NTA JEE Main 2019 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Saakshi Lama, 01 Sep 2018, #JEE Main

NTA JEE Main 2019 FAQs - The National Testing Agency aka NTA has started functioning and is now the conducting body for JEE Main. A new look and a new format under the aegis of NTA has resulted in a lot of FAQs for JEE Main 2019 by many students. Since the exam will be conducted twice a year, many students seems to be confused regarding the number of attempts, how to prepare, changes if any in syllabus, pattern, eligibility and more. Careers360 has brought forth the answers to the NTA JEE Main 2019 FAQS in this article. JEE aspirants wishing to apply to the NITs, IIITs and GFTIs in addition to going forth to appear for JEE Advanced after qualifying in the exam can check the relevant NTA JEE Main FAQs 2019 for better clarity. Recently, the exam conducting authority have released notification regarding the JEE Main 2019 Papers. The Paper-I of JEE Main will be entirely in the computer based mode and Paper-II of JEE Main will comprise of two parts: Mathematics and Aptitude Test will be conducted through Computer Based test and Drawing will be in Pen and Paper (offline) mode.

Latest:JEE Main Application Form 2019 has been released. Student Registrations for JEE Main 2019 Practice Centres begins from September 1


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JEE Main is the entrance exam for admissions to the engineering courses offered by the National Institutes of Technology, International Institutes of Information Technology and Governnment funded institutes. It is also the screening test for JEE Advanced which is the entrance test for the IIT B.Tech admissions. Check all the NTA JEE Main FAQs in the article below.


NTA JEE Main 2019 FAQs


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 from 2019 onwards. CBSE will hencforth 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: As per the latest notification released by the exam conducting authority, Paper-1 of the JEE Main 2019 will be entirely in computer based mode whereas for the Paper-2 of JEE Main 2019, Mathematics and Aptitude Test will be computer based and Drawing will be of Pen and Paper based (Offline mode). The Paper-1 will be conducted in two shifts: Morning (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM) and Afternoon shifts (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM) whereas the Paper-2 will be conducted in a single shift and will be conducted twice in a year. Candidates can apply for one or both.


Q. What about syllabus, eligibility, language and other factors? Will they change?

Ans: No, these parameters will remain unchanged as per reports. As of now students dont need to worry about any changes as such in age, academic eligibility etc. The details of these parameters will be announced before September 1 when the application forms will be available for the January exam of JEE Main 2019.


Q. How many attempts can I give in JEE Main? Can I give it in 2020 also?

Ans: The norm now is twice a year; one attempt in January and one in April. However details of eligibility for 2020 has not been announced. It is expected to be availale along with the brochure which may be released tentatively in August 2018.


Q. I have no access to a computer and no experience with online exams. How can I prepare for the exam?

Ans: 2,697 schools and engineering colleges with internet and computer facilities in every region will be signed up for faciliating free practice sessions on every Saturday and Sunday for JEE Main 2019 aspirants.Student registration for the same have begun from September 1, 2018.


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 exam which will be computer based. So questions asked will be multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


Q. Is it mandatory to give the exam twice or can I give once? If I give the exam both the times, which score will be considered?

Ans: No, this is the candidate's choice. Whether he/she wishes to give one attempt or two is entirely up to them. In case they have attempted both the exams, the better of the two scores will be used for the purpose of ranking in the merit list.


Q.When will mock tests be available from? How to access them?

Ans: JEE Main 2019 mock tests are expected to be available from October or November 2018. The exact dates will be announced shortly. The tests can be downloaded by students who can work at their pace if they have a computer system. Students who dont have a computer may walk into any of the JEE Main 2019 practice centres that have been announcced and can practice every Saturday and Sunday.


Q. What are the dates for JEE Main 2019 both January and April exams?

Ans: Dates as announced officially by NTA for JEE Main 2019 are


Important Dates of JEE Main 2019 January Exam:



Online submission of application forms

September  1 to 30, 2018

Last Date of Payment of Application Fee

October 1, 2018

Dates of examination

January 6 to 20, 2019 (8 different sittings out of which candidates can choose any one)

Declaration of results

January 31, 2019

Important Dates of JEE Main 2019 April Exam:



Online submission of application forms

February 8 to March 7, 2019

Dates of examination

April 6 to 20, 2019 (8 different sittings out of which candidates can choose any one)

Declaration of results

April 30, 2019


Q. Will the new JEE Main still be the screening exam for JEE Advanced?

Ans: As of now, yes. Since no such announcement has been made, it can be safely assumed that JEE Main 2019 will still be the first stage of the exam which candidates have to qualify to appear for JEE Advanced 2019.


Q. Will there be any changes in the JoSAA counselling process? On what basis will counselling be held?

Ans: No, as far as reports go, there has been no such announcement. Counselling for the NITs, IIITs and GFTIS will still be through JoSAA on the basis of the ranks obtained in JEE Main 2019.    


Q. Which scanned images have to be uploaded in the JEE Main 2019 application form?

Ans: The candidates had to upload the scanned images of their photograph and their signature in the application form of JEE Main 2019.


Q. Is Aadhaar Card number mandatory for JEE Main 2019?

Ans: Yes. Aadhaar Card number is mandatory for all candidates. Without submitting the Aadhaar Card number, the candidates will not be able to move forward in the application process.


Q. What has to be done if the Aadhaar details and the information in my documents do not match?

Ans: If the candidates' details in their documents do not match their Aadhaar Card then the candidates will have to submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre and apply for JEE Main by submitting their 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID / UR No. 


Q. Which state candidates are exempted from Aadhaar Card number?

Ans. The candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya do not have to submit their Aadhaar Card number. However, these candidates will have to enter their passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government identity number.


Q. When will slot booking be available for JEE Main 2019?

Ans: The dates are not announced yet. However, slot booking should be available tentatively in December for the JEE Main 2019 January exam while it should be open tentatively in March for the April exam of JEE Main 2019.


Q. When can we avail the admit card?

Ans: The admit card of JEE Main 2019 for all registered candidates will be available for download from December 17, 2018 for the JEE Main 2019 exam to be held in January while it will be available for download from March 18, 2019 for the April exam.


Q. When will the JEE Main 2019 result be announced?

Ans: The result of JEE Main 2019 for the January exam will be announced on January 31 while the result for the JEE Main 2019 April exam will be announced on April 30.


Q. Who is responsible for JEE Main 2018 Counselling?

Ans: Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be responsible for the counselling session of JEE Main qualified candidates.


Q. Which are the participating institutes of JEE Main 2019?

Ans: JEE Main 2019 qualified candidates will be able to apply for admissions into 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 CFTIs.


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