12th STD Board exam is exempted for IIT-JEE admissions this year


IIT-JEE has waived off 12th STD Board exam marks since each board has followed different rules for their exams this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To secure seats in the Indian Institute of Technology a General Category holder should possess at least 75% or should be in the top 20 people in their Board exams. SC/ST category should possess at least 65% or should be in the top people in their Board exams.

For student’s safety during this Coronavirus crisis, different boards like CBSE, CISCE, State Board have implemented different criteria for their 12 STD results. For example,  CBSE Board has decided to take average marks from their previous exams conducted.

The meeting was conducted in the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) earlier this month. The JIC is made up of JEE chairpersons of all IITs. The meeting concluded to waive off Board exams this year due to COVID-19 and this would be exempted for this year alone which will not affect much in the selection criteria.

Joint Admission Board’s (JAB) approval is pending still. JAB has directors of all IITs and representatives of the HRD Ministry as its members. The meeting is JAB is still not conducted, hence the discussion will come to an end once JAB approves JIC’s discussion result.

JEE (Advanced) for international students at Dhaka, Dubai, Kathmandu and Singapore are to be conducted, for which IITs’ are anxious about COVID related restriction issues. After a discussion about JEE exam date, it has been rescheduled again.

JEE (Advanced) will be held on September 27