IIT admission 2020: IITs to relax admission criterion due to partial cancellation of class 12 exams, says HRD minister

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Updated: Jul 17, 2020 10:38 PM

The HRD Minister said that candidates clearing JEE-Advanced will be eligible for admission to IITs irrespective of their class 12 marks. 

Coronavirus, covid-19. IIT, Indian Institute of technology, IIT admission, Ramesh Pokhriyal NishankOver 1,100 offers, including multiple pre-placement ones, were made to the institute’s graduating students.

IIT admission 2020: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will relax their admission criterion this year due to the partial cancellation of class 12 exams by various boards, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Friday.

In a tweet, he said: “For admissions to #IITs, apart from qualifying the #JEE (Advanced), the eligibility was to secure either minimum score of 75% marks in class XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.”

“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,” he added.

In another tweet, the HR minister further said, “For admissions to #IITs, apart from qualifying the #JEE (Advanced), the eligibility was to secure either minimum score of 75% marks in class XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.”

Apart from qualifying in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced exam, the candidates vying for admissions to the IITs are also required to secure either minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12 board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations. PTI reported that while JEE-Mains is conducted for admission to engineering colleges across the country, it is considered as a qualifying test for JEE-Advanced.

Due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus lockdown in the country, the boards have this year announced their respective results using alternative assessment schemes based on performance in exams already conducted or internal assessment.

After being postponed twice, the JEE Mains examination will now be held from September 1-6, while the JEE Advanced exam, which is conducted by the IITs, is scheduled to be held on September 27.

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