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JEE Main 2019: Minimum Marks (Expected) required to qualify for JEE Advanced 2019

JEE Main appearing candidates should score more than the minimum qualifying marks for getting shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2019. In this article, we are discussing what could be the expected cut off marks of JEE Main 2019 for each category and also the factors affecting the JEE Main cut off.

Jan 18, 2019 12:39 IST
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JEE Main 2019: Expected Cut-Off (Qualifying Marks)
JEE Main 2019: Expected Cut-Off (Qualifying Marks)

What will be the minimum marks required in JEE Main 2019 to qualify for JEE Advanced 2019? Is the JEE Main cut off expected to dip this year? Without any doubt, these are the top questions arising in the minds of JEE Main aspirants who appeared for JEE Main 2019 between 9 January and 12 January.

JEE Main exam conducting authority, the national testing agency (NTA) has conducted the computer based test mode of JEE Main 2019 between 8 January and 12 January.  This year, 11,09,250 candidates registered (9,29,198 for Paper-I & 1,80,052 for Paper-II) for JEE Main 2019 but only 9,41,117 aspirants appeared for JEE Main 2019 (Paper I, II).

To determine shortlisted candidates for JEE Advanced 2019, the JEE Main appearing candidates should score more than the minimum qualifying marks. In this article, we will discuss about the expected cut off marks of JEE Main 2019 for each category and also the factors affecting the JEE Main 2019 cut-off.

JEE Main 2019: Analysis and Review Paper II 8 January (All Shifts)

Previous year’s cut off for JEE Main:

After analysing past years cut off trends of JEE Main, we can see that the cut off marks have fluctuated a lot. The JEE Main cut off trends help us understand how students need to perform in the exam. Sometimes students attempt more questions but their marks are low because of negative marking scheme of JEE Main. Negative marking is an important factor that affects students’ marks in IIT JEE Main and students need to prepare smartly to perform well in the exam in order to score maximum marks.

The minimum cut off marks for JEE Main 2017 was 81 marks for general category students. By this, we can determine that in order to qualify for the exam, students need to attempt at least 21 questions correctly out of 90 questions of JEE Main test paper. As per the marking scheme, 4 marks are awarded for each correct attempt in JEE Main and for 21 correct attempts, students will obtain 84 marks, which is more than the minimum cut off marks for general category. However, in order to obtain the minimum cut off marks for JEE Main, students should prepare to score at least 20 marks more than the determined marks. And in case of reserved category students, the cut off marks are lower than general category and they too should prepare accordingly.

JEE Main Cut off Trends for past years –

Year

Category

JEE Main Qualifying Marks

2018

General

74

OBC – NCL

45

SC

29

ST

24

2017

General

81

OBC – NCL

49

SC

32

ST

27

2016

General

100

OBC – NCL

70

SC

52

ST

48

2015

General

105

OBC – NCL

70

SC

50

ST

44

Factors affecting the cut-off of JEE Main 2019:

JEE Main is a highly competitive engineering exam, therefore there are various factors that affect the minimum cut off marks. These factors can make the JEE Main cut off rise or fall. Some of the common factors that affect JEE Main cut off marks are –

1. Number of Applicants for JEE Main:

One of the biggest factors that affect the cut off marks of JEE Main is the number of students applying and appearing for the exam. An increased number of candidates for JEE Main can result in high cut off for the year and vice versa. As for JEE Main 2019, the number of applicants has decreased by 9% as compared to last year. Therefore, we can expect fall in JEE Main cut off marks due to relatively less competition.

2. Number of Candidates for JEE Advanced:

As per Union HRD Minister Mr. Prakash Javdekar “The 10% reservation (for EWS section of General Category) will be implemented from the 2019 – 2020 academic session itself. Nearly 25 per cent seats will be added to ensure that the reservation does not disturb the existing quota for SC, ST and other categories. Therefore, due to increase in a number of candidates to be shortlisted for JEE Advanced, the cutoff marks of JEE Main can be low in comparison with last year.

Considering all these factors as mentioned above and by looking at the past year cut off marks of JEE Main, we can determine the expected JEE Main cut off as under –

JEE Main 2019: Expected Cut-off Marks

Category

JEE Main 2019 Expected cut-off

General

66-70

OBC – Non-Creamy Layer

37-41

SC

23-25

ST

20-23

JEE Main 2019: Analysis and Review of Paper I (9, 10, 11 and 12 January, All Shifts)

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