JEE Main Result 2020

JEE Main 2020 Result January – Check Percentile Scores

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has conducted the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains between 7th January to 9th January 2020. The exam was conducted in two shifts per day at 233 cities within the country and abroad. A count of 9,21,261 the number of candidates had registered for the examination. At 570 examination centers, with the help of 536 observers, 213 coordinators and 19 additional coordinators, JEE was conducted with fair and smooth conduct. The JEE Main results 2020 was declared on the official website on 17th January 2020.

The article enlists a few interesting observations made from NTA JEE Main results.

Scoring of JEE Main 2020 Results

  • NTA has graded a candidate based on the following formula

Number of candidates per session with the equal or lesser raw score than a candidate X 100

Number of candidates who appeared in the corresponding session

  • For the purpose of normalization, the individual scores were scaled to a range of 0 to 100 for each session
  • The JEE main results April 2020 have been normalized based on the relative performance of all candidates per one session across multi-session papers
  • The scores indicate the number of candidates who have scored equal or lower than the given percentage in a particular session
  • The scores and percentages obtained by a candidate are not the same
  • The candidates are ranked in percentage on par with others who have scored same or lower raw scores
  • The scores are neither an aggregate not an average score of an individual
  • The ranks for the counseling process will be declared after the JEE Main 2020 April session
  • The candidates have a choice to participate in either or both of the JEE Main sessions
  • The ranking will be based on considerations between the two sessions and the basis for the calculation can be found on the official website –
  • The better of the two NTA scores will be considered for the ranking purposes
  • The examinees can verify their question paper, recorded response, and grading displayed on the official website
  • This arrangement is made for the system to be transparent
  • The candidates can also cross verify their category and PwD status if applicable, along with the results
  • Interestingly, to make sure of answers and to increase accuracy, the question papers were uploaded by the agency to test and invite challenges from the candidates
  • There are no options for re-evaluation options for ranks or scores. The results published will the final

Total Number of Candidates

Total number of candidates registered for B.E/B.Tech.9,21,261
Total number of candidates appeared for B.E/B.Tech.8,69,010

Category-wise Number of Candidates Registered

GeneralEWSSCSTOBC (Non-creamy layer)Total

Category-wise Number of Candidates Appeared

GeneralEWSSCSTOBC (Non-creamy layer)Total

Gender-wise Number of Candidates Registered

GenderGeneralEWSSCSTOBC (Non-creamy layer)Total

Gender-wise Number of Candidates Registered

GenderGeneralEWSSCSTOBC (Non-creamy layer)Total

State-wise Results

State and Union TerritoryTopmost Score
Andaman and Nicobar Islands97.33
Andhra Pradesh100
Arunachal Pradesh96.18
Dadra and Nagar Haveli99.26
Daman and Diu98.64
Himachal Pradesh99.96
Jammu and Kashmir99.73
Madhya Pradesh99.99
Outside India99.58
Tamil Nadu99.99
Uttar Pradesh99.99
West Bengal99.99

Words of Wisdom

  • Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy, with a 100 percentile, insists on clear basic in physics, chemistry and mathematics-based of the NCERT books and other higher-level problem-solving books
  • Landa Jitendra, with a 100 percentile, suggests study materials provided by the NCERT and coaching classes
  • Divyanshu Agarwal, with a 100 percentile, enlists a preparation strategy of 8-9 hours of study per day to score higher
  • Nishant Agarwal, with a 100 percentile, owes it to the preparation strategy to prepare from the beginning

JEE Main Results 2020 Check

Candidates can check their results of the JEE Main from the official website.

Step 1: Access the JEE Main Results main page(

Step 2: Log into the results portal with the application number or date of birth or the password

Step 3: Click on the results page to see the scores

Step 4: Download the results for future uses

What is Mentioned in the Results Page?

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll Number of the candidate
  • Date of birth
  • Candidate’s parent’s name
  • State Code
  • Category and nationality
  • Subject wise NTA scores
  • Total NTA scores

Candidates need to verify the above details at the same time as it would be counterchecked during the counseling process

Candidates who will be or have taken the JEE Mains twice will have four NTA scores in total. In the case of two attempts, the best out of the two scores will be considered

Know these Differences

  • Percentage and percentile:

While Percentage indicates the marks scored out of 100, the percentile indicates a number of candidates who have scored marks on par or lower than the given percentile

  • JEE cut off scores and marks

While the marks indicate the aggregate of scores obtained in all the papers, the cut-off score is the minimum marks required for the candidate to get eligible for further process

  • JEE Main Marks and Merit Ranks:

The marks obtained by a candidate is an aggregate of the scores based on all the papers of the exam session the candidate had attended. The rank, on the other hand, is determined by the marks obtained by the candidate. The marks required to obtain a rank is determined by the number of candidates who had written the exam. Here is a tentative mark range required to score an appropriate rank

Marks ScoredMerit Rank
301 – 3601 – 10
281 – 30011 – 85
261 – 28086 – 250
241 – 260250 – 700
221 – 240700 – 1750
201 – 2201750 – 4000
181 – 2004000 – 8000
161 – 1808000 – 18000
141 – 16018000 – 35000
121 – 14035000 – 65000
101 – 12065000 – 125000
81 – 100125000 – 250000
61 – 80250000 – 450000
41 – 60450000 – 800000
21 – 40800000 – 1000000
1 -201000000 – 1200000

The Tie Breaking

When two candidates score the same scores, the ranks will be determined by the following preferences

For B.E./B.Tech. ranks

  1. Candidate scoring the highest in mathematics will be given preference
  2. Candidate scoring the highest in physics will be given preference
  3. Candidate scoring the highest in chemistry will be given preference
  4. Candidate with older age will be given preference

For B.Arch/B.Planning ranks

  1. Candidate scoring the highest in mathematics will be given preference
  2. Candidate scoring the highest in aptitude test will be given preference
  3. Candidate scoring the highest in drawing test will be given preference
  4. Candidate with older age will be given preference

The counseling

  • Now that results of phase 1 have been released, after the results of phase 2, the cut off scores and ranks will be released
  • Based on the ranks and cut off scores, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) will be initiating the counseling process.
  • Candidates will have to register with JoSSA for the counseling process
  • JEE Mains will not admit candidates to the IITs while other institutes like NITs, IIITs and GCTIs have a direct admission based on the JEE ranks
  • Based on the eligibility, rank obtained, choices and preferences opted by the candidate, further, the allocation will be proceeded with

Marking Scheme

For the Multiple-Choice Questions,

  • Correct answers yield 4 marks
  • Wrong answers deduct 1 mark
  • No marks for unanswered question

For Numerical value-based questions

  • Correct answers yield 4 marks
  • Wrong answers deduct no marks
  • No marks for unanswered question

JEE 2019 Cut off for a Glance!

CategoryCut off score
Common merit list89.75

Here is Another Chance!

Following the declaration of the results, the NTA will also release category-wise cut off marks. Worry less if you think you would not make it! There is another session. The JEE Main session two will be conducted on 5th April, 7th April to 9th April and on 11th April 2020. The application for the next session JEE main in April will start from 7th February and will remain open for applicants till 7th of March, 2020. Payment for the application will have to be made before 8th march 2020. Remember, life always gives us a second chance.

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