JEE Main Cut Off 2019

Trend analysis for JEE Mains Cut Off 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013

Every year, the JEE Main cut off is released shortly after the conclusion of JEE Mains. From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been handed over the responsibility of conducting JEE Mains, releasing cut-offs for the exam and declaring the AIRs. Hence, candidates can get them at NTA’s result portal for JEE.

As for the exam, candidates sit for JEE Mains every year to qualify and appear in JEE Advanced, which ultimately paves the way for admission to one of the IITs in India. The examination also provides a gateway for aspirants to secure admission to various B.Tech and B.Arch courses in NITs and other top colleges in the country.

This year, NTA is slated to release the JEE Mains cut off 2019 on 30th April. The cut off will serve as the qualifying score for a candidate to appear in JEE Advanced. It means, if an aspirant secures fewer marks than the cut off released by the NTA, he/she will not be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced.

While this was a brief introduction to the cut off that qualifies candidates to appear in JEE Advanced, there are different sets of JEE Mains college cut off for admission to B.Tech and B.Arch courses in other colleges and institutes, both government and private. Here, we will bring to you all the information related to cut off for JEE Mains. So, read on!

JEE Main 2019 Cut Off

NTA will publish the JEE Main cut-offs for all the categories separately. Hence, aspirants who are appearing for the JEE Mains in 2019 can check out their cut off marks online as per the category they filled their JEE application form for.

Along with the JEE Main cut off marks, candidates will also get results for exams held in January and April for both the papers compiled together

For the two sessions, the exams were held in the following manner –

For January session – Paper 1 on 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th January, Paper 2 on 8th January

For April session – Paper 1 on 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th April, Paper 2 on 7th April

Important dates - JEE Mains cut off 2019

Check the table below to know all the important dates related to this national level exam and JEE Main 2019 cut off.

ParticularsImportant Dates
JEE Main 2019 - January examinationJanuary 8th to 12th for both the papers
Results for JEE Main (January exam)Paper 1 – January 19th 2019Paper 2 – January 31st 2019
JEE Main 2019 – April examinationApril 7th to 12th for both the papers
Results for JEE Main (April exam)Paper 1 – April 30th 2019Paper 2 – May 15th 2019
JEE Main 2019 cut offApril 30th 2019
Counselling for admissions beginsTentatively from June


Types of cut-offs for JEE Main 2019

Candidates often get confused on which cut off should they follow for – 

  • • Taking admission into one of the colleges that accept JEE Main scores, or

  • • Their eligibility to appear in JEE Advanced.

  • Hence, we have come up with a segregation of the two cut-offs and a clarification. With this, candidates will understand which one to consider when following either of the two options mentioned above.

    For the clarification of candidates, JEE Main cut off can be divided into two categories – 

  • • Cut off for admission (Which will be applicable when an aspirant chooses to take admission to one of the colleges based on marks obtained in JEE Main)

  • • Cut off for qualification ( Which qualifies an aspirant to appear for JEE Advanced)

  • The chart given below explains in detail everything about the two JEE Main result cut off marks.
    Publishing AuthorityDisplaying PortalPurpose of ReleaseUse for AdmissionSpecific to InstituteSpecific to BranchSpecific to Category
    Admission Cut Off for JEE MainIt is published by joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) on behalf of institutes that are participating in the admission process.Official website of JoSAATo establish the minimum marks that would be required to take admission in one of the participating institutes.Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Qualifying Cut Off for JEE MainEarlier published by CBSE, from 2019 onwards, it will be published by NTA.Candidates need to log in to the result portal of JEE with their JEE login credentials to get the results.To make candidates eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced.No NoNoYes


    Expected admission cut off for JEE Main 2019

    While the release of cut off marks from JoSAA is still due and expected to be released tentatively in June, we have calculated the range of JEE Main expected cut off that may be applicable for admissions in the current session.

    These ranges have been calculated keeping in mind the trends that followed in previous sessions like the cut off for JEE Mains 2018, 2017, 2016 and so on.

    Take a look:

    For General/Unreserved candidates – Between 80 and 105

    For OBC candidates – Between 38 and 60

    For SC candidates – Between 28 and 42

    For ST candidates – Between 25 and 38

    So, depending on the category a candidate belongs to, he/she may expect to get admission in B.Tech/B.E/B.Arch courses in participating institutes as per the JEE Main cut off ranges for 2019. As per the cut offs released by JoSAA, candidates need to sit for counselling to get admissions in the 23 IITs, 23 IIITs, 31 NITs & 23 GFTIs all over India.

    This counselling and admission procedure will be carried out after the declaration of cut-offs, results and AIRs for JEE Advanced.

    Cut off for JEE Mains 2018

    Have a look at the last year JEE Mains cut off that followed after the exams. It will give you a much better idea of the cut-offs that may be released in 2019. Accordingly, you can prepare for appearing in JEE Advanced.

    So, assess your expected results with the JEE rank predictor, match them with IIT JEE Mains cut off for the previous year, and prepare for the right course of action to be taken.

    Cut off list for JEE Main to appear in JEE Advanced (Data for the year 2018)

    CategoryCommon Rank ListOBC - NCLSCSTPWD
    Qualified Candidates1112756531334425172562755
    Maximum Marks35073737373
    Minimum Marks (Cut off)74452924-35

    To get a better picture of JEE Main last year cut off, let’s check out the total number of candidates who appeared in JEE Mains 2018 conducted in 112 Indian and abroad cities.

    Total number of cities the exam was held in – 112 (104 in India and 8 abroad)

    Total number of centres that participated – 1,621 (1,613 in India and 8 abroad)

    Total candidates who appeared – 10,43,739; out of which 6,46,814 were boys, 2,66,745 were girls and 3 transgender.

    Trend analysis for JEE Main cut off (For the years 2013 to 2017)

    Here’s a chart depicting the JEE Main cut off marks for a period of 5 years till 2017. We will follow it with an in-depth analysis of how the cut-offs changed over the years and its probable reasons.

    Years/CategoriesGeneralOBC - NCLSCST
    2013113705045
    2014115745347
    2015105705044
    2016100705248
    201781493227

    As per the data presented above, there’s a clear trend of decreasing JEE Mains result cut off marks required over the years.
    2017 holds the lowest JEE Main cut off. The trend has been evolving due to two main reasons – 

  • • To adjust for the increase in the difficulty level of the exam.

  • • To increase the number of candidates who can be shortlisted for appearing in JEE Advanced.

  • Now, take a look at the analysis below: 

  • • The cut off for JEE Main 2017 has dipped to 81 from 100 which is a significant 19-marks decrease.

  • • As for the OBC/SC/ST categories, the decrease in cut off marks for the same year has been 21, 20 and 21 respectively.

  • As per the JEE Main last year cut off that was mentioned in a previous table, they follow this trend of decreasing cut off marks.

    With an in-depth analysis of the trend that has evolved over the years, we can list down a few factors that decide what the JEE Main cut off will be.

    Factors that affect cut off for JEE Mains

    Here’s a list of all factors that are counted in to decide the JEE Main cut off – 

  • a) Number of candidates appearing in the exam

  • b) Exam’s difficulty level

  • c) Cut-offs followed in the previous year

  • d) Total seats available for admission to various B.Tech/B.E/B.Arch courses

  • e) Candidates’ performances overall.

  • Similarly, the JEE Main college wise cut off is decided, which makes a candidate eligible to get admission in a participating college. For example, the JEE Main cut off for NIT will be decided by the factors mentioned above concerning applicable norms and availability in the specific NITs.

    It is also the reason why different colleges come up with their own JEE Mains colleges cut off ranks when admitting candidates.

    JEE Mains paper 2 cut off

    The JEE Mains paper 2 cut off varies for each program, institute and category. The cut-offs here pertain to admission in B.Arch and B.Planning in different participating colleges. Meeting the cut off requirement of Paper 2 in JEE Main carries more weightage in increasing a candidate’s probability of getting admission to the colleges as against the weightage of higher AIR.

    The JEE Main paper 2 cut off marks will be released as opening & closing ranks based on which candidates can take admission in B.Arch/B.Planning courses in a given institute. It will carry a categorization for candidates of home state and other states.

    For example, JEE Main paper 2 cut off for NIT, Agartala will carry a cut off for candidates of Tripura along with a cut off for candidates of other states. Candidates need to keep this requirement in mind while seeking admission to B.Arch and B.Planning courses in an institute from a given state.

    Time to make a decision!

    This was all about the JEE Main cut off you needed to know for assessing whether you qualify for the next level or not. Now, all you would need to do is check your answers with the help of JEE answer key, get an estimate of rank through JEE rank predictor and start preparing for the next course of action.

    If your expected marks match the cut-offs, you need to seek out colleges that you qualify to get admitted in. Or, if you wish to continue with the dream of getting admission into one of the coveted IITs, start prepping up for JEE Advanced.
    Remember, nothing pays off better than hard work!