JEE Main 2022: Tie-Breaking Policy Revised, Read Details

New Delhi, 21 April 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has made changes to the tie-breaker policy of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022. As per the recent JEE Main information brochure, age and application numbers in ascending order will be deemed considered for the tie-breaker policy in the JEE Main 2022 examination.

INFORMATION BULLETIN - JEE (Main) - 2022

Previously, the agency had removed the age factor. However, this year onwards, it has been reintroduced as a criterion for breaking ties. The JEE Main exam for session 1 is to be held from 20 June 2022 to 29 June 2022, whereas the exam for session 2 will be conducted from 21 July 2022 to 30 July 2022, respectively. 

JEE Main 2022 Tie-Breaking Policy: Changes

  • In JEE Main 2022, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has reinstated the age element as one of the factors for breaking ties. The NTA used to do this until 2020, but last year it removed the age condition from the tie-breaking policy. 
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) has made another change to the JEE Main tie-breaking criteria, which now prioritises applicant numbers in ascending order. This means that if two candidates score the same in the admission exams and their ties cannot be broken through other means, the individual who applied for the exam first will be given priority in the merit list. The agency will determine the ranks based on two criteria: the age limit and the number of applications received.

JEE Main 2022 Tie-Breaking Policy: Details

To avoid a tie in JEE Main 2022, the NTA calculates both applicants’ scores up to seven decimal points. NTA also utilises a tie-breaking policy if a tie remains even after computing scores up to seven decimal points.

  • Score in Mathematics, followed by 
  • Score in Physics, followed by 
  • Score in Chemistry, followed by 
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects in the test, followed by 
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Mathematics in the test, followed by 
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Physics in the test, followed by 
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Chemistry in the test, followed by 
  • Age, followed by 
  • Application number in ascending form 

JEE Main 2022 Tie-Breaking Policy: FAQs

What are the changes in the tie-breaking policy for JEE Main 2022?

NTA has reinstated the age element as one of the factors for breaking ties for JEE Main 2022 exam. Another change to the tie-breaking criteria is that from now onwards, priority will be given to applicant numbers in ascending order.

From when will the new tie-breaking policy be implemented?

The new policy will be implemented from 2022 onwards until the NTA revises it. For candidates appearing in the JEE Main exam this year, the policy will be implemented effective-immediately.

When will JEE Main 2022 be held?

The JEE Main exam for session 1 is to be held from 20 June to 29 June 2022, whereas the exam for session 2 will be conducted from 21 July to 30 July 2022.

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