IIT Madras Cutoff 2018-19:  Indian Institute of Technology Madras prepares the cutoff every year. After preparing this cutoff, the institute eventually releases it on the official website www.iitm.ac.in. Candidates can check the cutoff of IITM using their credentials. The cutoff is the least marks as prescribed by the authority in order to be eligible for admission. IIT Madras thus grants admission to those applicants who satisfy this cutoff. On the other hand, aspirants who fail to satisfy IIT Madras Cutoff are rejected to apply for admission. Therefore, candidates who want admission in the institute must perform well so that their score meets the cutoff.

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The cutoff of Indian Institute of Technology Madras is category and branch specific. Moreover, the cutoff also varies accordingly with the gender of an applicant. The cutoff consists of ranks for admission such as opening and closing ranks. The concerned authority prepares the IIT Madras cutoff by taking into consideration various influential factors including the following:

  • The total number of candidates who desire to apply for admission in IITM
  • The total number of seats available for allotting to eligible applicants.
  • And lastly the trends in previous years cutoff

About the Institute

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras, also known as IIT Madras or IITM was originally founded in the year 1959. It is the third IIT established among the 20 IITs and is situated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The institute is an autonomous body and specifically controlled by the Board of Governors. IITM offer education in the field of Engineering, Science, Management, and Humanity. Hence it is recognized as a centre of academic and research excellence. In 2009, IITM completed 50 years of its establishment. The Government of India along with technical and financial assistance from the Federal Republic of West Germany declared it as an Institute of National Importance. In fact, IIT Madras has been ranked as the top engineering institute for three years consecutively (2016-2018).

IITM comprises 650 acres of land and is a residential institute. There are near around 584 faculty members, 9300 students and 725 administrative and supporting staff in the institute. It has sixteen academic departments which offer various courses such as B.Tech, Dual Degree course, M.Tech, M.Sc., MBA, etc.

Admission Mode of IITM

IITM focuses mainly on the IIT Madras Cutoff for admitting candidates. However, candidates must also fulfill any of the following conditions:

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  • An applicant must have appeared first in JEE Main and then in JEE Advanced. Also, they must obtain a valid rank depending upon which admission is offered to them through JoSAA counselling.

OR

  • Candidates belonging to General category must have an aggregate of 75% in class 12th. Whereas candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category must have an aggregate of at least 65%.

OR

  • The candidate must be among the top 20 percentiles of class 12th board exams.

Last Year IIT Madras Cutoff

Candidates can check the IIT Madras Cutoff 2018 as it is already available on the official website. The last year cutoff acknowledges an aspirant about the opening and closing ranks for admission. Through these ranks, the candidate can eventually estimate their chances of admission. The last year cutoff also helps in predicting the IIT Madras Cutoff 2019 although it will be available only after the conclusion of JEE Advanced 2019.

The last year cutoff is displayed in tables below for various categories and branches.

NOTE – The suffix P stands for Preparatory Ranks in the table.

IIT Madras Cutoff 2018 for General Category Aspirants

Name of the BranchOpening RankClosing Rank
4-Year B.E./B.Tech. Course
Aerospace Engineering – Gender Neutral12702706
Aerospace Engineering – Female Only33354847
Chemical Engineering – Gender Neutral15822655
Chemical Engineering – Female Only32974938
Civil Engineering – Gender Neutral25253748
Civil Engineering – Female Only61097061
Computer Science and Engineering – Gender Neutral51200
Computer Science and Engineering – Female Only209417
Electrical Engineering – Gender Neutral216568
Electrical Engineering – Female Only4491143
Engineering Physics – Gender Neutral8901743
Engineering Physics – Female Only20074076
Mechanical Engineering – Gender Neutral6891333
Mechanical Engineering – Female Only17282819
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Gender Neutral31114218
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Female Only67607691
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Gender Neutral26125830
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Female Only885610137
5-Year B.Tech + M.Tech. (Dual Degree) Course
Aerospace Engineering – Gender Neutral26283704
Aerospace Engineering – Female Only59385938
Biological Engineering – Gender Neutral44386383
Biological Engineering – Female Only23548566
Chemical Engineering – Gender Neutral23413425
Chemical Engineering – Female Only60906109
Civil Engineering – Gender Neutral20915152
Civil Engineering – Female Only76868734
Electrical Engineering – Gender Neutral5681024
Electrical Engineering – Female Only12061759
Engineering Design – Gender Neutral16893639
Engineering Design – Female Only32556037
Mechanical Engineering – Gender Neutral13972132
Mechanical Engineering – Female Only28715301
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Gender Neutral41085802
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Female Only87668766
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Gender Neutral55856613
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Female Only1042810428
5-Year B.S. + M.S. (Dual Degree) Course
Biological Sciences – Gender Neutral10079472
Biological Sciences – Female Only954012015
Physics – Gender Neutral8502657
Physics – Female Only52875287

NOTE – As already mentioned above that the IIT Madras Cutoff differs specifically for each branch. Now its shown here by considering the following cases for Gender Neutral only under the 5-year B.Tech plus M.Tech course:

  • The opening and closing ranks of Chemical Engineering were 2341 and 3425 respectively.
  • Likewise, for Civil Engineering, the opening rank was 2091 and the closing rank was 5152.
  • In the same way, the opening and closing ranks of Mechanical Engineering were 1397 and 2132.
  • And similarly in the case of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, the opening rank was 4108 and the closing rank was 5802.

