NEET, JEE Main 2021: NTA Drops Age Factor From Tie-Breaking Policy

In a major change to the national-level Medical and Engineering entrance exams this year, the NTA has removed the provision of giving priority to a candidate older in age in the rank lists of JEE Main 2021 and NEET UG 2021.

JEE Main 2021 tie-breaking policy

Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in Paper1:
B.E./B.Tech will be resolved in the following descending order:
▪ NTA score in Mathematics, followed by
▪ NTA score in Physics, followed by
▪ NTA score in Chemistry, followed by
▪ Candidates having a lesser ratio of negative to positive responses

In NEET 2021, ties between two students will be resolved in this order:Candidate obtaining higher marks/percentile score in Biology subject will be given preference, followed by higher marks in Chemistry and if tie still remains then candidate with less proportion of attempted incorrect answers in all the subjects will be favoured.