JEE Main 2019 - NTA has released the application form of JEE Main 2019 April session on February 8. The last date to fill JEE Main application (April session) is March 7, 2019 while uploading of images and payment of application fee can be done till March 8. JEE Main 2019 April session will be conducted between April 7 to 20 in computer based mode. The admit card of JEE Main 2019 will be available from March 20. The authorities will release the result of JEE Main 2019 April session on April 30 (Paper 1) and May 15 (Paper 2). The rank list will also be announced after the April session concludes. Read the complete article to know all about JEE Main 2019.
Latest: JEE Main 2019 Application Form for April session is now available
Previously, the January session of JEE Main 2019 was held from January 8 to 12. Registrations for the January session were from September 1 till October 1, 2018. The result of JEE Main 2019 January Paper I was announced on January 19 while the Paper 2 result was released on January 31. A total of 9,29,198 candidates had registered for Paper-I and 1,80,052 candidates had registered for Paper- 2 of January session.
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The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) 2019 twice in a year for undergraduate engineering admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. JEE Main 2019 for January has been concluded however it will be conducted again as a computer-based test from April 6 to 20 again. JEE Main applications for the April exam will be available from February 8th to March 7th. There will be no change in the syllabus, exam pattern, fee or language of the exam. To know all about the new JEE Main 2019 exam process, dates, salient features, pattern, syllabus and more, read the article below.
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Around 26673 seats will be available to eligible candidates. JEE Main 2019 is a national level engineering entrance examination for which approximately 12 lakh candidates register annually.
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Overview of JEE Main 2019
Name of Examination
Joint Entrance Examination Main
Commonly Known As
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Purpose of Exam
Mode of Examination
Computer based test
For Paper 2 - Drawing section will be conducted as pen and paper based test
Number of Attempts
Twice in a year, Total - 6
Duration of Exam
Number of slots for each exam
8 slots out of which one has to be chosen by students for Paper I
2 slots for Paper II
Number of Applicants
Over 12 Lakh
Number of Test Centres in India
Number of Test Centres in Abroad
States that are part of the JEE Main system
Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Nagaland
States that accept JEE Main scores
Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh
JEE Main 2019 Official Website
|Number of Seats Offered||NITs - 17967|
IIITs - 4023
GFTIs - 4683
What’s New in JEE Main 2019?
National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the exam twice a year – January and April.
Age Limit has been removed and candidates who have passed their class 12 in 2017, 2018 or are appearing in 2019 can apply irrespective of their age.
- The application fee for JEE Main 2019 has been reduced across categories.
- 1.5 lakh common service centres can be used by candidates to fill the application, pay fees, upload documents, download admit card and all such activities at a nominal fee.
The exam will be computer-based from 2019 held in two shifts per day. with drawing section of Paper 2 being a pen and paper-based test.
More than 3400 Practice centres can be used by students for practice purposes after registration.
Candidates can appear in January and April. The better of the scores will be considered for admissions.
Number of test cities in India are now 264 while centres abroad are 9 (Dhaka is no longer an option).
- To be eligible for JEE Main 2019 Paper II, candidates must have scored at least 50% individually and in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2 or equivalen.
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The important dates of JEE Main 2019 have been listed out in the table given below for candidates to track the events.
