JEE Main Cut Off (2019, 2018, 2017) – Check Category Wise Cut off

Last Updated on by Arindam Moitra

Cut off for JEE Main 2019 April session will be released along with the result declaration at However, final cut off and AIR will be released in first week of May after compiling scores of January and April sessions.

Latest: JEE Main 2019 April Session Result will be released on April 28, 2019. Check Here

Cut off marks for all the categories is indicated on the scorecard of candidates. JEE Main Cut off is the minimum marks required by a candidate to be eligible for admission to B.Tech/B.E. and B.Arch/B.Plan programs in various NITs, IIITs, and other top engineering colleges.The cut off marks for General category in 2018 was 74. Know Complete Cut Off

June 02: JoSAA 2019 is expected to commence from June 25, 2019. Registration will commence on June 15. Read About JoSAA Counselling

In comparison to previous years’ cut offs, JEE Main 2017 cut off was remarkably low as CBSE decided to do away with using class 12th performance for calculating JEE Main All India Ranks (AIR). Candidates obtaining marks above the Cut Off will be shortlisted for JEE Main Counselling and top 2,45,000 rank holders will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2019.

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JEE Main Cut Off 2018

Candidates can check previous year cut offs to get an idea about the trend and this year tentative cut off. Official cut off will be updated here whenever it is released by NTA. Below Cut off was required to appear for JEE Advanced:

CUT-OFF for JEE 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

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is a national level exam, which will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country. JEE Main 2019 has been started from April 7 – 12, 2019 in online mode. The admission committee will announce the result for April session on 28 April, 2019 tentatively. In this article, we provide you with all the details related to JEE Main Cut off by doing a thorough analysis of the last 5 years cut off. 

Given below is the JEE Main Cut Off Trend for last four years:

Category 2018 (Released) 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
General 74 81 100 105 115 113
OBC (NCL) 45 49 70 70 74 70
Schedule Caste 29 32 52 50 53 50
Schedule Tribe 24 27 48 44 47 45

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JEE Main 2018  Cut Off

The Result is out now. CBSE released the official cut off on 30th April 2018 for engineering and will declare31st April 2018 for architecture courses along with the announcement of result on its official website. The scores of the applicants will also be published in the result. The status of those applicants who have qualified for the second stage of examination (JEE Advanced 2018) for IIT admissions, will also be released. IIT Kanpur will conduct JEE Advanced 2018 on 20th May 2018.

JEE Main Result

CBSE released JEE Main Result on 30th April, 2018 for paper 1 and 31st May, 2018 for Paper 2. Result will provide via only online mode at and There is no offline mode method available for checking result.

Candidates can check their result by entering their JEE Main Roll Number and Date of Birth. It is advised to the students to download the score card and take multiple printouts for future reference. Score Card will contain the sectional scores of the candidates along with overall scores and qualifying status. Besides, the category wise cutoff scores for JEE Main 2018.

Expected Cut Off for JEE Main by Coaching Institutes

Several top-notch coaching institutes have published their own version of expected JEE Main Cutoff based on previous year trends and overall difficulty level of JEE Main 2018:

S.No Coaching Institute JEE Main 2018 Paper I Expected Cutoff
1 Toppr Between 95 – 105
2 BasicFirst 80 (+-5%)
3 Career Launcher 75-80
4 FIITJEE Around 86
5 Sri Chaitanya Open Category – >=80
OBC – >=45
SC – >=30
ST – >=25
6 Resonance Open Category – 70
OBC – 38
SC – 28
ST – 25
7 Motion IIT General – 82 – 90
OBC – 55 – 60
SC – 38 – 42
ST – 32 – 38

JEE Main Cut Off

Determining Factors of JEE Main 2018

Joint Admission Board (JAB) has already announced that Class XII marks will not be considered for calculating All India Ranks in JEE Main. The cut off and candidates’ rank will be simply be based on the candidate performance in the examination.

