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JEE Advanced 2021 Brochure Released, New Changes In Eligibility Criteria Introduced

30 June, 2021

JEE Advanced 2021 Brochure

By Asmita Kundu

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), which administers the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021, has released the information brochure for the engineering entrance exam. Candidates should be aware that the application process will begin very soon. The exam date for JEE Advance has yet to be notified due to the Covid-19 crisis. It will be decided considering the crisis.


JEE Advanced 2021 Brochure Released, New Changes In Eligibility Criteria Introduced


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New Changes in Eligibility Criteria

For students, who passed the JEE Mains in 2020 but were unable to sit for both JEE Advanced tests last year due to Covid-related complications, would be able to register for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam immediately. However, this year's criteria have been adjusted in light of the fact that all school education boards across the country have cancelled Class 12 exams. According to the previous criteria (before COVID-19), candidates must have appeared and passed their Class 12 exams, and they must be among the top 2.5 lakh successful candidates in JEE Mains 2021, across all categories.


According to the brochure, “This is a one-time measure valid only for JEE-Adv 2021. These candidates will be considered in addition to and not as part of the total number of candidates who would qualify from JEE-Mains 2021 for appearing in JEE-Adv 2021.”


This year, another change was brought to the female quota seats across all IITs. Unlike the previous three years, when IITs allocated a standard quota of supernumerary seats to female candidates, this quota would vary from institute to institute in 2021-22. Individual IITs will choose the number of supernumerary seats in various disciplines, ensuring that each institute has at least 20% female enrolment in undergraduate programmes.


Important Documents Required for JEE Advanced 2021 Application:

  • Birth certificate (if the date of birth not mentioned in the Class 10 certificate).

  • Mark sheet for Class 12 or equivalent.

  • Photograph the size of a passport.

  • Scanned copy of signature Aadhar card.

  • Category certificate for GEN-EWS, SC/ST, OBC-NCL, if applicable.

  • PwD certificate, if applicable.

  • Scribe letter request ‘Yes’, only for those who have planned to opt for PwD.

  • Gazette notification to prove name change, if applicable.


Important Documents Required for Foreign Students:

  • Photo Identity Proof.

  • Class 10 mark sheet/pass.

  • Passport-sized photograph.

  • Birth certificate, if the date of birth not mentioned in Class 10 certificate.

  • Class 12 or equivalent mark sheet.

  • Scanned copy of the signature.

  • Citizenship certificate/ passport.

  • OCI/PIO card, if applicable.

  • Gazette notification to show the change of name, if required.

Candidates who have taken the JEE Mains exams 2021 are eligible to take the JEE Advanced exams. However, foreign national candidates who have completed or are currently completing Class 12 or equivalent in India must take the JEE Mains 2021 in order to qualify for the JEE Advanced 2021. JEE Advanced is an entrance exam for undergraduate engineering, science, and architecture programmes at India's 23 technical institutes (IITs).