IIT JEE Main 2021 Pattern & Syllabus: 75 percent marks criteria waived-off, Syllabus unchanged - A report

The Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal has said that the new pattern will be followed for JEE Main 2021 but the syllabus for the exam will remain the same. According to the Minister the criteria of obtaining 75 percent marks in class 12th, has been waived off. Here is detailed report.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 19, 2021 16:39 IST
IIT JEE Main 2021 Pattern & Syllabus: 75 percent marks criteria waived-off, Syllabus unchanged - A report
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The Centre government on Tuesday made an important announcement regarding the pattern and syllabus of IIT JEE Main 2021. The Union Minister of Education Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal said that it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks in the class 12 exam eligibility criteria under the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022 in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main).

The Ministry of Education also decided that the syllabus prescribed for the Joint Engineering Entrance Examination Main 2021 (JEE Main) for admission for the academic year 2021-22 will be the same as in the previous year and there will be no deduction of any kind in it. However, the exam pattern for the JEE 2021 Examination has been changed.

"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 the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022 in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main)", Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal tweets.

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According to the Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal, the candidates will be given the opportunity to answer the 75 questions. Out of the total 90 questions, the candidates will have to answer a total of 75 questions including 25-25 questions of the three subjects.

A new exam pattern has been announced regarding JEE Main 2021, to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) under the Ministry of Education. According to the statement released by the Ministry of Education, the new exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 will be followed by the NEET (UG) 2021 examination. However detailed information on NEET UG 2021 pattern is yet to be announced. 

Aside from it, the Education Minister had earlier denied the possibility of a reduction in the syllabus for JEE Main and NEET exams, on January 18.