New guidelines announced for JEE Advanced 2021, exam to be held on 3rd May

Today, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Education Minister announced that the entrance exam for IIT’s, JEE Advance will be held on 3 July this year. The competitive exam will be organised by IIT Kharagpur.

The JEE Advanced exam used to be conducted in the month of May every year but because of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support students the exams were postponed further the eligibility criteria of 75% marks for Class 12 board exam has been dropped down for the convenience of students. Earlier to appear for JEE Advanced, candidates were required to score a minimum of 75% aggregate in Class 12 board examination. And for SC, ST and PWD candidates the benchmark was at least 65%.


Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal addressed through a webinar to make the announcement and also tweeted the same.

Earlier, the government had announced that the Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in four sessions in February, March, April and May starting from February 23 to 26, 2021. The next sessions of the exam will be held between March 15-18, April 27-30 and May 24-28.

“We have examined the suggestions received from students and various quarters and it has been decided that JEE-Mains will be held in four sessions in February, March, April and May,” Nishank had said. “The move will ensure that students don’t miss out on opportunities due to clash of exams or due to the COVID-19 situation at present,” he added.

This time the ministry has allowed the qualifying candidates of JEE Main 2020 who couldn’t appear for the second stage of the examination due to the pandemic to appear for JEE Advanced directly.

The JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be held in two shifts given the pandemic and post the conclusion the authorities will release the JEE Advanced answer key 2021 on its official website. The JEE Advanced examination is conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

Registration for JEE Advanced 2021 will be done online at The admit card, result and other information will be released on its official website.