JEE Main Cutoff 2020 – NTA will be releasing the cutoff of JEE Main 2020 in online mode after the result is announced or counselling is conducted. There will be two types of JEE Main 2020 cutoff – qualifying and admission.
JEE Main Qualifying Cutoff is nothing but cutoff which has to be secured by the candidates in order to appear for JEE Advanced exam. Whereas JEE Main Admission Cutoff is the cutoff that has to be scored by the candidates in order to secure admission in JEE Main Participating Institutes.
NTA JEE Main Cut Off will vary based on the candidate’s category. In this article, we will provide you with all the necessary information regarding JEE Main 2020 Cutoff. Read on to find out.
The admission cutoff will be released by JoSAA authorities after every round of allotment. While preparing the JEE Main 2020 cutoff, the concerned authorities will consider various factors related to the examination. It is to be remembered that the cutoff of JEE Main 2020 will be different for every category, course and institute.
JEE Main Cutoff Date 2020
JEE Main 2020 (January session) has been conducted from January 6 to 9. After the examination is conducted, the official answer key of JEE Main 2020 will be released by the authorities. Before getting into the details on JEE Main 2020 Cutoff, let’s have an overview of important dates:
|Events||JEE Main Cutoff Date|
|JEE Main Answer Key 2020||23rd January 2020 (Tentative)|
|JEE Main Result||31st January 2020|
|JEE Main 2020 Cutoff||31st January 2020 (Tentative)|
Factors Affecting JEE Main Cutoff 2020
Before the release of the official JEE Main 2020 Cutoff, the officials will consider various factors in mind. The list of factors/parameters considered by the officials before the release of JEE Main 2020 Cutoff are listed below:
- Difficulty Level of JEE Main 2020 Paper
- Total number of candidates appearing JEE Main 2020 exam
- Total number of seats available
- Highest score obtained by a JEE Main 2020 test taker
- The lowest score obtained by a JEE Main 2020 test taker
- Average score obtained by JEE Main 2020 test-takers
Types of JEE Main 2020 Cutoff
The exam authorities will release the cutoff along with the declaration of JEE Main 2020 result. The cutoff can be segregated into two types – qualifying cutoff and admission cutoff. Candidates can check the difference between the two types of JEE cutoff Main 2020 to understand how much they have to secure to have higher chances of participating in JEE Advanced or allotment into the participating institutes.
Difference between JEE Main Qualifying and Admission Cutoff
JEE Main 2020 Qualifying Cutoff
JEE Main 2020 Admission Cutoff
The qualifying cutoff will be published by National Testing Agency (NTA)
On the behalf of the participating institutes, JoSAA will be releasing the admission cutoff of JEE Main 2020.
Will be released through the result portal. To check the qualifying cutoff, the candidates will have to log in.
Purpose of Cutoff
Screening of candidates for JEE Advanced. Those candidates who meet the qualifying cutoff will be eligible to attempt JEE Advanced.
The admission cutoff is the minimum marks required to have higher chances of allotment into the institute.
Used for Admissions
JEE Main Cutoff 2020
The JEE Main cutoff is expected to release on 31st January 2020 (tentative). Candidates must log in with the help of their credentials in order to check the JEE Main 2020 Cutoff. Once the NTA JEE Main Cutoff is available, we will update it in this article.
JEE Main 2020 Opening and Closing Ranks: This is available in the form of ranks and not marks. The candidates who do not qualify the JEE Advanced cutoff or are not interested in admission to the IITs, must participate in JoSAA counselling. Each of the participating NITs, IIITs, CFTIs etc, announces their opening and closing ranks for admission after each JosAA counselling round.
Opening rank means the rank from which a particular colleges start to take admission.
Closing rank means the last rank upto which candidates are called for admission by the college.
The below given data is just for reference and is gathered from various reports:
|Experts||Expected cutoff marks||Expected cutoff percentile|
|Roy’s institute||–||90 percentile and more|
|Jadavpur University||85 to 100||–|
|Section||Good No. of Questions Attempted||Expected cut off ( Raw Score)||Expected Percentile Rank/ Cut off|
|Physics||12 – 15||38 – 43||90 percentile|
|Chemistry||13 – 17||30 – 38||90 percentile|
|Mathematics||10 – 14||35 – 45||90 percentile|
|Overall||79 – 85||88 – 90 percentle|
Mathematics – Students reported Maths to be easy but had lengthy calculations in a few questions. Overall, it was a balanced section. No questions were asked on height and distance.
Physics – The paper had more questions from class 11 chapters. Few questions were of mixed concept type. It was also lengthy. No questions were asked from chapters like Semiconductors, AC Circuits, Magnetism.
Chemistry – Students reported questions were largely from NCERT, especially chapters of inorganic Chemistry. The paper was balanced as per students covering questions from class 9 and 12. More questions from Inorganic were asked as compared to Organic and Physical Chemistry.
