JEE Main result (out) – cut off, counselling, scorecard

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Arzoo Kheni

  Jan 26, 2019 . 4 min read

JEE Main result announced in 2020

The National Testing Agency – NTA just announced the JEE main result on 17th January. JEE Main contains two papers. Paper-1 is for B.E/ B.Tech aspirants. It was taken from 7th-9th January. Paper-2 is for B.Arch/B.Plan aspirants and it was held on 6th January 2020. If you haven’t yet checked your result, find it from this link: http://ntaresults.nic.in/resultservices/JEEMain-January-2020-auth

A total number of 9,21,261 candidates registered for this examination. So, it is considered one of the biggest entrance exams across India. Out of this many students, around 94% of students appeared for the exam. Candidates with All India Rank (AIR) under 250000 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020. AIR will be released only after the JEE Main result of April 2020 has been announced. 

January 2020 results at a glance:

Total registered candidates in JEE Main 9,21,261
Total appeared candidates in JEE Main 8,69,010

Highlights of JEE Main result (January session)

  • 9 candidates got 100 percentile (NTA Score) in Paper-1 and 3 candidates have scored 100 percentile in Paper-2 (B.Arch/B.plan)
  • Along with the result, NTA has also released scorecards. It contains your NTA score for each subject as well.
  • JEE Main cut off is going to be released by officials only after the NTA score for JEE Main April 2020 is released.
  • “NTA scores are normalized scores across multi-session papers and are based on the relative performance of all those who appeared for the examination in one session” – By NTA press release.
  • Application form for the JEE Main April attempt will be open from 7th Feb to 7th March. Check out this detailed post on how to fill JEE Main application form 2020.
  • April JEE Main 2020 examination will be conducted in CBT mode between 5th April 2020, 7th April 2020 to 9th April 2020 and 11th April 2020.
  • After the All India Rank (AIR) is declared, the JEE Main result data will be handed over to CSAB / JoSSA and the concerned institutes of the state. Further counselling and seat allocation (admission) process will be carried out after that.
  • If you’ve lost many marks due to silly mistakes in this paper just like I used to do during my preparation, then don’t worry. Check my full guide on how I completely stopped making silly mistakes in JEE

How to check my JEE Main result 2020?

Follow the given steps to find out your NTA scorecard and JEE Main result. Check the full scorecard by following these steps.

Step 1: Go to NTA website of JEE Main: jeemain.nta.nic.in

NTA dashboard

Step 2: Find the “View Result/Scorecard” for JEE Main 2020 result.

Step 3: Fill in the required details. Application number, your birthdate and security PIN (Captcha) as shown in the image below. Just check your JEE Main admit card if you forgot your application number. If you forgot your birthday, then may God help you.

NTA JEE Main result form

Step 4: That’s it. There is no step 4. Download your scorecard before you forget (or misplace) your application number. Tell us how good your JEE Main result is in the comment section below. It’s not that good? We can help you. Just contact us.

JEE Main 2020 Toppers

In Paper-1, Out of 869,010 students appeared for the JEE Main, 9 students received full 100 percentile. Compared to 2019, the total number of droppers has been reduced. We had 15 toppers with 100 percentile in 2019. Out of 869,010 candidates, 264,026 were female candidates. Please comment in the article below if you also think we should raise awareness for gender equality in education. 

Chagari Koushal Reddy Telangana
Rongala Arun Siddardha Telangana
Parth Dwivedi Rajasthan
Akhil Jain Rajasthan
Divyanshu Agarwal Haryana
Nisarg Chadha Gujarat
Nishant Agarwal Delhi (NCR)
Landa Jitendra AP
Thadavarthi Vishnu AP

There were 3 candidates who received 100 NTA score in JEE Main Paper 2 (B. Arch and B. Planning). Here’s the list:

Aarzoo B. Arch Haryana
Hardik Rajpal B. Arch Telangana
Kanumuri Bheemeswara B. Planning AP

JEE Main Toppers 2020 – state-wise

The JEE Main result state-wise is declared by the official authority. These below mentioned students are the stars in their home state. Let’s check them out.

Andaman & Nicobar Akshat Singh 97.3286
Andhra Pradesh Landa Jitendra 100
Andhra Pradesh Thadavarthi Vishnu 100
Arunachal Pradesh Apurba Nath 96.1831
Assam Eeshaan Dutta 99.9338
Bihar Shubh Kumar 99.9972
Chandigarh Kunwar Preet Singh 99.9972
Chhattisgarh Shashwat Chakraborty 99.9551
Dadra Nagar Sharad Vishwakarma 99.2655
Daman & Diu Jain Anmol 98.6482
Delhi (NCT) Nishant Agarwal 100
Goa Siddhant Govekar 99.9109
Gujarat Nisarg Chadha 100
Haryana Divyanshu Agrawal 100
Himachal Pradesh Sarthak Diwan 99.9683
Jammu Kashmir Aryan Gupta 99.7338
Jharkhand Dayal Kumar 99.9909
Karnataka Shubhan R 99.9965
Kerala Advaid Deepak 99.9737
Ladakh Parveez Mehdi 96.5201
Lakshadweep Farzeen H 91.5220
Madhya Pradesh Akarsh Jain 99.9959
Maharashtra Vedang Asgaonkar 99.9972
Manipur Chetanna Rajkumari 97.3220
Meghalaya P Alias Chakma 96.3974
Mizoram Harshini S 91.1044
Nagaland Alemmeren Jamir 89.7388
Odisha Sourabh Das 99.9924
Outside India Nilay Mankala 99.5839
Puducherry Harish R 99.9159
Punjab Ujjwal Mehta 99.9993
Rajasthan Akhil Jain 100
Rajasthan Parth Dwivedi 100
Sikkim Arnav Vyas 98.0859
Tamil Nadu Gaurav Kochar 99.9959
Telangana Rongala Arun 100
Telangana Chagari Reddy 100
Tripura Gaurav Malakar 99.9095
Uttar Pradesh L Gokulnath 99.9993
Uttarakhand Bashar Ahmed 99.9930
West Bengal Sreemanti Dey 99.9923

Understand your JEE Main Scorecard

Now that you own your scorecard and you’ve checked your JEE Main result, let’s understand what’s inside it. Note, download this scorecard since it is going to be used in the future.

