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JEE Main Cut Off for NITs

Last Updated - April 27, 2017

JEE Main Cutoff is released by each institute post announcement of result. The cutoff is prepared considering multiple factors into account such as number of seats available, difficulty level of the paper, number of test takers etc. Candidates scoring equal to or more than the described cutoff are deemed eligible to get shortlisted for the institute.

JEE Main was successfully conducted in online and offline mode in the first week of April 2017. JoSAA will conduct the counselling post announcement of Result at scheduled for April 27. Candidates appearing for counselling must be aware of JEE Main 2017 Cutoff for each institute participating in the counselling. 

Based on the JEE Main cut off score 2017, the examination authority will select top 220000 candidates for appearing in JEE Advanced 2017 scheduled to be held on May 21 for admission to around 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. JEE Main 2017 Expected Cut Off –

CategoryCut Off Marks (Expected)
Schedule Caste60
Schedule Tribe50

The details related on expected JEE Main 2017 cut off, previous year cut off trend, rank wise cut of NITs is given below on this page. JEE Main was held on April 02 in paper based mode and on April 8 and 9 in online mode. The official answer key of JEE Main 2017 has been released by CBSE on April 18. Candidates can download JEE Main official answer key and OMR sheet to calculate their score based on correct and incorrect responses marked during the exam.

JEE Main Opening and Closing Rank of NITs

Only the top qualifying applicants of JEE Main 2017 will be allotted seats in NITs as per their ranking in the cut off. Around 31 NITs will be accepting applicants through JEE Main scores. To participate in the admission process, the applicants will have to meet the JEE Main 2017 Cut off for Top NITs.

Name of Institutes20162015
Opening rankClosing rankOpening rankClosing rank
NIT Arunachal Pradesh3921547049641665
NIT Agartala36282713184368499
NIT Allahabad4284531730358
NIT Bhopal627275934020
NIT Calicut1128679435656
NIT Delhi581913816330635
NIT Durgapur69451594776633
NIT Goa1648391524865205
NIT Hamirpur54879023117379
NIT Jaipur827987332897
NIT Jalandhar407130157161495
NIT Jamshedpur57357642235666
NIT Kurukshetra35298067040268
NIT Meghalaya42312267337696527
NIT Mizoram15910742138691097535
NIT Manipur18459666943610201
NIT Nagpur39132360366911
NIT Nagaland124218550992967
NIT Patna2378913591833
NIT Puducherry182143596118129512
NIT Raipur269046535109465
NIT Rourkela157146714354157
NIT Surat135566646493044
NIT Srinagar74252451181393113
NIT Sikkim1699794183091175666
NIT Silchar7855869118664910
NIT Surathkal4325881543354
NIT Trichy5726489527085
NIT Uttarakhand2645636622697362
NIT Warangal529270325741
NIT Andhra Pradesh10537051

Factors that Affect JEE Main 2017 Cut Off score

The cut off score of JEE Main 2017 will depend on determinants such as,

  • Level of difficulty of JEE Main 2017
  • Number of candidates taking the test
  • Number of seats available in the Institutes
  • Previous year cut off

Weightage of class 12 marks in JEE Main cut off score – From this year onwards, CBSE will not give any importance to class 12 marks while deriving JEE Main 2017 cut off score. No weightage will be given to 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in JEE Main 2017. However, for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs are based on the JEE Advanced/JEE Main ranks. Also, the candidates should have secured at least 75% marks in the class 12 examination, or be in the top 20 percentiles in the class 12 conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates, the qualifying marks would be 65% in the class 12 examination.

Subject combination to be considered for determining JEE Main cut off score – The course required in class 12th / equivalent qualifying examination while considering the JEE main cut off score is given below.

BE/B.Tech: Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject B.Arch. /B. Planning: Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics

JEE Main Seat Matrix 2017

JEE Main 2017 is conducted for selecting top 22000 candidates for JEE advanced for admission to around 11000 seats in 23 IITs. The score of JEE Main 2017 is also the basis for admission for nearly 24000 BE/B. Tech and B Arch/B. Planning seats in NITs, IITs and GFITs. The table below shows the distribution of undergraduate engineering seats to be filled through JEE Main 2017.

InstitutesSeats in approx. numbers
23 IITs11,000 (Selection through JEE Main and admission through JEE Advanced score)
31 NITs18,013
20 IIITs2,526
18 GFTIs3,784
Total Institutes is 69 in 31 NITs, 20 IIITs,18 GFTIs (Excluding 23 IITs)Total Seats is 24323 in NITs, IIITs, GFITs (Excluding 11,000 are IITs Seats)

JEE Main Counselling 2017

JOSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) 2017 will regulate the common counselling for admissions to 92 Participating Institutes of JEE Main 2017. The main purpose of JOSAA is to provide a single online platform for the candidates to apply in the Participating Institutes of JEE Main 2017 across the country. Admissions to 31 NITs, 22 IITs, ISM Dhanbad, 20 IIITs and 18 Other Government funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) will be done through the JOSAA 2017.

The Counselling of JEE Main 2017 will be held in 6 rounds. The Candidates who appears in JEE Main 2017 will be eligible to register for seat Allocation in the Participating Institutes of JEE Main 2017 and appear for the JEE Main 2017 Counselling.  The candidates will have to register, fill up their choices and lock their choices before appearing in the JEE Main 2017 Counselling.

The Counselling Process of JEE Main 2017 is divided in the following stages –

  • Online registration.
  • Selection of choice.
  • Consolidation of choice.
  • Allotment of seat.
  • Fees payment.
  • Reporting at the reporting center allotted for each institute.
  • Reporting to the final allotted institute.



Shalini Swara

I expect 181 marks in Jee Mains Paper 2. Will I get NIT?

18 May, 2017 10:06
Vaishali Expert

Hi Shalini,

Expected cutoff for NIT's is 115. So, Yes, after declaration of result you can apply, according to your preference.

18 May, 2017 10:51
B m gupta

Nishant Gupta got 59 marks in her main .what I m eligible to register in Josaa.

10 May, 2017 09:58

Hi Nishant, This year JEE Main Cutoff for general category was 81. So, firstly you must have qualified in JEE Main

15 May, 2017 12:40

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