JEE Main Cutoffs

JEE Main 2022 cutoff marks for all categories are published by the National Testing Agency. The JEE Main cutoff 2022 is the minimum mark that a candidate must score to be eligible for the JEE Advanced. Students can check the JEE Main 2022 cutoff for the General category, OBC, etc., on this page. They can also check the previous years’ JEE Main cutoff. Along with the cutoff marks, JEE Main results with category-wise All India Ranks are also announced by the NTA.

The cutoff of JEE Main is calculated by considering certain factors like the total number of candidates who appeared, the difficulty level of the exam, seat availability and more. In comparison to last year, JEE Main cutoff 2022 could either be higher or lower.

In this article, students can check JEE Main cutoff marks along with previous years’ JEE Main cutoff trends, opening and closing ranks of NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, minimum rank in JEE Main to get into NITs, and qualifying marks for NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.

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Factors Affecting JEE Main Cutoff Marks

  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • Total candidates appeared for the exam.
  • Total seats available in the colleges.
  • Previous year’s JEE Main cutoff scores.

JEE Main Cutoff Types

The JEE Main cutoff is of two types. First, there is the JEE Main qualifying cutoff which is released by the NTA. Secondly, there is the JEE Main 2022 admission cutoff which is released by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) on behalf of the participating institutes.

JEE Main 2022 qualifying cutoff is the minimum score that candidates should achieve in the entrance exam to appear for JEE Advanced 2022. On the other hand, JEE Main 2022 admission cutoff is the minimum mark that candidates should meet for seeking admission to NITs, IIITs, CFITs and other participating government or private institutes.

JEE Main Cutoff 2022

NTA has released the cutoff for JEE Main 2022. Candidates can check the JEE Main 2022 cutoff below.

Category Minimum Percentile Cutoff Maximum Percentile Cutoff
General 88.4121383 100
Gen- PwD 0.0031029 88.3784882
EWS 63.1114141 88.4037478
OBC-NCL 67.0090297 88.4081747
SC 43.0820954 88.4037478
ST 26.7771328 88.4072779

JEE Main Cutoff Marks 2021

Category

Minimum Score

Maximum Score

EWS

66.2214845

87.8950071

OBC-NCL

68.0234447

87.8950071

SC

46.8825338

87.8950071

ST

34.6728999

87.8474721

UR

87.8992241

100.0000000

UR-PH

0.0096375

87.8273359

JEE Main Cutoff Marks 2020 (Category Wise)

Category

Cutoff

Common Rank List (CRL)

90.3765335

GEN-EWS

70.2435518

Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)

72.8887969

Scheduled Caste (SC)

50.1760245

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

39.0696101

PwD

0.0618524

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JEE Main Cutoff Analysis

The students can get an idea about the JEE Main cutoff trends, i.e., minimum marks required in the JEE Main for admissions to NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs of the last four years, from the table mentioned below.

Previous Years’ JEE Main Cutoff Marks

Year ST SC OBC-NCL General PwD
2013 45 Marks 50 Marks 70 Marks 113 Marks
2014 47 Marks 53 Marks 74 Marks 115 Marks
2015 44 Marks 50 Marks 70 Marks 105 Marks
2016 48 Marks 52 Marks 70 Marks 100 Marks
2017 27 Marks 32 Marks 49 Marks 81 Marks
2018 24 29 45 74 -35
2019 44.33 54.01 74.3 89.7 0.11
2020 39.0696101 50.1760245 72.8887969 90.3765335 0.0618524
2021 34.6728999 46.8825338 68.0234447 87.8992241 0.0096375

JEE Main Seat Matrix

Availability of seats plays a crucial role in deciding the JEE Main cutoff. The below table shows the distribution of engineering seats to be offered through JEE Main 2021.

Category IIITs IITs NITs GFTIs Total Seats
SC 663 1939 2993 796 6391
SC – PwD 43 97 160 43 343
ST 340 969 1827 459 395
ST – PwD 14 54 108 21 197
OBC 1200 3499 5212 1061 10972
OBC – PwD 66 169 272 59 566
Open 1991 5927 8897 2898 19713
Open – PwD 91 283 442 146 962
Total Seats (including Female Supernumerary) 4449 11168 17452 5635 38704

How to Get Admission to NIT through JEE Main?

The students scoring more than or equivalent to JEE Main cutoff marks, along with scoring a minimum of 75% of marks in their Class 12 board exams (65% for Reserved Category candidates), will be considered as qualified for getting admission to NIT through JEE Main, by participating in the centralised counselling procedure conducted by JoSAA.

