Which JEE Main score will NTA use for common rank list? - With the announcement of two tests per year and better of the two scores along with a host of other changes by the National Testing Agency aka NTA, there is still some ambiguity in the minds of students about which JEE Main score will be used by NTA for the common merit rank list. From 2019, NTA will be conducting the exam two times – once in January and once in April. Candidates can attempt one of the exams or both. So if you are one of those students who has attempted the exam twice – both in January and April 2019 then you should read the article below to know which JEE Main score will be used by NTA to determine the rank list.
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Salient Facts about New NTA JEE Main
JEE Main will be held by National Testing Agency which was set up in November 2018 exclusively for conducting entrance exams pertaining to higher education.
JEE Main 2019 will be a computer based test and will be held twice a year
The first test will be from January 6 to 20, 2019 while the second test will be from April 7 to 21, 2019.
JEE Main Mock tests will be available tentatively from the last week of August, 2018.
Around 3000 plus centres will be opened for practice on the mock tests for free on every Saturday and Sunday.
Each student will be assigned a unique paper from a large databank prepared by experts.
Results for the first test will be declared in the first week of February while results for the second test will be announced in the first week of May.
Rank List will be prepared in May for JoSAA Counselling.
Procedure for JEE Main Ranks
National Testing Agency will announce the rank list after the result for JEE Main 2019 April is announced. The reason is that many candidates will have appeared for both the exams – JEE Main January and April. In such a case the better of the two scores will be considered and the ranks prepared. So how will the score be used by NTA to prepare the JEE Main common rank list? The details are given below.
Appeared in JEE Main 2019 January OR JEE Main 2019 April? Scores of the respective January OR April test will be used
Appeared in both JEE Main 2019 January and JEE Main April 2019? The better of the two scores will be used. So it means that if the score for JEE Main April is more than January or vice versa, it will be used. The lower score will be ignored.
How is the JEE Main 2019 score calculated?
Score of JEE Main = Number of correct answers x 4 – number of incorrect answers x 1
Rank List Preparation for JEE Main 2019
Ranks will be prepare on the basis of the scores of the candidates in JEE Main 2019 as mentioned above. However, there may be instances where more than two candidates may score the same marks. In such a case the inter-se-merit guidelines will be enforced to allot the rank.
Candidates with the higher marks obtained in Mathematics will be given the better rank.
If the tie still remains unresolved the candidates with the higher marks in Physics will be awarded the better rank.
In case the tie still persists then it will be resolved by considering the ratio of positive marks and negative marks. Candidates with the higher absolute value of the ratio will be given the better rank.
In case the tie is still not resolved, then the candidates will be given the same rank.
Important Points of JEE Main Common Rank List
The common rank list of JEE Main will include candidates given ranks as per their performance but with a tag of GEN, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC, SC-PwD, ST or ST-PwD.
The category ranks will be separate from the JEE Main 2019 common rank list where the list will consist of the same category candidates assigned ranks on the basis of their performance in JEE Main 2019.
Allotment will be on the basis of CRL which is also called as the common rank list.