How to assess your performance using the JEE mains answer key

From 2019 onwards, JEE mains will be held twice a year. Upcoming JEE Mains 2019  will be conducted between 7th April to 12th April 2019. The JEE mains answer key is published on their official website after a few days of the exam.

The journey of the exam preparation is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. The moment of truth faces you when one has to review their exam attempt using the JEE mains answer key. In the following article, we shall clarify all your doubts regarding the assessment of your performance using the  JEE mains answer key.

Schedule of JEE Mains 2019 (January) answer key release:

JEE Mains 2019 (January) Paper I & II From 8th January to 12th January 2019
Official Release of Question Papers with responses of the students 14th January 2019
The official release of answer key 15th January 2019

NTA has released the official JEE mains answer key for the January Exam. There is an option to challenge the answer key as well.

Things to note:

From 2019 onwards

  • NTA scores are normalised scores across multiple session papers and based on the relative performance of all those who appeared for the examination in one session. The marks obtained are converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees. Previously CBSE used to give absolute marks out of 120.

For e.g.- If you score in Mathematics, this means that approximately 85 per cent of candidates has scored equal to or below that particular percentile in that session.

  • After JEE Mains 2019 (April) Paper I & II, the ranks of the candidates will be released taking into consideration better of the two NTA Scores of all the candidates appeared in January 2019 and April 2019 examination.

Detailed explanation to assess your performance using the JEE mains answer key:

  • Each question has an assigned ID, and every option has a corresponding ID.
  • You have to match the question ID from the response sheet and the corresponding option ID.
  • For each correct answer you will be awarded +4 and for every wrong answer -1.
  • Repeat the same for all the questions.
  • Calculate your score as per the scoring schema.
  • Check your rank using JEE main rank predictor.

For e.g. If you have scored 97 percentile or above that, the previous data suggests that NIT’s will be an option for you with the choice of course that you want to opt for.

Do not compare your marks with peers as the whole point of percentile is contrary. The slots of the examination, number of aspirants, difficulty level of the exam varies and thus the score comparison will not be appropriate.

Congratulations to the students who have excelled in their examination. However, do not be discouraged if you did not score as per your expectation. You should always try to get ahead and fasten your seat belts for a better result in JEE Mains 2019 (April).