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JEE Main Cut-off 2024: Category-wise Qualifying Cut-off

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Last updated date: 22nd Mar 2024
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JEE Main Cut-off 2024

The JEE Main 2024 session 1 was conducted in January followed by session 2 in April. The first thing that comes to our minds after the completion of the examination is the scores or the JEE Main cut-off. The cut-off is the minimum mark required to be eligible for the JEE Advanced 2024.  Every year, the JEE Main cut-off is declared soon after the JEE Main ends.


NTA is the conducting body and will share the results on the official JEE Main website. Here, we will discuss the expected category-wise JEE Main cut-off as well as the JEE Main cut-off trends of the previous years. In this article let’s check the JEE Main Qualifying Cut-off for 2024.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the JEE Main results. Candidates who took the exams can get their JEE Main 2024 results by entering their application number and DOB on the  JEE Main official website. To learn more about the cutoff, check the table below.

Category

Cutoff

General

90

EWS

80

(Other Backward Classes) OBC NCL

76

Scheduled Caste (SC)

56

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

47

PwD

0.0031029



JEE Main 2024 Expected Cut-Off 

The JEE Main 2024 expected cutoff is the minimum score a candidate requires to qualify for the exam. It is determined by various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, and the number of available seats in the participating institutes. As this is an estimation, the actual cutoff score might differ from the below table. However, the expected score will help students to plan their future preparation accordingly.


JEE Main 2024 Expected Cutoff (percentile)

Sr No.

Category

Expected Cutoff

1

ST

28-34

2

SC

44-52

3

OBC

65-72

4

General

85-90

5

EWS

68-72

Types of JEE Main 2024 Cut-off Marks

Before we talk about the JEE Main 2024 cut-off marks, let's understand an important difference between two types of cut-off marks. There are two kinds of cut-offs for JEE Main: one for qualifying and one for admission. The table below shows how these two cut-offs are different.


Particulars

JEE Main 2024 Qualifying Cut-off

JEE Main 2024 Admission Cut-off

Released By

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Participating institutes, JoSAA will release JEE Main 2024 admission cutoff.

Access through

JEE Main result portal

Admission cutoff on JoSAA website

Purpose of Cut-off

Eligibility for JEE Advanced 2024

Admission or enrollment in the particular institute

Institute Specific

No

Yes

Category Specific

Yes

Yes

Branch Specific

No

Yes



JEE Main Cut-off 2024: Determining Factors

Factors that determine the JEE Main 2024 cut-off (admission/qualifying):


  • How many students are taking the JEE Main 2024 exam?

  • How hard is the exam?

  • How many seats are there in total?

  • How many people applied for a specific program?

  • What category are you applying under for admission?


JEE Main 2024 Session 1 Question Paper Analysis

The following are some of the main factors that can help summarise the complete JEE Main 2024 session 1 question paper analysis.


  • The overall difficulty level was moderate to low difficulty.

  • The mathematics section was the most challenging, while Chemistry was relatively easy.

  • The Physics section was mostly formula-based and several direct questions were based on the NCERT textbooks.


JEE Main 2024 Session 2 Question Paper Analysis

Read the following that summarises the complete JEE Main 2024 session 2 question paper analysis.


  • The overall difficulty level of the papers was moderate.

  • The Maths section was the toughest followed by Physics and Chemistry.

  • In Chemistry, mostly NCERT questions were asked.

  • In Physics, a lot of questions were based on applications and formula-based. Also,  some of the direct questions were asked based on NCERT.


JEE Main Previous Years’ Cut-off 2013 to 2023

The JEE Main previous year cut-offs from 2013 to 2023 provide valuable insight into the minimum qualifying score required by candidates to secure admission to top engineering colleges in India. It can be used as a reference by JEE aspirants to gauge the minimum qualifying score required to secure admission to their preferred engineering colleges. By analysing the cut-offs from previous years, candidates can get an idea of the expected score range and strategise their preparation accordingly.


JEE Main Cut-Offs from 2013 to 2023

Year

General

ST

SC

OBC-NCL

PwD

2023

90.77

37.23

51.97

73.61

0.0013

2022

88.41

26.77

43

67

0.003

2021

87.89

34.67

46.88

68

0.009

2020

90.37

39

50.17

72.88

0.061

2019

89.75

44.33

54

74.3

0.113

2018

74

24

29

45

-35

2017

81 Marks

27 Marks

32 Marks

49 Marks

2016

100 Marks

48 Marks

52 Marks

70 Marks

2015

105 Marks

44 Marks

50 Marks

70 Marks

2014

115 Marks

47 Marks

53 Marks

74 Marks

2013

113 Marks

45 Marks

50 Marks

70 Marks



Conclusion

NTA will release the Qualifying JEE Main Cutoff for 2024. Students can check their results on official websites and all the qualified students can start your advanced preparation. We have also discussed factors affecting the cut-off for JEE Main. Read the entire article to learn more about JEE Main Cutoffs.

FAQs on JEE Main Cut-off 2024: Category-wise Qualifying Cut-off

1. What is the JEE Main cut-off?

JEE Main cut-off is the minimum marks required to qualify the JEE Main exam. This cut-off is released by the National Testing Agency.

2. Will the JEE Main cut-off be released in offline mode?

No, the JEE Main 2024 cut-off will only be released in the online mode. The cut-off will be released on the official portal of NTA. 

3. Will JEE Main 2024 cut-off have the subject-wise cutoff?

No, there will be no sectional cut-off in the JEE Main cut-off. It will  depend on the total percentile.

4. What are the factors that influence the JEE Main cut-off?

Here’s a list of the factors that are accounted for to decide the JEE Main cut-off:

  • Exam’s difficulty level

  • The number of candidates appearing in JEE Main

  • Previous years’ cut-off

  • The total number of seats available for admission to various B.Tech/B.E/B.Arch courses

  • Candidates’ overall performances

  • The number of candidates applying for a course

5. When does NTA release the JEE Main cut-off?

JEE Main Qualifying cutoff for 2024 will release on the official website of JEE Main once after exam happened. Students can access the cut-off from the NTA portal by using their roll numbers and DOB.

6. Do the cutoffs change every year?

Yes, category-wise cutoffs are adjusted annually based on the factors that influence them. There are various cutoffs for the general category, SC, ST, and OBC, etc.