How JEE Main Marks Vs Rank is calculated - Formula and Expected Ranks

Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has recently released the results for the April session of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2019 exam. And, the result for the January session was released earlier. Now, the biggest question that is in the minds of every candidate who have appeared for the JEE Main exam is - How to calculate JEE Main rank on the basis of scores they have obtained? So, this article will answer your question and help you in calculating your estimated All India Rank on the basis of your JEE Main Score/Percentile.

This year, the JEE Main exam was conducted in two sessions in January and April by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) and from now the exam will be conducted in two sessions. This will offer candidates an additional opportunity to check their mistakes and improve their scores. A drop in the number of droppers is also expected through this measure. The first session was held in January. The detailed schedule is as follows:

Exam Sessions

Exam Dates

Result Dates

January Session

8th to 12th January 2019

19th January 2019 (Paper-1)

31st January 2019 (Paper-2)

April Session

7th to 12th April 2019

29th April 2019 (Paper-1)

14th April 2019 (Paper-2)

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The counselling process will be conducted shortly for the JEE Main 2019 exam. The schedule is yet to be released at the official website. The counselling process is conducted by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) /CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board)

JEE Main 2019 Result

The JEE Main 2019 result for both the January and April session was released in the form of percentile which means that the score represents the number of candidates who have scored equal to less than the particular percentile score. This percentile score for each candidate is arrived at through the Normalization process. You can check out more details on the Normalization process through the official notification. Since the JEE Main exam was conducted in more than one session, Normalization is applied to equalise the difficulty level of both the exam in order to release a transparent and fair result. Thus, raw scores are normalized to arrive at the percentile scores. The scale for the percentile scores is 100 to 0. The table below will provide an idea about Marks vs. Percentile for JEE Main exam:

JEE Main Marks vs Percentile

JEE Main Marks Range

Respective Percentile Score

 360 to 299

100 - 99.97

298 to 278

99.97 - 99.94

277 to 258

99.94 - 99.89

257 to 238

99.89 - 99.79

237 to 218

99.79 - 99.65

217 to 198

99.65 - 99.43

197 to 178

99.43 - 99.07

177 to 158

99.07 - 98.55

157 to 138

98.53 - 97.75

137 to 118

97.69 - 96.41

117 to 98

96.35 - 94.40

97 to 78

94.19 - 90.64

77 to 58

90.42 - 82.68

57 to 38

81.92 - 64.11

37 to 18

62.88 - 33.08

17 to 1

31.32 -  9.07

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 JEE Main Marks Vs. Rank

The All India Rank list for the JEE Main exam will be declared on the basis of the percentile score only. As the exam was conducted in two sessions this year, the best of the two percentile scores will be considered for making the All India Rank (AIR) list. This merit list is what is known as Marks vs. Ranks list. Here is the table which can help candidates estimate their ranks on the basis of their marks.

JEE Main Marks

Expected JEE Main Rank (AIR)


Top 100


Top 500


Top 1000


Top 5000


Top 10000


Top 20000


Top 30000


Top 40000


Top 50000


Top 100000

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You can also check out the table provided below for percentile score vs. rank details:

JEE Main Percentile Score Vs. Rank

JEE Main Percentile Scores

Expected Rank (Approximate Figures)





























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How is JEE Main Marks Vs Rank Calculated?

The JEE Main rank can be calculated with the help of your JEE Main percentile which is mentioned in the scorecard. The total number of candidates who have appeared for the exam is also required. Thus, for calculating JEE Main rank from JEE Main percentile, candidates need the following details:

  • Percentile secured in JEE Main
  • Total number of Students appeared in the particular JEE Main session

For calculating the rank using the about two details, the total number of students appeared of the exam is divided by 100 and multiplied by the percentile score.

Thus, the formula for calculating the JEE Main Rank is as follows:

JEE Main Rank (Estimate) = (100-NTA percentile score) x Total number of candidates appeared for the exam/100

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For example:

If the percentile score is 80.60 then JEE Main 2019 rank = (100-80.60) X 874469 /100. Thus, the rank will be 169646.

Please note - that the formula is not applicable to 100 percentile score as it the top rank.

The candidates who rank among the top 2,24,000 candidates are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced 2019 exam for admission to engineering programs offered by the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Others can look forward to admission to NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and state-run engineering institutes.

We hope this article and the process of calculating the JEE Main rank will help you in predicting your rank and researching for the colleges you might be eligible for before the release of official rank list. The rank list will be released soon at the official JEE Main website following which the counselling session will begin.

Candidates are required to choose for their preferred college and stream while participating in the counselling process. Thus, having an estimate of the All India Rank beforehand will help in making an informed choice.

We wish you the best for JEE Main Counselling 2019.

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