JEE MAIN 2020 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
With JEE Main 2020 being an online test conducted in multiple sessions, it is most likely that difficulty level of examination may differ from candidate to candidate. The 2nd session of the paper which was scheduled for April will now be conducted from July 18-23, 2020, admit cards for which will be released 15 days prior to the exam date. Check status of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
Post commenecment of JEE Main 2020, students will be anxious to know their results. Since a plethora of students appear for the entrance test, many candidates fail to understand their score cards with JEE Main Rank ranging to may decimals. To ensure a balance between lakhs of students, NTA has adopted normalization of marks for the purpose of ranking. However, the big question remains how are the scores calculated to arrive at the ranks?
NTA, the conducting body of the exam has announced all the relevant details of the normalization and how ranks & scores are calculated.Check JEE Main Cutoff Read the article to understand JEE Main Percentile Calculation.
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.
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.
Let us understand this with the help of a hypothetical example.
JEE Main 2019 was held in four sessions where the days and shifts were allotted randomly to the test takers.
All JEE Main aspirants were distributed in the following manner:
|Distribution of candidates|
|Session||Day/Shift||No of Candidates||Marks|
|Total(Session-1 to Session-4)||25273||142482||167755||346||-49|
In the table given above, the method to calculate Highest Raw Score will be normalized to 100 in each paper indicating that 100% of students have secured equal to or less than the highest scorer of the particular session. A table depicting the same has been given below.
|Session||Total CandidatesAppeared||Highest Raw Score||Candidates who scoredEQUAL OR LESS THAN Highest RawScore||Percentile Score|
As per JEE Main’s official website, the Percentile Scores of all Lowest Raw Scores will be based on the total number of students appeared for that particular session, and thus will be different for all.
|Session||Total CandidatesAppeared||Lowest Raw Score||Candidates who scored EQUAL OR LESS THANLowest Raw Score||Percentile Score|
NTA SCORE –ALL FOUR SESSIONS COMBINED
|Roll no.||Raw Score||Percentile Score||D.O.B|
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:
The above sequence shall be adopted till the tie is broken. The Final Ranking/Merit would be prepared after resolving the ties. Check Complete List of JEE Main Participating Colleges
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.