Amidst rumors of reduction in syllabus of JEE Advanced in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, IIT Delhi has finally cleared the air. The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), the organizing body of JEE Advanced 2020 clarified that there are no plans for the reduction in syllabus of the examination. The pattern of the examination will also remain the same including the marking scheme and duration of the examination. If any such changes are decided upon by the regulating body, the same shall be notified to the aspirants at the earliest. As of now, the examination is all set to be conducted on 27 September, 2020 after getting postponed twice.
What did IITD Say?
The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) presented its clarification in response to some media reports regarding the change in exam syllabus as well as pattern. In a news report, IITD mentioned that there are no future plans of amending the JEE advanced syllabus as well as JEE advanced exam pattern. Also, there are no plans of presenting the topic in the next JAB meeting for consideration.
If any prospective changes are to be taken into consideration, keeping in mind the future scenario, the same shall be notified to the candidates through an official report. The regulatory body has advised students not to blindly trust fraudulent media reports until there is no official notification of the same.
Relaxation in Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2020
The eligibility criteria for the aspirants to be able to sit for the JEE Main and Advanced examination was a mandatory 75% in PCM in 12 Boards. But the criteria have been relaxed by the governing body. Now students who have successfully passed their higher secondary examination can sit for the JEE examination.
This change was made due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis nationwide. But this relaxation is only valid for the current year. In case of further extension of this relaxation, an official notification shall be provided. In the meantime, aspirants are advised to regularly check the official website – jeeadv.ac.in for the latest updates.
About JEE Advanced
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a qualifying examination for the higher secondary pass out students to secure a seat in one of the premiere engineering colleges of India. The examination is conducted in two phases; JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Only those candidates who are able to qualify for the Mains examination, are allowed to appear for the Advanced examination. Clearing the Advanced examination, a candidate can then secure a seat for themselves in one of the 23 prestigious Indian Institute of Technology across India.
JEE Advanced is believed to be one of the most difficult examinations to pass as it tests the practical as well theoretical knowledge of the candidate thoroughly. Memorizing would not help at any length. As per the news report analysis, only 2.5 lakh students out of the whooping 12 lakh qualify for the Mains examination. This signifies the tough competition the candidates have to go through in order to secure a seat for themselves.