JEE Main 2020: NIT, centrally funded colleges admission criterion relaxed, only need to pass Class 12 - Kashmir Student Alerts

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JEE Main 2020: NIT, centrally funded colleges admission criterion relaxed, only need to pass Class 12

JEE Main 2020: Making a major announcement, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday said that the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs). JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in Class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained.This decision has been taken in the view of prevailing circumstances due to coronavirus spread and lockdown called by Center and different state governments to curb the spread of the virus.
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"For admissions in NITs & other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, apart from qualifying JEE Main, the eligibility is to secure a minimum of 75% marks in XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations. Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other CFTIs. JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in Class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained," the HRD minister said in a series of tweets today.


Earlier, candidates were required have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in Class 12 (or an equivalent) Board examination or should figure out in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.The Joint Admission Board had recently decided that the candidates who will clear the JEE Advanced will be eligible for admission to IITs irrespective of their class 12 marks.