JEE Main 2018 Cut Off is determined by CBSE considering various factors. Candidates need to be among top 224000 performers in paper 1 of JEE Main 2018 in order to be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018. This translates to 107464, 5656, 57456, 3024, 31920, 1680, 15960, 840 candidates being selected respectively from open category, open-PWD, OBC, OBC-PWD, SC, SC-PWD, ST, ST-PWD categories. Minimum marks necessary to be in this top number of candidates refers to cut off of JEE Main 2018. JAB / CBSE JEE Main unit announces cut off score along with the declaration of result of JEE Main 2018.
Past year cut offs of JEE Main is important for candidates appearing in upcoming CBSE JEE Main 2018. They are available year-wise, and category-wise. Know here JEE Main cut off for general category candidates, OBC candidates, SC candidates, ST category candidates.
JEE Main 2018 Cut Off To Appear In JEE Advanced 2018
JEE Main 2018 Cut Off To Appear In JEE Advanced 2018 will be announced by CBSE / JAB along with result of JEE Main 2018.
Take a look at past year cut offs to get an idea.
JEE Main Cut Off 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 to appear in JEE Advanced / IIT JEE
Figures, in table below.
The number of candidates who qualify for JEE Advanced on basis of JEE Main are as follows year-wise.
- 2018 – 2,24,000
- 2017 – 2,20,000
- 2016 – 2,00,000
- 2015 – 1,50,000
- 2014 – 1,50,000
As can be seen, the number of candidates who are selected on basis of JEE Main to appear in JEE Advanced has been steadily increasing over the years. This has in turn led to a dip in cut off.
Again this year, the number of qualifying candidates is more than last time. Will this mean that cut off will further dip?
To answer that, other factors also will come into consideration. Such as
- Difficulty level of exam
- Average performance of candidates
- Minimum expectation of IITs
Say for example, exam difficulty level remains same as last time, then cut off will fall. This is because, to accommodate higher number of students in qualifying list, student with lower marks than last time will make it to the list.
If exam becomes easier, then average performance of candidates will increase, thereby cut off remaining constant or going higher.
If exam becomes tougher, then cut off further shall dip.
Actual JEE Main 2018 Cut Off To Appear In JEE Advanced 2018 will be available as soon as CBSE JEE Main 2018 Result releases.