Education

JEE main result poses conundrum: Students get higher marks and lower percentile score

Written by Alifiya Khan
| Pune |

Updated: September 12, 2020 11:43:36 pm





“A difference of over 35,000 students in base has caused huge discrepancies, lowering the September exam percentile drastically. They should rationalise it,” Durgesh Mangeshkar stated. 

Even because the result of September JEE Main, which was introduced on Friday night time, introduced cheer to many metropolis college students, some specialists identified a flaw within the calculation of the result percentile score.

As many college students couldn’t seem for the examination in September as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, specialists stated that the percentile calculation for the examination was achieved utilizing a lower base of about 65,000 college students per slot, whereas the January examination percentile calculation was achieved with a a lot higher variety of college students, almost 1 lakh per slot.



“Due to this, students who increased their marks even to the extent of 40 marks in the September exam still found their percentile score now lower than the January exam,” stated Durgesh Mangeshkar, a specialist within the subject of training.

He cited the instance of certainly one of his college students, Saniya Patwardhan, who scored 152 marks within the January examination and acquired a 99.06 percentile, and scored 196 marks in September exams however scored solely 98.7 percentile. While her marks elevated, the percentile dipped.

Mangeshkar, who has written to the National Testing Agency searching for a reassessment of the state of affairs, stated it was important that the bottom used for percentile calculation within the January examination and September examination should be related.

“A difference of over 35,000 students in base has caused huge discrepancies, lowering the September exam percentile drastically. They should rationalise it,” he stated.

“Many students didn’t turn up for the second JEE Mains due to the pandemic… in the first mains, if a student was ranked 5th in a group of 100, then they get 95 percentile. In the second mains, 50 students didn’t turn up, but of these, say 49 are poor performers and just one was a top student. Eventually, for the same performance, the same student will get fourth rank in the group of 50, with the percentile dropping from 95 to 92,” stated Lalit Kumar, CMD of Prime Academy.

Kumar stated a greater method of marking would have been to offer an absolute score by guaranteeing the identical stage of issue in each exams, evaluating the scores, and making a last advantage record.

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