NTA JEE Main 2019
Prabha Dhavala, 01 Oct 2018, #JEE Main

NTA JEE Main 2019- National Testing Agency (NTA) has released JEE Main 2019 admit card on December 17, 2018. Candidate can download JEE Main 2019 admit card by logging in by using their application number and password/date of birth.  Earlier details of examination city was announced on October 19. Correction window was active till October 14. The registration process for JEE Main 2019 has ended. The last date to pay the application fee, upload the signature and photograph was October 1. NTA has released the online mock test of JEE Main 2019 on September 8. Candidates can even download the mock test and practice it offline. Also, the online JEE Main 2019 mock test is available in Hindi, English and Gujarati languages. Apart from this, the registrations for the Test Practice Centres (TPCs) will be done on weekly basis as TPCs will be available on weekends for practise. Paper-1 of JEE Main 2019 will be a computer-based test to be held on January 9, 10, 11 and 12. Paper-2 will be conducted on January 8 in two shifts. For paper 2 - Mathematics and Aptitude test will be held in computer-based mode, while Drawing test will remain pen-and-paper based. The national exam, which is attempted by 12 lakh students every year,  is now conducted by NTA. To know all about NTA JEE Main 2019 like important dates, application process, eligibility for both the attempts, scores considered for ranks and more, read the article.

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To register for mock tests, candidate has to first sign-in using their Google or Facebook account and then fill in the registration form, which has sections like academic, personal, and contact details. The candidate has to upload photo ID and passport size photo. Upon successful registration, the candidate is required to select a convenient practice centre. The practise centre will be allotted a day prior to the scheduled mock test.

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NTA was set up on November 10, 2017, and is taking over important entrance exams like JEE Main, NEET, NET, CMAT and GPAT from CBSE. NTA JEE Main 2019 will be the entrance exam for B.Tech admissions to the 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 GFTIs in addition to the many universities and state B.Tech programmes of Haryana, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha etc.

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Changes brought in by NTA JEE Main 2019

Mode of Test: NTA JEE Main 2019 will be a computer-based test for Paper 1; however, for Paper 2, Mathematics and Aptitude will be in computer-based mode and Drawing will be in pen and paper mode.

More than one attempt: NTA JEE Main 2019 will be held twice a year – the first time in January and the second time in April. Candidates can choose to appear for either one or both.

Age limit: The criteria of age limit has been removed from NTA JEE Main 2019. Candidates who have passed their 10+2 in 2017, 2018 or are appearing in 2019 can apply for the exam, irrespective of their age.

Application fees revised: NTA JEE Main 2019 application fees has been reduced for different categories.

Common Service Centres (CSCs): The authorities have set up 1.5 lakh CSCs across the country to help candidates in both urban and rural areas in application form filling and submission.

Early Mock Tests: NTA has started student registration for JEE Main mock tests which are done on weekly basis. Candidates can practice with these tests to get a better understanding of the exam pattern, how to prepare and what to expect in the actual exam.

Test Practice centres (TPCs): NTA has opened JEE Main practice centres at 2,697 colleges and schools with computers to allow candidates to practice the JEE Main mock tests. These centres will be open on every Saturday and Sunday to allow candidates to work on the days off without interfering with their regular school schedule. Candidates will have to use the NTA App developed for this purpose to detect their nearest TPC.

Unique Question Paper for each candidate: A huge databank of questions is being prepared for NTA JEE Main with the help of subject experts, educationists, psychometric test experts etc to ensure that questions will be unique. The system is being developed such that questions will be randomly picked up by each student thus ensuring that no two students will get the same set of questions. The questions paper will also progress from an easy level to a difficulty level based on the answers given by the students. All this will be achieved with the help of advanced software and AI methodology.

Better of the two Scores: The biggest advantage in the new NTA JEE Main 2019 will be that if candidates attempt both the January and April exams, the better of the two scores will be considered for ranking purposes. The JEE Main Paper-I will be held in multiple sessions while Paper-2 will be conducted only on January 8 in two shifts with 2 lakh candidates per session.

Exam centres: The number of test cities in India have increased to 264 and have reduced to 9 at an international level. Dhaka has been removed from the list.

 NTA JEE Main 2019 - Important Dates

The important dates for JEE Main 2019 conducted by NTA are more significant as there are two exam sessions and candidates who will be appearing for anyone or both will still need to keep an eye on the dates for the most crucial events. The dates as announced by NTA have been listed below for both the exams.

