JEE Main 2021: Big Relief To Students, Exemption Of Mandatory 75% Marks In 12th Rule For JEE Main

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Pune, January 19, 2021: The Union Education Ministry has provided an exemption for the eligibility rule of 75% marks in 12th standard for JEE Main for the academic year 2021-2022. In view of the status of Covid-19, the ministry has decided to grant this exemption. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank made the announcement today. 

Nishank tweeted, “Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE (Advanced) and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year, It has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022”

The JEE Main Exam is conducted for admission in B.Tech, BE courses in NIT, IIIT, and other centrally funded technical institutes. After this announcement by the Ministry of Education, 75% marks in 12th standard is no longer mandatory for admission in NIT, IIIT, CFTI institutes.

JEE Advanced has provided an exemption from 75% Marks rule the previous year as well

Students doing well in JEE Main will get a chance to appear in the JEE Advanced exam. Through the JEE Advanced exam, entry is received in 23 prestigious IITs of the country. For JEE Advanced Examination, this year as well, the exemption has been provided in the prescribed eligibility criteria of 75 percent marks in class 12. Last year too, students were exempted from this rule due to Corona. Till 2020, under the JEE Advanced Merit Rules, it was necessary to have a top 20 percentile in the ranking of the exam for admission to IITs, qualifying at least 75 percent in 12th standard. 

JEE Main will be four times a year: The JEE Mains exam will be conducted four times a year. The four sessions will be held in February, March, April, and May. The first session of the JEE Mains Examination will be held from 23 February to 26 February 2021.

Examination in 13 languages: JEE Main exam will now be in 13 languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bangla, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi. Till now the JEE examination has been conducted in only 3 languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati.

Merit list/ranking will be based on the best NTA score of the students out of the four chances in 2021. 

Out of 90 questions, 75 questions have to be solved according to the pattern of the question paper. There will be 15 optional questions. Alternative questions will not have negative marking. The merit list will be made on the basis of the best score in all four rounds.

UPSEE (2021) will not be organized this time. In such a situation, APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) will enroll students on the basis of the score of JEE Main 2021 in 1.40 lakh seats in 750 colleges in the state of Lucknow.

Syllabus for JEE, NEET Entrance Exam 2021 will be same as last year: Ministry of Education has informed that the syllabus for JEE Main and NEET exam will be the same as last year. There will be no changes. According to the statement of the Ministry of Education, “The syllabus of JEE Main 2021 will remain the same as the previous year. However, students will have the option to answer 75 out of the 90 questions in the paper. Out of 90 questions in the paper, 30 questions will be from Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics each and 75 of them (25 questions will be from Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics each).

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