What is the Pass Mark for JEE Main 2020?

According to the latest notification as published by MHRD, the NTA or National Testing Agency has taken over CBSE as well as other bodies that are responsible for conducting the national level Entrance Examinations like JEE Main, GPAT, NEET,CMAT, and UGC NET. Eventually, NTA will be taking up all other examinations. It has been notified that from 2019 onwards, NTA will conduct JEE Main twice.

For all students aspiring to appear for JEE Main 2020, this is a useful piece of information that NTA has decided on certain eligibility criteria that need to be followed. In this article, we have focused on providing all the necessary information for JEE Main 2020 examination aspirants.

Key Points for JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

  • The basic requirement to take JEE Main 2020 is to pass 10+2 examination and there is no age limit as such. However, students should check out the age limit criteria (if any) in colleges they wish to apply for.
  • Candidates should have passed class 12 or qualifying the exam in 2018 or 2019. Candidates appearing in class 12 or equivalent qualifying exam in 2020 can also apply for JEE Main.
  • For students pursuing B.E./ B.Tech (Paper 1), one needs to have Physics & Mathematics along with one of the subjects Chemistry or Biology or Biotechnology is mandatory in qualifying the JEE Main 2020 examination.
  • For students pursuing B.Arch./B.Planning (Paper 2), one needs to have Mathematics with aggregate 50% marks in 5 subjects.
  • A student can attempt thrice consecutively to clear JEE Main 2020 examination. The exam is conducted twice a year; the candidate may appear in both the attempts. Appearing in both the sessions of the same year will be counted as a single attempt.
  • Scores for qualifying the exam – For general category candidates – minimum 75% marks in aggregate; For SC/ST/PWD candidates – 65% marks in aggregate.

JEE Main 2020 Cut-Off

Applicants’ category wise cut off marks for JEE Main 2020 will be released by the NTA along or before the declaration of results.  These cut-offs for different categories are calculated based on the difficulty of questions & the NTA scores obtained by the students who have appeared in the JEE Main 2020.

The JEE Main cut off marks will be released by the NTA through an online portal. All candidates who have appeared for the examination can check the JEE Main cut off from the list given below. The cut-off is the minimum marks required to appear in the JEE Advanced. Cut-off marks depend upon various factors such as level of exam difficulty, number of students appearing in the examination, and many more.The candidate who scored marks more than the cut off marks is considered qualified in JEE Main 2020 and only they can apply for JEE Advanced 2020. Only qualified candidates are eligible for admission into the course.

Expected JEE Main 2020 Cut Off

Students appearing for the JEE Main 2020 can check the expected cut off marks from the below-given table:

Category Expected Cut-Off
Common Rank List 89.75
Gen EWS 78.21
OBC – NCL 74.31
ST 44.33
SC 54.01

How JEE Main Cut off Marks are Calculated?

National Testing Agencyor NTA has declared the cut off marks for the JEE Main 2020 examination. In the above table, we have enlisted the category-wise cut off marks for students’ ease to identify if they will be able to crack the examination or not. Now we will be discussing how cut off is calculated and what are the prime factors taken into consideration while calculating the cut off marks. Some of these factors are listed below:

  • Number of candidates appeared in the examination
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Number of questions asked in the examination
  • The overall performance level of the candidates.

JEE Main Result 2020

JEE Main Result 2020 will be announced on 31st January 2020 for January Examination&on 30th April 2020 for the April exam.These results will be followed by the official NTA Cut-Off, rank (category-wise).Candidates those who will appear for JEE Main 2020, will be able to check their result. Aspirants will get their actual score and their result via online by entering their login credentials with the official site. The result will be provided in the form of percentile.

All candidates who have appeared for the exam can check their results by visiting the official link of the JEE Main result and then enter their application number as well as the date of birth in the specified space. When entered, they can press the ‘submit’ button to get their JEE Main result. One should retain a minimum of 2-3 copies of his/her result for further use in the admission procedure.

JEE Main Cutoff 2020 – Important Dates

Sl. No. Event Dates
1 JEE Main 2020 January Session Examination January 6 to 11, 2020
2 Announcement of Result – January Session January 31, 2020
3 JEE Main 2020 April Session Examination April 3 to 9, 2020
4 Release of Result – April Session April 30, 2020
5 Release of Qualifying Marks Last week of April 2020
6 Counselling The third week of June 2020

After the JEE Main result has been announced, the scorecard will also be released online.Candidates can download their scorecards from the online portal. No physical scorecard will be dispatched to the candidate offline.

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