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Top 10 NITs Accepting JEE Main score

National Institutes of Technology or commonly known as NITs are autonomous public institutes. These technical and research universities are considered highly esteemed around the world. There are a total of 31 NITs located at various locations across India. After the most prestigious IITs, it is the NITs that fall in the same row as per the NIRF ranking. The all India rank secured by an individual in the JEE Mains leads to the JoSAA counselling which is the ultimate process of securing admission in a B.Tech course. The NITs altogether have 17868 seats for the undergraduate engineering programs.

  • The JEE Main scores are the pathway to securing a B.Tech seat in NITs.
  • A candidate can check their ranking and suitable institutes accordingly once the cutoff list is released.
  • Apart from the JEE Main scores, the marks secured by a student in XII are also considered during the selection process.

The JEE Main 2020 Result for January session has already been released by NTA. In this article, we discuss the top 10 NITs across India as well as the course wise opening as well as the closing rank list of each institute.

List of all the NITs across India

NITs hold the second position after IITs as the most reputed engineering colleges in India

Rank (Amongst NITs) Name State NIRF Score NIRF Ranking
1 NIT Trichy Tamil Nadu 61.62 10
2 NIT Rourkela Odisha 57.75 16
3 NIT Karnataka Karnataka 55.25 21
4 NIT Warangal Telangana 53.21 26
5 NIT Calicut Kerala 52.69 28
6 V-NIT Maharashtra 51.27 31
7 NIT Kurukshetra Haryana 47.58 41
7 MN-NIT Uttar Pradesh 47.49 42
8 NIT Durgapur West Bengal 46.47 46
9 NIT Silchar Assam 45.61 51
10 M-NIT Rajasthan 45.20 53
11 SV-NIT Gujarat 41.88 58
12 NIT Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh 41.48 60
13 MA-NIT Madhya Pradesh 40.98 62
14 NITIE Maharashtra 40.48 66
15 NIT Meghalaya Meghalaya 40.32 67
16 NITSRI Srinagar 55.30 67
17 NIT Agartala Tripura 39.53 70
18 NIT Raipur Chhattisgarh 39.09 74
19 NIT Goa Goa 37.06 87
20 NITJ Jalandhar Jalandhar 35.01 113

Benefits of Pursuing B.E/B.Tech Course from NITs

Some courses are the most popular that students want to pursue from NITs are Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. NITs have the various club to enhance talent. NITs run many projects which are centrally and internationally funded. Students can work on these projects to enhance their skills.

  1. The level of the study and culture provided at NITs are similar to IITs.
  2. The placement package provided at NITs can reach to INR 40LPA.
  3. The fee at NITs is cheaper than IITs and other engineering colleges.
  4. Scholarships provided at NITs based on JEE Main and class 12th marks.

Top 10 NITs in India

It is of utmost importance for every candidate to be well aware of their choice of the institute. Learning about the cut off scores, other eligibility criteria’s, academic facilities, campus and other such crucial details helps in saving time and energy during the admission process.

NIT Trichy Highlights

State Tamil Nadu
Official Website https://www.nitt.edu
Affiliation Govt. of India (Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D.
Exam JEE/NATA/CAT/GRE/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 161,250
Scholarships 7 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 6 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 9
Seats 785

On-Campus Facilities:

  • Famously known as the best NIT in India, the campus and facilities at this institute stand true to their fame.
  • The campus has minimal pollution as no fuel or power-based vehicles are around inside the gates, making the entire atmosphere environment friendly.
  • Situated right near the highway makes it easier for students to access many amenities.
  • The campus has the famous coffee shop brand CCD, giving students a piece of the outside world right inside.
  • Students must follow the mandatory hostel returning timings i.e 9:00 PM on weekdays and 9:30 PM on weekends.

NITRKL Rourkela Highlights

State Odisha
Official Website https://www.nitrkl.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D., Part-Time
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 178,000
Scholarships 4 Scholarships Provided
Average Package INR 5 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 14
Seats 747

On-Campus Facilities:

  • NIT Rourkela is one of the finest campuses in India.
  • The hostels in the campus have no timing restrictions, students are free to enter and exit at all times.
  • The institute promotes hobbies and extracurricular activities through their 60 clubs, there is something for everyone.
  • The students have no classes on weekends and can spend their time around the campus garden.
  • Garden fest, INNOVISION and NITRUTSAV are three major festivals related to tech and cultural activities that take place annually.

NITK Karnataka Highlights

State Karnataka
Official Website https://www.nitk.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE
Mode of Application Offline
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 151,456
Scholarships 5 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 7.73 LPA
B.Tech Programm 8
Seats 782

On-Campus Facilities:

  • Located in Mangalore, the NIT Karnataka is the only NIT across India with a CSD Virtual Lab and NextGen 3D Lab.
  • The institute promotes startup ideas suggested by students and encourages them to take steps forward.
  • The institute is one among three NITs to have an on-campus swimming pool.
  • Students can never get enough of this campus as it has a private beach facing the Arabian Sea, which is exclusively for staff and students.

