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Hyderabad: Second JEE in April to see new scoring rules

Hyderabad: The second JEE (Joint Entrance Exam), for entry into IITs and NITs will be held in April and the percentile scores will be based on the relative performance of aspirants, in both these exams. The new scoring system has put a lot of students and their parents on the edge as they do not understand this new mechanism on the basis of which ranks will be given. The coaching institutes have been explaining the system to the students, but there still is a lot of confusion.

According to Mr Prasad B, a faculty member of a coaching institute, “Percentile scores are scores based on the relative performance of all those who appear for the examination. Basically the marks obtained are transformed into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees. The Percentile Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored ‘equal to or below; (same or lower raw scores) that particular percentile in that examination.”
This means that the highest score of each session will get the percentile of 100 which is desirable. The marks obtained in between the highest and lowest scor-es will be converted into appropriate percentiles.

The percentile score will then be the normalized score for the examination and shall be used for preparing ranks and the merit list.

The percentile scores will be calculated up to 7 decimal places to avoid a bunching effect and reduce the number of instances where students end up with scores tied. This new system is stated to be used internationally and will be used for the first time in India. With two attempts of JEE, students stand a chance for a better score.