Joint Admission Board (JAB) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have decided to relax B.Tech admission criteria. Until now, the admission was granted on the basis of JEE Advanced and 10+2 marks. However, now all the candidates who have passed 10+2 exam and clear cut off JEE Advanced 2020 shall be eligible for admission.
The decision came as an aftermath of cancellation of board exams in various states. Announcing this news, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted that “Qualified candidates who have passed class XII examinations will now be eligible for admissions irrespective of marks obtained.”
He also added, “Due to the partial cancellation of Class XII exams by several boards, Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to relax eligibility criteria for JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates”
Earlier, candidates had to qualify JEE Advanced and score either a minimum of 75% marks in 10+2 or be among the top 20 percentile holders in the respective board. However, now only passing class 12 is enough.
Hence, to get admission in Indian Institutes of Technology, the students just need to qualify JEE Main and then JEE Advanced 2020.
This year, the top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE main 2020 will be allowed to take JEE Advanced 2020. The examination for JEE Main is due from September 1 to 6, 2020, and the Advanced exam will be held on September 27, 2020. JEE Main and JEE Advanced are both held in a computer-based test mode. JEE Main is held twice a year, however, the Advanced exam is held once.
Other than the minimum marks for admission in the IITs, all other eligibility criteria for admission will be the same. The eligibility criteria are specific to each of the IITs. Admission in the IITs will be done via centralised counselling called JoSAA.
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are prestigious institutes for various undergraduate, postgraduate courses and research. They have been given the status of Institute of National Importance. Currently, there are 23 IITs in India. Each IIT is independent to function, but are linked to each other through a common council called the IIT Council. The first Indian Institute of Technology was founded in May 1950 and it is the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.