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JEE Main Paper 2 and Paper 3 Result, Cut-Offs

Last updated on September 28th, 2020 at 02:47 pm

JEE Main is a highly competitive examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for candidates aspiring to get admission in top engineering and architecture colleges in India. JEE Main 2020 B. Arch Result and B.Planning results will be released soon by NTA. The JEE Main Paper 2 & JEE Main Paper 3 i.e. B. Arch and B.Planning respectively had low participation of about 1.6 lakh students appearing for these papers.

  • JEE Main 2020 Result for Paper 1 was declared on 11 September 2020 on its official website.
  • The JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 and Paper 3 (B.Arch and B.Planning) for April Session will be notified soon on the official website.
  • The total scores secured, percentile and JEE Main cut off will be declared along with JEE Main 2020 paper 2 results.
  • The ranking for all the papers will be given separately.
  • JEE Main 2020 consists of three papers namely-
  • Paper 1: B.E/B.Tech – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Paper 2: B.Arch – Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing
  • Paper 3: B.Planning – Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning Based Questions

In order to excel your preparations and to improve your scores in JEE Main Paper 2 & 3, do check the Exam Pattern for JEE Main Paper 2 as well as Exam Pattern of JEE Main Paper 3. Let us discuss the JEE Main Paper 2 Result and Paper 3 Result in detail.

JEE Main 2020 B. Arch and B.Planning Paper: Key Dates

Events Dates
JEE Main 2020 January Session January 6, 2020 (B.Arch/B.Plan)
JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Result (& paper 3) Declaration Paper 1 – January 17, 2020

Paper 2 & 3 – January 23, 2020

JEE Main 2020 April Session September 01 to 06 September 2020
Declaration results of JEE Main 2020 April Session (Paper 1 – B.E/ B.Tech) 11 September 2020
Declaration results of JEE Main 2020 April Session (Paper 2 & Paper 3) Yet to be Declared
Answer Key Releases January Session: 13th to 15th Jan 2020April Session: To be notified
Rank Lists To Be Announced

Details of JEE Main B.Arch and B.Planning Exam Pattern

The JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern has had a few changes recently. There are few major points regarding the exam pattern of both JEE Main 2020 B.Arch and B.Planning exam.

  • Marking Scheme: The candidates will score +4 marks for every correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer. No marks will be deducted for numerical value type questions.
  • Duration: The duration of the exam is three hours.
  • Mode of Exam: Exam will be conducted in Computer-Based Online Mode.
  • Languages: The exam will be conducted in three languages (Hindi, English, and Gujarati)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the April session of JEE Main 2020 was rescheduled to 01 September 1 to 06 September 2020. The January session of the examination was conducted on 06 January 2020. The JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Result and Paper 3 Result of candidates who attempted both sessions will be prepared based on a normalised score of both the attempts. Whereas, for candidates who attempted either one of the sessions will be released of that attempt only.

How To Check JEE Main 2020 B. Arch Result and B.Planning Result?

Candidates can follow the below steps to check the JEE Main Paper 2 Result and JEE Paper 3 B.Planning 2020 Result-

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main 2020 at jeemain.nta.ac.in.
  2. Click on the link and select JEE Main 2020 B. Arch & B. Planning Result 2020
  3. Candidates must provide JEE Main 2020 Application number and password/date of birth
  4. Click on the SUBMIT button.
  5. The result will be displayed on-screen containing details such as the name of the candidate, marks secured in each subject, total score, Category Rank etc.
  6. Download the JEE Main Paper 2 Result and JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 Result.
  7. Take a printout for future references.

Also Check | JEE Main Old Question Papers – 2020, 2019, 2018 and more

Key Notes Regarding JEE Main Paper 2 Result and Paper 3 Result

  • No hard copy of the JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Results/ B.Arch results will be sent. Candidates must download the rank list from the official website of JEE Main.
  • The All India Rank (AIR) is released only after the April sessions is done. The All India Rank will be created based on both the sessions.
  • The JEE Main will provide combined normalised scores of both the sessions (January and April) if the candidates have attempted both the sessions.

Sample of JEE Main B.Arch and B.Planning Scorecard 2020

Sample of JEE Main B.Arch and B.Planning Scorecard 2020

Details mentioned on the JEE Main B.Arch/B.Planning Scorecard

The following details will be present in the JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 scoreboard:

Given below are the details that are present on the scorecard of JEE Main B.Arch result 2020 and B.Planning JEE Paper 3 Result.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category/Subcategory
  • JEE Main 2020 Application Number
  • Candidate’s Roll Number
  • Marks secured in each section
  • All India Rank (AIR)
  • Total marks secured
  • NTA Score (NTA Percentile)
  • Qualifying Status
  • Category Rank

Factors Affecting JEE Main Paper 2 Results

The ranks of candidates depend upon the interplay of various factors like:

  • Difficulty of the paper

In case the exam is difficult, the cut-offs will go down. These benefits students with low ranks as the competition is minimised at lower ranks.

  • Number of candidates who appeared for the examination

More candidates mean higher competition. In JEE Main B. Arch and B.Planning paper, the number of candidates is very low compared to the NATA exam. This makes JEE Main 2020 B. Arch and B.Planning paper comparatively easy to rank higher.

  • Number of seats available for candidates

Although this does not directly affect the JEE Main Paper 2 Result of a candidate, if there are fewer seats for a particular course, the JEE Main Cut Off will go higher. The seat availability could oppositely affect the result.

Also Read | JEE Main B.Arch Exam Preparation Tips

Colleges Accepting JEE Main Scores For Admission To B.Arch Course

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  2. National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  3. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  4. National Institute of Technology, Patna
  5. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  6. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  7. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  8. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  9. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  10. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  11. National Institute of Technology, Raipur

Colleges Accepting JEE Main Scores For Admission To B.Planning Course

  1. School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
  2. School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
  3. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  4. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

How is the JEE Main 2020 NTA Score for Calculated?

The NTA score is calculated using the formula given below-

NTA score calculation formula

The raw scores are calculated based on the marking scheme of the exam. The formula meant for the raw score is:

Raw Score = 4 × Number of Correct Answers – 1 × Number of Incorrect Answers

What are JEE Main 2020: Tie-Breaking Rules

Some students often score equal marks in JEE Main B.Arch or JEE B.Planning 2020 Exam. The authorities consider inter-se-merit in such situations. The method of compilation of scores is identical for both the papers, but the tie-breaking procedure is a little different. The following actions are taken for breaking the tie for admissions.

For B.Arch (Paper 2)

  1. Candidates obtaining a higher NTA score in Mathematics will be given a higher rank.
  2. Then, candidates obtaining a higher NTA score in the Aptitude Test will be considered for higher rank.
  3. This is followed by candidates who have obtained higher NTA scores in the Drawing Test for the next highest rank.
  4. If there is tie even after all 3 options then candidates older in age will be considered for higher rank.
  5. At last, if the resolution is still not possible, then candidates will be ranked the same.

For B.Planning (Paper 3)

  1. First, candidates obtaining a higher NTA score in Mathematics will be given a higher rank.
  2. Then, candidates obtaining a higher NTA score in the Aptitude Test will be considered for higher rank.
  3. Third, candidates obtaining higher NTA scores in the Planning Section will be ranked higher.
  4. After all 3 above, if the tie still remains, then candidates older in age will be ranked higher.
  5. Finally, if the resolution is still not possible, then both candidates will be ranked the same.

Also Check | JEE Main B.Planning Course – Scope and Career

JEE Main 2020: B.Arch & B.Planning Cut-off

The cut-off ranks for JEE Main in partnering institutes tend to vary depending upon the applied course. The joint counselling authority, JoSAA, will issue the B.Arch cutoff and B.Planning cut off courses during JEE Main Counselling. Listed below are JEE Main cut off of some of the partnering universities to help aspirants know more about the JEE Main 2020 opening and closing ranks.

JEE Main B.Arch Cut Off Ranks

School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 2 523
OBC 110 371
SC 14 105
ST 12 94

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General HS – 610
OS – 498
HS – 2697
OS – 1738
OBC HS – 522
OS – 439
HS – 2600
OS – 959
SC HS – 277
OS – 114
HS – 849
OS – 371
ST HS – 130
OS – 77
HS – 642
OS – 233

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 280 1676
OBC 335 858
SC 102 397
ST 64 336

National Institute of Technology, Calicut

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General HS – 240
OS – 386
HS – 1302
OS – 1475
OBC HS – 282 to 498
OS – 291 to 637
SC HS – 52
OS – 109
HS – 174
OS – 307
ST HS – 50
OS – 37
HS – 1834
OS – 41

National Institute of Technology, Patna

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General HS – 1986
OS – 1526
HS – 4153
OS – 2553
OBC HS – 984
OS – 548
HS – 1759
OS – 1130
SC HS – 366
OS – 117
HS – 762
OS – 593
ST HS – 160
OS – 78
HS – 511
OS – 78

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General HS – 1472
OS – 639
HS – 4216
OS – 1712
OBC HS – 1127
OS – 292
HS – 2453
OS – 835
SC HS – 283
OS – 149
HS – 666
OS – 305

National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General HS – 1746
OS – 920
HS – 6297
OS – 2325
OBC HS – 2439
OS – 446
HS – 10461
OS – 1105
SC HS – 301
OS – 197
HS – 676
OS – 512
ST HS – 118
OS – 91
HS – 562
OS – 247

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General HS – 413
OS – 79
HS – 1149
OS – 831
OBC HS – 314
OS – 127
HS – 465
OS – 470
SC HS – 79
OS – 55
HS – 285
OS – 148
ST HS – 291
OS – 10
HS – 599
OS – 64

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General HS – 312
OS – 850
HS – 1931
OS – 1952
OBC HS – 397
OS – 945
HS – 394
OS – 851
SC HS – 54
OS – 85
HS – 242
OS – 434
ST HS – 96
OS – 45
HS – 115
OS – 97

*HS – Home State Quota, OS – Other State Quota

Also Read | Top NITs JEE Main Cut Off

JEE Main B.Planning Cut Off Ranks

School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 989 3214
OBC 478 1287
SC 259 646
ST 179 456

School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 415 2052
OBC 340 889
SC 93 529
ST 53 278

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 911 3265
OBC 524 1292
SC 256 655
ST 171 469

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General HS – 1393OS – 1259 HS – 5952OS – 3388
OBC HS – 938
OS – 571
HS – 3195
OS – 1285
SC HS – 270
OS – 262
HS – 1143
OS – 592
ST HS – 268
OS – 142
HS – 1559
OS – 461

Also Read | Top GFTIs JEE Main Cut Off

JEE Main January 2020 Session Toppers B.Arch and B.Planning

After candidates clear the JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch) or Paper 3 (B.Planning), they can appear for the JEE Advanced 2020. This will be followed by the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) conducted for admission to B.Arch courses of top IITs of India. Candidates who secured 100 percentile in B.Arch and B.Planning Papers of JEE Main 2020 are as follows:

Paper Name of the Candidate State
B.Planning Kanumuri Bheemeswara Vijay Varma Andhra Pradesh
B.Arch Hardik Rajpal Telangana
B.Arch Aarzoo Haryana
B.Arch Gudla Raghunandan Reddy Andhra Pradesh

Also Read

Release of JEE Main 2020 B. Arch & B.Planning Answer Key and JoSAA Counselling

The authorities published the final answer key of JEE Main 2020 B. Arch Result for JEE Main January session on 23rd January 2020. The answer key allows candidates to tally their answers and calculate their probable scores. The NTA had also released an official and pre-official answer key on 13th January 2020. This answer key assists students to challenge the question paper, options, answers etc.

Also Check | Download JEE Main Answer Keys for All Papers

Calculating an approximate score is useful for aspirants to make vital decisions regarding their future like their preferred universities, courses etc. Candidates qualifying JEE Main Paper 2 will be eligible to participate for the counselling session conducted by JoSAA. Aspirants must register themselves online and select preferred college. The JoSAA counselling date will be released by NTA after the release of JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 and JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 Results.

