JEE Advanced 2021: Edu Minister Goes Live to Announce Dates 

Union Education Minister Dr Pokhriyal will also announce the eligibility criteria for IIT admissions this year. 

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Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal will declare the eligibility criteria for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) along with dates for JEE Advanced at 6 pm today.

In a tweet posted on 4 January, the minister said, “My dear students, I will announce the eligibility criteria for admission in IITs & the date of JEE Advanced on 7 January at 6pm. Stay tuned!”

Earlier, Dr Pokhriyal had announced that JEE Main 2021 would be conducted across four sessions from February to May.


What Was The Eligibility Criteria in 2020?

In July 2020, Dr Pokhriyal had announced that the basic criteria of scoring at least 75 percent marks or ranking among the top 20 percentile in class 12 board exams for admissions in IITs had been relaxed, only for the year.

Dr Pokhriyal had added that the decision was taken since many examinations could not be conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JEE Advanced is a screening test for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses in IITs. Only those in the top 2.50 lakh rank list of JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

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