• The JEE Main cut-off score determines if students will qualify for the Advanced exams
  • National Testing Authority (NTA) publishes cut-off marks online.
  • JEE Main’s cut-off marks differ for different categories – Paper 1 & 2
  • Individual subjects are not assigned separate cut-offs. But each year, the cut-off marks are changed, based on the difficulty level of the exams, the previous year’s cut-offs, total number of seats in each college and finally, the total number of students who appeared in the JEE Main exams
  • Ranks are assigned on the basis of scores they got in JEE Main exams
  • All India ranks are given based on 60% of JEE scores and 40% scores of the 10+2 results.
  • Cut-off scores for the JEE Mains can be calculated by students to find out which college/branch they can enrol themselves into.
  • There are different lists of cut-off scores for the General/Open and Reserved categories.
  • Various institutes also release their cut-off scores for JEE aspirants who can apply to the other courses offered by them.
  • Engineering colleges have their own criteria for cut-off lists and deciding the opening and closing ranks of students:
    • Total applicants for various courses in these colleges
    • The number of seats allocated for students

JEE Main Qualifying v/s JEE Mains Admission Cut-Off

  JEE Main (Qualifying) JEE Main (Admission)
Purpose To screen candidates for JEE Advanced Admissions to premier institutes
Significance Aspirants scoring high marks in JEE Mains will be eligible for JEE Advanced Aspirants need to score JEE Mains admission cut-offs for admission to JEE Main participating institutes including NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.  
Cut-off published by NTA’s official website (published by CBSE till 2018) JEE Main Admission Cutoff is released by JoSAA on the counselling website on behalf of the participating institutes