75 percent marks in class XII eligibility criteria under JEE (Main) 21-22 waived off: Union Education Minister

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New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Education had decided to waive off the 75 percent marks in class XII examination eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022 in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main).

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took to Twitter and wrote, “Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE(Advanced) and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year, it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022. In respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main).”

The admissions to various Undergraduate (UG) programs of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (West Bengal), and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs-excluding IITs) are made based on ranks, merit secured by the candidates in Joint Entrance Examination (Main) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), informed the ministry.

For the candidates to qualify for admission in the IITs, NITs and IIITs and such other CFTis whose admissions are based on the JEE Ranks, they should have secured at least 75 percent marks in the XII class exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in the XII class exam conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students, the qualifying mark in the XII class exam is 65 percent.

While declaring the date of the JEE (Advanced) exam, the Education Minister has announced to waive off the 75 percent marks (in class 12th exam) eligibility criteria for admissions to the academic year 2021-2022 for the ease of students.