Happy New Year for Engineering Aspirants: Extra attempt in JEE Advanced for 2020, 2021 candidates


JEE-Advanced 2022 Aspirants to get additional chances who could not make the second attempt of JEE-Advanced in the years 2020 & 2021

Good news for engineering aspirants who couldn’t appear in the 2020 and 2021 Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced). Those candidates who appeared in Class 12 exam in 2020 and 2021 will now be eligible to take JEE Advanced exam 2022, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) announced. These candidates have to confirm their eligibility for appearing in JEE Advanced 2022 by visiting the official website jeeadv.ac.in and filling in the requisite information during registration.

“Candidates who appeared in Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2020 or 2021 and successfully registered for JEE Advanced 2021 but were absent in both the papers, i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2, of JEE Advanced 2021 are eligible to directly appear for JEE Advanced 2022,” according to the official notice.

However, they must successfully register for the JEE Advanced 2022 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) 2022 for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2022, JAB added.

JEE Advanced 2022: Revised eligibility criteria

The Joint Admission Board has laid down two criteria for candidates who appeared in Class 12 exam in 2020. 

The candidate should have appeared only once for JEE Advanced, either in the year 2020 or 2021; or, have not at all appeared in any paper in both JEE Advanced 2020 and JEE Advanced 2021. (ii) These candidate(s) should appear/should have appeared in JEE (Main) 2022 and meet the cut-off score of the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) for qualifying for JEE (Advanced) 2022 in their respective category.

As per the JEE Advanced 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates who secure the first 2,50,000 rank in the JEE Main examination will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 registration. 

A section of students, who cleared Class 12 exams in 2020, demanded a third attempt in JEE Advanced 2022 to get admission in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) using #JEEAdvancedExtraAttempt on social media.

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