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JEE Main Paper 2 Result and Paper 3 Result: B.Arch Cut-Offs, Colleges and More

JEE Main is a highly competitive examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for candidates aspiring to get admission in top engineering and architecture colleges in India. The JEE Main Paper 2 & 3 i.e. B.Arch and B.Planning Paper respectively had a low participation of about 1.6 lakh students appearing for these papers. JEE Main Paper 2 Result and Paper 3 Results were announced around 5 days after JEE Main 2020 Result of Paper 1 for the January session. The ranking for all these papers is given separately.

Considering the level of difficulty, the January session of JEE Main Paper 2 & 3 was easy to moderate. JEE Main Paper Analysis can help understand this in more detail.

JEE Main 2020 consists of three papers namely-

  • Paper 1: B.E/B.Tech – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Paper 2: B.Arch – Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing
  • Paper 3: B.Planning – Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning Based Questions

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

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

Events Dates
JEE Main 2020 January Session January 6, 2020 (B.Arch/B.Plan)
JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Result (& paper 3) Declaration Paper 1 – January 17, 2020Paper 2 & 3 – January 23, 2020
JEE Main 2020 April Session September 1 – 6, 2020 (postponed)
Declaration results of JEE Main 2020 April Session 5 days after the exam (11th Sept tentative)
Answer Key Releases January Session: 13th to 15th Jan 2020April Session: To be notified
Rank Lists To Be Announced

JEE Main B.Arch and B.Planning Exam Pattern

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

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

The April session of JEE Main 2020 is rescheduled for September 1 – 6, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The January session of the examination was conducted on 6th January 2020. The JEE Main Paper 2 Result and Paper 3 Result of candidates that are attempting both the sessions will be prepared based on a normalised score of both the attempts. The scores of candidates who attempted either one of the sessions will be released of that attempt only.

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

  • The authority is not going to send the hard copy of the JEE Main Paper 2 Results. The candidates can download the rank list from the official website only
  • The All India Rank (AIR) is released only after the April sessions is done. The All India Rank will be created based on both the sessions.
  • The JEE Main will provide combined normalised scores of both the sessions (January and April) if the candidates have attempted both the sessions.

Factors Affecting JEE Main Paper 2 Results

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

  • Difficulty of the paper

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

  • Number of candidates who appeared for the examination

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

  • Number of seats available for candidates

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

Also Read | JEE Main B.Arch Exam Preparation Tips

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

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

How To Check JEE Main Paper 2 Result and Paper 3 Result?

Follow the steps given below to check the JEE Main Paper 2 Result-

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main 2020 i.e. jeemain.nta.ac.in.
  2. Click on the link and select JEE Main B.Arch & B.Planning Result
  3. Provide your JEE Main Application number and password/date of birth and click SUBMIT.
  4. The result will be displayed on-screen containing details such as the name of the candidate, marks secured in each subject, total score, Category Rank etc.
  5. Download the JEE Main Paper 2 Results and Paper 3 Results.
  6. Make sure to take a printout for future references.

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

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

Given below are the details that are present on the scorecard of JEE Main Paper 2 Result and Paper 3 Result.

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

How is NTA Score Calculated?

The NTA score is calculated using the formula given below-

How is NTA Score Calculated?

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

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

JEE Main 2020: Tie-Breaking Rules

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

For B.Arch (Paper 2)

  1. First, candidates obtaining a higher NTA score in Mathematics will be given higher rank.
  2. Then, candidates obtaining a higher NTA score in Aptitude Test will be considered for higher rank.
  3. After that, candidates obtaining higher NTA scores in the Drawing Test will be ranked higher.
  4. Even after all 3 options above, tie still remains, then candidates older in age will be ranked higher.
  5. At last, if the resolution is still not possible, then candidates will be ranked the same.

For B.Planning (Paper 3)

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

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

Answer Key For JEE Main B.Arch & B.Planning Question Papers

The authorities published the final answer key of JEE Main Paper 2 Result on 23rd January 2020. The answer key is beneficial for candidates to tally their answers and calculate their probable scores. The NTA had also released an official and pre-official answer key on 13th January 2020. This answer key is for students to challenge the question paper, options, answers etc. Once the challenge window is closed, the official answer key is released by NTA.

Also Check | Download JEE Main Answer Keys for All Papers

The window to challenge any question in the answer key was open from January 13 – 15, 2020 against a fee of INR 1000. Calculating an approximate score is useful for aspirants to make vital decisions regarding their future like their preferred universities, courses etc.

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

The cut-off ranks for JEE Main in partnering institutes usually vary depending upon the applied course. The joint counselling authority, JoSAA, will issue the cut-off for B.Arch and B.Planning courses during JEE Main Counselling. The cut-off of some of the partnering universities is listed below to help the aspiring candidates know more about the opening and closing ranks.

