"NTA has modified the JEE Main 2022 tie-breaking policy. Now, the age and application number order of students will be considered."
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has revised the tie-breaking policy for JEE Main 2022 exam. NTA has again brought the age factor as a criterion for breaking ties. It is a major amendment as the authorities removed the age factor in 2021. An updated information brochure is available on the official website.
The authorities have also introduced the ascending order of application numbers as another criterion. There are cases when two or more candidates score the same marks in JEE Main exam, and there is no other way to resolve the tie. In such a case, the candidate who applied earlier for JEE Main will be preferred over others.
JEE Main 2022: Tie-Breaker Policy
If two or more students obtain equal JEE Main scores, the ties will be resolved in descending order as follows:
- Mathematics score
- Physics score
- Chemistry score
- A candidate with a lower ratio of the number of incorrect answers attempted in all the subjects
- A student with a lower proportion of the number of attempted incorrect answers in Mathematics
- A candidate with a lower ratio of the number of incorrect answers attempted in Physics
- A student with a lower proportion of the number of attempted incorrect answers in Chemistry
- A candidate older in age
- Application number in ascending order
NTA will conduct JEE Main 2022 exam in two sessions. Session 1 will take place from June 20 to 29 and session 2 from July 21 to 30. Moreover, the exam will take place in multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati, and Malayalam.
The JEE Main 2022 question paper will consist of 2 sections: A and B. There will be negative marking in both sections of the exam. In addition, authorities have added 12 new foreign cities for JEE Main 2022 exam. The exam will now take place in 25 foreign and 501 Indian cities.