A lot of exams are being cancelled by a lot of exams conducting authorities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CBSE and ICSE have cancelled the remaining 10th and 12th boards to safeguard students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the board is soon announcing the results for both the exams. Taking this as a precedent towards the safety of students, SRMJEEE 2020 has also been cancelled by SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SMRIST). The notification on the official website of SRMJEEE 2020 says that the admissions will now be conducted on the basis of 12th results, JEE Main Scores and SAT Scores (if available).
Students already had the option of uploading their JEE Main January 2020 Scores in the online application form for SRMJEEE 2020. Now, the option to upload 12th Board Results has also been added along with SAT scores.
In the light of challenges posed by COVID 19, and taking into account the safety concerns of students and parents, SRM Institute of Science and Technology – #SRMIST, has cancelled the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (#SRMJEEE) for https://t.co/Lj2oHmhNrg admissions 2020. pic.twitter.com/5HSiqOI5Li
— SRM Institute of Science and Technology(Official) (@SRM_Univ) July 13, 2020
As per the notification, counselling on the basis of 12th Results will start soon. No official dates have been announced yet. Many students are concerned that their 12th board results are not at par with the JEE Main score as often students take a drop year to improve the preparations for JEE Main. Moreover, the students have less focus on 12th boards due to no weightage of 12th scores taken by colleges.
Currently, JEE Main 2020 has been postponed till 1st to 6th September 2020 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Schools and colleges have been shut until 31st July 2020. The COVID-19 tally of India has crossed 9 lakh cases with daily cases now crossing 30,000. Be safe and wash your hands properly!