Students qualifying only the JEE Main, irrespective of the marks they have secured in Class 12 board exams, will be eligible for admission to NITs, IITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs said Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced relaxation in admission criteria for NITs, IITs, SPAs, and centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) by waiving off the requirement of 75 percent marks in Class 12.
Earlier, only students who scored a minimum of 75 percent marks in the Class 12 board exams or in their qualifying examinations were eligible for admission to BE / BTech / BArch / BPlanning courses in NITs, IITs, and CFTIs.
"Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE (Advanced) and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year, it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022 in respect of NITs, IITs, SPAs and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main)," Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted.
The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) had last year relaxed norms for admissions into NITs and CFTIs.
NITs will admit undergraduate students based on their performance in JEE Mains. Earlier, along with the performance in JEE Mains, NITs used to demand either a 75 percent mark in the board examinations or a place in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.
The Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) is a national level entrance exam held for admission to 31 National Institute of Technology (NITs), 25 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), and 28 Government Funded Technical Institutes. JEE Main 2021 will be conducted four times from this year and the first JEE Main session is scheduled to be held in February. The application to JEE Main 2021 is underway and candidates can apply online through the JEE Main login window at jeemain.nta.nic.in.
The conducting body of IIT JEE Advanced, Joint Admission Board (JAB), has also relaxed the 75 percent eligibility criteria earlier. JEE Advanced qualifying candidates become eligible for admission to various undergraduate Engineering, Science, and Architecture courses in 23 IITs. Applicants to apply for JEE Advanced, however, have to qualify the JEE Main first.
20 January, 2021, 11:29 am
Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) 2021 will be conducted on July 3. IIT Kharagpur will conduct the JEE Advanced exam this year, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced on Thursday. The minister also said that the eligibility criteria of scoring minimum 75% aggregate marks in class 12th exam will not be applicable this year. He made the announcement on his Twitter and Facebook pages. This year, JEE Main will be held in four sessions from February to May. JEE advanced will be held only after the results of final session of JEE Main exam are announced.
Eligibility criteria of scoring 75% minimum aggregate marks in class 12th removed for this year
The minister also announced that the eligibility criteria of scoring minimum 75% aggregate marks in class 12th exam has been scrapped for this year. In the year 2020 also, the minimum aggregate marks was scrapped from the eligibility criteria.
JEE Advanced 2021 will be held on July 3, 2021
JEE advanced 2021 will be held on July 3, 2021. This year, IIT Kharagpur will conduct the exam.
Relaxation expected in eligibility criteria for admission into IITs
This year, students can expect some relaxation in eligibility criteria for admission into IITs. Education minister will announce the details shortly. He will be live on his social media platforms at 6 pm.
JEE Advanced is conducted in CBT mode
The JEE (Advanced) examination is conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
JEE Advanced ranks are used by these institutes
Indian Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) located in
Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli
Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam
JEE Main to be held in various regional languages
JEE Main 2021 will be held in various regional languages including Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati and Urdu, apart from Hindi and English.
JEE Advanced 2021 will be delayed this year
Every year JEE Advanced was conducted in the month of May. Usually, the second session of JEE Main was concluded in the first week of April and its result was declared by the last week of April or in the first week of May, after which the JEE Advanced was conducted by the mid-week of May. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic, JEE Main was held in September 2020 and JEE Advanced was held on September 27 and its result was declared on October 5. This year too, the JEE Advanced 2021 will be delayed as the fourth session of JEE main 2021 will be concluded on May 28.
JEE Main 2021 to be held four times, JEE advanced after May
JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in four sessions in February, March, April and May starting from February 23 to 26, 2021.The next sessions of the exam will be held between March 15-18, April 27-30 and May 24-28, respectively. JEE Advanced will be held after the results of final session of JEE Main exam is declared.
Education Minister to announce JEE Advanced 2021 dates at 6 pm
Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will announce the date of JEE Advanced 2021 at 6 pm today. He will also announce the eligibility criteria for taking admission into IITs
8 January, 2021, 12:28 pm
The dates for CBSE Board examinations and JEE Main 2021 have been released while the students are still waiting for JEE Advanced 2021 and NEET 2021 schedule.
All the major examinations held across India including CBSE Board Examinations for Classes 10 and 12, Engineering entrance test Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2021), medical entrance exam National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET 2021), and several state board exams have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Students have been pushing for a postponement of all these exams until June citing a lack of physical classes, coaching, and availability of time to prepare. The government had considered all the requests and released time tables for a few of the national-level exams.
JEE Main 2021
In a breakthrough move, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced four attempts for JEE Main 2021 in February, March, April and May. The first attempt will be from February 23 to 26 and the last date to apply for the same is January 16. Changes have been made to the question paper where the JEE Main candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of a total of 90 questions. The paper will be conducted in 11 regional languages. Dates for the subsequent attempts will be announced later. The option of four attempts has only been given to Bachelors in Engineering (BE) and BTech candidates.
JEE Advanced 2021
The dates for JEE Advanced 2021 will be announced on January 7 in a live discussion with Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. He will also announce the admission procedure in various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) during the same discussion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the JEE Main 2020 qualifying candidates who were unable to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 will get an opportunity to directly appear for JEE Advanced 2021 without reappearing for JEE Main 2021.
CBSE Board Examination 2021
The board examinations for Classes 10 and 12 have been postponed to May 4. The students had earlier requested to cancel the practical exams due to lack of physical classes throughout last year, though the government has announced that the schools can begin practical exams from March 1 and continue till the beginning of the theory papers. Classes 10 and 12 CBSE board examinations date sheets have not been released yet. The government has also reduced the CBSE boards syllabus 2021 by 30 percent to release some burden.
