Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is one of the most popular engineering entrance examination of the nation. With the scale of the examination at an all-time high, it is common for the aspirants to be curious about the examination. Since it is important for the aspirants to be informed about the JEE Main application process, eligibility criteria, examination details and more beforehand, they are often on the search for more information. “JEE Main 2019 – 5 things you should know” aims to provide answers to major and commonly asked questions. From this article, candidates can check the compiled information about 5 things which they have to know about JEE Main.
Latest: JEE Main 2019 to be conducted by NTA twice a year - first in January and second in April. Applications for January session open on September 1.
JEE Main will be conducted twice a year by NTA for B.Tech admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. The exam also acts as a qualifying round for JEE Advanced examination. JEE Main 2019 will be conducted in pen and paper mode in January and again from April.
5 Things you should know about JEE Main 2019
1. JEE Main Registration Process
The application form of JEE Main will be released online twice a year. Since the examination is set to be held twice, the registration will also be open two times. For the January session, the application form will be released tentatively in September 2018 and for the April session in February 2019. No other mode of application will be accepted by the authorities. Before filling the application form, read the full eligibility criteria to check if you are eligible for the exam or not. The scanned images of your photograph and signature according to the official specifications have to be kept ready beforehand. Full valid details of your personal, academic and contact information have to be submitted in the JEE Main application form. The required application fee can be paid in online mode (credit card/debit card/net banking) or e-challan. Finally, the acknowledgement page has to be printed out for future reference. If you fail to register yourselves, then you will not be allowed to attempt the entrance examination.
For the full application procedure, read JEE Main Application Form
2. Will JEE Main be held online or offline?
From this session onwards, JEE Main will be conducted only in online mode. NTA has announced that the entrance examination will now be a computer-based test. Aspirants will be able to choose their examination dates and slots during the registration process. The examination will also be held twice a year i.e., in January and April 2019. NTA will also be setting up mock test practice centres in August to help the students in their preparation.
3. How Many Papers are there in JEE Main?
JEE Main examination consists of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for B.Tech admissions whereas Paper II is for B.Arch. For Paper I (B.Tech), 30 objective questions will be asked from each section – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Paper II (B.Arch) will consist of 30 and 50 objective questions from Mathematics and aptitude respectively along with 2 subjective drawing questions. Each paper of JEE Main will be 3 hours long and will be conducted in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and Gujarati languages.
To know more read JEE Main Exam Pattern
4. Aadhaar Card – Mandatory or Not?
From the academic year of 2017-18, the authorities have made Aadhaar Card mandatory for registration. Without filling your Aadhaar Card number, you will not be able to go further in the process of filling the JEE Main application form. If you do not have your Aadhaar Card ready with you, then firstly apply for one and then register for JEE Main.
If you have passed or are appearing for your 12th standard qualifying examination from the states of J&K, Assam and Meghalaya, then you are not required to submit Aadhaar Card number. Instead, the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government identity number can be submitted. However, you will be able to select the examination centre in only these states.
For more detailed information read: JEE Main: Clear your doubts about Aadhaar Card
5. Are you eligible?
There is certain eligibility criterion which has to be met to apply for JEE Main. For starters, you should have qualified 12th standard qualifying (or equivalent) examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Weightage to 12th standard marks in calculating All India Ranks has been scrapped by the authorities, however for admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, you will be required to score 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentile in 12th standard qualifying exam.
JEE Main is majorly a pathway for admissions into the 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 CFTIs. If you meet the qualifying examination criteria and manage to meet the JEE Main cutoff ranks, then you will be eligible for B.Tech and B.Arch courses offered by NITs, IIIT and CFTIs. If you fall under the top 2,24,000 JEE Main candidates then you will also be eligible for IIT admissions after qualifying JEE Advanced.
If you do not manage to qualify for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, then there always other options available. Many state and private institutes also offer admissions based on JEE Main scores. You can always apply to these institutes for your future studies.
Check JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for more details.
Hopefully, this article on JEE Main 2019 – 5 Things you should Know has given you a new insight regarding the exam. All the best!