JEE Main 2020 Results (Out), Scorecard, Percentile, Rank and Cut Off

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JEE Main 2020 Result for January session was declared on January 23 for Paper 2 and 3, while JEE Main 2020 Result for Paper 1 was released on January 17. JEE Main Result 2020 was released as Raw Scores obtained by the candidates and converted into Normalized Scores.

  • JEE Main 2020 Result for April session will be announced later. JEE Main 2020 April session has been postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus disease. Scores for JEE Main 2020 Paper-1, 2 and 3 of both the sessions (January and April) will be merged to compile the JEE Main 2020 Result and prepare an overall merit list.
  • The best of the two NTA scores will be considered for further processing for candidates who have appeared for both the sessions of JEE Main 2020- January and April.

Latest: Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal confirmed that JEE Main 2020 will be conducted from 18th July to 23rd July 2020. He made this announcement through the live webinar on 5th May 2020. Admit cards will be released two weeks before the examination.

Candidates would need their JEE Main 2020 Application Form, Date of Birth along with the security pin to view their JEE Main Result Scorecard. Along with the JEE Main 2020 Result, a list of candidates scoring 100 percentile and state wise toppers will be released by NTA. Scorecard will not be dispatched through mail or post to aspirants who appear for the exam. 

Check Revised JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2020 Result: Important Dates 


January Exam session

April Exam session

Exam Dates

January 6 to 11, 2020

18th July to 23rd July 2020

Release of Answer Key and OMR Sheets

3rd week of January 2020

To be announced

JEE Main 2020 Result declaration for January session - Paper 1
January 17, 2020
To be announced

JEE Main 2020 Result declaration for January session - Paper 2 and 3

January 23, 2020

To be announced

Steps to Check JEE Main 2020 Result

Candidates can check their JEE Main 2020 Result online by following these steps given below:

  • Candidates have to visit the official JEE Main website to check their JEE Main 2020 Result online.

  • Enter application number, password/date of birth after clicking the JEE Main Score tab.

  • After the required details are submitted by the candidates, they can get access to their JEE Main Scores online

  • Candidates can then print/download their scorecards

  • The JEE Main 2020 Result is only available on the official JEE Main or NTA websites and nowhere else

  • The JEE Main scorecard is necessarily required for the candidates, to begin with, their JEE Main Counselling

JEE Main 2020 Result: Scorecard Details

Candidates will find the following details in their JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard -

  • Name
  • Roll number
  • Registration number
  • DOB
  • Name of parents
  • State code
  • Category
  • Subject-wise scores in each section
  • Score achieved in the first attempt

JEE Main 2020 Result: Cut Off

The JEE Main 2020 cut-offs expected by some prominent coaching centers for the year is accumulated below:

Coaching Institute

JEE Main 2020 Expected Cut off (Paper 1)


Between 95 - 105

Basic First

80 (+/-5%)

Career Launcher

75 - 80


Around 86

Sri Chaitanya

Open Category - >=80

OBC - >=45

SC - >=30

ST - >=25


Open Category - 70

OBC - 38

SC - 28

ST - 25

Motion IIT

General - 82 - 90

OBC - 55 - 60

SC - 38 - 42

ST - 32 - 38

JEE Main 2020 Expected Cut off (Category Wise)



Common Rank List (CRL)


Economically Weaker Section (EWS)


Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


People with Disability (PwD)


Factors determining  JEE Main Expected Cut off list

Factors determining the expected cut off lists are:

  • Number of applications received in the JEE Main 2020

  • Number of questions asked in the question paper

  • Performance of the candidates

  • The difficulty level of the examination

  • Previous years cut off trends

  • Relative merit list

Normalisation Process of JEE Main 2020 Result 

The NTA will be releasing the scores using the normalisation procedure which is used to compare JEE Main 2020 Result using multi-session papers. This procedure is used so as to eliminate the variable difficulty of the exam, thereby eradicating any advantages/ disadvantages that some particular candidates may get over the others.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Score and Percentile Calculator

The percentile score will be based on the relative performance of all the aspirants appearing in the exam. The score will be obtained after transforming the scores into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees.

As per the official website, "The Percentile Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW (same or lower raw scores) that particular Percentile in that examination. Therefore the topper (highest score) of each session gets the same Percentile of 100 which is desirable. The marks obtained in between the highest and lowest scores are also converted to appropriate Percentiles."

