For admission to IITs, a general category ranked JEE (Advanced) candidate should either have reached at least 75% or be in the top 20 percentiles of their board results to secure a seat at an IIT. For the SC / ST candidates, the candidates should either have reached at least 65% or meet the top 20 percentile requirement.
The JAB has decided to relax the admission criterion, according to which a candidate who has qualified JEE (Advanced) must only have the qualification grades of class XII.
Ramesh Pokhriyal, union minister for personnel development, announced the decision and tweeted: “In order to be admitted to IITs, you were entitled to either achieve a minimum score of 75% in the tests of the class XII board or one in addition to the qualification for JEE (advanced) Ranked among the top 20 percentiles to achieve in their proficiency tests. ”
“Due to the partial cancellation of Class XII exams by several bodies, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to relax the admission criteria for qualified candidates for JEE (Advanced) 2020 this time.”
“Qualified candidates who have passed Class XII exams can now be admitted regardless of the grades achieved,” said the minister.
The twice-postponed JEE (Main) exam will now take place from September 1-6, while the JEE (Advanced) exam conducted by the IITs is scheduled for September 27, 2020.