As per the latest reports, the education ministry has decided to ease the 75 per cent marks (in class 12 examination) eligibility criterion under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022 with regard to NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs as their admissions are solely based on JEE (Main).
The said decision to waive off the criterion has been taken after seeing the verdict taken for IIT JEE (Advanced) and in line with the judgment announced for the last academic year.
The students looking to get admissions in different Under Graduate (UG) programmes of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (West Bengal), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs – excluding IITs) have to secure top positions in the Joint Entrance Examination (Main). The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is carried out by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The admission is based on the ranks/merit positions attained by the applicants in the said examination.
In order to meet the requirements for getting admission into the NITs / IITs / IIITs and CFTis whose admissions are completely based on the rankings of JEE, the applicants have to secure more than 75% marks in the 12th Class examination, or be present in the top 20 percentile in the 12th Class examination carried out by the said Boards. For SC and ST pupils, the qualifying mark in XII class examination remains at 65%.
While making the declaration of the date of JEE (Advanced) examination, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank declared the decision to put an end to the 75 per cent marks (in class 12th exam) eligibility criterion for admissions to the academic year 2021-2022. It is just for the ease of students.