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JEE Main Cut Off 2018 has been made available on 30 April along with JEE Main Result. Joint Allocation Board (JAB) has announced the JEE Main cut off for qualifying JEE Advanced 2018. Candidates from General Category has to secure 74 marks to qualify for the test, while aspirants from OBC-NCL category must obtain 45 scores to pass for JEE Advanced. Candidates must secure the JEE Main 2018 cut off marks in order to get the admission in NITs, IIITS, CFTIs. Top 2,24,000 JEE Main qualifiers are also eligible to register for JEE Advanced. The score and rank of Paper 1 of JEE Main 2018 are declared for all the candidates who appeared for JEE Main on 8, 15 and 16 April. The result will display All India Rank and All India category rank. However, only All India Rank (AIR) is used for admission to NITs/ IIITs/ SFIs and others. This page has complete information about JEE Main Cut Off 2018.

JEE Main Cut off Highlights

  • A total of 2,31,024 aspirants have qualified in JEE Main 2018. Of which, 1,11,275 is from General category.
  • The cut off marks of JEE Main has dropped from the previous year. Open category candidates must secure 74 marks to qualify the test.


JEE Main Result 2018

30 April 2018

JEE Main Cut Off 2018 (Announced)

30 April 2018

JEE Main Seat Allotment (Round 1)

June 2nd week 2018


JEE Main 2018 Cut off (Released)

JEE Main 2018 cutoff has been announced. For general category, JEE Main cut off is 74, while for OBC-NCL is 45. Check the category-wise JEE Main 2018 cut off from the table below.


Cut-off Marks

Qualified Candidates







Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Tribe









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JEE Main Cut off


JEE Main Cut off Analysis

Considering the JEE Main 2018 Exam, the overall difficulty level for the paper was between moderate to difficult. However, this can be seen from the JEE Main cut off 2018. Check the JEE Main Cut off Analysis below.

  • As per the analysis between JEE Main Cut off trends, the cut off to qualify for admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, SFIs and for JEE Advanced is getting dropped.
  • In the previous year, the cut off of JEE Main for General aspirants was 81, which has been dropped to 74 this year. 
  • This year, JEE Main Cut off for OBC-NCL is 45, which was previously 49. Accordingly, the JEE Main Cut off for SC and ST in the year 2017 was 32 and 27, respectively. That now in 2018 has been decreased to 29 and 24. 
  • JEE Main Cut off 2018 for PWD aspirants has gone in negative i.e. -35, which earlier was 1 in the previous year.

JEE Main Cut Off 2018 - Check Online

JEE Main 2018 Cut Off score is the minimum marks required for the admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. The candidates must score the qualifying marks in order to participate in centralized counselling conducted by JoSAA. Further, the candidates should know that the candidates must meet the cut off marks in order to appear in JEE Advanced. JEE Main Paper 2 Cut Off will also be available here. The candidates who are seeking forward to secure their admission in IITs need to pass JEE Advanced. Total 2,24,000 candidates will qualify for JEE Advanced. JEE Main Cut Off 2018 will be available on 30 April 2018. Meanwhile, the candidates are suggested to go through the JEE Main Expected Cut Off given on this page

Factors that decide JEE Main Cut Off 2018

JEE Main cut off will be prepared based on the following factors

  • The difficulty level of JEE Main 2018 Question Paper
  • Number of candidates taking the test
  • Availability of Seats
  • JEE Main Cut off trends

JEE Main 2018 Cut off Trends

JEE Main Cut Off trend table given below shows that cutoff of the year 2017 is the lowest of all in the last five years. The major factor for this can be increased in the number of qualifying candidates if considered. The candidates can compare the JEE Main Cut off for the last five year by following the table below.


JEE Main Cut off Score 2017

JEE Main Cut off Score 2016

JEE Main Cut Off Score 2015

JEE Main Cut Off Score 2014

General Category Common Merit List (CML)





Other Backward Class (OBC - NCL)





Scheduled Caste (SC)





Scheduled Tribe (ST)





JEE Main Cut Off 2018 - Distribution of Top 2,24000 candidates

The table given below shows the order to be followed while choosing top 2,24,000 candidates in different categories based on JEE Main Paper 1 scores

Distribution of top 2,24,000 for JEE Advanced

JEE Main 2018 Statistics


Total number


Total Number of Candidates

10,43,739 (Candidates registered)

  • Boys - 6,46,814
  • Girls - 2,66,745
  • Transgender - 3

Total number of cities


  • India - 1613
  • Abroad - 8

Eligibility Criteria for Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs and Other Institutions

The eligibility criteria for the admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs through Seat Allocation Board and to other institutions are different. The eligibility for both is given separately below. The candidates who are looking forward to securing their seat in IIT need to qualify JEE Advanced.

For NITs, IITs and CFTIs

Admission to the NITs, IITs and CFTIs will be based on AIR. For which the candidates should have secured at least 75% marks in Class 12 or be in top 20 percentile in Class 12. For SC/ ST, the qualifying marks would be Class 12.

For other institution
The eligibility for admission to other institutions could differ from state to state. The state may prepare separate rank list based on criteria decided by them

Important points regarding JEE Main Cut Off 2018 and Rank List

  • All the participating institutes that do not use the centralised Seat Allocation Process will prepare their own ranking.
  • The ranking would be based on the performance in JEE Main 2018 and other criteria as decided by them
  • After the result declaration, the All India Rank along with the category rank will be released.
  • Admission to IITs/ ISM Dhanbad will be based on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced
  • The institutes that do not use centralised seat allocation process will prepare own ranking based on the performance in JEE Main 2018 and other criteria decided by them

Institute Wise JEE Main Cut off Score

Institute Cut off
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Thapar JEE Main Cut off
Jamia Milia Islamia Jamia JEE Main Cut off
JAC Delhi (4 colleges) Delhi JEE Main Cut off


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JEE Main Expected Cut Off

Colleges accepting JEE Main, 
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