NITs and CFTIs drops minimum 75% requirement in Class 12Board exam criterion for Admission

After Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) has also dropped the minimum 75% requirement in Class 12 Board Exam criterion for admission as a one-time exception for this year. 


Not only IITs or NITs, several other educational institutions across the country have also either decided or mulling to change their admission process for the academic session 2020-2021 which faced disruption due to coronavirus pandemic 

This year NITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) only need Joint Entrance Examination (Main) rank-holders to have passed in their respective board exams 

Earlier for admissions in NITs and other centrally funded technical institutions, apart from qualifying the JEE-Main, students were required to secure a minimum of 75 per cent marks ( 65% in case of SC/ST Category) in Class 12 board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations. 

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ through his twitter handle announced that the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB), which decides the admission process for the NITs, has approved the idea of dropping the Board exam criterion for this year.

He said in his tweet that, “Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (#CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other #CFTIs.”