New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Union HRD Ministry has relaxed the eligibility criteria for admissions in National Institute of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday announced that the candidates who have qualified the JEE Main 2020 exam will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in Class XII exam irrespective of the marks obtained.
For admissions in NITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, apart from qualifying JEE Main, the eligibility is to secure a minimum of 75% marks in XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.
"Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other CFTIs," he added.
JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 23, 2020
JEE Main is conducted for admission to the engineering colleges across the country. The said exam is considered as a qualifying test for JEE-Advanced.
It is worth mentioning that the JEE Mains examination has been postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it will now be held from September 1 to 6, while JEE Advanced is scheduled to be held on September 27.