Exam Analysis

JEE Main Cut Off 2021 (Expected):

NTA will release JEE Main Cut-Off 2021 after the announcement of results for all the sessions of JEE Main 2021 exam. The cut off marks are the minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for B.Tech/B.E. and B.Arch / B.Planning admissions in NITs, IIITs and other top engineering colleges accepting scores or ranks of JEE Main

Latest Updates on JEE Main 2021:

(i) JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions – February, March, April and May 2021.

(ii) February session of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted from  22nd to 26th February.

(iii) NTA has answered some FAQs on JEE Main Applications 2021.

JEE Main 2021 Cut Off (Expected):

The expected qualifying JEE Main Cut Off for 2021 is given below-

Category

NTA Cut Off Score (Paper 1)

Common Rank List (CRL) – Open

90.3765335

GEN-EWS

70.2435518

Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)

72.8887969

Scheduled Caste (SC)

50.176024

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

39.0696101

PwD

0.0618524



Types of JEE Main Cut Off 2021:

There will be two types of JEE Main Cut Off 2021 – Qualifying cut-offs and admission cut-offs. The JEE Main cut-off 2021 varies on the factors related to the exam. It also varies with every category, course and institute.

Qualifying Cut Off: The JEE Main 2021 qualifying cut-off marks refer to the marks that have to be obtained in order to get qualified for JEE Advanced 2021. This cut-off will be released for the JEE Main 2021 January session after the release of JEE Main 2021 results. Students will be able to check the qualifying cut-off by using the JEE Main 2021 Results or their scorecard. There are around 2,50,000 candidates who will qualify for JEE Advanced 2021 based on qualifying cut off.

Admission Cut Off: The admission cut off refers to the minimum scores or ranks required for admission in the participating institutes. These cut-off scores will be released by the JoSAA after each round of seat allotment. Accordingly, admission cut off varies from college to college and also changes for various courses within the college.

JEE Main 2021: Qualifying Cut Off vs Admission Cut Off

Given below is a comparison of the two types of JEE Main Cut Off, their usage, and how they change.

Basis of Comparison

Qualifying Cut Off

Admission Cut Off

Released by

NTA

JoSAA

Releasing portal

jeemain.nta.nic.in

josaa.nic.in

Institute Specific

No

Yes

Category Specific

Yes

Yes

Branch Specific

No

Yes

Purpose

Used for JEE Advanced Qualification

Used for Admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs


Factors Affecting the JEE Main Cut-off 2021:

There are numerous factors that affect JEE Main cut-off 2021. These are listed below:

(i) Total number of candidates appeared for the exam

(ii) Level of difficulty of the exam

(iii) Number of available seats

(iv) Overall performance of the candidate

Previous Year’s Cut-Off for JEE Main:

JEE Main cut off is also available institution-wise and branch-wise and it varies from candidate to candidate as per the institution/ programme/ category. Some of the statistics have been found, while comparing the cut-off marks of current year with the past year.

Based on normalization procedure, the 2020 cut off was NTA’s Percentile Score and not the exact marks that a candidate has scored. Meanwhile, candidates can take a look at the previous years JEE Main Cut off. Also, JEE Main Cut off 2018 is the lowest in the past 8 years.

Category

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

NTA SCORE

NTA SCORE

MARKS

MARKS

MARKS

MARKS

MARKS

MARKS

Common Rank List

90.376

89.7548

74

81

100

105

115

113

General – EWS

70.243

78.217

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

OBC-NCL

72.888

74.316

45

49

70

70

74

70

Scheduled Caste (SC)

50.176

54.012

29

32

52

50

53

50

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

39.069

44.334

24

27

48

44

47

45

PwD

0.0618

0.113

-35

01

NA

NA

NA

NA


Cut-off Insights for NITs, and IIITs:

Candidates will have to secure at least 99.4 JEE Main cut off percentile for NIT. That means a rank below 5000 (around 190 marks out of 300) in order to get into Top 5 NITs for CSE. Meanwhile, candidates who scored 99 percentile in 2019 got the rank around 8740.

