Top 20 Percentile cut off marks for JEE- Class 12 Qualifying marks for IITs/NITs/IIITs
For admissions based on JEE Main and Advanced Exams, top 20 Percentile cut off marks for JEE is calculated. This is the minimum marks in Class 12 for JEE required for admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs. This is calculated for each Board, category wise, for the particular year. Candidates will also qualify if they secure at least 75% marks in the Class 12 Exam.
Calculation Of Top 20 Percentile Cut Off Marks for JEE
The respective School Boards are responsible for calculating and sending the top 20 Percentile cut off marks for JEE to JoSAA. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is responsible for managing joint seat allocation for admissions in IITs, NITs, IIITs and Other-GFTIs. Prior to seat allotment process, JoSAA requests School Boards to send the top 20 percentile cut off marks of the Class 12th Board Exam.
As stated above, the minimum marks in class 12 for JEE is calculated category wise for each School Board. This is calculated on the basis of the marks scored by all successful candidates in their respective boards for that particular year. It is determined that the cut off marks for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cut off marks for GEN,OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.
Which Subjects are considered for calculating the top 20 percentile cut off marks for JEE?
According to JoSAA, five subjects are considered for calculating the top 20 percentile cut off marks for JEE. These include:
* A language (the language with the higher marks will be considered if the candidate has taken 2 or more languages)
* Any other subject (the subject with the higher marks will be considered)
Top 20 percentile cut off marks for the academic year 2019
Individual School Boards will calculate the minimum qualifying marks, category wise, for 2019. Candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2019 will have to check the top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2019, for eligibility.
Top 20 percentile cut off for the academic year 2017
According to the information published in the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website, the top 20 Percentile Cut off Marks for NIT+ System for 2017 is as follows. The cut off marks for CBSE Board for 2017 are OC-431, OBC-420, SC-400, ST-385 and PWD-385. For CISCE Board, the minimum marks in class 12 for JEE are OC-427, OBC-408, SC-391, ST-366 and pwd-366. Please note that these cut off marks are out of 500.
For candidates who pass the Class XII examination in 2017, the minimum qualifying marks for 2017 will be considered. Check this table to see the Category wise top 20 percentile cut-off for 2017.
For top 20 Percentile Cut off Marks for other Boards/ councils, please check http://csab.nic.in/WebInfo/PDF/CutOffMaks.pdf
Top 20 percentile cut off marks for the academic year 2016
Based on the information received from different Boards / Councils till 28-06-2017, the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website has published the top 20 Percentile Cut off Marks for NIT+ System. The Cut Off marks are calculated out of 500. This shows the minimum qualifying marks candidates should score in Class 12 Board Exam for admissions based on JEE Main / Advanced Exams. Check this table below to see the top 20 percentile cut-off for JEE for 2016:
Accordingly, the minimum marks in class 12 for JEE, for CBSE Board, for 2016, are OC-430, OBC-419, SC-398, ST-384 and PWD-384. And for CISCE Board, the cut off marks are OC-439, OBC-420, SC-405, ST-385 and pwd-385. Please note that these marks are out of 500.
Top 20 percentile cut off- for Improvement
In case the candidate writes any subjects for improvement, there are some specific guidelines regarding the cut off marks. To clarify this, let’s consider two scenarios:
1. The candidate passes Class 12 Board Exam in 2018 but repeats one or a few subjects in 2019 for improvement or any other reason.
In this case, the academic eligibility is checked by considering the:
* Top 20 percentile cut-off for 2018
* Maximum marks obtained in the required subjects
2. The candidate passes Class 12 Board Exam in 2018 but writes all the subjects in 2019.
In this case, the best of the both years performances will be considered.
Top 20 percentile cut off marks- additional guidelines
Candidates should know these additional guidelines. This is for special situations like when the Board gives letter grade or aggregate marks. This is discussed in detail below.
What if your Class 12 Board awards only letter grades?
What if only letter grades are provided by your Board without giving any equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet? Then you should get a certificate from your Board specifying the equivalent marks. This certificate should be submitted at the time of seat acceptance. If you fail to produce this certificate, then the final decision will be taken by the CSAB/ JoSAA.
What if the Board provides the aggregate marks of both class 11th and 12th Board exams?
In this case, only the class 12 marks will be considered for verifying the academic eligibility. Likewise, the candidates marks in the last two semesters will be considered if the Board has semester system.
What if the School Board gives aggregate marks for all subjects?
Sometimes, marks for individual subjects are not given by the Board. Then the aggregate marks will be considered to verify if the candidate has the minimum qualifying marks in Class 12 for JEE.
What if the Board does not give the top 20 percentile cut off marks?
In some cases, the School Board may not give the top 20 percentile cut off marks. Then the candidate will have to provide a certificate from the Board which states that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile cut off. If the certificate is not produced, then the CBSE minimum qualifying marks will be used.
When to produce Class 12 mark sheet to check eligibility?
Candidates should produce Class 12 mark sheet to prove academic eligibility. It should be done during counseling for admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs. It is not required during JEE Main Registration/ Application. In previous years, weightage of class 12th marks was considered for calculating JEE Main ranks. However, starting 2018, JEE Main ranks will be based solely on the JEE Main score.
What is percentile & how is it calculated?
Don’t confuse percentile with percentage. See how JEE percentile is calculated. For details, please check: How to calculate JEE Main percentile of Class 12 marks?
In summary, tor admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs, the candidates should check the minimum qualifying marks in Class 12. One should check the top 20 Percentile cut off marks, category wise, for the respective Board, and for the particular academic year.
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