Career Options After JEE Main- Know Your Options

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 02:12 pm

While looking for career options most of the students are not ready over where to look after JEE Main. Very few actually prepare with the right amount of dedication towards qualifying JEE Advanced. This means IITs is a distant dream for many as a career option after JEE Main.


Latest Updates:

  • JEE Main was conducted by NTA from September 1-6, 2020. The JEE Main Results are out. Check here
  • NTA has released the JEE Main Answer key for Paper 1 of JEE Main 2020.
  • Qualifying JEE Main Cut Off for counselling and JEE Advanced has also been released during results.

To get admission into their dream engineering college, the students have to first clear both the assessment papers that are JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

  • But what if the candidates don’t clear the first round of examination. Or what if they don’t get admission to the dream engineering college?
  • The question is, what career options can the candidate choose if he/she cannot clear the JEE Main nor Advance?
  • To make your work a bit easy and less stressful, we are here to give you a clear approach on Career Options After JEE Main.
  • Through this article, we have tried to highlight all the essential opportunities which will benefit both the qualified and those who tried their best but could not qualify JEE Main.

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JEE Main and Advanced: Career and Scope

It is seen that young students aspire to study engineering, and the number could be approximately million. Then these students aspire to get placed in the best engineering colleges that are obviously IITs.

  • Given below is a snapshot of how hard it is to get into an IIT for Common Rank List students or General category.
  • You have to be in the top 10% of the 2.5 lac students who attempt JEE Advanced.
Category JEE Advanced 2019 Cut Off (Percentile Score) Expected Cut Off Score for 2020-21 (out of 360)
Common Rank List 93 – 90 88 to 80
General EWS 82 – 75 62 to 51
OBC – NCL 76 – 74 49 to 44
SC 63 – 49 42 to 31
ST 49 – 44 30 to 23
PwD 0.1137 – 0.1730 -18 to 10
  • Through the data and the matrix, it is seen that this time, there are eleven thousand seats for Engineering & Architectural Courses in IITs.
  • And, the other colleges like NITs, IIITs and GFTIs have twenty-five thousand seats available.
  • So, it is clear from the above matrix that there are thirty-five thousand seats available in India, and only these many students will get admission from the million aspiring candidates.
  • So, the students left after the selection of these thirty-five thousand should enrol themselves in some other courses of other colleges.

Check JEE Main Cut Off

JEE Advanced: Bit Closer to Success

  • Once the candidates clear the first level, JEE Main, they have to appear for the next round, JEE Advanced 2020.
  • The entrance examination takes place in two phases, that is JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Both these papers are equally crucial for the engineering and architecture aspirants.
  • After clearing these two papers, the candidates will obtain the marks of these two papers.
  • From these scores, the candidates will be qualified to appear for counselling in IITs.
  • If you are ambitious about doing an engineering program from IITs, then you should not miss this chance after JEE Main 2020.

Now let us discuss the aspect of non-qualified JEE Main aspirants.

Check JEE Advanced Cut Off

NITs: The Next Best Career Option After JEE Main

  • The engineering aspirants dream of getting into the best medical college that is IITs.
  • IITs select only the top eleven thousand students, so the candidates ranking below this are probably looking for alternative options.
  • IIT-JEE Main examination is all about real patience and determination.
  • And, even after doing all of it, sometimes you do not get a good rank or percentile score.
  • The students then start to worry and get into depression.
  • But instead of doing that, they should make full utilization of their JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020 rankings.

After IITs, NITs are the best career option after JEE Main. What else could be better if you get into this college? Taking into consideration the calibre and potential of both the IIT and NIT students, all end up with a great career ahead in their lives, and none of them lacks behind. There’s always some difference, but it all depends on the kind of dedication you are willing to give towards your education.

  • NITs approximately have around 20,000 seats for engineering students through JEE Main 2020.
  • If you do not want to take a gap year, then do consider the National Institutes of Technology.
  • Experts usually suggest students take a Masters Degree from NITs as it helps in gaining industry experience and knowledge.

Given below is a list of NITs accepting JEE Main score according to NIRF Rankings:

Rank Name State NIRF Score NIRF 2020 Ranking
1 NIT Trichy Tamil Nadu 64.10 09
2 NIT Karnataka Karnataka 61.30 13
3 NIT Rourkela Odisha 59.29 16
4 NIT Warangal Telangana 57.76 19
5 NIT Calicut Kerala 56.56 23
6 Visvesvaraya NIT Maharashtra 54.76 27
7 Malaviya NIT Rajasthan 52.25 35
8 NIT Kurukshetra Haryana 51.19 40
9 NIT Silchar Assam 48.66 46
10 NIT Durgapur West Bengal 48.39 47
11 MNNIT Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 48.24 48
12 Dr B.R. Ambedkar NIT Punjab 46.45 52
13 SVNIT Surat Gujarat 45.59 54
14 NIT Meghalaya Meghalaya 43.69 61
15 MANIT Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 42.17 65
16 NIT Raipur  Chhattisgarh 41.58 67
17 NIT Agartala Tripura 39.98 75
18 NIT Goa Goa 39.93 77
19 NIT Jamshedpur Jharkhand 39.44 79
20 NIT Patna Bihar 38.21 92
21 NIT Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh 37.73 98
22 NIT Puducherry Pondicherry 34.87 130
23 NIT Manipur Manipur 33.02 158
24 NIT Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh 31.09 200
25 NIT Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Not Ranked
26 NIT Delhi Delhi Not Ranked
27 NIT Mizoram Mizoram Not Ranked
28 NIT Nagaland Nagaland Not Ranked
29 NIT Sikkim Sikkim Not Ranked
30 NIT Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Not Ranked
31 NIT Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Not Ranked

Check JEE Main Cut Off for Top NITs

IIITs and Government Funded Colleges

  • Do not panic, and lose hope if you don’t make it into NITs.
  • There is still a lot of chance for you. You can try to get admission in various IIITs and Government Colleges accepting JEE Main score (GFTIs) through JoSAA Counselling 2020.
  • Previous year the students for these colleges have three thousand seats in IITs and four thousand seats in Government-Funded Colleges (GFTIs).
  • So, the students should try their luck in these colleges as well.
  • Grab this golden opportunity, and do not let it slip from your hand.

Given below is the list of all IIITs accepting JEE Main score:

Name of IIITs NIRF Ranking 2020 B.Tech Seats available Total B.Tech Programs
IIIT Hyderabad 43 130 2
IIIT Guwahati 66 200 2
PDPM IIITDM, Jabalpur 81 300 3
ABV IIITM Gwalior 100 248 3
IIIT Allahabad 103 300 2
IIITDM Kancheepuram 182 420 9
IIIT Pune Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Kota Not ranked 180 2
IIIT Sri City Not ranked 270 2
IIIT Vadodara Not ranked 200 2
IIIT Nagpur Not ranked 110 2
IIIT Kalyani Not ranked 130 1
IIIT Lucknow Not ranked 75 1
IIIT Dharwad Not ranked 180 2
IIIT Bhagalpur Not ranked 150 3
IIIT Bhopal Not ranked 180 3
IIIT Kottayam Not ranked 90 1
IIIT Ranchi Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Una Not ranked 160 3
IIIT Surat Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Manipur Not ranked 100 2
IIITDM Kurnool Not ranked 120 3
IIIT Tiruchirapalli Not ranked 60 2
IIIT Sonepat Not ranked 90 2

Private Engineering Colleges: Last Hope?

  • If not IITs or government colleges, then you have a choice of enrolling in private colleges.
  • There are a lot of private colleges in India with excellent facilities and course structure.
  • These colleges are best suited to students in case of low rank and have the best facilities similar to IITs, NITs, and GFTIs.

Few private medical colleges in India are:-

  • Thapar University
  • Amity University
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • Shiv Nadar University
  • Lovely Professional University

Other Engineering Entrance Exams

Even after choosing some private engineering colleges, there are options left. Although JEE Main is the best engineering entrance examination in the country, there are other entrance examinations. Below we have mentioned the list of some of the best examination so do check them out:-

  • UPSEE 2020 and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination is that the candidates should have PCM in class 12 with 5% for GEN & 40% for (OBC/SC/ST)
  • KEAM 2020 and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination is that the candidates should have PCM in class 12 with 5% for GEN & 40% for (OBC/SC/ST)
  • VITEEE and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination is that the candidates should have PCM in class 12 with 60% for GEN & 50% for (OBC/SC/ST)
  • BITSAT and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination are that the candidates should have PCM in class 12 with 75% marks.
  • WBJEE and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination are that the candidates must have a West Bengal Domicile.
  • MHT-CET and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination is that the candidates should have PCM in class 12 with 50% for GEN & 45% for (OBC/SC/ST)
  • KCET and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination are that the candidates should have PCM in class 12 with 45% & 40% for (OBC/SC/ST). And, they must have a Karnataka Domicile or 7 Years of Studies in Karnataka.
  • AP EAMCET and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination is that the candidates should have PCM in class 12 with 45% & 40% for (OBC/SC/ST). And, they must have an Andhra Pradesh Domicile.
  • VTU-EEE and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination is that the candidates should pass in 10+2 or its equivalent.
  • EAMCET and the eligibility criteria for this entrance examination are that the candidates must have an Andhra Pradesh Domicile.

Reappear Next Year With Better Preparation

According to the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria, the candidates can appear for the examination twice in a year.

  • So, the candidates who have appeared once have a chance of appearing for JEE Main once more.
  • The dual session of JEE Main has started recently, only after the authorities thought that students must have another chance.
  • Students must go for the second attempt after improving their weak areas.
  • As it is said, failures are your most important lesson, so once the candidates appear for the examination, they know exactly where they are going wrong.
  • So, after knowing their weak points, they can work on it better.
  • The candidates do not even need coaching for the second time.
  • Therefore, the candidates should see this as a golden opportunity and should try for the second chance time with full preparation.
  • I am sure you will shine out with flying colours.

Some other career option other than engineering after PCM

  1. If you don’t get success in any of the colleges as mentioned earlier and courses then you can try some other courses except for engineering.
  2. PCM students after class 12 also have a lot of scope in this area.
  3. They can either go for architecture, aviation, merchant navy, national defence, ethical hacking, forensic science, arts and humanities, computer application and IT, Physical sciences, research, and teaching, chartered accountant and company secretary.
  4. You can also try for government jobs and other career options like:-
  • Indian Armed Forces
  • Mini Ratnas and Navratnas like BHEL, GAIL, BCCL, IOCL
  • PSUs
  • Banking and Finance Sectors
  • DRDO
  • ISRO
  • National Aeronautical Limited (NAL)
  • Indian Railways and Metros
  • Meteorologists
  • Income Tax Department
  • Govt. Institutes & Universities

So, never lose hope. There is always another option in life. So, there is never a harm in trying your luck a second time or shifting your interest to some other field. Have the right determination and you will just achieve success. All the good wishes and luck for your future.

Low Rank in JEE Main? These Alternate Options Might Help You

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 12:34 pm

JEE Main is an All India competitive examination conducted by NTA for admissions to various undergraduate engineering and architecture colleges. These mainly constitute-

While to get into an IIT, one must qualify JEE Main first and then JEE Advanced. Only the top 2.5 lac rankers of JEE Main are qualified for JEE Advanced. Low Rank in JEE Main is often demotivating for students. Very few students are hopeful of a suitable college at low ranks.

  • Due to the popularity of engineering and architecture degrees among Indian masses, the level of competition and difficulty of JEE Main is extremely high, imposing high pressure on the aspirants.
  • To increase the chances of scoring a better percentile rank and reputed college, most candidates choose to appear for both JEE Main January Session and JEE Main April Session.
  • The students have a limit of appearing for JEE Main only thrice in successive years.
  • Given the limited options for students, we shall discuss on the alternatives in case you score a low rank in JEE Main.
  • Here we will discuss 6 various options which might motivate students even in case of a low rank.

