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IIT Admission 2020: Center Relaxes Admission Rules for Students amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Viewing the current scenario of Corona outbreak,
the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has announced some relaxations for admissions in Indian Institutes of Technology.

To give relief to the students amid coronavirus outbreak, the Union HRD Minister announced that the students clearing Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) will be eligible for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology, irrespective of theirs marks in class 12 board examination.

"Qualified candidates who have passed class XII examinations will now be eligible for admissions irrespective of marks obtained," the minister said in a series of tweets.

While several boards have 'partially' cancelled their class 12 examinations, the HRD ministry have decided to change the admission norms for IITs.

"Due to the partial cancellation of class XII exams by several Boards, Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for JEE Advanced 2020 qualified candidates this time," Pokhriyal said.

Apart from qualifying the JEE (Advanced), a minimum score of 75% marks in class 12 board examinations or rank among the top 20 percentile in the qualifying examinations was required for admission in IITs.

"IITs will do away with admission criterion of minimum 75% marks in class 12 this year," said the HRD Minister.

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