Big news: IITs to be set up in Goa, CM said - there will be discussion on people's demand.

UNION EDUCATION MINISTER RAMESH POKHRIYAL ON THRUSDAY ANNOUCED THAT THIS YEAR JEE Advanced will be held on 3 july this year. The elgibility criteria of 75% marks for class 12 board exam has been scrapped for the convenience of students . This year exam will be orgainsed by IIT Kharagpur.

There are very few rank holders who are denied admission every year for either not scoring a minimum of 75 per cent or meeting the top 20 percentile cut-off. So, doing away (with this criterion) for one admission cycle isn't going to make a big difference," said a Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) member, according to the daily. The JIC is made up of chairpersons from all 23 IITs.

Due to corona pandamic this decision is taken from education minister.

However, the most important factor for admission to IITs is the performance in the Joint Ent

However, the most important factor for admission to IITs is the performance in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). This entrance exam is divided into two phases JEE MAINS and JEE Advanced. Only those who score above a particular percentage in JEE MAINS get to sit in JEE Advanced.

JEE MAINS is taken by lakhs of students every year out of which only a few thousand get selected for admission into IITs. JEE MAINS is held twice in a year, once in January and next in April. But because of the coronavirus crisis, the exam scheduled in April has been postponed to the first week of September.

Criterion - Performance in JEE Main 2020

Candidates should have compulsorily passed JEE Main 2021 (Paper 1). It is also necessary for them to be among the top 2,50,000 candidates. The categories will be divided as the following:

  • GEN-EWS - 10%
  • OBC-NCL - 27%
  • SC - 15%
  • ST - 7.5%
  • OPEN - 40.5%
  • PwD - 5% horizontal reservation in all of the above.

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