IITs consider removing Class 12 performance from admission criteria for 2020-2021 session. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are considering dropping the Class 12 performance criterion for admissions this year due to coronavirus pandemic situation. This decision by the IIT is yet to be approved by the directors of IITs and government officials. Follow us to get daily updates.
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are an autonomous public technical and Research University located in India and are among the most reputable institutes of technology in the world. They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961, which has declared them as institutions of national importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance.
The IITs across the country are considering the option to drop the criteria this year for giving admission to students on the basis of their Class 12 marks percentage. The institutes are considering the option, keeping in mind the disruption caused in the Board Exams 2020 due to the pandemic COVID19 outbreak in the country. This year along with The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board Exams 2020, several other board exams have been either postponed or canceled.
Score Required for IITs:
Under the usual circumstances, a general category rank holder in JEE (Advanced) should have either scored at least 75 percent or figure in the top 20 percentile of her Board results to secure a seat at an IIT. SC/ ST candidates should have either scored at least 65 percent or fulfill the top 20 percentile requirement.
IIT Official Statement on dropping Class 12 performance for admission:
On the meeting, the JEE chairpersons proposed that the Class 12 criterion should be waived for 2020 given that different Boards have responded differently to the Covid outbreak. “There was a consensus that the IITs, instead, should insist on rank holders to have passed their Board exams this year,” said a JIC member who did not wish to be identified. “This would be a one-time exception,” the member said. The Class 12 performance criterion isn’t a make-or-break criterion for admissions even in an average year. So, doing away (with this criterion) for one admission cycle isn’t going to make a big difference,” the member added.
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