For the ease of students, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has decided to waive off the eligibility condition of 75% marks in Class XII examination with regards to the 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), said Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday while interacting with the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in a live webinar.
As per conventional criteria, the ranks/merits secured by the in the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) are taken into consideration for admissions to several undergraduate courses of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (West Bengal), and other Centrally-Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs – except IITs). Candidates should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th Class exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th Class exam conducted by the respective Boards. SC/ST students need at least 65% as the qualifying mark in the 12th Class exam.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) comprises of two papers. The Paper 1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally-Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments, as well as an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs.
This year the JEE (Main) is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in multiple sessions (February/March/April/May 2021) for admissions in the next academic session.
The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (now known as Ministry of Education), Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) to the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards.