IIT Kanpur Publishes Extended JEE Advanced Merit List, 31980 Candidates Qualify

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur released the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018 results along with the merit list on June 10, 2018. Only 18,138 candidates had qualified for admission to the premier engineering institutes, making it the lowest number of qualified students since 2012.

On June 14, 2018 on directions issued by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), close to 14,000 candidates cleared the JEE Advanced test in an extended list released by Joint Admission Board (JAB). So as per the new list, the total number of candidates qualifying in JEE Advanced is 31,980.
The extended merit list was released following an emergency meeting of the JAB on Thursday, June 14. The MHRD, taking the matter into their hand, issued directions to IIT Kanpur to release a supplementary merit list for admission before choice-filling under Joint Seat Allocation Process (JoSAA) for IITs and NITs beginning from June 15, 2018 onwards. The new merit can be checked on the official websites jeeadv.ac.in and results.jeeadv.ac.in.

The number of candidates qualifying as per new merit list released by IIT Kanpur, organizing authority for JEE Advanced 2018, is twice the number of total seats offered in each discipline and both in general and reserved categories.

A decision to Address Reservation Concerns

The past trends reflect that the number of candidates who qualify JEE Advanced is at least twice the number of seats offered by IITs. However, 2018 JEE advanced results had only declared only 18,138 students on the merit list, which is 1.6 times of the total intake. This in turn immediately raised concerns on seats remaining vacant.

A letter issued by the MHRD states that as per the government of India policies all reservation category seats should be occupied and no seats should remain vacant after the joint seat allocation process for admissions in IITs.
To this the MHRD minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted on June 14, “Responding to requests from students and IIT community to proactively ensure that all reservation seats are duly filled, I have directed @IIT Kanpur conducting JEE advanced to make available candidates, strictly as per merit, twice the number of seats in each category”.

The sources aware of the decision expressed that such a decision would help reserved category students getting a chance at admission as new list has moved students from preparatory list to the main list of SC/ST candidates.

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Effect on Cut-Offs

A senior IIT director has confirmed that only the aggregate cut-off has been lowered with subject-wise scores remaining the same. The earlier cut-off which was 35% for general category shall stand at 25% now. For Other Backward Classes (OBCs) the new cut-off shall be at 22.5% and for   SC/ST candidates and persons with disabilities, it will be 12.5%. The number of female qualified candidates has increased to over 3,000 as against 2,000 declared in the first merit list.

One of the directors have shared that merit has not been compromised as the position held by candidates in previous ranks remain intact. The system rules remain as they are and at the same the authorities have been able to address the apprehensions rising among candidates on seats remaining vacant.

On the contrary many other IIT directors have expressed doubts over lowering the cut-off as this may affect the brand value of IITs before a consensus was reached to ensure that the earlier ranks would remain unaffected.

In 2017 the number of vacant seats after seven rounds of counselling was 121 out of 10,998 total seats in 23 IITs, which was higher than 96 vacant seats in 2016, 50 in 2014 and only 3 in 2014.

About JEE Advanced 2018 Results

Approximately 2.2 lakh students qualified for the JEE Advanced exam.  JEE Advanced 2018 exam was conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in computer-based format on May 20, 2018. Students who qualify JEE Advanced are eligible to seek admission to any one of the 23 IITs. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is expected to release the first round seat allotment results on June 27, 2018.

JEE Main 2018 Paper II Result, Scorecard and Rank List, how to check result

JEE Main 2018 Result for Paper I is released on 30th April 2018JEE Main AIR (All India Rank) is the basis for admission in the top engineering colleges (Private & Government). Candidates seeking admission to IITs need to apply for JEE Advanced after result declaration. For admission to B.Arch courses, CBSE will announce the Paper 2 result on May 29. JEE Main 2018 Cut Off announced for B.Tech/B.E. courses, click here to check.

June 10: JEE Advanced 2018 announced on the official site i.e., jeeadv.ac.in. Click Here to Download the Score Card

May 29: JEE Advanced 2018 Answer Key Published for Paper I and Paper II on the official website. Click Here to Download Answer Key

May 30: JEE Main Paper II Result Announced on May 30 at cbseresults.nic.in. Click Here to View the Result

June 06: JoSAA 2018 Schedule published on official site, registration starts June 15 and Round 1 commences on June 27. Click to Get Complete Details

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To view results and download JEE Main Score Card, candidates need to enter their roll number and date of birth with captcha code. Candidates’ scorecard will contain sectional marks, cut off marks for JEE Advanced 2018 and both category wise and All India Rank. Score card is issued only for candidates who have appeared for the exam.

 The previous year cut off marks for general category is 81. Top 2,24,000 candidates will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced which is organized by IIT Kanpur this year. JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) is responsible for allocation of seats to all the participating IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. JoSAA Counselling is scheduled to commence in the month June.

Latest Update: JEE Main Paper II Answer Key and Images of OMR sheets to be available at jeemain.nic.in from 10th May. Candidates can challenge the key from 10th-13th May, 2018 via online mode. Read More

JEE Main 2018 Cut Off Marks

Candidates can check below the qualifying cut off marks for JEE Main 2018. Top 2,24,000 candidates qualify to appear for JEE Advanced on May 20.

CUT-OFF For JEE(Advance) – 2018
Category Qualified Max_Marks Min_marks
Common Rank List 111275 350 74
OBC – NCL 65313 73 45
SC 34425 73 29
ST 17256 73 24
PwD 2755 73 -35
Total 231024
    • JEE Main 2018 Result will be available on the CBSE official website i.e. cbseresults.nic.in from 30th April 2018 onwards.
    • The result for JEE Main Paper II will be announced on 31st May 2018
    • Roll number and Date of Birth of the candidate is required to access the result.
    • The result will be available in the form of JEE Main Scorecard.
    • JEE Main 2018 Official Answer Key announced on April 24, 2018. Click Here

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  • In 2017, CBSE decided that the top 2.2 lakh rank holders who qualify JEE Main will be eligible for JEE Advanced. The number has been extended this year to shortlist another 4000 rank holders for JEE Advanced.

Download JEE Main Paper 2 Answer Key

The links are provided here to download the official answer key released for JEE Main Paper 2 on 10th May, 2018.

Question Paper Code Answer Key
Code R Click Here
Code S Click Here
Code T Click Here
Code U Click Here

JEE Main 2018 score will be used for preparing All India Rank List and State Merit Lists for seat allocation in various Central and State Government funded institutes.

JEE Main 2018 Result Download


JEE Main 2018 Result Highlights

Candidates can see below prominent stats related to JEE Main 2018 Result declaration:

Description No. of Boys No. of Girls Transgender Total
Total Candidates Registered for Paper 1 815005 320077 2 1135084
Candidates Registered for Offline Exam 639205 258559 2 897766
Candidates Registered for Online Exam 175800 61518 237318
Candidates Appeared for Offline Exam 615242 242321 1 857564
Candidates Appeared for Online Exam 161716 55039 216755
Candidates Qualified for Appearing in JEE Advanced 180331 50693 231024

JEE Main 2018 Result

JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 results 30th April 2018
JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 results 31st May 2018
JEE Main 2018 Exam Date 08 April 2018 (offline mode) & 15th & 16th April 2018 (online mode)
Mode of Availability Online
JEE Main 2018 Results Official Website https://cbseresults.nic.in
Details on JEE Main 2018 Scorecard Normalized Marks obtained in JEE Main, Whether candidate has qualified for JEE Advanced, Personal Details
Details on JEE Main 2018 Rank Card All India Rank, State Rank of the candidate, Category Rank, Total Marks scored by the candidate, Section wise Marks obtained by the candidate
Details needed for accessing Scorecard Roll number and Date of Birth of the candidate
JEE Main 2018 Counselling June 2018
JEE Main Helpline Desk Email ID jeemain@nic.in
JEE Main helpline desk 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526, 7042399529

Important Dates for JEE Main Result

Candidates can refer to the schedule mentioned below for JEE Main 2018 Result and subsequent processes:

