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JEE Main Cutoff Marks and Ranks FAQs 2019: When it comes to the cutoff of JEE Main, a lot of confusion and misconceptions are bound to come along with it. Candidates appearing in the entrance exam generally don't know what is the cutoff of JEE Main, how is it prepared, factors that go into making it and what role does it play in admission. To answer all such questions, Careers360 has compiled the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of JEE Main 2019 Cutoff Marks on this page. Candidates will be able to get answers to most of their questions from JEE Main 2019 Cutoff Marks FAQs and have clarity in their minds. The FAQs of JEE Main 2019 ranks can also be checked from this page to remove all doubts regarding the same and have a clear picture. All of the frequently asked questions ranging from the qualifying marks to the category wise cutoff for admissions into the various participating institutes of JEE Main have been answered in the JEE Main 2019 cutoff marks and ranks FAQs. For more information, candidates can read the full article on JEE Main Cutoff Marks and Ranks FAQs 2019 from below.
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Q. What is the qualifying marks for JEE Main?
Ans: The qualifying marks for JEE Main are subject to change every year due to the various factors involved in calculating it. Exact qualifying marks cannot be informed for next year unless the entrance examination is completed.
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Q. I have cleared JEE Main 2019. Can I appear for JEE Advanced or is there a specific cutoff for this?
Ans: To appear in JEE Advanced, you need to have a rank up to 2,24,000 in JEE Main 2019 exam. Only such candidates will have a chance of being allotted seats in B.Tech programmes in IITs.
Q. What is the category wise cutoff for JEE Main 2019?
Ans: The cutoff for JEE Main for each category is subject to change each year due to the factors that go into making it. Candidates can check the range of cutoff as given below which is based on the previous year cutoff ranks:
General Category – 81 to 113
OBC – NCL – 49 to 74
SC – 32 to 53
ST – 27 to 48
Q. In case of a low rank, should I drop and prepare or check for admissions in private colleges?
Ans: To tell you something, JEE Main 2019 scores will be accepted by many state level and private engineering institutes. Instead of dropping and wasting your year, you can apply for admission to these institutes.
Q. What is the cutoff and admission process for students from Nepal, Bhutan or Bangladesh? Is there any reservation or specific quota for them?
Ans: Candidates from Nepal, Bhutan or Bangladesh will have to apply for JEE Main 2019 under Foreign category. Such candidates will have to fill and submit the application form of JEE Main 2019 which has been released on September 1. No, there is no special reservation or quota for the foreign category candidates.
Q. 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 2019? Which category will I come under?
Ans: In case, your parents hold the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) certificate then you will be able to apply for JEE Main 2019 under that category. Otherwise, you will have to fill the application form of JEE Main under the Foreign category.
Q. What is the JEE Main Cutoff for NITs?
Ans: Candidates can check the closing rank for general category for top 10 NITs from the table given below.
JEE Main Cutoff for NITs
Name of the Institute
Closing Rank (Home State)
Closing Rank (Other State)
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
National Institute of Technology, Calicut
Computer Science Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal
Computer Science & Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Food Process Engineering
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
To know the NIT cutoffs, the candidates can read JEE Main Cutoff for NITs.
Q. What is the JEE Main Cutoff for IIITs?
Ans: The closing rank for General category of top 10 IIITs can be checked below:
JEE Main Cutoff for IIITs
Name of the Institute
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Gwalior
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
Electronics and Communication Engineering with specialization in Design and Manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Design and Manufacturing
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam
The candidates can check JEE Main Cutoff for IIITs to know more about the cutoff range.
Q. What is the JEE Main Cutoff for CFTIs?
Ans: Candidates can check the closing ranks of JEE Main for the top 10 CFTIs from the table given below.
JEE Main Cutoff for CFTIs
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal
Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management - Ahmedabad
Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur
Industrial and Production Engineering
J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- Allahabad
For more information about the admission cutoff range, the candidates can read JEE Main Cutoff for CFTIs
For more detailed information read JEE Main FAQs 2019 (Frequently Asked Questions)
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As per last few years, to crack JEE main you need to score 81 marks, if you belong to general category. As it varies for different categories.
But to secure a position in IITs or NITs you need to score 200-250(general category), 175-220(OC category).
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