## Tie Breaking Policy for JEE Main Paper II

If two or more candidates secure the same marks in the JEE Main Paper II exam, the below rules or tie-breaking policy will be applied to determine the merit of candidates.

**Tie Breaker 1:**Candidates scoring higher marks in Mathematics in JEE Main Paper II will be given preference in the merit list as per tie-breaker policy 1.

__Example:__

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 360 out of 400 marks in JEE Main. However, Candidate A scored 79 marks in Mathematics and Candidate B scored 81 marks. The preference in the order of merit will be given to Candidate B, as he scored higher marks in Mathematics than Candidate A.

**Tie Breaker 2: **This policy comes into effect when two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics. In such cases, candidates with higher marks in the Aptitude Test will be given higher preference in the merit list.

__Example: __

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 marks in JEE Main. However, Candidate A scored 140 marks in Paper II, while Candidate B scored 139 marks. In such cases, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit than Candidate B.

**Tie Breaker 3: **This policy comes into effect if two or more candidates score the same marks in the Mathematics and Aptitude Test. In such cases, candidates with higher marks in the Drawing Test will be given preference in the order of merit.

__Example:__

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 in JEE Main Paper-II. On the other hand, these candidates have also scored the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. However, Candidate A scored 78 marks in the Drawing Test while Candidate B scored 80 marks. In such cases, Candidate B will be the higher preference in the merit list, as he scored higher marks in the Drawing Test than Candidate A.

**Tie Breaker 4: **This policy comes into effect if two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. In such cases, candidates with fewer negative answers or incorrect answers in the JEE Main Paper-II exam will be given preference in the order of merit.

__Example:__

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 250 marks in JEE Main Paper-II. On the other hand, both these candidates score the same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. However, the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is 16, while the number of wrong answers by Candidate B is 18. In order to determine the merit, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit, as the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is less than Candidate B.

**Tie Breaker 5: **This policy comes into effect only if the tie still persists after applying all the above rules. In such cases, candidates older in age will be given higher preference in the merit list. Check the example below for a better understanding.

__Example:__

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B scored 240 marks in JEE Main Paper-II. On the other hand, these candidates scored the same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. At the same time, the number of incorrect answers by these candidates is also the same. However, Candidate A is 17 years and 6 months old and Candidate B is 17 years and 8 months old. As per tie-breaker policy 5, Candidate B will be given higher preference in the merit list.

**Q- What is the tie-breaking policy for JEE Main Paper II?**

Ans- In case two more candidates secure the same marks in JEE Main Paper II NTA will use the tie-breaking policy to break the tie. According to the JEE Main paper II tie-breaking policy, if two candidates get the same score, applicants with higher scores in Mathematics will be given preference while preparing a merit list.

**Q- If two or more applicants score the same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing Test then how will the tie be resolved?**

Ans- If two or more candidates have the same score in the Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing Tests then the candidate with fewer negative or wrong answers in the JEE Main Paper-II exam would be given precedence in the order of merit in such instances.

**Q- Who prepares the JEE Main 2024 tie-breaking policy for Paper 2?**

Ans- The National Testing Agency (NTA) prepares the JEE Main tie-breaking policy for both Paper 1 and Paper 2.