JEE Main Ranking Scheme: How scrapping of Class XII weightage will impact Ranking for 2017?

JEE Main Ranking SchemeJEE Main 2017 aspirants were a happy lot with the announcement that the class XII board marks no longer had any relevance in the ranking for JEE Main 2017. The normalization period was one full of controversies and disappointments with many students left clueless about what their performance would turn out to be after normalization.  With normalization out of the way, the scrapping of Class XII marks weightage in preparing the JEE Main rank list may upset the JEE Main ranking trend of past years where candidates with high board marks dominated the ranking list and those with low board marks suffered despite scoring well in JEE Main exam.

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The disruption that is likely to happen in the ranking trend, following the new ranking scheme, may leave you awestruck.  

 

Sample this real case: Had the new ranking scheme been in place in 2016, a candidate who would have secured a JEE Main rank of 4735 would have actually fallen 10000 ranks down in the ranking list. The candidate in this case belonged to the West Bengal Board and secured 95 per cent marks in Class XII board along with JEE Main score of 175 marks.

 

The candidate in this particular case outsmarted about 10000 test takers despite scoring less than all of them in JEE Main; and stood a strong chance of admissions into the top NITs simply because his board marks significantly pushed his JEE Main ranking up.

 

Careers360 analysed the 2016 JEE Main Rank list of thousands of candidates to understand how ‘scrapping of Class XII marks weightage’ will change the ranking pattern followed over last few years (since 2012) where normalised board marks were given 40 per cent weightage for JEE Main rank calculations. The remaining 60 per cent weightage was for actual scores secured by candidates in JEE Main.

 

Now, with removal of weightage to board marks from JEE Main ranking scheme, the complex calculations involved in ranking process will be passé and the ranking will be purely based on the JEE Main performance from 2017. The data analysed here comes from the official rank list released by CBSE and board marks of the candidates accessed by Careers360 from official sources.

 

How Board marks skewed the JEE Main Ranking in 2016?

Till last year Class XII board marks weightage skewed the JEE Main Ranking with its dependency on Class XII Marks of different boards. For example, a candidate from CBSE who had scored more percentage of marks in Class XII board and also scored one mark more than another candidate from Maharashtra Board was pushed 20000 ranks down because his normalised score of Class XII board marks was lower. But under the new scheme now, the same candidate (read candidate 1) would get a better rank than the other candidate.  

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank in JEE Main 2016

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

147

93.8

469

CBSE

30348

29119

Candidate 2

146

92

460

Maharastra

11857

29796

In another case, both the candidates belonged to Maharashtra board. But the candidate scoring 11 marks more than the other candidate in JEE Main was pushed 16000 ranks down in the ranking table owing to his lower board marks percentage. The new ranking scheme would have put the candidate with a score of 155 in JEE Main 5000 ranks above the candidate with 146 marks.

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank in JEE Main 2016

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

155

84.77

423.85

Maharastra

27251

23701

Candidate 2

146

92

460

Maharastra

11857

29796

In yet another case a candidate from Telangana Board scored 165 marks in JEE Main as compared to only 145 marks scored by another candidate from Maharashtraboard. Still, the candidate performing better at JEE Main exam was put 62000 ranks below to the other candidate apparently because his score at Class XII level was lower. Under the new ranking scheme, the rank of the candidate with 165 marks would be 18171 and that of the other candidate with 146 marks would be 29796. The table below shows how the board marks component hugely skewed the JEE Main ranking table in the favour of board marks.

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

165

68.4

342

Telangana

73366

18171

Candidate 2

146

92

460

Maharastra

11857

29796

Similarly, a candidate of Telangana Board scoring 249 marks could only secure a rank of 10159. But the candidates from other boards – Gujarat and West Bengal, fared much better with lower JEE Main scores because they had better Class XII marks. With just 186 marks and 175 marks in JEE Main, candidates from Gujarat and West Bengal respectively secured JEE Main rank of 3077 and 4735. Had the new ranking scheme been in place last year, the candidate with 249 marks in JEE Main would have definitely claimed top NIT seats under JoSAA Counselling process.

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

186

94.2

471

Gujarat

3077

10496

Candidate 2

175

95

475

West Bengal

4735

14108

Candidate 3

249

86.3

431.5

Telangana

10159

1467

Thus, till last year the Class XII board scores majorly influenced the admission opportunities of all JEE Main aspirants. We bring you different cases which include candidates scoring varied marks in JEE Main and their respective Boards and vice-versa.  We also showcase how ranking differed significantly for candidates having almost the same board percentage marks and same JEE Main score simply because they belonged to different boards. We also bring you the ranking comparison of candidates without considering their board marks.

 

Case 1:

Same State Board – Despite Higher JEE Main score, a Lower Rank

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

210

82

410

CBSE

19700

5305

Candidate 2

197

90.8

454

CBSE

17284

7788

Case 2: Different Boards – Lower JEE Main marks, Higher Rank

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

249

86.3

431.5

Telangana

10159

1467

Candidate 2

175

95

475

West Bengal

4735

14108

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

210

82

410

CBSE

19700

5305

Candidate 2

186

94.2

471

Gujarat

3077

10496

Case 3: Different Boards- Same JEE Main scores, Varied JEE Main Ranks

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

130

86.3

431.5

CISCE

99438

45145

Candidate 2

130

88.5

442.5

Maharastra

24627

45145

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

101

84

420

CBSE

151175

98191

Candidate 2

101

98.4

492

Telangana

27597

98191

Case 4: Different Boards- Varied JEE Main Marks, Same Rank

Candidate

JEE Main Score

Marks percentage

Actual marks out of 500

Class XII Board

Actual Rank

CRL Rank Without considering Board Marks

Candidate 1

155

84.77

423.85

Maharastra

27251

23701

Candidate 2

101

98.4

492

Telangana

27597

98191

JEE Main Ranking calculation for 2017

The JEE Main Ranking will, however, no longer be influenced by Board Marks now. The final JEE Main ranks will be calculated without class 12th board marks from the admission year 2017-18 onwards. As per the new guidelines issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for JEE, for candidates to qualify for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government-funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), they have to secure at least 75 per cent marks or be in the top 20 percentile in their respective class 12th board exam. Additionally, for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories, the qualifying marks would be 65 per cent marks in class 12th board exam.

 

Till last admission year, admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs were offered on the basis of JEE Main Ranks. The inclusion of Class XII board marks towards preparing JEE Main Merit List was introduced in 2012 by the former UPA Government with a view that students would become serious for their board exams, rather than only focusing on engineering exams.

 

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