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JEE Main Cut Off 2019: Check Here the latest and Previous year Cut Off

JEE Main Cut off 2019 will be released with the announcement of result by CBSE. The cut off mark is the minimum qualifying mark which must be obtained in order to be eligible for B.Tech/B.E. and B.Arch/B.Plan admissions in NITs, IIITs and other top engineering colleges. JEE Main cut off is the closing rank at which admission to a particular B.Tech program in a particular institute is closed. This cut off varies for candidates belonging to different categories. With the announcement of the qualifying marks, CBSE also releases the All India Ranks (AIR) for JEE Main which will be considered in seat allotment process.

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JEE Main cut off is also available institution-wise and branch-wise and it varies from candidate to candidate as per the institution/programme/category. The JEE Main 2018 Cut Off to qualify for JEE Advanced was 74, 45, 29, 24, -35 for CRL, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD categories respectively. Read the following article to know more about JEE Main cut off, qualifying marks, previous years’ trends and factors affecting cut off.

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Factors Affecting JEE Main Cut Off

There are numerous factors that affect JEE Main cut off. Joint Admission Board has already announced that class 12th marks will no more be considered for calculating AIRs in JEE Main exam. This simply hints that applicants need to perform even better in the entrance for securing a good rank in JEE Main 2019.

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The following factors play a vital role in determining the JEE Main cut off every year:

  • Total number of candidates appeared for the exam
  • Level of difficulty of exam
  • Number of available seats
  • Overall performance of the candidate

 JEE Main Cutoff Trends

The JEE Main 2018 cutoff is the lowest in the past 6 years.

Category JEE Main 2018 Cut Off JEE Main 2017 Cut Off JEE Main 2016 Cut Off JEE Main 2015 Cut Off JEE Main 2014 Cut Off JEE Main 2013 Cut Off
General 74 81 100 105 115 113
OBC-NCL 45 49 70 70 74 70
SC 29 32 52 50 53 50
ST 24 27 48 44 47 45

JEE Main Qualifying Marks

The qualifying marks for JEE Main 2019 can be predicted from the following table which depicts the JEE Main 2018 Cutoff for JEE Advanced.

Category Qualified Candidates Maximum Marks Minimum Marks
Common Rank List 111275 350 74
OBC-NCL 65313 73 45
SC 34425 73 29
ST 17256 73 24
PWD 2755 73 -35

Statistics of JEE Main 2018 Paper I (April 8)


Particulars Total Number Division of Total Number
Total Number of Candidates 1043739 Boys – 646814

Girls – 266745

Transgender – 3

Total Number of Cities 112 India – 104

Abroad – 8

Total Number of Centres 1621 India – 1613

Abroad – 8

JEE Main Counselling

JoSAA and CSAB holds the seat allotment process for admission in 100 participating institutes (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 GFTIs). Candidates will be allocated seats based on the merit, availability of seat and choice preference (at the time of registration for counselling). Prior to the actual allotment of seats, mock allotment will be held in 2 rounds. This way, candidates will be able to know and choose better preferences for themselves in the actual rounds of seat allotment.

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JEE Main Marking Scheme

JEE Main result also determines whether the candidates have qualified for JEE Advanced or not. The marking scheme followed to calculate JEE Main scores and ranks are as follows:

Total Marks

  • Maximum score for paper 1 is 360 marks.
  • Maximum score for paper 2 is 390 marks.

Marks obtained in Paper 1 = Number of correct answers x 4 – Number of incorrect answers x 1.

Marks obtained in Paper 2 = Number of correct answers in Maths and Aptitude Test x 4 – Number of incorrect answers in Maths and Aptitude Test x 1 + marks obtained in Drawing Test.

Calculation of Ranks

Based on obtained marks in JEE Main, candidates are allocated the respective ranks. In case 2 or more candidates obtain equal marks then inter-se-merit is applied to determine the ranks and break the tie.

Tie-break criteria BE/B.Tech (other than IITs)

Higher Marks in Mathematics > Higher Marks in Physics > Ratio of Negative and Positive Marks (Higher Absolute Value) > Same Rank

Tie-break criteria for B.Arch (other than IITs)

Higher Marks in Aptitude Test > Higher Marks in Drawing Test > Ratio of Negative and Positive Marks (Higher Absolute Value) > Same Rank

Note: In case the tie is not broken, the candidates will be given same ranks while declaring JEE Main Result 2019.