Marks Required to Get Admission (Opening and Closing Ranks) to Different Institutes

For getting admission to different technical institutes, the candidate should rank within the opening and closing ranks of different undergraduate courses offered at NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. After going through the JEE Main qualifying marks for NIT, IIIT and CFTIs, the candidates can check the opening and closing ranks for all NITs and IIITs from the table given below.

Institute Opening Rank Closing Rank
NIT Puducherry 5,377 22,276
AB Vajpayee IIITM, Gwalior 3,419 20,927
BIT Deoghar 8,290 39,292
BIT Patna 16,775 28,684
BIT Ranchi 4,818 13,285
Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar 4,303 22,540
Faculty of Engg. Haridwar 1,170 36,709
IIIT Allahabad 109 14,757
IIIT Design & Manuf., Tamil Nadu 1,542 17,503
Indian Institute of Eng. Science & Tech., Shibpur 7,982 30,886
IIIT Nagpur 15,794 8,135
IIIT Pune 6,060 6,558
Indian Institute of Information Tech. Design & Manuf. Kurnool, AP (Andhra Pradesh) 10,736 12,639
IIIT Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli 18,473 31,157
NIT Calicut 470 17,731
NIT Delhi 707 13,423
NIT Durgapur 7,376 21,206
NIT Goa 2,574 18,383
NIT Hamirpur 5,200 12,743
NIT Jamshedpur 3,318 13,041
NIT Kurukshetra 874 8,916
NIT Manipur 10,577 38,742
NIT Meghalaya 12,185 34,830
NIT Mizoram 8,929 34,658
NIT Nagaland 12,466 40,511
NIT Patna 6,861 18,903
NIT Raipur 7,280 17,664
NIT Rourkela 1,005 6,091
NIT Sikkim 9,446 31,946
NIT Silchar 2,797 15,557
NIT Srinagar 3,411 29,643
NIT Surathkal 11 4,468
NIT Tiruchirappalli 1,056 15,416
NIT Uttarakhand 5,535 19,466
NIT Warangal 33 2,100
NIT Agartala 4,080 25,737

Admission Criteria for Colleges

Importance of Class 12 marks in deciding JEE Main cutoff 2022: From the year 2017 onwards, no importance was given to Class 12 marks while calculating the JEE Main cutoff scores. Admission to various undergraduate courses offered by NITs, IITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes, or CFTIs, will be granted purely on the basis of ranks obtained in the IIT JEE.

However, to get admission to IITs, NITs, and other CFTIs, along with clearing JEE Main passing marks, i.e., minimum marks in JEE Main to get NIT, IIT and CFTIs, the students must have secured a minimum of 75% of marks in their Class 12 board exams (65% for reserved category candidates) or should be within the top 20 percentile of their respective Board Examinations.

After going through JEE Main cutoff marks of 2015 and 2016, the students can also check previous years’ opening and closing ranks for all NITs from the table below.

Name of the Institutes 2015 2016
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Rank
NIT Agartala 184 3,68,499 36 2,82,713
NIT Arunachal Pradesh 49 6,41,665 39 2,15,470
NIT Bhopal 9 34,020 6 27,275
NIT Allahabad 17 30,358 4 28,453
NIT Delhi 163 30,635 58 19,138
NIT Calicut 4 35,656 11 28,679
NIT Goa 248 65,205 164 83,915
NIT Durgapur 47 76,633 69 45,159
NIT Jaipur 3 32,897 8 27,987
NIT Hamirpur 3 117,379 54 87,902
NIT Jamshedpur 22 35,666 57 35,764
NIT Jalandhar 57 1,61,495 40 71,301
NIT Meghalaya 376 96,527 423 1,22,673
NIT Kurukshetra 70 40,268 35 29,806
NIT Manipur 943 6,10,201 18 4,59,666
NIT Mizoram 869 10,97,535 159 10,74,213
NIT Nagaland 509 92,967 12 42,185
NIT Nagpur 3 66,911 391 32,360
NIT Puducherry 118 1,29,512 182 1,43,596
NIT Patna 35 91,833 23 7,891
NIT Rourkela 14 3,54,157 15 71,467
NIT Raipur 35 1,09,465 26 90,465
NIT Srinagar 181 3,93,113 74 2,52,451
NIT Surat 46 4,93,044 13 55,666
NIT Silchar 186 64,910 785 58,691
NIT Sikkim 309 11,75,666 169 9,79,418
NIT Trichy 5 27,085 57 26,489
NIT Surathkal 15 43,354 4 32,588
NIT Warangal 3 25,741 5 29,270
NIT Uttarakhand 226 97,362 264 56,366
NIT Andhra Pradesh 105 37,051

After going through the previous years’ JEE Main cutoff marks, students can also check the opening and closing ranks of JEE Main 2016 and 2015 for all IIITs and GFTIs from the table provided below.