A total of 11 lakh candidates appeared for the engineering, architecture and planning entrance exams. The exams are being held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in two shifts — 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
JEE Main Rank is relevant for admission to National Institutes of Technology. Tentative Opening and Closing Ranks for Outside State and Home State Candidates for various NITs in previous year’s is provided below for quick reference.
|Name||Opening Rank (OS)||Closing Rank (OS)||Opening Rank (HS)||Closing Rank (HS)|
|National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli||324||2120||1250||4912|
|National Institute of Technology Surathkal||1506||2940||306||5173|
|National Institute of Technology Warangal*||1356||2604||1362||4411|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur||3921||5901||2892||7266|
|National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra||5157||8092||3953||7227|
|National Institute of Technology Durgapur||6574||9003||7403||14703|
|Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad||2076||4068||1245||4365|
|National Institute of Technology Calicut||3094||6616||3502||15208|
|Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur||3405||5931||2099||4539|
|Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal||5374||7949||4123||9045|
|National Institute of Technology Silchar||10856||16790||8180||26993|
|Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat||4240||6871||2847||9455|
|National Institute of Technology Hamirpur||7908||11881||7767||22789|
|Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar||7036||9881||6002||12195|
|National Institute of Technology Raipur||6472||12341||8344||21331|
JEE Main Cutoff 2020 For JEE Main Advanced Exam
Earlier only the top 245000 candidates were shortlisted to appear for JEE Advanced exam. Now, the authorities have increased the number of candidates from 245000 to 250000. It is important for the candidates to qualify in paper 1 and be among the top 250,000 candidates including all categories to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. The categories will be divided as follows among the top 250,000 JEE Main qualified candidates:
Previous Year JEE Main Cutoff
Candidates are advised to go through the previous year JEE Main 2020 Cutoff to get an idea about JEE Main 2020 Cutoff:
JEE Main Cutoff 2019
|Category||JEE Main 2019 Cutoff|
No Of Candidates Eligible For JEE Advanced 2019
As per the JEE Advanced 2019 notification, the top 2,45,000 candidates were eligible for the JEE Advanced 2019. The category-wise top 2,45,000 candidates qualifying for JEE Advanced 2019 is tabulated below:
|Category||Number of Top Candidates|
|Open||108229||113925( 46.5% open to all)|
|OBC-NCL||62843||66150( 27% )|
|SC||34913||36750( 15% )|
|ST||17456||18375( 7.5% )|
|General – EWS||9310||9800( 4% )|
|General – EWS – PwD||490|
JEE Main 2018 Qualifying Cutoff
|Category||Total Qualified Candidates||Max Marks||Min Marks|
|Common Rank List||111275||350||74|
JEE Main Cutoff 2017
The JEE Main 2017 cutoff is tabulated below:
|Category||Number of Candidates||Cut off|
JEE Main Cutoff Trend Analysis
The JEE main cutoff trend will help the engineering exam test takers with an overview of the rise and dip in the minimum marks required for qualifying the Joint Engineering Entrance Main Examination. The table below will present the cutoff scores of JEE Main (YoY) for the last seven years, since 2013.
JEE Main Cutoff Score Trend
If we look into the last seven years’ trend of JEE Main cutoff, there has been a gradual decrease across all categories in the minimum marks to qualify JEE Main paper, except for the year 2014 and 2019.
Interestingly, the JEE Main cutoff has dipped in the last seven years, for General category candidates. While in the year 2013, the qualifying cutoff of JEE Main was 113, it has steeped to 89.7548849 in the year 2019.
Further, for the SC and ST categories, the same trend in JEE Main cutoff can be seen. While in the year 2013, the JEE Main cutoff for SC and ST categories was 50 and 45, respectively, the minimum qualifying marks for Joint Engineering Entrance Main Examination has increased to 74.3166557 and 44.3345172, respectively.
Astonishingly, the JEE Main cutoff for PwD category candidates has been increased by from -35 to 0.11371730.
JEE Main Cutoff For All NITs
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are autonomous, public institutes of higher education. They are governed by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, which declares them as institutions of national importance alongside the IITs. There are 31 NITs across India and each one is funded by the Government of India. These institutes are among the top-ranked engineering colleges in India and have one of the lowest acceptance rates for engineering institutes, of around 2 to 3 %, second only to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India.
JEE Main Cutoff For All IIITs
Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are a group of institutes of higher education in India, focused on information technology. There are presently 23 IIITs, out of which 5 are established, funded and administered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The rest is set up on the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
JEE Main Cutoff For All GFTIs
Enriching the Indian technical education scenario is the Government Funded Technical Institutes, commonly referred to as GFTIs. There are 18 GFTIs, each of which is expected to contribute its bit towards the greater cause, which is to create a technically literate society and keep India progressive. One element central to these technical institutes is their status as participating entities of JEE Main. Constituted by the Central Seat Allocation Board, Joint Seat Allocation Authority handles the intake process of the Government Funded Technical Institutes, which is conducted in multiple rounds.