JEE Main 2019
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JEE Main 2019 -  NTA has released admit card of JEE Main 2019 on December 17 in online Mode. Candidates can download the JEE Main admit card 2019 either through application number and password or through application number and date of birth. The released admit card of JEE Main 2019 is for candidates who have applied for the January exam scheduled to be held from January 8 to 12. The exam cities allotted to candidates for JEE Main 2019  on October 19 can be checked by them after logging into their account. Registered candidates have earlier been allotted their JEE Main 2019 exam date and shift. The correction facility of JEE Main 2019 application form concluded on October 14. The registration process of JEE Main 2019 has also ended. The mock tests for JEE Main are now available from September 8 in 3 languages. Candidates can either download the mock tests and practise offline or visit the Test Practise Centres (TPCs). Registrations for TPCs is open on a weekly basis since the centres are active every weekend. NTA has also released content based lectures by IIT Professors/Subject Experts. The one change that has a bearing is the new eligibility criteria for JEE Main Paper II that has been prescribed on the lines of the Council of Architecture's guidelines.

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be 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 will be a computer-based test to be held on January 9, 10, 11 and 12 and again from April 6 to 20. Both papers will be conducted in two shifts per day. According to the latest notification released by NTA, JEE Main 2019 Paper II will be conducted on January 8 as both computer-based (Mathematics and Aptitude) and pen and paper-based test (Drawing). 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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Latest Updates for JEE Main 2019

  • JEE Main admit card for January attempt can be downloaded in two ways- one by submitting application number and password other with the help of application number and date of birth.
  • JEE Main 2019 exam city, date and shift announced on October 19 by NTA.  
  • JEE Main 2019 Admit Card to be available from December 17. Candidates need to keep their JEE Main Application Number and password ready to download the same. 
  • January exam is just two months away. Change your JEE Main preparation timetable to crack the exam successfully.  

New Eligibility Rules for JEE Main Paper II: Council of Architecture (CoA) has informed NTA about the revised eligibility criteria for the candidates who wish to attempt JEE Main 2019 Paper II (B.Arch). The candidates are now required to have passed 10+2th (or equivalent) examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% in the aggregate of the qualifying examination for admissions into the B.Arch course.

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Overview of JEE Main 2019



Name of Examination

Joint Entrance Examination Main

Commonly Known As

JEE Main

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Examination Level

National Level


Undergraduate Examination

Purpose of Exam

  • Admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

  • Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced

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

3 Hours

Total Marks


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 OfferedNITs - 17967
IIITs - 4023
GFTIs - 4683

What’s New in JEE Main 2019?

  • National Testing Agency (NTA) has taken over from CBSE and will be conducting the exam twice a year – one in January and one in 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 have been mentioned where students can fill the application, pay fees, upload documents, download admit card and all such activities at a nominal fee.
  • The exam will be conducted in two shifts per day.

  • The exam will be computer-based from 2019. However, the drawing section of Paper 2 will be conducted as a pen and paper-based test. 

  • More than 3400 Practice centres have been set up across the country where students can go to prepare. Students can register for the second batch from September 10 to September 14

  • Mock tests/ Sample Papers are now available for candidates to download and practice at home or at the centres set up for this purpose.

  • Candidates can appear in one or both the exams. The better of the scores will be considered for admissions.

  • There will be no change in exam pattern, syllabus, fees or language of the exam.

  • The exam will be held on multiple sessions across days with 2 lakh candidates per session. The total slots will be eight for both the January and April exams. For Paper II (B.Arch), the exam will be held in two shifts only . 

  • Number of test cities have been increased to 264 while those abroad have been reduced to 9 (Dhaka is no longer an option).
  • Candidates who wish to apply for JEE Main 2019 Paper II will have to meet the criteria of 50% individually in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% aggregate marks in 10+2th standard (or equivalent) examination.

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JEE Main 2019 Important Dates

The important dates of JEE Main 2019 have been listed out in the table given below. Candidates can check the important dates to know when the important events related to JEE Main might commence and end.

Important Dates of JEE Main 2019



JEE Main 2019 January Exam

Registration dates

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

Paper I 

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)

Paper II 

January 8, 2019 (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

Release of Answer Key and recorded responses of candidates

To be notified

Declaration of Result

January 31, 2019

JEE Main 2019 April Exam

Registration dates

February 8th to March 7, 2019

Correction Period of Application Form

To be notified

Release of Admit Card

March 18, 2019

JEE Main 2019 April exam

April 6 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

JEE Main Admit Card 2019

Registered candidates can access the admit card of JEE Main 2019 for the January exam from December 17, 2018. The admit card consist of all the details regarding the examination venue, timings, roll number, personal details of the candidates and more. Since the exam slot has been allocated randomly, the admit card also contain details of the exam date and the shift assigned. JEE Main 2019 admit card is an important document because the candidates will 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. Along with the admit card, the candidates will also have to take a photo id proof (College/ School ID Card, Driving License, Passport) to the exam centre.

The admit card for JEE Main 2019 April exam will be available for download from March 18. The process will be the same for both January and April exams as given below. It is to be noted that the entrance examination will be held only on weekends.