For starters, JEE Main exam is for three hours and includes three papers:

Paper 1: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics – for B.E./BTech courses

Paper 2: Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing – for B.Arch course

Paper 3: Mathematics, Aptitude, Planning – for B.Planning course

Students can check the official and latest updates regarding the JEE Main 2020 on the official website – jeemain.nta.nic.in – as well. Let us now discuss those 6 options.

Six Option Other than JEE Main

  • Most of the students believe that IITs is the only best option from JEE Main/Advanced.
  • IITs do offer more than 11,000 seats in various courses.
  • But the competition gets very high as IITs also consider 10+2 scores of students before admissions.
  • Out of the 10 lac students taking the exam, very few students find a suitable college with the desired course.
  • Even after IITs and NITs there are various alternatives for students.
  • For example, BITS Pilani has an average package of 14 LPA for B.Tech course.
  • So let us discuss some fancy alternatives in detail below.

1. Admission To NITs

  • Students aspiring to gain admission in the top NITs in India require a rank below 10,000.
  • However, it is possible to get in NIT with a score above 50,000.
  • Below is a table that provides insight on the closing ranks of numerous NITs based on previous year admissions:
Name of The Institute Course Details Closing Rank Category
NIT Agartala Chemical Engineering 3,19,419 General-Neutral
NIT Agartala Civil Engineering 2,54,362 General-Neutral
NIT Agartala Computer Science and Engineering 98,197 General-Neutral
NIT Agartala Mechanical Engineering 2,24,062 General-Neutral
NIT Goa Civil Engineering 1,46,182 General-Neutral
NIT Goa Mechanical Engineering 60,750 General-Neutral
NIT Hamirpur Chemical Engineering 2,21,967 General-Neutral
NIT Hamirpur Civil Engineering 1,64,457 General-Neutral
NIT Raipur Biotechnology 91,034 Open
NIT Raipur Civil Engineering 55,084 Open
NIT Meghalaya Civil Engineering 1,17,205 General-Neutral
NIT Meghalaya Computer Science and Engineering 59,052 General-Neutral

Check JEE Main Cut Off for NITs

2. Prepare The Best Back-up Option:

  • The students MUST plan and prepare for a back-up option before the exam results are out.
  • This ensures that they will not lose hope if they score low, as they have a direction on what to do next.
  • There are good options like giving State level examinations such as MHT CET, UPSEE, WBJEE, KCET, COMEDK. (For Example: With a good score in WBJEE, candidates can get admission in IIEST Shibpur, West Bengal for Mtech or Btech programmes)
  • Students also have the option to prepare for examinations conducted by other esteemed universities like UPESEAT for BTech Programme at the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, VITEEE for Vellore Institute of Technology, KIITEE for KIIT University Engineering Programme and many more.

Few Details About Other Exams:

  • MHT-CET is usually conducted in the second week of May. The main criteria for students are to have 12th PCM with 50% for GEN & 45% for (OBC/SC/ST).
  • BITSAT is carried out in May 2019. It gives admission to students in engineering programs at BITS Pilani (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad campuses). The students are required to have 75% marks in 12th PCM to be eligible.
  • VITEEE is conducted in April by the Vellore Institute of Technology. It requires students to possess 12th PCM with 60% for GEN and 50% for (OBC/SC/ST). It’s a common entrance for different campuses like VIT Vellore, VIT Chennai, VIT-AP and VIT Bhopal. The selection is done on the basis of merit and number of seats.
  • SRMJEEE is conducted by SRM University. SRM Colleges take admissions on JEE Main Rankings as well, along with 100% scholarships to top rankers of JEE Main. SRMJEEE is comparatively an easier exam with approximately 1.5 lac candidates appearing for the exam. The highest package from SRM Chennai was 42 LPA for the year 2020.
  • Examinations like KCET (conducted in the 1st week of May), EAMCET and AP-EAMCET ( both conducted in the 4th week of April) and WBJEE (conducted in April) require students to present the domicile certificate of the state:
  1. Karnataka domicile or 7 Years of Studies in Karnataka for KCET.
  2. Andhra Pradesh domicile for EAMCET and AP EAMCET.
  3. West Bengal domicile is required for WBJEE.
  4. Students can get admissions to top-tier state-engineering colleges through these exams!

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3. Choose Other Universities

  • It is not pivotal to gain admission in any IIT or NIT to garner the best education.
  • There are numerous other universities with excellent faculty that can enrich candidates’ education.
  • Students must consider various parameters before choosing a college.
  • These parameters include:
  • Faculty: Talented and experienced faculty can make all the difference in a student’s college life. The teacher-student ratio should be optimal so that each student receives enough personal attention to grow.
  • Curriculum: The curriculum should have an appropriate balance between theory and practical knowledge along with adhering with the norms and demands of the industry. Both of these factors play a crucial role in the employment of candidates in future.
  • Alumni Association: A university with a strong alumni base ensures that there is a campus recruitment drive. Most alumni prefer to employ those candidates that have graduated from the same institution.
  • Infrastructure: The last but not the least comes infrastructure. The students need to opt for universities that offer several top-notch facilities to students. Modern laboratories with technological equipment, libraries, work-place. It also observed that the residential campus plays an important role in a student’s environment.

Government and Private Institutions Other Than IITs or NITs

  • Based on the factors stated above, students can choose any prestigious private or government university or college.
  • These colleges have notable alumni, vast infrastructure and reputed faculty.
  • Given below is the list of few of such colleges-
Private Institutes Government Institutes (or Autonomous)
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida IIIT, Amethi
Lovely Professional University IIIT, Allahabad
Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) Jaipur University
SRM University MJPRU, Bareilly
Manipal Institute of Technology Assam University
UPES, Dehradun Tezpur University
Thapar University IIIT, Gwalior
Amity University Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu Tawi
Shiv Nadar University IIITDM, Kancheepuram
Kalinga Institute, Odisha School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur College of Engineering, Pune
JSS, Noida Dr MGR University, Chennai

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4. Choose Non-Engineering Options

  • Some consider the engineering sector to be saturated, the non-engineering options are ever popular.
  • Many students are opting for programmes like BS-MS Dual Degree Programme in IISERs.
  • The Government of India, (MHRD) has established seven IISERs (Institutes of Science Education and Research) at locations like Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata etc.
  • They offer a five-year full-time programme for students after 12th grade.
  • The degree perfectly combines classroom learning with research projects.
  • There is clear demarcation regarding the learning concepts, specialisation for every year.
  • The first and second year mainly develops the core courses in basic sciences of the students which are highly beneficial in the long run.
  • Students have to choose their specialisation in the third and fourth year and give their complete dedication to it.
  • The last year completely focuses on the research project

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5. Choose An Upcoming Field

  • Apart from choosing the typical engineering option like civil engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical or software engineering, students have an option to choose different professional streams.
  • These career paths have a high reputation, employment rate and even handsome salary which attracts numerous students.
  • B.Sc in Business Analytics:
  1. By using a range of statistical and quantitative methods, business analysts intend to turn big data into actionable intelligence.
  2. Business Analytics degrees are offered by several renowned universities in the USA such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UCLA, UC Davis, University of Rochester.
  3. There is a dire demand for data scientists and business analysts in India to deal with the enormous amounts of data that is collected by top companies.
  4. Students with an inkling towards mathematics and business can choose this as a career option.
  • Courses Options:
  1. In some cases, students decide to take a break and prepare for the JEE Main exam next year.
  2. It is advised while doing so, they can pursue any of the various diploma options available.
  3. These courses are available online as well as offline (classroom setting).
  • Physical Sciences:
  1. This is a new and promising field that revolves around the atmosphere, space, earth, etc.
  2. Diverse fields like Meteorology, Astronomy, Disaster Management fall under this category.
  3. Institutions like TISS and NIDM offer courses in them.
  • Nanotechnology: 
  1. Those students with a science stream background, consisting of chemistry and physics with an option in maths or biology can choose this as a career.
  2. Nanotechnology can also be combined with the IT sector.
  3. Various universities in India as well as abroad are offering these courses.

6. Take A Drop Year

  • Most of the people are given the same advice of dropping a year to focus on the preparation for JEE Main next year.
  • Before deciding to take a year off, the students must consider their options smartly.
  • It is vital to understand that students should not be influenced or pressurized to make such a serious decision.
  • For those who decide to go ahead with drop year, it is advised not only to prepare for JEE Main but also divert their attention to certain skills that will be fruitful in future.
  • They can take up internships, courses on management, data science, coding and many others that will surely enhance their resume.
  • Students scoring low should recognize their weak points and develop a full-proof strategy that will ensure that they convert these weaknesses to strengths.

Remember to never lose focus on your aspirations and desires; regardless of the current situation, you are in. Your hard work, perseverance and determination can make reality possible.

FAQs

Q.What is considered to be a low rank in JEE Main?

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Answer: Usually, a rank above 50,000 is considered to be a low rank.

Q.How can I check which college I can get admission with low rank in JEE Main?

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Answer: You can check the JEE Main colleges opening and closing ranks of previous years to get an idea about the college that you can expect to get admission in.

Q.Can I get admission in private colleges if I don’t score well in JEE Mains 2020?

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 12:01 pm

Answer: Yes, a lot of private options offer direct admission without JEE Main 2020. These colleges include Lovely Professional University, Uttarakhand University, Raffles University, Mody University etc.

Q.Can I get a seat in B.tech Computer Science and Engineering at NIT with low JEE Main 2020 rank?

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Answer: There are less chances of getting B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering at NIT with ranks above 50,000. As per the cut off of previous years, only 2-3 colleges had a closing rank of above 50,000 for this course.

Low JEE Main Score/Rank? Evaluating These Options Might Help

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 01:34 pm

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart”

This proverb holds true in different practical aspects of life as well. There might be a lot of students who prepared diligently throughout the entire year or maybe for even two years but still could not get good rank due to some unfortunate reasons.For them, it is important not to lose hope at this point of time or get disheartened even if this was their second attempt. Now is the time to be vigilant and apply a new strategy of analyzing and improvising which might not help them to make it to IITs but will definitely help them seek admission in good reputed colleges such as NITs, IIITs, GITFs, etc.

If the student could not secure a good JEE Main Score, there might be a problem either with their preparation or the execution. Hence, the first step is to analyze where the void is. For example,

  • There might be students who were not completely prepared for the exam and left some of the important topics which unfortunately came in the exam. Therefore, there was a lag in preparation.
  • There might be a student who could not perform well because he got anxious during the exam and committed silly errors which resulted in a drop in rank. This is an example of a problem in the execution.

So, it is better for them to analyze what went wrong and how they can work on it. Now, there are three options which you can choose from:

  1. Prepare for the next attempt and drop this year
  2. Settle with the college that you can get with your JEE Main score
  3. Wait for successive counselling sessions

Let us dive deep into each option and students can make a wise decision if you secure a low JEE Main score.

1. Prepare for the Next Attempt and drop this year

This is an alternative which you can choose if you have appeared for the first attempt with the board exams. This will help in learning and studying more for JEE Main and keeping your focus only on this exam.

  • Taking a one-year drop will give you an added advantage since you would have already experienced the exam once and also your preparation would just need more focus and brush-up.
  • Complete dedication and determination of study will sail you through the JEE Main exam.

OR

  • From 2019, JEE Main is conducted twice a year.
  • Candidates have an option to not drop a year and prepare for the second attempt if they are not satisfied with the result of the first attempt.
  • So candidates have a chance to appear twice in a year. If a candidate secures a low JEE Main score in the first attempt, then he/she can appear for the second attempt.

