Education News: JEE Advanced 2021 brochure released; Exam dates not announced yet

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Edition: June 28th, 2021
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JEE Advanced 2021 brochure released. Entrance exam dates not out yet. (Image Source: DNA India)

Excerpts from article published by the education and career desk of News18

The admission brochure of the IIT entrance – Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) — has been released at the official website,

Usually, the exam and application form dates are released along with the brochure, however, this year, the exam dates have not been announced yet.

JEE Advanced was scheduled to be held on July 3 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.

JEE Advanced 2020 Candidates Allowed

  • Along with JEE Main 2021 qualifying candidates, those who were eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 but were absent in the exam will also be given a chance to appear for the entrance test.
  • The students that had passed JEE Main 2020 and were eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 will not have to clear JEE Main again this year.
  • The relaxation was offered after many students who could not appear for JEE Advanced 2020 had demanded an extra attempt.
  • Students had claimed that they could not appear for the IIT entrance exam due to the COVID-19 led restrictions.
  • Having these students in the exam, however, will not increase the competition for present students as these students will be considered ‘in addition’ to the current batch and not part of them, as per the official brochure.
  • While filling the form of JEE Advanced, students will get their passport size photograph and the signature auto-populated. These details will be directly taken from their last year’s forms.
  • A Unique Reference Code (URC) will be provided to the eligible candidates, which will be required during the time of entry to exam hall and filling the form.

Female Quota

  • As opposed to last year when the female quota was at 20%,  this year, the number of seats reserved for women will be decided individually by each IIT.
  • Seats offered under female quota are supernumerary in nature, implying that these seats are created in addition to the existing seats.
  • For 2021 batch, the quota will be decided to ensure that the enrolment of females in each IIT is at least 20% in undergraduate programmes.
  • These seats are offered to ensure gender diversity in IITs which usually have more males as compared to females at undergraduate levels.

Other Quotas

  • Apart from these, there is 15% reservation for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates in every course. Persons with Disability (PwD) also get 5% reservation.
  • The institutes also have EWS quota and foreign quota, which like female quota, are supernumerary.

Necessary to Pass Class 12

To be eligible for admission to IITs, students need to just pass their class 12 exams. Earlier, there was a requirement of obtaining at least 75 per cent marks in Class 12 which has been lifted now. Students, however, still have to pass the exam. This rule was passed last year by the Ministry of Education.

Expected Dates

  • Through JEE Advanced, IITs offer admission to undergraduate courses leading to a bachelor’s, integrated master’s or bachelor-master dual degree in engineering, sciences or architecture.
  • Students who are in the top 2.5 lakh rank of JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.
  • With the brochure being released, it is expected that the JEE Main revised dates too will be announced soon.
  • As per sources, the JEE Main pending exams will be held in July and August. Thus, the JEE Advanced can be expected to be held no sooner than September.

In 2020, IIT Delhi was the organising institute for JEE Advanced. This year, IIT-Kharagpur has the responsibility.

Decoding and Cracking JEE

IIT-JEE is one of the most competitive exams in the world. This is because less than 1% of the aspirants get admission into one of the 23 prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Why is this the case and how can candidates prepare for and succeed in this expertly-crafted entrance test?

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