JEE Main 2020 result date January 18 (expected): Know how to calculate percentile

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Akash Tomer
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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 15, 2020 17:14 IST

JEE Main result 2020 will be announced by the NTA tentatively on January 18. Know the download procedure and how to calculate the percentile score in JEE Main 2020 below.

JEE Main result 2020 -- Expected date January 18

With JEE Main answer key released recently, it is expected that the JEE Main 2020 result date will be January 18 for the exam held from 6-9 of this month.

In the notification for challenging the answer key, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has mentioned that candidates can challenge the JEE Main answer key from January 13-15. Within two or three days after raising objection will be over, the NTA will release the JEE Main result 2020 as well as the final answer key. So, it is likely that JEE Main 2020 result date will be January 18.

The above observation is based on the previous year trends of declaring the JEE Main result. In 2019, the JEE Main result was announced on January 19 i.e. seven days after the exam was over. It is likely to be on similar line for JEE Main 2020 as well.

Another important thing related to the result of JEE Main 2020 is to calculate the percentile score. The NTA applies Normalisation for calculating a candidate’s percentile. Students appeared in the JEE Main can calculate their percentile by following the below-mentioned steps.

JEE Main 2020 result: What is Percentile Score?

As the exam was held on different days and sessions, it is possible that some students get easy paper and some get the tougher one. The normalization process makes sure that no aspirant benefits or is at a disadvantage due to this. NTA calculates the percentile score of every student through a pre-determined formula based on their performance in the exam. The score will be obtained after transforming them into a scale of 100 to 0 for each exam shift.

The formula to calculate JEE Main 2020 scores is:

JEE Main 2020 score calculation

NTA, to avoid bunching effect and reduce tie-breaking, calculates the percentile scores up to seven decimal places by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step-1: Assessing shift-wise distribution of examinees through all the exam days (January 6-9)

Step-2: Preparation of results for each Session

Step-3: Compilation of NTA score and preparation of overall merit/rank list

The percentile scores for the total Raw Score of all the four sessions as calculated in the above step will be merged and known as NTA scores. This will then be used for the compilation of result and preparation of overall JEE Main 2020 Merit List / Ranking.

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