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How to score 90 percentile in JEE Main 2022?

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: June 27, 2022 04:30 pm IST | JEE Main

Securing 90 percentile or more in the JEE Main exam is not that tough as it might seem. In this article below, we have tried to decode the strategy to secure 90+ percentile marks in the JEE Main 2022 examination as per the expert and previous year toppers' opinions. 

How to Score 90+ Percentile in JEE Main 2022

Students studying for the JEE Main 2022 exam should have a positive attitude and concentrate on increasing their grades. The 90 percentile in JEE Mains is not tough to achieve in terms of average score. To be in the JEE Main Cutoff range, all that is necessary is to properly answer 7-8 questions out of 25 in each section. This is not a tough assignment since those who prepare for the test and concentrate on the main subjects of the questions will do well.90 percentile score in JEE Main means the candidate has secured around 1,00,000 to 1,50,000 rank in the examination and the candidate has secured the right to pursue his/her favourite course from one of the top IITs, IIITs, NITs or IISc Bangalore. Although securing 90 percentile marks in JEE Main 2022 sounds tough, many experts and previous years’ rank holders have said it is something that can be achieved with the right kind of preparation. In this short piece, we will discuss those pointers that will help the candidates achieve a 90 percentile score or above in the upcoming JEE Main examination. 

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Strategies to Score 90+ Percentile in JEE Main 2022

In this section, our main focus would be on the preparation strategy that would help the candidates secure 90+ percentile score in the upcoming JEE Main examination 

  • Try and list out the strong and weak topics from each of the subjects on a sheet of paper

  • Proper planning is essential for the timely preparation and dealing with study stress 

  • Devote an equal amount of time to all the three sections, i.e Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

  • A separate topic-wise or chapter-wise revision schedule can be a pretty helpful strategy

  • List all the formulas in the format of short notes that would help you to revise quickly before the exam commences

  • The proper method for individuals going to take JEE Main for the first time is to adhere to one source rather than refer to multiple sources accessible in the market

  • Proper and timely planning is the key to proper preparation. Toppers learn from their flaws and practice diligently to improve by every means imaginable

  • Solving mock tests are required more for the enhancement of self-confidence and exam temperament

Also read:JEE Main 2022 Rank Predictor

Question Attempt Strategies for JEE Main 2022

To secure 90+ percentile score in the JEE Main 2022 examination, a proper strategy list regarding how to attempt questions in the exam is equally important as the pointers mentioned above - 

  • Identify the questions which are easy so that you can attempt them first

  • Try identifying those questions that have less risk to gain ratio

  • Try to finish off all the numerical questions first as these questions do not carry any negative marking

  • Try to keep calm if you find a certain question or section tough as there are other scoring opportunities 

  • Move on to the next question if you have a shaky understanding of the concept involved in a question

Also check:JEE Main Admit Card 2022

JEE Main 2022 Subject-Wise Important Topics and Expected Number of Questions

In this section, we will try to identify the subject-wise important topics for JEE Main 2022 along with the number of questions expected from each of these sections - 


Important Topics

Expected Number of Questions


Modern Physics




Current Electricity




Heat & Thermodynamics




Electromagnetic Induction, Waves, Solids & Fluids, Simple Harmonic Motion, Gravitation, Rotation, Centre of Mass, Impulse & Momentum, Work, Energy & Power, Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Unit, Dimension & Vector



Periodic Properties


Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry


Nuclear Chemistry


Solid State & Surface Chemistry


Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium


Chemical Bonding


Atomic Structure


Thermodynamics & Gaseous State


Aromatic Compounds, Carbohydrates, Amino Acids & Polymers, Carboxylic Acid & Its Derivatives, Haloalkanes, Hydrocarbons, Stereochemistry, General Organic Chemistry, Solution & Colligative Properties, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, Redox Reactions, Mole Concept



Coordinate Geometry


Integral Calculus


Limits, Continuity and Differentiability


Vector Algebra


3D Geometry


Statistics & Probability


Matrices & Determinants


Complex Number & Quadratic Equation


Differential Calculus, Statistics & Dynamics, Differential Equation, Mathematics Reasoning, Trigonometry, Sequence & Series, Binomial Theorem, Permutation & Combination, Sets, Relation & Function


JEE Main Marks vs Percentile

Candidates looking for a comparison of JEE Main marks vs percentile can use the chart below to figure out how many marks they'll need to pass the JEE Main 2022 test with a 90 percentile. The average range of marks and the related percentile range are shown in the table below, which is totally based on prior patterns. Students can use this tabular column to plan how to get a 90 percentile in JEE Mains. However, a variety of factors influence the ratio, including the difficulty level of the question paper, the number of students that took the test, and so on. Also, the JEE Advanced cutoffs will differ from the JEE Mains cutoffs..

JEE Main Score


(-75) - (-20)

0.843517743614459 - 0.843517743614459

(-19) - (-10)

0.843517743614459 - 0.843517743614459

0 - 10

0.843517743614459 - 9.69540662201048

11 - 20

13.4958497103427 - 33.2291283360524

21 - 30

37.6945295632834 - 56.5693109770195

31 - 40

58.1514901857346 - 71.3020522957121

41 - 50

73.2878087751462 - 80.9821538087469

51 - 60

82.0160627661434 - 86.9079446541208

61 - 70

87.5122250914779 - 90.7022005707394

71 - 80

91.0721283110867 - 93.1529718505396

81 - 90

93.4712312797351 - 94.7494792463808

91 - 100

94.9985943180054 - 96.0648502433078

101 - 110

96.2045500677875 - 96.9782721725982

111 - 120

97.1429377776765 - 97.6856721385145

121 - 130

97.8112608696124 - 98.2541321080562

131 - 140

98.3174149345299 - 98.6669358629096

141 - 150

98.7323896268267 - 98.9902969950969

151 - 160

99.0286140409721 - 99.2397377073381

161 - 170

99.272084675244 - 99.4312143898418

171 - 180

99.4569399985455 - 99.573193698637

181 - 190

99.5973996511304 - 99.6885790237511

191 - 200

99.7108311325455 - 99.7824720681761

201 - 210

99.7950635053476 - 99.845212160289

211 - 220

99.8516164257469 - 99.8937326121479

221 - 230

99.9011137994553 - 99.9289017987302

231 - 240

99.9349804235716 - 99.9563641573886

241 - 250

99.9601632979145 - 99.9750342194015

250 - 262

99.9772051568448 - 99.9888196721667

263 - 270

99.9909906096101 - 99.9940299220308

271 - 280

99.9946812032638 - 99.997394875068



Also read- JEE Main 2022 college predictor

Normalisation in JEE Main 2022

For those who are puzzled as to why the question on the marks necessary to get a 90 percentile in JEE Main exists at all, it is owing to the NTA's normalisation procedure, which brings students who took JEE Main in various sessions together on a same platform. This is done to avoid the impression that one session was more difficult than the other, leading to feelings of injustice against one or the other. For each session, percentile scores range from 100 to 0, representing the percentage of candidates who scored in the same or lower percentile on the exam.

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