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JEE Advance 2023: IIT to bring back Class 12 performance criteria for admission

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Class 12 performance criteria was dropped due to the outbreak of Covid Pandemic. Being an IITian is a dream of every student attending class 12 examinations through science stream. Though during the pandemic there was some ease in restrictions but the committee has decided to resume the practice held earlier for the admission process. The Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to reinstate the pre pandemic Class 12 performance criterion for admissions in future.

A official announcement on the schedule for registration and the JEE Main exam in 2023 is pending. According to sources, this information will be released this week. Candidates can register for the exam at jeemain.nta.nic.in after finding the JEE Main 2023 notice on nta.ac.in.

In the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic’s disruption of the board examinations in 2020, the IITs made the decision to ease the admission requirements and drop the Class 12 board examination performance criteria. Only passing grades in subjects like physics, chemistry, math, language, and other topics besides these four were necessary as the admissions criteria were relaxed. The decision was continued till JEE(Advanced) 2022, this lasted for an additional two years.

Given that academic life has returned to normal, IITs all throughout India have made the decision to end these relaxations and reinstate the standards that were in place before the pandemic.

Pre-pandemic, candidates qualifying rank in JEE (Advanced) to secure their seats in an IIT needed to have atleast 75 percent in Class 12 or be in top 20 percentile of their board results

Campaigners from Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) have to have at least a 65 percent score or meet the top 20 percentile requirement. In other words, in the past, a JEE(Advanced) high rank alone did not ensure admission unless the applicant also met the board marks criterion.

According to the source, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) met last month and decided to reintroduce the Class 12 performance criterion. In order to be admitted to IITs, students must still meet the Class 12 eligibility requirements, even if they achieve higher scores in JEE Advanced.

According to JAB, The qualifying criterion for JEE (Advanced) relating board marks will revert to its original pattern now that board exams have returned to normal and schools have resumed covering the whole syllabus.