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JEE Advanced Cutoff

The minimum mark scored by the candidate to be eligible to enter into JoSAA counseling is called cut off. It is the qualifying cut off. Whereas to get admitted in the top institutes the minimum mark requirement is the admission cut off. Admission cut off is usually expressed as opening and closing ranks which will be displayed in the JEE Advanced 2019 official website. The rank list and qualifying cut off for the previous year is given in the below table for IITs.

Rank list category wise Minimum mark in each subject (%) Minimum aggregate mark (%)
Common 10 35
OBC-NCL 9 31.5
SC 5 17.5
ST 5 17.5
Common- PwD 5 17.5
OBC-NCL 5 17.5
SC-PwD 5 17.5
ST-PwD 5 17.5
Preparatory course 2.5 8.75

The admission cut off for the previous year is mentioned in the following link

For the year 2019, depending on the difficulty level, overall students, number of candidates appearing and their performance, the cut off will be determined and released in the official JoSAA website.

Supernumerary seats

When there is number of candidates with the similar category wise rank opting for the same program under the same institute then the institute can add extra seats in that particular course. Those are called supernumerary seats. Most of the time the foreign candidates will be allotted such kind of seats since they enter the counseling process only after finishing the counseling process of native people. Apart from foreign candidates, in order to create gender balance in the year of 2018, nearly 800 supernumerary seats were allotted for the female candidates. As per norms, the total seats cannot exceed 10% of the total available seats.

But even for getting through supernumerary seats, the candidate must score minimum cut off and must have secured minimum rank to enter into the counseling process.

Mr.Pranav Goyal topped JEE Advanced 2018 and he scored 337/360 in the exam.