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    JEE Mains 2021: Govt eases admission norms for NITs, others; waives off Class 12 percentage criteria

    Synopsis

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

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    Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank'
    NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced relaxation in admission criteria for NITs and centrally funded technical institutions by waiving off the requirement of 75 per cent marks in class 12.

    "Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE(Advanced) 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 Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022 in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main)," Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank' tweeted.

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

    As per the relaxation, NITs will admit undergraduate students based on their performance in Joint Entrance Exam-Mains (JEE-Mains) and will discount the class 12 board examination marks in the selection process.

    Earlier, along with the performance in JEE-Mains, NITs used to demand either 75 per cent mark in the board examinations or a place in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.
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    9 Comments on this Story

    Manoj Srivastav42 days ago
    Should waive 12th percent for AIIMS 2021 too
    Abhinav Ganeshan43 days ago
    Atleast there should be some kind of cut off. 12 th standard forms a base for maths and mechanics in engineering atleast in core subjects.
    Rajeev Sharma43 days ago
    At lest some cutoff should be there so students concentrate on their 12th studies also, that will make their base strong.
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