The candidates who appeared for JEE Main 2018 pen and paper based test today, i.e., April 08, 2018 are now relaxed. After the exam, they are searching for answer key of JEE Main 2018.

As per the exam analysis of JEE Main 2018, students found Paper 1 of Moderate difficulty level, while those appeared for Paper 2, said that it was tricky and a bit lengthy also.

The CBSE will announce the result and cut off on April 30, 2018. The applicants who appeared for the exam today must know that there are basically two types of cut off. The first type of cut off is that on the basis of which the candidates are provided admission to the participating colleges which is commonly known as opening and closing rank and the second type is the minimum qualifying marks for JEE Advanced.

Looking at the previous year results of JEE Main and analyzing the paper, the cut off for this year has been calculated. For the candidates who belong to the general category the minimum JEE Main 2018 cut off marks required to appear for Advanced is expected to be between 81-105. 49-70 in case of OBC (NCL) category, 32-50 in case of SC category. 27-44 in case of ST category and 1-10 in case of PWD candidates.

Out of nearly 11 lakh candidates, 2,24,000 candidates will be selected for JEE Advanced 2018. Out of these 11 lakh candidates, 1,13,120 candidates are expected to be from General category, 60,480 candidates for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), 33,600 from SC and nearly 16,800 from ST category.

JEE Main 2018 cutoff

Various coaching centres have also announced the expected cut off for JEE Main 2018. According to Resonance Common Merit List (CML) expected cut off will be 81, OBC (NCL) will be 49, for SC category JEE Main 2018 expected cut off might be 32, 27 for ST category and 1 for PWD candidates. On the other hand, Super 30 has also announced the expected JEE Main 2018 cut off according to which CML cut off is expected to be 85, OBC (NCL) is to be 50, SC category cut off is going to be 35, ST candidates need to score a minimum of 30 marks and 5 marks for PWD category applicants.

Looking at the previous year data JEE Main 2017 cut off was 81 for general category, 49 for OBC (NCL), 32 for SC, 27 for ST and 1 mark for PWD category candidates. However, the final cut off for JEE Main 2018 will be announced along with the result and the candidates who are going to obtain the minimum cut off marks will be considered eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018.

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