Important Dates of JEE Main April 2019
February 8th to March 7, 2019
Correction in particulars except choice of cities (applicable only for the candidates who are applying for the first time)
March 11 to 15, 2019
Release of Admit Card
March 20, 2019
JEE Main 2019 April exam
April 7 to 20, 2019 (8 sittings out of which candidates can choose one)
Release of Answer Key and recorded responses of candidates
To be notified
Declaration of Result
April 30, 2019 (Paper I)
May 15, 2019 (Paper II)
Important Dates of JEE Main January 2019
September 1 to 30, 2018
Registration for Test Practise Centres Starts
September 1, 2018
Final date to pay the application fee, upload signature and photograph
October 1, 2018 (11.50 PM)
Correction Period of Application Form
October 8 to October 14, 2018
Announcement of Date and Shift for Paper I and II
October 5, 2018
Announcement of Exam City for Paper I and II
October 19, 2018
Release of Admit Card
December 17, 2018
JEE Main 2019 January exam
January 9, 10, 11 and 12 (two sessions per day at 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
January 8, 2019 (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM) (concluded)
Availability of question paper and recorded responses of candidates
January 14 to 17, 2019
Release of Answer Key
January 15, 2019 (Released)
Declaration of Result for Paper-1
January 19, 2019
JEE Main Paper-2 Result
January 31, 2019
The eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2019 lists out all of the conditions and requirements that the candidates have to meet to apply for the exam. Candidates can check the same in detail below.
JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria
There is no age limit.
The candidates should have qualified 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in 2017 or 2018 or must be appearing in 2019.
12th Standard Qualifying Marks
Candidates should have just qualified their 12th standard examination.
Number of Subjects in Qualifying Exam
5 subjects including the following:
Number of Attempts
Twice a year. Candidates can attempt for three consecutive years @ two per year.
For admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs
Candidates should have secured minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category candidates) or should be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards
For Paper II (B.Arch) - The candidates should have completed the 10+2th standard exam with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and in aggregate in class 12 or equivalent.
Eligibility for Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Haryana and Uttarakhand
As per the individual state rules
JEE Main 2019 application form can be filled in online mode till March 7, 2019. Candidates who appeared for the January session must register using their January credentials to ensure that their scores (January) are considered. Payment of application fee and uploading of photo and signature can be done till March 8, 2019. Candidates are advised to check the status of their JEE Main 2019 application form and print their confirmation. JEE Main 2019 application form correction facility will also be made available once the application process concludes. The application form of JEE Main 2019 for the January exam was available from September 1 to October 1, 2018.
Common Service Centres - Candidates can also go to any of the 1.5 lakh common service centres set up to fill the application form, pay the fees, upload documents, download admit card and more at a nominal fee + GST.
Service Charges per transaction
(GST applicable @ 18%)
Creating an Email ID, Filling and submission of JEE Main Application form, Fee Payment, Uploading of Scanned Images, Printout of confirmation page
Uploading of Scanned Images only
Online payment of Application Fee
Rs 0.5% of Fee +GST
Downloading of JEE Main Admit Card/ OMR Answer Sheet/Answer Key
Filing objection to JEE Main Responses/ Answer Key
Printout per page
What to Keep Ready before filling JEE Main Application Form 2019?
A total of 264 centres in India and 9 abroad have been announced in the JEE Main 2019 brochure. Candidates have to choose our exam centres while filling the online application form of JEE Main. All of the details regarding the exam centre will be available in the admit card. Registered candidates have been allotted their respective examination city by the authorities.
JEE Main Exam Centres (State wise):
No of Centres
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
DAMAN & DIU (UT)
DADRA & NAGAR HAVE
JAMMU & KASHMIR
JEE Main 2019 is a national level engineering entrance examination which has a high difficulty level. To prepare well, the candidates should be aware of the exam pattern, syllabus before formulating a plan for preparation. The trick is to build on strengths namely topics that are well known and familiar while learning those that are not known or where one is wek. In addition mock tests are an integral part of JEE Main Preparation where candidates must attempt one regularly to understand their levels of preparation and improve if needed.
The exam pattern of JEE Main 2019 allows candidates to know the language, number of questions, type of questions that will be asked and marking scheme of the exam. By knowing the pattern beforehand, the candidates will be able to have an idea about how the exam will be conducted.
JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern
Computer Based Test
Computer Based Test and Paper and Pen Based Test
Duration of Exam
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Mathematics, General Aptitude (Computer Based Test)
Drawing Skills (Pen and Paper Based Test)
Number of Questions
Nature of Questions
Objective Multiple Choice Questions
Mathematics and Aptitude will have objective questions. Drawing test will assess the drawing and sketching abilities
The syllabus of JEE Main 2019 is the same as in the previous years. Candidates can know which chapter and topics to study for the examination through the prescribed syllabus. Topics from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry of class 11 & 12 will be present in the syllabus for JEE Main 2019 Paper I. For Paper II, the syllabus will consist of Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing. Before preparation, the candidates are advised to check the detailed syllabus, since this will allow them to know which topics are likely to come and accordingly prepare their schedule.
Registered candidates can download the admit card of JEE Main 2019 for April exam from March 20, 2019. The admit card will consist of all the details regarding the examination venue, timings, roll number, personal details of the candidates and more. Since the exam slot will be allocated randomly, the admit card will also contain details of the exam date and the shift assigned. JEE Main 2019 admit card is an important identity document and candidates have to present it while reporting for examination at the allotted centre. Inability to produce the admit card of JEE Main 2019 may lead to disqualification of the candidate. Candidates will also have to take a photo id proof (College/ School ID Card, Driving License, Passport) to the exam centre along with the admit card.
Schedule of Examination
Timing of Examination
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Duration of Examination
Entry in Exam Centre
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Entry in Exam Hall
8:45 AM to 9 AM
1:45 PM to 2 PM
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator
9 AM to 9:15 AM
2 PM to 2:15 PM
Sitting on the seat n the Examination Hall
Instructions by the Invigilators
9:15 AM to 9:25 AM
2:15 PM to 2:25 PM
Steps to download JEE Main 2019 Admit Card
Candidates can follow the given steps to download the admit card of JEE Main 2019:
The admit card can be downloaded with two combinations- a) by submitting JEE Main 2019 application number, password and security pin, b) by submitting JEE Main 2019 application number, date of birth and security pin
Click on “Submit”
When the admit card is displayed on the screen, the candidates will have to check for any discrepancies. In case of any error, the candidates will have to report immediately to the JEE Main Secretariat.
After downloading the admit card, the candidates will have to print it out.
What to carry along with the JEE Main 2019 Admit Card?
Print copy of JEE Main 2019 admit card
One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the JEE Main Online Application Form). Candidates have to paste this on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during the exam.
Any one of the original, valid and non-expired authorized photo IDs – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card.
PWD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, only for PwD category candidates
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NTA has opened the registration for Test Practice Centres to access the JEE Main 2019 mock test. Candidates can also download the mock test and practice at home. The mock tests are available in the three languages- English, Hindi, Gujarati. Since the mock test will have the same structure as the JEE Main 2019 examination, the candidates will be familiar with the pattern and analyze their preparation.
How to register for Practice Centre?
Candidates can follow the steps given below to register for JEE Main 2019 practice centre:
Step 1 - Personal Details: If you are logging in from your Google or Facebook account, your name will visible on the screen, by default. Enter date of birth, age, Father's name and gender. Upload both passport size photo and a photo ID proof.
Step 2 - Contact Details: Provide the email address, mobile number, residential address, city and pin code. Select state and district from the dropdown list.
Step 3 - Academic Details: Here, enter the school or institute last attended or attending. Enter Enrollment Number too.
Step 4 - Exam Details: Select the exam interested in from the dropdown menu and mention the number of attempts taken for that particular exam. Click on submit button.
Timings for the JEE Main 2019 Practice Centres:
2:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.
11 a.m to 2 p.m
2:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m
NTA will be releasing the answer key of JEE Main 2019 April session after the exam concludes. Candidates will have to log in using the application number and password/date of birth to download the official answer key. The facility to challenge the answer key will also be made available.The recorded responses of the candidates will also be released. Using the JEE Main answer key 2019, the candidates will be able to calculate their probable scores before the results are announced. Some coaching institutes will also release their own answer key after the conclusion of the examination.
How to access final JEE Main 2019 Answer Key?
- Click on the link to download the answer key
- Download the pdf
How to access provisional JEE Main 2019 Answer Key?
