College selection got easier with Shiksa



JEE Main, the All India level Engineering Entrance Examination is a gateway for admission to different Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs), and various centrally funded Engineering colleges in India. Every year, more than 10 lakh students appear for JEE Main, which is considered to be one of the toughest engineering entrance examinations at the undergraduate level owing to its vast syllabus and level of competition.

The exam is conducted in the month of April, and the result is generally declared by the end of the month. There are several colleges that accept the scores of JEE Mains, and once the exam gets over, aspirants start searching for most appropriate engineering colleges.

Many times, numerous aspirants’ compromise on colleges and branches they choose due to lack of information and guidance. To help deserving candidates identify enrollment options according to their JEE Main score/rank, Shiksha has launched a feature rich, easy to use tool, JEE Main 2018 College Predictor. Also, this multi-faceted tool informs students about round-wise cut-offs/closing rank for admissions to the preferred colleges. By following the below mentioned simple steps, aspirants can use this convenient and student-friendly tool:

Step 1: Click on JEE Main 2018 College Predictor Tool

Step 2: Enter Rank/Merit Number and select category. Candidates who have not got their ranks or have not predicted it, can use Shiksha’s JEE Main Rank Predictor Tool.

Candidates can choose from the four broad categories:

  1. General Category
  2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) only Non Creamy Layer candidates (the family annual income of whose is not more than Rs 6 lakh)
  3. Scheduled Castes (SC)
  4. Scheduled Tribes (ST)

Under the sub-category of each of the above categories is Persons with Disability (PwD). If this is too included in all the categories, the total number of categories reaches to eight:


General General – PwD (Persons with Disability)
SC (Scheduled Caste) SC – PwD (Persons with Disability)
ST (Scheduled Tribes) ST – PwD (Persons with Disability)
OBC (Other Backward Classes) OBC – PwD (Persons with Disability)


Apart from these eight categories, a few colleges also accept students belonging to the OBC Minority Quota. Aspirants are advised to check for a specific category before applying to any institute.

Step 3: Once the category has been selected, pick your State Quota Eligibility. Candidates can choose from two options: All India (AI) Quota and Home State (HS) Quota.

Every eligible candidate can avail the AI quota. However, under the HS quota, the seats are reserved for students on the basis of their eligibility depending on the state where they have completed their Class 11th and 12th from. The home state quota is filled as per the candidate’s All India Rank. About 50% seats of the total are reserved for HS quota students.

Step 4: Select colleges of your choice. Candidates must note that this is an optional step and can be skipped.

Step 5: Once the above details have been filled, click the ‘Show Results’ button. This will showcase a list of colleges you would be eligible on the basis of your JEE Main 2018 rank. If checking on the desktop, the ‘Load More’ button will expand the list of matched colleges while on mobile, just scrolling downwards will present the auto-loaded data.

The result fetched will provide the student with information about college, branch name, location, admission round and closing rank. Also, the candidate will get access to college brochures that are downloadable.

Another unique and interesting feature of this tool is college comparison – this helps students in comparing two or more colleges on criteria like College Rankings, Alumni Placement Data, Exam required & Cutoffs, Course fee Affiliation & more. If you are stuck between two or more colleges (in which you are eligible for admission), this feature can help you narrow down your prospects.

To be able to compare colleges, hit the ‘Add to Compare’ box mentioned below the name of each college. A maximum of four colleges can be compared at one time. After selecting colleges for comparison, hit the ‘Compare’ button.

This results will provide the following information:

College Name Course Status
Rank Annual Alumni Salary(Data source:
Location Total Course Fee
Course Name Course Duration
Total Seats College Reviews
Infrastructure & Facilities

It must be noted that the College Predictor tool works on the basis of past data. The output/results presented should be used purely for reference purposes. The actual result of 2018 may vary. The data is based on the admissions data of JEE Main 2017.

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