JEE Main Cutoff Trend Over Past Few Years

JEE Main is mandatory for all aspiring engineers seeking admission in the top engineering colleges of the country. In the process of clearing JEE Main, the cut-off is a most crucial factor. A higher score can help you make out to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Technology (IIITs) and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).

JEE Main Cut off  not only determines qualifying criteria for admissions to engineering courses but, it also reflects the competitiveness among the IIT aspirants. Every year approximately 12 lakh aspirants compete for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) through IIT Joint Entrance Exam, but only nearly 220000 candidates are able to qualify the exam. The key factor for such result of JEE Main is the Cut off marks.

So here a basic question arises, what is Cut Off marks? Well! It is a basis on which the examination authority determines a candidate appearing for examination is considered qualified or not qualified. Now, in simple terms Cuff off marks for JEE Main is the least score required to get admission in top engineering colleges. The JEE Main cut off indicates the minimum marks required to get admission in NIT and other colleges and it is also the qualifying score to appear for the JEE Advanced, which is the next step to admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

JEE Main 2018 Cutoff trends for JEE Advanced

Below you can check cut off marks as well as trends in previous year IIT JEE Main for past years i.e. 2016, 2017 as well as for JEE Main 2018.

JEE Main 2018 Qualifying Cutoff

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 Cut off Trends (2013-2017)

S.No. Category 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
1 General 81 100 105 115 113
2 OBC-NCL 49 70 70 74 70
3 SC 32 52 50 53 50
4 ST 27 48 44 47 45

Category-wise JEE Main 2017 Cutoff with the Number of Candidates Eligible for JEE Advanced 2017

S.No. Category Cut off Number of Candidates
1 General 81 109585
2 OBC-NCL 49 60299
3 SC 32 33333
4 ST 27 16096
5 PWD 1 2114
Total 221427

Based on the previous trends students appearing for the JEE Main 2019 are advised to assess and achieve a rank that is more than or equal to the closing rank for admissions into various participating institutes of JEE Main in previous years. With the help of the previous year data given above, candidates will be able to guess opening and closing ranks for the institute of their choice for the upcoming examination.

Determining Cutoff itself is not an easy task for the examination conducting authorities. The admission Cutoff of JEE Main 2019 depends on a number of factors. The major factors acting in determining cut off are as given,  number of candidates appearing in the entrance exam, the total applications received for the programme to which candidate has sought admission, the next factor in consideration is total availability of seats, difficulty level of the exam and finally category under which admission is sought plays an important role.