Schedule of Examination


First Shift

Second Shift

Timing of Examination

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Duration of Examination

3 Hours

3 Hours

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

9:15 AM

2:15 PM

Instructions by the Invigilators

9:15 AM to 9:25 AM

2:15 PM to 2:25 PM

Test Commences

9:30 AM

2:30 PM

Test Concludes

12:30 PM

5:30 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

JEE Main Mock Test 2019

NTA has opened the registration for Test Practice Centres every week since the centres will be active on weekends. This registration will help candidates appear in JEE Main 2019 mock test. Candidates can also download the mock test which is now available and practice at home offline. Using the released mock test, the candidates will be able to prepare well for the upcoming examination. 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. Time management can also be practised using the mock test. 

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: Since 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

JEE Main Exam Centres 2019

The exam centres of JEE Main 2019 are the venues where the entrance examination is conducted by NTA.  Four exam centres of JEE Main 2019 had to be selected by the candidates while filling the online application form. All of the details regarding the exam centre will be available in the admit card. A total of 264 centres in India and 9 abroad have been announced in the JEE Main 2019 brochure. Registered candidates have been allotted their respective examination city by the authorities. 


 JEE Main State wise Exam Centres:


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How to Prepare for JEE Main 2019?

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.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of JEE Main 2019 consists of information regarding how the pattern of the examination will be. 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



Paper I

Paper II



Computer Based Test

Computer Based Test and Paper and Pen Based Test


Duration of Exam

3 Hours



Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Mathematics, General Aptitude (Computer Based Test)

Drawing Skills (Pen and Paper Based Test)


Number of Questions

  • Physics – 30

  • Chemistry – 30

  • Mathematics - 30

  • Mathematics - 30

  • Aptitude - 50

  • Drawing - 2


Nature of Questions

Objective Multiple Choice Questions

Mathematics and Aptitude will have objective questions. Drawing test will assess the drawing and sketching abilities


Marking Scheme

  • 4 marks will be awarded for correct answer

  • 1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer

  • 4 marks will be awarded for correct answer

  • 1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer

  • Drawing questions will be of total 70 marks. For each question, the corresponding mark will be mentioned

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Main 2019 will be the same as in the previous year. Candidates will be able to know which chapter and topics have to be studied 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.

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JEE Main Application Form 2019

NTA has ended the JEE Main 2019 application form correction facility. Registered candidates had to log in to edit all of their submitted information (except exam cities). The photographs uploaded without name and date have been accepted by the authorities, so that did not have to be changed. The application form of JEE Main 2019 for the January exam was released on September 1, 2018. The candidates could access the JEE Main 2019 application form in online mode. The final date to fill and submit the application form was September 30, 2018. All personal and academic information submitted by the candidates has to be valid in nature. The application fee payment and uploading of picture and signature could be done by the candidates till October 1, 2018. JEE Main April session registration will begin from February 8th to March 7th. The status of fee payment had to be checked by the candidates at the official website after which the confirmation page could be printed out.

Common Service Centres - Candidates could 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.


Fees charged by the CSEs



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

Rs 25/-+GST


Uploading of Scanned Images only

Rs 10/-+GST


Online payment of Application Fee

Rs 0.5% of Fee +GST


Downloading of JEE Main Admit Card/ OMR Answer Sheet/Answer Key

Rs 10+GST


Filing objection to JEE Main Responses/ Answer Key

Rs 25+GST


Printout per page

Rs 5+GST

What to Keep Ready before filling JEE Main Application Form 2019?


File Size


File Format

Photograph with name of candidate below and date on which the photograph was taken

10 KB and less than 200 KB

3.5 cm x 4.5 cm


Signature of Candidate

4KB to 30 KB

3.5 cm x 1.5 cm


How to Fill JEE Main 2019 Application Form

The main steps to fill the application form of JEE Main 2019 are listed below for the candidates to refer:

  • Registration – Firstly, the candidates had to register using their name, date of birth, identification ID and more details.
  • Filling of Online Application Form – Personal, academic, exam related and contact details had to be submitted by the candidates
  • Uploading of Scanned Documents – The required documents had to be submitted by the candidates.
  • Payment of Examination Fees – The fee had to be paid in online or offline mode.
  • Print out of Acknowledgement Page – Finally, the four copies of the acknowledgement slip had to be downloaded and printed out by the candidates.

Payment of Examination Fee

For payment of the examination fee, the candidates were able to select online or offline mode. If the candidate wished to pay in offline mode then he had to download the e-challan and deposit the fees at any SBI branch. For payment through online mode, any one of the following modes could be used:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

The payment status was updated after the fee is paid by the candidates. For candidates opting the offline mode, a reprint of the e-challan could be taken out their the SBI online website after submitting the required credentials. 


