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About JEE Main 2019

JEE MAIN 2019: On 7 July 2018, at a press conference, MHRD minister Prakash Javadekar announced that JEE Main 2019 will be conducted by NTA. The official website of National Testing Agency is active now and contains details about IIT JEE 2019. NTA will be conducting JEE Main twice a year and it will be held in computer-based mode only. However, there won’t be any changes in the JEE Main syllabus, exam pattern, fee and language.

JEE exam 2019 is expected to be held from 6 January to 20 January 2019. For the convenience of candidates, JEE will be held in eight different sittings, so that everybody gets the preferred city and centre. The online JEE Application process will start from 1 to 30 September 2018. Also, between 7 to 21 April 2019, NTA conduct JEE Main again. Candidates can appear for both the versions of Joint Entrance Examination and their best scores will be considered during the examination. Last year, a total of 11,35,084 candidates registered for JEE Main, out of which 10,43,739 appeared for the paper-based test. Go through this article for more details on JEE Main 2019, notification, dates, application form, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.

Latest Update: JEE Main to be held twice a year in online Computer based test.

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JEE Main 2019 Dates

The table below provides the list of tentative JEE Main Important Dates 2019. Aspirants are advised to go through the links carefully to avoid missing deadlines.


JEE Main Dates

JEE Main Application Begins

First week of September 2018

JEE Main Last date to apply 

Last week of September 2018

JEE Main Exam Date

6 to 20 January 2019
JEE Main Result

First week of February 2019

 The National Testing Agency has also released the list of tentative JEE Main dates, scheduled to be held in the month of April 2019. Check the table below for the list of important dates for Joint Entrance Examination 2019 - 


JEE Main Dates

JEE Main Application Begins

Second week of February 2019

JEE Main Last date to apply 

Last week of February 2019

JEE Main Exam Date

7 to 21 April 2019
JEE Main Result

First week of May 2019


JEE Main 2019 Important Points

Some Important information regarding JEE Main 2019 examination are provided below

  • Name of the exam is Joint Entrance Examination
  • Commonly known as JEE Main
  • NTA will be conducting JEE from 2019 onwards
  • JEE Main will be a computer based test only
  • Qualified candidates will be admitted to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Also, it is the qualifying test for JEE Advanced
  • JEE will be held twice a year. Candidates can appear for both the test
  • Duration of the test is 3 hours
  • Total marks of JEE is 360
  • The test will be held in eight different slots
  • Last year, a total of 11,35,084 aspirants applied for JEE Main

What is new in JEE Main 2019?

Check the latest changes  NTA has introduced in JEE Main 2019 -

S.No. Changes in JEE Main 2019
1. JEE Main will be held twice a year
2. JEE 2019 will be held in online computer based test

Centres will be allotted for candidates to practice the computer based test and become familiar with the pattern


Students can appear for both the sessions. Best score of the candidate will be considered for admission


The test will be held in various sessions

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JEE Main 2019 Eligibility criteria

Before filling JEE Main application form, aspirants must make sure that they fulfill the eligibility norms. Failing to meet any of the JEE Main eligibility criteria 2019 will lead to cancellation of candidature. Check the list of JEE Main 2019 eligibility norms below

Age Limit

It is important for aspirants to make sure that they are born within the dates mentioned on the table below - 


Date of Birth for Eligibility

General Candidates

Born on or After October 1, 1994

ST, SC, PWD Candidates

Born on or After October 1, 1989

 Passing year of Qualifying Exam

  •  Passed Class 12: Candidates who have passed their class 12 exam or any other equivalent qualifying exam in 2017 or 2018 can apply for the entrance test
  • Appearing in Class 12: Candidates who are appearing in their Class 12 Exam or any other equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 will be considered eligible to appear in JEE Main 2019.

 Non-Eligible candidates in JEE Main 2019

  • Those students who have passed Class 12/Qualifying examination in 2016 or before as well as those who will appear in the same in the examination in 2020 or later on are not eligible
  • Those students who have appeared in Class 12/Equivalent Qualifying Examinations in 2016 and failed, but appeared again and passed in 2017 will be considered Non-Eligible appear in JEE Main 2019.

  • If a candidate expects the result of Class 12/ Equivalent Qualifying Examination to be declared after 15 June 2019 by the examining body, the candidate is advised not to attempt JEE Main 2019. 

 Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination

 The list of following subjects are compulsory for candidates to have in their qualifying exam - 

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject
  • Language

 Maximum Number of Attempts in JEE Main 2019

 Until last year, CBSE was conducting JEE Main and the total number of attempts that candidates can appear is three only. However, this year, NTA has not yet released any notification regarding the number of attempts.

 JEE Main 2019 Reservation Criteria

 As per the reservation norms prescribed by the Government of India, JEE Main will follow the same while shortlisting candidates - 

Category Reservation
Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy) 27%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Persons with Disability 3% (Horizontal)


JEE Main Exam Centres 2019

The list of JEE Main 2019 exam centres will be announced soon. Every year, more than 100 JEE Main exam centres are available in India and abroad. While applying for the test, candidates must make sure that have selected the test cities as per their convenience. On the basis of the candidate's city choice, a JEE Main Exam Centre will be allotted. On the day of the test, candidates must make sure that they reach the centre as per the mentioned time along with the admit card and other required documents.