The formula to calculate JEE Main 2020 Score is given as:

100 x number of candidates appeared in the “session” with a raw score equal to or less than the candidate/Total number of candidates appearing the particular session

Therefore, the highest scorer always gets 100th Percentile that also means 100% candidates have scored equal to or less than raw score of 75 and 0% of candidates have scored more than 75 raw score.

  • A candidate with 90.1224411 Percentile Score and 71 Raw Score means that 90.1224411% candidates scored equal to or less than 71 raw score and remaining candidates scored more than 71 raw scored.

  • The lowest percentile in each session depends on the total number of candidates appeared in the exam in that session.

  • Using the above Formula percentile for each candidate with raw score can be awarded.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Merit list

  1. Distribution of candidates into different sessions randomly so approximately the same number of candidates are allotted in each session.

  2. Each session result would be prepared in the form of raw scores and percentile score separately for each subject i.e. Mathematics percentile, Physics percentile, Chemistry percentile and Total percentile.

  3. The percentile scores of all the four sessions shall be merged in one forming the NTA Score.

  4. Based on the merged percentile scores from all the sessions, NTA score, the overall merit list will be prepared.

JEE Main 2020 Result Tie Breaker Rules

Normalization and Percentile Scores are already good measures to lessen the occurrences of a tie. National Testing Agency will award percentile scores up to 7 decimal places to further avoid ties. Since the number of applicants is in lakhs the probability of tie increases. Hence to resolve the tie in JEE Main 2020 Result, if any, the merit shall be determined in order of preference as follows:

  1. Candidates with higher percentile in Mathematics

  2. Candidates with higher percentile in Physics

  3. Candidates with higher percentile in Chemistry

  4. Candidates age is older.

The above sequence shall be adopted until the tie is broken. The Final Ranking/Merit would be prepared after resolving the ties.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Toppers

Below is a list of toppers of JEE Main 2020 Jan B.E/B.Tech paper-

  1. Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy - 100 Percentile
  2. Landa Jitendra - 100 Percentile
  3. Divyanshu Agarwal - 100 Percentile
  4. Nishant Agarwal - 100 Percentile
  5. Kunwar Preet Singh - 100 Percentile
  6. Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar - 100 Percentile
  7. Nisarg Chadha - 100 Percentile
  8. Akhil Jain - 100 Percentile
  9. Parth Dwivedi - 100 Percentile
  10. Rongala Arun Siddardha - 100 Percentile

JEE Main Result vs Percentile

NTA will be releasing the scores using the normalization procedure which is used to compare JEE Main 2020 Results using multi-session papers. This procedure is used so as to eliminate the variable difficulty of the exam, thereby eradicating any advantages/ disadvantages that some particular candidates may get over the others.

Percentile Equivalence will be used by the National Testing Agency. These percentile scores are given upon the relative performances of all the candidates. This method usually gets hold of many candidates falling under the category of the same percentile which is completely fine. The percentile score is much easier to compare the position of a candidate out of lakhs of candidates taking the examination.

Steps after JEE Main 2020 Result: Counselling and Seat Allotment

JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment process is carried on by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) which has been set up the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The process is carried on only through the online mode and only candidates who register and further get the qualifying marks for the examination are only eligible to participate in the counselling process.

Candidates are required to choose their selected preferences along with the selected colleges of their choice. More than 100 colleges and institutions all over the country participate in the process.

2 Mock Rounds and 7 Main Counselling Rounds are conducted for the candidates. The mock rounds will help the candidates to understand the seats they may be allotted, based on the preferences that the candidates have filled.

Documents Required for JEE Main 2020 Counselling

  • Provisional seat allotment letter by the JoSAA

  • Admit card for JEE Main 2020

  • ID Card

  • Passport size photographs

  • JEE Main 2020 Score Card

  • Class XII and X Marksheets

  • Category certificate (if required)

Migration and character certificates issued by the schools

  • Proof of Date of Birth

  • Copy of confirmation page

JEE Main 2020 Counselling & Seat Allotment Important Dates

Note that these dates are likely to change as the JEE Main 2020 April session has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak which will also delay the counselling and seat allotment process.


