New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday (January 7) announced that the Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 for IIT Admission to be held on July 3.

The Union Education Minister said the IIT Kharagpur will conduct the JEE Advanced 2021 exam, adding “I wish all the students the very best, all candidates have enough time to prepare for the exam.” 

Pokhriyal said that the condition for 75 percent marks in the class 12 board exams as eligibility to appear for the test has been relaxed for this year also.


Earlier on Wednesday, Pokhriyal tweeted, “Dear Students, I will announce the eligibility criteria for admission in IITs & the date of JEE Advanced tomorrow at 6 PM.” 

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Notably, the online application process for the JEE Main 2021 exam began on December 16, 2020, and will end on January 16, 2021. The candidates can make their application fee payment till January 17.


The education minister had earlier announced that JEE-Mains exam for admission to engineering colleges will be held four times a year starting 2021 to offer flexibility to students, giving them a chance to improve their scores. 

The first edition of the exam will be held from February 23 to 26, followed by rounds in March, April, and May. The Union Education Minister had also announced that the exams would be conducted in 13 languages for the first time.

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