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JEE Main Result Calculator 2019: Normalization and Percentile Score

Last Updated - February 07, 2019

National Testing Agency will be using Normalization Procedure based on Percentile Score for JEE Main Result 2019. Till 2018, the candidates were given ranks based on their raw score. For the very first time, candidates will be awarded percentile scores through normalization process. Normalization is a scientific practice for comparing candidate scores across multi session papers conducted in India. Candidates can check their expected rank with the help of JEE Main Rank Predictor using their percentile.

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  • Normalization Procedure will be applicable for both JEE Main Paper-I and JEE Main Paper-II.
  • Normalization methodology to be used in JEE Main Paper-II will be same as in Paper-I.
  • Paper-I is for B.Tech/B.E while Paper-II is for B.Arch/B.Planning.

Why JEE Main Normalization?

JEE Main has conducted in many sessions generally two sessions per day. Different sets of question papers are set with approximate equal difficulty level but it is not realistic that different papers will have exact same difficulty level. As a result some candidates might get to attempt slightly tougher paper than others and score lower marks than others. In an attempt to overcome this affair, NTA will use Normalization to make sure no candidate is benefitted or disadvantaged by the variable difficulty level of the exam. As difficulty level is a subjective matter Normalization will be used.  National Testing Agency shall use the percentile equivalence for Normalization across sections.

  • Percentile Scores are based on the relative performance of all those who appear for the exam.
  • Technically, the marks scored are modified into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees.
  • The Percentile Score indicates the percentage of students that have scored Equal to or Below (same or lower raw scores) that particular Percentile in that examination.
  • Hence, the highest scorer (topper) from each session will get same percentile of 100 which is desirable.

The Percentile score will be normalized score for the examination and shall be used for preparing the merit list in lieu of the raw score ranking.

JEE Main Result Calculator: Percentile Formula and Implication

The Percentile Formula is used to allot percentile to candidates based on their raw score with given number of examinees in the respective session. The NTA will use given percentile formula for JEE Main Result:

100 X Number of candidates appeared in the ‘session’ with raw score Equal to or Less than the candidate
Total number of the candidates appeared in the ‘Session’

Suppose in a session of 2500 candidates, Candidate A obtains the highest raw score of 75. So the percentile awarded to him according to the formula will be-

100 X 2500=100

Therefore, the highest scorer always gets 100th Percentile that also means 100% candidates have scored equal to or less than 75 raw score and 0% of candidates have scored more than 75 raw score.

  • A candidate with 90.1224411 Percentile Score and 71 Raw Score means that 90.1224411% candidates scored equal to or less than 71 raw score and remaining candidates scored more than 71 raw scored.
  • The lowest percentile in each session depends on the total number of candidates appeared in exam in that session.
  • Using the above Formula percentile for each candidate with raw score can be awarded.

JEE Main Normalization and Preparation of Merit list

  1. Distribution of candidates into different sessions randomly so approximately same number of candidates are allotted in each sessions.
  2. Each session result would be prepared in the form of raw scores and percentile score separately for each subject i.e. Mathematics percentile, Physics percentile, Chemistry percentile and Total percentile.
  3. The percentile scores of all the four sessions shall be merged in one forming the NTA Score.
  4. Based on the merged percentile scores from all the sessions, NTA score, the overall merit list will be prepared.
  5. Below table gives an overview of the JEE Main NTA Score.


Roll no.Raw ScorePercentile ScoreD.O.B

JEE Main Tie Breaker Rules

Normalization and Percentile Score are already good measures to lessen the occurrences of tie. National Testing Agency will award percentile scores up to 7 decimal places to further avoid ties. Since the number of applicants are in lakhs the probability of tie increases. Hence to resolve the tie, if any, the merit shall be determined in order of preference as follows:

  1. Candidates with higher percentile in Mathematics
  2. Candidates with higher percentile in Physics
  3. Candidates with higher percentile in Chemistry
  4. Candidates older is age.

The above sequence shall be adopted till the tie is broken. The Final Ranking/Merit would be prepared after resolving the ties.

Compilation of JEE Main-I and JEE Main-II Result.

JEE Main takes place twice a year. Candidates can appear in both attempts to improve their score. If a candidate appears in both the attempts, best of the two NTA score will be considered while preparing the Merit list. Only the total percentile will be the deciding factor for best of the two irrespective of individual subject percentile. The merit list is prepared after deciding the best of the two of candidates.



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