No clarity has been given by the Education Ministry regarding the medical entrance examination, National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET) 2021. The MBBS aspirants have been requesting for the dates and two attempts for NEET entrance examination like JEE Main 2021. The dates and schedule for NEET 2021 is expected to be released by the
Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) along with the NEET syllabus.
4 January, 2021, 5:10 pm
National Testing Agency (NTA) has answered to frequently asked questions (FAQs) of students regarding the major changes announced for Joint-Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021. Students were in doubt regarding the multiple attempts and changed exam pattern for JEE Main 2021.
Question: What will be the advantages of Multiple Sessions in JEE (Main)-2021?
NTA answered: The advantages of Multiple Sessions in JEE (Main)-2021 are as follows:
a. This will give multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in one attempt.
b. In first attempt, the students will get a firsthand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the next time.
c. This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
d. If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control (such as Board examination), then he/she will not have to wait for one full year.
e. A candidate need not appear in all the four Sessions. However, if candidate appears in more than one Session then his/her best of the 2021 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.
Question: Candidate can apply for one session or more than one session together?
NTA Answers: Candidate has option to apply for one Session or for more than one Session (February/March /April /May 2021) together and pay exam fee accordingly.
Question: Whether candidate has to fill up the separate Application Form for each session?
NTA: No, candidate has to fill up one Application Form for all session. If he/ she fills up now, there will be only one Application Form. If he fills up now (for a few sessions), and choses to fill up the application for the other sessions later, the same Application Form will be shown to him later on, once the Application Forms for the later sessions of (March/ April/ May) are started.
Question: If any candidate did not apply for February session, can he/she apply for remaining session?
NTA: Yes, if any candidate did not apply for February Session, then he/she can apply for remaining Sessions. The application window will be re-opened briefly immediately after the declaration of the result of February / March/ April Session.
Question: Candidate can apply for another session after declaration of result?
NTA: Yes, opportunity will be given to apply for next session to be held in March/ April / May Sessions. The application window will be re-opened briefly immediately after the declaration of the result of February / March/ April Session.
Question: Whether a candidate can appear in one session or he has to appear in all the four sessions?
NTA: It is the choice of the candidate. A candidate can appear in one or two or three or all the four Sessions.
Question: Can fees be paid together for four Sessions?
NTA: Yes, fees can be paid for all 4 Session(s) (February/March/April/May) at the same time.
Question: Whether candidate has to pay fee for one session or all the four sessions and when the fee is to be paid?.
NTA: While filling Application Form, candidate has to choose the Number of sessions he/she wishes to appear and pay fee accordingly.
Question: Whether NTA has changed the syllabus of JEE (Main)-2021?
NTA: No, the syllabus of JEE (Main) 2021 is same as that of the last year. However, keeping in view the decision taken by different Boards all over India, NTA has decided that there will be a total of 90 Questions in the Question Paper and candidate will be required to attempt 75 questions only. There will be no negative marking for 15 optional questions.
26 December, 2020, 2:49 pm
JEE Main 2021 Dates: The first session of the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main 2021) will be held from February 23 To 26. JEE Main 2021 will be held four times from the next academic year- February, March, April and May- and NTA will organise the exam in 13 languages.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced the dates of JEE Main 2021 today, December 16, 2020. The Engineering entrance will be conducted from February 23 to 26. Also, in a first, JEE Mains will be held four times from the next academic year- February, March, April and May.
In the new paper pattern introduced, candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 – or 25 out of questions 30 in each section of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. There will be no negative marking in the 15 optional questions and best of four scores will be considered.
This year, JEE Main 2021 will be different in many ways. The agency has decided to conduct the exam in 13 languages -- English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. While exams in Hindi, English, and Urdu will be held across the country, other regional language papers will be held in the respective states.
In the light of rationalization of the syllabus by various Boards, the NTA has decided to provide for choice in the question papers and thus there will be two sections in each paper.
The decision is aimed at giving students multiple opportunities to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting a whole academic year.
"In the first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve in the next attempt. Additionally, this will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year," Mr Pokhriyal said.
These changes, the Education Minister said, has been introduced by NTA after reviewing suggestions made by the Education stakeholders. Mr Pokhriyal, in his webinar on December 10, hinted at a change in the exam pattern.
He said that the pattern will be kept in such a way that students across the boards, irrespective of their syllabus reduced or not, will be able to attempt the entrance exam.
Mr Pokhriyal also said that his ministry will positively review the suggestion to hold JEE Main 2021 in multiple shifts. In previous years, the exam was held twice a year -- in January and April.
16 December, 2020, 6:59 pm
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will announce the JEE Main 2021 dates today, December 16, at 6 pm on his official Twitter account. The minister said that he will also inform about the number of attempts for the Engineering entrance test. Yesterday, the National Testing Agency (NTA) released a notification mentioning JEE Main 2021 dates, a new exam pattern among other information, which was later withdrawn.
Mr Pokhriyal posted a video message on the microblogging website Twitter informing about the event. He said, “Thank you all for sharing your constructive suggestions regarding JEE (Main) exams. We have got your suggestions examined. I will be announcing the schedule, number of times the exam will be held at 6 PM today. Stay tuned.”
Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal on December 10 held a webinar where he said that the ministry is “positively” reviewing the possibility of conducting JEE Main in multiple sessions. The deleted notification also mentioned that the entrance exam will be held in four sessions.
The education minister had earlier said that the entrance exam will be conducted in more regional languages. Apart from English, it is likely that the exam will be held in Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
16 December, 2020, 12:26 pm