Tentative Dates

JEE Main 2020 Result Declaration by JoSAA

Declaration of JEE Advance Results

Start of Registration and Choice Filling

May 14, 2020

June 14, 2020

June 15, 2020

Commencement of Choice Filling for AAT 2020

3rd week of June 2020

Display of Mock Seat Allocation-1

June 22, 2020

Display of Mock Seat Allocation-2

June 24, 2020

End of JoSAA 2020 Registration and Choice Filling

June 25, 2020

Seat allocation - Round 1

Seat allocation - Round 2

Seat allocation - Round 3

Seat allocation - Round 4

Seat allocation - Round 5

Seat allocation - Round 6

Seat allocation - Round 7 (last round)

June 27, 2020

July 3, 2020

July 6, 2020

July 9, 2020

July 12, 2020

July 15, 2020

July 18, 2020

JEE Main 2020 Result- Seat Allotment

  • Online Registration- candidates have to register on the official JoSAA website using their application numbers and login ids.

  • Choice Filling and Locking- candidates have to choose their desired course and college in this particular step and they also have an option of editing and deleting the options that they have chosen. The locking of choices can be done after each individual round of counselling ends. Candidates are required to lock in their choices before the last dates.

  • Allotment of Seats, JoSAA 2020- the mock allotment is done in 2 rounds. Candidates get the seats on the basis of the merit lists and the choices of course and colleges opted by the candidates. This process is also dependent on the number of seats available.

  • Fee payment of seat acceptance and Acceptance of Seats- the candidates get 4 options here i.e. freeze, slide, float and withdraw. These steps can be followed based on the satisfaction of the seat that the candidate has got. The candidates can pay their fee of seat acceptance through e-challan or net banking.

Through e-challan or Net Banking, the payable fee for different categories is:



Fees (Rs.)





Others candidates


  • Fee payment for the allotted college- after the candidate has chosen the desired college, he/she can confirm his/her seat at the college and confirm their seat at the college by paying the college fee.

JEE Main 2020 Result FAQs

Ques: What does the JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard have?

Ans: The JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard will have name, roll number, date of birth and category of the candidate. It will also consist of the state code eligibility, subject-wise NTA Scores, nationality and category, etc. of the candidates. The conducting authority of JEE Main reflects the category wise and All India Rank of the candidates. The JEE Main 2020 Result also contains the overall and section-wise scores of the candidates.

Ques: Will I get the bonus marks in JEE Main 2020 Result for the wrong question if I leave the question un-attempted?

Ans: If there is any wrong question in the examination, marks will be awarded to everyone appearing in the examination. If two students attempt the question but get the result which is not available as any of the options, one of them might mark a wrong answer and the other leaves the question. So, Bonus marks will be awarded to all the candidates in JEE Main 2020 Result.

Ques: Will the marks be deducted in the JEE Main 2020 Result if the candidate leaves the question un-attempted?

Ans: No, there is no deduction of marks if the candidate doesn’t attempt the question. Only +4 marks will be awarded to the candidates if they mark the correct response. There is a provision of negative marking in the MCQ type questions. -1 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response. No marks will be deducted in the incorrect NTA type question.

Ques: If a candidate appears in JEE Main twice, which marks will be considered in the 2 attempts?

Ans: JEE Main is conducted twice in a year now. If a candidate gives JEE Main twice, the best of the two scores will be considered in order to calculate the All India Rank and prepare the merit list.

Ques: How many marks should a student score in order to qualify JEE Main and appear in JEE Advanced?

Ans: Every year, NTA releases certain cut off marks that are required to qualify JEE Main and appear for the JEE Advanced. Top 2,50,000 candidates in JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. However, getting 120 marks are enough in order to get a decent NIT. Also, one needs to score above 75% in the Class 12th Board examination in order to appear for the JEE Advanced.

Ques: How is JEE Main Cut off calculated from JEE Main 2020 Result?

Ans: JEE Main Cut off is calculated based on various factors. The cut off is decided on the basis of the level of difficulty of examination, the total number of candidates appearing in the examination, number of seats available, previous year’s cut- off and the overall performance of the candidate. The cut-off is announced separately for all the different categories, General, SC, ST, PwD, EWS etc.

Ques: What is the average score students score in JEE Main 2020 Result?

Ans: The average marks students score in JEE Main is 100- 110 for General Category, 70- 75 for OBC category students and 30- 40 for SC and ST category students.