JEE Main 2019: Check Expected Cut-off or Qualifying Marks & Exam Analysis

JEE Main 2019 Paper I was conducted by NTA in two shifts. Check what might be expected cut-off to qualify the exam.

Created On: Jan 14, 2019 10:46 IST
JEE Main 2019
JEE Main 2019

NTA conducted JEE Main 2019 Paper I on 9, 10, 11 & 12 January (every day, in 2 Shifts). The timing of the 1st shift was 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and for other shift, it was 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. After completely analysing the exams conducted in all the shifts and previous years’ official data, here we are providing the expected cut-off score to qualify JEE Main 2019. In this article, we have also provided previous years’ data (category-wise). As per the latest JEE Main 2019 news & updates, NTA successfully conducted Paper 1 of JEE Main 2019 on January 9, 10, 11 and 12. You can check analysis of JEE Main 2019 (9, 10, 11 and 12 January, All Slots) and memory based question paper of JEE Main 2019 from the links available in this article.

But before we begin, let’s learn some important factors which influence JEE Main cut-off. Generally, cut-off of any competitive exams like JEE Main or JEE Advanced depends on three major factors

- Number of candidates appearing for the exam

- Difficulty level of the questions

- Total number of seats available

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Generally, if the total number of seats remains more or less same and the number of students increases then cut-off also increases. If very difficult questions are asked in the exam, then, the cut-off score for the exam is likely to be low. Again, if seats are less and candidates are more than the cut-off score will automatically increase.

If we talk about cut-off for admissions to various colleges and cut-off to qualify for JEE Advanced 2019, then we have to take some more factors into consideration like availability of seats in any particular branch etc. But here we are discussing qualifying marks for JEE Main 2019, so, here we have considered the factors mentioned in bullets.

Considering major factors in mind, we can say that a slight variation (about ±5% to ±10%, as compared to last year) is expected in the cut-off score. It’s not likely to go very low or very high.

JEE Main 2019: Expected qualifying marks

• General: 70 marks to 80 marks.

• OBC-NCL: 43 marks to 50 marks.

• SC: 27 marks to 30 marks.

• ST: 22 marks to 26 marks.

Just qualifying JEE Main is not enough to get a good college. You need to score sufficiently high, besides fulfilling other eligibility criteria to get a good college or branch of your choice. Students will also get another chance to appear for JEE Main 2019 in April, and many will appear for the exam again in April. This might also affect JEE Main 2019 cut-off.

Previous data for reference:

JEE Main Cut-off: Category wise Qualifying Marks from 2018 to 2017


Qualifying Marks


• General: 74

• OBC-NCL: 45

• SC: 29

• ST: 24

• PwD: - 35


• General: 81

• OBC-NCL: 49

• SC: 32

• ST: 27

• PwD: 01


• General: 100

• OBC-NCL: 70

• SC: 53

• ST: 48


• General: 105

• OBC-NCL: 70

• SC: 50

• ST: 44


• General: 115

• OBC-NCL: 74

• SC: 53

• ST: 47

This is the complete details about the expected qualifying marks of JEE Main 2019 students are advised to check other important articles related to JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 2019 from the link given below

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