Event Date
JEE Main 2018 Paper I (Offline) 8th  April 2018
JEE Main 2018 Online Examination 15th & 16th April 2018
Official Answer Key & OMR Sheet 24th – 27th April 2018
JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 results 30th April 2018
JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 results 31st May 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 Exam date 20th May 2018
JEE Main 2018 Counselling June 2018

JEE Main 2018 All India Toppers’ List

The list of toppers based on JEE Main 2018 All India Ranks is provided in the table below. As many as 7 candidates have scored 350 marks in Paper I as per official results announced by CBSE on 30th April. Ranks were assigned based on pre-defined tie-break procedure.

For list of JEE Main state-wise toppers’ list, click here.

S.No. Names Rank (AIR) Marks
1 Suraj Krishna 1 350
2  K V R Hemant Kumar Chodipilli 2  350
3 Parth Lathuria 3  350
4 Tarush Goyal 3  350
4 Pranav Goyal 4 350
5 Gattu Mytraya 5 350
6 Pawan Goyal 6 350
7 Bhaskar Arun Gupta 7 345
8 Dakarapu Bharath 8 345
9 Simarpreet Singh Saluja 9 345
10 Gosulu Vinayaka Srivardhan 10 341
11 Navneel Singhal 11 340
12 Ayush Garg 12 340
13 Lay Jain 13 340
14 Jatoth Shiva Tarun 14 340
15 Pinnamreddy Lokeshwar Reddy 15 340
16 Karan Agarwalla 16 340
17 Atulya Kumar Verma 17 338
18 Anirudh Panigrahi 18 337
19 Yash Gupta 19 336
20 Anubhav Saikia 20 336

How to Check JEE Main 2018 Result? JEE Main 2018 result will be available on the official website. To view result, simply follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of CBSE i.e. cbseresults.nic.in
  • Click on the direct link for “JEE Main Paper I /Paper II Result”.
  • Enter Roll Number and Date of Birth. 
  • Click on submit button.
  • Once redirected to JEE Main 2018 Result, candidates can check their scorecard, sectional marks, category wise ranks and all India Rank.
  • Save and download your scorecard. Take multiple copies of the scorecard for future reference.

JEE Main Score Card

JEE Main 2018 Scorecard

Details on JEE Main 2018 scorecard 

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Roll number
  • Date of Birth
  • Mother’s Name and Father’s Name
  • Category and subcategory
  • Nationality
  • State code of eligibility
  • Marks obtained in each subject – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
  • Total marks obtained by candidate
  • All India Rank (AIR)
  • Category Rank
  • Status to appear for JEE Advanced 2018
  • Cut off score for appearing in JEE Advanced 2018

Formula to calculate JEE Main Score

JEE Main Score = 4 marks x number of correct answers – number of wrong answers x 1

JEE Main Score Normalization

  • JEE Main Rank List is prepared after finding a composite score of JEE Main scores and Normalized Marks of Class XII in the ratio of 60:40.
  • The total marks (of all five subjects) obtained/shown on the mark-sheet of a particular year are required in JEE Main and also in JEE (Advanced).
  • If a candidate has appeared in six subjects in the qualifying examination, the last subject (fifth or sixth) with better marks will be considered.
  • Candidate should keep in mind that percentage of marks and percentile are totally different entities.
  • Percentile number of candidates in your board with lesser aggregate marks×100Total number of candidates in the group
  • Percentage =marks obtained×100Maximum mark which can be obtained

JEE Main Answer Key

CBSE is responsible for issuing JEE Main Official Answer Key. The answer key along with the image of OMR sheet and machine recorded responses will be published on the official site on April 24. Download the answer key using the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of JEE Main 2018
  • Click on the link, “View/Challenge – Answer Key of Paper I”
  • Enter Application Number and Password along with the security pin
  • Next, click on “Challenge of Answer Key”
  • Two options will be available on next screen – “View Answer Keys” and “Challenge Answer Keys”
  • Select Question paper booklet no. or shift in case of online mode
  • View the answer key and save the pdf file on your system

The same steps can be followed to view/download image of OMR response sheets and actual responses recorded by the machine. Additionally, candidates have option to challenge the answer keys in case they are not satisfied with the response.

