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Updated on 09th February, 2023 , 3 min read

What is a good score in JEE Main to qualify for JEE Advanced?

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) will administer the JEE Main 2023 exam in two attempts. JEE Main 2023 will be held on January 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. As lakhs of students take the JEE Main every year, they have a variety of questions about the exam, the most common of which is “What is a good JEE Main score?” “What is a good rank for JEE Main 2023 to qualify for JEE Advanced 2023?” “Which colleges will I be admitted to with a particular score?" and many others.

What is a good JEE Main score?

Most candidates find it difficult to grasp what score or rank is required for admission to NITs, IIITs, or to qualify for the JEE Advanced. Admission to NITs or qualifying for JEE Advanced may not be tough with a strong preparation method. The definition of a 'Good JEE Main score' differs from person to person. The good score may differ whether you want to get into top IIITs or NITs, and it may also differ for those hoping to get into IITs. 

Good JEE Main Score

Depending on the college in which a candidate wants to take admission, their anticipated score and rank in the JEE Main exam 2023 may differ. The JEE Main score required for admission to top NIT colleges in India would differ from that required for admission to a top IIIT. Students who will take the JEE Mains exam this year should keep in mind that they will be able to obtain a good score if they cover the science syllabus of Class 12th thoroughly.

The table below shows the analysis of a very good, good, average, and low percentile in the JEE Mains exam 2023 based on prior trends.

Percentiles

Score

Very good percentile

99-100

Good Percentile

90-98

Average Percentile

70-89

Low Percentile

below 60

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Good score in JEE Main to qualify for JEE Advanced

Only the top 2,50,000 JEE Main 2023 candidates will be able to participate in the JEE Advanced 2023. It signifies that those who wish to be considered for JEE Advanced 2023 must have a high score. To be more specific, a high JEE Main score qualifies you to sit for the JEE Advanced exam. A good JEE Main score might be 250 or more. According to prior years' patterns, a high JEE Mains exam percentile or score was necessary to appear for JEE Advanced.

Previous Year JEE Main Cutoff 

Year

General

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

Gen-EWS

PwD

2022

90.3765335

72.8887969

50.1760245

39.0696101

70.2435518

0.0618524

2021

89.7548849

74.3166557

54.0128155

44.3345172

78.2174869

0.11371730

2020

74

45

29

24

-

-35

2019

81

49

32

27

-

-

2018

100

70

52

48

-

-

2017

105

70

50

44

-

-

2016

115

74

53

47

-

-

2015

113

70

50

45

-

-

Expected JEE Advanced 2023 Cutoff

Category

Minimum Marks Required 

Minimum Aggregate Marks Required

Common Rank List 

6

63

OBC-NCL Rank List 

5

56

GEN-EWS Rank List 

5

56

SC Rank List 

3

31

ST Rank List

3

31

Common-PwD Rank List 

3

31

OBC-NCL-PwD Rank List 

3

31

GEN-EWS-PwD Rank List 

3

31

SC-PwD Rank List 

3

31

ST-PwD Rank List 

3

31

Preparatory Course 

0

9

Good JEE Main Score for admissions in IIITs

The good score for the JEE Main exam is in the range of 85-90 percentile in order to get admission to IIITs. At the same time, candidates must rank among the top 25,000 ranks to get admission to popular IIITs. Based on previous trends. Candidates with ranks ranging from 1 to 25,000 were admitted to the top IIITs. Candidates with rankings between 25,000 and 100,000, on the other hand, were admitted to IIITs (newer IIITs/regional-level IIITs).

Good JEE Main Score for admissions in NITs

A good score for JEE Main is in the range of around 85-95 percentile in order to get admission to NITs. At the same time, candidates must be in the top 15,000 - 20,000 rankings to be admitted to the top NITs. According to prior year trends, candidates ranked between 1 and 20,000 were admitted to major NITs across the country. However, several NITs closed ranks near 200,000 (mostly newer NITs).

Good JEE Main Score for admissions in Top Engineering Colleges

You must score more than an 80 percentile on the JEE Mains exam in order to get admitted to the best engineering institutes in India (other than IITs, NITs, or IIITs). 

Each category has a different minimum score in JEE Mains to be eligible for JEE Advanced. Admission to the JEE Advanced is based on a minimum 85 percentile. However, the cutoffs are determined by the NTA every year. In 2023, there will be two sessions for the JEE Main exam. As a result, candidates must research past cutoff trends to get a general idea. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the JEE Main Rank Calculated?

JEE Main rank is calculated by combining JEE Main scores with class XII grades in a 60:40 ratio. It states that the scores are organized according to merit.

When will the JEE Main 2023 exam be held?

JEE Main 2023 will be held on January 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.

If a candidate attends all of the sessions. Which scores will be used to determine the result?

The top scores from all sessions will be used to determine merit/ranking in JEE Main 2023.

What is a good percentile in JEE Main?

A percentile above 90 can be considered as a good percentile in JEE Main.

Is 70 a good percentile in JEE Main?

70 is an average percentile in JEE Main.

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