NEW DELHI: The qualifying percentile at JEE (Main) to be eligible for JEE (Advanced), the entrance test for admission to IITs, has registered a four-year-low for all the reserved categories and a three-year low for the unreserved category.

A total of around 2.62 lakh candidates from JEE (Main) have qualified for the JEE (Advanced), with the maximum number of successful candidates coming from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra and Telangana.

The cut-off for the unreserved category recorded a marginal decrease — 88.4 this year as against 88.8 in 2021, and significantly low from 90.3 in 2020, while for the OBC-NCL, it is 67 as against 68 in 2021.


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The cut-offs for the EWS, OBC-NCL, SC and ST are at a four-year low. For EWS the cut-off came down from 78.2 in 2019 to 63.1 this year, while for SC it dropped from 54 to 43 during the same period. The qualifying percentile for ST too fell substantially to 26.7 this year from 44.3 in 2019.

Of the 9,05,590 candidates who took the JEE (Main), a total of 2,62,157 qualified for to take the JEE (Advanced). State-wise the highest number of candidates have qualified from Uttar Pradesh (35,170), followed by Maharashtra (25,953) and Telangana (25,796). A total of 99.6% of the 2,480 candidates in persons with disability category qualified for the IIT entrance test.

Gender-wise, while there is none from the others category to have qualified, just 22.9% of the qualified candidates are female, which is significantly lower than the 28.4% of female who took the JEE (Main).

Category-wise 39% of the candidates to have qualified for JEE (Advanced) are from the OBC, followed by 20.3% from the general category and 16.9% from the ST category. 15.8% from the ST category and 7.8% from the EWS category also have qualified for the IIT entrance test.

The registration for the JEE (Advanced) started on Monday and the exams are scheduled for August 28.


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