• Written By Livia Ferrao
  • Last Modified 10-08-2022

The Major Boards in India & How Their Performance is Measured for JEE


There are about 13 major boards in India and the performance in different boards are different because of the syllabus for different boards is different. The CBSE board is entirely using the NCERT books which are also used for JEE Main and hence the performance of students in the CBSE turns out to be the highest.

Calculation of percentile:

The percentile adds to the rank in JEE Main and so it is important to get a good percentile to get a good rank. Let’s take a look at how the percentile is calculated for a particular board.

For all the boards the calculation of percentile will be the same as mentioned below:
ie., 100X Number of candidates in the group with aggregate marks less than the candidate/ Total number of the candidates in the group.
For Example: Suppose in a particular board:
Number of candidates registered=13918 and number of candidates that appeared=13711

  1. A candidate who scored 50% marks in the board and 2218 candidates have scored below him; his percentile score will be calculated as follows
    Percentile score 50% marks in the board =2218 x 100/13711=16.18
  2. A candidate who scored 60% marks in the board and 6865 candidates have scored below him; his percentile score will be calculated as follows
    Percentile score 50% marks in the board =6865 x 100/13711=50.07

Board wise performance:

CBSE board has an advantage as their syllabus is similar to that of JEE Main. The details of Class 12 board-wise performance of the qualified candidates are mentioned below:

  • CBSE: 15,311
  • Andhra Pradesh Board: 2,155
  • Maharashtra Board: 1,787
  • Rajasthan Board: 1,610
  • CISCE: 1,047
  • Telangana Board: 783
  • Bihar Board: 473
  • Madhya Pradesh Board: 438
  • Uttar Pradesh Board: 397
  • Gujarat Board: 350
  • West Bengal Board: 266
  • Karnataka Board: 217
  • Kerala Board: 106

So why is the CBSE on the top?

The CBSE board is a  central board and it is spread throughout India. Whereas, the other are mostly state board and hence this difference is bound to appear in the number of qualifying candidates also.

But you need not worry about which board you belong to. You performance doesn’t simply depend on the board it also depends on your performance. All you need to do is perform to score in the JEE exam, this is possible if you have thorough knowledge in all the subjects. But don’t stop there a good amount of practice and tests will help you score even better. For this Embibe provides you with all the facilities you need to score just for free. All you need to do is start a subject and learn well after which you can practice on Embibe.

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