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JEE Advanced 2021 Exam In July, IITs To Relax Admission Criterion Of Minimum 75% Marks In Class 12

New Delhi: Ending the suspense of lakhs of students, Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday announced the date of JEE Advanced 2021 exams and the eligibility criteria for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

The minister said that JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted on July 3, 2021. The exam will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

“I wish all the students very best, all candidates have enough time to prepare for the exam,” he said.

As per reports, the JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be held in two shifts considering the pandemic situation. After the conclusion, the authorities will release the JEE Advanced answer key 2021 on its official website.

Keeping in view the difficulties faced by students during the pandemic, Pokhriyal said that this year students willing to get admission in IITs will not be required to meet the criterion of minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12.

“The IITs will relax admission criterion of minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12 this year,” the Education Minister said.

It is important to mention here that many students who were unable to appear for the JEE Main or failed to crack the exam had sought some relaxations this year. A lot of aspirants had appealed to the Union Education Minister and IIT Delhi Director (IIT Delhi conducted JEE Advanced 2020) to grant additional attempts.

Last month, Pokhriyal had released the schedule of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021. The minister had announced that the National Testing Agency (NTA) would conduct JEE Main four times in a year in as many as 13 languages, including English. The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted by NTA between February 23 and February 26, in multiple shifts.

The online application process will continue till January 16, 2021, and the NTA will hold the second round of the entrance test from March 15 to March 18, third round of entrance from April 27 to April 30 and the fourth between May 24 and May 28.

Regarding the JEE Main question papers, Pokhriyal had said that there will be a total of 90 questions, out of which, students need to answer 75. There will not be a provision for negative marking in 15 optional questions (for incorrect answers).

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