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    JEE Main 2021: 75% eligibility criteria removed by education minister

    Education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, has told through his Twitter handle that students will no longer be required to score a minimum of 75% in the 12th board examination to be eligible.

    Guwahati: JEE Main After revising the IIT JEEeligibility criteria, education minister on Tuesday has waived off the 75% criteria for JEEMain 2021 examination.

    He wrote: “Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE(Advance) and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year, it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022.”

    In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) had last year relaxed the norms for admissions into National Institute of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).

    Earlier, along with the performance in JEEMains, NIT used to demand either 75% mark in the board examinations or a place in the top 20% of their respective boards.

    This year, the JEE(Main) would be conducted for four times – February, March, April and May 2021. Students can choose to appear in one, two, three or all four examinations, based on the dates that suit them.

    The first session examination would be conducted on February 23, 24, 25, and 26, this year.

    The JEE (Main) is conducted for admissions to undergraduate engineering programs across the country, whereas, the JEEadvanced examination is conducted only for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

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