The Ministry of Personnel Development announced on Friday a loosening of admission to Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) this year, disregarding the performance of the Class XII board.
“In addition to qualifying for JEE (Advanced), the eligibility for IITs was either to achieve a minimum score of 75 percent in class XII board exams or to be among the top 20 percentiles in their qualification exams,” said Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of Human Resources Development.
Due to the partial rejection of Class XII exams by multiple panels, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to relax the admission criteria for qualified candidates for JEE (Advanced) 2020 this time, he added.
Qualified candidates who have passed Class XII exams can now be admitted regardless of the grades scored in the Board exams.
In the meantime, the Central Board of Secondary Education announced Monday the board results of class XII.