Govt. relax eligibility criterion for IIT, NIT, CFTI admissions

On Thursday the HRD Ministry announced a relaxation in the percentage of class 12th to get admission in the NIT, IIT and CFTI for this year due to the Corona Virus pandemic occurring in the nation. 

The news is confirmed by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in his tweet,” JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained”.

Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) took the decision after IITs decision to relax the eligibility criteria in the admission process of different NITs and CFTIs. The HRD Minister announced it in his tweet where he tweeted,” Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (#CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other #CFTIs”.

Earlier, the IITs decided to relax the admission criteria where the students only need to pass the 12th class exams to appear in the JEE Advance examination to get admission in the IITs as some of the boards had to cancel the exam partially due to the Corona Virus pandemic. 

Earlier, the eligibility criterion for admission in the IITs, NITs and CFTIs was to score at least 75% in the class 12th exams or to be in the top 20 percentile. The above criteria are apart from the JEE Advanced and JEE Mains scores.

After being postponed twice due to Corona Virus pandemic, the JEE Mains exam will now be held in the month of September.

Written by Shrey Shrivastava, He is journalism graduate from Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

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