JEE Main 2018 Expected Cut-off by Aakash Institute

Nidhi Bahl updated on : 26 Sep 2017

Go through the JEE Main 2018 Expected Cut-off by Aakash Institute to know your eligibility to take JEE Advanced examination!

JEE Main Expected Cut-off by Aakash Institute

JEE Main 2018 Expected Cut-off by Aakash Institute- CBSE will hold the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main in the month of April 2018. Candidates can get admission to B.Tech programmes offered by various private, government colleges of India. The candidates need to get through two stages of the all India common engineering examination. The first level is JEE Main examination and it’s cut-off list decides your eligibility to take JEE Advanced examination to get admission into Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs), and various other government and private institutes. 

Expected Cut-off list by Aakash Institute

Aakash Institute helps candidates prepare for preliminary examinations and usually predict expected cut-off to judge students’ performance level. JEE Main Expected Cut-off by Aakash Institute gives them an idea about how much more efforts they need to put in to become eligible for the JEE Advanced. The candidates who score more than the JEE Main cut-off will be eligible for the JEE Advanced exam, which will be conducted by IIT Kanpus on May 20, 2018.

Aakash Institute will release the JEE Main 2018 expected cut-off for different categories. Candidates can also check previous year’s cut-off for JEE Main 2017 so that they can make an assessment of the likely cut-off for JEE Main 2018. In 2018, 2,20,000 lakh candidates, who will be able score more than the cut-off, will be able to take JEE Advanced 2018 exam.

However, don’t expect the JEE Main exam to be easier than the previous years. This factor will also affect the cutoff criteria for 2018 JEE Main exam. The candidates appearing in OBC, SC and ST categories can expect the cut-off to be more than the records of the previous years.

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JEE Main 2018 Expected Cut-off by Aaksah Institute

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release JEE Main 2018 for different categories by last week of April 2018. But JEE aspirants are also advised to go through the JEE Main 2018 expected cutoff by Aakash Institute, which will be declared after the Main examination.

The JEE Main exam is of total 360 marks and the cutoff is declared category-wise out of 360 marks. Therefore, the cutoff scores vary for different categories such as SC, ST, OBC and General Students. So, the admission to any college/institute will depend on the number of marks the student has obtained - it must be above or equal to the expected cutoff.

Following is the table showing category-wise expected cutoff of JEE Main 2018 that will be provided by coaching institute Aakash. 

Category wise expected cut-off for JEE Main 2018

S. No.


JEE Main 2018 Expected Cut-off


Common Merit List (CML)

Available soon


Other Backward Class (OBC - NCL

Available soon


Scheduled Caste (SC)

Available soon


Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Available soon

How JEE Main cut-off list is determined?

1. The cut-off depends on the difficulty level of the question paper.
2. Availability of seats in the different engineering institutes is also considered for the cut-off list
3. In case the question paper has some errors, the cut-off list is altered by the authorities
4. Moreover, different categories and programs also determine the allocation of seats to different candidates.
5. The closing rank is of the last candidate who has been allotted the seat as per the respective category and program.

Usually, the cut-off predictions are based on the cut-off lists provided by the concerned authorities of the last few years. Moreover, some high-ranked coaching institutes like Aakash also declare their expected cut-off lists to let the candidates know about the minimum score they need to become eligible for JEE Advanced examination. So, the candidates can bank on the expected cut-off list due to their previous years’ record of almost accurate predictions. 

JEE Main cut-off is gradually decreasing

As per the previous year cut-off records, there has been a gradual decrease in the common merit list for JEE Main. The cut-off point for the past three years has dropped from 115 to 100. In 2014, it was 115, in 2015 it dropped to 105 and it plunged down to 100 in 2016. So, you’ll be seeing drop in JEE Main expected cut-off by Aakash Institute as well. With the decreasing JEE Main cutoff, the competition is increasing yearly.

The total number of eligible candidates for JEE Advanced exams increased from 1,50,000 to 2,00,000 in 2016. Now, in 2018, the number of candidates who will be appearing for JEE Advanced 2018 exam will be 2,20,000. The rapidly increasing competition often makes it difficult for many institutes to make accurate predictions. However, Aakash Institute has remained one of those coaching institutes that manage to make almost correct cutoff predictions for different preliminary examinations.

Previous Year's Cutoff

The JEE Main 2018 aspirants may go through the following table to see the cutoff for the past three years i.e. 2016, 2015 and 2014. All the candidates belonging to different categories can accordingly prepare themselves to score more than the requisite cut-off.

This list of cut-off of previous years will give them a clarity about their preparation level and how much more efforts are required to get through the JEE Mains entrance examination.


Cutoff score 2016

Cutoff score 2015

Cutoff score 2014





Other Backward Classes (OBC)




Scheduled Caste (SC)




Scheduled Tribe (ST)




With this, the aspiring candidates will get an idea if they will be able to score more than the requisite cutoff or not. Those show score more than the JEE Main 2018 expected cut-off are sure to advance the next level of admission.

The candidates are recommended to stay tuned on this page for upcoming details and the expected JEE Main 2018 cutoff which will soon be declared by Aakash Institute.

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