JEE Advanced cutoff and its technicalities are one of the major sources of worry for IIT aspirants. Cut-off refers to the score of last admitted student in the IIT. Students must get more marks than these minimum scores for JEE Advanced 2016 to be eligible for being included in the Common Merit List (CML) of JEE Advanced 2016. JEE Advanced Cutoff depends on a number of factors like the number of students who appeared in the exam, number of available seats and their annual intake, difficulty level of exam and previous year cut-off. With 4 new IITs namely IIT-Chattisgarh, IIT-Goa, IIT-Karnataka and IIT-Jammu also offering admission this year number of total intake seats in IIT have increased from 10,006 last year to 10,575 this year.
As per the JEE Advanced system, Section 21 of Information Brochure states that 10% of marks are required in all the three subjects individually, along with 35% of the total marks for a position in Common Rank List but looking at the difficulty level the expected cut off could be around 24 %-25% of total marks. Considering there are approximately 10, 000 seats in IITs, a student with a rank of 10000 would need somewhere around 120-125 marks to qualify. However, generally, the ranks are released for upto 18000-19000 seats. So, a student with a rank of 19000 will require around 95-100 marks to get through”, says one of JEE expert.
Expected cut-off for general category will be around 10% for individual subject and 24/25% for aggregate. For OBC-NCL expected cut-off will be 9% for individual and 18-20% for aggregate. SC and ST rank list is expected to cut-off at 5% for individual subject and 10-12% for aggregate for both. The table below list the expected JEE Advanced cutoff, category wise.

Rank List Minimum percentage in each subject Minimum percentage of aggregate marks
Common Rank List 10 20
OBC-CNCL Rank List 9 18
Rest Categories’s Rank List 5 10
Preparatory Courses Rank List 2.5 5

In case of ties, the student with higher marks in Mathematics is awarded a higher rank. In case of a further tie, Physics is taken into consideration. If in the final case, both the marks in Mathematics and Physics are equal, both students are awarded the same rank.

You can also check out cutoff ranks for IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras.

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