NIT Warangal Highlights

State Telangana
Official Website https://www.nitw.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/MAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 63,000
Scholarships 10 Scholarship provided
Average Package INR 6 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 8
Seats 817

On-Campus Facilities:

  • The campus at NIT Warangal is full of facilities that can provide all the needs and necessities of a student.
  • ATM, Canteen, Shopping Center are some of the many amenities available for students, visiting faculties, guests and staff.
  • The institute has many clubs such as music, dance, dramatics among others to boost the extracurricular skills of a student.
  • Students can indulge in sports, NCC or NSS, several fests, and events that take place year-round.
  • The student welfare centre looks into all sorts of issues or problems raised by any individual.

NIT Calicut Highlights

State Kerala
Official Website www.nitc.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/JAM/CAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 53,797
Scholarships 8 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 6 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 11
Seats 909

On-Campus Facilities:

  • Located on the outskirts of Calicut, the NIT here is roughly an hour’s drive away from the city centre.
  • Lush greenery surrounds the campus, making the environment favourable throughout the year.
  • Annually ‘Ragam’ and ‘Tathva’, cultural and tech fest take place in the campus.
  • Just like several other NITs they too have a student guidance and grievance cell as well as strict rules against ragging making the institute a safe and secure haven.

NIT Viswesaraya/Nagpur Highlights

State Maharashtra
Official Website http://vnit.ac.in/
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/GATE
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 148,700
Scholarships 3 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 7 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 8
Seats 871

On-Campus Facilities:

  • ‘AXIS’, and ‘AAROHI’, central India’s biggest tech and cultural fest respectively takes place at NIT Nagpur.
  • Students get a chance to participate and showcase their talent to masses in these fests.
  • Exams and hunger are correlated and this campus understands the woes of students, thus runs ‘Chandrama’ a night canteen specifically for the exam period.
  • The campus is humongous and hygienic with various facilities for students and the staff.
  • IEEE/IV labs provided to students.

NIT Kurukshetra Highlights

State Haryana
Official Website https://www.nitkkr.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 70,016
Scholarships 26 Merit Scholarship and 52 Merit-cum-Means Scholarships Provided
Average Package INR 6 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 7
Seats 862

On-Campus Facilities:

  • NIT Kurukshetra has one of the most scenic campuses.
  • The students have year-round cultural fests, events and activities that keep them proactive throughout the academic session.
  • There is an on-campus health centre, sports sections, library, eateries and stores to fulfil the needs and requirements of students.
  • Students get great exposure in varied fields through clubs and societies.

Motilal Nehru/Allahabad NIT Highlights

State Uttar Pradesh
Official Website https://www.mnit.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 93,568
Scholarships 10 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 8.1 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 9
Seats 878

On-Campus Facilities

  • The NIT Allahabad has a well secured and maintained campus with and online women and public grievance portal.
  • The institute’s placements offer high average packages compared to other NITs.
  • The campus has many facilities for students and staff which consists of an IGNOU Study Centre, hostel, library and canteen.
  • The institute is a part of many National Programmes such as Digital India, Fit India, Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship and etc.

NITD Durgapur Highlights

State West Bengal
Official Website https://nitdgp.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online and Offline
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 149,100
Scholarships 31 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 6-8 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 8
Seats 700

On-Campus Facilities

  • The institute boasts, ‘Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan’, among several institutional facilities.
  • Students can report any issues or problems at the Grievance Cell, this encourages a safer environment at the campus.
  • Sports and cultural events along with festivals keep students engaged and entertained throughout the years.
  • There are many eateries in and around the campus to keep hunger pangs at bay.
  • The institute has a club that solely promotes coding culture.

NIT Silchar Highlights

State Assam
Official Website www.nits.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India (Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 147,640
Scholarships 2 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 5.5 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 6
Seats 688

On-Campus Facilities

  • The campus is truly one of the major highlights of this NIT. Surrounded by lush tea gardens, classes here never seem to get boring.
  • The institute has many interesting clubs dedicated to activities such as mountaineering and trekking that make the campus life thrilling and adventurous.
  • The campus has eight boys and two girls’ hostels, gymkhana, staff quarters, guest houses and student activities centre among other facilities.

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

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

This proverb holds true in different practical aspects 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. At this point in time, it is important not to lose hope. Also, don’t get disheartened even if this was your second attempt and you couldn’t make it to the college of your dreams.

Now is the time to apply a new strategy of analyzing and improvising.

If the student could not score good marks, there might be a problem in either their preparation or the execution. Hence, the first step is to analyze where the void is. For example, there might be a student who was not completely prepared for the exam and he left some of the important topics which unfortunately came in the exam. Therefore, it 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 to analyze what went wrong and how can you 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 score
  3. Wait for successive counselling sessions

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

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.

