JEE Cut-Off Scores to Secure a Seat in the NIT

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are the premier autonomous public technical universities under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. They offer courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There are 31 NITs in India, and admission to B.Tech Programs is managed through the JoSAA counselling process, based on AIR rank secured in JEE Main.

Here is all you need to know about the JoSAA Cut off for NIT.

How to get Adequate Scores for Admission in NITs?

All candidates have to get good scores to gain admission to top NITs. They need to follow a  study plan to ace JEE Main. A few tips for getting the JEE score that will get you a seat in an NIT.

1. Get acquainted with the syllabus well-

An aspirant must understand the syllabus of JEE Main thoroughly before starting the preparation. This knowledge of the syllabus will help the candidates to study the correct topics for the exam.

2. Stick to a timetable-

Aspirants should make a timetable so that they can cover the subject-wise syllabus of each exam within time. Candidates should strictly follow their timetable because regular studies can only help them get a seat in an NIT.

3. Follow Important Books by eminent authors for JEE Main-

Students are advised to start with their NCERT books for the basics and later refer to the critical books for JEE Main. These books have detailed explanations and are sufficient to cover the syllabus of the exam.

4. Attempt Mock Tests and solve sample papers-

The aspiring students should solve more and more of JEE Main mock tests and sample papers as experts prepare these on the exact basis of the actual pattern of the exam. These mock tests and sample papers come with an analysis of performance and immensely help increase speed and improve time management.

Revision- Revision is an all-important exercise. Candidates should finish the syllabus much in advance and give proper time to revision in their study plan. Care should be taken not to omit any part of the syllabus.

How does one get Admitted to an NIT for an Engineering Degree?

  • It might be clear to NIT aspirants that admissions into the B.Tech courses in any of the National Institute for Technology (NIT)s are based on the JEE Main exam. 
  • For gaining admission to the top NIT s, students need to secure, at the minimum, the JEE main cut-off score. Out of the total, 26 NITs are among the top 100 list. 
  • The most popular NITs are NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal, NIT Warangal, Visvesvaraya NIT, NIT Ahmedabad, NIT Calicut, and NIT Jaipur, etc. 
  • To get an overall impression of how the cut-off scores looked in the past few years, you can refer to the ready reckoner JEE Mains Cut off Marks for NIT. 

It must be kept in mind that the cut-off varies from course to course, from year to year, and from institute to institute. There are differential cut-offs for different categories. Other category (OC) candidates will fall under a different cut-off category compared to a candidate belonging to Other Backward Classes. Various factors are taken into consideration by the authorities before coming to the cut-off score. A few among them are the difficulty of the examination, number of students that attempted, number of seats available in that course in that particular college, and so on. 

Joint Seat Allocation Authority for NITs

There are 31 NITs in India. Find below a tabulated list of all the NITs in India with their year of formation, MHRD Ranking and the number of courses. All the universities are categorized under autonomous public institutes for higher education in India.

Name of NITYear of FormationMHRD RankingNo. of the courses offered
NIT Trichy (NITT)196499
NIT Karnataka (NITK)1960108
NIT Rourkela (NITRKL)19612014
NIT Warangal (NITW)1959238
NIT Calicut (NITC)19612511
NIT Durgapur (NITDGP)1960298
NIT Nagpur (VNIT)1960308
NIT Jaipur (MNIT)1963378
NIT Allahabad (MNNIT)1961429
NIT Kurukshetra (NITKKR)1963447
NIT Surat (SVNIT)1961476
NIT Silchar (NITS)1967484
NIT Jalandhar (NITJ)19874911
NIT Meghalaya (NITM)2010595
NIT Bhopal (MANIT)1960608
NIT Raipur (NITRR)19566411
NIT Srinagar (NITSRI)1960699
NIT Patna (NITP)1986725
NIT Goa (NITG)2010858
NIT Jamshedpur (NITJSR)1960867
NIT Agartala (NITA)19659210
NIT Hamirpur (NITH)1986997
NIT Manipur (NITMN)20101145
NIT Puducherry (NITPY)20101445
NIT Arunachal Pradesh (NITAP), 201020101607
NIT Uttarakhand (NITUK)  20101865
NIT Delhi (NITD)2010Not Ranked3
NIT Mizoram (NITMZ)2010Not Ranked5
NIT Nagaland (NITN)2010Not Ranked6
NIT Sikkim (NITSKM)2010Not Ranked5
NIT Andhra Pradesh (NITANP)2015Not Ranked8

After a few days of the JEE mains, it is the Joint Seat allocation Authority (JoSAA ) that releases category-wise and round-wise opening and closing cutoffs/ranks for admission to B.Tech, M.Tech, and the dual degree programs in NITs. Aspiring candidates have to register and participate in the JoSAA counselling cum seat allotment process. It must be noted that JoSAA conducts joint counselling sessions for candidates qualifying for JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams.

This is the Previous Year’s JEE Main Qualifying Cut-off, so an aspirant gets a general idea.

Category                         Cut-off
Common Rank ListCRL90.3765335
Economically Weaker SectionEWS70.2435518
Other Backward ClassOBC-NCL72.8887969
Scheduled CasteSC50.1760245
Scheduled TribeST39.0696101
People with DisabilitiesPwD0.0618524

The cut-off score keeps changing. There are many rounds of counselling. Here are the tentative steps in counselling. The  authorities announce dates for Candidate registration/ choice filling:

  • Round 1- NIT 1st cut off 

Online reporting: Fee payment/ Document upload

  • Round 2- NIT 2nd cut off 

Online reporting: Fee payment/ Document upload

  • Round 3- NIT 3rd cut off 

Online reporting: Fee payment/ Document upload

  • Round 4- NIT 4th cut off 

Online reporting: Fee payment/ Document upload

  • Round 5- NIT 5th cut off 

Online reporting: Fee payment/ Document upload

  • Round 6- NIT 6th cut off 

Online reporting: Fee payment/ Document upload

2021 Counselling is happening between 16 October- 19th November.


It is to be noted that the cut-off marks, the opening and closing ranks for various NITs keep varying. It is, therefore, better to prepare with integrity rather than only predicting possibilities by seeing the mock test scores.