JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019
Saumya Vishnoi, 06 Oct 2018, #JEE Main

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019 - NTA authorities have announced JEE Main 2019 exam pattern. According to it, Paper I and Paper II will be conducted in two shifts per day. Also, paper I will be held in complete computer-based mode, while paper II will be partly computer-based (mathematics and aptitude test) and partly pen-and-paper based (drawing test). Engineering aspirants can improve their preparation strategy with the help of JEE Main 2019 exam pattern released by NTA. JEE Main exam pattern 2019 will help candidates getting familiar with the type of questions asked along with their weightage. Candidates can also get an idea about the marking scheme and duration by looking at the exam pattern of JEE Main 2019. JEE Main consists of 2 papers, Paper 1 for B.Tech/ B.E. aspirants and paper 2 for B.Arch/ B. Planning. Paper 1 will comprise of objective type questions based on Maths, Chemistry, and Physics having equal weightage in the total of 360 marks while, paper 2 will be for 390 marks based on Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing skills. Both the papers will be of 3 hours.  Detailed JEE Main exam pattern 2019 is given below.

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From 2019, National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting JEE Main twice a year, with Paper I to be held in computer-based mode only. For Paper II, Mathematics and Aptitude test will be held in online mode, while drawing test will be pen-and-paper based. The first attempt of JEE Main 2019 will be held on January 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 8 different slots (Paper I) and January 8 in two slots (Paper II), whereas the second attempt will be held between April 6 to 20. The authorities had released the application form of JEE Main 2019 for the first attempt from September 1.



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JEE Main 2019 Exam pattern - Paper 1



Exam Mode

Computer-based test mode

Exam Duration

3 hours


Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Total number of questions

90 (Each subject will have 30 questions)

Type of Questions

Objective having 4 options each with only 1 correct option

Marking Scheme

4 marks will be awarded for every correct response; for the incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted. No marks will be given for unattempted questions.

Maximum Marks

Total of 360 Marks

Medium of paper

English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)

JEE Main Exam pattern 2019 - Paper 2



Exam Mode

Mathematics and Aptitude test will be computer-based, whereas Drawing test will be conducted in the pen-and-paper mode

Exam Duration

3 hours


Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing skills

Total number of questions

82 (Mathematics 30 questions, Aptitude 50 and Drawing 2)

Type of Questions

Maths and Aptitude will be objective type while drawing section will have questions to test the drawing and sketching skills

Marking Scheme

4 marks will be awarded for every correct response; for incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted. No marks will be given for unattempted questions.

Maximum Marks

Total of 390 Marks (Drawing section will be of total 70 marks, marking of every question will be given along with it.)

Medium of paper

English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)

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JEE Main Mock Test 2019

The mock test of JEE Main 2019 has been released by the authorities. The candidates can now access the online mock test to practice for the upcoming examination. Candidates can also make use of the opportunity to practice before the exam as NTA has established a network of test practice centres for students. NTA has identified various Schools/engineering colleges where these Test Practice Centres (TPC) has been opened for the JEE aspirants to get familiar with the computer-based exam pattern. To practice mock tests in these centres, candidates will have to register first. The registration for TCP has started. JEE aspirants can use the facility of practising free of charge in these centres during weekends within the given time frame. 


JEE Main 2019 Syllabus

Detailed JEE Main syllabus will help students getting a complete idea about the topics on which questions are based. They can thus emphasize on the important topics and questions having a probability of repeating. Syllabus of JEE Main comprises mainly Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus with a little variation in the difficulty level.


Previous Year Question Papers of JEE Main

Practice makes a man perfect, to do justice with this proverb previous year question papers along with their solutions are provided to help students prepare better for the exam. Practicing previous year question papers of JEE Main will give a clearer idea about the JEE Main exam pattern.


Preparation Tips

After getting familiar with the exam pattern of JEE Main the next step is preparation with a well-defined strategy. In order to be fully prepared for the examination, the students are advised to put the maximum efforts with complete dedication to achieving their dream. Time management is another important key to success. Self-study and practicing sample papers will enhance the preparation level further.


Important Books for JEE Main 2019

To guide students further about the preparation for JEE Main 2019 a list of important books is given below. Reference to these books will help the students in clearing the concepts and getting answers and solutions to their problems.


JEE Main Important Books for Physics

  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma

  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker

JEE Main Important Books for Chemistry

  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

  • Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee

  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

JEE Main Important Books for Mathematics

  • Maths XI & XII by NCERT

  • Trigonometry by S. L. Loney

  • Co-ordinate Geometry by S. L. Loney

  • Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight

  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron

FAQs on JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

Many students have plenty of doubts and queries regarding the exam pattern of JEE Main. Given below is the compilation of such queries which will help the students to find the answers to these.


Q. As per the latest information, NTA will hold JEE Main from now on? Will CBSE have any role here?

Ans: Yes the National Testing Agency will be conducting JEE Main in 2019. CBSE will henceforth have no role to play in the entrance exams as the exam conducting authority is now NTA


Q. What is new in JEE Main 2019?

Ans: The exam will be a computer-based one and will be conducted twice each year; please note that Drawing test in Paper II will still be conducted in pen-and-paper based mode.


Q. The exam will be in online mode. What kind of questions can I expect in JEE Main 2019?

Ans: The exam pattern will remain the same except for the mode of the exam which will be computer based. So questions asked will be multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


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General Exam Day Guidelines

  • The examination rooms/ hall shall be open 2.30 hours before the test commences. Considering there might be frisking by metal detectors, candidates are advised to reach the exam centre with sufficient time in hand so as to avoid last minute rush.

  • When coming to the exam hall, the candidate has to bring along admit card of JEE Main 2019, a recent passport size photograph along with the valid ID proof. Candidates without the admit card won’t be allowed to participate in the exam.

  • PwD candidates must bring a copy of their PwD certificate in the prescribed format duly signed by the competent authority along with their admit card

  • Use of electronic gadgets and communication aids: Electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, watches with calculators, pagers etc are not allowed inside the exam hall.

  • Other items barred from the exam hall include a log table, book, notebook, etc.

  • Diabetic students will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle to the exam hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/candy/sandwich etc.

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