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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday made a big announcement for candidates who will appear the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) in the next academic year (2021-2022).

In a tweet, Pokhriyal said that 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.

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 eligibility criteria in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main).

It is pertinent to mention here that all the admissions to various Under Graduate (UG) programmes 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 on the basis of ranks / merit secured by the candidates in Joint Entrance Examination (Main) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

For the candidates to qualify for admission in the IITs / NITs / IIITs and such other CFTis whose admissions are based on the JEE Ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th Class exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th Class exam conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students, the qualifying mark in 12th Class exam is 65%.

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

On January 7, Pokhriyal had announced the date of JEE Advanced 2021 exams and the eligibility criteria for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

The minister said that JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted on July 3, 2021. The exam will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

Pokhriyal said that this year students willing to get admission in IITs will not be required to meet the criterion of minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12.

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