JEE Main Passing Marks 2024: Qualifying Marks, Minimum Marks

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - May 20, 2024

The JEE Main Result for Session 2 (Paper 2) was released on 19th May 2024. JEE Main Passing Marks 2024 for the general category are expected to be around 90, the EWS category is 75, OBC-NCL is 73, SC is 51, and ST is 37. Candidates can refer to the passing marks from the official website as the National Testing Agency (NTA) released the JEE Main result 2024 for session 2 on April 24, 2024

NTA sets the JEE Main Cutoff 2024, which is subject to change every year. Besides that, the cut-off of the JEE Main exam is of two types: qualifying cut-off and admission cut-off.

Furthermore, students must be aware that the JEE Main passing and qualifying marks are different. By meeting the required criteria for passing marks, students can appear for JEE Advanced exams and secure admission to various NITs and IITs.

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JEE Main Passing Marks 2024

The qualifying marks for JEE Main 2024 are the minimum marks that candidates require to pass the JEE Main 2024 exam. JEE Main passing marks 2024 are declared on the official website. Further, the expected passing marks for JEE Main 2024 are below.

JEE Main Expected Passing Marks 2024
Category Expected Passing Marks 
General 90
EWS 75
OBC-NCL 73
SC 51
ST 37

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The minimum marks to qualify for JEE Main change every year. They depend on factors such as exam difficulty level, previous year cutoff trends, the number of students who appeared in the exam, and more.

It is advised for students to keep a target of achieving a particular range of minimum marks in each subject to qualify JEE Main without any hassle.

JEE Main Passing Marks 2024

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Factors Affecting the JEE Main Qualifying Marks 2024

By securing passing marks for the JEE Main 2024 exam and qualifying for the JEE main cut off 2024, candidates are eligible for the JEE Advanced 2024 examination. The qualifying marks for JEE Main 2024 exam depend on several factors, such as:

  1. Number of candidates who appeared for the qualifying exam
  2. Exam difficulty level
  3. Seat Availability
  4. Marking Scheme
  5. Cut-off & Counselling

Read More: Minimum Marks in JEE Main to Qualify for JEE Advanced 2024

JEE Main Previous Years' Passing Marks

The exam conducting authority releases the JEE Main passing marks annually. Therefore, if candidates are looking for how many marks are required to clear JEE Main, they must note that it will vary for each category.

It is to be noted that the JEE Main qualifying marks are based on passing marks out of 300 in JEE Main exam. The minimum marks to qualify for JEE Main for the previous years are as follows:

JEE Main Passing Marks 2023

The qualifying marks for JEE Main vary from one category to another. The category-wise expected JEE Main passing marks 2023 are shown in the table below.

JEE Main Passing Marks 2023
Category Passing Marks 
General 90
EWS 78
OBC-NCL 75
SC 55
ST 44

JEE Main Passing Marks 2022

The JEE Main 2022 was held in two sessions: June and July. The qualifying marks for various categories are as mentioned below:

JEE Main Passing Marks 2022
Category Passing Marks
General 89.75
EWS 78.21
OBC 74.31
SC 54
ST 44

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JEE Main Passing Marks 2021 

The JEE Main was held in four sessions for 2021. The JEE Main passing marks are as follows:

JEE Main Passing Marks 2021 
Category Passing Marks 
General 91
EWS 82
OBC 76
SC 55
ST 44

JEE Main Passing Marks 2020

The passing marks for JEE Main 2020 exam for the January session for all the categories are listed as follows:

JEE Main Passing Marks 2020
Category Passing Marks
General 89
OBC 74
SC 54
ST 44
PwD 0.11

JEE Main Passing Marks 2019

National Testing Agency conducted the JEE Main exam from January 8, 2019, to January 12, 2019. A total of 11,09,250 appeared for the JEE Main exam that year. NTA has released the qualifying marks in JEE Main 2019 for all the categories. These are:

JEE Main Passing Marks 2019
Category Passing Marks
General 89.7
OBC 74.3
SC 54.01
ST 44.33
PwD 0.11

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JEE Main Passing Marks 2018

CBSE conducted the JEE Main 2018 exam in two modes- online & offline. They administered the offline exam on April 8, 2018, and the online exam from April 15, 2018, to April 16, 2018. The JEE Main 2018 qualifying marks for all the categories are:

JEE Main Passing Marks 2018
Category Passing Marks
General 74
OBC 45
SC 29
ST 24
PwD -35

JEE Main Passing Marks 2017

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the JEE Main 2017 exam in both offline & online modes. They administered the offline on April 2, 2017, and the online examination between April 8, 2017, to April 9, 2017.

CBSE released the JEE Main 2017 passing marks for all the candidates who belong to different categories. These are:

JEE Main Passing Marks 2017
Category Passing Marks
General 81
OBC 49
SC 32
ST 27

JEE Main Passing Marks 2016

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organised the JEE Main exam 2016 in both offline & online modes for three days. They administered the offline exam on April 3, 2016, and the online examination between April 9, 2016, and April 10, 2016.

The passing marks of JEE Main different categories are:

JEE Main Passing Marks 2016
Category Passing Marks
General 100
OBC 70
SC 52
ST 48

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JEE Main 2024 Expected Cut Off Marks

Before getting into the marks segregation, candidates need to clearly understand the difference between the types of JEE Main cut off marks. The expected cut-off details for JEE Main 2024 have been shared below.

Overall Required Qualifying Marks in JEE Main 2024
Category Qualifying Cut Off
Unreserved Category (UR) 90.7788642
Scheduled Caste (SC) 51.9776027
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 37.2348772
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 75.6229025
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL) 73.6114227
People with Disabilities (PwD) 0.0013527

JEE Main 2023 Cut-Off Marks

The specified cut-off for the 2023 JEE Main (previous year) is listed in the table below. It is based on category and the marks secured by candidates. 

JEE Main 2023 Cut-off
Category Cut Off
Unreserved Category (UR) 90-95
SC 50-55
ST 40-45
EWS 70-75
OBC-NCL 70-75

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JEE Main 2022 Cut-Off Marks

The specified cut-off for the 2022 JEE Main (previous year) is listed in the table below. It is based on category and the marks secured by candidates. 

JEE Main 2022 Cut-off
Category Minimum % Maximum %
General 88.4121383 100
Gen-PwD 0.0031029 88.3784882
EWS 63.1114141 88.4037478
OBC-NCL 67.0090297 88.4081747
SC 43.0820954 88.4037478
ST 26.7771328 88.4072779

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