NTA will conduct the JEE Main 2019 April exam between April 07 – 20, 2019. The exam will be held in 2 shifts per day. Thus, NTA will declare the score of the exam on a percentile basis and not on raw score basis. In the January exam, in Paper I, 15 students have scored 100 percentile and in Paper II, 2 students got 100 percentile.

The candidates who have already appeared in the January exam and are planning to appear in the JEE Main April exam might be thriving now to improve their percentile scores. NTA is going to prepare the All India Rank List based on the best percentile score of the candidates out of the 2 attempts.

However, the candidates who are applying for the April exam for the first time this year might be curious about how and why the percentile sores are being used and not the raw scores. Thus, here we have discussed 5 things you must know about JEE Main 2019 NTA scores (percentile scores).

NTA refers to the percentile scores of JEE Main exam as the NTA scores. Here are 5 important things you must know about it before you appear in the exam.


The JEE Main 2019 Result will have NTA score and not raw scores: The percentile score is calculated and mentioned on the JEE Main 2019 Result. The percentile score is calculated for each section – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. In addition to that, the overall percentile score is also mentioned. Note that that, the overall percentile score is not the summation of the percentile scores of each subject.

What is the Percentile score/NTA score: Your percentile score is the result of the calculation using a set of formula. The formula is  “(100 X Total number of candidates who have appeared in the “session” with the raw score equal to less than the candidate’s) ÷ Total number of the candidates appeared in the ‟Session‟.

Why is NTA using NTA score for result preparation and not the Raw scores: This step is being taken because the exam is being held over days session and in multiple shifts. This indicated that in spite of efforts to keep the difficulty level even in each session, there might be variations in difficulty level. To avoid such situations, NTA has decided to calculate the NTA score and use it for the AIR preparation instead of the raw scores.

How is the AIR prepared based on the NTA score: NTA has already announced the JEE Main 2019 January Result. In addition to that, the April exam registrations are going on. Once the April exam is over, the result for the same will be announced. Now for the candidates who have appeared in both April and January exam, their names in the AIR will be based on their better percentile out of both the exams. Those have appeared in either January or April exam will have their name in the AIr based on one score only, either of the April exam or of the January exam. The candidates will higher percentile score will be placed higher in the rank list.

What if 2 or more candidates get the same percentile score, how is their position decided in the AIR list: If 2 or more candidates get the same percentile score, then there will be tie-breaking. Tie-breaking will be done giving priority of the candidate having more NTA score in Mathematics, then in Physics, followed by NTA Score in Chemistry. If the tie is still existing then the candidates older in age is preferred.

JEE Main 2019 April Exam: This is the second JEE Main exam for the year 2019. The best NTA scores of the candidates out of both the attempts will be used for admission in the NITS, IIITs and CFTIs. Many other participating institutes like Amrita University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Indian Institute of Space Technology etc accept JEE Main scores. Recently, GGSIPU has also announced admission based on JEE Main 2019 scores.

The exam is expected to be held across 467 centres in 258 Cities. More than 11 lakh candidates are expected to appear in the exam this time.

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