New Delhi, 27 July 2021 – The IIT entrance test Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced will be conducted on 3rd October 2021. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan confirmed the same on Monday evening. The Union Education Minister also added that the exam will be conducted adhering to all COVID-related protocols.
The administering body, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), has already released the information brochure for the engineering entrance exam on 26th June 2021. Aspirants who wish to sit for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam can visit the official website – www.jeeadv.ac.in to know the details regarding the registration procedure, eligibility, and exam pattern.
JEE (Advanced) 2021 examination for admission in #IITs will be held on the 3rd October, 2021. The examination will be conducted adhering to all Covid-protocols.@DG_NTA @PIBHRD @EduMinOfIndia @IITKgp @PMOIndia
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 26, 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 – What Happened Earlier?
Earlier, JEE Advanced was scheduled to be held on 3rd July 2021. However, the shift of the JEE Main session 3 and 4 exam led to the rescheduling of JEE Advanced exam 2021 too. Session 3 of the JEE Main was postponed to 20th, 22nd, 25th, and 27th July 2021, whereas, JEE Main 4th session exam is scheduled to be held on 26th, 27th 31st August, and 1st and 2nd September 2021.
JEE Advanced 2021 – Latest Updates
Students who had cleared the JEE Main 2020 but could not appear for the JEE-Advanced last year due to the pandemic have been given the opportunity to register directly for the JEE Advanced 2021.
This year, IIT Kharagpur has taken the responsibility to conduct the JEE Advanced examination. The exam will be held in two shifts —
- Paper-1 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon
- Paper-2 – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
It is expected that around 2.5 lakh top JEE Main 2021 candidates will be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2021. Besides, various universities apart from the IITs can use the scores obtained in the JEE Advanced exam for admission purposes like:
- Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
- Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE)
- Indian Institute of Science and Technology (IIST)
- Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
- Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)
The engineering programme seats across IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) will be offered and allocated through a common process by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), which is to be held in online mode for the current year.