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HRD Minister: JEE Advance eligibility criteria eased

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Providing huge relief to students, the HRD minister has said the decision of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) to relax the eligibility criterion for JEE Advanced 2020 qualified candidates for IIT admissions. The decision was taken in a meeting between the JAB representatives and MHRD officials. The relaxation will be applicable only to students who have qualified JEE Advanced 2020 and for IIT admissions.

The boards had also announced their respective results using alternative assessment schemes based on performance in exams already conducted or internal assessment. Considering the partial cancellation of class 12 exams by several Boards, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) decided to relax the class 12 marks criterion for JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates.

Also read: JEE Main, NEET and JEE Advanced exams postponed to September

With the new decision, all JEE Advanced 2020 qualified candidates are eligible to apply for admissions to IITs if they have passed their class 12.

All these years, for admissions to the IITs, students need to secure either minimum score of 75% marks in class XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations in addition to qualifying in JEE Advanced. A total of 2,50,000 students who have qualified in JEE Main every year are eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced exam.

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