The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have opted to relax admission criteria this year taking into account fractional scratch-off of class 12 exams by different boards, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said on Friday.
Students Clearing JEE-Advanced Are Eligible to Get Admission in IITs Irrespective of 12th Marks
For admissions to IITs, aside from qualifying through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)- Advanced, the up-comers are required to make sure about either least 75% marks in class 12 board exams or rank among the best 20 percentile in their passing exams.
While JEE-Mains is conducted for admission to engineering universities the nation over, it is considered as a qualifying test for JEE-Advanced.
“Due to the partial cancellation of class 12 exams by several boards, Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for JEE (Advanced), 2020, qualified candidates this time. Qualified candidates who have passed class 12 examinations will now be eligible for admissions irrespective of marks obtained,” Pokhriyal said in a series of tweets.
Major educational boards, including the CBSE and CISCE, dropped their remaining class 10 and class 12 exams in the midst of developing worries over understudy safety considering the spike in COVID-19 cases.
The boards have declared their respective results using alternative assessment schemes based on performance in tests previously conducted or internal evaluation.
The JEE Mains examination, which has been postponed twice, will presently be held from September 1-6, while JEE Advanced, which is directed by the IITs, is scheduled to be hung on September 27.