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JEE Advanced Cut off – Previous Years’ Cutoffs, State-wise IIT Cutoffs

by Anup Chowdhury

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi will release the final JEE Advanced cutoff 2020 after the declaration of the exam results. The JEE Advanced cut off basically suggests the minimum percentage of marks prescribed for the candidates for inclusion in the rank list. Candidates have to qualify JEE Advanced cutoff for each of the three subjects and also in aggregate to qualify the exam. Cut-offs will be different for various categories of students. Moreover, opening and closing ranks are released for each of the participating IITs. Merit list of qualified candidates is also released along with the JEE Advanced cut-off.

JEE Advanced exam is now scheduled on 23 August 2020 after the previously decided exam date (17 May 2020) was cancelled due to the coronavirus spread in the country.

In this article, you will be acquainted with all the details of  JEE Advanced cut off including factors which affect cut-offs, statewise and previous year cut-offs and more.

JEE Advanced Cut Off – Key Details

To secure a seat in one of the premier IITs, candidates must score a percentage of marks that is either equal to or above the JEE Advanced cut off 2020. The final seat allotment is solely based on category-wise All India Ranks (AIR). The JEE Advanced cut off list contains the minimum percentage of marks required in each subject and in aggregate.

According to JEE Advanced information brochure, the minimum qualifying percentage of marks prescribed for inclusion in the rank list is shown below:

Rank List

Min Percentage marks in each subject

Min Percentage of aggregate marks

Common rank list (CRL)

10.0

35.0

GEN-EWS rank list

9.0

31.5

OBC-NCL rank list

9.0

31.5

SC rank list

5.0

17.5

ST rank list

5.0

17.5

Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)

5.0

17.5

GEN-EWS-PwD rank list

5.0

17.5

OBC-NCL-PwD rank list

5.0

17.5

SC-PwD rank list

5.0

17.5

ST-PwD rank list

5.0

17.5

Preparatory course rank list

2.5

8.75

 

JEE Advanced Cut Off – Determining Factors 


Let’s check the basis of formulating the JEE Advanced cut off 2020 for candidates:

  1. Number of students who have participated in the exam
  2. Difficulty level of the exam
  3. Seat matrix of colleges
  4. Previous years’ cut off trend
  5. Candidates’ performance in JEE Advanced

For latest updates, check out JEE Advanced official website.

JEE Advanced 2018 Result Analysis (Cut off for Rank List)

Candidates have to qualify the JEE Advanced cut off subject-wise as well as in aggregate. The minimum marks the candidates needed to score in each of the 3 subjects and in aggregate were:   

  • Maximum aggregate marks: 372 (Marks needed to qualify – 186)
  • Maximum marks in Physics: 124 (Marks needed to qualify – 62)
  • Maximum marks in Chemistry: 124 (Marks needed to qualify – 62)
  • Maximum marks in Mathematics: 124 (Marks needed to qualify – 62)

Note: This was the criteria followed in 2018 wherein the qualifying percentage for candidates to be eligible for securing a rank was 50% in all subjects and in aggregate.

JEE Advanced Cut Off – Previous Years’ Cutoff

JEE Advanced Cutoff 2019

Rank List

Minimum Percentage Marks in Each Subject

Minimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks

Common Rank List

10

35

GEN-EWS Rank List

9

31.5

OBC NCL Rank List

9

31.5

SC Rank List

5

17.5

ST Rank List

5

17.5

Common PwD Rank List

5

17.5

OBC NCL PwD rank list

5

17.5

SC-PwD rank list

5

17.5

ST-PwD rank list

5

17.5

 

JEE Advanced Cutoff 2018

Rank List

Minimum Percentage Marks in Each Subject

Minimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks

OBC NCL

9

22.5

Common rank list

10

25

SC Rank list

5

12.5

ST Rank List

5

12.5

Common PwD rank list

5

12.5

OBC NCL PwD rank list

5

12.5

SC PwD rank list

5

12.5

ST PwD

12.5

Prep course rank list

2.5

6.25

 

JEE Advanced 2017 Cutoff

Rank List

Minimum Percentage Marks in Each Subject

Minimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks

CRL

10

35

OBC NCL 

9

31.5

SC

5

17.5

ST 

5

17.5

CRL PwD

5

17.5

OBC NCL PwD

5

17.5

SC PwD

5

17.5

ST PwD

5

17.5

Prep course rank list

2.5

8.75

 

Opening and Closing Ranks (JEE Advanced 2018)

During the JEE Advanced seat allocation process under JoSAA, each participating college releases its own cut off (in terms of opening and closing ranks) for giving admissions to qualifying candidates. The opening and closing ranks for top IITs in the year 2018 were:

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Institute

1

4018

IIT Bombay

614

9290

IIT Roorkee

696

7376

IIT BHU Varanasi

7

4669

IIT Delhi

366

6578

IIT Guwahati

2121

6299

IIT Gandhinagar

2486

5146

IIT Mandi

632

5342

IIT Hyderabad

2819

6190

IIT Patna

1276

4152

IIT Ropar

2845

7222

IIT Dhanbad

1388

4446

IIT Indore

1336

6895

IIT Jodhpur

40

5722

IIT Kanpur

180

8430

IIT Kharagpur

32

5819

IIT Chennai

JEE Advanced Cut off – Key Details

  1. Category-wise cut off marks for top 20 percentile will be based on the marks scored by all the qualified candidates in their respective boards in the particular year.
  2. For the candidates who have passed the 12th examination in 2019 and have/are appeared/appearing for any one of the subjects for improvement in 2020, the cut-off for the top 20 percentile will be considered for the year 2019.
  3. If the board doesn’t provide any information regarding the cut off of the top 20 percentile, the candidates have to produce a certificate from their respective Board which confirms that they fall in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates.

For JEE Advanced syllabus, read the article.

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JEE Advanced Cut off – FAQs

✔️ What is the qualifying cut off in JEE Advanced?

The qualifying JEE Advanced cut off 2020 means the minimum number of marks required in order to become eligible for admission in various IITs across India. This cut off will be different for different categories of candidates.

✔️ If I don’t clear JEE Advanced at the first attempt, should I drop a year and give another attempt?

It is not at all advisable to drop a year in the quest for a better rank in JEE Advanced for admission in the top-tier IIT institutes. There are many state-level institutes and private colleges that offer a decent and standard education, even if not at the level of IITs and NITs.

✔️ What is the minimum rank for IIT?

The IITs have nine rank lists as per caste and reservation including general, OBC, SC, ST, PWD category. In 2018, a general category student had to score a minimum of 75 marks out of 372 to get a rank, while OBC applicants and SC/ST applicants had to score 67 and 38 marks respectively.

✔️ What is a good score in JEE Advanced?

For a good JEE Main rank (less than or around 10k) you need to get at least 180+ marks (when cutoff being less than 120 marks) and at least 95%+ in CBSE Boards exam.

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