19th July 2020: Due to the partial cancellation of class XII exams by various central and state boards in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union Human Resource Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced relaxation in the admission criterion for IITs.
“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 year. Qualified candidates who have passed class XII examinations will now be eligible for admissions irrespective of marks obtained,” the minister announced in a series of tweets.
For seeking admission to the IITs, apart from qualifying the JEE (Advanced) test, candidates had to secure at least 75% marks in class XII board examination or rank among the top 20 percentile qualifying in their examinations.
The JEE (Mains) examination being postponed earlier, will be conducted from September 1-6, while JEE (Advanced) test will be on September 27.