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Navigating JEE Main 2024: Demystifying the 75% Eligibility Criteria

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Inquisitive brains and ambitious engineers! Today, we will explore one of the most important aspects of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2024, which was last year’s headline-grabbing 75% eligibility threshold. We’ll go into the nuances of this criterion, its importance, and the reasons it was a hot topic in the education industry in this blog post.

What is 75% Criteria?
Applicants must have obtained at least 75% of the possible points in the Class 12 examination, or be in the top 20% of the class, in order to be considered for admission to NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs whose admissions are dependent on the JEE Main ranks. Candidates from SC and ST categories must receive at least 65% of the possible points in their Class 12 test.

Following the start of the Covid-19 epidemic in 2020, the eligibility requirement was dropped for the first three entrance exams; however, it was reinstated for the 2023 batch.

The 75% eligibility requirement was the subject of debate the previous year. Candidates for JEE Main 2023 stated that the eligibility requirement was reinstated without prior notification from NTA, taking them by surprise and creating issues for many repeaters.

Those who did not receive at least seventy-five percent in the Class 12 tests, according to aspirants, were doomed, especially for those for whom this was their final opportunity to sit for the entrance exams in 2023.

Due to this sudden announcement numerous experts, JEE candidates, and even some members of parliament have voiced their opposition to this criterion and asked the government to reinstate the qualifying requirement.

Subsequently, the Union Education Ministry declared an additional modification to the JEE Main 2023 eligibility requirements. According to the updated norms, in addition to a candidate’s All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main, a student must have either appeared in the top 20 percentile of the relevant board exam results or have achieved a score of 75% or above in the Class 12 board exam. But as it differs from board to board, aspirants argued that the eligibility requirements for the “top 20 percentile” lacked consistency.

Following multiple demonstrations, correspondence with the government, and judicial proceedings, the qualifying requirement was upheld and is now applicable to JEE Main 2024 as well.

Comprehending the 75% qualifying criteria is essential for a seamless and well-informed JEE Main 2024 preparation process. Setting the bar for academic excellence is just one of its many important functions; it also ensures that all candidates are in a level playing field. Remain concentrated, apply astute study techniques, and confidently ace your board exams and JEE Main.

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