JEE Main 2019 - Why Mock Tests & Previous Year Papers are Important?
Surbhi Mehtani, 03 Jul 2018, #JEE Main
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The preparation of JEE Main 2019 exam involves studying the syllabus, building on the concepts, following the exam pattern and solving the numericals. However, there is something that most of the candidates tend to forget or give less importance to and that is taking up the mock tests and practising previous year papers. To keep a constant check on the preparation level and recognise one’s mistakes, it is necessary that candidates take up JEE Main 2019 mock test and also practise previous year question papers. During preparation, evaluation is equally important and for that purpose, JEE Main 2019 mock test becomes mandatory. The practice of previous year papers of JEE Main at regular intervals gives an idea about the topics from which the questions are frequently asked. The admission authority have established 2697 test practise centres for the candidates to take up the mock tests. The registration of candidates for the test practise centres has commenced from September 1, 2018 and will be entirely free for the candidates appearing for JEE Main 2019. The Paper-I of JEE Main 2019 will be entirely computer based and Paper-II of the JEE Main 2019 will comprise of two modes: Mathematics and Aptitude Test will be Computer Based and Drawing will be in Pen and Paper (Offline) mode. The Paper-I will be conducted in two shifts: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Read on to know the importance of practising previous year JEE Main papers and taking up mock tests from the article given below.

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10 reasons why practising previous years JEE Main papers are important

Candidates appearing in JEE Main 2019 must know the following 10 reasons why they should practise previous year papers:

  • To know the pattern of the paper – Candidates can know the syllabus and pattern of JEE Main exam more closely by practising the JEE Main question papers of previous years.

  • To know the type of questions – While practising the JEE Main previous year papers, candidates will get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked in the exam – analytical, theoretical or calculative.

  • To recognise the important topics – During the practise of JEE Main previous year question papers, candidates will get to know the important topics from which questions could be asked in the entrance exam.

    Pranav Goyal, JEE Main 2018, AIR 4 says, “Solving the past years JEE Main sample papers helped me to know which topics are important are and what to focus on.”

  • To increase speed – The regular practise of JEE Main previous year papers will help candidates to increase their speed in the exam.

  • To enhance time management skills – Candidates will be able to solve questions in the exam quicker and faster after the constant practise of JEE Main question papers.

  • To improve efficiency – The possibility of making silly mistakes in the exam will reduce as the efficiency will improve with the frequent practise of JEE Main previous year papers.

  • To get an insight about the exam – Candidates will get a deep insight about the setting of exam, choice of questions and what exactly the examiners want to test by analysing the previous year papers.

  • To judge one’s ability – Through practising of JEE Main previous year papers, candidates will be able to judge their ability and if not satisfied, can make efforts to push themselves more in the preparation process.

    AIR 3, JEE Main 2018, Parth Satish Laturia says, “This helped me identify my weak and strong areas. I then tried to remedy my weak areas while building up my strong points.”

  • To get a reality check – JEE Main papers of previous years will help candidates get a reality check of their preparation status which is necessary. This way, candidates can try and maintain a balance between being over confident and under confident.

  • To give a break – Studying regularly can be monotonous, boring and tiresome, so, to take a break, candidates can practise the previous year JEE Main papers and evaluate their preparation performance.


5 reasons why taking up JEE Main mock test is important


The importance of JEE Main mock test is no less and they should not be ignored during preparation. Candidates can check the five reasons why they must attempt the mock test of JEE Main:

  • To know the level of exam – Candidates after taking the JEE Main mock tests will be able to know that how the level of exam varies from moderate to easy to difficult. Attempting the mock test will help candidates know the ir performance at all the three levels.

  • To know the weightage of questions – As the mock test of JEE Main is officially released, candidates can check the marking scheme in the question paper with the topics. Candidates can then plan their preparation accordingly.

  • To get the feel of the exam – Before appearing in the main exam, candidates can get the feel of it by taking up the mock tests. This will help them loose inhibitions and gain confidence to appear in the exam.

  • To know their speed – As the mock test of JEE Main is online, candidates will be able to check their speed as the timer will turn on as soon as they sign in for the mock test.

  • Online practise – Since the JEE Main 2019 will be computer based, candidates will know how to attempt the paper by attempting the mock test. 

Candidates can check and practise the offline and online previous year question papers of JEE Main from the tables given below.


JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (Offline Exam)

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (Online Exam)



Question Papers


JEE Main 2018

April 15, 2018

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Evening – Click Here

April 16, 2018

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JEE Main 2017

April 8, 2017

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Chemistry – Click Here

April 9, 2017

Physics – Click Here

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Chemistry – Click Here


JEE Main 2016

April 9, 2016 – Click Here

April 10, 2016 – Click Here


JEE Main 2015


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