JEE Main 2021 75% eligibility criterion scrapped

The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced the relaxation in JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria. As per the revised eligibility criteria, students are not required to obtain a minimum of 75% in the Class 12 exam for admission to IITs, NITs, SPAs, and CFTIs. 

The Education Minister took to his official Twitter account to announce the revised eligibility criteria.

 He wrote, “Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE (Advanced) and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year, it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022.”

Last year also IITs and NITs had waived the 75% criterion as a one-time exemption because of Covid-19 pandemic. However, due to uncertainty over the schedule of exams for different boards across the country, 75% criterion has been scrapped for this year as well.

JEE Main Examination 2021 would be conducted in four sessions – February, March, April, and May 2021. Students can choose to appear in one, two, three, or all four examinations. The first session examination is scheduled to be conducted on February 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2021. The first shift exam would be conducted from 9 am to 12 noon and the second shift from 3 pm to 6 pm.