Hyderabad: On Ambedkar Jayanti, Twitter was abuzz with people debating the pros and cons of reservations in educational institutions under the #murkh_divas.

The topic of discussion was the JEE Main exams and the cutoff percentile for various categories.

Many users have shared a WhatsApp forward that said the JEE Main cutoff for the general category is 105, for OBCs it is 70, for SCs it is 50 and for STs, it is 44.

Here are the links to some of the tweets

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the JEE Main 2021 exam in four sessions. The February and March sessions have just concluded and April and May session are yet to be conducted.

Fact Check:

This claim that the cutoff percentile for the General category is 105 in JEE Main is misleading because the cutoff ceiling keeps changing every year and for 2021 it hasn't been announced yet.

According to careers360.com, NTA (National Testing Agency) is going to announce the JEE Main 2021 cutoff after the May session. The website said that the JEE Main cutoff 2021 is of two types- qualifying cutoff and admission cutoff.

NewsMeter found a report on Hindustan Times, that said: "The expected cut off for JEE Main Result 2021 for Common Rank List is 90 to 95, GEN-EWS is 70 to 75, OBC is 70 to 75, SC is 50 to 55 and ST is 40 to 55."

Check the link below to find out how the JEE main cutoff percentage is calculated and what were the cutoffs for the years 2020 and 2019


Hence, the tweets regarding cutoff percentage for various categories of JEE Mains are misleading because they have not been declared yet.

Claim Review :   JEE Main 2021 cutoff percentile declared
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Kedar Nadella

A communication graduate from the University of Hyderabad, Kedar Nadella has worked for various newspaper houses for over six years. He was a senior sub-editor at the Deccan Chronicle where he worked in charge of selecting and editing stories for city, nation, and world pages. At Pioneer, Hyderabad, he worked at the features desk while also reporting on cultural and social events in the city.

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