JEE Main B.Arch Cut Off Ranks

Name of the Institute Category Opening and Closing Ranks
School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi General 2 to 523
OBC 110 to 371
SC 14 to 105
ST 12 to 94
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur General
  • HS – 610 to 2697
  • OS – 498 to 1738
OBC
  • HS – 522 to 2600
  • OS – 439 to 959
SC
  • HS – 277 to 849
  • OS – 114 to 371
ST
  • HS – 130 to 642
  • OS – 77 to 233
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada General 280 to 1676
OBC 335 to 858
SC 102 to 397
ST 64 to 337
National Institute of Technology, Calicut General
  • HS – 240 to 1302
  • OS – 386 to 1475
OBC
  • HS – 282 to 498
  • OS – 291 to 637
SC
  • HS – 52 to 174
  • OS – 109 to 307
ST
  • HS – 50 to 1834
  • OS – 37 to 41
National Institute of Technology, Patna General
  • HS – 1986 to 4153
  • OS – 1526 to 2553
OBC
  • HS – 984 to 1759
  • OS – 548 to 1130
SC
  • HS – 366 to 762
  • OS – 117 to 593
ST
  • HS – 160 to 511
  • OS – 78 to 78

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

Also Read | Top NITs JEE Main Cut Off

JEE Main B.Planning Cut Off Ranks

Name of the Institute Category and Opening and Closing Ranks
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal General: 989 to 3214

OBC: 478 to 1287

SC: 259 to 646

ST: 179 to 456

School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi General: 415 to 2052

OBC: 340 to 889

SC: 93 to 529

ST: 53 to 278

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada General: 911 to 3265

OBC: 524 to 1292

SC: 256 to 655

ST: 171 to 469

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal Home State Quota-

General: 1393 to 5952

OBC: 938 to 3195

SC: 270 to 1143

ST: 268 to 1559

Other State Quota-

General: 1259 to 3388

OBC: 571 to 1285

SC: 262 to 592

ST: 142 to 461

Also Read | Top GFTIs JEE Main Cut Off

Toppers of the JEE Main January 2020 Session

Once a candidate clear JEE Main Paper 2 or Paper 3, he/she has to appear for the JEE Advanced 2020. After that, Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) is also conducted for admission to B.Arch courses of top IITs of India. Candidates who secured 100 percentile in B.Arch and B.Planning Papers of JEE Main 2020 are as follows-

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

Also Read | Toppers’ Tips For JEE Main 2020

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

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

Also Read | Top 10 NITs of India

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

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

Career Options After JEE Main- Know Your Options

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

The recent news declared by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, says that the JEE Main will now be conducted in the first week of September due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. The examination has been postponed looking at the safety of the students. Check JEE Main New Dates

To get admission into their dream engineering college, the students have to first clear both the assessment papers that are JEE Main and JEE Advanced. But what if the candidates don’t clear the first round of examination. Or what if they don’t get admission to the dream engineering college? The question is, what career options can the candidate choose if he/she cannot clear the JEE Main nor Advance?

To make your work a bit easy and less stressful, we are here to give you a clear approach on Career Options After JEE Main. Through this article, we have tried to highlight all the essential opportunities which will benefit both the qualified and those who tried their best but could not qualify JEE Main.

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JEE Main and Advanced: Career and Scope

It is seen that young students aspire to study engineering, and the number could be approximately million. Then these students aspire to get placed in the best engineering colleges that are obviously IITs. Given below is a snapshot of how hard it is to get into an IIT for Common Rank List students. You have to be in the top 10% of the 2.5 lac students who attempt JEE Advanced.

Category JEE Advanced 2019 Cut Off (Percentile Score) Expected Cut Off Score for 2020-21 (out of 360)
Common Rank List 93 – 90 88 to 80
General EWS 82 – 75 62 to 51
OBC – NCL 76 – 74 49 to 44
SC 63 – 49 42 to 31
ST 49 – 44 30 to 23
PwD 0.1137 – 0.1730 -18 to 10

Through the data and the matrix, it is seen that this time, there are eleven thousand seats for Engineering & Architectural Courses in IITs. And, the other colleges like NITs, IIITs and GFTIs have twenty-five thousand seats available. So, it is clear from the above matrix that there are thirty-five thousand seats available in India, and only these many students will get admission from the million aspiring candidates.

So, the students left after the selection of these thirty-five thousand should enrol themselves in some other courses of other colleges.

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JEE Advanced: Bit Closer to Success

Once the candidates clear the first level, JEE Main, they have to appear for the next round, JEE Advanced 2020.

The entrance examination takes place in two phases, that is JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both these papers are equally crucial for the engineering and architecture aspirants. After clearing these two papers, the candidates will obtain the marks of these two papers. From these scores, the candidates will be qualified to appear for counselling in IITs.

If you are ambitious about doing an engineering program from IITs, then you should not miss this chance after JEE Main 2020.

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

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NITs: The Next Best Option

The engineering aspirants dream of getting into the best medical college that is IITs. IITs select only the top eleven thousand students, so the candidates ranking below this are probably looking for alternative options.

IIT-JEE Main examination is all about real patience and determination. And, even after doing all of it, sometimes you do not get a good rank or percentile score. The students then start to worry and get into depression. But instead of doing that, they should make full utilization of their JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020 rankings.

