JEE Main 2020 – Eligibility criteria for admissions to NITs and other CFTIs relaxed

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JEE Main 2020 - Eligibility criteria for admissions to NITs and other CFTIs relaxed
JEE Main 2020 - Eligibility criteria for admissions to NITs and other CFTIs relaxed

JEE Main 2020 – Eligibility criteria for admissions to NITs and other CFTIs relaxed. The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. After dropping the Class 12 marks criteria from IIT admission, the Centre has decided to follow the same for National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).

Union HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 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. The decision has been taken in view of the current coronavirus pandemic. The Minister on his official twitter handle wrote, “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.

The norm of securing at least 75 percent in the Class XII Board examinations has been waived off, announced Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The decision was taken after considering the current circumstances, the Minister added. NEET, JEE Exams 2020 Postponed to September Amid COVID-19 Fears, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Announces New Dates.

Recently, the Joint Admission Board also decided that the candidates who will clear the JEE Advanced will be eligible for admission to IITs irrespective of their class 12 marks.

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