Nishank said that the decision will be applicable in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main) exams.
This year, JEE (Main) exams will be conducted four times in as many as 13 languages. (File photo)
JEE (Main) Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria: In a good news for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) aspirants, the Ministry of Education has decided to waive off 75 per cent marks eligibility criteria for Class 12 students for the next academic year 2021-2022. The announcement has been made by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He said that the decision has been taken in line with the earlier decision for IIT JEE (Advanced).
“Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE (Advanced), it has been decided to waive off the 75 per cent marks eligibility criteria under JEE (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022,” the Union minister tweeted.
JEE (Main) exams are conducted for admission to engineering colleges across Indian and it is also considered as a qualifying test for JEE-Advanced. As per the eligibility criteria so far, student securing a minimum of 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 board exams.
Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE(Advanced) and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year, it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022
This year, JEE (Main) exams will be conducted four times in as many as 13 languages. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the exam with the first round being scheduled on February 23 to 26. The second, third, and fourth round of exams will be held in March, April and May respectively.
Meanwhile, the date of JEE Advanced has been announced and it will be held on July 3.
While making the announcement, the minister had said that the relaxation in admission requirement in IITs, which was announced last year considering the impact of coronavirus pandemic on education, will be extended this year as well.
He said that those students who want to take admission in IITs will not be required to fulfill the criteria of a minimum of 75 per cent marks in class 12 Board exams.
So far, students securing 75 per cent marks are required to clear the JEE-Advanced exams for taking admissions to IITs.