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

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

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IIITs and Government Funded Colleges

Do not panic, and lose hope if you don’t make it into NITs. There is still a lot of chance for you. You can try to get admission in various IIITs and Government Funded Colleges (GFTIs) through JoSAA Counselling 2020.

Previous year the students for these colleges have three thousand seats in IITs and four thousand seats in Government-Funded Colleges (GFTIs). So, the students should try their luck in these colleges as well. Grab this golden opportunity, and do not let it slip from your hand.

Private Engineering Colleges: Last Hope?

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

Few private medical colleges in India are:-

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

Other Engineering Entrance Exams

Even after choosing some private engineering colleges, there are options left. Although JEE Main is the best engineering entrance examination in the country, there are other entrance examinations. We should consider this examination as well. These examinations hold value at the national level.

And, apart from this national level examination, there is some state-level and university level examination too. Below we have mentioned the list of some of the best examination so do check them out:-

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

Reappear Next Year With Better Preparation

According to the JEE main criteria, the candidates can appear for the examination twice in a year. So, the candidates who have appeared once have a chance of appearing for JEE Main once more. The dual session of JEE Main has started recently, only after the authorities thought that students must have another chance. Students must go for the second attempt after improving their weak areas.

As it is said, failures are your most important lesson, so once the candidates appear for the examination, they know exactly where they are going wrong. So, after knowing their weak points, they can work on it better. The candidates do not even need coaching for the second time.

Therefore, the candidates should see this as a golden opportunity and should try for the second chance time with full preparation. I am sure you will shine out with flying colours.

Some other career option other than engineering after PCM

If you don’t get success in any of the colleges as mentioned earlier and courses then you can try some are courses except for engineering.

PCM students after class 12 also have a lot of scope in this area. They can either go for architecture, aviation, merchant navy, national defence, ethical hacking, forensic science, arts and humanities, computer application and IT, Physical sciences, research, and teaching, chartered accountant and company secretary. You can also try for government jobs and other career options like:-

  • Indian Armed Forces
  • Mini Ratnas and Navratnas like BHEL, GAIL, BCCL, IOCL
  • PSUs
  • Banking and Finance Sectors
  • DRDO
  • ISRO
  • National Aeronautical Limited (NAL)
  • Indian Railways and Metros
  • Meteorologists
  • Income Tax Department
  • Govt. Institutes & Universities

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

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

JEE Main is an All India competitive examination conducted by NTA for admissions to various undergraduate engineering and architecture colleges. These mainly constitute the Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). While to get into an IIT, one must qualify JEE Main first and then JEE Advanced. Only the top 2.5 lac rankers of JEE Main are qualified for JEE Advanced. Low Rank in JEE Main is often demotivating for students. Very few students are hopeful of a suitable college at low ranks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six Option Other than JEE Main

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

1. Admission To NITs

Students aspiring to gain admission in the top NITs in India require a rank below 10,000. However, it is possible to get in NIT with a score above 50,000. Below is a table that provides insight on the closing ranks of numerous NITs based on previous year admissions:

Name of The Institute Course Details Closing Rank Category
NIT Agartala Chemical Engineering 3,19,419 General-Neutral
NIT Agartala Civil Engineering 2,54,362 General-Neutral
NIT Agartala Computer Science and Engineering 98,197 General-Neutral
NIT Agartala Mechanical Engineering 2,24,062 General-Neutral
NIT Goa Civil Engineering 1,46,182 General-Neutral
NIT Goa Mechanical Engineering 60,750 General-Neutral
NIT Hamirpur Chemical Engineering 2,21,967 General-Neutral
NIT Hamirpur Civil Engineering 1,64,457 General-Neutral
NIT Raipur Biotechnology 91,034 Open
NIT Raipur Civil Engineering 55,084 Open
NIT Meghalaya Civil Engineering 1,17,205 General-Neutral
NIT Meghalaya Computer Science and Engineering 59,052 General-Neutral

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2. Prepare The Best Back-up Option:

The students MUST plan and prepare for a back-up option before the exam results are out. This ensures that they will not lose hope if they score low, as they have a direction on what to do next. There are good options like giving State level examinations such as MHT CET, UPSEE, WBJEE, KCET, COMEDK. (For Example: With a good score in WBJEE, candidates can get admission in IIEST Shibpur, West Bengal for Mtech or Btech programmes)

Students also have the option to prepare for examinations conducted by other esteemed universities like UPESEAT for BTech Programme at the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, VITEEE for Vellore Institute of Technology, KIITEE for KIIT University Engineering Programme and many more.