Click on the link to the answer key
JEE Main application number and password/date of birth has to be submitted to access the answer key.
After submission of the required credentials, the id of the correct answers will be displayed on the screen
Comparison between the candidates’ response and the correct answers has to be done to calculate the probable scores.
How to challenge JEE Main Answer Key 2019?
JEE Main 2019 Official Question Papers and Answer Keys - January session
JEE Main 2019 January Session
January 8, 2019 (Paper 2)
January 9, 2019 (Paper 1)
January 10, 2019 (Paper 1)
January 11, 2019 (Paper 1)
January 12, 2019 (Paper 1)
State Code of Eligibility
Gollapudi N Lakshmi Narayana
Gudla Raghunandan Reddy
JEE Main Cutoff Trends
Joint Seat Allocation Authority is responsible for the counselling of JEE Main 2019. Candidates who qualify JEE Main examination will have to apply for counselling through JoSAA which is a centralized process for allotment into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. The registrations for JoSAA 2019 will commence tentatively in the second week of June. Candidates will be allotted seats according to their eligibility, merit, preferences selected and availability of seats.
Candidates will be able to apply for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs through JEE Main 2019. Allotment of seats is done in these institutes on the basis of JEE Main score. Excluding these premium institutes, many state colleges and private institutes also provide admissions based on JEE Main scores. States like Haryana, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha accept admissions according to the candidates’ scores in JEE Main.
Participating Institutes of JEE Main 2019
Type of Institute
Number of Institutes
Total Number of Seats
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)
National Institute of Technology (NITs)
Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other GFTIs)
National Testing Agency
JEE Main 2019 Reservation Criteria
Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
Scheduled Castes (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability
JEE Main 2019 FAQs:
Q. JEE Main 2019 will be online only? Can I apply for the offline exam?
A. JEE Main 2019 will be a Computer Based Test and will be conducted through Online mode only. There is no offline exam.
Q. what is the eligibility to appear for JEE Main 2019? Will it change for April attempt?
A. Candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or equivalent in 2017, 2018 or are appearing in 2019 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) to be held in January and April 2019. Candidates who had passed Class 12 in 2016 or before are not eligible. Similarly candidates who will appear for the Class 12 in 2020 or later are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2019.
Q. Which attempt is considered? If I appear for class 12 in 2016 but have given my improvement in 2017, am I eligible?
A. No you are not as the first attempt is considered and that is 2016 in your case.
Q. What is the age limit for JEE Main 2019?
A. The Age Limit clause has been removed by NTA for JEE Main 2019. However, the restriction in eligibility comes from the passing year which says that candidates who have passed in 2017, 2018 or 2019 are only eligible.
Q. If I have failed in my class 12 in 2016 but passed in 2017, can I still appear for JEE Main 2019?
A. No, as the first attempt is 2016 so you will not be eligible to apply for JEE Main
Q. What is the state of eligibility? Is it the same as domicile?
A. The state of eligibility is the state where a candidate has studied his/her class 12 or equivalent. So it has got nothing to do with the domicile of the state to which the candidate belongs to.
Q. What is the state of eligibility for the Improvement Candidates /Institution Abroad/NIOS?
A. The state of eligibility in case of improvement candidates will be the state in which they first attempted their class 12 and not the state in which improvement was written.
In case of candidates from institutions abroad, the state of eligibility will be based on the permanent address mentioned in the passport.
In case of NIOS candidates, the state in which the NIOS study centre is situated will be the state of eligibility.
The state of eligibility is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO.
Q. Are there any provisions for candidates who are persons with disabilities ?
A. The following are the guidelines pertaining to persons with disabilities
- Only the visually challenged candidates with 40% or more disability, will be provided Scribe/Reader on their written request. In no case, candidates will be allowed to bring their own scribe.
- Such candidates will have to submit the written request to the Centre Superintendent for the same at least one week before the examination date.