Important Dates for NTA JEE Main I (January) 2019




August 21, 2018

Mock Tests availability from

September 8, 2018

Registrations for TPCs starts

September 1, 2018

Application dates

September 1 to 30, 2018

Last date to submit application fees, upload photo and signature

October 1, 2018

Display of allotted shit and date

October 5, 2018

Application form correction date

October 8 (10 am) to October 14 (11:50 pm), 2018

Examination City Release Date
October 19, 2018

Admit Card download

December 17, 2018

JEE Main Test Dates

Paper I 

January 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2019

Shift I: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Shift II: 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Paper 2

January 8 (in two shifts)


January 31, 2019

Important Dates for NTA JEE Main II (April) 2019




August 21, 2018

Mock Tests availability from

September 1, 2018

Application dates

February 8 to March 7, 2018

Admit Card download

March 18, 2018

JEE Main Test Dates

April 6 to 20, 2019


April 30, 2019

Common Rank List for both exams

May second week, 2019

NTA JEE Main 2019 Test Practice Centres

NTA has set up more than 3,400 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) spread across the 622 Districts in the country. The TPCs has been setup to facilitate students appearing in entrance examinations for Higher Education to hold practice sessions to enable them to get used to the changed mode and pattern of examination. Students can use the NTA App to locate their nearest TPC. The registrations for the TPCs are done on the weekly basis. Also, the online mock test of JEE Main 2019 is available for the candidates from September 8. Candidates can even download the mock test and practice it offline. JEE Main 2019 mock test is available for both Paper-I & II.

The NTA JEE Main test practice centres will have a downloaded Computer Based Test (CBT) same as the actual JEE Main test. Candidates can understand the process of logging in, checking the exam instructions and knowing them, functioning with the mouse and keyboard, scrolling to the next questions, navigating between questions, editing or reviewing their answers and submission of the same.


How to register and select NTA Test Practice Centres

  • Click on Student Registration (For Practice Center) 
  • Sign-in using Google or Facebook Account
  • Upon successful log-in, the candidate will be redirected to a registration form where the candidate has to enter personal, academic, contact, and exam details. In the personal section, the candidate has to enter gender and name, and upload a photograph and photo id. The name of the candidate will be displayed in read-only mode and will be the same as mentioned in the account used for log-in.
  • The candidate has to next pick a convenient test centre - up to five options are allowed in the order of preference.
  • After making the selection, submit the form

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NTA JEE Main 2019 - Eligibility Criteria

With no major changes announced in the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2019, students may rest easy on this account and prepare as they normally would. The eligibility involves the same JEE Main eligibility criteria as mentioned below

1. Age Limit – There is no age limit for candidates applying to NTA JEE Main 2019. However, candidates need to have completed their 10+2 or equivalent exam in 2017 or 2018. For those appearing in 2019 in 10+2 or equivalent exam are also eligible for NTA JEE Main 2019. For admission, candidates will have to adhere to the eligibility criteria prescribed by the institute they are applying for.

2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

  • Candidates must have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018

  • Those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 are also eligible to appear NTA JEE Main

  • Candidates studying from National Open School are also eligible.

3. Number of subjects studied in the Qualifying Examination (QE) -

  •  It is mandatory that all candidates must have studied five or more subjects in their class 12th/ qualifying examination to be eligible to write NTA JEE Main.
  • For paper-2, candidates are required to pass 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate. 

4. Number of Attempts

  • Annual: Candidates will be allowed two attempts per year – once in January and the second time in April when the exams will be held.

  • Total number of attempts for each candidate: The number of attempts given to each candidate earlier was three in three consecutive years. It has been stated that there are no changes in eligibility so the total number of attempts calculated per student for three consecutive years will sum up to six. This is not as of yet clarified by the authorities and if changes are announced, the corrections will be published here.

Who are not eligible for NTA JEE Main 2019?

  • Diploma candidates are not eligible for admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs but can appear for NTA JEE Main 2019 to go on to appear for JEE Advanced 2019 if they qualify.

  • For JEE Main paper-2 diploma holders are not eligible to apply.

  • Candidates who have passed their 10+2 in 2016 or before are not eligible

  • Candidates who have appeared in their class 12 or equivalent in 2016 but failed and have again appeared in 2017 are also not eligible for NTA JEE Main 2019.

  • Candidates who have less than 5 subjects in their class 12 or equivalent are also not eligible.

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Application Form

The application process is online and consists of the same steps for both the exams. The steps have been listed exam wise below. Before candidates apply for any one of the JEE Main NTA exam, they must keep certain documents ready as the online process cannot be completed without them.

What to keep ready to fill the application form of JEE Main?

Image or Document

File Size


File Format

Recent colour photo with name and date below

10 KB to 200 KB

3.5 cm x 4.5 cm


Signature of candidate

4 KB to 300 KB

Aadhaar Card

For details

Class X certificate

For details

Category Certificate if applicable

For details

Filling application form of NTA JEE Main 2019

  • Authentication

  • Entering Personal, academic, exam related and contact details of candidates

  • Uploading of Scanned Documents – as given above

  • Payment of Examination Fees

  • Print out of Confirmation Page

Application Fee details:

Centres in India or Abroad

No of Papers appearing for

Application Fee Amount

General/ OBC

SC/ ST/ PWD/ Transgender

For Exam Centres in India

JEE Main Paper I (B.E./ B.Tech) OR

JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)

