NTA relaxes JEE Main 75% Class 12 marks eligibility criteria

NTA relaxes JEE Main 75% Class 12 marks eligibility criteria

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday relaxed the 75% marks in class 12 as an eligibility criteria for admission to National Institutes of Technology (NIITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) in which admission is done on the basis of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) main scores.

In an official notification issued late on Tuesday, the agency said that it is in receipt of numerous representations from the stakeholders regarding changing the criteria of 75% marks in the Class 12 examination.

The agency said that, in view of these representations, it has decided to change the eligibility conditions for Admission to NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). “For the candidates who qualify for admission in the NITs, IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the Class 12 examination or be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12 examination conducted by respective Boards,” it said.

For SC / ST candidates, the qualifying marks should be 65% in the Class 12 examination, the NTA said.

The NTA had restored the criteria for academic session 2023 after relaxing it for two years in view of the covid-19 pandemic. However, students were demanding the testing agency to provide them relief for another year.

The first round of JEE (Main) test will be conducted between January 24, and January 31, excluding the Republic day which is celebrated on January 26. The second phase of the test will be conducted between April 6 and April 12, 2023.

The JEE (Main) is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NIITs, IIITs, and other institutions/universities funded/recognized by participating state governments. It is also an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

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