Landa Jitendra, Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar and YSS Narasimha Naidu from Andhra Pradesh achieved the perfect 100 percentiles. A total of 24 candidates, including eight candidates from Telangana, received the coveted 100 percentile.
Paper 1 is carried out for admission to BTech / BE programs in IITs, NITs and other centrally funded technical institutions. Based on the results of JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2, the top 2.45 lakh candidates will be declared eligible to take the JEE Advanced exam. The advanced exam will take place on September 27th.
Admission to various Bachelor programs across IITs takes place via JEE Advanced. The JEE (Advanced) Score would also serve as the basis for admission to various centrally funded institutes, including the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakhapatnam.
An important decision by the Joint Admission Board this year in light of the situation in Covid-19 was to relax the admission criteria for admission to IITs. The qualified candidates for JEE Advanced, 2020 can apply for admission to IITs regardless of the grades they received in their intermediate level (10 + 2) for that year. Before that, a general category student should have achieved 75% of the total score in Class XII or an equivalent exam, or a place in the top 20 percentiles of board scores to secure the seat. However, this year only qualified grades are sufficient for the qualified candidates of JEE Advanced.