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Due to the prevailing conditions of COVID-19, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have decided to drop the 12th board performance criterion for admissions. The official confirmation has been made by IITs regarding the drop in criterion. As per the general eligibility, the students who have qualified JEE Advanced entrance test must have acquired above 75% or in top 10 toppers list in class 12th. The SC/ ST candidates must have acquired above 65% or in top 20 toppers to qualify for admission at IITs. This eligibility criterion has been revised, and the candidates will be allowed for admission irrespective of Class 12th marks.
Due to the partial cancellation of class XII exams by several Boards, Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for #JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates this time. @HRDMinistry@PIB_India@MIB_India@DDNewslive— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 17, 2020
A meeting was conducted for disruption of 12th board exams by the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) where all the chairpersons of IITs were present. During the meeting, one of the members suggested that the 12th board criterion must be waived off for 2020 admissions and IIT should consider the JEE rank holders to just pass his/her board examination. As per the member, “every year, there are only a few candidates who get rejected admission due to less percentile in 12th board. So, waiving off the criterion for one year would not make much difference.
The proposal made by JIC has been implemented after the Joint Admission Board’s (JAB) approved it. JAB is a committee which consists of IIT directors and the representatives of HRD ministers as the members.
JEE Advanced will be conducted on September 27, 2020. The exam dates have been rescheduled for the second time this year.
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