The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the JEE Main Cut-off after the result declaration. Different JEE Main cut-off will be released for every category, course, and institute. For more details related to the JEE Main cut-off, read the complete article here.
JEE Main is the stepping stone for candidates looking to make a career in the engineering field. If you are also looking to become an engineer, you should take the JEE Main exam.
Till 2018, JEE Main exam was being conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) once a year, however, from 2019, it will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year.
For the year 2020, the January session exam has been conducted successfully. And, the April session exam has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The new exam dates will be announced soon. The cut-off will be released after the result declaration.
If you have information about the cut-off of previous years’ JEE Main exam, you can get an idea as to how many marks you should target to comfortably clear the exam.
Below, we have provided a compiled list of the last 5 years’ JEE Main exam. Go through the information and set your target for the exam accordingly.
Types of JEE Main Cut-Off
There are two types of cut-offs – qualifying cutoff and admission cutoff.
Qualifying Cut-Off: Qualifying cut-offs are the minimum marks to be secured for becoming eligible for the JEE Advanced exam. However, only the top 2,50,000 JEE Main qualifiers are eligible for JEE Advanced exam.
Admission Cut-Off: Admission cut-offs are the minimum marks required to be secured to have higher chances of getting admission into the participating institutes. The admission cut-offs are released after every round of seat allotment.
Difference Between JEE Main Cut-Offs
The difference between the cutoffs is as under:
|Particulars||Qualifying Cutoff||Admission Cutoff|
|Published by||National Testing Agency (NTA)||Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)|
|Pupose||Screening os candidates for JEE Advanced exam.||Minimum marks required for getting higher chances for seat allotment.|
|Used for admissions||No||Yes|
Last 7 Years’ JEE Main Cut-Offs
2019 Cut Off
|Common Rank List (CRL)||89.75|
NOTE: The above-mentioned information regarding JEE Main cut off is for the NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.
Factors Determining JEE Main Cut-Off
The following factors are taken into consideration while preparing the cut-off list:
- Difficulty level of exam
- Previous years’ cut-off trends
- Total number of seats available
- Number of candidates applying for the course
- Number of candidates appearing for the exam
Although, you would want to have your name under the cut-off marks only, however, if somehow you are unable to be there, you always have the option to go for the second attempt of JEE Main 2020 which is held in April.
In addition, you can also look for admission in other engineering colleges apart from NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs as there are colleges and institutions that provide admission on the basis of JEE Main score.