Options for 99 percentilers:

Following options will be available for students who score 99 percentile in JEE Main 2021. These options are based on previous years.

(i) Chemical Engineering in National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli

(ii) Electrical Engineering in Malaviya National Institute of Technology(MNIT), Jaipur

(iii) Computer Engineering in Pune Institute of Computer Technology

(iv) Electrical and Electronics Engineering in National Institute of Technology(NIT),     Calicut

(v) Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology(SVNIT), Surat

(vi) Electronics and Communication Engineering in National Institute of Technology(NIT), Delhi

Options for 98 percentilers:

Students with 98 percentile in JEE Main 2021 might get the following options to explore. These options are based on previous years. Students with 98 percentile got ranks around 17,500.

(i) Production and Industrial Engineering in Moti Lal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad

(ii) Mechanical Engineering in National Institute of Technology(NIT), Goa

(iii) Electrical and Electronics Engineering in National Institute of Technology(NIT), Delhi

(iv) Information Technology in International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT), Bhubaneswar

(v) Industrial Design in National Institute of Technology(NIT), Rourkela

(vi) Computer Science and Engineering in Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT), Pune

Options for 97 percentilers:

Students with 97 percentile in JEE Main 2021 might get the following options to explore. These options are based on previous years. Students with 97 percentile got ranks around 26,200.

(i) Civil Engineering in National Institute of Technology(NIT), Agartala

(ii) Chemical Engineering in National Institute of Technology(NIT), Andhra Pradesh

(iii) Electronics and Communication Engineering in Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT), Una

(iv) Electrical Engineering in National Institute of Technology(NIT), Arunachal Pradesh

(v) Computer Science and Engineering in Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT), Ranchi

(vi) Electronics and Communication Engineering(Design and Manufacturing) in Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kurnool.

JEE Main Opening and Closing Ranks( NITs):

The below-given data is an expected range of the first round of JoSAA seat allotment, for home state based on the past year statistics. It will differ from category to category. The given data is for the general category.

College Name

OR/CR*

CSE

ECE

ME

EE/EEE

NIT Trichy

OR

1000

3043

7258

7490

CR

4358

7112

13069

10081

NIT Rourkela

OR

1230

8844

10304

3823

CR

8510

11723

21128

17594

NIT Surathkal

OR

528

2794

4442

4992

CR

2405

6842

11454

8758

NIT Warangal

OR

541

1944

5461

4498

CR

1739

4381

10216

7512

NIT Calicut

OR

1422

4008

8246

6194

CR

7667

13834

20937

17335

NIT Kurukshetra

OR

2692

7893

195

12855

CR

5371

12846

21935

17321

NIT Durgapur

OR

1466

12914

16349

17331

CR

12824

16406

27440

22048

MNNIT Allahabad

OR

1490

5942

5722

5952

CR

3770

7808

13391

9389

NIT Silchar

OR

11251

22181

27969

22812

CR

29275

45538

60677

65067

MNIT Jaipur

OR

990

3690

7784

1280

CR

3229

7032

12873

9999

*OR-Opening rank,  CR-Closing Rank


JEE Main Opening and Closing Ranks (IIITs):

Institute

Course

Opening Rank (OR)

Closing Rank (CR)

IIIT Nagpur

B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

11734

23445

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering

20606

29299

IIIT Pune

B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

7874

17637

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering

15564

21211

IIIT Ranchi

B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

10133

25191

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering

21425

30986

IIIT Kota

B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

5342

17897

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering

19587

24618

IIITDM Kurnool

B.Tech Computer Engineering

9476

23789

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering – Design and Manufacturing

23848

30451

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering – Design and Manufacturing

31145

34319

IIIT Guwahati

B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

4996

16760

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering

5108

23250

IIIT Lucknow

B.Tech Information Technology

4517

10613

IIIT Manipur

B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

24900

31463

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering

30897

36069

IIIT Tiruchirappalli

B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

1571

18453

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering

20351

25509

IIIT Dharwad

B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

15539

26457

B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering

20307

30601