The HRD Ministry on Thursday introduced a leisure within the admission standards for NITs and centrally funded technical establishments in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking away the requirement of minimal 75 per cent marks in Class 12 board exams.
“Because of prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has determined to loosen up the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and different centrally funded technical establishments,” Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted.
“JEE Fundamental 2020 certified candidates will now solely must get hold of a passing certificates in school XII examination regardless of the marks obtained,” he additional mentioned.
For admissions in NITs and different centrally funded technical establishments, other than qualifying the JEE-Fundamental, the eligibility was to safe a minimal of 75 per cent marks in Class 12 board exams or rank among the many prime 20 percentile of their qualifying examinations.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Mains, which has been postponed twice, will now be held from September 1-6.