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 first attempt. So candidates have a chance to appear twice in a year. If a candidate did not score well 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. It is necessary to be aware of the shortcomings of your preparation and know precisely 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. 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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Settle with the college that you can get with your score

It is pretty obvious that every student who is preparing for JEE Main exam dreams of getting in 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. Hence, the students are advised to look broaden their perspective and look beyond IITs and NITs too if they have already attempted JEE Main twice.

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 parament to judge the college. All these factors will help in deciding the college that you wish to spend your next crucial four years.

Wait for Successive Counselling Sessions

There is also a good probability that you might get a good college in the subsequent 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.

List of Some NITs which offered B.Tech Courses with 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

Colleges You can opt

Here is a list of some private colleges which you can opt if your rank is low:-

  1. IIIT Amethi
  2. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad
  3. BIT, Ranchi
  4. BIT, Patna
  5. KIIT, Bhubaneswar
  6. Jaipur University
  7. Lovely Professional University
  8. SMVDU, Jammu Tawi
  9. Kalasalingham, Krishnakoil
  10. MJPR, Bareilly
  11. Assam University
  12. Tezpur University
  13. Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
  14. IIIT, Gwalior
  15. BIT, Deogarh
  16. IIITD and Management, Kancheepuram
  17. VNIT, Nagpur
  18. College of Engineering, Pune
  19. SPA, Delhi
  20. MGRERI, Chennai
  21. JSS, Noida

If the candidate 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.

JEE Main 2020 Participating Colleges: Complete List of Top Colleges

Joint Entrance Examination- JEE Mains is an examination conducted by NTA through which students get admission in various government-funded engineering colleges. Earlier, different colleges used to conduct separate entrance tests to provide admissions into engineering but now, JEE Main has become the only entrance examination all over the country. Read this article to know complete list of JEE Main Participating colleges.

JEE Main counselling will commence from the second week of June 2020. Through the examination, candidates get the admission in the engineering undergraduate programs, i.e., B.Tech and B.E. in various engineering colleges including those in IITs, NITs, IIITs, government funded GFTIs, some state colleges etc. Some private colleges also accept the score of JEE Mains to fill their seats. 

JEE Main January session was conducted from January 6, 2020  to January 9, 2020 and the JEE Main exam dates for April session is April 5, 2020 to April 11, 2020.

The total number of colleges accepting the scores of JEE Mains are approximately 119 in number. To get admissions into IITs among many JEE Main participating institutes candidates need to clear JEE advanced. Candidates need to get a rank in the top 2,50,000 qualifiers of the examination to be eligible for the JEE advanced.

JEE Main Participating Colleges

JEE Mains Participating Colleges 2020

There are many government funded colleges that offer admission based on the JEE Mains Scores. Various institutes like NITs, IITs, IIITs, GFTIs, some state colleges fill their seats on the basis of 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) Under JEE Mains

The admission in the National Institute of Technology (NITs) are based on JEE Mains scores. JoSAA conducts the counselling for filling the seats at various NITs across the country. There are a total of 31 NITs in the country which are categorised under autonomous public institutes. Out of the 31 NITs, 11 are relatively newly established while the remaining 20 are old engineering institutes

  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) Under JEE Mains 2020

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are autonomous institutions offering technical education focused on Information Technology and Communication Studies. IIITs are popular among the students after IITs and NITs.

The total number of IIITs in India are 25, 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, Jhalwa, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  11. Indian Institute of Information Technology and Design and Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  12. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittaur (Andhra Pradesh)
  13. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Manipur (Imphal)
  14. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sonepat (Haryana)
  15. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) Under JEE Mains 2020

Government Funded technical Institutes (GFITs) accepts the score of JEE Mains for the admission in B.Tech/ B.E. curses. The allotment of B.Tech seats in GFTIs is based on the cut-off score of JEE Main. JoSAA conducts JEE Main counselling and seat allotment process for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. Below are given some of the popular GFITs that offer admissions on the basis of scores obtained in JEE Mains.

  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 Accepting JEE Mains 2020 Score

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. However, Some states have their own engineering entrance exams that are applicable on the engineering colleges of that particular state. 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

Some Delhi Colleges Accepting JEE Mains Score 2020

There are many engineering institutes in New Delhi that accept the scores of JEE Mains for filling up their seats. These colleges are known for their highly qualified and well experienced faculty and have good placement records. They release their own cut off after the release of the JEE Mains cut off. Admissions are done on the basis of the cut off announced by them.

  1. Delhi Technical University (DTU), New Delhi
  2. Netaji Subhash 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

Other JEE Main Participating Colleges

There are many private institutes that also accept the score of JEE Mains to offer admission in the B.Tech/ B.E. Courses to the engineering aspirants. The list of some of the famous private engineering colleges is given below:

  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

JoSAA is the authority that is set up to conduct the counselling for the admission in 87 engineering colleges including NITs, IITs, IIITs, GFTIs, state colleges and other colleges. Some private colleges conduct their individual counselling for the admission to the engineering courses.

