JEE Main 2020 Cutoff Marks: Expected Cut off Score Category Wise


The JEE Main Cutoff (expected) is available along with All India Ranks. The exam conducting body will announce the JEE Main 2020 Cutoff marks after result declaration today. Cut off mark is the minimum score necessary to clear a test. And, candidates need to obtain the JEE main cutoff score in order to clear the exam and appear in the next level of the examination which is JEE Advanced for getting admission into IITs.

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The cut off marks depend on various factors such as the number of applicants, the level of question paper etc. NTA will declare the Cutoff for JEE Main after the result is out. The cutoff will be different for different categories. For more details regarding JEE Main Cutoff 2020 go through the article.

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JEE Main 2020 Cut-Off Expected

Category Cut-off
General 80-86
OBC 47-52
SC 31-35
ST 28-33

JEE Main 2020: Expected Cut off after Slot 1 on 11 January

Section Expected Cut off Good Attempt (No. of Questions out of 30)
Physics 30 – 35 17
Chemistry 35 – 45 20
Mathematics 25 – 30 15
Overall 85 – 105 50 – 55

JEE Main 2020: Expected Cut off after Slot 1 on 10 January

Section Expected Cut off Good Attempt (No. of Questions out of 30)
Physics 30 – 35 17
Chemistry 35 – 45 20
Mathematics 25 – 30 15
Overall 85 – 105 50 – 55

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff (Expected)

Category Cut-off Marks
General 80-85
OBC 48-53
SC 31-36
ST 27-32

JEE Main 2018 Cut off for JEE Advanced

Check out the JEE Main 2018 cut off marks required for you to qualify for JEE Advanced 2018.

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IIT JEE 2020 Expected cutoff

JEE Main 2020 will take place on 06 – 11 January 2020 in online mode. The result declaration will happen on 31 January 2020. JEE Main 2020 Cutoff is the minimum score necessary to clear the examination. CBSE had declared the JEE Main Cutoff in the last week of April, after the result declaration in 2020. The cutoff for General category was 81, 49 for OBC-NCL, 32 for SC, 27 for ST, and 1 for PWD in the previous year.

Cut off Score for Appearing in JEE Advanced 2017

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JEE Main Cut off 2017

JEE Main 2018 Cutoff by Coaching Classes

The category wise cut off is presumed by coaching classes are given below.

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  1. Updates Regarding JEE Main 2020
Category/Coaching classes Common Merit List (CML) Other Backward Class (OBC – NCL) Scheduled Caste (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST) Person with Disability (PWD)
Resonance 81 49 32 27 1
Super 30 85 50 35 30 5
Sri Chaitanya >=80 >=45 >=30 >=25 >=0
Motion Education 80-85 45-50 30-35 25-30 0-5
Plancess 83 47 34 29 3

JEE Main Previous Years Cutoff Score

The table below provides previous years jee cutoff marks. And, Candidates can refer to these marks for getting an idea about the probable cut off for 2020.

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

The cutoff for general category was 115, 105, 100, and 81 respectively in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2020. Hence, we can see a decreasing pattern in JEE Main Cutoff score in subsequent years. According to the experts, the lower JEE Main Cutoff 2016 in comparison to 2015 was the result of the increased pool of JEE Advanced. Further, the total number of top candidates filtered for JEE Advanced in 2016 were 2 lacs from JEE Main 2016. Whereas the total number of candidates to appear for JEE Advanced in 2015 was 1.5 lakh. Hence, more 50,000 candidates were shortlisted in 2016.

Now Top 2,24,000 candidates will able to give Advanced exam after scoring in JEE Main 2020.

JEE Main Cutoff 2017 released by CBSE

S.No Category Cutoff Score
1 General 81
2 OBC-NCL 49
3 SC 32
4 ST 27
5 PWD 1

JEE Main Rank List

The JEE Main authority will release All India Rank (AIR) in June last week. Also, the All India Rank of a candidate will be the basis for admission into NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. Further, the candidates will get the call for counselling on the basis of marks obtained in the JEE Main exam. Further, the merit list will be available by taking into account the JEE main score and 12th board percentage.  However, there will be a separate merit list will for each category.

The official website of JEE Main 2020 is

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff and Ranks FAQ’s

What is the qualifying marks for JEE Main?

A: The qualifying marks for JEE Main are subject to change every year due to the various factors involved in calculating. Exact qualifying marks cannot be informed for next year unless the official cut-off marks are released.

I have cleared JEE Main 2020. Can I appear for JEE Advanced or is there a specific cutoff for this?

A: To appear in JEE Advanced, you need to have rank up to 2,24,000 in JEE Main 2020 exam. Only such candidates will have a chance of being allotted seats in B.Tech programmes in IITs.

What is the category wise cutoff for JEE Main 2020?

A: The qualifying marks for JEE Main are subject to change every year due to the various factors involved in calculating. Exact qualifying marks cannot be informed for next year unless the official cut-off marks are released.

