JEE Main 2024: What is the 75% eligibility criteria, and why was it in news last year?

With the application details, the Agency also released the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2024 aspirants.What is the 75% eligibility criterion?As per the official information brochure, candidates who qualify for admission in the NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE Main ranks, they should have secured at least 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 examination or be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12 examination conducted by respective Boards. For SC / ST candidates, the qualifying marks should be 65 per cent in the Class 12 examination.

Why was it in the news last year?

The 75 per cent eligibility criterion was surrounded with controversy last year. JEE Main 2023 candidates claimed that the eligibility criterion was restored with no prior intimation by NTA which caught candidates off guard and posed a problem for several repeaters.

Aspirants claimed that those who failed to secure 75 per cent in the Class 12 exams, especially those for whom it was the last chance to appear for the entrance exams in 2023 were in the cold

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