The first session of the JEE Main Exam 2020 was conducted from 6th January to 11th January. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that the candidates who appeared for the exam can expect their results to be published on their official website on January 31. The countdown has begun! For JEE aspirants, waiting for the results can be quite nerve-racking. With all the preparation that went into facing the examination, the final moment when you view the results online can be tense, especially if your stakes are high. But whatever your expectations are, it is always good to keep your anxiety in check and hope for the best. Here are certain important details to keep in mind. The two main requirements to view your JEE Main Results 2020 are your application number and password. But, there is an alternative method to see your results with your application number and Date of Birth, in case you forget your password. Once the results are declared, the scorecard and the rank list will also be published. In addition to the marks obtained, there are other components such as the percentile score, subject-wise NTA scores, category-wise ranking, qualifying status and the national rankings that hold major importance for evaluating the student’s overall performance. It was also announced that scorecards will not be dispatched through any offline methods and can only be accessed through the internet.
The preparation of merit lists depend on the percentile scores, which are calculated through the normalization procedure. It is worthwhile to note that ‘percentage’ is different from ‘percentile’ and should not be causing any confusion in interpreting the results. Percentile scores are calculated separately for mathematics, physics and chemistry. Then the total percentile score is calculated by merging all the individual subject scores. In a nutshell, the result informs you of your relative score in relation to other candidates. The cut off for JEE Main varies every year and is reliant on the equivalent performance of all the candidates. Based on the cut off, a select list of JEE Main 2020 candidates will be eligible for the JEE Advanced examination. However, candidates can get an idea of the expected cut off by going through the previous years’ cut offs. The second session of the JEE Main exam 2020 is scheduled to be conducted in April of the same year. For candidates appearing in both the sessions, the NTA will compile the marks and come up with a merged merit list. After the results for JEE Main 2020 have been declared, the students can either attend the JEE Main 2020 counselling or appear for the JEE Advanced Exam, which will be held in the month of May. The official answer keys for the JEE Main 2020 examination (January) have already been released by the NTA and students can check the correct answers for their clarity. Any challenges in response to the official answer keys should be submitted on NTA’s official website before the 15th of January 2020. Once the results are displayed after logging in, the student can opt to take a print out of the scorecard.