JEE Advanced: No 75% marks in Class 12 this year!

Students appearing for JEE Advanced 2020 this year for admisions into prestigious IITs may not be required to score a minimum qualifying marks of 75% in Class 12 board exams this year.

JEE Advanced officials are planning to scrap 75% minimum qualifying marks in Class 12 exams rule this year.

JEE Advanced 2020 organising chairman Siddharth Pandey said the Joint Admission Board (JAB) will announce a decision soon in this regard.

As per existing norms, a student will not get a seat in IIT even if he tops JEE Advanced by scoring All India No.1 rank, if he fails to secure 75% marks in Class 12 exams or remain in the list of top-20 percentile students in respective Class 12 board exams.

However, due to present corona situation in the country, JAB is planning to scrap 75% marks rule this year.

But officials said the exemption will not have much impact as normally there would be very few students, who qualify for JEE Advanced and don't secure 75% marks in 10+2 board exams.

The central government has decided to conduct JEE Advanced 2020 on September 27 this year.

Only the top 2.50 lakh students in JEE Main will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced.