Published: 07th January 2021
No 75 per cent cut off for JEE Advanced, exam to be conducted from July 3 by IIT KGP
Earlier, Pokhriyal had announced on December 16 that the first phase of the JEE Main 2021 will start from February 23 and go on till 26
There will be no cut off of 75 per cent in Class 12 results for JEE Advanced this year and will be conducted on July 3, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. He also added that the exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur this year.
"I wish all the students the very best, all candidates have enough time to prepare for the exam," said the Education Minister while addressing the aspirants. "The condition for 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 board exams as eligibility to take the test has been relaxed for this year too," he added.
Earlier, Pokhriyal had announced on December 16 that the first phase of the JEE Main 2021 will start from February 23 and go on till 26. JEE Main will be held four times from next year — in February, March, April and May. The exam will be held in 13 languages this time including Tamil, Telugu, Assamese and Bengali. Keeping in mind the fact that the syllabus has been reduced, the National Testing Agency decided to offer choices to the students. "We will try to make the exams as smooth as possible for you," he added. "Dear teachers, parents and students, happy to share that I am going to live on December 10 at 10 am to talk about upcoming competitive/board exams with you. Drop your concerns below using #EducationMinisterGoesLive," he had tweeted.
JEE Main is conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes across the country, JEE Advanced is conducted only for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology. To appear for JEE Advanced, candidates have to clear JEE Main.