This year there was a nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus infection. In view of this, many boards partially canceled the 12th class examination. Keeping this in mind, the condition of admission to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has been relaxed. This year, students who have passed 12th class will also be able to get admission in IITs. Even after clearing JEE Advanced as before, it will no longer be necessary to bring 75 percent number or top 20 percentile. But two things will remain mandatory. One has to take the 12th examination and JEE Advanced will also have to be cleared. Only the number of 12th will be discounted. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the country’s Human Resource Development Minister gave this information through a series of tweets on Friday.
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. @HRDMinistry @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 17, 2020
What are the conditions for admission to IITs?
Generally JEE Advanced Clear is mandatory for admission to IITs. Apart from this, the 12th class should have at least 75 percent marks or top 20 percentile. SC / ST candidates should have at least 65 percent number in 12th or top 20 percentile only then they can get admission in IIT. But now CBSE and CISCE have canceled their 10th and 12th examinations. Both boards have announced an alternative method of evaluation for the rest of the exams. In such a situation, the marks achieved by the students can be affected by this.
JEE Main examination postponed
In view of the serious situation of Covid-19, the examination of JEE Main has been postponed twice so far. According to the new schedule, the JEE Main exam will be held from 1 to 6 September and the JEE Advanced exam will be on 27 September.