Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response to plea on relaxation criteria

Last updated time: 10 Mar 2023 09:25 IST

The petition asks that the two-year-in-a-row condition not be applied to the 2021 flyover (Representative image)

Applicants preparing for JEE (Main and Advanced) 2023 are said to be in the same situation as students who passed in 2020 and JEE (Advanced) 2022 has special rules.

The Delhi High Court has sought a response from the center after receiving a plea seeking relaxation of Joint Admission (Advanced) eligibility criteria for the class of 2021. The application asks for the condition of “making two attempts in two consecutive years”. May be applied to the 2021 pass, reports The Indian Express.

Applicants preparing for JEE (Main & Advanced) 2023 for admission to various Indian Institutes of Technology and National Institutes of Technology declare that they are in the same position as the 2020 pass-out and special admission students. JEE (Advanced) 2022 Rules.

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The petition asks the Center to relax criteria 3 and 4 of the JEE (Advanced) brochure, which mandates “two attempts in two consecutive years” to qualify for the 2021 Class 12 pass. The petition, filed by 67 students, demands that candidates who have failed JEE (Advanced) once or twice be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2023 as a special rule.

The petition alleges mental distress, anxiety, depression and various other irreparable damages, ranging from financial difficulties to loss of family members, caused by the 2021 deadly COVID wave. Petitioners also cited precedent. They claim that these relaxations have been given to students who passed 12th standard in 2020 due to the adverse effects of the pandemic. They said those who graduated from high school in 2021 were “in the same position” as the students who received the relaxation of the previous group.

A single bench of Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav issued a notice to the Centre, the Ministry of Education, the Joint Admission Board and the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, which is responsible for organizing the JEE (Advanced) 2023. He asked for a response by March 23.

Apart from relaxation of eligibility criteria 3 and 4, the petition seeks relaxation of Clause 26 of JEE (Advanced), 2023 Information Brochure, which requires minimum 75% aggregate marks in Class 12 board exam for admission. to IIT. Despite the objections of the respondents to the maintenance of the application, the EC considered it reasonable and stated that it applies to all, even if two or three students filed the application as representatives.

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