Top 20 Percentile Cut-off for Class 12 Examinations

JEE Main 2020 is underway with conclusion of registration for the April session. Most of the students are worried about filling all the details carefully in the JEE Main Application Form and ensuring that they feel the desired eligibility criteria to avoid rejection. A lot of candidates search for top 20 percentile cutoff marks in JEE Main.

The list of top 20 percentile for each board will be published on the official site by JoSAA. The top 20 percentile cut off marks will be released after class 12th exams of participating boards. Board exams for 12th Class are scheduled for March 2020. Boards have an important value because you need to be in the top 20 percentile of scores cut off.

The top 20 percentile 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 about the previous year trends.

What is the top 20 percentile?

Each year as many as a million of students appear for JEE and NIT entrance examinations with the view of gaining admission in top engineering institutes. Even though the marks secured in Class 12th is no longer considered for JEE Main Rank Calculation, yet it is a determining factor for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. However, not all the state education boards release marks in the form of percentage. Therefore, the organizing authority will also consider candidates failing in the top 20 percentile while determining their eligibility.

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff Marks

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–

So, if you aspire to clear the gain admission to any of the IITs through the JEE Advanced examination, you either –

  1. Candidates need to score at least 75% marks (for general candidates) in your class XII school examinations. The required percentile for SC/ST/PwD) candidates is 65% in this case. 
  2. You need to be of the top 20- percentile scorers in the class XII board examinations in either the General or the SC/ST/PwD categories, based on the category you belong to.

This raises the question of, what are the minimum marks a candidate needs to score in the Class XII board examinations, in order to be eligible to get admission into the IITs? This article discusses this in detail.

Check JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) which is in charge of the seat allocation to government-funded technical institutes, releases the top 20 percentile cut-off list, for all the state boards, for the class 12 examinations each year.

The list for 2018 was released in 2019 and in this article, we shall share the JEE Main cut off for 2018, 2017 and 2016.

How is the Top 20 Percentile Cut off of the class 12th Board examinations for IIT Admission calculated?

Before getting into the list of the state-wise class XII board cut off marks, it is important to understand how these cut off marks are calculated –

This is done in the following ways –

  • In order to calculate the top 20 percentile for different class 12 board examinations, held separately by each state board, the marks scored in 5 subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, any language, any other subject other than the previous four – are all taken into account.
  • If a student has appeared in more than 1 language paper, the language paper with the higher marks shall be taken into consideration.
  • Similarly, if a student has studied more than the 5 subjects mentioned above, the subject in which he/she has scored more shall be considered.
  • If the marks in a subject are not allotted out of 100, then the total marks for a subject shall be raised up or down, to 100 so that the total aggregate marks totals to 500.
  • In case a student appears in the class XII board exam of 2017 and passes the exam, but reappears in a few subjects for the class XII board exams held in 2018, then the top 20 percentile cut-off for 2017 shall be taken into account.
  • But if the student appears in the class XII board exam of 2017 and then reappears in all the papers in the class XII boards of 2018, then this student’s better of the two years’ top 20 percentile, shall be considered.
  • So if a student wants to reappear 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.

Rules for calculation of Class 12th marks for admission into IITs

The score will be calculated as follows:-

  • Marks of an applicant will be considered for any 5 subjects. 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
  • 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 2018 and reappears for any one or two subjects in 2019, then 2018’s marks will be considered
  • If a candidate appeared for Class 12 exam in 2018 but reappears for all 5 exams in 2019, then the more scores out of both year will be considered

Difference Between Percentage and Percentile

Often candidates get obscured of the difference between a percentage score and percentile. However, both the 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 mark 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.

The following tables show the 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. There are some cases in which the figures were not available and have been marked as “NA”.

Top 20 percentile cut-off 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 cut-off for ISCE (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

Top 20 percentile cut-off 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 cut-off for Maharashtra 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off for 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off for 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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

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

Top 20 percentile cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 cut-off 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 2020 Answer Key (Released): Question Papers and Solutions

NTA has published JEE Main answer key, question papers and students’ responses for JEE Main 2020 January session on its official website – jeemain.nta.nic.in.

JEE Main examination was conducted from January 6, 2020, to January 9, 2020, in two shifts i.e. morning and evening. The JEE Main answer key for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 are available online on the official website. Students can check and challenge the JEE Main official answer key from January 13, 2020, to January 15, 2020.

JEE Main 2020 final answer keys are released for the January session. Aspirants can download the JEE Main final answer key from the table mentioned below:-

Paper Session JEE Main Answer Key
January 6 (BArch & B. Plan) Forenoon Download answer key
Afternoon
January 7, 8, 9 (BE/BTech) Forenoon & Afternoon Download answer key

Read JEE Main Paper Analysis

Aspirants who are dissatisfied with the JEE Main Answer key have to pay the online amount of INR 1000/- as processing fee for each question challenged. Students can do the payment of processing fee through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking. However, If the representation is accepted by NTA the fees will be refunded. Otherwise, without processing fees, the challenge will not be entertained.