General Category – 81 to 113

OBC – NCL – 49 to 74

SC –32 to 53

ST – 27 to 48

In case of low rank, should I drop and prepare or check for admissions in private colleges?

A:  JEE Main 2020 scores will be accepted by many state-level and private engineering colleges. Instead of dropping and wasting your year for preparation, you can apply for admission to best private colleges.

What is the cutoff and admission process for students from Nepal, Bhutan or Bangladesh? Is there any reservation or specific quota for them?

A:  Candidates from Nepal, Bhutan or Bangladesh will have to apply for JEE Main 2020 under the foreign category. Such candidates will have to fill and submit the application form of JEE Main 2020 which has been released on September 1.  However, no reservation or specific quota for them.

My parents were Indian and now all of us are foreign passport holders, but I have studied in India since class 2. Can I apply for JEE Main 2020? Which category will I come under?

A: In case, your parents hold the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) certificate then you will be able to apply for JEE Main 2020 under that category. Otherwise, you will have to fill the application form of JEE Main under the foreign category.

What is the JEE Main Cutoff for NITs?

A: Candidates can check the closing rank for the general category for top 10 NITs from the table given below.

JEE Main Cutoff for NITs:

Name  of the Institute Courses  Closing Rank (Home State) Closing Rank (Other State)
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad Chemical Engineering 18919 20237
Civil Engineering 15294 20427
Computer Science and Engineering 4539 5931
Electrical Engineering 9416 13227
Electronics and Communication Engineering 8167 9237
Mechanical Engineering 10643 13321
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 28810 29271
National Institute of Technology, Calicut Biotechnology Engineering 33271 28524
Chemical Engineering 32892 21692
Civil Engineering 32218 20560
Computer Science Engineering 15208 6616
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 22455 13181
Electronics and Communication Engineering 19827 9612
Engineering Physics 28880 16138
Mechanical Engineering 17768 13229
Production Engineering 34777 24011
National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal





















Computer Science & Engineering 5173 2940
Mechanical Engineering 17402 8292
Civil Engineering 28408 14263
Electronics & Communication Engineering 7875 5539
Chemical Engineering 20826 12396
Electrical & Electronics Engineering 14037 7572
Information Technology 10327 5269
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 28700 18158
Mining Engineering 32608 22552
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela Architecture Engineering 4216 1712
Biomedical Engineering 45043 30585
Biotechnology Engineering 37278 28407
Ceramic Engineering 36733 32935
Chemical Engineering 25126 19874
Civil Engineering 25136 16316
Computer Science Engineering 11429 6396
Electrical Engineering 18186 11825
Electronics and Communication Engineering 13539 8837
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 21357 13346
Food Process Engineering 47089 33150
Industrial Design 34485 29804
Mechanical Engineering 16679 12898
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 31862 25682
Mining Engineering 31317 25473
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Chemical Engineering 17930 11579
Civil Engineering 23156 11313
Computer Science and Engineering 4912 2120
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9937 5309
Electronics and Communication Engineering 6929 3747
Instrumentation and Control Engineering 14188 11036
Mechanical Engineering 11208 4677
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 23535 17505
Production Engineering 21896 16229
  1. What is the JEE Main Cutoff for IIITs?

A: The closing rank for General category of top 10 IIITs can be checked below:

JEE Main Cutoff for IIITs

Name of the Institute Courses  Closing Rank 
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Gwalior Computer Science and Engineering 12736
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram Computer Science Engineering 15995
Electronics and Communication Engineering with specialization in Design and Manufacturing 19961
Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Design and Manufacturing 26086
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur Computer Science Engineering 16542
Electronics & Communication Engineering 23714
Mechanical Engineering 29314
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara Computer Science Engineering 26827
Information Technology 31351
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam Computer Science Engineering 33239
  1. What is the JEE Main Cutoff for CFTIs?

A: Candidates can check the closing ranks of JEE Main for the top 10 CFTIs from the table given below.

JEE Main Cutoff for CFTIs

Name of the Institute Course Closing Rank
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi Architecture 523
Planning 2052
School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal Architecture 1017
Planning 3214
Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management – Ahmedabad Civil Engineering 35299
Electrical Engineering 33128
Mechanical Engineering 30166
Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur Chemical Engineering 50601
Civil Engineering 49669
Computer Science and Engineering 42636
Electronics and Communication Engineering 48473
Industrial and Production Engineering 52261
Information Technology 49246
Mechanical Engineering 49612
J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- Allahabad Computer Science and Engineering 35357
Electronics and Communication Engineering 38512

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  4. the cutoff for jeemains this year is general – 80- 85
    OBC – 45- 50
    SC – 30 – 35
    ST – 25 – 29
    because in this year advanced level paper is made in this jee mains 2018 difficulty level is more chemistry maths physics difficulty is same in these subject BUT ADVANCED LEVEL PAPER

  5. I m a girl and got 61 marks in jee mains after checking the key released belonging to obc (bcb). Do I get a seat in any of the nits