One of the most important examinations of every engineering aspirants life is the JEE Main 2020 which is going to be held in the month of January 2020. This is one of the most important exams which becomes the gateway for engineering aspirants who someday hope to study in one of the nest engineering institutes of India as well as renowned all over the world, which are the IIT’s and the NIT’s. There are also many GFTI’s (Government Funded Technical Institutes) and private engineering colleges which are also regarded as one of the best technical institutes of the country. The clearing of the JEE main 2020 cut-off will result in the qualification of the candidates for the JEE Advanced 2020 which will be held in the month of April. 

The JEE Advanced has priority number one, especially for the candidates who desperately want to get in the IIT’s and the NIT’s. Without good JEE Main and Advanced scores, it is not possible for candidates to get admission in the IIT’s or the NIT’s. This article revolves around the category wise cut-off for candidates of all categories to get admission in the NIT’s. This article will help you to realize the marks and cut off you have to score in JEE Main 2020 in order to get admission in the NIT’s. it will feature a list of NITs and their respective closing and opening ranks which will help you to understand what kind of score you have to get in order to get admission in one of the NIT’s.

JEE Main cut-off 

The cut-off in the JEE Main 2020 will be released after the JEE Main examination in the month of January. The exam will be conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) and they will release a cut-off list for the students who will be appearing in the JEE Advanced examination. There will be a total of 2,45,000 qualifiers who would be taken from the JEE main 2020 exams and allowed to sit in the JEE Advanced exams. The reservation for the qualifiers for different categories will be as follows:

Categories (PWD candidates included) Total seats reserved category wise
General  1,13,925
EWS (Economically Weaker Section) 9,800
OBC 66,150
SC 36,750
ST 18,375


The predicted cut-off for each of the sections of categories for the JEE Main exam will determine how much marks you have to score in the JEE Main 2020 in order to qualify for the JEE Advanced 2020. The higher you score the more are your chances of qualifying for the JEE Advanced and the higher your chances become for qualifying in the Advanced for admission to the NIT. The predicted score for the JEE Main 2020 is given below:

Categories  Minimum Cut-off marks
General 80-85
OBC 48-53
SC 31-36
ST 27-32
EWS 75-80


There are several factors which affect the scores of the JEE Main cut-off and maximum marks in the JEE Main 2020 exam increases your chances of getting into any of the NIT’s. Some of the factors which help in the prediction of cut-off in the JEE Main 2020 examinations are:

  • The difficulty level of the examination.
  • The trend analysis of the cut-off in the previous years.
  • The performance level of the candidates appearing for the examination.
  • The total number of students who have attended the examination.
  • The variation of students who are most likely to choose the type of engineering courses.
  • The number of questions asked in the examination.

List of NIT’s and their opening and closing ranks

The list of NIT’s provided below shows the opening and closing ranks of admissions in various courses:

Name of NIT Opening Rank Closing Rank
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar 2244 41493
Malaviya NIT, Jaipur 610 17437
Maulana Azad NIT, Bhopal 578 20066
Motilal Nehru, Allahabad 1206 18953
NIT, Agartala 5884 250078
NIT, Arunachal Pradesh 10965 180998
NIT, Calicut 240 20253
NIT, Delhi 3287 11533
NIT, Durgapur 3881 28683
NIT, Goa  6537 72405
NIT, Hamirpur 920 72861
NIT, Karnataka, Surathkal 306 21025
NIT, Meghalaya 13092 120138
NIT, Nagaland 16830 26304
NIT, Patna 1526 30691
NIT, Puducherry 6291 129802
NIT, Raipur 547 57893
NIT, Sikkim 12909 975305
NIT, Andhra Pradesh 6298 26330
NIT, Jamshedpur 4574 30007
NIT, Kurukshetra 3109 22584
NIT, Manipur 112459 432559
NIT, Mizoram 18040 961290
NIT, Rourkela 639 34185
NIT, Silchar 7232 53076
NIT, Srinagar 10174 68485
NIT, Tiruchirapalli 79 18409
NIT, Uttarakhand 9329 41713
NIT, Warangal 850 16179
Sardar Vallabhbhai NIT, Surat 2498 32614
Visvesvaraya NIT, Nagpur 312 21980


From the above list of NIT’s it is evident that the JEE Main Score of the candidates has to be more than 170 in the JEE Main 2020 examination in order to get admission in NIT’s by getting probable ranks. After the completion of the JEE Advanced, the scores of the candidates are calculated and aggregate is calculated and converted into percentile to give the final AIR (All India Rank) of the JEE Main 2020 which will be released on June 2020. This will be followed by counseling by JoSAA.

The table given below shows that what probable score can get you what probable rank in the JEE Main 2020:

Expected JEE 2020 score Predicted JEE AIR
310+ Top 100
283+ Top 500
264+ Top 1000
208+ Top 5000
174+ Top 10,000
140+ Top 20,000
119+ Top 30,000
103+ Top 40,000
90+ Top 50,000
73+ Top 100,000


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