JEE Main Answer Key Important dates

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

Event January Session April Session
Commencement of JEE Main 2020 exam January 6-9, 2020 July 18 to 23, 2020
Availability of JEE Main Answer Key by NTA January 13, 2020 July 27 (Tentative)
Last date for the submission of objection related answer key January 15, 2020 July 29 (Tentative)

JEE Main 2020 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 keys and question papers 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 2020 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 have increased and moderate question papers have been set. Check JEE Main Cut off

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. 

Check JEE Main Counselling Process

JEE Main 2020 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?

Students can easily download the JEE Main answer key by visiting the official website. 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 response key 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 answer key for future reference.

How to Challenge JEE Main 2020 Answer key?

If according to the student, the answer marked in the JEE Main answer key is not correct, then he/ she can challenge that particular answer in the JEE Main 2020 Answer key. Applicants can challenge the answer key through online mode only along with the relevant proof. 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”

Challenge Answer Key

  • For record responses, Select the question number and enter the “answer” mentioned as well as the “claimed answer”. Then click “add to the claim list”.

Challenge of Recorded Response

  • 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 of 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

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. 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

JEE Main Previous Year Answer Key

Candidates can download previous year question papers and answer key from various sessions of JEE Main 2019 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 2019 – Paper 2 Final Answer Key

JEE Main Paper 2 Shift Question Paper Answer Key
Shift I Click Here Click Here
Shift II Click Here

JEE Main 2018 Official Answer Key for Paper 1

Previous years’ answer key plays an important role in judging the authenticity of answers. Candidates can check the official answer key for the previous year along with their question papers.

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

JEE Main 2018 Official Answer Key Paper 2

This table caters to the official answer key 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

JEE Main Official Answer Key for online Paper

This table provides you with the link to the official Answer Key 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

JEE Main Answer Key 2018 by Coaching Centers

Many coaching centers from all over India released the Answer key for JEE Main 2018 to let the candidates tabulate a probable score. Check the answer keys by various coaching institutes in the table below.

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

JEE Main Answer Key 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

JEE Main Answer Key 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 Key

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 Answer Key?

JEE Main 2020 January session results came out after the release of the answer key. The result was released on 23rd January, 2020 The steps to check the result and download JEE Main 2020 Scorecard are as follows:

  • 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.

Note: As NTA has announced the exam date for JEE Main April, session, the result will be announced shortly after that. 

Details mentioned on the 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

The JEE Main 2020 Result 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 the process of normalization, 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 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ans: The expected cutoff will be updated soon.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Scorecard, Cut Off and Merit List

Latest: NTA has released JEE Main 2020 Result for Paper 2 (B. Arch) and Paper 3 (B. Planning) on 23 January 2020. 2 candidates scored 100 NTA Score in B.Arch examination and 1 candidate scored 100 NTA Score in B. Planning.

Click here to check result

JEE Main 2020 Result has been announced in the form of percentile scores also called NTA score based on pre-defined normalization methodology. No cut off will be mentioned on the scorecard this year. The JEE Main 2020 Result can be downloaded from the official website using the JEE Main Application number and date of birth.

An important point to note here is that NTA released JEE Main 2020 Result for January session 15 days before the scheduled date. This result was supposed to be declared on 31 January, 2020.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Important Dates

The JEE Main 2020 Result for April session will be announced soon after the exam is successfully conducted. The JEE Main Exam has been delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic all over the country. Given below are the important dates with respect to JEE Main 2020 Result.

EVENTS DATES
January Session
JEE Main Exam dates 6-9 January 2020
JEE Main Result (Paper 1 ) 17 January 2020
JEE Main Result (Paper 2 & 3) 23 January 2020
April Session
JEE Main Exam dates 18-23 July, 2020 
JEE Main Result To be announced (Postponed)

Candidates can predict their rank using JEE Main Rank Predictor here

The final cutoff will be declared after compiling JEE Main 2020 Result scores of January and April session using the normalization process where scores are adjusted depending upon the difficulty level of each paper. 

JEE Main 2020 Result for April Session will be declared for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech), Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning) separately. NTA will release final JEE Main Answer Keys for all the papers prior to the result declaration. Candidates not satisfied with the answer could send their representation against the answer key released before final answer keys.

How to Check JEE Main 2020 Result?

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


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

  • Go to the official site of JEE Main 2020 – jeemain.nic.in.

JEE Main Official Site

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

JEE Main Enter Details

  • Enter the security pin as given in the picture.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Verify and Download JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard.
  • Save it as a PDF file or take a print out of JEE Main 2020 Scorecard for future use.

Applicants should ensure the details mentioned on JEE Main 2020 Scorecard are correct and match with their JEE Main Admit Card/Hall Ticket.