JEE Main 2019 Application form and Admit Card

It is important for candidates to fill JEE Main 2019 application form and submit the same within the time-period. While filling JEE Main application form 2019, aspirants must make sure that the entered details are correct. In case of any error in the JEE application details, the candidature of candidates will be cancelled. Also, candidates must note that incomplete forms will be rejected.

Last year, it was mandatory for all applicants to fill in their Aadhaar details in the online JEE Main application form. Also, a correction window was available for candidates to make corrections in the provided Aadhaar details. The JEE Main Application Correction window was available for a short time period only.

JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form within the last date will be issued JEE Main admit card online. To download JEE Main 2019 admit card, candidates are required to enter the application number, select the date of birth and provide the security pin. It must be noted that JEE Main admit card 2019 is an important document and candidates must keep the same safe until the conclusion of the admission procedure. The following details will be provided on the JEE hall ticket.

  • Applicants Roll Number
  • Applicants Photograph and Signature
  • Test Centre
  • General Instructions regarding the exam

JEE Main 2019 Fees

JEE Main 2019 application fee will vary for candidates opting to appear in India and Abroad. Candidates can pay the JEE Main application fee via online as well as offline mode. To pay the JEE Main application fee online, candidates can opt for - 

  • Debit Card/Credit Card/PAYTM/SBI Buddy Wallet/Cash Cards of Syndicate Bank
  • Debit Card/Credit Card of HDFC Bank
  • Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking of ICICI Bank

To pay the application fee of JEE Main 2019, candidates are required to download the e-challan of the nearest branch of (ICICI Bank, Syndicate Bank or HDFC Bank).

JEE Main 2019 Application Fee for Examination Centre opted in India

Details regarding JEE Main 2019 application fee are yet to be announced by NTA. However, candidates can check the JEE application fee amount of previous year's from the table provided below

Paper Appearing Computer Based Test

Paper 1 OR Paper 2
  • General/OBC
    Boy- Rs. 500, 
    Girl- Rs. 250
  • SC/ ST/ PwD
    Boy/ Girl - Rs. 250

Paper 1  AND Paper 2 
  • General
    Boy-Rs. 1300, 
    Girl- Rs. 650
  • SC/ ST/ PwD
    Boy/ Girl - Rs. 650

JEE Main 2019 Application Fee for Examination Centre opted outside India

Candidates can apply for the following cities Aborad - Colombo, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat and Riyadh. The JEE Main 2019 application fee will be as follow - 

Paper  Category
Paper 1 OR Paper 2
  • General
    Boy- Rs. 2500, Girl-1250
  • SC/ ST/ PwD
    Boy/ Girl -Rs. 1250
Paper 1  AND Paper 2 
  • General
    Boy-Rs. 3800, Girl-Rs. 1900
  • SC/ ST/ PwD
    Boy/ Girl- Rs. 1900

JEE Main 2019 Result and Counselling

NTA will release JEE Main result 2019 online and it will contain the candidates' scores obtained in each subject, overall marks, rank and qualifying status. JEE result 2019 will be available for all the candidates who have appeared for the test. The result of JEE Main 2019 won't be available offline, and candidates are required to download the same by providing the required credentials. After the announcement of JEE Main 2019 result, a merit list will be released. 

JEE Main 2019 Merit List

 As mentioned above, a JEE Main 2019 rank list will be released soon after the announcement of the result. Rank will be allotted to candidates on the basis of their marks obtained in JEE Main 2019. If candidates have appeared twice for JEE Main 2019, then their highest score will be considered for allotting rank. Details about the test taker's All India rank and Category rank will be provided on JEE Main merit cum rank list. However, it must be noted that only the All India Rank (AIR) is used for admissions through Central Seat Allocation Board to NITs / IIITs / CFTIs / SFIs /Others, while other ranks are for information purposes.

 The candidates who qualify JEE Main 2019 and are declared eligible for JEE Advanced 2019 will have to register again for JEE Advanced 2019 after the declaration of the JEE Main 2019 score.

  • Admission to IIT- It is compulsory for students to appear in both JEE Main & JEE Advanced 2019 to be eligible for admission to IITs & ISM Dhanbad.

 To qualify for JEE Advanced 2019, candidates must make sure that they obtain top 20 percentile in JEE Main 2019 or obtain at least 75% marks in the qualifying exam. Also, candidates are advised to go through the JEE Advanced Qualifying Criteria, if they are preparing for JEE Advanced as well.

