- 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|