JEE Main 2017 Cutoff

Written by: Deepak on 28 Apr. 2017

The JEE Main cut off announced by the CBSE along with result on April 27th, 2017. Find details here!

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) is conducted every year for engineering course aspirants who seek admission in IITs, NITs, and many other private, government, and government-aided engineering institutions in India. However, it is important to meet the JEE Main cutoff if students want to get admission in one of the participating engineering colleges of JEE Main. Find all the details on the JEE Main 2017 cutoff that is calculated and provided by the exam-conducting authorities (CBSE) based on various factors.

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JEE Main 2017 Cutoff

JEE Main cutoff is the minimum marks fixed by the CBSE board that can admit students in any course in any participating engineering college. Students have to score equal to or more than the cutoff to qualify the JEE Main exam. Based on the cutoff for the year, JEE Main All India Rank is assigned to students to grant them admission in various technical and engineering institutes of India. Students can also take JEE Advanced, the next level of JEE, after they clear the JEE Main. The cutoff varies for students belonging to different categories.

The JEE Main 2017 exam was conducted on April 2, 2017 (Pen and paper based) and April 8th and 9th, 2017 (computer based exam). The official answer keys and OMR sheets have been made availabe by the CBSE from April 18th, 2017 to April 22nd, 2017. The JEE Main 2017 cut offs will be announced by CBSE on April 27th, 2017. However, students can still gain an idea of the expected cutoff based on the JEE Main cutoff of the previous years. Just to relieve you of anxiety, we are providing a likely JEE Main cutoff that may or may not match the real cutoff to be announced by CBSE on the day of JEE results. Here is an estimate based on the previous cutoffs, the number of seats available, estimated number of applicants, etc.

JEE Main 2017 Cut Off:

Category Cut Off
General 81
OBC 49
SC 32
ST 27

JEE Main 2016 Cutoff:

Category Cut Off
General 100
OBC 70
SC 52
ST 48

JEE Main 2015 Cutoff:

Category Cut Off
General 105
OBC 70
SC 50
ST 44


While these cutoffs can help you qualify the exam, they may not be sufficient to get you admitted to certain colleges. Different institutions like IITs, NITs, and others may have their own college cutoffs too. You will need to meet those cutoffs with your JEE scores or All India Rank to secure admission in the desired institute.

How Engineering Institutes Admit Students

As you may have noticed, the JEE Main cutoff is different for every category of students. This variation in cutoff or ranks is based on the consideration of governmental standards for reservation. As the annual intake of this exam has a seat reservation, the same is followed by setting different cutoffs for the several reserved categories. Further, this cutoff will keep changing after every round of admissions in colleges. When the cutoff will be declared for this year, qualified students will register for the online counselling under JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority).
JoSAA will conduct the joint counselling session to allocate seats to students in IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs. There will be an opening and closing rank for all categories of students in each institution. The required ranks may vary from one branch of engineering to the other. Let us tell you about the opening and closing ranks from 2016 for some major institutions. Check out the following list:

JEE Main 2016 Cutoff for NITs

NITs Opening Rank Closing Rank
National Institute of Technology Surathkal, Karnataka 4 32588
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 4 28453
National Institute of Technology Warangal, Telangana 5 29270
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 6 27275
Malviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Rajasthan 8 27987
National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala 11 29053
National Institute of Technology Patna, Bihar 11 51535
National Institute of Technology, Nagaland 12 44085
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat, Gujarat 13 55666
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur, Maharashtra 14 32360
National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha 15 71467
National Institute of Technology, Manipur 18 459666
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu 18 26489
National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh 26 90465
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Haryana 35 29806
National Institute of Technology Agartala, Tripura 36 282713
National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh 39 215470
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab 40 71301
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh 54 87902
National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 57 35764
National Institute of Technology, Delhi 58 19138
National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam 60 58691
National Institute of Technology Durgapur, West Bengal 69 45159
National Institute of Technology Hazartbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 74 352422
National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh 105 37051
National Institute of Technology, Mizoram 159 1074213
National Institute of Technology, Goa 164 83915
National Institute of Technology Sikkim 169 1026137
National Institute of Technology Puducherry 182 143596
National Institute of Technology, Uttrakhand 264 56366
National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya 423 122673

JEE Main 2016 Cutoff for IIITs

IIITs Opening Rank Closing Rank
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati, Assam 1 8000
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 70 16198
Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Una, Himachal Pradesh 136 30886
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 142 30344
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara, Gujarat 168 27270
Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 168 25501
Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad 225 29996
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh 243 33862
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota, Rajasthan 276 27240
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Ranchi 291 31575
Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kottayam 297 29215
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Pune 310 28620
Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalayani, West Bengal 338 32430
Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh 346 26276
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Nagpur 391 28641
Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kilohrad, Sonepat, Haryana 587 28667
Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow 650 23216
Indian Institute of Information Technology Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli 1578 21144
Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur Mantripukhri, Imphal 2179 40661

JEE Main 2016 Cutoff for GFTIs

GFTIs Opening Rank Closing Rank
School of Planning and Architecture, I.P. Estate, New Delhi 3 2292
National Insitute of Foundary & Forge Technology, P.O. Hatia, Ranchi 22 52253
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh 31 4369
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 31 51314
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 45 4089
Mizoram University, Aizawl 87 52602
Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 116 50951
Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research & Management, Ahmadabad 234 34156
Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishawavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh 360 53965
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab 368 54300
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad 409 37552
J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 618 35185
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi Uttar Pradesh 623 53311
Assam University, Silchar (Assam) 785 109928
School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur 833 53916
Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu 1043 49647
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 2026 54397

Other Points of Consideration for Students Appearing in JEE

• The rank calculation in JEE 2017:

The Ministry of HRD, Government of India has made a few changes in the current year’s JEE pattern. One of these major changes is regarding the calculation of JEE Main cutoff or ranks of students who have appeared for the JEE Main exam. While JEE Main ranks used to be calculated taking into account the class 12 marks during previous years, the same will not take place for 2017 JEE Main rank calculation. There will be no weightage to class 12th marks for this year.

• Qualification required:

The ministry has also made another change that requires students to secure a minimum of 75% marks in class 12th exam or be in top 20 percentile in the exam held by the respective board. While JEE Main cutoff decides your admission, the mentioned criterion is also required to qualify for admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs for which admission is done based on JEE Main/Advanced ranks. The criterion for SC/ST students is to have secured 65% marks in the exam for class 12.

• Rounds of counselling:

For each round of counselling, JEE Main cutoff is decided separately. After the initial cutoff is announced, the first round of counselling takes place for which students have to decide about different colleges according to their opening and closing ranks. They also have to do the same for the branch of engineering they wish to pursue in specific colleges chosen by them. When the seat allotment in this round is over, a fresh cutoff will be issued for the next round of counselling.

• Allotted seat cancellation:

Sometimes, an allotted seat in the first, second or third round of counselling may be cancelled due to reasons like category change, gender or PwD status change, or change in the State Code of Eligibility. Thus, you must be careful about it. In fact, some students may be found ineligible for some courses due to factors like their vision or colour blindness. Thus, it is important for students to not only pay attention while providing their details but also make the right choices of courses and colleges.

• JEE Advanced:

If your score is much higher than the JEE Main cutoff, then you may also appear in the JEE Advanced exam to get admission in IITs across India. The cutoff is usually restricted for JEE Advanced exam and only the top two lakh (approximately) students appear in it.


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