Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur will organize the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) in 2021 for admissions in 23 IITs all over the country.
In a meeting of the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) several key decisions have been taken regarding the JEE (Advanced) to be held in 2021. In the JAB meeting, which was held on Thursday (31st December 2020), it has been decided to conduct the JEE (Advanced) 2021 on July 3rd 2021 (Saturday).
Speaking on the decisions taken by the IIT JAB, Prof. V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur and Chairman, JAB said, “July 03, 2021 has been approved by the Ministry as the date for JEE (Advanced) 2021 and the examination will be organized by IIT Kharagpur. I urge the JEE Advanced 2021 aspirants to focus harder to ensure their success. While they might have missed the usual preparation and probably in a more disadvantageous situation compared to those who appeared for the examination in 2020, but looking at the aspirant community as a whole, the competition would remain the same considering the crème de la crème who will be appearing for the examination. I would recommend the parents of students to provide special guidance. They may seek information from various initiatives undertaken by the Education Ministry in this regard. Students should take help from the online resources and aim for the goal like Arjuna’s fish-eye. My best wishes for the aspirants.”
JAB has decided to shortlist Two Lakh Fifty Thousand (250,000) students (including all categories) from JEE (Main) 2021 to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2021.
Prof. Debashish Chakravarty, Organizing Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2021, said, “On July 03, 2021, the first paper of JEE (Advanced) will start at 9.00 a.m. and end at 12 noon (IST). The second paper will be conducted from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (IST). In 2021, apart from India, JEE (Advanced) centres are likely to be set up also in Dubai (UAE), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Singapore. JAB decided that the final decision on the conduct of examination at the foreign center(s), if at all, will depend on the prevailing conditions at the time of JEE (Advanced) 2021.”
The National Testing Agency (NTA) organizes JEE (Main) while one of the IITs organizes JEE (Advanced) under the guidance of IIT JAB.
In 2020, IIT Delhi was the organizing institute for JEE (Advanced) in which a total number of 1,60,838 candidates registered for JEE (Advanced) 2020. About 43,204 candidates qualified JEE (Advanced) 2020. The total intake was approximately 16,061.