Details mentioned on JEE Main Scorecard

Following are the particulars display on the scorecard:

  • Name of applicant
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Nationality
  • State Code of eligibility
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Date of Birth of applicant
  • Roll number of the applicant
  • Applicant’s photograph
  • Signature
  • Subject wise NTA scores
  • Total NTA Score

What does the JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard look like?

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 January 2020 session.

JEE Main ScoreCard Sample

As visible above, scores of each examination is segregated in the JEE Main 2020 Result of JEE Main Scorecard. NTA has also provided the explanation over 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 2020 Result: Toppers

Here is a list of all the toppers who have achieved a total NTA score 100 in JEE Main 2020 for January session. Toppers list published by NTA on 17th January 2020 for B.E/B.Tech is mentioned below:-

APPLICATION NUMBER CANDIDATE’S NAME STATE CODE OF ELIGIBILITY
200310065452 Landa Jitendra ANDHRA PRADESH
200310404791 THADAVARTHI VISHNU SRI SAI SANKAR ANDHRA PRADESH
200310120506 Nishant Agarwal Delhi
200310012227 Nisarg Chadha Gujrat
200310041891 DIVYANSHU AGARWAL Haryana
200310436560 Akhil Jain Rajasthan
200310166791 PARTH DWIVEDI Rajasthan
200310594754 RONGALA ARUN SIDDARDHA Telangana
200310386279 CHAGARI KOUSHAL KUMAR REDDY Telangana

State-wise Toppers and their NTA Scores in B.E./B.Tech

State Code of Eligibility Application No. Candidates Name NTA Score
Andaman and nicobar islands 200310373222 Akshat singh 97.3286395
Andhra pradesh 200310065452 Landa jitendra 100
Andhra pradesh 200310404791 Thadavarthi vishnu sri sai sankara 100
Arunachal pradesh 200310048155 Apurba nath 96.1831211
Assam 200310146902 Eeshaan dutta 99.9338277
Bihar 200310061027 Shubh kumar 99.9972380
Chandigarh 200310541037 Kanwarpreet singh 99.9972380
Chhattisgarh 200310180940 Shashwat chakraborty 99.9551322
Dadra and nagar haveli 200310380942 Sharad vishwakarma 99.2655484
Daman and diu 200310081203 Jain anmol rajesh kumar 98.6482824
Delhi(Nct) 200310120506 Nishant agarwal 100
Goa 200310128096 Siddhant govekar 99.9109245
Gujarat 200310012227 Nisarg chadha 100
Haryana 200310041891 Divyanshu agarwal 100
Himachal pradesh 200310018481 Sarthak diwan 99.9683001
Jammu and kashmir 200310448405 Aryan gupta 99.7338263
Jharkhand 200310154294 Dayal kumar 99.9909553
Karnataka 200310159880 Shubhankar 99.9965251
Kerala 200310049812 Advaid deepak 99.9737696
Ladakh 200310220758 Parveez mehdi 96.5201553
Lakshadweep 200310474502 Farzeenh 91.5220543
Madhya pradesh 200310023789 Akarsh jain 99.9959069
Maharashtra 200310175433 Vedang dhirendra asgaonkar 99.9972435
Manipur 200310295160 Chetan Raj kumari 97.3220500
Meghalaya 200310722265 Palais chakma 96.3974118
Mizoram 200310916691 Harshinis 91.1044385
Nagaland 200310044472 Alemmeren jamir 89.7388895
Odisha 200310104782 Sourabh soumya kanta das 99.9924070
Outside india 200310292707 Nilay mankala 99.5839421
Puducherry 200310135250 Harishr 99.9159086
Punjab 200310244253 Ujjwal mehta 99.9993109
Rajasthan 200310436560 Akhil Jain 100.0000000
Rajasthan 200310166791 Parth Dwivedi 100.0000000
Sikkim 200310149887 Arnav Vyas 98.0859130
Tamilnadu 200310237888 Gauravr kochar 99.9959069
Telangana 200310594754 Rongala arun siddardha 100.0000000
Telangana 200310386279 Chagari koushal kumar reddy 100.0000000
Tripura 200310663342 Gaurav malakar 99.9095741
Uttarpradesh 200310041750 Gokulnath 99.9993050
Uttarakhand 200310174584 Bashar ahmed 99.9930425
Westbengal 200310113393 Sreemanti dey 99.9923468

JEE Main 2020 Result Toppers – B.Arch and B. Planning

NTA has released JEE Main 2020 toppers list for B.Arch and B. Planning on its official website. Candidates can check the table mentioned below:-

APPLICATION NO. CANDIDATE’ NAME STATE CODE OF ELIGIBILITY
B. Arch
200310344799 AARZOO Haryana
200310587193 HARDIK RAJPAL Telangana
B. Planning
200310486570 KANUMURI BHEEMESWARA VIJAY VARMA ANDHRA PRADESH

JEE Main 2019 Toppers – April Session

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 2019 April Session 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?

