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Joint Entrance Examination or JEE is internationally regarded as one of the most challenging entrance examination administered by the CBSE ( Central Board of Secondary Education) for students who wish to pursue engineering and architecture at the undergraduate level. JEE Main, a national level examination, is conducted for admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and other engineering and architecture colleges for the courses B.Tech/ B.E/B.Arch/B. Plan.

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JEE is divided into 2 exams – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Main is taken for admissions to the above-mentioned institutes. Whereas JEE Advance is an entrance exam for students to take admission to IITs. Only the Top 2-3 lakh candidates who qualify the JEE Main are eligible to apply for JEE advanced.

JEE Main 2018 Cut off Marks

JEE Main 2018 Cut off here. As per the information available, a total of 111275 candidates have qualified for the JEE Advanced 2018 from the general category. A total of 231024 candidates have qualified for the JEE Advanced. Cut off for general category is from 350 – 74. For OBC the cut off is from 73 – 45 and for SC it is 73 – 29. The cut off for ST category is at 73 – 24.

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 2018

The recent update on the official website of JEE main is regarding the offline and online mode of JEE Main 2018 examination that will be held on 8th and 15th and 16th April 2018 respectively. JEE Main application form had been released in the online mode on 1st December 2017 and the last date to fill it was 1st January 2018.

The cut-off for JEE Main 2018 will be released around the time when the exam results will be declared. Cut – off are the minimum qualifying marks required to qualify an entrance test. There are cut-offs (estimated) declared by coaching institutes and there are official cut-offs that are released by the CBSE or JAB (joint admission board). With the announcement of JEE Main results and AIR (All India Rank), CBSE also announces cut off for JEE Advanced.

Every year the cut off is released to give admission to only those who have performed with excellence. Students who have a score equal to or more than the cut-off become a part of the merit list, after which they are called for counselling for admission into the engineering colleges. Sometimes, the cut-off also means an opening and a closing rank of NITs, IITs, and GFTIs.

There will now be no weightage given to the performance of 10+2 board for the calculation of ranks. And the seats will be allotted by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) along with the counselling procedure.

Category Wise Cut – Off JEE Main 2017

Category JEE Main Cut-off 2017
General 81
OBC (non-creamy layer) 49
Scheduled caste 32
Scheduled tribe 27
PwD 01

Previous years Category Wise JEE Main Cut-Off

Category 2016 2015 2014 2013
OBC (NCL) 100 105 115 113
Scheduled caste 70 70 74 70
Scheduled tribe 52 50 53 50
PwD 48 44 47 45

There are various factors that are considered while preparing a cut-off for an entrance.

Factors Affecting the Cut Off of JEE Main Exam

  • Difficulty in the level of examination
  • No. of candidates appearing for the examination
  • Availability of Seats
  • Performance of the candidate
  • Previous years’ cut-off trend

Candidates need to score at least the cut-off marks to be eligible for counselling. They have to either score marks equal to or more than the released cut off in order to get into the engineering institutes. Candidates can assume the cut off before its release by analyzing the previous cut off trends.

Some state colleges do not conduct any internal entrance exam for admission to engineering/architecture courses. They do not participate in the counselling of JEE Main but consider the score obtained in it. It is, therefore, necessary for students of those states to appear for JEE Main. It is an important entrance exam. All information pertaining to it should be read carefully. Students are advised to read the official JEE main brochure on the official website before filling in the application form and other such documents.

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