  • Challenge must be submitted online using login steps mentioned above.
  • Challenges will be accepted between 24th April and 27th April (till 11.59 pm).
  • To submit the challenge, candidates must pay an additional fee of INR 1000 per question.
  • Fee can be deposited using credit/debit card.
  • Challenge fee is non-refundable.
  • However, if the challenge is accepted, fee would be refunded to same debit card/credit card from which the payment was made.
  • Therefore, students are advised to use their own debit cards/credit cards for fee payment.
  • Decision of CBSE/JAB (Joint Admission Board) will be final in this regard.
  • Challenge can be submitted against machine recorded responses using the same process.

JEE Main 2018 Rank List

JEE Main All India Ranks and state ranks are assigned at the time of the announcement of result. JEE Merit Rank list will take into account the scores in JEE main only. However, there will be a separate list for each category. Tie-breaking rules pre-determined by CBSE will be applicable in case two candidates obtain the same score:

Tie Breaking Criteria (Paper 1): 

  • Higher marks in Mathematics, the candidate will be given better rank.
  • Higher marks in Chemistry, the candidate will be given better rank.
  • Higher marks in Physics, the candidate will be given better rank.
  • By finding the ratio of negative and positive marks. Students who are having higher absolute value will be given a better rank.
  • If the tie still persists, same JEE Main rank will be given.

Tie Breaking Criteria (Paper 2):

  • Higher marks in the Aptitude test, candidate will be given better rank.
  • Higher marks in a drawing, a candidate will be given better rank.
  • By finding the ratio of negative and positive marks. Students who are having higher absolute value will be given better rank.
  • If the tie still persists, same JEE Main rank will be given.

Note: For seat allotment to state quota seats, respective counselling authorities in each state will publish their own merit list based on JEE Main All India Ranks.

JEE Main 2018 Cut-off

Cut off marks are the minimum score required to qualify JEE Main 2018 and to apply for JEE Advanced. The cut-off will be published along with the result. JEE Main Cut off will depend upon various factors like total number of students appeared in the exam, overall difficulty level, etc. Find below the expected cutoff score for JEE Main 2018.

Category Cut off 2017 Expected Cut off 2018
Common Merit List (CML) 81 85
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL) 49 50
Schedule Caste (SC) 32 35
Schedule Tribe (ST) 27 30
Person with Disability (PwD) 1 5

JEE Main State Wise Qualifier List 2017

S.No States Number of Qualifiers
1 Maharashtra 166020
2 AP 80119
3 Bihar 78305
4 MP 67169
5 Telangana 64998
6 Karnataka 57947
7 West Bengal 54168
8 Gujarat 53884
9 Tamil Nadu 53878
10 Jharkhand 30173
11 Haryana 28999
12 Punjab 18669
13 Chattisgarh 16132
14 Uttarakhand 13527
15 Chandigarh 2506

What other things Candidates need to Check along with their JEE Main Result:

  • Check the qualifying status for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • Check whether you qualify under the top 2,24,000 rank list category or not.
  • If they fall in this category then they need to register for JEE Advanced 2018 (starting 02 May).
  • Even if candidates don’t qualify for JEE Advanced, they are eligible for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and various state level & private universities.

JEE Main Marks Vs Rank

Marks Rank Range
301 to 326 1 – 9
281 to 300 10 – 83
261 to 280 84 – 244
241 to 260 245 – 706
221 to 240 707 – 1755
201 to 220 1756 – 4163
181 to 200 4164 – 8997
161 to 180 8998 – 18371
141 to 160 18372 – 35928
121 to 140 35929 – 67649
101 to 120 67651 – 125722
81 to 100 125723 – 237034
61 to 80 237035 – 463443
41 to 60 463444 – 844544
21 to 40 844546 – 1093113
1 to 20 1093115 – 1121966

Top 20 Qualifying Percentile for IITs and NITs

JoSAA will publish top 20 qualifying percentile as released by various state and other education boards for admission to IITs, NITs and other institutes. The table below provides the list of top 20 qualifying percentile from all boards for the year 2017 and 2016.

