JEE-Main: CBSE sets 100 as cut-off mark

Out of a total of 360, CBSE has kept the cut off mark at 70 for OBCs, 52 for SCs, and 48 for STs


A file photo shows students discussing the question paper after the IIT JEE test. Photo: HT
A file photo shows students discussing the question paper after the IIT JEE test. Photo: HT

New Delhi: A score of 100 for general category students from a total of 360 in the Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) will qualify a student for admission to hundreds of engineering colleges in India, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Wednesday, announcing the JEE-Main results.

JEE-Main works as a qualifying exam for admission to hundreds of engineering colleges in India as well as an eligibility test for appearing for the JEE-Advanced. (Results can be seen at - http://cbseresults.nic.in/jee/jee_2016.htm )

JEE-Advanced is the qualifying exam for entry to the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Of the total 1.19 million students who appeared for the JEE-Main, only 198,228 qualified. Of these, 39,818 are girls.

CBSE, which conducts the JEE-Main, has kept 100 as the cut-off for general category students, 70 for other backward class aspirants, 52 for scheduled caste and 48 or 13% of the 360 marks for scheduled tribe aspirants.