Few Details About Other Exams:

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

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3. Choose Other Universities

It is not pivotal to gain admission in any IIT or NIT to garner the best education. There are numerous other universities with excellent faculty that can enrich candidates’ education. Students must consider various parameters before choosing a college. These parameters include:

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

Government and Private Institutions Other Than IITs or NITs

Based on the factors stated above, students can choose any prestigious private or government university or college. These colleges have notable alumni, vast infrastructure and reputed faculty. Given below is the list of few of such colleges-

Private Institutes Government Institutes (or Autonomous)
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida IIIT, Amethi
Lovely Professional University IIIT, Allahabad
Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) Jaipur University
SRM University MJPR, Bareilly
Manipal Institute of Technology Assam University
UPES, Dehradun Tezpur University
Thapar University IIIT, Gwalior
Amity University Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu Tawi
Shiv Nadar University IIITDM, Kancheepuram
Kalinga Institute, Odisha School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur College of Engineering, Pune
JSS, Noida Dr MGR University, Chennai

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4. Choose Non-Engineering Options

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

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5. Choose An Upcoming Field

Apart from choosing the typical engineering option like civil engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical or software engineering, students have an option to choose different professional streams. These career paths have a high reputation, employment rate and even handsome salary which attracts numerous students.

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

6. Take A Drop Year

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

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

Top Engineering Colleges in India

Engineering is one of the most sought after streams amongst most of the Indian students after class 12. Being one of the largest producers of engineers, India attracts many international students from around the globe. Among the top engineering colleges in India, IITs and NITs hold the highest positions in the list. Engineering opens an array of opportunities in different fields such as software development, electrical fields, manufacturing fields and many more.

  • Admission in engineering colleges is done through entrance exams, GATE and JEE Main being the most common. However, IITs accept JEE Advanced scores.
  • Job satisfaction, better job opportunity, higher package, etc. are inspiring factors that make engineering one of the most popular courses among other courses.
  • Engineering in computer science, biotechnology, civil, electronics and communication are few of the many courses being taught in the Top Engineering Colleges in India.
  • Engineers in India earn an average of INR 5 – 9 lacs per annum.
  • Companies hiring engineers in India are Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Uber, Paypal, etc.

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Engineering in India

There are a lot of reasons for opting engineering as a career because of its growing popularity and wide line-up of options after 4-year graduation.

  • A total of 4804 colleges in India offer BTech, MTech and Ph.D. degrees in a number of specializations like CSE, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Biotech, etc. These include 3982 private and 822 government engineering colleges.
  • Among the top 10 engineering colleges in India, 9 positions are filled by IITs and 1 by NIT Trichy.
  • As per the NIRF rankings, IIT Madras ranks 1st among the top engineering colleges in India.

Number of Engineering Colleges

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Top Engineering Colleges in India

The top Engineering Colleges in India are ranked by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), and the Government of India. The list of top Engineering Colleges in India is prepared after considering several factors. Recent trends and growth of these colleges are examined carefully while preparing the list and ranking. They are ranked based on the following:

  • Their placements and infrastructure
  • Some others lay importance to the year of establishment and research.
  • The authorities take factors like research, infrastructure, permanent staff, academic achievements, etc. into consideration too.

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

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Top 10 Engineering Colleges in India 2020

As per the NIRF rankings, IITs secure most of the positions of Top 10 engineering colleges in India with NIT Trichy being the only exception. Let us see the order of ranking in the table given below.

NIRF Rankings Institute Name Annual Average Fees for B.Tech (in INR)
1 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 75,200
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 2,25,000
3 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2,11,500
4 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 2,14,000
5 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 82,000
6 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 2,21,700
7 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 2,19,350
8 Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad 2,25,200
9 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 1,62,000
10 Indian Institute of Technology, Indore 2,43,000

Top 200 Engineering colleges in India – NIRF Ranking 2020

India has become one of the largest producers of engineers in the world. This makes it quite obvious that the country has a large number of engineering institutes to support such students. We have an estimate of more than 4000 colleges in the country. Let us look at the top 200.

