National Testing Agency (NTA) succeeded CBSE as the year’s conducting body for JEE Main 2019 in 2019. The exam also had a few alterations as a result of this. The NTA decided to publish the merit list based on percentile scores rather than raw marks obtained by exam candidates.
Now, JEE Main results are announced by the NTA in the form of precentiles. The normalisation formula is used by NTA to compute candidates’ JEE Main percentile scores. NTA will use a normalisation procedure based on percentile calculation to determine JEE Main 2022 results and rank list. The NTA will produce the JEE Main 2022 rank list based on percentile scores rather than raw marks obtained by applicants in the exam. Therefore, this article shall discuss how to calculate your percentile in JEE.
What Is The Percentile Scoring System?
NTA percentile scores are an indication of a student’s relative performance to other applicants, not of an individual’s percentage marks. It is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100. The student with the greatest score out of all receives a 100 percentile, while the others are comparatively scored.
It should be remembered that percentile is not synonymous with percentage. Percentage is based on the number of marks you receive, but percentile has nothing to do with marks. In a different way, you might argue that your percentile is your rank. Percentage, on the other hand, is proportional to percentile. The higher your score, the higher your percentile.
JEE Main percentile score is the exam’s normalised score, not the test taker’s raw scores. The percentile score indicates the percentage of candidates who scored at or below a specific percentile in JEE Main. As a result, the highest scorers in each session of JEE Main will receive the same percentile, i.e. 100.
For marks achieved between the greatest and lowest scores, percentiles will be calculated and converted. Moreover, JEE Main merit list will be prepared using the percentile score. To eliminate tie-breaking scenarios and avoid the bunching effect, JEE Main percentile scores will be calculated to 7 decimal places. However, the overall percentile is not the sum of the individual subject’s percentiles.
Importance Of Normalisation Procedure
NTA conducts JEE Main exam on multiple days with two sessions per day. In each session, students will get different sets of question papers, and the difficulty level may not be the same across all sets of question papers. Some of the candidates may attempt a tougher question paper and end up getting lower marks in JEE Main.
In order to provide justice to the candidates who attempted a tough question paper, NTA uses normalization procedure based on percentile score so that the candidates are neither benefitted nor disadvantaged. The true merit of the candidate can be identified through the normalisation procedure.
How To Calculate Percentile In JEE Mains?
The following information is necessary to understand how the JEE percentile is calculated:
- The total number of candidates who took the JEE Main exam during a specific session.
- A candidate’s highest raw score in that session of JEE Main.
IN order to know how is JEE main percentile is calculated, see through the following steps:
- Find the highest raw score in your JEE main test session
- Find how many candidates appeared in your JEE main test session (T2)
- Find the total number of applicants who scored raw scores lower than or equal to the candidate with the highest raw score (T1)
- Divide the above value (T1) with the Total number of candidates that appeared in the particular session (T2)
- Multiply the calculated value (T1/T2) with 100
- In order to find percentile for individual subject, say, mathematics, you need to find T1 as the total number who scored mathematics score less than or equal to the candidate with the highest mathematics score
In case of ties in raw score percentiles, the percentiles in subject is taken into consideration. The preference of subject percentiles follow the order Mathematics>Physics>Chemistry.