Brij Mohan, Co-Founder, Vidyamandir Classes

Brij Mohan Gupta an alumnus of IIT-Delhi, took up teaching as a full-time profession, immediately after graduating from IIT he founded Vidyamandir Classes in 1989. Recognized in the test preparation industry as an exemplary teacher and an authority in Chemistry teaching, his vision and dedication of over 22 years has resulted in Vidyamandir Classes today being recognized as the leader in the IITJEE preparation.


Most of the students who take science with maths have a dream of becoming an engineer and pursue engineering from one of the best colleges in the world – IIT!

Let’s have a look at what it takes to get there and the process involved therein:-

A student who is willing to go to IIT has to go through a two-stage process:  the first stage is JEE Main which is conducted by NTA two times a year first in January and second in April (this year due to pandemic it was conducted in September). Approx 12 lakh candidates appeared for JEE main this year. The paper contains 75 questions comprising of 25 questions each of physics Chemistry & Maths out of which 20 questions are single choice correct and 5 are integer type. The results of JEE Main is declared in the form of percentile and after normalisation of the process between the two attempts, a rank is declared.

Out of 12 lakh candidates who appeared for JEE main examination, only the top 2.24 lakh candidates are eligible to write the stage 2 exam known as JEE Advanced which gives admission into prestigious IITs. JEE advanced exam comprises of two papers conducted in a single day in two shifts morning & evening and both the papers comprise of Physics chemistry & maths. The paper comprises of single choice correct, more than one choice corrects, comprehension based, matrix match based & numerical based questions. However, the pattern of the paper is unpredictable as it is the most prestigious exam in the country.

After qualifying the JEE advanced exam, a student has the choice of his form filling through online format provided by JoSAA.  The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2020 has been set up by the Ministry of Education [erstwhile Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD)] to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 110 institutes for the academic year 2020-21. This includes 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs and 29 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform.

Qualifying Examination Admitting Institutes
JEE (Advanced) 2020 IITs
JEE (Main) 2020 B.E./B.Tech. NITs, IIEST, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs
JEE (Main) 2020 B.Arch.
JEE (Main) 2020 B.Planning


For filling the choices in JoSAA, one has to see previous year’s opening and closing ranks which give a fair idea of choosing branch and college. However, the choice of the student may or may not fit in the slot as his rank in JEE Advanced. Some people feel that older IITs for eg, Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati, Roorkee IIT BHU & ISM Dhanbad are good and to get admission in these IITs, you should have a rank under 5000 in JEE advanced. However, to get computer science in Delhi & Bombay which are the most wanted, you need a rank in top hundreds.

On the other hand, new IITs are also doing well specifically IIT Bhubaneswar & IIT Gandhinagar. At the end of the day, if you take admission in any of the IIT, you will be labelled as an IITian which will help you to flourish in your career and in getting a good job offer or doing MBA from top B School or raising funds for your own start-up or even for GATE and pursuing your dreams higher!

IIT Delhi has released JEE Advanced 2020 qualifying cut off along with the declaration of JEE Advanced Result on October 5, 2020. Candidates clearing the qualifying cut off will be included in the common rank list.

Candidates have to qualify JEE Advanced cut-off 2020 individually for all three subjects and also aggregate for all three subjects to qualify the exam. There are a total of 16,053 seats in 23 IITs for JEE Advanced 2020 candidates. JEE Advanced Admission Cut off will be released in the form of Opening and Closing Ranks for every participating institute.

Rank List Minimum marks in each subject Minimum aggregate marks
Common rank list (CRL) 6 69
GEN-EWS rank list 5 62
OBC-NCL rank list 5 62
SC rank list 3 34
ST rank list 3 34
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD) 3 34
GEN-EWS-PwD rank list 3 34
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 3 34
SC-PwD rank list 3 34
ST-PwD rank list 3 34
Preparatory course rank list 0 10


The cut off for JEE Main is as follows

JEE Main Cut-off Score: 2019 And 2020 Compared

Category JEE Cut-off 2019 JEE Cut-off 2020
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL) 74.3166557 72.8887969
Scheduled Castes (SC) 54.0128155 50.1760245
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 44.3345172 39.0696101
People with Disability (PwD) 0.1137173 0.0618524

Apart from these students can look at the following exams as well









In addition to these, students can look at various exams whose advertisements are being published from time to time. Students have to note that the preparation is the same for all these exams so they should ideally prepare for JEE which is a superset of all exams.

VMC Family wishes you all the best for becoming an engineer.

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