Top engineering colleges in India- NIRF Ranking 2020

Name of College Ranking City State
Indian Institute of Technology 1 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 2 New Delhi Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 3 Mumbai Maharashtra
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 4 Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 5 Kharagpur West Bengal
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 6 Roorkee Uttarakhand
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 7 Guwahati Assam
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad 8 Hyderabad Telangana
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli 9 Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
Indian Institute of Technology Indore 10 Indore Madhya Pradesh
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi 11 Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) 12 Dhanbad Jharkhand
National Institute of Technology Karnataka 13 Surathkal Karnataka
Anna University 14 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Vellore Institute of Technology 15 Vellore Tamil Nadu
National Institute of Technology Rourkela 16 Rourkela Odisha
Jadavpur University 17 Kolkata West Bengal
Institute of Chemical Technology 18 Mumbai Maharashtra
National Institute of Technology Warangal 19 Warangal Telangana
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 20 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology 21 Shibpur West Bengal
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar 22 Bhubaneswar Odisha
National Institute of Technology Calicut 23 Kozhikode Kerala
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar 24 Gandhinagar Gujarat
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar 25 Rupnagar Punjab
Indian Institute of Technology Patna 26 Patna Bihar
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology 27 Nagpur Maharashtra
Jamia Millia Islamia 28 New Delhi Delhi
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology 29 Patiala Punjab
Birla Institute of Technology & Science 30 Pilani Rajasthan
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi 31 Mandi Himachal Pradesh
Amity University Noida 32 Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology 33 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
Siksha `O` Anusandhan 34 Bhubaneswar Odisha
Malaviya National Institute of Technology 35 Jaipur Rajasthan
Delhi Technological University 36 New Delhi Delhi
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy 37 Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
Birla Institute of Technology 38 Ranchi Jharkhand
Aligarh Muslim University 39 Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra 40 Kurukshetra Haryana
S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology 41 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology 42 Bhubaneswar Odisha
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad 43 Hyderabad Telangana
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering 44 Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu
Manipal Institute of Technology 45 Manipal Karnataka
National Institute of Technology Silchar 46 Silchar Assam
National Institute of Technology Durgapur 47 Durgapur West Bengal
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology 48 Allahabad Uttar Pradesh
PSG College of Technology 49 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
College of Engineering Pune 50 Pune Maharashtra
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 51 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology 52 Jalandhar Punjab
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur 53 Jodhpur Rajasthan
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology 54 Surat Gujarat
Visvesvaraya Technological University 55 Belgaum Karnataka
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi 56 New Delhi Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University 57 Hyderabad Telangana
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University 58 Vaddeswaram Andhra Pradesh
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology 59 Bengaluru Karnataka
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education 60 Srivilliputtur Tamil Nadu
National Institute of Technology Meghalaya 61 Shillong Meghalaya
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore 62 Bengaluru Karnataka
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology 63 Pune Maharashtra
Thiagarajar College of Engineering 64 Madurai Tamil Nadu
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology 65 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati 66 Guwahati Assam
National Institute of Technology Raipur 67 Raipur Chhattisgarh
Punjab Engineering College (Deemed To Be University) 68 Chandigarh Chandigarh
College of Engineering(A) 69 Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
R. V. College of Engineering 70 Bengaluru Karnataka
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute 71 Mumbai Maharashtra
Panjab University 72 Chandigarh Chandigarh
B.M.S. College of Engineering 73 Bengaluru Karnataka
Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) 74 Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
National Institute of Technology Agartala 75 Agartala Tripura
Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT) 76 South West Delhi
National Institute of Technology Goa 77 Ponda Goa
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University 78 Katra Jammu and Kashmir
National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur 79 Jamshedpur Jharkhand
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences 80 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Jabalpur 81 Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Kumaraguru College of Technology 82 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology 83 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Chandigarh University 84 Mohali Punjab
College of Engineering Trivandrum 85 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University 86 New Delhi Delhi
Lovely Professional University 87 Phagwara Punjab
University College of Engineering 88 Hyderabad Telangana
Graphic Era University 89 Dehradun Uttarakhand
Coimbatore Institute of Technology 90 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Siddaganga Institute of Technology 91 Tumkur Karnataka
National Institute of Technology Patna 92 Patna Bihar
C. V. Raman College of Engineering 93 Bhubaneswar Odisha
PES University 93 Bengaluru Karnataka
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology 95 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology 96 Noida Uttar Pradesh
University College of Engineering 97 Kakinada Andhra Pradesh
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 98 Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering 99 Pune Maharashtra
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management 100 Gwalior Madhya Pra
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College 101 Sivakasi Tamil Nadu
Dayalbagh Educational Institute 102 Agra Uttar Pradesh
Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad 103 Prayagraj (Allahabad) Uttar Pradesh
Punjab Technical University 104 Kapurthala Punjab
Government College of Technology 104 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 106 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) 107 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Sri Sairam Engineering College 108 Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu
Army Institute of Technology 109 Pune Maharashtra
The Northcap University 110 Gurgaon Haryana
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology 111 Gandhinagar Gujarat
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences 112 Solan Himachal Pradesh
Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management 113 Nagpur Maharashtra
New Horizon College of Engineering 114 Bengaluru Karnataka
Jaypee University of Information Technology 115 Solan Himachal Pradesh
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 116 Vadodara Gujarat
Jain University 117 Bengaluru Karnataka
Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology & Research 118 Guntur Andhra Pradesh
Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology 119 Burla Odisha
YMCA University of Science and Technology 120 Faridabad Haryana
National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship & Management 121 Sonipat Haryana
Pondicherry Engineering College 122 Puducherry Pondicherry
B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology 123 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology 124 Hyderabad Telangana
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel Institute of Technology 125 Mumbai Maharashtra
Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering 126 Bengaluru Karnataka
Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology 127 Hyderabad Telangana
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology 128 Bengaluru Karnataka
DIT University 129 Dehradun Uttarakhand
National Institute of Technology Puducherry 130 Karaikal Pondicherry
Nirma University 131 Ahmedabad Gujarat
JSS Science and Technology University 132 Mysuru Karnataka
N M A M Institute of Technology 133 Nitte, Udupi Karnataka
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology 134 Amethi Uttar Pradesh
Kongu Engineering College 135 Perundurai Tamil Nadu
KLE Technological University 136 Dharwad Karnataka
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology 137 Longowal Punjab
Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University 138 Pune Maharashtra
G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering 139 Nagpur Maharashtra
Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering 139 Nagpur Maharashtra
CVR College Of Engineering 141 Ibrahimpatnam Telangana
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College 142 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Vardhaman College of Engineering 143 Rangareddy Telangana
The Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University 144 Nagpur Maharashtra
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology 145 Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women 145 Delhi Delhi
P E S College of Engineering 147 Mandya Karnataka
National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT) 148 Ranchi Jharkhand
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences 149 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Sona College of Technology 150 Salem Tamil Nadu
SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies 151 Mumbai Maharashtra
Sri Krishna College of Technology 152 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Sri Venkateswara University 153 Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
Heritage Institute of Technology 154 Kolkata West Bengal
R. M. K. Engineering College 155 Thiruvallur Tamil Nadu
Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College 156 Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology 157 Nadia West Bengal
National Institute of Technology Manipur 158 Imphal Manipur
Alliance University 159 Bengaluru Karnataka
St. Josephs College of Engineering 160 Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu
SR Engineering College 160 Warangal Telangana
Amity University Gwalior 162 Gwalior Madhya Pradesh
Haldia Institute of Technology 163 Haldia West Bengal
Government Engineering College 164 Thrissur Kerala
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology 165 Pune Maharashtra
Harcourt Butler Technical University 166 Kanpur Nagar Uttar Pradesh
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies 167 Dehradun Uttarakhand
Walchand College of Engineering 168 Sangli Maharashtra
BMS Institute of Technology & Management 169 Bengaluru Karnataka
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering 170 Hyderabad Telangana
K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering 171 Mumbai Maharashtra
Goka Raju Ranga Raju Institute of Engineering & Technology 172 Hyderabad Telangana
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha’s Cummins College of Engineering for Women 173 Pune Maharashtra
ManavRachna International Institute of Research & Studies 174 Faridabad Haryana
The National Institute of Engineering 175 Mysore Karnataka
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering 176 Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University 177 Gandhinagar Gujarat
School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology 178 Cochin Kerala
Silicon Institute of Technology (SIT), Bhubaneswar 179 Bhubaneswar Odisha
Anurag Group of Institutions 180 Hyderabad Telangana
Chitkara University 181 Rajpura Punjab
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing 182 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology 183 Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh
Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College 184 A.Rangampet Andhra Pradesh
JNTUA College of Engineering 185 Anantapur Andhra Pradesh
BNM Institute of Technology 186 Bengaluru Karnataka
Vasavi College of Engineering 187 Hyderabad Telangana
Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering 188 Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
National Engineering College 189 Kovilpatti Tamil Nadu
G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College 190 Kurnool Andhra Pradesh
Institute of Engineering & Management 191 Kolkata West Bengal
Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology 192 Chennai Tamil Nadu
Dharmsinh Desai University 193 Nadiad Gujarat
The LNM Institute of Information Technology 194 Jaipur Rajasthan
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology 195 Hisar Haryana
Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology 196 Pune Maharashtra
Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering 197 Pune Maharashtra
Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology 198 Navi Mumbai Maharashtra
BVRIT Hyderabad 199 Hyderabad Telangana
National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh 200 Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh

Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in India:

Engineering is segregated into different categories or branches or departments like Computer Science & Engineering with specialization in Cloud and Mobile based Application; Electronics & Communication Engineering; Computer Science & Engineering with specialization in Big Data & Analytics; Mechanical Engineering (ME), among others.

Mechanical engineering is one of the most demanding specialisations as compared to others. The popularity of mechanical engineering rises due to their demand in both private and public sectors and higher salary packages that come along. During the 4-year long course, the students get a chance to learn machine work, functionality, equipment and most importantly how to modify machines and its equipment are also taught in the classes.

Mechanical Engineering is offered by a lot of colleges which includes most of the IITs: 

IIT Bombay ISM Dhanbad
IIT Delhi NIT Surathkal
IIT Kanpur Birla Institute of Technology Patna
IIT Kharagpur Jadavpur University of Engineering and Technology
IIT Madras MNNIT Allahabad
IIT Roorkee PSG College of Technology Coimbatore
BITS Pilani PEC University of Technology Chandigarh
IIT BHU Varanasi Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
IIT Guwahati MNIT Jaipur
NIT Trichy VNIT Nagpur
Chandigarh University, Chandigarh SRM Engineering College, Kancheepuram

Top Computer Science Engineering Colleges in India

Computer Science Engineering has grown quite popular and is one of the most important branches of Computer Science. Let us look at the most popular colleges offering the course

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras), Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy), Tiruchirappalli
  • International Institute of Information Technology (IIIIT), Hyderabad

Top Engineering Colleges in India – Eligibility, Entrance Exams, Cut off

  • The candidates must have cleared 10+2 with at least 50% marks from PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)
  • Students can take admission in engineering courses based on the rank secured in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main and JEE Advanced.
  • Mtech admissions are done through GATE.
  • Some state level exams are WBJEE, GCET, TS EAMCET, etc.
  • University level entrance exams are BITSAT, SRMJEE, VITEEE, etc.