Boys: Rs.500

Girls: Rs. 250

Boys: Rs. 250

Girls: Rs. 250

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

Boys: Rs. 900

Girls: Rs. 450

Boys: Rs. 450

Girls: Rs. 450

For Exam Centres in Foreign Country

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

Boys: Rs. 2000

Girls: Rs. 1000

Boys: Rs. 1000

Girls: Rs. 1000

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

Boys: Rs. 3000

Girls: Rs. 1500

Boys: Rs. 1500

Girls: Rs. 1500


Payment Mode:


Download e-challan from SBI MOPS page and deposit fees in cash at the nearest State Bank


Net banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card 

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Exam Centres

Since the exam is now computer-based, the details of the exam centres where it will be conducted have been announced. Candidates will have to choose about the exam centres of JEE Main they would prefer to appear for the exam in and enter them in the order of preference. The allotted examination centres have been announced by NTA on October 19 which can be checked by login to application portal.

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Admit Card

Admit card for NTA JEE Main 2019 has been released on December 17, 2018 for JEE Main exam 2019 for Janiary exam. Admit card for JEE Main II will be released from March 18, 2019 . Candidates who have applied successfully for the entrance exam will have to book their slots and download the admit cards. Details of the candidate along with the exam centre details and schedule will be mentioned in JEE Main admit card 2019.

How to Prepare for NTA JEE Main 2019?

Some parts of the preparation are common like the exam syllabus, pattern etc. The only difference in the preparation for both exams will be the time span. So the preparation has to be in fast mode for the NTA January JEE Main exam while it can be same as in previous years for the April NTA JEE Main.

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Syllabus

The syllabus has been prescribed in consultation with the CSAB which is the JEE Main authority for admissions. This JEE Main 2019 syllabus is based on class 11 and 12 syllabi for Maths, Physics and Chemistry which are the subjects asked. The syllabus has not changed in any sense as per NTA. Before starting, candidates must get a grip on the syllabus for the exam to know which topics they have to study for the exam in each subject.

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Exam Pattern

The exam pattern has also not changed except for the exam mode wherein Paper I will be held in completely computer-based mode; mathematics and aptitude test will be computer-based, and Drawing pen-and-paper based for Paper II. Candidates will have to book their slots for the exams which will be held in 2 sessions per day. It is advantageous to be well versed with the JEE Main exam pattern while preparing. The JEE Main - Paper I question paper will have 30 questions each for all the three subjects – Physics, Maths and Chemistry making it a total of 90 questions for the NTA JEE Main paper. Questions will be multiple choices in nature and each correct answer will fetch 4 marks while every wrong answer will carry a penalty of 1 minus mark. Question paper will be available in English, Hindi and Gujarati for students of Gujarat as well as Diu, Daman and Nagarhaveli.

Paper II will include a total of 82 questions. Of these, mathematics and aptitude will include 30 and 50 MCQs respectively. Two questions will be asked from Drawing test. MCQs each carry 4 marks; incorrect answer carries 1 negative mark. Drawing question each carries 70 marks. 

NTA JEE Main Question Papers

Since practice is crucial, important and needed to crack NTA JEE Main 2019 successfully, the previous years question papers help with that. Not only that but the past years question papers also allow candidates to gauge the type of questions to expect, difficulty level of the test, nature of preparation required, weightage of topics and most important exam day time management. Candidates can click on the previous question papers of JEE Main to solve them and prepare better.

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Answer Key

Since it is a computer based test where each student will be given a unique question paper, it is unlikely that answer keys of JEE Main will be published by the authorities for the tests. However, coaching centres may publish the answer key based on student memory recall and candidates can use the same to estimate their probable scores.

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Cutoff

JEE Main 2019 will still be the screening test for JEE Advanced 2019. So NTA will be announcing the qualifying cutoff of JEE Main 2019 for the same in the first week of May after the announcement of the result of the April exam. Candidates can still check the qualifying cutoffs for JEE Advanced and the individual cutoffs marks for the various NITs, IIITs and GFTIS as well as the various branches as they give a good idea of the ranks required for admissions.  

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Result

The result of NTA JEE Main will be the scores obtained by the students in the exam they have appeared in – January, April or both. The JEE Main 2019 result will not carry the ranks as they will be compiled only on the basis of the better of the scores for candidates who have appeared in both the JEE Main exams. Result for JEE Main I 2019 will be announced on January 31, 2019 while it will be announced on April 30, 2019 for JEE Main II.

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Rank Card

The rank card for NTA JEE Main 2019 will be available in the first week of May after the declaration of the results of the April exam. The better of the scores of candidates who have appeared in both JEE Main January and April will be considered for the ranking purposes while the scores of the candidates who have appeared for just one exam will be used as it is. The common rank lists will denote the All India and Category ranks of the candidates in addition to the details of the candidates and marks obtained. The NTA JEE Main rank will be the basis for admissions to the NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. 

NTA JEE Main 2019 - Counselling

There is no change in counselling procedure. The common counselling held by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be the procedure to follow for admissions on the basis of the ranks obtained in JEE Main 2019 conducted by NTA.


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