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JEE Main Marks vs Rank 2020: Rank Analysis Based On Previous Year Trends

Last updated on September 11th, 2020 at 04:48 pm

JEE Main Rank is important for those who want to take part in the JEE Main JoSAA Counselling as well as those who want to qualify to appear in JEE Advanced 2020. NTA organizes JEE Main nationwide. The authority will release JEE Main Rank once they announce the JEE Main 2020 Result for April/September Session 2020 on 11th September 2020.

This article will help you understand the difference between JEE Main Ranks vs Marks. It will also help in understanding NTA JEE Main Percentile Score and JEE Main Cut Off Trends.

JEE Main 2020 Rank List Preparation Process

  • According to the performance of the aspirants, NTA announces eight JEE Main Rank Lists for all the papers of JEE Main 2020.
  • In this context, the JEE Main Score Card is made as per the category.
  • Check the table to understand the types of JEE Main Rank Lists-
Rank List Category
Common Rank List (CRL) Gen, Gen-PWD, OBC-NCL, OBC-NCL-PWD, SC, SC-PWD, ST or ST-PWD and Foreign Nationals
SC Rank List SC or SC- PWD
ST Rank List ST or ST- PWD
SC- PWD Rank List SC- PWD
ST- PWD Rank List ST- PWD

JEE Main Rank

Many factors determine the JEE Main Rank. The most important rank determining factor is the JEE Main score secured by the students.

  • JEE Main Score 2020 will determine the qualifying cutoff for JEE Advanced and your chances to Top IITs.
  • It will also play a vital role in determining the JEE Main Ranks.
  • The aspirants can check the last year’s JEE Main Results to get an idea for this year.
  • Final selection and admissions are on the basis of counselling but you can determine your estimated JEE Main 2020 Rank if you know your score.
  • JEE Main Score or NTA Score is available in JEE Main Score Card.
  • This will help you in figuring out the colleges that you are eligible for and will further boost your confidence.

Check JEE Main Counselling Process

JEE Main Marsk and Ranks

JEE Main Seat Allocation: Seat Matrix

  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts the seat allocation and counselling procedure.
  • Hence, the students can identify the qualification score of the applicants for JEE Advanced and JEE Main.
  • There are 94 colleges (23 IITs, 20 IIITs, 20 GFTIs, 31 NITs), who take part in JoSAA counselling process.
  • The below-mentioned table shows the seat matrix category wise and institute-wise data:
Category Total Seats GFTIs IIITs NITs IITs
Open 19713 2898 1991 8897 5927
Open-PWD 962 146 91 442 283
SC 6391 796 663 2993 1939
SC-PWD 343 43 43 160 97
ST 395 459 340 1827 969
ST-PWD 197 21 14 108 54
OBC 10972 1061 1200 5212 3499
OBC – PWD 566 59 66 272 169
Total Seats (including Female Supernumerary) 38704 5635 4449 17452 11168

Also Check | JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main Rank vs Marks Analysis 2020

To calculate the JEE Main Score, the candidates should follow the following formula, i.e.,

JEE Main Score = 4 Marks * Number of Correct Answers – 1 Mark * Number of Wrong Answers

The table provided below provides a good understanding of the JEE Main 2020 rank and the JEE Main 2020 score.

Score Range Rank Range
285 – 300 1 – 100
275 – 284 100 – 200
260 – 274 200 – 500
250 – 259 500 – 100
240 – 249 1000 – 1500
220 – 239 1500 – 3500
200 – 219 3500 – 6000
180 – 199 6000 – 9500
150 – 180 9500 – 15000
120 – 149 15000 – 35000
<120 More than 35000

JEE Main Cut off Trends

  • The candidates will be able to understand the cut off trends of the previous years and will make a perception of the current year’s cut off.
  • However, the cut off scores are fluctuating as per the difficulty level of the paper, the total number of exam takers etc.
Years General OBC (NCL) SC ST
2019 89 74 54 44
2018 74 45 29 24
2017 81 49 32 27
2016 100 70 52 48
2015 105 70 52 48
2014 115 74 53 47

Check here for JEE Main Result

JEE Main Rank Vs Percentile 2020: What Is JEE Main Percentile Score?

  • The JEE Main percentile score tells exactly how a candidate has performed in comparison to all the other students who appeared for the examination.
  • The percentile is neither the percentage score (percentage score is the percentage of the maximum marks obtained by a student) nor the raw marks (the total and absolute marks secured by the student).
  • The percentile score of JEE Main will tell exactly what percentage of the total number of candidates who appeared for the exam scored less than or equal to that particular percentile in that examination.
  • The formula used to calculate JEE Main percentile score is:-

Percentile Score of a Student = 100 x (The number of students who secured a raw score or an actual score that is EQUAL TO OR LESS than the student) / (The total number of students who appeared in that session).

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How Is JEE Rank Determined Using JEE Main Percentile Scores?

While compiling the merit list for the JEE Main and allotting the JEE Main ranks to aspirants, the total, as well as the subject-wise percentile scores are considered in the order given below.

  • First, students obtaining a higher total percentile score will be given the first preference.
  • Second, if any students’ marks collide, students who obtain a higher percentile score in Mathematics will be given consideration.
  • Next, in case the tie persists after that as well, candidates who obtain a higher percentile score in Chemistry will be given consideration.
  • Then also, if the tie continues to exist, preference will be given to the candidate according to their age.
  • If the tie still exists after all these steps, the candidates will be given the rank according to the JEE main rank.
  • Apart from that, if the candidate appeared for JEE Main in the month of April and January both, the best of the two total percentile scores will be considered. In this case, the subject-wise percentile scores will not be taken into consideration. However, the subject-wise percentile will be considered if the candidate appears for JEE Main in either January or April.

Tie Breaker Guidelines: JEE Main 2020 Normalisation process

If two or more aspirants obtain the same percentile scores, then the tie-breaker rule is applied. It is dependent upon inter-se-merit criteria.

  • First, the aspirants who get a high score in mathematics will be ranked as higher.
  • Next, if required, the candidate, who gets a higher score in Physics, is considered as higher ranked.
  • If the tie still exists, then the applicant will be highly ranked if he/she will obtain higher marks in Chemistry than the others.
  • At last, the older candidate will get more preferences and will be ranked higher.


Q.Can I get admission in NIT if I score around 80 percentile?

Answer: 80 percentile is a decent score and it may get you a seat in any of the good NITs.

Q.Is 50 percentile a good score in JEE Main?

Answer: Unfortunately, 50 percentile is a very low score. You can aim to grab a seat if you score around 75- 80 percentile.

Q.Can I get a top college if I score around 70 percentile?

Answer: A score of 70 percentile is an average score and it might not be sufficient to get a top college. You may either have to compromise on the college of your choice or the preferred branch.

Q.What will be my percentile if I got 281 marks in JEE Main?

Answer: Your percentile will be 99.96 which is really good.

Q.If I got 23.072 percentile then what will be my JEE Main score?

Answer: It means you have scored around 15-20 marks out of 300.


    • Hi Bhanu, As of now the dates for JEE Mains 2021 haven’t been declared yet. Kindly keep up with the official website to get the latest updates.

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