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 exam is the first step for admission to top engineering institutes accepting the JEE Main Score Card.
- Students can take JEE Main twice in a year that is in January and April (September this year, due to COVID-19).
- This year the January session was conducted from January 6-11 and results were declared by NTA on January 31, 2020.
- JEE Main for April session was conducted from 1st September to 6th September 2020.
- Students get admissions to-
- Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs),
- National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and
- Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) through JEE Main Marks and Ranks.
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-
|Common Rank List (CRL)||Gen, Gen-PWD, OBC-NCL, OBC-NCL-PWD, SC, SC-PWD, ST or ST-PWD and Foreign Nationals|
|OBC-NCL Rank||OBC-NCL or OBC-NCL-PWD|
|SC Rank List||SC or SC- PWD|
|ST Rank List||ST or ST- PWD|
|CRL-PWD rank list||GEN-PWD, OBC-NCL-PWD, SC-PWD, or ST-PWD|
|OBC-NCL-PWD rank list||OBC-NCL-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.
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:
|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|
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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.
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).
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.
Answer: 80 percentile is a decent score and it may get you a seat in any of the good NITs.
Answer: Unfortunately, 50 percentile is a very low score. You can aim to grab a seat if you score around 75- 80 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.
Answer: Your percentile will be 99.96 which is really good.
Answer: It means you have scored around 15-20 marks out of 300.