Name of the Institutes 2015 2016
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Rank
IIIT Guwahati 1,301 35,592 1,396 27,928
IIIT Allahabad 107 17,797 70 16,198
IIIT Dharwad 688 48,534 225 29,996
IIIT Gwalior 404 18,862 89 17,860
IIIT Kalyani 865 49,154 338 32,430
IIIT Kota 410 27,545 276 27,240
IIIT Kurnool 89 33,131 243 33,862
IIIT Lucknow 731 27,434 650 23,216
IIIT Manipur 2,381 69,014 2,179 40,661
IIIT Kottayam 438 47,428 297 29,215
IIIT Kancheepuram 349 35,421 142 30,344
IIIT Jabalpur 344 29,549 168 25,501
IIIT Sonepat 1,554 36,620 587 28,667
IIIT Tiruchirappalli 447 47,184 57 25,229
IIIT Vadodara 136 36,552 168 27,270
IIIT Una 1,248 40,275 136 30,886
GKV Haridwar 339 1,03,832 116 50,951
IICT Bhadohi 635 1,58,637 623 53,311
IT- GGU Bilaspur 318 1,47,703 360 53,965
BIT Mesra 18 77,485 31 51,314

JEE Main cutoff marks in the past 3 years have shown a declining trend. As per the opinion of some experts, the lowering of cutoff marks required in JEE Main for NITs from the year before the last year to the previous year was mainly due to the difficulty level of the mathematics section and also due to the increase in the number of candidates qualifying for the Advanced level of the entrance exam.

Institute Name Opening Rank (2017) Closing Rank (2017) Opening Rank (2016)
Closing Rank (2016)
Assam University, Silchar (Assam) 11,353 1,70,061 12,166 1,09,928
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 592 49,262 698 51,314
Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 17,150 50,164 14,219 50,951
HNB Garhwal University Srinagar (Garhwal) 16,026 52,778 NA NA
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh 18,616 51,868 27,811 53,311
Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu NA NA 7,616 49,647
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur 570 36,731 NA NA
Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research & Management, Ahmadabad 10,552 35,299 9,269 34,156
Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishawavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh 14,065 52,261 15,875 53,965
International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur 8,736 32,914 NA NA
J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 13,185 38,512 11,350 35,185
Mizoram University, Aizawl 1,605 50,665 2,259 52,602
National Insitute of Foundary & Forge Technology, P.O. Hatia, Ranchi 23,564 50,817 22,485 52,253
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad 15,019 38,341 14,564 37,552
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab 16,334 52,429 11,318 54,300
School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur 24,500 50,092 14,447 53,916
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 183 3,214 816 4,089
School of Planning and Architecture, I.P. Estate, New Delhi 2 2,052 98 2,292
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh 280 3,265 836 4,369
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 1,461 52,601 2,026 54,397
University of Hyderabad 6,444 17,087 NA NA


Frequently Asked Questions on JEE Main Cutoff

What is the qualifying percentile for JEE Mains 2022?

The minimum cutoff percentile for JEE Mains 2022 is 88.4121383 for the General category.

What are the types of JEE Main cutoff 2022?

The two types of the JEE Main cutoff are the admission cutoff and the qualifying cutoff. The JEE Main qualifying cutoff is released by NTA. It is the minimum mark required to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. The JEE Main 2022 admission cutoff is released by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA ) on behalf of the participating institutes.

How is the JEE Main cutoff finalised?

In order to prepare the cutoffs, the authorities consider several factors, and some key ones are

  • Previous years’ cutoff trends.
  • The difficulty level of JEE Main.
  • The total number of applicants.
  • The number of seats available for admission.
  • Performance of the candidates.

What are the types of cutoffs in JEE Main?

There are two types of cutoffs in JEE Main. They are the admission cutoff and the qualifying cutoff. The admission cutoff is prepared by JoSAA and is the minimum mark required for admission, whereas the qualifying cutoff is released by NTA and is the qualifying mark candidates should achieve to appear for JEE Advanced.

Do the cutoffs change every year?

Yes, the cutoffs, including category-wise cutoffs, are changed every year depending on various factors. There are different cutoffs for the General category, SC and ST, OBC, etc.

What is the meaning of cutoff in the JEE Main exam?

The cutoff is the minimum qualifying score that JEE Main candidates must obtain to be considered for admission or qualify for the Advanced exam.

What is the cutoff for foreign students?

There are no cutoffs or special reservations/quotas mentioned for foreign candidates. They will be granted admission to IITs solely based on the scores they obtain in JEE Main exam. However, foreign candidates can directly register for JEE Main under the foreign category.