Education News: IITs to do away with admission criterion of minimum 75% marks in class 12th, says HRD Ministry Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Friday.
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will relax their admission criterion this year due to the partial cancellation of class 12th exams by different boards
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 futher added.
The HRD ministry told that the candidates who qualified in JEE advance will be able to apply for IIT irrespective of 12th Marks.
This step was taken due to the current scenario, where there were some subjects that candidates was not able to give in their 12th examination.