What’s Next After JEE Main? Explore Different Pathways and Choices
What after JEE Main is a question that haunts myriad aspirants who sit for the national level engineering entrance exam to test their capabilities to study across the best engineering colleges across the country. Numerous minds stay in dilemma once they appear in JEE Main for concerns like what if I don’t secure the JEE Main cut off or what are my career options after JEE Main? The story doesn’t end here. Furthermore, admission seekers keep worrying about aspects like, which colleges will I be eligible to apply for admission?” Or how to apply for the counselling based on my JEE Main scores?
The JEE Main entrance exam is conducted to get admission to various undergraduate engineering courses such as BE/BTech, BArch, and BPlan in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIS. In addition, several private institutes also consider the JEE Main result for admission to UG engineering courses. However, most students are confused about what to do after JEE Main.
Thus, to address many such aspects of what after qualifying JEE Main exam, this article comes to your rescue. Read through it and know what are your admission chances or what are your career options after JEE Main.
What to do after JEE Main 2022?
Whether you qualify JEE Main or don’t secure the JEE Main cutoff 2022, in either of the cases, you will have many options available. Thus, keep your worry aside and know your career options after JEE Main 2022. We have discussed different case scenarios here to make you aware of all the possibilities you have in hand after JEE Main.
Scenario 1- If you qualify for JEE Advanced 2022
Scenario 2 – If you don’t qualify for JEE Advanced – JoSAA counselling 2022 for NIT+ System
Scenario 3 – Private institutions/colleges that accept JEE Main scores 2022
Scenario 4 – State level exams
Scenario 5 – State level counselling/admissions
What after JEE Main Result – Scenario 1 (If you qualify for JEE Advanced)
In case you are able to secure yourself a rank within the top 2,50,000 rankers of JEE Main 2022 or say you are one of the top 2,50,000 rankers of JEE Main 2022, then you qualify for taking the JEE Advanced 2022 exam for admission to the prestigious IITs. The top 2,50,000 qualified candidates will be eligible to seek admission across the 23 IITs. However, to do so, you need to register for JoSAA counselling 2022. The stages involved in JoSAA counselling 2022 include registration, choice filling, choice locking, reporting, document verification and fee payment.
List of JEE Advanced Participating IITs
|1||Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University)|
|2||Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar|
|3||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay|
|4||Indian Institute of Technology Delhi|
|5||Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar|
|6||Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati|
|7||Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad|
|8||Indian Institute of Technology Indore|
|9||Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur|
|10||Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur|
|11||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur|
|12||Indian Institute of Technology Madras|
|13||Indian Institute of Technology Mandi|
|14||Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad|
|15||Indian Institute of Technology Patna|
|16||Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee|
|17||Indian Institute of Technology Ropar|
|18||Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati|
|19||Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai|
|20||Indian Institute of Technology Goa|
|21||Indian Institute of Technology Jammu|
|22||Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad|
|23||Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School Of Mines ), Dhanbad|
Scenario 2 – What after JEE Main result? – If you don’t qualify for JEE Advanced – JoSAA counselling 2022 for NIT+ System
In another case scenario, if you don’t qualify for JEE Advanced, then admission to participating institutes of JEE Main is the alternate option for you. Don’t worry, the participating institutes of JEE Main are a good bet too. These are also government/govt. funded institutes (NITs, IIITs and CFTIs) of levels 2, 3, and 4 respectively, after the premium IITs. However, the requirement for admission to these institutes is securing the JEE Main qualifying cut-off. Post the JEE Main result declaration, candidates need to check their results and know the status – if they have secured the qualifying cutoff of JEE Main. In case they have, then they need to further register themselves for JoSAA counselling to complete the admission process at NIT+ System.
What after JEE Main result?
Check the list of JEE Main Participating institutes where you would be getting admission based on the qualifying cut-off of JEE Main 2022.