Top 20 Percentile (State Wise) JoSAA 2017 JoSAA 2016
 For IITs and ISM  Click Here  Click Here
 For NITs  Click Here  Refer to List Released for JoSSA 2017

What is the basic difference between Percentage and Percentile

Candidates are advised to know the clear difference between percentage and percentile as for admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. To eligible for this institutions, candidates should be either in top 20 percentile in qualifying examination from a recognized board or should have scored 75% or more aggregate marks in class 12th exam. Check the percentage and percentile calculation facts from table below.

Percentage Percentile
Percentage = number obtained / total x 100. Eg 50/360 x100 Percentile = 100 x Number of candidates in the group with aggregate marks less than the candidates/ Total number of candidates in the group

Subjects Needed for calculating Percentile:

The top 20 percentile will be considered from the below given five subjects for fulfilling the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria:

  • Language
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject)
  • Any other subject

Those who have taken 6 subjects in their qualifying examination then their fifth subjects will be calculated from either fifth or sixth subjects on the basis of a better score. Top 20 percentile will be calculated for JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan) from the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Other four subjects

Get complete details for top 20% of School Boards in the qualifying examination.

JEE Main 2018 Counselling

  • JEE Main 2018 Counselling will commence from the month of June 2018.
  • The counseling procedure of JEE Main will be regulated by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) and CSAB.
  • Only qualified candidates in JEE Main Exam are eligible to attend the counseling process for seat allocation in all the participating Colleges (except IITs).
  • Candidates with at least 75% aggregate marks in Class XII are eligible to apply for JoSAA (60% for reserved category candidates).
  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will organize joint counseling session for JEE Main (All India Rank) & JEE Advanced. Candidates have to register online and provide preferences for colleges and branches.
  • Counselling is expected to comprise 6 rounds of online choice filling and seat allotment. JoSAA Seat Matrix for all the institutes will be released in due course.
  • Seat availability for each course across all the institutes will be published and updated after completion of each round on jossa.nic.in.
  • JoSSA Counselling is conducted for admission to 93 IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs including ISM Dhanbad.
  • CSAB will organize the special counseling rounds for admission to SFTIs (Self-Financed Technical Institutes) and NEUTs (North Eastern and Union Territory Institutes).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques: When will JEE Main Paper 2 result declared?

Ans: JEE Main Paper 2 result will be declared in the month of May 2018.

Ques: Can I get admission in engineering colleges without giving JEE Main?

Ans: No. But few private colleges give admission to students; on the basis of their marks in senior secondary.

Ques: If I scored 35 marks in JEE Main then Am I Eligible or not for JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: It depends on the cut off which will be released with JEE Main Result.

Ques: What would be the minimum marks to qualify in JEE Main 2018?

Ans: The minimum marks would be expected that:

Category Cut Off score
General 85
Scheduled Caste (SC) 35
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 30
Other backward classes (OBC) 50
Ques: What is the minimum cut off marks required for NITs?

Ans: Click here to check.

Ques: When will JEE Main Result Declared?

Ans: As per the information bulletin; it will be declared on 30th April 2018 for JEE Main Paper 1.

Ques: When will JEE Main Answer Key released?

Ans: JEE Main Answer key will be released on 24th April 2018 and will appeared in the official website till 27th April 2018.

Ques: If I give only attempt JEE Main; is this possible to get admission in IITs?

Ans: No; Those who cleared JEE Main need to appear in JEE Advanced 2018 which is the gateway to get admission in IITs, NITs and GFTs,


Ques: I want to predict my college?

Ans: Click here to predict your college according to JEE Main Scorecard.

Ques: What is the cut off for IIT Delhi?

Ans: Check from here.

Ques: As per the answer key; I will be scoring 182 marks in JEE Main. So please tell me can I get admission in IIIT Hyderabad?

Ans: Wait for the JEE Main Cut and JEE advanced is the gateway to get admission in IITs.

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