IIT Madras Cutoff 2018 for OBC-NCL Category Aspirants

Name of the BranchOpening RankClosing Rank
4-Year B.E./B.Tech. Course
Aerospace Engineering – Gender Neutral8751268
Aerospace Engineering – Female Only19362124
Chemical Engineering – Gender Neutral9491346
Chemical Engineering – Female Only20752779
Civil Engineering – Gender Neutral6641433
Civil Engineering – Female Only25072673
Computer Science and Engineering – Gender Neutral4989
Computer Science and Engineering – Female Only144149
Electrical Engineering – Gender Neutral67279
Electrical Engineering – Female Only178201
Engineering Physics – Gender Neutral516785
Engineering Physics – Female Only16181618
Mechanical Engineering – Gender Neutral269581
Mechanical Engineering – Female Only8901176
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Gender Neutral16671984
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Female Only36064056
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Gender Neutral18152606
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Female Only39014004
5-Year B.Tech + M.Tech. (Dual Degree) Course
Aerospace Engineering – Gender Neutral12581621
Aerospace Engineering – Female Only
Biological Engineering – Gender Neutral26223744
Biological Engineering – Female Only55725614
Chemical Engineering – Gender Neutral11621683
Chemical Engineering – Female Only
Civil Engineering – Gender Neutral14151780
Civil Engineering – Female Only28893343
Electrical Engineering – Gender Neutral286494
Electrical Engineering – Female Only383752
Engineering Design – Gender Neutral6091792
Engineering Design – Female Only14123177
Mechanical Engineering – Gender Neutral554860
Mechanical Engineering – Female Only16992711
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Gender Neutral22792385
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Female Only42624262
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Gender Neutral24172770
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Female Only
5-Year B.S. + M.S. (Dual Degree) Course
Biological Sciences – Gender Neutral30654324
Biological Sciences – Female Only55325878
Physics – Gender Neutral18351835
Physics – Female Only

IIT Madras Cutoff 2018 for Scheduled Caste Category Aspirants

Name of the BranchOpening RankClosing Rank
4-Year B.E./B.Tech. Course
Aerospace Engineering – Gender Neutral292798
Aerospace Engineering – Female Only5461300
Chemical Engineering – Gender Neutral411839
Chemical Engineering – Female Only631635
Civil Engineering – Gender Neutral348568
Civil Engineering – Female Only585585
Computer Science and Engineering – Gender Neutral2263
Computer Science and Engineering – Female Only244244
Electrical Engineering – Gender Neutral89152
Electrical Engineering – Female Only232269
Engineering Physics – Gender Neutral355792
Engineering Physics – Female Only
Mechanical Engineering – Gender Neutral98302
Mechanical Engineering – Female Only505583
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Gender Neutral8421121
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Female Only11171117
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Gender Neutral10721582
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Female Only13871387
5-Year B.Tech + M.Tech. (Dual Degree) Course
Aerospace Engineering – Gender Neutral504910
Aerospace Engineering – Female Only11131959
Biological Engineering – Gender Neutral13481845
Biological Engineering – Female Only19921992
Chemical Engineering – Gender Neutral8671003
Chemical Engineering – Female Only15851585
Civil Engineering – Gender Neutral693867
Civil Engineering – Female Only16821682
Electrical Engineering – Gender Neutral290450
Electrical Engineering – Female Only336336
Engineering Design – Gender Neutral6411198
Engineering Design – Female Only24672467
Mechanical Engineering – Gender Neutral82641
Mechanical Engineering – Female Only672672
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Gender Neutral11301296
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Female Only
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Gender Neutral15541609
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Female Only27172717
5-Year B.S. + M.S. (Dual Degree) Course
Biological Sciences – Gender Neutral18452376
Biological Sciences – Female Only27202720
Physics – Gender Neutral529929
Physics – Female Only24742474

IIT Madras Cutoff 2018 for Scheduled Tribe Category Aspirants

Name of the BranchOpening RankClosing Rank
4-Year B.E./B.Tech. Course
Aerospace Engineering – Gender Neutral377416
Aerospace Engineering – Female Only
Chemical Engineering – Gender Neutral367609
Chemical Engineering – Female Only236236
Civil Engineering – Gender Neutral143209
Civil Engineering – Female Only
Computer Science and Engineering – Gender Neutral1337
Computer Science and Engineering – Female Only5454
Electrical Engineering – Gender Neutral5786
Electrical Engineering – Female Only
Engineering Physics – Gender Neutral553709
Engineering Physics – Female Only838374P
Mechanical Engineering – Gender Neutral51103
Mechanical Engineering – Female Only
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Gender Neutral661676
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Female Only
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Gender Neutral78623P
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Female Only
5-Year B.Tech + M.Tech. (Dual Degree) Course
Aerospace Engineering – Gender Neutral252252
Aerospace Engineering – Female Only
Biological Engineering – Gender Neutral869869
Biological Engineering – Female Only
Chemical Engineering – Gender Neutral655738
Chemical Engineering – Female Only194P194P
Civil Engineering – Gender Neutral289359
Civil Engineering – Female Only207207
Electrical Engineering – Gender Neutral197282
Electrical Engineering – Female Only300300
Engineering Design – Gender Neutral408785
Engineering Design – Female Only299P299P
Mechanical Engineering – Gender Neutral276395
Mechanical Engineering – Female Only
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Gender Neutral429
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – Female Only
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Gender Neutral8P35P
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering – Female Only365P677P
5-Year B.S. + M.S. (Dual Degree) Course
Biological Sciences – Gender Neutral309P521P
Biological Sciences – Female Only
Physics – Gender Neutral725725
Physics – Female Only

NOTE – The opening and closing ranks also varies according to the gender of the candidate. For instance:

  • The opening and closing ranks of Chemical Engineering for Gender neutral were 367 and 609 respectively. While for Females, the opening rank, as well as the closing rank, was 236.
  • Similarly, in the case of Computer Science and Engineering for Gender Neutral, the opening rank was 13 and the closing rank was 37. However for Females, the opening and closing rank was 54.
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