JEE Main Answer Key 2020 – NTA has released the official JEE Main 2020 answer key on its official website. Students can check and download the answer key through candidate login using their application number and password/ date of birth. NTA has also released the students response sheets. Students having any objections in the answers can also challenge the answer key in online mode till January 15 (11:50 PM). Candidates who have appeared in the entrance test will be able to download the answer key for both paper 1 and paper 2 in the form of PDF.



The answer key have the correct answers to the questions asked in the JEE Main exam. Question ID and correct option id is mentioned in the answer key. Students can calculate their scores using the answer key. Interested candidates can challenge the JEE Main answer key 2020 within the specified time period.

 

JEE Main January 2020 Answer Key LIVE Updates: NTA JEE Main 2020 Official Answer Key, Result in January at jeemain.nta.nic.in

How to calculate JEE Main 2020 scores



The candidates can calculate the score on the basis of relative performance which is calculated on the basis of the scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of the examination.

Is exam for each candidate different?

Based on a query by a reader of indianexpress.com, whether the question paper for each candidate is different. Well no! Each candidate who is appearing for the exam in the same shift will have the same question paper. Just to avoid any cheating candidates’ question papers will be jumbled, implying the positioning of questions and their respective answers will be different for two students in the same shift but each shift will have same question paper. Since the exam will be conducted in two shifts, each day two exam sets will be given and over the period of time, as many as 16 different question papers will be given to students.

JEE Main 2020: Percentile scoring



As question appears in each set are different, candidates’ marks will be normalized to maintain equity when it comes to marks, according to NTA. Students will be scored on percentile.

JEE Main 2020: Why normalisaton?

The candidates who attempt the comparatively tougher examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempt the easier one. In order to overcome such a situation, “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used for ensuring that candidates are neither benefitted nor disadvantaged due to the difficulty level of the examination, states NTA.

What is percentile score?



Percentile scoring is a mechanism of given relative marks to students. Instead of the marks each candidate has gained, there will be a comparison between the candidates and those who have score maximum will get 100 percentile which can even mean 97/100. Therefore the topper(highest score) of each session will get the same percentile of 100 which is desirable. The marks obtained in between the highest and lowest scores are also converted to appropriate Percentiles.

Expected cut-off 85+ : Expert

According to experts, the cut-off can be expected to be as high as 85+ this year. “Last year the cutoff went low. The exam was of moderate-level difficulty this year and students with their concepts cleared found it to be easy. So we are expecting the cut-off to be on the higher end. Around 85+ cut-off can be expected,”.

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