JEE Main 2023: Ministry of Education made a big change, now this will be the eligibility criteria for JEE Main candidates

JEE Main 2023: In a relief to students aspiring to appear in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has decided that the eligibility criteria of securing 75 per cent and above marks in class 12th examination will jee mains eligibility criteria Apart from this, students in the top 20 percentile of all boards will be eligible for admission on the basis of their JEE Main score.

For admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), the previous criteria apart from JEE Main rank, requires students to score at least 75% in class 12th. was needed.

big relief for these candidates

There is no change in the pre-existing rule of 75% board exam marks for JEE Main-based admission. NTA has also announced additional criteria which will make students eligible for admission to IITs, NITs and other GFTIs. NTA said that this new rule has been added after interaction with the stakeholders.

75% marks will not be required in these circumstances

As per the official notice of NTA, “The National Testing Agency has received several representations from the stakeholders regarding changing the criteria of 75% marks in class 12th examination. For candidates who qualify for admission to NITs, IITs and such other GFTIs whose admission is based on To appear in the JEE Main exam, candidates must have secured at least 75% marks in class 12th exam or top 20 percentile in class 12th exam conducted by the respective board.”

big discount for candidates

The notification further states, “For SC/ST candidates, the qualifying marks in class 12th examination should be 65 per cent.” The announcement came on a day the Bombay High Court refused to postpone the entrance exam after hearing a PIL filed by activist Anubha Srivastava Sahay.

The petition has also sought the High Court’s direction to remove the rule of 75% marks from JEE Main this year. The next hearing of this petition has been fixed on February 21. By then the first session of the entrance exam will be over.

Will get one more chance in April exam

The court said that if a candidate does not perform well in the January 2023 session, he can appear in the April session. The Bombay High Court said this during the hearing of a petition seeking postponement of JEE Main and relaxation of 75% marks in the eligibility criteria. The petition was filed by activist Anubha Srivastava Sahay against the NTA.

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