What is a good score in JEE Advanced 2020?

The JEE Advanced is one of the toughest national level engineering exams in the country. The exam is also considered as the gateway to the IIT’s, which are the most prestigious engineering institutes of India. The JEE Advanced 2020 would be conducted after the JEE Mains 2020 results are declared, as the candidates who will qualify for the JEE Mains 2020 examinations, among them only the first 2,45,000 will be allowed to attend the JEE advanced examinations. The JEE advanced 2020 exam will most likely be conducted by the IIT Delhi. The application form release and the online registration process for the JEE advanced 2020 examinations will start from the month of May just after the declaration of the JEE Main results. The candidates who would be selected will have to fill out the online application form and pay the registration fees within the specified time for eligibility to appear for the JEE advanced. The admit cards would be released soon after the closing date of the registration and the exams will be conducted within a month of the registration. There is two paper which is to be attended by the students for the JEE advanced examinations and both the paper 1 and 2 are in multiple-choice form as the examination is conducted in CBT (Computer Based Test) mode. 

The JEE advanced results are declared soon after the CBT examinations in the month of June 2020. The candidates who attain the required cut off, which will be considered a good score are called in for the JoSAA counseling which determines their choice of IIT’s and the course they can uptake based on their national rankings and eligibility. 

Important dates regarding JEE Advanced 2020

Proceedings Dates
Opening of registration for JEE advanced and payment of application fees The first week of May 2020
Availability of admit card The second week of May 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 CBT exam End of May 2020
Release of response sheets and answer End of May or start of June 2020
Result Declaration The first week of June 2020
JoSAA Counseling dates Last week of June 2020 


JEE Advanced cutoff 2020 

The cut off for the JEE Advanced results 2020 will determine the minimum marks which would make a candidate eligible for the admission in engineering in one of the prestigious IIT’s. The JEE Advanced results and the cut-off for 2020 will be declared by the NTA as it is done by the examination conducting body every year. This cut-off mark will determine as good marks which will help the candidates to attain admissions in the undergraduate engineering programs in the top engineering institutes of the country. 

Factors which will affect the JEE Advanced results in 2020 cut-off marks

The JEE advanced results 2020 cut-off will also depend on various factors which are given below:

  • The total number of candidates who have applied for the JEE Advanced 2020 examinations.
  • The total number of candidates who would qualify for the JEE Advanced 2020.
  • The total marks scored by the top qualifying students from various categories like that of the SC/ST/OBC/General/PWD.
  • The level of difficulty of the exams.
  • The trend of cut-off marks in the previous editions of the JEE Advanced examinations.

Minimum marks which would enable to enter the Rank list of JEE Advanced 2020

The rank list is a list which is prepared by the examination conducting authorities that are inclusive of the marks scored by the candidates in the examination. The JEE Advanced examination 2020 would also release a rank list with the result card for the students which would include their rank in the examination. The authorities prepare the rank list by collecting the marks which have been scored by the student in their respective paper 1and 2. The rank list released by the JEE Advanced 2020 conducting authorities is known as the Common rank list. The Common rank is the list which includes the qualified candidates for the JEE Advanced results 2020 in their specific categories like that of SC/ST/General/OBC etc. which will be mentioned in the rank cards of JEE Advanced results in 2020, released for students. This rank card will be used by the candidates for JoSAA counseling which will enable them for a chance of admission in IIT’s and other top engineering institutes.

The table below shows the criterion which has to be fulfilled by students to enter the Common rank list of the JEE Advanced 2020:

Rank List Minimum percentage of marks to be scored in each subject Minimum percentage of aggregate marks
CRL (Common Rank List) 10 35
OBC-NCL rank list 9 31.5
SC rank list 5 17.5
ST rank list 5 17.5
Common-PWD rank list (CRL PWD) 5 17.5
OBC-NCL-PWD rank list 5 17.5
SC-PWD rank list 5 17.5
ST-PWD rank list 5 17.5
Preparatory Course rank list 2.5 8.75


The minimum marks or good marks which are essential to make it to the Common Rank List (CRL) in JEE Advanced Results 2020 would be as follows which have been predicted by various IIT Coaching institutes:

  • Toppr has predicted the expected cut-off for CRL to be between 95-105.
  • FIITJEE has predicted the CRL to be around 86.
  • Shri Chaitanya has predicted the CRL of General to be around 80, OBC to be around 45, SC to be around 30 and ST to be around 25.