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Eligibility criteria for NIT and CFTI were relaxed due to COVID-19


NEW DELHI: Post the IITs, the Central Seating Assignment Board (CSAB) also decided Thursday to relax the eligibility criteria for admissions to the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and other centrally funded technical institutions (CFTI). Now, qualified candidates for 2020 JEE (primary) will only need to earn the passing scores on the Class XII exams to be eligible for admissions to the NIT and CFTI.

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.

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

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