What is CRL rank in JEE Main? Know CRL full form and other details

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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 25, 2023 08:13 IST

What is CRL Rank in JEE Main? Is AIR the same as the rank in the CRL? Know answers to all these questions in the article below.

With the declaration of JEE Main 2023 result, the next set of questions in every student’s mind is, what is CRL? What is AIR? Are they the same? The article below will help the JEE Main 2023 aspirants to know the answers to these questions.

For JEE Main, CRL can be defined as the Common Rank List that includes all the students with their ranks who had qualified for the exam. The rank of a student in JEE Main CRL is his/the rank that the student has secured in the exam on the basis of marks in the exam among all the test takers (irrespective of category).

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) also releases ranks as per the reservation categories such as OBC Rank List, SC Rank List, ST-PwD Rank List with different Ranks. Your OBC-NCL or SC/ST rank is the rank among OBC-NCL or SC/ST category candidates, meaning other category candidates are not listed.

Is CRL Rank in JEE Main and AIR the same?

One important thing to note here is that the All India Rank (AIR) of a candidate is actually the CRL or common rank list. However, reserved category candidates have also been allotted ranks as per their categories. So whatever is your CRL rank in JEE Mains, it may climb up in the category-based AIR list. Candidates must be very careful while filling the choices of courses and colleges during JoSAA counselling. They must choose a course or institute as per their AIR and category rank in JEE Main. 

FAQs Regarding CRL and AIR in JEE Main

Q. What is your JEE Main score and rank?

A. JEE Main score is actually the marks obtained by a candidate in the question paper. The score is calculated after considering the number of incorrect and correct options marked in the exam. The rank is awarded to a candidate after considering the overall scores of candidates in the JEE Main.

Q. Do authorities consider all India rank or category rank for admission of students to IITs, NITs or IIITs?

A. Admission of students to all the institutes are done on considering General and then category ranks. Students must try to fill their choices keeping in mind the category rank while entering the choices of courses and colleges.

Q. What is the CRL rank? Is it the same as an overall rank?

A. The CRL is the common rank list and is the same as the overall rank. It consists of all the candidates (of all the categories and General). For the General category, only the CRL is considered while for other candidates, both the reserved category list and CRL are considered.
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