for the exam.

17:59 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Where to get the minister live?

Education Minister will announce the same in a live interaction with students. He is going live through his official social media handles including Twitter and FB. 

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17:57 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Will board exam marks be a consideration?

Apart from cracking JEE Advanced and securing a rank among the top 2.5 lakh in JEE Mains, students also have to get at least 75 per cent marks in board exams to be eligible for admission to IITs. Last year, this requirement was relaxed and students only had to pass the class 12 board exams. This was done because most of the boards did not all hold the exams due to the pandemic. The same might continue this year as most boards are allowing a syllabus cut. However, the confirmation will be given by minister today.

17:53 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Will advanced be more than once?

Apart from admission to IITs, students can seek admission to IIsc and several other colleges as well based on Advanced scores. Even if the number of attempts at Main has been doubled, the advanced is held only once a year.

17:47 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Students demand increase in attempts of JEE Advanced

Students aspiring to get admission to IITs are demanding to increase the number of attempts. While the IITs have allowed students who have not appeared JEE Advanced in 2020 but qualified for it to have been given a chance to appear for the IIT entrance as a one-time attempt. Those who had appeared for Advanced, however, are also seeking relaxation due to the pandemic.

17:41 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Check syllabus of Physics

General Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis; least count, significant figures; Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of g using simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using u-v method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box.

17:23 (IST)07 Jan 2021
How many candidates qualified for JEE Advanced

Usually, the top 2.5 lakh rank holders of JEE Main are selected to appear for the JEE Advanced, which is the gateway to IITs.

17:02 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Know dates for JEE Main

JEE Main will be held in four phases this year- February 23 to 26, March 15 to 18, April 27 to 30 and May 24 to 28. The exam will be held in a new paper pattern, the candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 – or 25 out of 30 questions in each section of chemistry, physics and mathematics.

16:39 (IST)07 Jan 2021
Eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced

The candidates need to clear JEE Main, with atleast 75 per cent marks in the class 12 exams to get eligible for JEE Advanced. However, the criterion was relaxed last year because most of the boards had given marks based on the average of best scores and not all exams could be held due to the pandemic.

16:18 (IST)07 Jan 2021
JEE Advanced date today

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will announce the dates of JEE Advanced, including the eligibility criteria today. The date will be announced at pm., jee advanced application form, jee advanced exam date, iit entrance exam, iit entrance exam 2021, jee advanced 2021, education news JEE Advanced 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: IIT entrance exam in July

JEE Advanced 2021: JEE Advanced is the gateway to IITs. Usually, the top 2.5 lakh rank holders of JEE Main are selected to appear for JEE Advanced. The JEE Advanced is held only once even as this year the number of attempts for JEE Main has been doubled to four.

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First published on: 07-01-2021 at 04:01:16 pm