JEE-Adv-2021 Brochure Released, 7 Key Points


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, responsible for organizing JEE-Adv-2021 (Joint Entrance Examination 2021) for admissions in 23 IITs all over the country has released the information brochure. Key points to be noted are as below:

a) The exam was earlier planned to be held on 3 July 2021 but has been postponed owing to the pandemic. New dates for the entire admission process will be announced later at an appropriate time.JEE Advanced 2021

b) A much sought after relief has been provided regarding Eligibility - doing with the “minimum 75% marks in 10+2” criteria.

c) Candidates who successfully registered for JEE (Advanced) 2020 but were absent in both the papers, i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2, of JEE (Advanced) 2020 are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2021. However, they must successfully register for the JEE (Advanced) 2021 in the online registration portal and pay the registration fee. Further, these candidates would be considered in addition to and not as part of the total number of candidates who would qualify from JEE (Main) 2021 for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2021. This is a one-time measure valid only for JEE (Advanced) 2021. These candidates can confirm their eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2021 by visiting the official website ( and filling in the requisite information. A Unique Reference Code (URC) will be provided to the eligible candidates, which will be required during the registration process; instructions for the same shall be provided on the official website at the time of registration.

d) Those who opt for B.Tech. in Mining Engineering/Mining Machinery Engineering OR B.Tech. M.Tech. Dual Degree in Mining Engineering/Mining Safety Engineering OR Integrated M.Tech. in Applied Geology/Applied Geophysics OR Integrated M.Sc. in Applied Geology/Exploration Geophysics, must not have any form of colour blindness. A certificate to this effect from a govt. registered medical practitioner has to be uploaded at the time of online reporting for seat acceptance. IITs may constitute a medical board to test the validity of the candidateā€Ÿs medical condition.

e) PwD candidates cannot opt for B.Tech. in Mining Engineering/Mining Machinery Engineering OR B.Tech.-M.Tech. Dual Degree in Mining Engineering/Mining Safety Engineering OR Integrated M.Tech. in Applied Geology.

f) PwD candidates with locomotor disability cannot opt for Integrated M.Sc. in Applied Geology / Exploration Geophysics.

g) The standards of visual acuity with or without glasses will be adhered to strictly for candidates seeking admission to Mining Engineering as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. Persons with one-eyed vision are not permitted to work underground. Candidates with these limitations are not allowed to opt for admission to Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering.

List of 23 IITs : IIT Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Gandhinagar, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kharagpur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Mandi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Palakkad, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Tirupati, Varanasi

Other institutes accepting JEE-Advanced : Other institutes which have used JEE-Adv ranks in the past include the following :

- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)

- Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) located in Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati

- Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram

- Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli

- Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam

-- MEP News Bureau