What to do after JEE Main – JEE Main Participating Institutes 2022 (NITs)
|S No||Institute Name||Total Seats|
|1||Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar||786|
|2||Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur||710|
|3||Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal||937|
|4||Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad||811|
|5||National Institute of Technology, Agartala||867|
|6||National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh||480|
|7||National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh||184|
|8||National Institute of Technology, Calicut||937|
|9||National Institute of Technology, Delhi||180|
|10||National Institute of Technology, Durgapur||725|
|11||National Institute of Technology, Goa||150|
|12||National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur||714|
|13||National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur||565|
|14||National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra||832|
|15||National Institute of Technology, Manipur||180|
|16||National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya||150|
|17||National Institute of Technology, Mizoram||135|
|18||National Institute of Technology, Nagaland||155|
|19||National Institute of Technology, Patna||638|
|20||National Institute of Technology, Puducherry||235|
|21||National Institute of Technology, Raipur||955|
|22||National Institute of Technology, Rourkela||850|
|23||National Institute of Technology, Sikkim||200|
|24||National Institute of Technology, Silchar||660|
|25||National Institute of Technology, Srinagar||632|
|26||National Institute of Technology, Surathkal||740|
|27||National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli||814|
|28||National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand||150|
|29||National Institute of Technology, Warangal||800|
|30||Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat||873|
|31||Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur||922|
JEE Main Participating Institutes 2022 (IIITs)
|S No||Institute Name||Total Number of Seats|
|1||Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh||248|
|2||Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota, Rajasthan||180|
|3||Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, Assam||200|
|4||Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalayani, West Bengal||130|
|5||Indian Institute of Information Technology Kilohrad, Sonepat, Haryana||90|
|6||Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, Himachal Pradesh||160|
|7||Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh||270|
|8||Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara, Gujarat||200|
|9||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh||300|
|10||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu||420|
|11||Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh||300|
|12||Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur||100|
|13||Indian Institute of Information Technology Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli||60|
|14||Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow||75|
|15||Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad||180|
|16||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh||120|
|17||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam, Kerala||90|
|18||Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Ranchi||120|
|19||Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Nagpur||210|
|20||Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Pune||120|
|21||Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhagalpur||150|
|22||Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhopal||180|
|23||Indian Institute of Information Technology Surat||120|
|24||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Agartala||38|
|25||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Raichur, Karnataka||30|
JEE Main Participating Institutes (CFTIs)
|S No||Institute Name||Total Number of Seats|
|1||Assam University, Silchar||135|
|2||Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi||762|
|3||Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar||368|
|4||Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi||60|
|5||Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management-Ahmedabad||90|
|6||Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, (C.G.)||400|
|7||J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- Allahabad||92|
|8||National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)||60|
|9||National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi||120|
|10||Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology||249|
|11||Mizoram University, Aizawl||95|
|12||School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur||116|
|13||School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal||105|
|14||School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi||137|
|15||School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada||105|
|16||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir||194|
|17||Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur||590|
|18||HNB Garhwal University Srinagar (Garhwal)||84|
|19||International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur||42|
|20||University of Hyderabad||421|
|21||Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh||608|
|22||Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi||100|
|23||International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar||150|
|24||Central Institute of Technology Kokrajar, Assam||18|
|25||Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry||240|
|26||Ghani Khan Choudhary Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malda, West Bengal||114|
|27||Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan||30|
|28||National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Sonipat, Haryana||169|
Scenario 3 – What after JEE Main result? – Other institutes (Govt./Private) that accept JEE Main scores
In yet another case scenario if you fail to secure the JEE Main qualifying cut-off for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, even then you have many good options to explore. There are several government and private institutions that accept JEE Main scores. In other words, these institutes offer engineering admissions based on the scoresand ranks of JEE Main. Check the list of colleges and universities which are a good career bet for you in case you don’t score the JEE Main qualifying cut off.
Govt./Private Universities/Colleges that accept JEE Main scores
|BML Munjal University||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology|
|Punjab Engineering College||IK Gujral Punjab Technical University|
|Indian Institute of Science||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology|
|Delhi Technological University||Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University|
|Harcourt Butler Technical University|
What should I do after JEE Mains result?
