JEE Advanced 2021 Postponed: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has postponed the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 in view of the worsening COVID-19 situation across the country.
It made an announcement regarding the postponement of the JEE Exam (Advanced) exam due to the prevailing second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in the country. The exam was scheduled for 3 July.
For admissions to IITs, apart from qualifying the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced, the candidates are required to secure either minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12 board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.
Top 2.5 lakh candidates who clear the JEE Main examination are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.
JEE Advanced comprise two papers- Paper I and Paper II. While Paper I was scheduled to be held in the morning shift–9 am to 12 noon, Paper-II was scheduled in the afternoon shift– 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
JEE Advanced is a gateway to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s, and Dual Degree courses in 23 IITs of the country. Every year, JEE Advanced exam is jointly organised by the seven Zonal Coordinating IITs- IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Roorkee.
JEE Advanced: Second Chance For Candidates
Candidates who had successfully registered to appear in JEE Advanced in 2020 but were absent for the examination due to COVID-19, will be allowed to directly reappear in 2021. They have been exempted to re-qualify by writing JEE Main 2021.
All the candidates getting a second chance to write JEE Advanced will be considered in addition to and not as part of the total number of those who will clear JEE Main 2021 in order not to affect this year’s candidates.
The examination will relax or keep aside the 75% board marks criteria, but it does not mean that even a student scoring 35% marks and doing well in the JEE Advanced exam will be considered for admission at the 23 IITs and several other top central technical and science institutions such as Indian Institutes of Science and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research.
IIT Kharagpur will conduct the JEE Advanced 2021 and it will be a computer-based test.