For admission to NITs and CFTIs a general category rank holder in JEE (main) candidate also should have either scored at least 75% or figure in the top 20 percentile of his/ her Board results to secure a seat. For the SC/ ST candidates the candidates should have either scored at least 65% or fulfil the top 20 percentile requirement.
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In line with the decision of the Joint Admission Board for the IITs on July 17, the CSAB due to prevailing conditions after the COVID-19 outbreak too decided to lower the eligibility bar from requiring to score 75% or the top 20 percentile in the qualifying examinations to simple passing grades.
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Announcing the decision, Ramesh Pokhriyal, union minister for HRD, tweeted, “Due to prevailing circumstances, C Central Seat Allocation Board has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other CFTIs. JEE main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained.”
The JEE (Main) examination, which has been postponed twice due to the pandemic and has been rescheduled from September 1 to 6. A final merit list will be announced based on the results of the JEE (main) held in January and JEE (main) September