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IIT Admissions: Eligibility criteria relaxed by HRD Ministry; know details

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Clearing the air of confusion among aspirants regarding admissions into the country’s premier IITs, the Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today said that eligibility criterion for JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates this time has been relaxed.

‘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 time,’ the HRD minister tweeted.

As per the existing eligibility norms, for admissions to #IITs, apart from qualifying the #JEE (Advanced), the eligibility was to secure either minimum score of 75% marks in class XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.

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As per the new rules, ‘Qualified candidates who have passed class XII examinations will now be eligible for admissions irrespective of marks obtained,’ Pokhriyal said.

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