Top Engineering Colleges – Cutoff

IITs accept JEE Advanced scores for admission in various courses.

Institute Name JEE Advanced Cutoff
IIT Madras 90 – 10982
IIT Delhi 2 – 6549
IIT Kanpur 95 – 5188
IIT Bombay 1 – 3501
IIT Kanpur 204 – 8104

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Cutoff for other engineering colleges are as follows:

Institute Minimum Rank Maximum Rank
NIT Trichy 121 19,626
ICT, Mumbai 196 2,938
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 2,818 4,81,888
Amity Noida 7,289 10,54,979
NIT, Surathkal 1,000 27,212

Why consider Ranking while selecting Top Engineering Colleges in India?

Choosing the top engineering colleges in India is important as an informed and accurate decision would help in taking the career forward. The names of the colleges in top rankings take admission based on many entrance exams like the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), BITSAT, VITEEE, EAMCET, WBJEE, among many others. The students who have appeared and scored higher in these exams have higher chances of getting admission in these colleges.

The following chart shows the number of top engineering colleges in India accepting the scores of different entrance exams:

Top Engineering Colleges in India

Why does the ranking of Top Engineering Colleges in India differ from other rankings?

Rankings are not static as the entire process of evaluating the colleges keeps on changing regularly. With changes in the admission process, fee structure, course or curriculum many other factors are interconnected and get affected.

For instance, a mechanical engineering college that offers excellent placement opportunities to the students might witness a downfall in placement offers due to the change in industry demands. Similarly, change in eligibility clauses of admission might affect the quality of students taking admission in a particular course.

Should Top Engineering Colleges in India be selected based on the ranking?

It is a debatable topic, as selection of the college and branch depends upon a lot of factors.

  • The first thing which all the aspirants need to keep in mind is their preference.
  • You need to take at least three-five branches in consideration so that if you don’t get admission in one branch, you can explore other options.
  • After that check out the ranking of top engineering colleges in India and, which colleges have you appeared in the entrance exam / or will be giving the test in the future.
  • Narrow down your search to a few colleges only, where you would like to study for the next four years.

Study harder for your entrance test, and against your rank, select the top engineering colleges in India list according to its ranking.

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.

Latest Update: CSAB scrapes off the requirement of 75% marks in Class 12. Admissions will be done on the basis of JEE Main scores and rank only. Read more

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 https://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 the announcement of the final schedule of the exam. The whole COVID-19 crisis and lockdown have had a deep impact on the mental health of students. While many feel happy about the delay, others feel worried about the impact it will have on future studies. Parents are also worried about the finances required for the tuition of their kids. While talking about the eligibility of JEE Main or JEE Advanced, it is clear that NTA (or IIT) doesn’t give weightage to class 12th marks in JEE Main Score Card. Yet, teachers and parents force students to ensure a good percentage in class 12th boards. This is because of the rule of top 20 percentile for JEE Main introduced way back for JEE Main Counselling. Let us discuss exactly what does top 20 percentile for JEE Main 2020 means.

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What Is The Top 20 Percentile For JEE Main?

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

Yet, it is a determining factor for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. This is because of a hidden rule that these colleges follow. Top 20 Percentile for JEE Main is nothing but the top 20 percent of the students of each board. Given below is the cutoff for CBSE and ICSE, which might not reflect in your JEE Main Score Card, but is still required by top colleges-

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

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

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

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

The total marks scored by a student in the 12th boards or equivalent should make him/her fall in the top 20 percent of the scorers. However, not all the education boards release marks in the form of rank or percentage. So, it is not possible to determine the top 20 percent scorers of that particular board. Therefore, the organizing authority will also consider candidates not falling in the top 20 percentile while determining their eligibility.

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff Marks

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

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

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What is the Eligibility Criteria?

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

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

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

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

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

How to Calculate Top 20 Percentile Cutoff?

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

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

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Calculation of Class 12th Marks for Admission to IITs

The score will be calculated as follows-

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

Difference Between Percentage and Percentile

Often candidates get obscured of the difference between a percentage score and percentile. However, both terms are completely different from one another. A percentage score is marks obtained by a candidate from the aggregate of 100. On the other hand, a percentile is a term used to define the percentage a candidate secures below particular marks.

Example – Suppose a candidate has secured 85 percent marks. This is the 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.

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for JEE Main of Various Boards

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

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for National Institute of Open Schooling –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Percentile Cutoffs of Universities

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

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

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

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh –

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

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra –

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

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan –

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

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

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

Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for Haryana Open School, Bhiwani –

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

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

JEE Main Rank Predictor 2020

JEE Main (Joint Engineering Entrance) is the top-ranked engineering entrance exam for admission to B.Tech programs in prominent engineering colleges. With the national level test slated to start from January 06, candidates can make use of JEE Main Rank Predictor, to anticipate the rank and colleges for that rank based on your expected scores.

