JEE Main Cut-Off (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) – Category-Wise (Gen/OBC/SC/ST). JEE Main Cut-Off, along with the result & rank for paper-1 (Engineering), will be released after session 4. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the main conducting authority of the JEE Main 2021 examination. This exam will be conducted for those aspirants seeking admission to top engineering institutions in the country. Candidates will be admitted to B.Tech and B.Arch courses through JEE Main. On the basis of cut-off marks, students will get admission in various government and private institutions. This article provides details regarding JEE Main Cut-Off 2021, including last year’s cut-off marks, results, counseling, rank list, etc.

JEE Main Cut-Off 2021

The CBSE Board will release the cut-off through online mode only- the official website. The cut-off is the minimum marks required to appear in the JEE Advanced exam. Cut-off marks are different for different categories. JEE Main Cut-off marks depend upon several factors such as exam difficulty level and several students who appeared in the examination.

Candidate who score marks more than the JEE Main cut-off marks will be considered qualified in JEE Main 2021. Only qualified candidates will be eligible for admission.

In 2020, a total of the top 2.24 lacs scorers were eligible to appear in the next round (JEE Advanced). Here we have mentioned the JEE Main Cut-off (previous years):

Category202020192018 20172016201520142013
OBC (NCL)72.8874.31634970707470
Scheduled Caste50.1754.01453252505350
Scheduled Tribe39.0644.33402748444745

JEE Main 2021 Answer Keys for session three was released from 29th July to 31st July 2021. The Answer Key is available through an online process only. Candidates can check the answer key along with the images of response sheets (OMR sheets).

JEE Main College Predictor 2021 tool can be used to predict better colleges according to rank. It helps you get the options about the colleges and branches you can apply to based on your rank secured in the JEE Main examination.


JEE Main 2021 Result along with rank was declared on 6th August 2021(Paper 1). Candidates can check the JEE Main 2021 Result only through online mode.

JEE Main 2021 Counelling will be commenced from September 2021. The counseling process will be organized through an online mode. It will be managed by JoSAA.

JEE Main Qualifying Marks

With the declaration of JEE Main 2021 result, CBSE will also release the qualifying marks for the candidates  appeared in JEE Main exam. The qualifying marks are the JEE Main cut-off marks that the candidate must score to participate in the centralized counseling conducted by JOSAA.

How Cut Off Marks are Calculated?

CBSE will declare the cut off marks for the JEE Main 2021 examination. Here we will discuss how JEE Main cut-off is calculated, and the factors are taken into account while calculating the JEE Main cut-off marks. Some of these factors are listed below:

  • Number of candidates appeared in the examination
  • Difficulty level of the examination
  • Number of questions asked in the examination
  • The overall performance level of the candidates.

JEE Main Previous Years Cut-Off

Here we have mentioned the previous years cut-off of JEE Main examination. Candidates can refer these marks for getting idea about the expected JEE Main cut-off for the year 2021.

OBC (NCL)70-754970707470
Scheduled Caste50-553252505350
Scheduled Tribe40-452748444745

JEE Main Result 2021

JEE Main 2021 Result was declared on 6th August 2021 for paper one and will be released in September 2021 for paper 2, followed by the official Cut-Off rank (AIR & category-wise). Candidates those will appear JEE Main 2021 examination, can check their result. Aspirants can get their actual score and results online by entering their login credentials with the official site.

To check results, Candidates would have to visit the official link of JEE Main result and enter their roll number and date of birth in the specified space. After pressing the submit button, they would get their result. One should retain minimum 2-3 copies of his/her result for further use in admission procedure.

JEE Main Counselling 2021

After releasing the result, the rank list will be released in the second week of September 2021. Based on this rank list, the counseling procedure will be started. JEE Main 2021 Counselling will be scheduled after the releasing of JEE Advanced AIR and JEE rank list. The counselling procedure will be started from September 2021. The Counselling will comprise in some simple steps like:

  • Registration
  • Choice Filling & Locking
  • Seat Acceptance
  • Pay Fee
  • Document Verification (Personal at allotted college)

Admission Process

Admission process will be conducted offline at the institute where the candidates are allotted the seat. Candidates have to take the seat allotment letter (given by the counselling authority) to the allotted college. Document verification and admission fee payment will be done in assigned institution premises. Candidates have to pay their admission & course fee. After document check and remitting fee, candidates may get their admission ticket/letter to continue their classes.

(To be notified)
Registration & filling choices
Display of mock seat allocation
Last date for registration & filling choices
Reconcile of data, allocate seats, verify & validate
1st round seat allocation
1st round seat acceptance
Display of seats availability
2nd round seat allocation
2nd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats
Display of seats availability
3rd round seat allocation
3rd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats
Display of seats availability
4th round seat allocation
4th round acceptance of seats

JEE Main 2021 Rank List

After the result is declared, the authority will release the All India Rank (AIR) and category rank on the same date. The counseling authorities will consider the AIRs for admissions in NITs, IIITs and other government and private institutions. Based on the JEE Main exam marks, a merit list will be prepared for admission in engineering & architecture courses. The merit list will be drawn separately for each category.

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