The computer-based JEE Advanced examination constitutes two papers and was conducted in two shifts. The results were prepared after taking an aggregate of both papers, in all three subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
The rank list is prepared after taking the aggregate marks in paper 1 and paper 2 into account.
The counseling and seat allocation happens on the basis of marks.
Here's what happens when two candidates score the same marks
If two candidates score same marks, the one who gets higher positive marks gets awarded the higher rank. In case this rule doesn't apply, the candidate who scores more marks in Mathematics gets the higher rank.
If this also doesn't break the tie, the candidate who scores more marks in Physics gets the higher rank.
If this doesn't work, both candidates get same rank.
Students can also take admission in other reputed institutes
Some other reputed institutes also use JEE Advanced ranks for admission.
These include Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) located in Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli, Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam.