JEE Main 2017 cut off analysis: General Category Cut off down by 20 per cent – Only 81 marks needed for JEE Advanced

April 27, 2017 govind

JEE Main 2017 cut off analysisJEE Main 2017 cut off analysis: The JEE Main 2017 paper with a higher difficulty level has resulted in cutoff scores going down in the range of 20 to 50 percent for different categories. Sample this: The general category cutoff for JEE Main in 2017 is down by 20 percent. The cutoff for 2017 is just 81 marks as compared to the 2016 cutoff of 100.

The JEE Main cutoff for other categories fell even lower with OBC cutoff getting slashed by 30 per cent. As compared to a cut off marks of 70 in 2016, the cutoff score for 2017 fell to 49 only.

Similarly, JEE Main 2017 cut off for SC category candidates has gone down by 32 marks as compared to cut off marks of 25 in 2016.

Also, JEE Main 2017 cut off for ST category is lowered by 21 marks. The JEE Main 2017 cut off of ST category is 27 as compared to 48 marks in 2016.

Comparative analysis of JEE Main 2017 cut off score vs 2016

S.No. Category JEE Main 2017 Cut off JEE Main 2016 Cut off
1 General 81 100
2 OBC-NCL 49 70
3 SC 32 52
4 ST 27 48

JEE Main Cut off Score of last four years: JEE Main 2017 cut off score is lower in last four years. The last four years official cut off score of JEE Main is given below.

Sr.No Category 2017 2016 2015 2014
1. General 81 100 105 115
2. OBC-NCL 49 70 70 74
3. SC 32 52 50 53
4. ST 27 48 44 47

According to coaching experts and toppers, the cut off score has decreased as the difficulty level of the exam was comparatively easier than the previous year. Majority of candidates who appeared in the exam had found it to be ‘Easy to Moderate with the questions from Physics and Chemistry were easy and Mathematics being the easiest among the various sections.

Over 10.2 lakh students had appeared for the JEE Main 2017 Main exam. The top 220000 candidates of JEE Main will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced schedule to be held on May 21 for admission to nearly 11,000 B.Tech seats in 23 IITs. Moreover, JEE Main 2017 cut off score will be the basis for selection of candidates for admission to nearly 24000 seats distributed among 23 IITs,31 NITs, 20 IIITs and18 GFTIs.

According to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts JEE Main, Class 12 marks will not be considered while computing the JEE Main ranks. However, as per the new eligibility criteria, candidates will now require a minimum of 75% in their Class 12 (65% for SC/ST) or be in the top 20 percentile of their states to be eligible for the admissions to the NITs, GFTIs and the IIITs. These institutes will receive common counselling through the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

The JEE Main 2017 cut off marks for PwD candidates is same as the lowest of the cut-off marks for GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.

JEE Main Marks Vs Ranks: The JEE Main 2017 all India rank is allotted to candidates as per the marks secured in the entrance test. At the time of preparing JEE main 2017 all India rank, the merit position of candidates has been placed according to the marks obtained in the entrance exam. Candidates who have secured good marks have been placed higher in rank list and accordingly, rank has been given to all candidates.

Based on the last years JEE Main rank analysis, candidates who had scored between 300 and 326 got All India Rank among 1 to 9. The table given below shows what rank could a student get based on their JEE Main 2017 score. The rank below is indicative and may vary from the original rank published by CBSE.

JEE Main Marks Vs Ranks:

JEE Main Marks CRL Rank Range (JEE Main Range)
301 to 326 1 to 9
281 to 300 10 -83
261 to 280 84 - 244
241 to 260 245 - 706
221 to 240 707 - 1755
201 to 220 1756 - 4163
181 to 200 4164 - 8997
161 to 180 8998 - 18371

JEE Main 2017 Counselling: Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will conduct JEE Main 2017 counselling in the month June (Tentatively). The JEE Main 2017 Counselling will be conducted tentatively in 6 rounds for allotment of 35000 B.Tech/B.E. seats in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. The seat will be allotted to candidates strictly as per the rank of candidates and the preference opted by candidates for colleges and undergraduate engineering programmes.

Seats in IITs, NITs, IIITs through JEE Main 2017

The score of JEE Main 2017 is the basis for selection of candidates for admission to B.Tech/B.E. and B.Arch/B. Planning programmes offered in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. The admission to B.Tech courses in IITs to be done on the basis of JEE advanced 2017 score. The admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs is to be done on JEE Main 2017 score. The seat matrix of JEE Main 2017 is given below.

JEE Main 2017 seat matrix

Name of Institutes Number Number of Seats
IITs 23 11,000
NITs 31 18,013
IIITs 20 2,526
GFTIs 18 3,784
Total: 92 35,323

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