JEE Main Cut off 2019

The cut off marks of JEE Main are the scores set by the various participating to shortlist candidates for admission to their engineering programmes. After considering various factors, JEE Main Cut off scores are prepared, which are a total number of test takers, the difficulty level of the paper and the total number of seats available in the institute. The JEE Main 2019 cut off will vary with the institute and category of candidates. To be more familiar with JEE cut off scores, candidates can check the previous years' cut off from the table below -


JEE Main 2016 Cut off

JEE Main 2015 Cut off













JEE Main Seat Matrix

It is important for candidates to be familiar with the total number of institutes and seats available under JEE Main 2019. It is estimated that there are around 25,000 B.Tech seats that are offered through JoSAA counselling 2019. For more details on JEE Seat Matrix, check the table below -


Gen + Gen PwD
























JEE Main 2019 Counselling

After the announcement of the result, JEE Main counselling process will start. Candidates qualifying in JEE Main are required to apply for counselling through JoSAA. The registration process of JoSAA will commence soon after the announcement of result. JoSAA is a centralised process, held for admission to the NITs, IIITs and other Government Funded Technical Institutes. Allotment of seats will be based on candidate's eligibility, merit, preference selected, availability of seats, etc.

JEE Main 2019 Colleges

Till last year, a total of 15 states accepted the JEE system and have started allotting seats to the government-run participating institutes on the basis of JEE Main score. These states won't be conducting any state level engineering entrance test. Also, there are few private-owned participating institutes that will be accepting JEE Main 2019 score are - 

  • Thapar University
  • DTU
  • IISc Bangalore
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Institute
  • Mahindra Ecole
  • BIT Mesra
  • Jaypee

Check the list of government-run institutes and their seat intake from the table below:


Total No. of Institutes

Total Seats Intake













JEE Main 2019 Exam pattern

It is necessary for aspirants to go through the JEE Main 2019 exam pattern in order to know the structure of the question paper. Also, the JEE Main exam pattern will help to know about the marking scheme of the questions, so that candidates can avoid negative marking on wrong answers. Go through the below-mentioned details to understand the test pattern of JEE 2019 -

 Question Paper Medium of JEE Main 2019: For the first time, last year, the Gujarati language was introduced in JEE Main apart from English and Hindi. All the centres across India will contain JEE Main 2019 question booklets in Hindi and English, while centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra Nagar Haveli will have papers in the Gujarati language also.

 JEE Main 2019 Papers: NTA will be conducting JEE for both B.E. or B.Tech and B.Arch or B.Planning courses offered by the various participating institutes. JEE Main Paper 1 will be held for admission to the B.E. or B.Tech programmes while Paper 2 will be conducted for admission to the B.Arch or B.Planning courses. Candidates can appear for both the papers.

JEE Main Paper Subjects Type of Questions
Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech)

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 

Paper 2

Mathematics-Part I, Aptitude Test Part-II, Drawing Test Part-III

Part I & II - Objective type; Part III - Objective Type Questions to Drawing Aptitude

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Check the paper pattern of JEE 2019 Paper 1 from the table below -

Subject Questions Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360


JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern
The test structure of JEE Paper 2 is provided in the table below -

Subject Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390


JEE Main Mock Test 2019

 The JEE Main paper based test has been scrapped and most students don't own a laptop or computer, thus they are stranger to a computer-based test. Keeping this in mind, MHRD will open up centres for students in various cities to practice the computer-based mock test. This will help them to understand the JEE computer-based format and also, check their preparation level.

Also, it is expected that the JEE Main 2019 mock test will be available soon. The JEE Main Mock Test will help aspirants to know the structure of computer based test and analyse their preparation. Also, the mock test for the previous year is still active and candidates can click on the link provided below to start with the mock test.

Click Here for JEE Main Mock Test 2019

 JEE Main Question Paper 2019

Every year, JEE Main provides the question papers of previous years' on its website. These question papers help candidates to become familiar with the marking scheme, number of questions, distribution of questions, difficulty level among sections, etc. Candidates can download JEE Main Question Papers and start practising them in order to check their preparation level as well as improve them.

 JEE Main 2019 Preparation Tips

JEE Main Syllabus - Click Here

JEE Main Answer Keys 2019

After the conduct of the test, NTA will release the JEE Main answer key 2019 on its official website. Candidates are advised to download the answer key of JEE Main 2019 and start matching the keys against their answers, For every correct match, candidates can add 1 mark while deducting 0.25 marks for the wrong attempt. With the help of the answer key, candidates will be able to estimate their overall scores in JEE 2019. Also, in case of any error in the keys, candidates can challenge the same.

Note: JEE Main Paper 2 Answer Key will also be available soon after the conduct of the test.

JEE Main 2019 Important details

CBSE Udaan Programme

Udaan program is an initiative by CBSE to provide free engineering entrance exams preparation for girls in India.  Total 1000 girl students will be selected to attend the online tutorial classes for preparation of JEE Main & JEE Advanced for IIT including lectures and study materials. The girls are provided with the learning material to sharpen their Mathematics & Science Programme.  Read More about CBSE Udaan

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JEE Main 2019 Contact

The Executive Director, (JAB), 
Central Board of Secondary Education, 
H-149, Sector - 63, Noida Distt. 
Gautam Budh Nagar 201309 (UP)

Helpline No.

7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526, 7042399529

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