New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday announced the exam dates for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced 2021 and said that it will be conducted on July 3 this year.

Giving details, Nishank said that the exam will conducted by IIT Kharagpur this year, adding that 75 per cent marks in the class 12 board exams as eligiblilty to take the test has been relaxed by the Centre. "I wish all the students the very best, all candidates have enough time to prepare for the exam," he said.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Ramesh Pokhriyal had informed the students about his scheduled IIT JEE Advance 2021 exams and wrote, "Dear Students, The eligibility criteria for admission in #IITs & the date of #JEE Advanced will be announced on 7th Jan at 6 PM".

The JEE Advance 2021 exams would be attempted by those who qualified the JEE Mains exam last year, however, couldn't appear due to the outspread of COVID-19 pandemic. Also, as a one-time exception, NTA (National Testing Agency has allowed the latter BTech candidates to directly appear for JEE Advance 2021.

Ahead of Ramesh Pokhriyal's announcement, JEE aspirants have been requested to scrap 75 per cent criteria for JEE Mains and grant multiple attempts for JEE Advance 2021.

Ramesh Pokhriyal on 16th December said that the upcoming JEE Main 2021 will be conducted four times this year, that is, in February, March, April and May. The first session will be held on 23rd to 26th February in multiple shifts. The last date to register online is 16th January.

Not just this the students will now have a choice to attempt only 25 questions out of 90 questions in the exam. The best of the JEE Mains 2021 results will be taken into consideration for the merit list.

Notably, JEE Mains is conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses across the country, whereas, JEE Advanced is conducted only for admission to IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and to appear for JEE Advanced, candidates have to clear JEE Mains.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv