You can check the JEE Main cutoff by logging into the result portal online. The cutoff is published category-wise. The qualifying cutoff is the minimum score you need to score to be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced. In this sense, it is different from the JEE Main cutoff that is published by JoSAA for the participating institutes for admission purpose. The JEE Main cutoff published by JoSAA is branch and category specific for each participating institute.

Types of JEE Main Cutoff

  1. Admission Cutoff
  2. Qualifying Cutoff
  Qualifying Cutoff Admission Cutoff
Published By NTA JoSAA
Purpose Screen candidates for JEE Advanced Admission to participating institutes
Institute-specific No Yes
Branch-specific No Yes
Category-specific Yes Yes

Factors that determine Cutoff

The admission cutoff depends on a number of factors:

  • Number of candidates appearing in the entrance exam
  • Total applications received for the programme to which candidate has sought admission
  • Total available seats
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • The category under which admission is sought

JEE Main 2018 Qualifying Cutoff

Category Qualified Max Marks Min Marks
Common Rank List 111275 350 74
OBC-NCL 65313 73 45
SC 34425 73 29
ST 17256 73 24
PwD 2755 73 -35
Total 231024  

JEE Main Cut off Trends (2013 to 2017)

S.No. Category 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
1 General 81 100 105 115 113
2 OBC-NCL 49 70 70 74 70
3 SC 32 52 50 53 50
4 ST 27 48 44 47 45

Category-wise JEE Main 2017 Cutoff

S.No. Category Cut off Number of Candidates
1 General 81 109585
2 OBC-NCL 49 60299
3 SC 32 33333
4 ST 27 16096
5 PWD 1 2114
  Total - 221427