Among other academic institutes, BML Munjal holds a special place for offering admissions to B.Tech aspirants based on their JEE Main scores. However, for that, let’s know the eligibility criteria and basic requirements.
- Candidates appearing in Class 12th exams through any of the boards affiliated to the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) or national or international boards recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are eligible to apply. Students studying under Indian boards should have secured a minimum 60% aggregate marks (or equivalent scores) in four subjects, viz. Physics, Mathematics, English and any one subject out of Chemistry, Biology, and Technical Vocational subjects.
- For Cambridge/lGCSE exams and exams of the approved British Examination bodies, candidates are required to have a minimum of five subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics at the A-level and English at AS-level.
- For the lB Career Related programme (IBCP), students for engineering or medical strand graduating with 3 DP subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or other similar subjects) with at least 1 subject at HL level and minimum 3 points in each DP subject, career related study with at least 3 subjects, IBCP qualification with core components requirement awarded by lB can apply.
- A minimum 60 percentile in JEE Main. Candidates with 75% aggregate score in Class 12 but JEE Main percentile above 50% may be considered.
- For SAT/BMU-SAT/CUET as per scores specified from time to time. Candidates are advised to take up BMU-SAT in case results of tests are not announced or are not available.
- Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Non-Resident Indians (NRls)/Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are required to have passed the qualifying examination or equivalent from any system of education as recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with a minimum 60% aggregate or equivalent and subjects as defined for candidates intending to join professional courses.
- Under Early Admissions, candidates can apply even if their test scores or Class 12 results are awaited.
Scenario 4 – What after JEE Main result? – Statelevel exams
Even if the three options above do not sync well with your score/percentile/ranks in JEE Main, then you have yet another opportunity to grab, ie: state level examinations for engineering admissions. Not only candidates will get admission chances across good state level engineering colleges, but also candidates from the respective exam state will have the benefit of the domicile and reservation.
Check list of some popular state level engineering entrance exams that candidates can take for engineering admissions.
What should I do after JEE Mains result? -State level engineering entrance exams
Scenario 5 – What after JEE Main result – State level admissions/counselling
If you don’t qualify for JEE Advanced or for the JEE Main participating institutes, or if you are unable to get admission through the state level engineering exams, then still you have a good alternative of getting admission in the state-level engineering colleges through the state-level counselling or admission process that consider JEE Main scores for offering admission into the B.Tech courses.
What are your career options after JEE Mains? – State level admissions based on JEE Main scores
The table below carries a few states that don’t conduct their entrance examination, but offer B.Tech/BE admissions to the deserving candidates based on their JEE Main scores. However, to proceed with the admission procedure, the candidates need to participate in the state level counselling.
What after JEE Main result – State B.Tech/BE admissions
|Haryana Engineering Admission|
|Madhya Pradesh BE Admission|
|Punjab Engineering Admission|
|Uttarakhand Engineering Admission|
|Odisha JEE B.Tech admission|
|JAC Delhi B.Tech Admission|
Furthermore, there are states that despite conducting their own entrance examinations for engineering admissions offer partialB.Techadmissions via JEE Main. Check the list of such states below.
What after JEE Main Exam -States that offer partial admissions through JEE Main
West Bengal: The state offers 10% of the total engineering seats across the private engineering colleges via JEE Main mode. In other words, these 10% states will only be filled by the candidates having valid JEE Main scores.
Maharashtra: 15% of the total B.Tech/BE seats across the private/self-financed engineering colleges are filled through JEE Main based on the candidate’s scores in the national level engineering entrance examination.
Rajasthan:Alike Maharashtra, Rajasthan too offers 15% of the total UG engineering seats across private-unaided engineering colleges and 15% at the self-financed B.Tech/BE programmes across the government-aided colleges to other state candidates on the basis of their JEE Main scores/Class 12th marks.
Himachal Pradesh – The state offers the first 50% of the total UG engineering seats across all colleges/institutes based on JEE Main merit/rank.