This year JEE Mains Examination was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), earlier it was carried out by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The results of JEE Mains 2019 for paper 1 was declared on 19 January and are available on the official website(jeemain.nic.in) of NTA. Candidates can login on this result portal to download their scorecard.

Details of JEE Mains Results 2019

JEE Mains is conducted in multiple sessions, thus the raw score is normalized to the final NTA score. This time the result will be in percentile just similar to CAT or any other MBA competitive exam. The result of mains is comprised of individual scores of all three subjects i.e, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the total NTA score.

For JEE Mains April session result, the total NTA score of the first attempt and second attempt will be combined for the preparation of final merit list. The aspirants who appeared in both the sessions, their best score of two will be considered. Finally, the JEE Mains score will contain NTA scores of the first attempt and second attempt, the qualifying status, All India Rank and All India Category Rank.

What is the Normalization Process?

As this year the JEE Mains examination is conducted in two phases out of which Phase 1 was done in January and the next phase is in April. A new process has been introduced to derive a common merit list to determine the final result. This time NTA will follow this process of normalization of scores. The percentile will be obtained using this normalization process.

Understanding the process:

  • Candidates will be classified into 4 different sessions
  • Each session will have an equal number of aspirants
  • The JEE Main result of this year will be in 3 forms:
    • Raw score
    • Percentile Score
    • Total Percentile
  • The percentile scores for the raw scores of all four sessions will be combined and called as NTA scores
  • This NTA score will be further used for the compilation of final result, overall ranking and JEE Mains cut off
  • For all three subjects in each session, the raw score and percentile score will be separately calculated.

Percentile Score

As stated earlier, this time JEE Mains result process is similar to other entrance exams which means the final result with being in percentile. It is the procedure of comparing the ranking of a candidate with all other candidates who appeared in the examination.

For example – If 100 aspirants appeared in the exam and you have a higher score than others then you will have a 99 percentile.

Raw score

The raw score is the marks that a candidate obtains in the exam. This raw score is obtained as per the marking scheme by the NTA. The JEE Mains marking scheme is: a candidate is given 4 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

Important dates

As per the formal exam notification by NTA, the JEE Mains Result 2019 for admission to engineering programs offered by IITs, NITs, and CFITs will be announced on 31st January 2019. This will be the result for Phase 1 of the mains examination which was conducted on January 8th to 12th this year. Phase 2 will be held in April 2019 and its result will be released on 30th April 2019

Below are the important dates for the results of JEE Mains 2019 for both Phase 1 and Phase 2

JEE Main 2019 Phase I Phase 2
JEE Main 2019 Examination date 08 to 12 January 2019 06 to 20 April 2019
JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 8th January 2019
Declaration of result 31st Jan 2019 30th April 2019

How to check the result?

Following are the steps for checking the JEE Mains Results 2019:

Step 1: Go to the JEE Mains official website –  jeemain.nic.in or nta.ac.in

Step 2: On the home page you will find “JEE (Main) January 2019 NTA Score”. Click on it.

Step 3: Now you will have to enter your Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin in the respective fields showed and click on Login button.

Step 4: Finally, your JEE Main result will be displayed on the screen. Click on the download option.

The NTA score is the normalized score in percentile which indicates the percentage of aspirants who have obtained equal to or below that specific percentile in that particular session. The total NTA score is NOT an average of NTA score of each subject. The ranking list will be declared after the April session and it will be based on the best of two NTA scores.

Moreover, aspirants must be clear that passing the JEE Main cutoff does not guarantee a seat, it only means that you can appear for JEE mains counseling and JEE advanced in 2019.