However, if you are taking a drop for your third attempt, it can be risky and you need to make a wise and calculated step. You should be confident about this decision and be aware of the shortcomings of your preparation and the reasons not to score well in the past attempts. If one is confident about the preparation and knows that dedicating one year will help them to get over these shortcomings, then one can take this decision to drop another year. But if the students have doubts over their preparation and are not sure, then they can choose the other options which we will discuss further.

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2. Settle with the college that you can get with your JEE Main score

It is pretty obvious that every student who is preparing for JEE Main exam dreams of getting into the top IITs or NITs. However, with the limited number of seats in these colleges, it is practically impossible for every student to get admission in these colleges.

  • Further, there are more than 4500 engineering colleges throughout India. There are ample opportunities for students since these colleges also have skilled faculties and good resources.
  • The other private and state universities offer B.E or B.Tech courses and have a wide range of courses and specializations to choose from.
  • The basic concepts of teaching and the engineering essence would remain almost the same in every college.
  • The students who are getting other private universities and colleges should not hesitate to opt for these.
  • To have a better picture, they can contact the students from various colleges and get to know about the quality of education in these colleges.
  • They can also visit websites and placement reports to get a fair idea about the college they are opting for.
  • Checking if their alumni are holding good positions in the industry can also be a parameter to judge the college.

All these factors will help in deciding the college in which you wish to spend your next crucial four years. Hence, the students are advised to broaden their perspective and look beyond IITs and NITs too if they have already attempted JEE Main twice.

3. Wait for Successive Counselling Sessions

There is also a good probability that you might get a good college in the subsequent JEE Main counselling rounds.

  • A lot of students drop or change colleges, which helps the other students to get a chance.
  • A lot of students are not sure about the result of the successive counselling and they end up making decisions in haste due to delayed counselling sessions.
  • It is important to first analyse the complete situation and decide after considering each aspect.
  • There are cases where students got into very good universities during mop-up counselling rounds.

Hence, one should wait and appear in each counselling session in which they are eligible to attend. This is also a great option to get a private college which is in the range of your marks. The placements and education quality of some renowned colleges are up to the mark with IITs. Therefore, keep calm and choose wisely.

NITs Offering B.Tech Courses at Low Rank in JEE Main

Admission in NITs is possible even if your rank is more than 50,000. To get admission in top NITs one should rank below 10,000. Here is a list of some NITs with their closing rank in the respective course

Name of the NIT Name of the Course Closing Rank Category
NIT Agartala Chemical Engineering 3,19,419 Gender Neutral
NIT Agartala Civil Engineering 2,54,362 Gender Neutral
NIT Agartala Computer Science and Engineering 98,197 Gender-Neutral
NIT Agartala Mechanical Engineering 2,24,062 Gender-Neutral
NIT Durgapur Biotechnology 55,055 Female Only
NIT Durgapur Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 57,485 Female Only
NIT Goa Civil Engineering 1,46,182 Gender Neutral
NIT Goa Mechanical Engineering 60,750 Gender-Neutral
NIT Hamirpur Chemical Engineering 2,21,967 Gender-Neutral
NIT Hamirpur Civil Engineering 1,64,457 Gender-Neutral
NIT Jalandhar Biotechnology 93080 Female Only
NIT Jalandhar Chemical Engineering 80428 Gender-Neutral
NIT Meghalaya Civil Engineering 1,17,205 Gender-Neutral
NIT Meghalaya Computer Science and Engineering 59,052 Gender-Neutral
NIT Meghalaya Electronics and Communications Engineering 87,987 Open
NIT Puducherry Civil Engineering 96,543 OBC-NCL
NIT Puducherry Computer Science and Engineering 56,609 OBC-NCL
NIT Raipur Biotechnology 91,034 Open
NIT Raipur Civil Engineering 55,084 Open

List of IIITs in India

Other than NITs, students with low rank in JEE Main can also choose to seek admissions in IIITs. In the NIRF 2020 ranking of top IIITs in India list, IIIT Hyderabad has debuted and also positioned first among the IIITs. Further IIITDM Jabalpur jumped to rank 81, the institute ranked at 75 in 2019, while IIIT Allahabad shifted to 103 ranks; however, it was ranked at 82 in 2019.

Below-mentioned is the list of IIITs in India, their rankings, and the number of courses and seat intake.

Name of IIITs NIRF Ranking 2020 B.Tech Seats available Total B.Tech Programs
IIIT Hyderabad 43 130 2
IIIT Guwahati 66 200 2
PDPM IIITDM, Jabalpur 81 300 3
ABV IIITM Gwalior 100 248 3
IIIT Allahabad 103 300 2
IIITDM Kancheepuram 182 420 9
IIIT Pune Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Kota Not ranked 180 2
IIIT Sri City Not ranked 270 2
IIIT Vadodara Not ranked 200 2
IIIT Nagpur Not ranked 110 2
IIIT Kalyani Not ranked 130 1
IIIT Lucknow Not ranked 75 1
IIIT Dharwad Not ranked 180 2
IIIT Bhagalpur Not ranked 150 3
IIIT Bhopal Not ranked 180 3
IIIT Kottayam Not ranked 90 1
IIIT Ranchi Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Una Not ranked 160 3
IIIT Surat Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Manipur Not ranked 100 2
IIITDM Kurnool Not ranked 120 3
IIIT Tiruchirapalli Not ranked 60 2
IIIT Sonepat Not ranked 90

Other colleges which you can opt

Here is a list of some private colleges which you can opt if you have got a low rank in JEE Main:-

  1. IIIT Amethi
  2. BIT, Ranchi
  3. BIT, Patna
  4. KIIT, Bhubaneswar
  5. Jaipur University
  6. Lovely Professional University
  7. SMVDU, Jammu Tawi
  8. Kalasalingam, Krishnakoil
  9. MJPRU, Bareilly
  10. Assam University
  11. Tezpur University
  12. Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
  13. BIT, Deogarh
  14. VNIT, Nagpur
  15. College of Engineering, Pune
  16. SPA, Delhi
  17. MGRERI, Chennai
  18. JSS, Noida

Nevertheless, if the candidate with low JEE Main score is dropping a year then he/she must do hard work, follow the right books and strategy to score better in the exam. Start with the decision about whether to do self-study or joining a coaching centre. If a candidate opts a self-study option then he/she must choose the right study material and approach.

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Top 20 Percentile Cut-off for Class 12 Examinations

Last updated on October 17th, 2020 at 06:21 pm

JEE Main 2020 is underway with the announcement of the final schedule of the exam. The whole COVID-19 crisis and lockdown have had a deep impact on the mental health of students. While many feel happy about the delay, others feel worried about the impact it will have on future studies. Parents are also worried about the finances required for the tuition of their kids.

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Latest: The top 20 percentile criteria has been scrapped for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Students can take admission to their desired college on the basis of a 12th passing certificate and respective exam scores.


  • JoSAA Counselling 2020 has started for admission to NITs, IITs and other top engineering colleges of India based on JEE Main or Advanced Ranks.
  • While talking about the eligibility of JEE Main or JEE Advanced, it is clear that NTA (or IIT) doesn’t give weightage to class 12th marks in JEE Main Score Card.
  • Yet, teachers and parents force students to ensure a good percentage in class 12th boards.
  • This is because of the rule of top 20 percentile for JEE Main introduced way back for JEE Main Counselling. Let us discuss exactly what does top 20 percentile for JEE Main 2020 means.

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What Is The Top 20 Percentile For JEE Main?

Each year more than 9 lakh students appear for IIT-JEE or JEE Main and Advanced. The purpose is simple – admission in India’s Top Engineering Institutes. The marks secured in Class 12th are no longer considered for JEE Main Rank calculation by NTA.

  • Yet, it is a determining factor for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. This is because of a hidden rule that these colleges follow.
  • Top 20 Percentile for JEE Main is nothing but the top 20 percent of the students of each board.

Given below is the cutoff for CBSE and ICSE, which might not reflect in your JEE Main Score Card, but is still required by top colleges-

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 432 424 410 390 390
2017 431 420 400 385 385
2016 430 414 395 376 376

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for ICSE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 438 427 415 387 387
2017 427 408 391 366 366
2016 443 427 412 388 388

The total marks scored by a student in the 12th boards or equivalent should make him/her fall in the top 20 percent of the scorers.

  • However, not all the education boards release marks in the form of rank or percentage. So, it is not possible to determine the top 20 percent scorers of that particular board.
  • Therefore, the organizing authority will also consider candidates not falling in the top 20 percentile while determining their eligibility.

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff Marks

JoSAA publishes the list of top 20 percentile cut off for JEE Main of each board on their official website. It releases the top 20 percentile cutoff marks after results of class 12th exams of participating boards. Hence, board exams have an important value because candidates need to be in the top 20 percentile cutoff scores.

The JEE Main cut off marks is released separately for IITs and other institutes (NITs, IIITs and CFTIs) on the official site, josaa.nic.in. Although the top 20 percentile is released after the result declaration, candidates must be aware of the previous year trends.

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What is the Eligibility Criteria?

Students who wish to qualify for the IITs based on the JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria, need to meet any one of the following two requirements–

  1. Either, candidates need to score at least 75% marks (for general category candidates) in your class XII board exams. The required percentage for SC/ST/PwD candidates is 65% in this case. 
  2. Or, candidates must be in the top 20 percent scorers in the class XII board exams in either General or SC/ST/PwD categories.

This raises a simple question. What are the minimum marks a candidate needs to score in class XII board exams? Can that qualify as eligibility to get admission into the IITs? This article discusses these questions in detail.

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is in charge of the seat allocation to government-funded technical institutes. JoSAA also releases the top 20 percentile cut-off list of all the state boards for the class 12 exams of each year. Do note that this cutoff is altogether different from JEE Main Cutoff.

The data of Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for 2018, 2017 and 2016 is provided in this article below.

How to Calculate Top 20 Percentile Cutoff?

Before getting in the state-wise cutoff of class XII board marks, it is important to understand how the Top 20 Percentile for JEE Main is calculated by JoSAA. Given below are the points over the calculation

  • First, to calculate the top 20 percentile for different board exams of class 12th, we consider total marks. The marks of 5 subjects for top 20 percentile are taken – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Language, Additional subject – in aggregate.
  • JoSAA conducts separate calculation for each board’s cutoff. This means that a student of CBSE and a student of the state board are considered separately.
  • Also, if a student has appeared in more than 1 language paper, the language paper with higher marks will be taken into consideration.
  • Similarly, if a student has studied more than the 5 subjects mentioned above, the score of the top 5 subjects is considered.
  • If the marks in a subject are not out of 100, then the total marks for that subject will be proportionately calculated out of 100. So that the total aggregate marks totals to 500.
  • Let’s say a student appears in the class XII boards of 2019 and passes the exam. But reappears in a few subjects for the class XII board exams held in 2020. Then, the top 20 percentile for JEE Main 2019 will be taken into account.
  • If a student reappears in the next year for all the exams of class XII boards, then the better of two is taken into consideration.
  • Hence, if reappearing for the boards the next year, with the aim of improving their marks. They should appear in all the five papers instead of just a few.

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Calculation of Class 12th Marks for Admission to IITs

The score will be calculated as follows-

  • Marks of an applicant will be considered for any 5 subjects for top 20 percentile for JEE Main. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are compulsory subjects.
  • Out of these 5 subjects, one language subject will be considered.
  • If a candidate has 2 language subjects, a subject with a higher score will be considered for the top 20 percentile cut off.
  • Further, if marks in any subject are not awarded out of 100, then such score will be scaled to make it out of 100. For example, if a candidate has scored 60 out of 80, his/her marks will be taken as – (60/80)*100 = 75
  • If a candidate appeared for Class 12 exam in the previous year and reappears for any one or two subjects in the current year, then previous year’s marks will be considered
  • If a candidate appeared for Class 12 exam in the previous year but reappears for all 5 exams in the current year, then the higher score out of both will get considered.