Calculate JEE Main 2020 Result

The JEE Main 2020 Result 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 using the raw score gained by the candidates. The following formula is used to obtain the NTA score-

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 2020 Result are the same thing. 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 basically 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 2020 Result has-

  1. NTA Score for Subject 1
  2. NTA Score for Subject 2
  3. NTA Score for Subject 3
  4. 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 2020 Result 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 altogether.

  • Comparison will be made in NTA scores of each subject.
  • 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).
  • Final NTA Score will be based on the attempt considered as above.
  • This NTA score will also be used for Merit Lists/Rankings.

Normalization Procedure for JEE Main 2020 Result

National Testing Agency will conduct JEE Main 2020 in two shifts over a span of 3 to 5 days i.e. from 18th to 23rd July 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19). Various sets of papers are designed for each shift and to maintain equivalence of scores, no two shifts have the same question repeating even from a set of a previously held JEE Main paper. However, the difficulty level of these papers from various sessions might not remain the same. Thus it is possible that 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. In order to overcome such a situation,“Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used to ensure that candidates are neither at a benefit or at a disadvantage because of the various difficulty levels of the examination. Thus, in order to bring a symmetry 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?

As mentioned before, 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. This means that 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)

  • NTA Score in Mathematics: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Mathematics will be ranked higher
  • NTA Score in Physics: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Physics will be ranked higher
  • NTA Score in 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)

  • NTA Score in Mathematics: Candidate who scores higher marks in maths section will be given a higher rank
  • NTA Score in Aptitude Test: Candidate with a higher score in the aptitude test will be allotted a higher rank
  • NTA Score in 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 higher rank
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate will be ranked higher between the two

JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 (B.Planning)

  • NTA Score in Mathematics: Candidate who obtain higher marks in Mathematics section will be given a higher rank
  • NTA Score in Aptitude Test: If the tie remains, candidate with higher score in aptitude section will be given a higher rank
  • NTA Score in 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.

Marks Rank Range
301 to 360 1 – 9
281 to 300 10 – 83
261 to 280 84 – 244
241 to 260 245 – 706
221 to 240 707 – 1755
201 to 220 1756 – 4163
181 to 200 4164 – 8997
161 to 180 8998 – 18371
141 to 160 18372 – 35928
121 to 140 35929 – 67649
101 to 120 67651 – 125722
81 to 100 125723 – 237034
61 to 80 237035 – 463443
41 to 60 463444 – 844544
21 to 40 844546 – 1093113
1 to 20 1093115 – 1121966

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys will be released after the Computer-based exam is successfully conducted. Answer Keys are different for different sets of papers as 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.
  • 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 where 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-

  • 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 response key 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 answer key for future reference. Given below are answer keys for JEE Main 2020 January Session.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys – January 7

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

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

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys – January 8

Experts say that there will be an increment in this year’s cut off as the number of registered candidates and appearing candidates have increased and moderate to easy 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.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys – January 9

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

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 Cutoff 2018

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 Cutoff for Counselling Rounds as well as admissions to various participating colleges. 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. This might benefit students who do not have a great answer writing skills but have a good conceptual knowledge to find the right answers. 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. But behind all this, the first step for every aspirant is to score the minimum cutoff of JEE Main to be qualified for JEE Advanced 2020. The following factors play a vital role in determining the JEE Main Cutoff every year-

  • Total number of candidates appeared for the exam – Depending on the number of candidates, cutoff might increase or decrease. Usually the cutoff has remained between 110 to 80 for the past few years. The recent decrease in JEE Main Cutoff is not due to this factor but due to change in total marks of the JEE Main examination.
  • Level of difficulty of exam – Various shifts of exams might have various difficulty levels. It is possible that a shift might have moderate to easy questions while another might have very difficult questions. Although this is usually normalized using the normalization process, the cutoff will be set in such a way that it benefits everyone equally.
  • Number of available seats – Seat Matrix for JEE Main and JEE Advanced shows the low number of seats available under various counselling processes. Out of the 11 lakh applicants, probably 2 to 2.5 lakh are actually allotted seats. While the remaining candidates do get admission to a suitable college, it might not be at par with the top tier colleges of the country.
  • Overall performance of the candidate – Cutoff is highly dependent on the quality of the batch. Recently, with improving educational techniques and highly skilled students, there has been a gradual rise in top performers. Competition is rising sharply and soon enough, cutoff might rise as well.

