The qualifying criterion and the ranks in the Screening Test are based on the total marks scored and there are no individual subject cut off marks. The number of candidates to be qualified will be about four times the total number of seats available at the time of finalization of the Screening Test results of JEE-2005. Separate lists of qualified candidates belonging to GE, PD, SC and ST categories will be prepared.
Based on the performance in individual subjects as well as aggregate marks in the Main Examination, a common merit list without any relaxed criteria will be prepared. In addition, separate merit lists of candidates belonging to PD, SC and ST categories will be prepared with different relaxed norms. While preparing these merit lists, if a candidate belongs to more than one category of relaxed norms, he/she shall be considered only in the category in which he/she gets the maximum benefit. There will not be any separate list of wait-listed candidates.
Tie breaking criterion adopted for awarding ranks to the students who have scored same aggregate marks is as follows. The mean marks of each subject obtained by all candidates who have appeared in all three subjects of the Main Examination will be calculated. A student with higher marks in the subject with the lowest mean marks will be ranked higher. In case two or more students score same marks in the above mentioned subject, then the marks of the subject with second lowest mean marks will be used for breaking the tie. Students scoring the same marks in all three subjects will be given the same rank.