Eligibility criteria for NIT and CFTI were relaxed due to COVID-19
For admission to NIT and CFTI, a general category rank holder in JEE (primary) candidate must also have earned at least 75% or be in the top 20th percentile of their Board results to secure a seat. For SC / ST candidates, candidates must have earned at least 65% or meet the upper 20th percentile requirement.
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In line with the decision of the Joint IIT Admission Board on July 17, the CSAB due to the prevailing conditions after the COVID-19 outbreak also decided to lower the eligibility bar so that it is not necessary to obtain 75% or the top 20 percentile on the grade simple grade tests to pass.
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In announcing the decision, Ramesh Pokhriyal, HRD union minister, tweeted: “Due to prevailing circumstances, the C Central Seat Assignment Board has decided to relax the eligibility criteria for admissions to NIT and other CFTIs. Qualified candidates for JEE main 2020 will now only need to earn a passing certificate on the Class XII exam, regardless of the grades earned. ”
The JEE (Main) exam, which was postponed twice due to the pandemic, and rescheduled from September 1-6. A final list of merits will be announced based on the results of the JEE (main) held in January and JEE (main) September