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By Prabha Dhavala
11 Mar'22  4 min read
Rank Below 2 Lakh In JEE Main? List Of NITs Where You Could Get A Seat
Synopsis

Got a rank below two lakh in NTA JEE Main and think you don’t stand a chance? That is not entirely true. Several top engineering colleges, including the National Institutes of Technology (NIT)  admitted students at ranks lower than that in JEE Main result in 2021 but there’s another criterion the candidate must fulfill. Here’s the NITs and BTech courses that had cut-offs lower than two lakh in the JoSAA counselling.

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Rank Below 2 Lakh In JEE Main? List Of NITs Where You Could Get A Seat
Synopsis

Got a rank below two lakh in NTA JEE Main and think you don’t stand a chance? That is not entirely true. Several top engineering colleges, including the National Institutes of Technology (NIT)  admitted students at ranks lower than that in JEE Main result in 2021 but there’s another criterion the candidate must fulfill. Here’s the NITs and BTech courses that had cut-offs lower than two lakh in the JoSAA counselling.

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The Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main), conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission in undergraduate engineering programmes does not have any qualifying marks. The cut-off marks announced by the NTA with the JEE Main result are for screening students who will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Therefore, every student who appears for JEE Main, including the ones who have got negative marks in any or all three subjects, is assigned a JEE Main rank. Plus, all students assigned ranks are eligible to participate in the seat allocation process of Joint Seat Allocation Authority, or JoSAA counselling . Screening for admissions is based on the Class 12 qualifying status and the JEE Main rank.

This means that a student who has passed Class 12 with the minimum specified marks and who has appeared for JEE Main and secured a rank will be eligible for admissions in the order of their merit, or position on the rank list. This has allowed students with relatively low ranks, such as between 2 lakh and 8 lakh and even below, to secure admission in some of the National Institutes of Technology (NIT). This unique situation is restricted to the NITs where each institute has 50 percent seats reserved for students from the same state in which the NIT is located. This is the home state quota. Here’s a look at the NITs where students with JEE ranks from two lakh to eight lakh and below have secured admissions.

For this analysis, Careers360 has considered only open category seats in the home state quota.

NIT Agartala: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

Given below are the ranks at which general category candidates secured admission in NIT Agartala in 2021.

Course

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Production Engineering

193269

244457

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

163622

206236

Engineering Physics (5 Years BTech-MTech Dual Degree)

143729

205461

Chemistry (5 Years BSc-MSc Dual Degree))

97019

202543


The above table shows that at NIT Agartala, branches like Production Engineering and Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering are not as popular as other branches like Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

The dual degree courses like Engineering Physics and Chemistry also are not as popular as the core branches

NIT Arunachal Pradesh: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

Given below are the ranks at which admission to the BTech branches opened and closed during JoSAA counselling in 2021 for the general category.

Course

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Mechanical Engineering

198146

698231

Electrical Engineering

208568

540524

Electronics And Communication Engineering

84955

512001

Electrical Engineering

208568

442309

Civil Engineering

178435

250132

Computer Science And Engineering

73474

207107


Seats under the home state quota in NIT Arunachal for even core branches have been allotted to students with JEE Main ranks below 2 lakh. Even traditionally popular courses like Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) had their cut-offs dropping to below 2 lakh in the final round of JoSAA counselling.

NIT Meghalaya: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

NIT Meghalaya has seen allotments to JEE Main ranks below 2 lakh but only for female applicants under the home state quota for three out of four branches, including EEE, ME and CE.

Course

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Gender

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

177385

393925

Female

Mechanical Engineering

193746

384755

Female

Civil Engineering

139212

266835

Female

Civil Engineering

160377

200209

Male


Only Civil Engineering has seen the last JEE Main rank for open and male category to below 2 lakh.

NIT Sikkim: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

Like at NIT Arunachal Pradesh, NIT Sikkim admitted students with low ranks to popular programmes. In one case, the closing ranking in JoSAA seat allotment dropped to below 8 lakh.

Course

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Mechanical Engineering

536796

813029

Civil Engineering

476681

721753

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

216198

391585

Electronics and Communication Engineering

217067

369681

Computer Science and Engineering

116959

202572


While NIT Sikkim has seen the last seat in Computer Science Engineering, one of the most popular branches, allotted to students with JEE Main ranks just above 2 lakh, other core branches like ME, CE, ECE and EEE have seen allotments to JEE Main ranks below 3 lakh.

NIT Mizoram: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 lakh

The table below shows that the closing rank was below 7 lakh and 8 lakh for several courses.

Course

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

352847

823633

Electronics and Communication Engineering

146512

784612

Mechanical Engineering

529992

784194

Computer Science and Engineering

197705

652841

Civil Engineering

184253

599963


Students with JEE Main ranks below 2 lakh have obtained seats in core branches in NIT Mizoram in 2021. The table shows seat allotment for JEE Main ranks above 5 lakhs.

NIT Puducherry: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

Just one programme admitted at ranks lower than 2 lakh.

Course

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

205631

238971


The last seat in Civil Engineering at NIT Puducherry in 2021 was allotted to a home state student with a JEE Main rank below 2 lakh. NIT Puducherry is a relatively new NIT compared to NITs in Agartala, Mizoram or Meghalaya.

This shows that there are not enough students with good JEE Main ranks for the seats under the 50 percent quota when compared to popular institutions such as NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, NIT Calicut and VNIT Nagpur.

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