JEE main scorecard sample

During the counselling, your JEE Main rank card is going to be an important document. As you can see in the image above, It contains what is your NTA score in your category. This result is not your final NTA score. There’s still one more attempt left for you. Even if you can’t crack JEE Main in the upcoming April attempt, you can simply take a drop year as most of the Kota students do. Check here for your eligibility. The final rank card or final  JEE Main result is yet to be released where your AIR will be mentioned. Check the April session exam dates from here. The scorecard consists of the following information:

  • Roll number
  • Application number
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Your Category
  • PwD status
  • Gender
  • Your birthdate
  • State of Eligibility
  • Nationality
  • Total NTA score
  • Subject wise NTA score
  • Instructions

How is JEE Main result calculated?

Jee main result calculation formula

Raw Score is the score you obtained in the JEE Main paper. JEE Main January 2020 paper had a maximum of 300 marks. As shown in the above image, your Raw score is normalized to NTA Score.

  • NTA Scores are normalized scores across multi-session papers. Since there are multiple sessions, NTA scores are based on the relative performance of all those candidates who appeared in the same session. There were a total of 6 sessions for paper-1.
  • The NTA Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW (same of lower raw scores) a particular candidate in that session.
  • the NTA score of the total is NOT an aggregate of an average of the NTA score of individual subjects. 
  • Once the April JEE Main result is out, All India Rank (AIR) will be declared. It considers only your best NTA Score of both of your attempts. So every student is recommended to give both the attempts.

Are you fully satisfied with your results? Here’s the JEE Main strategy guide I followed to increase 50 marks during my preparations. Check and see if you’re stubbornly following these JEE Main tips.

Tie-Breaking Criteria

When multiple candidates receives the same JEE Main score/marks in JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E / B. Tech), the following rules applies to decide the better candidate.

Higher marks in Maths > Higher marks in Physics > Higher marks in Chemistry > Candidates age is higher

 JEE Main 2020 cut off

There are two types of cut off. If you come in the top 250,000 students, you’re eligible for JEE Advanced. That is called the qualifying cutoff. There’s another type of cutoff known as Admission cutoff. This cut off is released by JoSAA only after the JEE Main results for April attempt are declared. You can check the opening and closing ranks for colleges and universities in this cutoff. Here’s the expected cut off list by categories:

Common Rank List 88.731395
GEN – EWS 77.834657
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 72.994632
Scheduled Caste (SC) 51.992856
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 42.093374
PwD 0.109874

Note that this list will only give an estimate of the cutoff. Actual cut off will be released by NTA in April. Refer our cut off article for more details and previous year cutoff lists. Also, just clearing this cutoff does not guarantee your qualifications for JEE advanced or IITs. Check this article to understand the full qualifying criteria.

JEE Main 2020 Exam dates - April session

Note: These dates are mentioned here for legacy reasons. The dates for JEE Main have been postponed to September 1-6, the following dates are not longer followed. Read more about this here.

Event Date
Availability of JEE Main Application form 2020 Feb 7, 2020
JEE main application form deadline for April 2020 Mar 7, 2020
Last date of fee submission and image upload for April 2020 exam Mar 8, 2020
JEE Main Application form correction window 2020 To be announced
JEE Main Admit card for January 2020 released Mar 16, 2020
JEE Main exam dates for april 2020 September 1-6
JEE Main exam results date Postponed


JEE Main 2020 counselling

Once the JEE Main results are announced for the April session, you get your AIR. The counselling process for admission into NITs, IITs, and IIITs, etc will begin. It is conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority – JoSAA. This counselling is held in online mode only.The states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Nagaland and some other institutions have joined JEE Main. These states and institutes obtain JEE Main result 2020 data for the counselling purposes. Visit JoSAA official site for more notifications.

Here’s the link to the official NTA press release

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Have you given the January attempt yet? Check the answer key here. You can download the application to boost your IIT preparation. Get more tips and information about JEE Advanced here

JEE Main result FAQs


How do I download my JEE Main scorecard?

Step 1. Just visit this link : http://ntaresults.nic.in/resultservices/JEEMain-January-2020-auth 

Step 2. Enter the required details and your PIN. 

What is the normalisation of marks in JEE Main 2020?

The NTA score = (100 x Number of candidates appeared in the ‘session’ ‘with raw score equal to or less than the candidate)/ Total number of the candidatess appeared in the ‘Session’

What is the passing mark for JEE Main?

There is NO passing marks limitation for giving JEE Main. However, if you want to appear for JEE advanced, you need 75% in 12th for general and OBC category, and 65% for SC/ST and other categories.

How many attempts are there in JEE Main 2020?

As of 2019, Students have a maximum of 6 attempts in the maximum duration of 3 years. Your first attempt counts during your 12th standard. So, If you’re in 12th right now, you become ineligible to attend JEE after 2022.