Ministry of Education on Tuesday decided to waive off 75% marks eligibility criteria under JEE (Main) for the academic year 2021-2022 in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main). With this relaxation, the students who have secured less than 75% in the class 12 board exam, but have qualified for the entrance exam, are also eligible for the JEE Main 2021 examinations.
Pokhriyal had earlier announced a waiver of the eligibility criterion of 75 percent marks pertaining to class 12 marks, for JEE-Advanced test. JEE-Mains, conducted for admission to engineering colleges across the country, is considered as a qualifying test for JEE-Advanced.
The decision to scrap the 75 percent criterion was largely welcomed by students.