Difference Between Percentage and Percentile

Often candidates get obscured of the difference between a percentage score and percentile. However, both terms are completely different from one another.

  • A percentage score is marks obtained by a candidate from the aggregate of 100.
  • On the other hand, a percentile is a term used to define the percentage a candidate secures below particular marks.

Example – Suppose a candidate has secured 85 percent marks. This is the marks secured out of 100, wherein he/she has scored 85. If the total is 200, it will be 170 and so on.

However, if a candidate mentions he/she has scored 85 percentile, that would mean 85 percent of all other candidates who have appeared for the examination have scored fewer marks than the candidate with 85 percentile.

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for JEE Main of Various Boards

The following tables show the JEE Main Top 20 Percentile cut off marks for the central and each of the different state boards in India. These figures are for the years 2018, 2017 and 2016. You can also download the official PDF of Top 20 Percentile Cutoff of JEE Main 2019 to 2017. There are some cases in which the figures were not available and have been marked as “NA”.

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for National Institute of Open Schooling –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 337 321 318 326 318
2017 443 427 412 388 388
2016 351 388 334 332 332

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff of Maharashtra HSC Board (Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 361 362 343 340 340
2017 343 344 326 323 323
2016 348 341 325 319 319

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Gujarat Board (Gujarat Secondary Education Board) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 342 321 308 284 284
2017 367 344 336 309 309
2016 363 339 331 304 304

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Rajasthan Board (Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 384 385 369 361 361
2017 401 403 385 379 379
2016 392 386 371 365 365

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Goa Board (Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 365 350 348 341 341
2017 370 357 336 316 316
2016 361 336 347 333 333

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Madhya Pradesh Board (Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 401 394 379 362 362
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 395 385 369 356 356

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Chhattisgarh Board (Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 374 380 362 355 355
2016 360 362 338 337 337

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Karnataka Board (Karnataka Board of Pre-University Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 432 419 359 379 359
2017 419 400 346 360 346
2016 435 409 377 386 377

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Kerala Board (Kerala Board of Public Examinations) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 446 425 400 396 396
2016 427 358 380 366 358

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Tamil Nadu Board (Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 425 431 392 383 383
2016 436 399 356 345 345

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Andhra Board (Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education)–

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 468 464 450 447 447
2017 474 470 457 452 452
2016 470 457 442 439 439

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Telangana Board (Telangana Board of Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 471 469 457 461 457
2017 467 464 454 456 454
2016 475 460 445 449 445

Top 20 Percentile of UP Board (Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 338 325 314 313 313
2017 355 344 331 337 331
2016 405 395 381 387 381

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Uttaranchal Board (Uttaranchal Shiksha evam Pariksha Parishad) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 341 323 309 310 309

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Haryana Board (Haryana Board of Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 406 400 383 303 303
2016 395 393 374 NA 374

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Punjab Board (Punjab School Education Board) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 374.45 375.55 364.45 361.1 361.1
2017 406 403 388 392 388
2016 415 410 401 397 397

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for HP Board (Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 402 394 390 389 389
2017 375 361 355 358 355
2016 397 385 380 379 379

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for J&K Board (Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 401 408 309 NA NA
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 409 NA NA NA 409

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 376 374 362 326 326

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Odisha Board (Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 331 NA 302 276 276
2016 310 NA 278 249 249

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Assam Board (Assam Higher Secondary Education Council) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 360 357 346 323 323
2017 364 359 348 300 300
2016 349 351 343 335 335

Top 20 Percentile of Bihar Board (Bihar Intermediate Education Council) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 293 287 279 284 279
2017 313 307 300 303 300
2016 315 308 297 300 297

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Jharkhand Board (Jharkhand Academic Council) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 321 332 310 306 306
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 303 310 288 281 281

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Manipur Board (Manipur Council of Higher Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 304 320 309 295 295
2017 443 427 412 388 388
2016 347 350 339 326 326

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Meghalaya Board (Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 345 326 295 312 295
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 308 335 281 293 281

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Mizoram Board (Mizoram Board of School Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 364 301 337 346 301
2017 359 342 345 347 342
2016 369 427 314 336 314

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Tripura Board (Tripura Board of Secondary Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 343 NA 330 287 287
2017 348 NA 330 304 304
2016 299 NA 283 233 233

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Nagaland Board (Nagaland Board of School Education) –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 381 371 349 340 340
2017 349 362 335 318 318
2016 333 311 321 295 295

Percentile Cutoffs of Universities

The following are the top 20 percentile cutoff marks for various universities and other schools offering technical courses –

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 416 NA NA NA 404

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 400 NA NA NA 400
2016 404 NA NA NA 404

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 469 418 452 378 378
2016 NA NA NA NA NA

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 429 421 387 NA 387
2016 437 400 420 306 306

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 394 398 383 382 382

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Haryana Open School, Bhiwani –

Year GEN OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
2018 NA NA NA NA NA
2017 NA NA NA NA NA
2016 334 323 319 303 303

There are three national boards in JEE Main which are Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISC), and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). The CBSE and ISC have a higher cut off than NIOS.

JEE Main Rank Predictor 2020

Last updated on September 11th, 2020 at 07:50 pm

JEE Main (Joint Engineering Entrance) is the engineering entrance exam for admission to B.Tech programs in prominent engineering colleges. With the national level test successfully conducted by NTA, candidates can make use of JEE Main Rank Predictor, to anticipate the rank and colleges for that rank based on your expected scores.

  • Several lakh candidates register for JEE Main to avail admission in top IITs and NITs.
  • Everyone tends to remain anxious regarding the marks that they would secure as the score forms the primary basis for merit list preparation and seat allotment.
  • The use of rank predictor can also influence your decision for appearing in other engineering exams.
  • The counselling & seat allotment would be conducted jointly for candidates from both sessions.

Therefore, JEE Main Rank Predictor would facilitate your decision of choosing and securing your dream college.

JEE Main Rank Predictor 2020

About JEE Main Rank Predictor 2020

JEE Main Rank Predictor is developed for candidates to make data-driven decisions rather than static predictions in regards to. In order for using this user-friendly tool, candidates are not required to complete any multi step registration process.

Candidates have to input other details like score, their category and the year they appeared for the JEE Main and class 12th exam and later click on Predict Now button in order to know the possible rank of the student. Below listed is the entire procedure from steps to use the predictor to registration.

Candidates who wish to use the JEE Main Rank Predictor can check out the stepwise process mentioned below for accurate results:

JEE Main Rank Predictor

Step 1 – Personal Details

All the candidates should first add the essential details like Name, Mobile Number, registered Email Address in order to use the JEE Main tool. There is a strict data privacy adherence policy and no details will be shared with third-party vendors other than for direct correspondence.

Step 2 – Fill-in the relevant details

After filling all the personal details, the next step for aspirants is to fill-in in the required details for accurate rank prediction.

  • Fill in the expected marks one wishes in to gain in the JEE Main 2020
  • Select a category from the drop-down menu in the rank predictor tool.
  • Enter examination date  and registration no. for JEE Main 2020
  • Select the year of passing 10+2.
  • Also, choose the preferred location and preferred branch.

Step 3 – Result

After students have provided the mentioned details, the rank predictor for JEE Main 2020 will render results upon clicking on “See Result” or candidates can click on “Reset” to rectify any particulars.

How is Rank displayed in JEE Main Rank Predictor?

The Rank predictor will display rank based on the expected score in JEE Main and the category they specify, as the cut off for each category is different. After filling details in JEE Main Rank Predictor, the candidate will be able to predict the final rank they can expect to obtain and list of colleges that will allocate seats based on their expected ranks.

JEE Main Rank Predictor, in addition, will also display the possible qualifying status of the aspirant while attempting the JEE Advanced 2020.

Important Points to Remember

  • Candidates need to provide accurate details in the required fields of Rank Predictor before using it.
  • After the following process mentioned above, the rank displayed will provide a clear picture of the subsequent steps to be taken.
  • The result for the JEE Main 2020 Rank Predictor will be displayed based on fulfilling the following points:
    • A list of colleges wherein the candidate can avail admission based on the rank is calculated according to trends of the previous year.
    • Rank displayed in the Predictor is based solely on the details provided by the student i.e., year of passing class 12, expected marks in JEE Main 2020, and other details.

Declaration of JEE Main Result

JEE Main Result 2020 declared on January 17, 2020, for the session held in January whereas the result for the JEE Main 2020 session held in April will be released on April 30, 2020. JEE Main Counselling 2020 by JoSAA will be conducted in the month of June-January for all the shortlisted candidates.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys (Released), Response Sheet and How To Challenge

Last updated on September 19th, 2020 at 11:34 am

The JEE Main Final Answer Key have been released by NTA on 11th September 2020. Recently, JEE Main 2020 April/September Session Exam was conducted from September 1 to 6, 2020. Check Paper Analysis Here


Update: NTA has announced the JEE Main Results 2020 for April / September session for Paper 1 (B.Tech). 24 students have scored a full 100 percentile. Check Results Here


JEE Main 2020 Final Answer Keys & Response Sheet

NTA released JEE Main 2020 Final Answer Keys for all papers and shifts. Aspirants can download the JEE Main April / September 2020 Final Answer Key PDFs from the table below-

Papers January Answer Key April/September Answer Key
B.E/ B. Tech Download Here  Download Here (Official)
B.Arch & B.Plan Download Here Download Here (Official)

Also Read

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys By Resonance (For April/September Session)

Given below are JEE Main Answer Keys 2020 by Resonance. The answers and solutions are from memory-based question papers of JEE Main April / September 2020 session.

Date Shift JEE Main Answer Keys (With Solutions)
September 2, 2020 Morning Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 2, 2020 Evening Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 3, 2020 Morning Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 3, 2020 Evening Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 4, 2020 Morning Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 4, 2020 Evening Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 5, 2020 Morning Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 5, 2020 Evening Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 6, 2020 Morning Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics
September 6, 2020 Evening Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics

Important Dates for JEE Main Answer Keys 2020

The events related to JEE Main 2020 answer key taking place are as follows-

Event April Session
Commencement of JEE Main 2020 exam 1st September- 6th September 2020
Availability of Answer Keys by NTA September 8th
Last date for the submission of objection related to JEE Main answer key September 10th (Closed)

Also Read | JEE Main 2020 Question Paper With Solutions

JEE Main Answer Keys by Resonance – January 7

The official JEE Main answer keys have been released by NTA for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 & 3. Candidates can download the answer keys and question papers PDF by resonance from below links:

Subject Morning Shift Evening Shift
Physics Download Download
Chemistry Download Download
Mathematics Download Download
Overall Analysis Download Download

JEE Main Answer Keys by Resonance– January 8

Experts say that there will be an increment in this year’s cut off as the number of registrants has increased and moderate question papers have been set.

Subject Morning Shift Evening Shift
Physics Download Download
Chemistry Download Download
Mathematics Download Download
Overall Analysis Download Download

JEE Main Answer Key plays a crucial role as most candidates can plan their next move i.e., registering for counselling and seat allotment process based on their tentative scores.

Also Check | JEE Main Counselling Process

JEE Main Answer Keys by Resonance – January 9

Subject Morning Shift Evening Shift
Physics Download Download
Chemistry Download Download
Mathematics Download Download
Overall Analysis Download Download

How to Download JEE Main 2020 Official Answer Key?

  1. Students can easily download the JEE Main answer key by visiting the official website.
  2. For successfully getting the answer key, students need to follow the given steps:
  • Open the official website of JEE Main
  • Click on the “View Answer Key and Question Paper” link.
  • Students will be redirected to Login page
  • Enter application number, password or date of birth, and then click on the Sign-in button
  • The JEE Main Response Sheet and Answer Key will appear on the screen
  • After that students can cross-check the answer with correct option ID

Students are advised to download and take the printout of the JEE Main 2020 answer key for future reference.

