Plus Two mark cut-off for JEE Main and Advanced restored after 3 years

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The mark requirements required for admission to various categories of institutions based on Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and Advanced have been restored for 2023-24 admissions, after a gap of 3 years.

The mark requirements were removed for 2020, 2021 and 2022 admissions in view of the Covid Pandemic. Candidates were only required to pass the qualifying examination with the stipulated subject at the Plus 12/equivalent examination.

For 2023, for admission to NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) based on JEE Main ranks, candidates should have secured at least 75% marks in the Class 12 examination or should be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12 examination conducted by respective Boards. For SC / ST candidates, the qualifying marks should be 65% in the Class 12 examination. The announcement in this regard is available at

For admission to IITs based on JEE Advanced ranks, candidates must satisfy at least one of the following two criteria with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in the year of first appearance in the Class XII (or equivalent examination) (i) must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65% (ii) must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination. This clause is available in the JEE Advanced Information Brochure at

These were the conditions regarding the cut off marks in qualifying examination that existed for 2019 admissions.

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