The JEE Main 2017 offline exam (Paper-I & II) will be conducted on April 2, 2017 while the online exam will be held on April 8 & 9, 2017. Aspirants who clear the  Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main will  be able to seek admission to top institutes such as NITs, IITs etc. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for the JEE engineering entrance exam. It is important to note that the percentage of marks and percentile are totally different therefore the candidates must not get confused. Aspirants are also required to note that the percentage is a number out of 100. It is pertinent for the aspirants to note that the percentage is a number out of 100. The percentile score of a candidate in a Board also reflect how many candidates have scored below that candidate in his/her Board Examination.
A Percentile score is the value below which a certain percent of observations fall. For example, the 40th Percentile is the value or score below which 40 Percent of the observations may be found.Also Read - NEET 2021: Check Exam Date, Syllabus, Application Form, Exam Pattern and Latest Update Here

To percentile of a Candidate will be calculated as 100 X Number of candidates in the ‘group’ with aggregate marks less than the candidate divided by the total number of the candidates in the ’group.  In case a Candidate has scored 50% marks in the Board and 2218 candidates have scored below him; his Percentile score will be calculated. A Candidate who has scored 60% marks in the Board and 6865 candidates have scored below him; his Percentile score will be calculated by the total number of candidates multiplied by the 100 divided by the number of candidates appeared. ALSO READ: JEE Main 2017: Steps to be followed while registering for JEE Mains Also Read - IIT Seat Allotment: First round of IIT seat allotment completed by JoSAA

The five subjects will be taken into account for calculation of percentile of qualifying examination marks for paper 1(B.E./B. Tech.) and paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning)of JEE (Main) which are Language, 2. Physics, 3. Mathematics,
Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), any other subject. If a candidate has appeared in six subjects in the qualifying examination, the subject (fifth or sixth) with better marks will be considered. For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject is not out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500. ALSO READ: JEE Main 2017 Registrations: Apply online till January 2 Also Read - JEE Advanced 2017 Seat Allotment begins today: Check expected cut off for individual IITs

For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2016 but reappeared in 2017, the best of the two performances will be considered. If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. Click HERE to check the official website of JEE Mains