How to Challenge JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?

  1. If according to the student, the answer marked in the JEE Main 2020 answer key is not correct, then he/ she can challenge that particular answer in the JEE Main 2020 Answer key.
  2. Applicants can challenge the answer key through online mode only along with the relevant proof.
  3. To raise the objection, students need to pay an objection fee INR 1000/- for each question by credit card/debit card / net banking.

Steps to submit objection related to JEE Main 2020 Answer Key is as follows:

  • Login to the official website.
  • Click on “Challenge answer key” or “Challenge record responses”Login page to check JEE Main 2020 Answer key
  • From the recorded responses/response sheet, select the question number and enter the “answer” mentioned as well as the “claimed answer”. Then click “add to the claim list”.Check JEE Main answer key 2020
  • For the challenge answer key, add details such as question number, book number, your answer and claimed answer. Then click “add it to the claim list”.challenge JEE Main Answer key
  • After selecting all the questions for the challenge, pay the required fee using debit/credit card.

Note: The fee is non-refundable under any circumstance. The decision of the board in this regard will be considered final and no further clarification will be provided.

Calculating Scores with JEE Main Answer Key 2020

  1. The primary purpose of any JEE Main answer key is to allow candidates to calculate their tentative scores and reduce their anxiety before the declaration of the final result.
  2. To calculate scores for JEE main, students need to follow the given steps and formula:
  • Download the JEE Main 2020 answer key and cross-check the answers.
  • Add marks for the correct answers and deduct marks from incorrect answers.
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded whereas, for each incorrect answer, -1 mark will be deducted.

JEE Main 2020 Result will be based on the final answer key and no challenges will be entertained after that.

JEE Main MCQ formula: 4 X No. of correct answers – 1 X Number of incorrect answers/ multiple answers marked.

Formula for JEE Main 2020 numerical type questions

JEE Main numerical = 4 x Number of Correct Answers

Previous Year JEE Main Answer Keys 2019 January

Candidates can download previous year question papers and answer key PDFs from various sessions of JEE Main 2019 January from the links provided in table below:

JEE Main 2019 January Session Sessions Question Papers Answer Key
January 8, 2019 (Paper 2) Forenoon Session Click Here Click Here
Afternoon Session
January 9, 2019 (Paper 1) Forenoon Session Click Here ClickHere
Afternoon Session Click Here Click Here
January 10, 2019 (Paper 1) Forenoon Session Click Here Click Here
Afternoon Session Click Here Click Here
January 11, 2019 (Paper 1) Forenoon Session Click Here Click Here
Afternoon Session Click Here Click Here
January 12, 2019 (Paper 1) Forenoon Session Click Here Click Here
Afternoon Session Click Here Click Here

JEE Main Answer Key 2019 January (B.Arch)

JEE Main Paper 2 Shift Question Paper Answer Key
Shift 1 Click Here Click Here
Shift 2 Click Here

Official Answer Key for JEE Main 2018

Paper 1

  • Previous years’ answer key plays an important role in judging the authenticity of answers.
  • Candidates can download PDF of the official answer key for the previous year along with their question paper PDFs.
Question Paper Code Question Paper Official Answer Key
Code A Click Here Click Here
Code B Click Here Click Here
Code C Click Here Click Here
Code D Click Here Click Here

Paper 2

  • This table caters to the official answer key PDFs for JEE Main 2018 Paper 2-
Question Paper Code Official Answer Key
Set R Click Here
Set S Click Here
Set T Click Here
Set U Click Here

Official Answer Keys for Online Paper

  • This table provides you with the links to the official Answer Key PDFs for computer-based JEE Main 2018 Exam conducted on 15-16 April.
Official Question Papers Official Answer Key
15 April 2018 (Morning Session) Click Here
15 April 2018 (Evening Session) Click Here
16 April 2018 (Morning Session) Click Here

2018 JEE Main Answer Keys by Coaching Centers

  • Coaching centers from all over India released their own Answer Keys for JEE Main 2018 to let the candidates tabulate a probable score.
  • Few of these are Allen Kota, FIITJEE, Resonance etc.

Download the answer key PDFs by various coaching institutes in the table below.

Code A and B

Name of the Coaching Institute Code A Code B
Aakash Institute Click Here Click here
FIITJEE Click here Click here
Allen Kota Click here Click here
Resonance Click here Click here
Rao IIT Academy Click here Click here
Motion IIT-JEE Click here Click here
Plancess Click here Click here
Career Point Click here Click here
IITians Pace Academy Click here Click here
Sri Chaitanya Click here Click here
Narayana Click here Click here

Code C and D

Name of the Coaching Institute Code C Code D
Aakash Institute Click here Click here
FIITJEE Click here Click here
Allen Kota Click here Click here
Resonance Click here Click here
Rao IIT Academy Click here Click here
Motion IIT-JEE Click here Click here
Plancess Click here Click here
Career Point Click here Click here
IITians Pace Academy Click here Click here
Sri Chaitanya Click here Click here
Narayana Click here Click here

JEE Main Answer Keys 2017

  • Almost 12 lakhs students appeared for JEE Main 2017.
  • Candidates who had taken the exam claimed that the Mathematics section was difficult, Physics was moderately difficult and Chemistry was easy.
  • Click on the links below to check the question papers and answer key for the year 2017.
JEE Main 2017 Papers Question paper Answer key
JEE Main April 2 (Set A) Click here Click here
JEE Main April 2 (Set B) Click here Click here
JEE Main April 2 (Set C) Click here Click here
JEE Main April 2 (Set D) Click here Click here
JEE Main April 8 Click here Click here
JEE Main April 9 Click here Click here

JEE Main 2017 Answer Key by Coaching Centers

The following table tabulates the answer key released by various coaching centers for JEE Main 2017.

Date Institute Question Paper Answer Keys
April 8, 2017 Motion Academy Click Here Click Here
April 9, 2017 Resonance Click Here Click Here

2017 Answer Keys for Offline Mode

  • JEE Main 2017 exam held on 2nd April was conducted in offline mode.
  • In the following table, JEE Main 2017 Papers along with their Answer Keys and Solutions are linked.
JEE Main 2017 Papers Question Papers Answer Keys
Code-A (English) Click here Click here
Code-B (English) Click here Click here
Code-C (English) Click here Click here
Code-D (English) Click here Click here
Code-A (Hindi) Click here Click here
Code-B (Hindi) Click here
Code-C (Hindi) Click here
Code-D (Hindi) Click here

JEE Main 2016 Answer Keys

The following table will help you explore the question paper and answer key for JEE Main 2016 Question papers:

JEE Main 2016 Papers Question Paper Answer Key
JEE Main Code – E (English) Click Here Click Here
JEE Main Code – F (English) Click Here  Click Here
JEE Main Code – G (English) Click Here Click Here
JEE Main Code – H (English) Click Here Click Here 
JEE Main Code – E (Hindi) Click Here  Click Here 
JEE Main Code – F (Hindi) Click Here  Click Here 
JEE Main Code – G (Hindi) Click Here  Click Here 
JEE Main Code – H (Hindi) Click Here  Click Here 

What after the JEE Main Answer Keys?

  1. JEE Main 2020 April/ September session results came out after the release of the answer key.
  2. The result was released on 11th September 2020.

How to Check JEE Main Result 2020?

  • Visit the official website – jeemain.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the View Result/ Scorecard Button.
  • Enter the security pin and click on the “Submit” option.
  • Verify and download the scorecard. Applicants must make sure that the details mentioned on the scorecard are correct and do not contradict with the admit card/hall ticket.
  • You can either save it as a PDF or get a printout of the scorecard and retain it for future use.

Details mentioned on the JEE Main Scorecard

The details mentioned on the scorecard are as follows:

Name of Applicant Date of Birth of Applicant
Mother’s and Father’s Name Roll Number of the Applicant
Nationality Applicant’s Photograph
State Code of Eligibility Signature
Gender Subject-wise NTA scores
Category Total NTA Score.

JEE Main 2020 Results – Steps to Calculate

  1. The JEE Main 2020 Result is calculated in the form of a percentile NTA score for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and a combined score.
  2. The NTA scores are obtained by the process of normalization, using the raw score gained by the candidates.
  3. The following formula is used to obtain the NTA score-How to calculate JEE Main result
  • The NTA scores of candidates in JEE Main exam will be used to compute the ranks.
  • The AIR and the scores obtained in Joint Entrance Exam have a direct relationship i.e. higher the scores, better the rank in JEE Main.
  • In case, two or more candidates score equal marks, then the tie-breaking rule or inter-se-merit will be applicable.
  • The tie-breaking rule is a criterion on which the candidate for higher rank will be selected if there is a tie or equivalence between marks of two candidates.
  • Usually, this does not affect the rank or percentile of a candidate by a huge degree.

FAQs on JEE Main Answer Keys

Q1. When will be the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key released?

Last updated on May 6th, 2020 at 08:07 am

Ans: The official Answer key for JEE Main 2020 January session released on the official website on 23 January 2020 and for the April session answer key will be released after the exam conducted in July.

Q2. How can I download the Answer Key for JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:45 pm

Ans: All the students will be able to download the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key from the official website of JEE Main i.e. https://jeemain.nic.in/. The students have to click on the link for downloading official Answer key and then enter their details like Application number, Date of birth to login and view the answer key. You can also download the image of the OMR sheet.

Q3. Is the answer key will be available for both online and offline exam?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:51 pm

Ans: Yes, CBSE will release the Answer key for both online and offline exams with the answer key for all sets.

Q4. Can I get the Answer key for JEE Main 2020 exam before the official date?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:52 pm

Ans: Yes, you may get the unofficial answer key for JEE Main 2020 before the actual announcement as many coaching institutes like Aakash, FITJEE release their answer key for the exam along with the solutions but this can differ from the official answer key. However, you can get a insight of the answer key by this.

Q5. Can I challenge any answer provided in the official Answer key for JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:53 pm

Ans: Yes, you can challenge any answer if you feel that the answer provided in the official answer key is incorrect.

Q6. What is the process of challenging the Answer key?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:53 pm

Ans: After the release of official Answer key, the students who disagree with the answer key, can file their objections online through a link available on the official website on 27th April 2020. The students will be required to file their objection online by entering their application details and filling the application fee of Rs 1000 per question. This fee is non-refundable.

Q7. What is the last date to submit objections regarding JEE Main Answer key?

Last updated on May 6th, 2020 at 08:09 am

Ans: The last date for submitting objections against the official JEE Main Answer key will be updated soon

Q8. How long will the link to download official Answer key for JEE Main 2020 be available?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:55 pm

Ans: The link to download the official JEE Main 2020 Answer key will be available from 24th April -27th April 2020.

Q9. What is the link for Answer key for Paper 1 Code A, held on 8th April?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:56 pm

Ans: The link for Answer key Paper 1 –Code A will be updated soon.

Q10. What is the link for Answer key for Paper 1 Code B, held on 8th April?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:57 pm

Ans: The link for Answer key Paper 1 –Code B will be updated soon.

Q11. What is the link for Answer key for Paper 1 Code C, held on 8th April?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:59 pm

Ans: The link for Answer key Paper 1 –Code C will be updated soon.

Q12. What is the link for Answer key for Paper 1 Code D, held on 8th April?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 05:59 pm

Ans: The link for Answer key Paper 1 –Code D will be updated soon.

Q13. How can I calculate my marks on the basis of Answer key released by NTA for JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 06:00 pm

Ans: On the basis of the official answer key, you can find your correct and incorrect answers. For each correct answer you will be awarded 4 marks and for each incorrect answer, there will be a deduction of 1 mark. So, the total marks = marks for correct answers- marks for incorrect answers.

Q14. What were the JEE Main 2017 cutoffs for General Candidates?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 06:00 pm

Ans: The Cutoff for JEE Main 2017 for general candidates was 81 marks.

