EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE MHRD SAID FROM 2017 ONWARDS, CLASS 12 MARKS WILL NOT DETERMINE THE RANKINGS IN JEE FOR ADMISSIONS
In a move to get more students from backward communities into premier engineering institutes, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has decided to lower the eligibility criteria for students from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Persons with Disabilities categories.
According to the new criteria, students from these categories need 65% in Class 12 exams, down from 70% last year. The eligibility cut-offs for other candidates stands at 75% in Class 12, or the top 20 percentile, whichever is higher.
JoSAA conducts joint admissions for more than 90 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and National Institutes of Information Technology (NIIT) across the country.