The upcoming court session for the petition to eliminate the 75 per cent eligibility requirement from the JEE Main examination is scheduled for April 13th at the Bombay High Court. This update was shared by Advocate-activist Anubha Sahai, who is the petitioner in this case.
Sahai took to Twitter to announce the news, stating, “#JEE Matter Next hearing on 13th April,” accompanied by an official document that confirms the same. As per the document, the case will be heard by a bench presided over by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Sandeep V Marne.
The recent hearing on the matter took place on April 6th, and it has been put on hold. The High Court has requested the Ministry of Education and the National Testing Agency (NTA) to provide an explanation regarding the significance of the 75 percent eligibility criteria for JEE Main. As per this criteria, only students who have secured a minimum of 75 percent or are in the top 20 percentile are eligible to appear for the JEE Main exam.
During the hearing, the Ministry of Education stated that the 20 percentile relaxation was introduced in response to requests to change the criteria of 75 percent marks in the Class XII examination. However, the bench raised a question on the meaningfulness of this relaxation for students, pointing out that the top 20 percentile for Maharashtra is even higher than CBSE, as reported by LiveLaw.in. In light of this, the court has asked the NTA to submit an intervention application and affidavit on the matter.