# JEE Main Rank Predictor: How to Calculate Rank Based on NTA Percentile?

With the release of JEE Main 2019 January session result, the question that arises in JEE Main aspirants minds is how to calculate rank in JEE Main based on NTA percentile. The National Testing Agency has released the percentile score for the January session of JEE Main 2019. The ranks will be declared by NTA after considering the percentile score obtained by students in both sessions. If the student has appeared for both sessions of JEE Main 2019 the higher of the two scores will be considered. Students are somewhat confused about the procedure to calculate JEE Main rank. The rank can be calculated using JEE Main Rank Predictor. For complete details on JEE Main Rank Predictor, read the article given below.

NTA has declared that the process of normalization will be done session wise. The percentile score represents the percentage of candidates who have scored equal to or less than that particular percentile score in the examination. So, the 15 toppers are those students who got the highest scores after normalization in the respective sessions. The difference between the highest and lowest scores is also converted into percentiles.

How to Calculate JEE Main 2019 Rank on the Basis of NTA Percentile Score?

To calculate JEE Main 2019 rank, candidates are first required to know the percentage of people with higher percentile score than them. To calculate the same, the formula will be 100 minus your percentile score in JEET Main 2019. As the percentile is calculated from a scale ranging between 100 and 0 for each session of applicants, the formula to calculate JEE Main rank applies to the total number of students appeared for JEE Main January session i.e. 874469/100 multiplied by the percentage of people who scored higher than you.

Therefore, the formula used to calculate the JEE Main 2019 rank for the January session is

JEE Main 2019 probable rank = (100 – NTA percentile score) X 874469/100

For example, if your NTA percentile is 90.70 then your JEE Main rank will be (100 – 90.70) X 874469/100 which is equal to 81325.

Note: The formula mentioned above is not valid for a 100 percentile score.

How to Decide Whether to Appear for JEE Main 2019 April Session or Not?

Candidates can check their probable rank in JEE Main 2019 and see their position in the rank list. With the help of probable rank list, candidates will be able to make an estimate of the number of candidates who are likely to appear in JEE Main 2019 April session. By looking at previous year’s trends of JEE Main 2019 qualified candidates, it can be estimated that around 12 lakh candidates are likely to appear in JEE Main 2019 April session.

Candidates are advised to appear in both sessions of JEE Main 2019 as better of the two scores will be used to calculate JEE Main rank. In case, your performance in April session is not good, your score in January session will be considered and you still have chances of getting admission in prestigious IITs.

As per experts, if you manage to obtain a percentile score of 85 then there is a pretty good chance of qualifying JEE Main 2019. It is a well-known fact that almost every student dreams to study in the prestigious IITs, NITs or CFTIs. So, a student who scores exceptionally well in the January session may want to skip the April session of JEE Main in order to concentrate on JEE Advanced 2019 preparation. But the candidates have a good opportunity to improve their score. So, it is highly suggestible that the aspirants should re-appear in the April Session of JEE Main 2019.