Generally, JEE aspirants are not aware about how is the JEE Main percentile different from percentage of marks. Earlier, JAB followed a 60:40 criteria to calculate rank list but it has been removed with effect from JEE Main 2017. Here we will discuss how is JEE main percentile is calculated and how it is different from percentage of marks.
What is percentage and percentile? How is percentile score calculated?
100X Number of Candidates in the ‘group’ with aggregate marks less than the candidate scoring the highest marks
Total number of candidates in the ‘group’
If in an education board- No of Candidates Registered are 13918 and No of Candidates Appeared for the exams are 13711
Then, the percentile score will be calculated as mentioned below –
1. A candidate who has scored 60% marks in that board and 6865 candidates have scored below him;
Percentile score for 60% marks in the Board – 6865*100/13711 = 50.07%
2. A Candidate scored 90% marks in the board exams and 13615 candidates have scored below 90%;
Percentile score for 90% marks in the Board – 13615*100/13711 = 99.30%
This is the difference between percentage of marks obtained by a candidate (60% or 90%) and the percentile score (50.07 or 99.30).
For calculation of JEE Main score of paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) and paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning), five subjects will be considered i.e.
If a candidate has appeared in 6 subjects, then for additional subject i.e. 5th subject, the subjects with more marks will be considered
For calculation of JEE Main score of paper 2 (B. Arch. /B. Planning) – The marks obtained by candidates in Mathematics and any one of the four subjects in exam will be considered.
If a candidate has appeared in the qualifying exam in 2017 but is reappearing for class 12 qualifying exam in 2018, then the best subjects from both attempts of class 12 board exams will be considered for JEE percentile score calculation. Same will be done in case of Improvement exam candidates.
Important Points for Percentile Scores –