JEE Main Cut off is calculated on the basis of a number of factors. Here are the most important factors that help derive Cut off for each year:

    • Number of candidates appeared in the examination
    • Difficulty level of the examination
    • Number of questions asked in the examination
    • The overall performance level of the candidates.
    • Number of seats available
  • Previous years’ cut off trends

JEE Main Cut Off Trend Analysis

Cut off trend analysis of JEE Main gives a fair idea to candidates about the previous years’ cut offs. The cut offs have been witnessing a decline year after year since 2015. JEE Main 2017 Cut off is the lowest in the last five years. The drop in the Cut Offs depicts the level of difficulty of the exam. The other reason attributed to this low cut off of JEE Main is the increase in the number of candidates who are shortlisted for JEE Advanced.

Along with JEE Main Result, CBSE also releases the qualifying marks for candidates who appeared in JEE Main exam. This qualifying marks is the cut off marks that the candidate must score in order to participate in the Centralized Counseling conducted by JOSAA. Counselling and seat allotment will be conducted for 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 GFTIs, which are the participating institutes. CBSE also releases the cut off for candidates who have qualified for the second stage examination (JEE Advanced) for IIT admissions.Year wise JEE Main Cut Off for the last five years

Based on the previous five years’ cut off, we can clearly see that the cut off is gradually decreasing and it has been lowest in the year 2017. Based on the previous year’s cut off we can expect a cut off in the range of 80-90 for General Category this year.

JEE Main Counselling

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is responsible for counselling and seat allocation process for all the qualified candidates who will clear JEE Main.

JoSAA 2017 will conduct the seat allotment process for admissions to over 30,000 undergraduate engineering seats across IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Successful candidates will be allotted seats depending upon their category and fulfilment of the JoSAA eligibility criteria if they qualify JEE Main.

Seat allocation of JEE Main; JoSAA will be done online based on the applicant’s rank, category, availability of seats and other factors. After the allocation of the seat, the candidate is advised to get their document verified and pay the fee at their allotted institute.

Following steps are involved in JEE Main; JoSAA Counselling and seat allotment procedure:

    • Registration (Online)
    • Choice Filling and Locking
    • Allotment of Seat
    • Fee Payment & Acceptance
    • Documents Verification
  • Reporting at the allocated Institution

Note: To be eligible for admission for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, candidates must score more than 75% in 10+2 or its equivalent qualifying examination, in addition to qualifying JEE Main 2018 Cut off scores. For reserved category candidates, this requirement is relaxed to 60%.

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

Admission Process in IITs, NITs and GFTs:

First candidates need to register themselves for JEE Main Counselling once the registration process will starts from seat allocation. It will be conducted via offline mode at those institute where seat allocated to the students. Admission process will be conducted offline at the institute where the candidates are allotted the seat.

Document verification and admission fee submission can be completed on the basis of institutional premises. Candidates will get the offer letter for admission in the allotted colleges after allotment of seats through the counselling process.

JoSAA 2018 Schedule released on June 06, 2018. Check the table below to know complete JoSAA 2018 Schedule.

Events Dates
Registration & filling choices June 15, 2018
Display of mock seat allocation June 19, 2018
Last date for registration & filling choices June 25, 2018
Reconcile of data, allocate seats, verify & validate June 26, 2018
1st round seat allocation June 27, 2018
1st round seat acceptance June 28 – July 02, 2018 (till 5 pm)
Display of seats availability July 03 (10 am)
2nd round seat allocation July 03 (05 pm)
2nd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats July 04 – July 05 (till 5 pm)
Display of seats availability July 06 (10 am)
3rd round seat allocation July 06 (05 pm)
3rd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats July 07 – July 08 (till 5 pm)
Display of seats availability July 09 (10 am)
4th round seat allocation July 09 (05 pm)
4th round acceptance of seats July 10 – July 11 (till 5 pm)
Display of seats availability July 12 (10 am)
5th round seat allocation July 12 (05 pm)
5th round acceptance of seats July 13 – July 14 (till 5 pm)
Display of seats availability July 15 (10 am)
6th round seat allocation July 15 (05 pm)
6th round acceptance of seats July 16 – July 17 (till 5 pm)
Display of seats availability July 18 (10 am)
7th round seat allocation July 18 (05 pm)
7th round acceptance of seats July 19 (till 5 pm)

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