Centre Waives Off Eligibility Criteria of 75 Per Cent Marks for Admission into IIT
GUWAHATI: In a significant decision, the union government has waived off the eligibility criteria of 75 per cent marks in class 12 for taking admission into the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) this year.
Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, announced that eligibility criteria of scoring minimum 75% in Class 12th has been relaxed for taking admission in the IITs this year.
He further informed that JEE
(Advanced) - 2021 will be held as a computer based test on 3rd July 2021. This year JEE (Advanced) will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.
"After careful consideration, it has been decided that JEE Advanced will be held on 3rd July 2021. The relaxation in admission requirement of 75 percent marks in class 12 which was announced last year in view of COVID-19 pandemic will be offered this year as well," the minister said in a video message on Twitter.
For admission to IITs, apart from qualifying in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) - Advanced, candidates are required to secure either minimum 75 percent marks in class 12 board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.