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Last updated on May 27th, 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 that was earlier scheduled to be conducted on July 3, 2021, has been postponed amid the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 has been postponed due to a spike in COVID-19 infections in the country. IIT Kharagpur has notified about the postponement of the exam through an official notification. The exam was earlier scheduled to be conducted on July 3, 2021 (Saturday) but will now be conducted at a later date. The official notification further states that the revised dates will be announced at an appropriate time.
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CBSE Boards and JEE Main Uncertainty
The decision came after a 3 member committee reviewed the situation created by the pandemic during a meeting held at IIT Kharagpur. It was observed by the committee that the exam needed to be rescheduled. This is because the dates for the last 2 sessions of JEE Main 2021, that is, April and May session are uncertain. NTA has not released the revised dates for JEE Main April and May session. Class XII board exams have also been postponed. Further, JEE Advanced can only be conducted after the results of all sessions of JEE Main are released.
JEE Main is the national level entrance test considered for granting admission to engineering institutes all over the country while JEE Advanced gives you entry to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
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JEE Advanced 2021: What’s New?
- The top 20-percentile rule or 75% criteria has been scrapped in order to give relaxation to students during the pandemic.
- The candidates having AIR upto 2.5 lakh in JEE Main will be shortlisted to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
- It has earlier been notified that the candidates who couldn’t appear for JEE Main 2020 due to COVID-19 will be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2021 directly without appearing for JEE Main 2021.
Candidates are advised to keep a check on our website or jeeadv.ac.in to get latest updates about the revised dates for JEE Advanced 2021.