JEE Main 2020 Marks Vs. Rank Analysis: Range of Raw Score and Expected Percentile Rank (Download PDF)

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NTA is in the middle of conducting the JEE Main 2020 January examination. Based on feedback, experts have shared a tentative range of raw scores and subsequent percentile rank students can expect. National Testing Agency, NTA would soon complete the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Main 2020. The examination is being conducted in multiple slots and result would be released in percentile ranks based on normalization of raw scores or marks. Inputs from various students and experts regarding the expected cut off have started to pour in. Here is a basic understanding on how JEE Main 2020 Rank would be calculated and the range of raw scores and corresponding expected percentile rank is provided below.

  • Students may please note that the actual percentile rank may fluctuate depending on not only the JEE Main 2020 January slots but also the JEE Main 2020 April examination results. Students can appear for either one or both the examinations. Depending on the overall score and comparison, the final JEE Main 2020 Rank would be released.
  • Also, the range of percentile rank shared below is an estimate, based on the raw scores of JEE Main toppers and students who qualified for JEE Advanced last year. This score has further been reduced and averaged as the total marks have changed.

The range of percentile rank

The range of percentile rank

Attempts/Questions (With 90 % accuracy)

Raw Score Range

Corresponding Percentile Rank Range

70 - 75

280 - 295

99 percentile - 100 percentile

60 - 69

200 - 280

95 percentile - 98.99 percentile

50 - 59

120 - 199

90 - 94.99 percentile

40 - 49

85 - 119

86 - 89 percentile

  • Till 2019, JEE Main was a 360 mark paper with 30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics carrying 4 marks each. From 2020, the JEE Main marking scheme and paper pattern has been revised. From this year, the paper is a total of 300 marks with 25 questions each in three subjects. Of these, 20 questions are in MCQ format and carry negative marking. 5 questions are subjective numerical based questions and carry no negative marking.
  • Factoring in the response received and analysis, the range of Raw Scores and Percentile Rank range has been provided. Students may please note that the range of scores is indicative at best and may vary from actual values.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 9, 2020

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