JEE Main 2020: Performance Criteria in Class XII
Due to the partial cancellation of class XII exams by several Boards, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for JEE (Main) 2020 qualified candidates for academic year 2020-21.
Qualified candidates who have passed class XII examinations will now be eligible for admissions to NITs and other CFTIs irrespective of the marks obtained.
To be eligible for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, a candidate should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria:-
- Must have passed the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination.
Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. For SC, ST and PwD candidates, the aggregate marks should be at least 65%. Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in his/her respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
Check eligibility criteria to appear in JEE (Main) here.
Calculation of Aggregate Marks
Not applicable for academic year 2020-21.
The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion for Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.):-
- A language
- Any one of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject
- Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered)
- Any other four subjects
- Any other two subjects
- If the marks awarded in a subject is NOT out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500.
- If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the CSAB 2020 will be final.
- If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered.
- If a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such.
Not applicable for academic year 2020-21.
A) Top 20 percentile Cutoff
- The category-wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by the candidates who pass in their respective boards in the particular year.
- The cut-off marks for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cut-off marks for GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.
- Top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2020 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2020. Similarly, top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2019 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2019.
- If a candidate passes Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2019 but writes one or a few subjects in 2020 for improvement or any other reason, then top 20 percentile cut-off for 2019 will be considered. However, if a candidate writes all the subjects in 2020, then the best of the two performances will be considered.
- In case a Board does not provide information about the cut-off for the top 20 percentile, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the respective Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If the candidate fails to do so, then the cut-off marks for the CBSE will be used.
B) Aggregate marks of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PwD)
- The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the academic year 2020 in Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination will be considered for candidates who pass the said examination in 2020.
- The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the academic year 2019 in Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination will be considered for candidates who pass the said examination in 2019 provided the candidate does not reappear in the said examination in 2020 in any of the subjects.
- If a candidate passes Class XII (or equivalent) in 2019, but writes any of the required subjects in 2020 for improvement or any other reason, then the aggregate percentage will be calculated by considering the maximum marks obtained in the required subjects.
- If a candidate appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2019 but reappeared in 2020, the best of the two performances will be considered.