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JEE Advanced 2021 admit card released; Read to know the 5 changes for this year

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The admit cards for JEE Advanced 2021 are released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur at the official website – jeeadv.ac.in. On 3rd October, the entrance exam for engineering will be conducted.

This examination is the qualifying test for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). However, the exam will be held in two shifts, 9 am-12 noon (Paper-1) and 2:30 pm- 5:30 pm (Paper-2). Approximately 2.5 lakh candidates who clear JEE Main 2021 examination will be further eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2021.

A few changes made this year by the JoSAA.

Here are the 5 important modifications made in the entrance exam:

Reserved seats for women candidates: This year, the reserved quota of 20% for women candidates has been discarded. Presently, the seats reserved for women will be decided individually by each IIT. Moreover, the IITs have to ensure that the enrollment of the number of women candidates is at least 20%.

Previous year’s candidates allowed to appear: Candidates who successfully registered for JEE (Advanced) 2020 but were absent in both the papers, i.e. Paper 1 &Paper 2, of JEE (Advanced) 2020 are now eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2021. However, they must successfully register for the Advanced 2021 in the online registration portal and pay the registration fee

Alteration of Board exam marks eligibility criteria: A candidate should have appeared and qualified for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the 1st time in either 2020 or 2021 with the subjects Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. However, from this year onwards there is no minimum qualifying percentage required for appearing in the JEE Advanced examination.

No exam centre abroad: Considering the current pandemic situation due to COVID-19, in India and abroad, IITs agreed not to conduct the JEE (Advanced) 2021 in any of the foreign centres/countries.

Scholarship by organising institute: This year, the organising authority of JEE advanced 2021, IIT Kharagpur has instituted a full ride scholarship to assist students who figure in the top 100 of all India rankings of JEE advanced.

“The foreign national candidates, however, may appear for JEE (Advanced) 2021 examination at any of the Indian centres of their choice at their own expenses (including travel etc.) after adhering to the required travel norms of the government of India and their respective countries of residence,” read the official notice.

Scholarship include full expenses of students

The scholarship entitled ‘Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Full Scholarship for Top 100 JEE (Advanced) Rankers’ will include the full expenses of students who win it till they obtain their B.Tech course at IIT Kharagpur.

Yet, this is an individual decision of the institute and is an exception that does not indicate to other exam conducting authorities in the next few years.

Also Read: SSC MTS Admit Card 2021 out now; Get the link here

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