What is a good score in JEE Main to qualify for JEE Advanced?
Candidates scoring above 150 marks in JEE Main can have a fair chance of qualifying for JEE Advanced. The cutoff however is decided by NTA and varies every year.
Taking admission in IITs is the dream of every engineering aspirant but, not every JEE Main 2022 applicant reaches that mark. The fate of a candidate to become eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced is decided on the basis of his/her percentile score in JEE Mains. A JEE Main cut-off percentile score is decided by NTA and all the candidates who have scored above the cutoff become eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced. The cutoff score is different for General, EWS, OBC, SC, ST and PwD candidates. Looking at the previous year’s trends, any candidate scoring above 150 can have a fair chance of qualifying for JEE Advanced.
Of all the candidates who appear in JEE Main, only the top 2.5 lakh candidates in the order of merit get a chance to appear in JEE Advanced. The number of students goes above 2.5 lakh in the case of supernumerary seats. Road to IIT is undoubtedly hard and candidates only with the right approach, dedication and determination succeed in getting a seat.
The percentages of candidates shortlisted under various categories are 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 40.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these five categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates. Candidates can check below the number of candidates and the cutoff score for various years.
JEE Main Cutoff Score for Appearing in JEE Advanced
No. of Candidates Qualified for JEE Advanced 2021
Total no. of candidates
What is a good percentile in JEE Main
Candidates often have doubts like what is a good percentile in JEE Main, What score or rank in JEE Main can be considered good and many others. For admission in top colleges like NITs and IIITs, candidates need to score high marks.
The rank or score in JEE Main for admission varies for various categories. The rank which an unreserved category candidate need to have to get admission in top college is very high while for the same college, rank required by a reserved category candidate is low. Based on admission cutoff for previous years, good score in JEE Main can be summarized as
JEE Main Percentile Score
100 to 99
99 to 95
95 to 90
90 to 80
JEE Main Score Vs Ranks (Actual)
Candidates are provided here the example of raw marks and the correspoding NTA score. This will give students an idea that how many marks they need to score in JEE Main in individual subjects and in total to qualify for JEE Advanced.