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Due to the prevailing conditions of COVID-19 & the education scenario of the country, 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 the top 10 toppers list in class 12th. The SC/ ST candidates must have acquired above 65% or in the 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.
The official announcement has been made by the Union HRD Minister - Ramesh Pokhriyal. During the interaction, the minister clarified that the 12th board criterion has been waived off for 2021 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 (JAB) approved it. JAB is a committee that consists of IIT directors and the representatives of HRD ministers as the members.
JEE Advanced will be conducted on July 03, 2021.
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