Several lakh candidates register for JEE Main to avail admission in top IITs and NITs. Everyone tends to remain anxious regarding the marks that they would secure as the score forms the primary basis for merit list preparation and seat allotment.

Click Here to Check Your Expected Rank with JEE Main Rank Predictor Tool

JEE Main Rank Predictor tool uses the algorithm similar to CBSE predict ranks based on your expected score, trends from the last few years and other parameters.

The use of rank predictor can also influence your decision for appearing in the second session of JEE Main 2020 in April. The counselling cum seat allotment would be conducted jointly for candidates from both sessions.

Therefore, JEE Main Rank Predictor would facilitate your decision to appear in the second session if your score from the January session falls short of securing your dream college.

JEE Main Rank Predictor 2020

About JEE Main Rank Predictor 2020

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

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

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

JEE Main Rank Predictor

Step 1 – Personal Details

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

Step 2 – Fill-in the relevant details

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

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

Step 3 – Result

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

How is Rank displayed in JEE Main Rank Predictor?

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

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

Important Points to Remember

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

Declaration of JEE Main Result

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

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key (Released): Question Papers and Solutions

Latest: JEE Main exam is scheduled for 1st September- 6th September, 2020. Soon after the exam is conducted, JEE Main Answer Key (Provisional) is released. The tentative dates for release of provisional answer keys is 27th September 2020. NTA has launched a mock test application to practice for JEE Main during the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown. Read more


JEE Main Exam was conducted from 6th January to 9th January, 2020. This exam was condcuted in two shifts i.e. morning and evening. For both the shify, JEE Main Answer Keys of Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 are available online on the official website  of NTA. Students were also able to challenge these answer keys from 13th to 15th January 2020.

After the challenge process was completed, JEE Main 2020 Final Answer Keys were released all papers and shifts. Aspirants can download the JEE Main Janury Session Final Answer Key PDF from the table 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

Also Read | JEE Main Paper Analysis

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

Important Dates for JEE Main Answer Keys

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 1st September- 6th September, 2020
Availability of  Answer Key by NTA January 13, 2020 September 27 (Tentative)
Last date for the submission of objection related to JEE Main answer key January 15, 2020 September 29 (Tentative)

JEE Main Answer Keys by Resonance – January 7

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

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

JEE Main Answer Keys by Resonance– January 8

Experts say that there will be an increment in this year’s cut off as the number of registrants 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. 

Also Check | JEE Main Counselling Process

JEE Main Answer Keys by Resonance – January 9

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

How to Download JEE Main 2020 Official Answer Key?

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 JEE Main Response Sheet and Answer Key will appear on the screen
  • After that students can cross-check the answer with correct option ID

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

How to Challenge JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?

If according to the student, the answer marked in the JEE Main 2020 answer key is not correct, then he/ she can challenge that particular answer in the JEE Main 2020 Answer key. 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

  • From record responses/response sheet, select the question number and enter the “answer” mentioned as well as the “claimed answer”. Then click “add to the claim list”.

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 2020

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

Previous Year JEE Main Answer Keys – 2019

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

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

JEE Main 2019 – Paper 2 Final Answer Key

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

Official Answer Key for JEE Main 2018

Paper 1

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

Question Paper Code Question Paper Official Answer Key
Code A Click Here Click Here
Code B Click Here Click Here
Code C Click Here Click Here
Code D Click Here Click Here

Paper 2

This table caters to the official answer key PDFs for JEE Main 2018 Paper 2-

Question Paper Code Official Answer Key
Set R Click Here
Set S Click Here
Set T Click Here
Set U Click Here

Official Answer Keys for Online Paper

This table provides you with the links to the official Answer Key PDFs for computer-based JEE Main 2018 Exam conducted on 15-16 April.

Official Question Papers Official Answer Key
15 April 2018 (Morning Session) Click Here
15 April 2018 (Evening Session) Click Here
16 April 2018 (Morning Session) Click Here

2018 JEE Main Answer Keys by Coaching Centers

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

Code A and B

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

Code C and D

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

JEE Main Answer Keys 2017

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

JEE Main 2017 Answer Key by Coaching Centers

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

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

2017 Answer Keys for Offline Mode

JEE Main 2017 exam held on 2nd April was conducted in offline mode. In the following table, JEE Main 2017 Papers along with their Answer Keys and Solutions are linked. 

JEE Main 2017 Papers Question Papers Answer Keys
Code-A (English) Click here Click here
Code-B (English) Click here Click here
Code-C (English) Click here Click here
Code-D (English) Click here Click here
Code-A (Hindi) Click here Click here
Code-B (Hindi) –  Click here
Code-C (Hindi) –  Click here
Code-D (Hindi) –  Click here

JEE Main 2016 Answer Keys

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

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

What after the JEE Main Answer Keys?

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 JEE Main Scorecard

The details mentioned on the scorecard are as follows:

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

JEE Main 2020 Results – Steps to Calculate

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. 

FAQs on JEE Main Answer Keys

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.