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Updated on 12th April, 2024 , 5 min read

JEE Main Passing Marks 2024 – Minimum Marks, Qualifying Marks

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JEE Main Passing Marks 2024 – The expected JEE Main Passing Marks 2024 are 90 for general category candidates, 80 for EWS, 76 for OBC – NCL, and 57 & 46 for SC & ST category candidates respectively. There are several factors based on which the National Testing Agency (NTA) estimates JEE Main 2024 Passing Marks for students who take JEE Main Exam. The JEE Mains Qualifying Marks 2024 is the minimum marks that candidates must secure in JEE Main in order to pass the exam. Candidates can visit the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.ac.in and check their JEE Mains 2024 Qualifying Marks. But they can do so only after the release of JEE Mains 2024 Result. They can check it at the official website of NTA as well i.e. nta.nic.in.

Along with the JEE Main Passing Marks 2024, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will also set the JEE Main Cutoff at the official website. Candidates must understand that the JEE Mains Cutoff varies every year and the cutoff of the JEE Main Exam is divided into two categories namely JEE Main Qualifying Cutoff and JEE Main Admission Cutoff.

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After passing the JEE Main 2024 Exam, top 2,50,000 candidates will be considered eligible to take JEE Advanced 2024 Exam. Qualifying JEE Advanced Exam will get students admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Candidates appearing in JEE Main 2024 must be aware of JEE Main 2024 Passing Marks for JEE Advanced. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the JEE Main 2024 Passing Marks for JEE Advanced 2024 along with the JEE Main Result. Candidates who score higher than the minimum JEE Main Marks will be considered eligible to take JEE Advanced Exam. Aspirants can also check previous years JEE Main Cutoff for Advanced 2024. Here in this article, candidates can check the expected JEE Mains Passing Marks and JEE Main Cutoff Advanced 2024 that students can go through and prepare for the exam accordingly.

JEE Main Passing Marks 2024

“What is JEE Main Passing Marks 2024?” is one of the most asked questions by JEE Main Aspirants. JEE Main Passing Marks is the minimum marks required to qualify JEE Mains 2024 Exam. JEE Main 2024 Passing Marks are different for different categories of students. For general category candidates, the JEE Main Passing Marks are expected to be 90 marks. For EWS category candidates, the passing marks for jee main exam are 80, for OBC-NCL the passing marks are 76. For SC category candidates, the passing marks are 57 and for ST category candidates, it is 46. 

The passing marks for JEE Main differ every year. The marks are totally based on the overall performance of candidates and the difficulty level of the JEE Main Exam. These marks are defined to make sure that there is a certain percentage of candidates qualify for JEE Advanced for those aiming to get admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). 

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Candidates are evaluated and given a score based on their performance in the JEE Main 2024 Exam. To qualify for JEE Advanced (the only criterion to get admission to IITs) candidates must need to rank amongst the top 2,50,000 candidates in JEE Main Exam. The actual JEE Main Cutoff can vary for different categories such as General, OBC, SC, ST and EWS. Therefore, it is important for candidates to obtain marks higher than the JEE Main Cutoff to increase your chances of qualifying for JEE Advanced Exam and getting admission to the Top IITs in India or Top Engineering Colleges in India. 

JEE Mains Qualifying Marks 2024

JEE Mains Qualifying Marks refer to the minimum marks required to qualify JEE Main 2024 Exam. Qualifying marks for JEE Mains 2024 are declared by the NTA. The marks are released only after the conclusion of each session, on the official website of NTA – nta.nic.in as well as JEE Main – jeemain.nta.ac.in. The expected JEE Main Passing Marks 2024 can be decided by referring to the previous year’s passing marks of JEE Main 2023 Exam. Below mentioned are the expected JEE Mains 2024 Passing Marks that students must obtain for admission to IIITs, NITs, GFTIs, and other CFTIs. 

Category

Expected JEE Main Passing Marks 2024

General

90

EWS

80

OBC – NCL

76

SC

57

ST

46

JEE Main Passing Marks - Determining Factors

The JEE Main Passing Marks are based on several determining factors. To qualify and pass the JEE Main Exam, candidates must have higher marks or equal marks as the cutoff set. Below are the factors that decide the JEE Mains Passing Marks.

  • Number of Applicants who took the JEE Main Exam
  • Availability of seats in the JEE Main Participating Institutes
  • Difficulty Level of JEE Main
  • Category of the candidate
  • Previous Year Cutoff Trends

JEE Main Passing Marks to qualify for JEE Advanced

The top 2,50,000 students who appear for the JEE main Exam will be eligible for the JEE Advanced Exam. These top 2,50,000 candidates will be selected from both reserved and unreserved categories. The raw scores of the JEE Main Exam aspirants will be released online and the JEE Main Percentile will determine the JEE Advanced cutoff. The expected marks to qualify for the JEE Advanced Exam 2024 are given in the table below, for different categories separately.

Category

Expected JEE Main Qualifying Percentile for JEE Advanced

General

90.78

General EWS

75.62

OBC-NCL

73.61

SC

51.98

ST

37.23

PwD

0.001

JEE Main Passing Marks 2024 Admission

Students aspiring to get admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, etc. must obtain a minimum score referred to as the JEE Main Admission Cutoff. The JEE Main Admission Cutoff is released by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) on their official website, and is dependent on various factors like the number of seats available, applicants who took the exam, etc. The below table provides an easy comparison between JEE Mains Passing Marks and the JEE Main Admission Cutoff.

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JEE Main Passing Marks

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National Testing Agency (NTA)

JoSAA announces the admission cutoff on behalf of the participating institutes

How to Check the Result

JEE Main official website - jeemain.nta.nic.in

The official website of JoSAA - josaa.nic.in

JEE Main Cutoff Purpose

To appear for JEE Advanced

To secure admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and other participating government and private institutes

Institute Specific Cutoff

No

Yes

Category Specific Cutoff

Yes

Yes

Branch Specific Cutoff

No

Yes

The cutoff used for Admission

No

Yes

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After the announcement of the JEE Main Result, JoSAA will announce the admission cutoff and JEE Main Passing Marks for NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, etc. The expected JEE Main Percentile and JEE Main Marks are given in the table below.

Category

Expected JEE Main Passing Marks

Expected JEE Main Percentile

General

90

90.78

EWS

80

75.62

OBC-NCL

76

73.61

SC

57

51.98

ST

46

37.23

PwD

0.061

0.001

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JEE Main Passing Marks - Previous Years

The JEE Mains Passing Marks for Previous Years from 2018 - 2023 have been tabulated below for reference.

Category

2018

2019

2020

2021

General

74

89.7

89

91

SC

29

54.01

54

82

OBC

45

74.3

74

76

ST

24

44.33

44

55

PwD

-35

0.11

0.11

44

Category

2021

2022

2023

General

91

89.75

90

EWS

82

78.21

78

OBC

76

74.11

74

ST

44

54

44

SC

55

44

54

JEE Main Cutoff 2024 (Expected)

The JEE Main Cutoff for 2024 is given below

Category

Minimum Percentile Cutoff

Maximum Percentile Cutoff

Total

General

90.7

100

98612

General - PwD

0.001

90.7

2685

EWS

75.6

90.7

25057

OBC

73.6

90.7

67613

SC

51.9

90.7

37536

ST

37.2

90.7

18752


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