Application Fee

Paper (s) Appearing

JEE Main 2019 Application Fees



For Exam Centres in India

JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only

Rs. 500 (Boys)

Rs. 250 (Girls)

Rs. 250 (Boys)

Rs. 250 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)

Rs. 900 (Boys)

Rs. 450 (Girls)

Rs. 450 (Boys)

Rs. 450 (Boys)

For Exam Centres in Foreign Country

JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only

Rs. 2000 (Boys)

Rs. 1000 (Girls)

Rs. 1000 (Boys)

Rs. 1000 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)

Rs. 3000 (Boys)

Rs. 1500 (Girls)

Rs. 1500 (Boys)

Rs. 1500 (Girls)


Important: NTA has announced details of the exact city, date and shift for JEE Main  Paper-1 and Paper-2 by October 19, 2018. The allocation of the shift and date was random. 

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 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. Since the application forms of ineligible candidates are rejected by the authorities, it is advised that the eligibility criteria should be read before registration.


Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main 2019



Age Limit

There is no age limit. 

Qualifying Exam

The candidates should have qualified 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in 2017 or 2018 or must be appearing in 2019.

12th Standard Qualifying Marks

To apply for JEE Main examination, there is no prescribed pass percentage. The candidates should have just qualified their 12th standard examination.

Number of Subjects in Qualifying Exam

5 subjects including the following:

  • Language

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject

  • Any other subject

Number of Attempts

Twice a year. Since each candidate can appear for three consecutive years, in total they are eligible for six attempts @ of 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 also 50% aggregate marks in the 10+2 (or equivalent) qualifying examination.

Eligibility for Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Haryana and Uttarakhand

As per the individual state rules



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

3% horizontal

JEE Main 2019 Answer Key

After the entrance examination concludes, NTA will be releasing the answer key of JEE Main 2019. The answer key will consist of all the correct answers to the questions asked in the examination. Using the JEE Main answer key 2019, the candidates will be able to know their probable scores before the results are announced. The released answer key will also be open for challenge and the candidates will have to submit proof and pay certain fee to do the same. Coaching institutes may also be releasing their own answer key after the conclusion of the examination.

How to access JEE Main 2019 Answer Key?

  • The link to the answer key will be made available.

  • JEE Main application number and password has to be submitted to access the answer key.

  • After submission of the required credentials, the answer key will be displayed on the screen, which the candidates will have to download and save.

  • Comparison between the candidates’ response and the correct answers has to be done to calculate the probable scores.

JEE Main Previous Year Answer Keys

JEE Main 2018 Official Question Paper and Answer Key Paper 1 (Offline Mode)


Official Question Papers

Official Answer Key


Code A

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Code B

Click Here


Code C

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Code D

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JEE Main 2018 Official Question Paper and Answer Key for Paper 1 (Online Mode)



Official Question Papers

Official Answer Key


April 15, 2018 (Morning)

Click Here

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April 15, 2018 (Evening)

Click Here

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April 16, 2018 (Morning)

Click Here

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JEE Main Result 2019

The result of JEE Main 2019 January session will be declared in online mode on January 31. The scores secured in the examination by the candidates along with the rank will be present in the result.  The JEE Main 2019 result for the exam held in April will be announced on April 30. 

Steps to check JEE Main Result 2019

The following steps can be followed by the candidates to check their result:

  • The candidates will have to submit their JEE Main 2019 roll number and date of birth.

  • Click on “Submit”

  • The result will be displayed on the screen.

  • After checking the result, the candidates will have to download the score-card.

Some Details Mentioned in JEE Main 2019 Result

  • Candidate’s name

  • Category and Nationality

  • Marks obtained in each subject – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)

  • Total marks obtained

  • All India rank (AIR)

  • Category Rank

  • Qualifying Status for JEE Advanced 2019

JEE Main 2019 Rank List

NTA will be releasing the rank list of JEE Main 2019 in the first week of May. The scores obtained by the candidates will be evaluated and ranks allotted. The better of the two scores of candidates who have appeared for both the January and April exams will be considered for the purpose of allotting the rank. Information regarding the candidates’ All India and Category Ranks will be present in the rank list. During allotment, the position of the candidate in the rank list will be taken into consideration. Since the examination is being conducted in slots, the authorities will adopt a normalization procedure to calculate the percentile score of the candidates.  


JEE Main 2018 Toppers



Rank (AIR)



Suraj Krishna




K V R Hemant Kumar Chodipilli 




Parth Laturia




Pranav Goyal 




Gattu Mytraya




Pawan Goyal



Bhaskar Arun Gupta




Dakarapu Bharath




Simarpreet Singh Saluja




Gosula Vinayaka Srivardhan 



Normalization Formula 

100 x Number of candidates appeared in the "Session" with the raw score equal to or less than the candidate divided by total number of the candidates appeared in the "Session"

JEE Main Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of JEE Main 2019 acts as a screening process for admissions. The minimum marks required to be qualified for JEE Advanced will be available in JEE Main 2019 cutoff. The cutoff will be different according to the category of the candidates.

JEE Main 2018 Qualifying Cutoff



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Min Marks

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JEE Main 2019 Counselling

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.

JEE Main Participating Institutes 2019

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)






Contact Details:

National Testing Agency

New Delhi


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 -

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 JoSSA counselling process on account of the changes in JEE Main?

A. No, there is no change in JoSSA counselling process. It will remain the same as before.

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