JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date Announced, Revised Eligibility Criteria, Information Bulletin

Last Updated : January 7, 2021.

Latest News : The education minister has announced the JEE Advanced 2021 exam date. JEE Advanced will be conducted on 3rd July 2021. The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced is revised. No minimum 75% marks and Top 20 percentile needed for admission in IITs. See JEE Advanced 2021 Revised Eligibility Criteria

As a one time measure, IIT JAB has decided to allow all the candidates who had successfully registered to appear in JEE Advanced 2020 but were absent in the exam due to COVID-19 pandemic, to appear in JEE Advanced 2021. These candidates will not have to qualify JEE Main 2021, and will be allowed to directly appear in JEE Advanced 2021.

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JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date

JEE Advanced 2021 exam date is July 3, 2021. JEE Advanced 2021 examination will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur in fully computer-based test mode (online exam).

JEE Advanced Examination is conducted for admission into various undergraduate programmes across 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Some other Institutes like Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) also consider JEE Advanced Ranks for admission.

JEE Advanced 2021 Information Bulletin (Brochure)

JEE Advanced 2021 Information Bulletin will be available after JEE Main 2021 exam.

Revised Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in JEE Advanced 2021

JEE Advanced 2021 revised eligibility criteria for all candidates, Indian Nationals (including NRI/ PIO/ OCI).

  • Performance in JEE Main 2021: The candidate should be among the top 2,50,000* candidates (all categories included) in JEE Main 2021. [JEE Advanced 2021 droppers who successfully registered for JEE Advanced 2020 but are not able to give exam due to COVID-19 situation, are not required to qualify JEE Main 2021. They can directly appear for JEE Advanced 2021.]
    The percentages of the total number of candidates for various categories is as follows:
    46.5% for GEN (from the common merit list), 4% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
    *The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,50,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.
  • Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. Therefore, JEE Advanced 2021 should be either the candidate’s FIRST attempt OR the SECOND consecutive attempt. [IIT JAB has decided to give an additional attempt option to appear in JEE Advanced 2021 to those candidates who registered for JEE Advanced 2020 but missed out on giving the exam due to COVID-19.]
  • Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: The candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in all the subjects in either 2020 or 2021. However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2018-19 after June 2019, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2019 are also eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2021, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2018-19 before June 2019 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2021.
    Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2020 and wish to re-appear for the same in 2021 (either for improvement or because they failed in one or more subjects), will have to re-appear in all the subjects in 2021.
  • Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1996. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1991.
  • Earlier admission at IITs: The candidate should NOT have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR even accepted admission by paying admission fee at any of the IITs in the past; even candidates whose admission was cancelled are NOT eligible. However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs in 2020 can appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
    The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2020 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2020 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2021.
  • Performance in Class 12 (or equivalent) Board Examination : For admission in IITs, a candidate should either be in category wise top 20 percentile in class XII or must have scored at least 75% aggregate marks for general and OBC-NCL or 65% aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates. [This criteria is removed for JEE 2021 because of the difficulty faced by students in COVID-19 pandemic]

Will the number of attempts for the JEE Advanced be increased to 3 for 2021?

As of now the number of attempts for JEE Advanced hasn't changed, However, IIT JAB (Apex body of IITs) has decided to give one more chance to JEE Advanced 2020 aspirants (who registered but miss out on giving the exam due to COVID-19 pandemic) to appear in JEE Advanced 2021.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Schedule [Dates]

Examination schedule for JEE Advanced 2021 examination.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Schedule Dates
JEE Main 2021 [Computer Based Test by NTA] February, March, April and May 2021
Declaration of JEE Main 2021 Final Results June 2021
Registration for JEE Advanced 2021 June 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date July 3, 2021
Paper 1 : 09:00 – 12:00 IST
Paper 2 : 14:30 – 17:30 IST

Is JEE Advanced 2021 delayed due to JEE Main 4 sessions?

Yes, JEE Advanced 2021 is slightly delayed due to the conducting of JEE Main in 4 phases. The last JEE Main 2021 session will be conducted in the last week of May, so JEE Advanced will be conducted on July 3, 2021.

JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus

See the detailed subject and topic-wise syllabus of JEE Advanced 2021 : JEE Advanced Complete Syllabus

Will IIT reduce the portion for JEE Advanced 2021?

IIT JAB is unlikely to reduce the portion of JEE Advanced 2021 syllabus. It may provide some choice options in JEE Advanced paper, like what NTA did for JEE Main 2021.

JEE Advanced past years papers are available here: IIT JEE Papers

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