JEE Main 2020 Counselling Process

Under the complete JEE Main Counselling process, there are 3 main counselling processes, namely – 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.
  • CSAB SFTI is the separate counselling procedure held by Central Seat Allocation Board or CSAB for 17 Self-Financed Technical Institutions (shortened to SFTI).
  • 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.
  • 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) will be participating in JEE Main Counselling.
  • Counselling for IITs is based on the JEE Advance 2020 Results.
  • 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 a number of 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

CSAB NEUT Counselling after JoSAA Counselling

The CSAB NEUT Counselling or Central Seat Allocation Board for North Eastern States and Union Territories is a counselling process to promote education in remote areas of the country. Given below are some details-

  • According to the reservation laws of Government of India, candidates can apply for Technology/Engineering/Pharmacy/Architecture programs from AICTE approved institutes all over the country.
  • The seats are usually reserved for engineering/polytechnic courses in the institutions based in these areas. This is due to lack of certain educational facilities in the said NEUT.
  • List of states and UTs under CSAB NEUT are – Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tripura, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manipur, Lakshadweep and Nagaland.

Eligibility for CSAB NEUT 2020 Counselling

To be eligible for CSAB NEUT Counselling, a candidate must have a valid JEE Main Result/Score. Besides this, an applicant who has not taken part in JoSAA Counselling, will be eligible for a special round of CSAB Counselling process for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.

  • For B.Tech or B.E Courses – Aspirants should pass 12th class with Mathematics and Physics. The candidates should have one of the following subjects – Biotechnology/Biology/Chemistry.
  • 75% aggregate marks is mandatory for 12th for General and OBC-NCL. 65% limit is set for SC/SC/PwD.
  • For B.Arch course – Should have in depth knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of Class 12. Mandatory subject is only Mathematics. Candidates must score at least 75% marks in aggregate to be eligible.
  • Candidates applying for B.Arch courses, may also apply using NATA score. Many colleges prefer NATA scores than JEE Main scores.
  • 75% marks in aggregate in class 12th is mandatory for a candidate who has planned to enrol for a B.Planning course in any college.

CSAB SFTI Counselling after JoSAA Counselling

The CSAB SFTI Counselling or Central Seat Allocation Board for Self-Funded Technical Institutes is the counselling process for 34 private universities/colleges which take part in the JEE Main Counselling process. Some of the famous participating colleges are Amity University Noida, Amity University Mumbai, Galgotias University Greater Noida. The registrations for CSAB SFTI counselling also begins after JoSAA counselling. Few details about CSAB SFTI Counselling are given below-

  • Fee for registration of CSAB SFTI Counselling is INR 21,000. Payment must be made using SBI e-challan.
  • Colleges have their own JEE Main Cutoffs for seats under various courses. Allotment of seats is done on a similar basis.
  • Download the ‘Provisional Seat Allotment Letter’ from the official website of CSAB before taking part in the counselling process.
  • All mandatory documents will be required at the time of final reporting to colleges to ensure eligibility of the candidates.

Eligibility for CSAB SFTI 2020 Counselling

Eligibility Rules for CSAB SFTI are similar to CSAB NEUT counselling. JEE Main 2020 Result/Score must be valid. Candidates must have not taken any seat under JoSAA Counselling. Other qualifications required for CSAB SFTI Counselling are given below-

  • For B.E/B.Tech courses – 45% aggregate marks in 12th for General Category candidates. While 40% required for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD.
  • Maths and Physics is mandatory for this course. Passing marks should be achieved in all the 5 subjects of the qualifying examination.
  • For B.Arch/B.Planning Courses – 50% aggregate marks is mandatory in 12th Board exams for all candidates.
  • Mathematics is the only mandatory subject for B.Arch and B.Planning courses. Passing marks should be secured in all subjects.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Participating Colleges

There are many government funded colleges that offer admission based on the JEE Mains Scores. Various institutes like NITs, IITs, IIITs, GFTIs, some state colleges fill their seats on the basis of 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 filling the seats at various NITs across the country. There are a total of 31 NITs in the country which are categorised under autonomous public institutes. Out of the 31 NITs, 11 are relatively newly established while the remaining 20 are old engineering institutes

  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 offering technical education focused on Information Technology and Communication Studies. IIITs are popular among the students after IITs and NITs.

The total number of IIITs in India are 25, 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, Jhalwa, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  11. Indian Institute of Information Technology and Design and Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  12. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittaur (Andhra Pradesh)
  13. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Manipur (Imphal)
  14. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sonepat (Haryana)
  15. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

Government Funded technical Institutes (GFITs) accepts the score of JEE Mains for the admission in B.Tech/ B.E. curses. The allotment of B.Tech seats in GFTIs is based on the cut-off score of JEE Main. JoSAA conducts JEE Main counselling and seat allotment process for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. Below are given some of the popular GFITs that offer admissions on the basis of scores obtained in JEE Mains.

  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. However, Some states have their own engineering entrance exams that are applicable on the engineering colleges of that particular state. 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

There are many engineering institutes in New Delhi that accept the scores of JEE Mains for filling up their seats. These colleges are known for their highly qualified and well-experienced faculty and have good placement records. They release their own cut off after the release of the JEE Mains cut off. Admissions are done on the basis of 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

There are many private institutes that also accept the score of JEE Mains to offer admission in the B.Tech/B.E Courses to the engineering aspirants. The list of some of the famous private engineering colleges is given below:

  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