All the four sessions of JEE Mains 2021 are over and results for three sessions are already out. Now in between JEE Mains and JEE Advanced lies a very significant aspect, the scores. To establish the eligibility for JEE Advanced aspirants JEE Mains 2021 score must lie between the set percentile range. With the word ‘Percentile' here comes the topic of this blog, which is JEE Mains 2021 marks V/s percentile.
Students are always baffled about the conversion of raw scores into percentile and how they are going to be evaluated based on the percentile for JEE Advanced and NIT Admissions. So, here we are with detailed information about the relationship between JEE Mains 2021 marks and percentile.
What is percentile and why is it necessary?
Now a very common and obvious question that might trigger your nervous system is that why to introduce a new parameter when we already have fair scores. Let us clear the air about that. JEE Mains is conducted in four sessions and despite all efforts, it is practically not possible to keep the difficulty levels of all the sessions to be equal. So to prevent any discrepancy in results and to provide a fair chance to all the aspirants, the normalization technique is used. Under this, the raw scores are converted into percentile based on a foolproof and well-studied formula taking the average raw scores of each session into account. In this way, students of equal caliber are placed into the equal percentile range to prevent any biases in the results.
How does NTA convert raw score to percentile?
National Testing Agency uses a unique formula of Normalisation on how to convert raw score to percentile. The highest scores of each section are put under the same percentile and accordingly, the lower marks are turned into comparative percentiles. In this way, the students with the same potential are kept under the same percentile for a fair selection.
In case of ties:
The percentile score is calculated to seven decimal places to prevent the chances of ties, but, in case if there are students with the same percentile then the following criteria is followed :
Aspirants who appeared for more than one session will be evaluated based on the best of all attempts score.
Marks V/s percentile
JEE Marks and Percentile are associated based on guidelines developed by NTA after diligent consideration of keeping the process fair for all. The below table depicts Marks VS Percentile in JEE Mains 2021 based on the difficulty level of your exam. You can know your expected percentile based on your raw score with this.
Your JEE Main marks and rank will decide your future in JOSAA counseling 2021 and JEE Advanced eligibility. The following table will help you to know about your next steps. It is a more comprehensive list as it is developed considering the difficulty factor of all the sessions. If your session was difficult on a comparative basis to other sessions then you are supposed to use column 4th for your percentile. For moderate and easy sessions use column 3rd and 2nd respectively.
These table will help you in getting the best idea of your percentile and rank as per your raw score. So according to that you can start preparing for JEE Advanced and JoSAA counselling 2021. For more updates on JEE Mains 2021 and JEE Advanced 2021 stay tuned to Margdarshan.