Q15. What were the JEE Main 2017 cutoffs for OBC Candidates?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 06:00 pm

Ans: The Cutoff for JEE Main 2017 for OBC candidates was 49 marks.

Q16. What were the JEE Main 2017 cutoffs for SC Candidates?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 06:01 pm

Ans: The Cutoff for JEE Main 2017 for SC candidates was 32 marks.

Q17. What were the JEE Main 2017 cutoffs for ST Candidates?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 06:01 pm

Ans: The Cutoff for JEE Main 2017 for ST candidates was 27 marks.

Q18. What is the expected cutoff of JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 at 06:03 pm

Ans: The expected cutoff will be updated soon.

Q 19.When will the official JEE Main 2020 answer key be released?

Last updated on September 14th, 2020 at 04:52 pm

Answer: JEE Main 2020 answer key has been released by NTA on 8th September 2020.

Q20.What is displayed on the official answer key released by NTA?

Last updated on September 14th, 2020 at 04:53 pm

Answer: The official answer key has Question IDs and Correct Answer IDs displayed on it.

Q21.How can the candidates raise objections against JEE Main 2020 answer key?

Last updated on September 14th, 2020 at 04:53 pm

Answer: Candidates can raise objections by filling the form and paying the fees which is INR 1000 per question.

Q22.What is a good score in the JEE Main exam?

Last updated on September 14th, 2020 at 04:57 pm

Answer: any score above 88-90 percentile is considered to be a good score.

Q23.How can I check the JEE Main answer key online?

Last updated on September 14th, 2020 at 04:57 pm

Answer: You can check the JEE Main answer key from the links given above.

Q24.Has NTA released the answer key for Paper 2?

Last updated on September 14th, 2020 at 04:58 pm

Answer: The answer key for Paper 2 has not been released.

JEE Main Result 2020 (Announced): Scorecard, Cut Off, Percentile

Last updated on October 1st, 2020 at 05:47 pm

JEE Main 2020 Result for April/September session is declared on 11th September 2020. NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys for all papers along with the candidates response sheets. The same can be downloaded from the official website.

  • Top 2,50,000 JEE Main takers will be eligible for JEE Advanced.
  • Qualifying Cut Off will not be mentioned on the scorecard this year.
  • Due to low participation in the September 2020 session, it is expected that the cut off will decrease.

Direct Link to Download JEE Main April / September 2020 Scorecard

JEE Main 2020 Result: Important Dates

Given below are the important dates for JEE Main Result 2020-

Events Dates
JEE Main Exam Dates 1st September- 6th September 2020
JEE Main Answer Key (Final) 11th September
JEE Main Result 11th September (Announced)
JEE Main Counselling Begins 6th October (Tentative)

Candidates can predict their rank using JEE Main Rank Predictor here.

  • The final cut off will be declared after compiling JEE Main Result 2020 scores of January and April session.
  • This will be done using the normalization process.
  • As a result, scores are adjusted depending upon the difficulty level of each paper. 

JEE Main Result 2020 for April Session will be declared for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech), Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning) separately.

Also Check

  1. JEE Main 2020 Expected Cut Off
  2. JEE Main 2020 Normalization Process
  3. JEE Main 100 Percentile Toppers – April / September 2020

How to Check JEE Main 2020 Result?

To check your JEE Main Result 2020 for January session, candidates have to visit the official site and login with their details.


Steps to check the JEE Main Result 2020 and downloading the scorecard are mentioned below:

JEE Main Official Site

  • Now click on the View Result/Scorecard button.
  • After that, enter the required details such as Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin.

JEE Main Enter Details

  • Then, enter the security pin as given in the picture.
  • Further, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Verify and Download JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard.
  • Lastly, save it as a PDF file or take a print out of JEE Main 2020 Scorecard for future use.

Applicants check whether JEE Main 2020 Scorecard is correct. Furthermore, they should also match the same with their JEE Main Admit Card/Hall Ticket.

Details mentioned on JEE Main Scorecard

Following are the particulars display on the scorecard:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Nationality
  • State
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Date of Birth of the applicant
  • Roll number of the applicant
  • Applicant’s photograph
  • Signature
  • Subject wise NTA scores
  • Total NTA Score
  • Cut Off to Qualify for JEE Advanced 2020

Sample of JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard

Given below is an image of the JEE Main Scorecard. The format of scorecard changes from year to year. The image below is from the JEE Main 2020 Result for April / September 2020 session.

Sample of NTA JEE Main 2020 Scorecard
JEE Main Score Card 2020

Scores of each examination are segregated in the JEE Main Result 2020 of JEE Main Scorecard. NTA explains how the NTA Score of a candidate is calculated. As visible in the image above, these scores are normalized according to relative performance and difficulty levels of the JEE Main examination.

JEE Main Result 2020: Toppers List

The list of 24 toppers who scored a full 100 percentile or NTA score in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 (April / September session) is given below-

S. No Application No Candidate Name State
1 200310012227 Nisarg Chadha Gujarat
2 200310032843 Gurkirat Singh Delhi (NCT)
3 200310041891 Divyanshu Agarwal Haryana
4 200310065452 Landa Jitendra Andhra Pradesh
5 200310071309 Swayam Shashank Chube Maharashtra
6 200310120506 Nishant Agarwal Delhi (NCT)
7 200310145653 Y S S Narasimha Naidu Andhra Pradesh
8 200310151723 R Muhender Raj Rajasthan
9 200310166791 Parth Dwivedi Rajasthan
10 200310176112 Harshvardhan Agarwal Haryana
11 200310185804 Tushar Sethi Delhi (NCT)
12 200310226303 Vadapalli Arvind Narasimha Telangana
13 200310326138 Chirag Falor Delhi (NCT)
14 200310386279 Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy Telangana
15 200310404791 Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar Andhra Pradesh
16 200310423914 Akhil Agrawal Rajasthan
17 200310436560 Akhil Jain Rajasthan
18 200310437355 Chukka Tanuja Telangana
19 200310504229 Shiva Krishna Sagi Telangana
20 200310566235 Deeti Yeshash Chandra Telangana
21 200310574091 Morreddigari Likhith Reddy Telangana
22 200310585775 Rachapalle Shashank Anirudh Telangana
23 200310594754 Rongala Arun Siddardha Telangana
24 200310713902 Laksh Gupta Delhi (NCT)

JEE Main Result 2019 – Toppers

NTA will release the Topper list of JEE Main April session after the JEE Main 2020 Result declaration. Meanwhile, candidates can check below the list of top percentile scorers of JEE Main Result 2019 Toppers list published by NTA.

JEE Main Top Percentile Scorers (NTA Score)

Sr.No Application Number Name of the Candidate State Name
1 190310042962 Shubham Srivastava Delhi
2 190310208678 Kevin Martin Karnataka
3 190310086378 Dhruv Arora Madhya Pradesh
4 190310378068 Jayesh Singla Punjab
5 190310244684 Battepati Karthikeya Telangana
6 190310263619 Nishant Abhangi Rajasthan
7 190310126508 Adelly Sai Kiran Telangana
8 190310167837 Viswanath K Telangana
9 190310167372 Konda Renu Andhra Pradesh
10 190310274885 Abhay Pratap Singh Rathore Madhya Pradesh
11 190310139257 Sambit Behera Rajasthan
12 190310240908 Shubhankar Gambhir Rajasthan
13 190310324762 Ankit Kumar Misra Maharashtra
14 190310204122 Himanshu Gaurav Singh Uttar Pradesh
15 190310059556 Prakhar Jagwani Madhya Pradesh
16 190310036034 Dravya Marwaha Haryana
17 190310150035 Naman Gupta Uttar Pradesh
18 190310597090 Gupta Kartikey Chandresh Maharashtra
19 190310166518 Yindukuri Jayanth Phani Sai Telangana
20 190310238084 Samiksha Das Rajasthan
21 190310131614 Bojja Chetan Reddy Andhra Pradesh
22 190310122769 Gudipaty Aniket Jharkhand
23 190310357149 Jitender Kumar Yadav Haryana
24 190310096437 Raj Aryan Agrawal Maharashtra

JEE Main 2020 Seat Matrix

JEE Main 2020 Seat Matrix shows the number of seats available from JEE Main towards NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Other than this, seats are available in other private colleges as well. The Seat Matrix includes seats for all the institutions taking part in the Counselling Process of JEE Main 2020. Given below is an estimated data of JEE Main 2020 Seat Matrix based on the data of previous years.

Category Total Seats GFTIs IIITs NITs IITs
Open 19713 2898 1991 8897 5927
Open-PWD 962 146 91 442 283
SC 6391 796 663 2993 1939
SC-PWD 343 43 43 160 97
ST 395 459 340 1827 969
ST-PWD 197 21 14 108 54
OBC 10972 1061 1200 5212 3499
OBC – PWD 566 59 66 272 169
Total Seats 38704 5635 4449 17452 11168

How to calculate JEE Main 2020 Result?

The JEE Main Result 2020 is calculated in the form of a percentile NTA score for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and a combined score. The NTA scores are obtained by normalization. This is done using the raw score gained by the candidates. The following formula is used to obtain the NTA score-

Calculate JEE Main 2020 Result

The NTA scores of candidates in JEE Main exam will be used to compute the ranks. The AIR is affected directly by the scores obtained in Joint Entrance Exam i.e. higher the scores, better the rank in JEE Main. In case, two or more candidates score equal marks, then the tie-breaking rule or inter-se-merit will be applicable.

Is the Percentile Score and NTA Score the same?

Yes, Percentile score and NTA score of JEE Main Result 2020 are the same things. Although, there is a slight difference in the calculation which gives the chance of scoring a full 100 NTA score to candidates. The percentile score is an easier form of representing the rank of a candidate appearing for the examination. The Normalized NTA score is usually calculated after representing the scores on a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session. JEE Main Result 2020 has-

  1. Firstly, NTA Score for Subject 1
  2. Secondly, NTA Score for Subject 2
  3. NTA Score for Subject 3
  4. Lastly, total NTA Score

According to the official website of NTA or Information Bulletin published by NTA, “The Percentile Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW (same or lower raw scores) that particular Percentile in that examination. Therefore, the topper (highest score) of each session gets the same Percentile of 100 which is desirable. The marks obtained in between the highest and lowest scores are also converted to appropriate Percentiles.”

How is the JEE Main Result 2020 compiled from two sessions?

As given above, NTA scores of all 3 subjects and the total NTA Score are given in the JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard. For candidates attempting both, January and April session of JEE Main 2020, scores will be merged. This does not mean that the score will be added all together.

  • A comparison will be made in NTA scores of each subject.
  • Then, the final NTA score will be considered from the attempt with two or more greater NTA scores compared to the other attempt (best of two).
  • Furthermore, final NTA Score will be based on the attempt considered as above.
  • Lastly, this NTA score will also be used for Merit Lists/Rankings.

Normalization Procedure for JEE Main 2020 Result

Various sets of JEE Main 2020 papers are designed for each shift. To maintain equivalence of scores, no two shifts have the same question repeating. However, the difficulty level of these papers from various sessions might not remain the same. Thus, a few candidates may ultimately attempt a relatively tougher set of questions when compared to other sets.

The candidates who attempt the comparatively difficult examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempt the easier one. To overcome such a situation, “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used. This is to ensure that candidates are neither at a benefit or a disadvantage because of the various difficulty levels of the examination. Thus, To bring asymmetry over the difficulty scale with context to the issues mentioned above, the Normalization Procedure will be used for JEE Main 2020.

How do top scorers benefit from Normalization Procedure?

The Percentile Score and NTA Score of a candidate is the same. But it might still be unclear how two candidates – one scoring 332 marks in a particular shift, while other scoring 346 marks in another shift – would have a full 100 NTA Score. Given below is an example of the same-

Suppose the examination was held on two days in two shifts. This will be calculated as 4 sessions.

