JEE Main Normalisation of Marks, Final Merit List, Weightage and Admission Criteria

JEE Main 2013 Result has been announced and the candidates can login to the official JEE Main website( to see their individual exam score.

This exam score will be used for two purposes this year – to decide the candidate eligibility for JEE Advanced 2013 and to generate the final JEE Main 2013 Merit List.

These two purposes of the JEE Main Score have ben explained below in much detail:

  • Only TOP 1.5 lakh rankers of JEE Main will be eligible for the next level entrance exam for admissions in IITs. These 1.5 lakh candidates will include candidates from OBC, ST, SC and General category candidates who will be selected straightforwardly on the basis of JEE Main 2013 Result.
  • The second usage of JEE Main Results will be to generate the final merit list after including the NORMALIZED score of Class XII.

Normalization Process of Class XII Score:

Three things will be considered for final merit list generation:

  • 60% consideration of JEE Main 2013 Score.
  • 40% consideration of Class XII Board Marks.

This 40% will be calculated after giving 20% weightage to candidates’ Class XII score in his/her respective Board and 20% to his/her percentile in JEE Main 2013 which will be calculated among the candidates who took the entrance exam from the Board of the candidate. This will finally give the relative merit of candidate amongst all the candidate of his/her board including those who took the exam of JEE Main 2013.

The candidates should note that the Percentile Score is different from Percentage score. The PERCENTILE gives the position of candidate among all the candidates who took the exam, e.g. a score of 95 percentile means that 95% of candidates are below him or 5% candidates are above him.

After calculating this 40 percentile value, it has to be scaled back to JEE Main 2013 score value to calculate the final merit. So, the final calculation will be done as follows:

Scores in diff. exams

Class XII Marks & Percentile


Marks in JEE Main 2013 (X)

Weightage of Exam Score

Final Merit

JEE Score




Class XII Result

Marks 400

Percentile 90

Look at 90 percentile of JEE Total List, say 240




JEE Contribution from Same Board

Look at 90 percentile of JEE Board wise list, say 180






This is how the final merit of JEE Main 2013 will be calculated which will be used for admissions in NITs, IIITs and other Engineering Institutions in India.

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