Few days ago, media reported that there will be relaxation in the syllabus of JEE advanced exams of 2020. However, on 19th July, IIT Delhi confirms no change in JEE advanced examination syllabus.
Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Delhi is the organizer of JEE Advanced examinations. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, this year many students who will be appearing for JEE advanced in 2020, had requested for the relaxation in syllabus. Even previous media reports predicted a change in syllabus. But IIT confirmed negative of any such news.
They tweeted: “In reference to a news report published in the media that JEE (Advanced) 2020 could see some changes in the examination pattern, “IIT Delhi, the organising institute, would like to clarify that there are no plans to change the syllabus of the entrance examination,” said by the institute.
The institute also mentioned that they will no more discuss this issue with the Joint Admission Board(JAB).
12th board exam marks not considered for admissions in IIT
However, government declared that they will not consider 12th board examination marks for admissions in IITs. As many state boards and CBSE cancelled their pending examinations due to the coronavirus outbreak. JAB decided that they will not consider 12th board examinations marks for the students who clear JEE Advanced and apply for admissions in IIT. Union HRD minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal declared this in his recent tweet. Earlier, the criteria for admissions in IIT was to score 75% in 12th board examinations and clearing JEE advanced.
JEE advanced exam has been postponed many a times due to the lockdown. Currently, the exam is said to be held around 27th of September.
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