There were four attempts for JEE Main 2021, which is also likely to be followed in 2022. Although the 75% criteria was scraped from JEE Mains, it is still applicable for JEE Advanced. The official notification is still awaited from NTA’s side.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to release the notification for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022. Like previous years, the notification may be out any time around December 2021 or January 2022. In case the notification is released by this month, then the application process may continue till January 2022. There has been a major change in the JEE Mains examination last year. However, yet, it is still unknown whether these changes will be applicable this time or not.
Scraping Off the 75% Criteria
In 2021, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the exemption of the 75% criteria in class 12 to be eligible for admission to NITs, IITs, SPAs and the CFTIs. The rule that was followed earlier was that the candidates who scored 75% in the class 12 boards or qualifying exams were eligible for admission. In addition to this, the Ministry also introduced extra attempts and the candidates could appear for JEE Mains as many as 04 times in 2021. It seems likely that this criterion will be followed for JEE Mains 2022.
Board Percentage Required
Until the 75% criteria was taken down, students had to score a minimum of 75% in their class 12 boards or equivalent exams to be eligible for admission in the recognized institutes. However, now, there is no such board percentage required to appear for the exam. Despite that, the criteria of having 75% marks in the 10+2 exam still prevail for JEE Advanced.
At this point, the students have now taken to Twitter and are demanding an extra attempt for JEE Advanced. This is mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic due to which there was some sort of turmoil among the entire academic curriculum. Many students, citing personal reasons, have stated that they were unable to give their best shot in the preparation due to the pandemic situation.
In addition to that, some have even requested the removal of the 75% criteria. As per the existing norms, students must have 75% in their class 12 board exams to be qualified for JEE Advanced. According to some, this is unfair as many students who have great potential are unable get seats in the IITs and other institutes only because they don’t have the required percentage of marks.