- The Centre Superintendent will identify the scribe/ reader students appearing in class X to aid the candidates with disabilities. Candidates will be allowed to meet the scribe one day before the exam in case the candidate writes requesting a meeting.
- All disabled candidates with 40% or more disability will be given one hour compensatory (extra) time irrespective of the fact that the candidates are availing the facility of scribe/reader
Q. How many times a student can appear in one year for JEE Main?
A. From 2019 onwards, candidates are eligible for two attempts – January and April. The number of attempts in the academic year will be counted as one.
Q. How many times in total can a candidate appear for the exam?
A. Each candidate can appear for JEE Main for consecutive three years. Since the new format has two attempts, candidates can appear for a total of six attempts going by the rule book.
Q. I am diploma holder. Can I apply for JEE Main?
A. In fact diploma holders can appear for JEE Main Paper 1 only to qualify for JEE Advanced. They are however not eligible for admissions through JEE Main Paper I.
Q. The scores will be on the basis of the candidate’s performance. But with multiple sessions, how will the score be equalized? What will ranks be awarded on?
A. Normalization will be used to equalize the scores from multiple sessions. The formula has been explained in a detailed manner by NTA. It will be done for each session and for each subject. Check details here - https://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx
Q. I forgot to mention my name and date below the photograph? Will I be able to write the exam?
A. Yes, you can write the exam. No candidates will be penalised for not uploading the photograph without name and date.
Q. When can I book the exam slot for JEE Main?
A. NTA will need to determine the score on the basis of two attempts made by an equal number of candidates. Hence the option to book the slot has not been given to students. NTA will only allot the slots to candidates.
Q. Has the JEE Main 2019 Syllabus or exam pattern changed? What are the new changes?
A. No there has been no change in the JEE Main Syllabus or exam pattern. The change is simply in the mode of exam from offline to computer based.
Q. How can I check the status of my JEE Main 2019 examination fees?
A. The status of fee payment can be checked by logging in. While it is advised that candidate’s take a printout of the Confirmation Page after payment and submission, they can still do so by logging into the JEE Main website and their login account.
If the status is not updated, the following steps must be undertaken.
- For payment through e-challan – Candidates should immediately contact the concerned bank to update their fee status on the website.
- For online payment, Candidates are advised to wait for 48 hours. In case it is still not updated, then candidates must assume that it is not paid and must re-pay again. The fees paid earlier will be refunded within 7 – 10 days.
Q. I have made a mistake in my JEE Main application. Shall I fill another form?
A. No. Please use the correction window that will be available for a period of time for such purposes as Multiple forms will lead to cancellation of the application form
Q. Can I use calculator in JEE Main?
A. No. Candidates are not allowed to carry calculators or any other electronic device while appearing for the exam.
Q. I have no access to a computer. I also have no experience with an online examination. How can I prepare and write JEE Main?
A. NTA has identified and opened 3400 practice centres in schools, colleges with internet and computer facilities. Candidates will have to book their practice slots at the NTA website for a day of their preference. They can register for five sessions at one go. Once those are done, they can further register for more. These practice centres are open on all days and throughout the year.
Q. Is there any specific Browser that has to be used for applying for JEE Main?
A. It is advisable to use Mozilla Firefox/Internet Explorer (above 9.0) while filling the JEE Main application form. Whenever there is continuous time out or problems in loading the webpages, candidates are advised to clear cookies and history of the browser and fill in off-peak hours.
Q. Should I write JEE Main 2019 both the times? Or can I write it only once? Will I lose out if I do that?
A. No it is not necessary to appear in both the attempts of JEE Main. It is entirely optional. When any candidate appears both the times for the entrance exam, the better of the two scores will be used to rank the candidates but when a candidate appears for only one attempt, the scores for that attempt will be used for the ranking purposes.
Q. Will there be any changes in the JoSAA counselling process on account of the changes in JEE Main?
A. No, there is no change in JoSAA counselling process. It will remain the same as before.