Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday said that the government has decided to waive off the class 12 board marks as eligibility criteria for JEE Main (2021-22).
The minister announced the decision on Twitter and informed that 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.
The JEE Main is a national level entrance exam for admission to 31 National Institute of Technology (NITs), 25 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), and 28 Government Funded Technical Institutes.
The decision has been taken considering the decision that was taken for IIT JEE (Advanced) and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year.
Recently the education ministry relaxed the 75 percent eligibility criteria for the JEE Advanced. Earlier, only students who scored a minimum 75 percent marks in the Class 12 board exams were eligible.
This year the JEE Main will be conducted in four sessions in February, March, April and May starting from February 23 to 26, 2021. The next sessions of the exam will take place between March 15-18, April 27-30 and May 24-38.