18 Jul 2020, 12:58 pm By Rohit Sindhu
IIT Admissions 2020-21: 75% in Board Exams not-necessary, says HRD Minister

Chairing a high-level meeting on Admission criteria for IITs & NITs, HRD Minister on Saturday confirmed that the criteria of obtaining 75% marks in board exams has been abolished. For admission session 2020-21, the Joint Admission Board has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates this time, tweeted HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Now after adopting of the new pattern which has been approved the candidates who clear the JEE Advanced 2020 will be eligible for admission to IITs irrespective of their class 12 marks.

Taking to his official twitter handle HRD Minister wrote, “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.”   

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Note- The decision to abolish 75% marks in board exams or top 20 percentile criteria, is taken due to the partial cancellation of class 12 board exams by several state boards. This criterion will be only applicable for admission session 2020-21.

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IIT Admission Criteria for 2020-21

The Joint Admission Board has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates this time. Candidates clearing the JEE Advanced 2020 will be eligible for admission to IITs irrespective of their class 12 board exam marks. Earlier the candidates must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class 12th Board exams or secured marks in top 20 percentile of particular board.