Several boards including CBSE and CICSE have planned special assessment schemes for canceled exams. However, IITs may not consider class 12th marks for admission purposes.
Putting end on uncertainty, JEE Advanced 2020 chairman announced that there may not be any reduction in the syllabus for entrance 2020.
Contrary to the media reports, Siddharth Pandey clarified that no such steps have been taken. JEE Main was conducted at the beginning of this year. Due to this, students are well aware of the prescribed syllabus.
It was during March 2020, the pandemic outbreak in the country. So, the prescheduled dates were postponed. Now, the JEE Mains II phase is scheduled between 1-6 September and JEE advanced dated September 27. And, we don’t look for syllabus modification, Pandey told.
Siddharth Pandey, who is also a lecturer in IIT Delhi, is the conduction head of JEE Advanced 2020. He added that the key focus of the discussion Review Meeting of Joint Admission Board (JAB) will be ‘how to conduct exams in September’. The social distancing and safety guidelines need to be followed at any cost.
The possibility of the IITs doing away with the board marks with the entrance exams is also likely to be discussed in the next meeting. As many exams were canceled, IITs may not see it as an eligibility criterion for admission.
According to the norms, it is mandatory for a student to score a minimum aggregate of 75% marks in the board, or he/she should be in the top 20 percentile of class 12th exams. This year, the rules may be different to ensure the quality of students should not negotiate, Pandey said.