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JEE Main Marks Vs Rank: Rank Analysis as per Previous Year Trends

Latest Update: As announced by the HRD Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal on 5th May, 2020, the JEE Main examination will be conducted from 18th – 23rd July, 2020.

JEE Main is an all India engineering entrance examination organized by NTA (National Testing Agency) in India. JEE Main gives admission to most of the premier and central government colleges in India.

JEE Main Rank is important not only for those who want to participate in the JEE Main central counseling for NITs, IIITs, etc. but also for those who want to qualify themselves to appear JEE Advanced for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology. JEE Main rank will be released once the JEE Main result is announced. Due to Covid 19 pandemic, the result will be released later. The result date will be announced in the official website.

This exam is conducted nationwide and is open for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the JEE-Main score, mainly the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).

JEE Main is organized twice in a year that is in January and April. This year the exam was conducted from January 6-9, results for which have been declared by NTA. JEE Main for April session is scheduled for July 18th – July 23rd, 2020. All the interested candidates can apply online at jeemain.nta.nic.in

JEE Main 2020 Rank List Preparation Process

According to the performance of the aspirants, NTA announces eight JEE Main Rank list both for paper 1 and 2. In this context, the rank card is made as per the category of the papers. Find the following table in order to undertand 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 Ranks

Numerous factors determine the JEE Main rank and the most important factor amongst these is the JEE Main score secured by the students in their written examination. JEE Main Score 2020 will not only determine the qualifying cutoff for JEE Advanced (IITs) but 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. Also, we can go through JEE Main Response Sheet to get an idea of last year’s performance.
  • Final selection and admissions are done based on counseling but you can determine your estimated JEE Main 2020 rank if you know your score. 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 Marks vs Rank

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 participate in JoSAA counselling process. The below mentioned table shows the seat matrix in terms of 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

JEE Main Marks vs Rank Analysis 2020

In order to calculatie the JEE Main Score, the candidates should follow the following formula, i.e.,

JEE Main Score= 4 Marks* number of correct answers- number of wromg answers*1.

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

JEE Main Rank Range JEE Main Score Range
1 – 100 310 – 360
101 – 200 290 – 309
201 – 500 270 – 289
501 – 1000 255 – 269
1001 – 1500 247 – 254
1501 – 2000 240 – 246
2001 – 2500 232 – 239
2501 – 3000 225 – 231
3001 – 3500 217 – 224
3501 – 4000 210 – 216
4001 – 4500 207 – 209
4501 – 5000 204 – 206
5001 – 5500 200 – 203
5501 – 6000 197 – 199
6001 – 6500 195 – 196
6501 – 7000 192 – 194
7001 – 7500 190 – 191
7501 – 8000 185 – 189
8001 – 8500 182 – 184
8501 – 9000 179 – 181
9001 – 9500 177 – 178
9501 – 10000 175 – 176
10001 – 20000 165 – 174
20001 – 35000 152 – 164
35001 – 50000 140 – 151
50001 – 75000 130 – 139

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Trends of JEE Main Cut off

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, 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

JEE Main Marks Vs Rank 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 Mains 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.

  • Students obtaining a higher total percentile score will be given the first preference.
  • If any students’ marks collide, students who obtain a higher percentile score in Mathematics will be given consideration.
  • In case the tie persists after that as well, candidates who obtain a higher percentile score in Chemistry will be given consideration.
  • 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 otain same percentile scores, then tie breaker rule is applied. It is dependent upon inter-se-merit criteria.

  • The aspirants get high score in mathematics, will be ranked as higher.
  • Next, if required, the the candidate, who get 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.