On 7 January 2021, the Union Education Minister is expected to announce the dates for JEE Advanced 2021 exam. Along with the exam date, he is also expected to provide an insight into the eligibility criteria and the number of attempts. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” went on his Twitter handle and confirmed the same by stating,
“I will announce the eligibility criteria for admission in #IITs & the date of #JEE Advanced on 7th Jan at 6 PM.”
Going by the official announcement, the Union Education Minister is expected to announce important details about the engineering entrance exam at 6 PM IST on Thursday. Taking into account the prevailing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the delay in holding the board exams by CBSE and several state boards, the eligibility criteria for the entrance test is likely to be relaxed.
Previously, the education minister went live numerous times to address the queries of students and teachers. He also announced the dates and details of JEE Main 2021 in one of his earlier live sessions. In his last webinar, Pokhriyal announced the dates for CBSE class 10 and 12 Board exam 2021.