Normalization Procedure Benefit

Now, in all these sessions, the highest raw scorer will always have the highest NTA Score i.e. 100. Consequntly, 100% of candidates in that particular session have a score equal to or less than the highest scorer/topper for the particular session. Given below is a table for calculation of NTA scores (percentile) of toppers.

NTA Score Calculation

This shows that all the highest raw scores would be normalized to 100 Percentile Score for their respective session in JEE Main 2020 using the Normalization Procedure.

Tie-Breaking Rule for JEE Main 2020 Result

Tie-breaker rule is nothing but the criteria on which the candidate for higher rank will be selected if there is a tie or equivalence between marks of two candidates. Usually, this does not affect the rank or percentile of a candidate by huge degree. Given below are the rules for various Papers of JEE Main 2020.

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E)

The NTA score of the following subjects are considered – 

  • Mathematics: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Mathematics will be ranked higher
  • Physics: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Physics will be ranked higher
  • Chemistry: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Chemistry will be ranked higher
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate between the two will be ranked higher 

Note: In case the tie still remains undetermined, the same rank is given to both the candidates.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 (B.Arch)

Let us see how the NTA scores in the following subjects are considered – 

  • Mathematics: Candidate who scores higher marks in maths section will be given a higher rank
  • Aptitude Test: Candidate with a higher score in the aptitude test will be allotted a higher rank
  • Drawing Test: Candidate with higher scores in the drawing test will be allotted a higher rank
  • Less negative response: Candidates having lesser number of negative responses in the paper will be given a higher rank
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate will be ranked higher between the two

JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 (B.Planning)

Let us see how the NTA scores in the following subjects are considered:

  • Mathematics: Candidate who obtains higher marks in Mathematics section will be given a higher rank
  • Aptitude Test: If the tie remains, the candidate with a higher score in aptitude section will be given a higher rank
  • Planning Based Questions: If all rules above do not break the tie, then the candidate with higher marks in planning based questions will be given the higher rank
  • Less negative response: Candidate having less number of negative responses in the paper will be ranked higher
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate will be ranked higher between the two

JEE Main 2020 Marks Vs Rank

The following table depicts the approximate marks range for calculating the probable rank in JEE Main. The data given below is based on the old JEE Main Exam Pattern. For an analysis of this data, it is imperative to understand that the top 10 to 20 rankers of JEE Main usually score 40 to 50 marks below the maximum marks of the examination. It is also important to note that a rank of around 15,000 is considered good and will get you a percentile score of around 90 to 95%ile. Do remember that there are more than 11,00,000 applicants who appear for the JEE Main Examination.

Score Range Rank Range
285 – 300 1 – 100
275 – 284 100 – 200
260 – 274 200 – 500
250 – 259 500 – 100
240 – 249 1000 – 1500
220 – 239 1500 – 3500
200 – 219 3500 – 6000
180 – 199 6000 – 9500
150 – 180 9500 – 15000
120 – 149 15000 – 35000
<120 More than 35000

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys will be released after the Computer-based exam. Answer Keys are different for different sets of papers. This is because the questions in various sets are jumbled up. Although the questions of all the sets in a particular shift might be indifferent. The JEE Main Answer Keys will be released at www.jeemain.nic.in.

  • The answer keys will be available online until the result is announced.
  • Also, those who are not satisfied with the captured response can challenge the JEE Main official answer keys along with the proof.
  • A fee of INR 1000 per question will be charged for challenging the answer keys. Also, the JAB’s/CBSE’s decision on the challenges will be final.

Downloading JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys

For downloading the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key, students need to follow the steps given below-

  • First, open the official website of JEE Main.
  • Second, click on the “View Answer Key and Question Paper” link.
  • Then, students will be redirected to Login page.
  • After that, enter application number, password or date of birth, and then click on the Sign-in button
  • Further, the response key and answer key will appear on the screen
  • Lastly, students can cross-check the answer with correct option ID

Students are advised to download and take the printout of the JEE Main answer key for future reference. Given below are answer keys for JEE Main 2020 January Session.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Rank Lists

  • A rank list will be set up according to the marks obtained by the candidate in the JEE Main examination.
  • It will be released independently for paper 1 as well as paper 2. Check JEE Main Exam Pattern
  • Admissions will be provided according to the rank achieved in the entrance test.
  • The tie-breaking rule will be applied in case two or more applicants get equal marks.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Qualifying Cutoff

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff will be based on the overall data finally released by the Counselling Authority for JEE Main 2020. Meanwhile, candidates can check the JEE Main Cutoff for previous years to understand the trend seat allotment at highest and lowest ranks under various JEE Main Rank Lists.

JEE Main 2020 Expected Cutoff

Category Cutoff for Paper 1
Common Rank List 89
General-EWS 78
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 74
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44
PwD 0

JEE Main Cutoff 2019

Reservation Category JEE Main Cutoff for Paper 1
Common Rank List 89.7548849
General – EWS 78.2174869
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 74.3166557
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54.0128155
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44.3345172
PwD 0.1137173

JEE Main 2018 Cutoff Marks

Category Qualified 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

What factors change the JEE Main Cutoff?

A large number of factors might be responsible for a change in JEE Main Cut off. Joint Seat Allocation Board has announced that class 12th marks will not be given weightage for calculating AIRs in JEE Main 2020 Exam. Although colleges might weigh the same under their admission criteria. On the other hand, major IITs do not take candidates below the minimum aggregate of around 90% in 12th boards due to high competition for seats in top courses of top IITs. The following factors play a vital role in determining the JEE Main Cutoff every year-

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

JEE Main 2020 Counselling Process

3 main counselling authorities are established for JEE Main Counselling.. They are JoSAA, CSAB SFTI and CSAB NEUT – conducting in the same sequence as stated before. More than 100 institutes and universities participate in the JEE Main Counselling and the JEE Main Admissions Process. Given below is a brief detail about various counselling processes-

  • JoSAA Counselling is conducted for the qualified candidates of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Only IITs conduct counselling from JEE Advanced scores.
  • Then, CSAB SFTI is the separate counselling procedure held by Central Seat Allocation Board or CSAB for 17 Self-Financed Technical Institutions (shortened to SFTI).
  • Similarly, CSAB NEUT is conducted for supernumerary seats in the North East and Union Territories (shortened to NEUT).

JoSAA Counselling after JEE Main 2020 Result

JoSAA will hold JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment for JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates after the declaration of JEE Main 2020 Result.

  • A total of 6 rounds will be conducted for admission.
  • Based on marks scored in JEE Main, candidates will be called for JEE Main Counselling.
  • Also, 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) will be participating in JEE Main Counselling.
  • Furthermore, counselling for IITs is based on the JEE Advance 2020 Results.
  • Lastly, the entire seat allocation and admission process would be managed through centralized JEE Main Counselling.

Eligibility for Joint Seat Allocation under JEE Main Counselling

There are several criteria introduced by the authorities and the candidates who satisfy one or more criteria become eligible for participation in Joint Seat Allocation.

CRITERIA 1 Qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2020 for academic programs [excluding the preparatory courses] at IITs.
Performance in Class XII Examinations or any equivalent
CRITERIA 2 Qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2020 for preparatory courses at IITs
Performance in Class XII Examinations or any equivalent
CRITERIA 3 Secured a rank in JEE (Main) 2020 Paper-1 for B.E./B.Tech. programs at NITs, IIEST, IIITs and Other-GFTIs
Must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) examination* with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects. Further, the candidate should have passed each subject individually as well
Performance in Class XII Examinations or any equivalent
CRITERIA 4 Secured a rank in JEE (Main) 2020 Paper-2 for B.Arch./ B. Planning programs at NITs, IIEST, IIITs and Other-GFTIs
must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) examination* with Mathematics as one of the subjects. Further, the candidate should have passed each subject individually as well
Performance in Class XII Examinations or any equivalent

JEE Main 2020 Result: Participating Colleges

Several government-funded colleges that offer admission based on the JEE Mains Scores. Also, various institutes like NITs, IITs, IIITs, GFTIs, some state colleges fill their seats based on JEE Mains scores. Seats in private colleges are also filled using the scores of JEE Mains. Candidates are advised to check how JoSAA works to avoid mistakes in the counselling process.

National Institute Of Technology (NITs)

The admission in the National Institute of Technology (NITs) are based on JEE Mains scores. JoSAA conducts the counselling for NITs across the country. There are 31 NITs in the country. They are also categorised under autonomous public institutes. Furthermore, out of the 31 NITs, 11 are relatively newly established while the remaining 20 are old engineering institutes. They are:

  1. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Haryana)
  2. National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  3. National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
  4. National Institute of Technology, Goa
  5. National Institute of Technology, Agartala
  6. National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  7. National Institute of Technology, Manipur (Imphal)
  8. Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  9. National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam)
  10. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)
  11. National Institute of Technology, Nagaland
  12. Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  13. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
  14. National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
  15. National Institute of Technology, Warangal (Tamil Nadu)

Indian Institute Of Information Technology (IIITs)

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are autonomous institutions. They offer technical education focused on Information Technology and Communication Studies. In addition to IITs and NITs, IIITs are popular among the students too.

There are 25 IIITs, five of which are listed as the Institutes of National Importance.

  1. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Pune
  3. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati
  4. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)
  5. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Goa
  6. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  8. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (Gujarat)
  9. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota (Rajasthan)
  10. Indian Institute of Information Technology and Design and Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  11. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittaur (Andhra Pradesh)
  12. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Manipur (Imphal)
  13. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sonepat (Haryana)
  14. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFITs) accepts JEE Mains scores for the admission in B.Tech/ B.E. courses. In addition, the allotment of B.Tech seats in GFTIs is based on JEE Main cutoff score. JoSAA conducts JEE Main counselling and seat allotment process for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. Some popular GFITs that offer admissions on the basis of JEE Mains score are:

  1. Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
  2. National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  3. Assam University, Silchar, Assam
  4. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
  5. Mizoram University, Aizawl
  6. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  7. Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  8. J.K. Institute of Applied Physics and Technology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  9. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  10. Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
  11. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  12. School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
  13. Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  14. National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  15. School of Engineering and Technology, Mizoram

States which accept JEE Main 2020 Result

Some states do accept the scores of JEE Mains. The seats in all the engineering colleges of the states are filled by the counselling which is done on the basis of the scores obtained in JEE mains examination. The states that accept the score of JEE Mains are listed below:

  1. Nagaland
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Punjab
  4. Rajasthan
  5. Uttarakhand
  6. New Delhi
  7. Haryana
  8. Odisha

Delhi Colleges accepting JEE Main 2020 Result

Many engineering institutes in New Delhi accept the scores of JEE Mains.  These colleges have highly qualified and well-experienced faculty. Further, they have good placement records too. In addition, they release their own cut off after the release of the JEE Mains cut off. Therefore, admissions are done bases on the cut off announced by them.

  1. Delhi Technical University (DTU), New Delhi
  2. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), New Delhi
  3. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  5. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  6. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi
  7. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  8. Apeejay Satya University, New Delhi
  9. Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUw), New Delhi
  10. National Institute of Technology, New Delhi

Private Colleges accepting JEE Main 2020 Result

Some private institutes also accept the JEE Mains scores. They offer admission in the B.Tech/B.E Courses to the engineering aspirants. Owing to this, we have a  list of some of the famous private engineering colleges:

  1. Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  2. IISC Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  3. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab
  4. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  5. PEC Punjab University of Technology, Chandigarh
  6. Jaypee Institute of Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Amity Institute of Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  8. AISECT University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  9. Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  10. Techno India University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  11. ITM University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  12. Dr KN Modi University, Tonk, Rajasthan
  13. Bhagwant University, Amer, Rajasthan
  14. Amity School of Engineering, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  15. Amity University, Gurgaon, Haryana