Considering the decision taken for the IIT JEE Advanced exam and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year, Education Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal on Tuesday announced that it has decided to waive off the 75 percent marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under JEE Main 2021-2022 in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE Main exam.
The admissions to various UG programmes of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (West Bengal), and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs – excluding IITs) are considered on the basis of ranks and merit secured by the candidates in JEE Main exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
For candidates to qualify for the admissions in IITs / NITs / IIITs and other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE Ranks, they should have secured at least 75 percent marks in the Class 12 exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by the respective Boards. On the other hand, the qualifying mark, for SC/ST students, in the Class 12 exam is 65 percent.
While declaring the date of the JEE Advanced exam, Education Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal announced to waive off the 75 percent marks (in class 12th exam) eligibility criteria under JEE Main 2021-2022.
Syllabus of JEE and NEET to remain unchanged for the year 2021
The syllabus of JEE and NEET will remain unchanged for 2021. However, this year, unlike previous years, the candidates will have options to answer the questions in JEE and NEET Examinations.
The syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) to remain the same as the previous year, but students will be given choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) out of 90 questions (30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).
In JEE Main 2020, there were 75 questions all of which had to be answered by the candidates (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).