JEE Main 2019 Updates

JEE Main 2019 –  NTA has closed the registration process of JEE Main 2019. The correction facility for the registered candidates will be available from October 8, 2018. A change of eligibility criteria for those candidates applying for JEE Main 2019 Paper II had also been announced earlier. The mock tests for JEE Main are now available from September 8 in 3 languages. Candidates can either download the mock tests and practise offline or visit the Test Practise Centres (TPCs). Registrations for TPCs is open on a weekly basis since the centres are active every weekend. NTA has also released content based lectures by IIT Professors/Subject Experts.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) 2019 twice in a year for undergraduate engineering admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. JEE Main 2019 will be a computer-based test to be held tentatively on January 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 and again from April 6 to 20. The examination will be held only during weekends. Paper I examination will be conducted in two shifts per day whereas Paper II will be held in one shift only. According to the latest notification released by NTA, JEE Main 2019 Paper II will be conducted as both computer-based (Mathematics and Aptitude) and pen and paper-based test (Drawing). JEE Main applications for the April exam will be available from February 8th to March 7th. There will be no change in the syllabus, exam pattern, fee or language of the exam. The exam date and shift will be assigned randomly to the students and the details mentioned in admit card. To know all about the new JEE Main 2019 exam process, dates, salient features, pattern, syllabus and more, read the article below.

Council of Architecture (CoA) has informed NTA about the revised eligibility criteria for the candidates who wish to attempt JEE Main 2019 Paper II (B.Arch). The candidates are now required to have passed 10+2th (or equivalent) examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% in the aggregate of the qualifying examination for admissions into the B.Arch course.

Around 26673 seats will be available to eligible candidates. Details of JEE Main Paper II for B.Arch admissions are not clear as of yet. JEE Main 2019 is a national level engineering entrance examination for which approximately 12 lakh candidates register annually.

Overview of JEE Main 2019

Specification  Overview
Name of Examination Joint Entrance Examination Main
Commonly Known As JEE Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination Level National Level
Category Undergraduate Examination
Purpose of Exam ·         Admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

·         Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced

Mode of Examination Computer based test

For Paper 2 – Drawing section will be conducted as pen and paper based test

Number of Attempts Twice in a year
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Total Marks 360
Number of slots for each exam 8 slots out of which one has to be chosen by students
Number of Applicants Over 12 Lakh
Number of Test Centres in India 264
Number of Test Centres in Abroad 9
States that are part of the JEE Main system Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Nagaland
States that accept JEE Main scores Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh
JEE Main 2019 Official Website

What’s New in JEE Main 2019?

  • National Testing Agency (NTA) has taken over from CBSE and will be conducting the exam twice a year – one in January and one in April.
  • Age Limit has been removed and candidates who have passed their class 12 in 2017, 2018 or are appearing in 2019 can apply irrespective of their age.
  • The application fee for JEE Main 2019 has been reduced for candidates belonging to different categories.
  • 5 lakh common service centres have been mentioned where students can fill the application, pay fees, upload documents, download admit card and all such activities at a nominal fee.
  • Paper I will be conducted in two shifts per day whereas Paper II will be held in one shift.
  • The exam will be computer-based from 2019. However, the drawing section of Paper 2 will be conducted as a pen and paper-based test.
  • More than 3400 Practice centres have been set up across the country where students can go to prepare. Students can register for the second batch from September 10 to September 14
  • Mock tests/ Sample Papers are now available for candidates to download and practice at home or at the centres set up for this purpose.
  • Candidates can appear in one or both the exams. The better of the scores will be considered for admissions.
  • There will be no change in exam pattern, syllabus, fees or language of the exam.
  • The exam will be held on multiple sessions across days with 2 lakh candidates per session. The total slots will be eight for both the January and April exams.
  • Number of test cities have been increased to 264 and those abroad have been reduced to 9 (Dhaka is no longer an option).
  • For those candidates who wish to apply for JEE Main 2019 Paper II, they will have to meet the criteria of 50% individually in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% aggregate marks in 10+2th standard (or equivalent) examination.

JEE Main 2019 Important Dates

The important dates of JEE Main 2019 have been listed out in the table given below. Candidates can check the important dates to know when the important events related to JEE Main might commence and end.

Important Dates of JEE Main 2019

Events Dates
JEE Main 2019 January Exam
Registration dates September 1 to 30, 2018
Registration for Test Practise Centres Starts September 1, 2018
Final date to pay the application fee, upload signature and photograph October 1, 2018 (11.50 PM)
Correction Period of Application Form October 8 to October 14, 2018
Announcement of Date and Shift for Paper I and II October 5, 2018
Announcement of Exam City for Paper I and II October 21, 2018
Release of Admit Card December 17, 2018
JEE Main 2019 January exam January 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 (in 8 sittings)

Paper I (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

Paper II (In one shift only)

Release of Answer Key and OMR Sheets To be notified
Declaration of Result January 31, 2019
JEE Main 2019 April Exam
Registration dates February 8th to March 7, 2019
Correction Period of Application Form To be notified
Release of Admit Card March 18, 2019
JEE Main 2019 April exam April 6 to 20, 2019 (8 sittings out of which candidates can choose one)
Release of Answer Key and OMR Sheets To be notified
Declaration of Result April 30, 2019

JEE Main Application Form 2019

NTA had released the application form of JEE Main 2019 for the January exam on September 1, 2018. The candidates could access the JEE Main 2018 application form in online mode. The final date to fill and submit the application form was September 30, 2018. All personal and academic information submitted by the candidates has to be valid in nature. The application fee payment and uploading of picture and signature could be done by the candidates till October 1, 2018. JEE Main April session registration will begin from February 8th to March 7th. The correction window for the application form of JEE Main 2019 will be open from October 8 to October 14. The status of fee payment had to be checked by the candidates at the official website after which the confirmation page could be printed out.

Common Service Centres – Candidates can go to any of the 1.5 lakh common service centres set up to fill the application form, pay the fees, upload documents, download admit card and more at a nominal fee + GST.

Fees charged by the CSEs

S.No. Services Service Charges per transaction

(GST applicable @ 18%)

1 Creating an Email ID, Filling and submission of JEE Main Application form, Fee Payment, Uploading of Scanned Images, Printout of confirmation page Rs 25/-+GST
2 Uploading of Scanned Images only Rs 10/-+GST
3 Online payment of Application Fee Rs 0.5% of Fee +GST
4 Downloading of JEE Main Admit Card/ OMR Answer Sheet/Answer Key Rs 10+GST
5 Filing objection to JEE Main Responses/ Answer Key Rs 25+GST
6 Printout per page Rs 5+GST

What to Keep Ready before filling JEE Main Application Form 2019?

Image File Size Dimensions File Format
Photograph with name of candidate below and date on which the photograph was taken 10 KB and less than 200 KB 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Signature of Candidate 4KB to 30 KB 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/JPG

How to Fill JEE Main 2019 Application Form

  • The main steps to fill the application form of JEE Main 2019 are listed below for the candidates to refer:
  • Registration – Firstly, the candidates had to register using their name, date of birth, identification ID and more details.
  • Filling of Online Application Form – Personal, academic, exam related and contact details had to be submitted by the candidates
  • Uploading of Scanned Documents – The required documents had to be submitted by the candidates.
  • Payment of Examination Fees – The fee had to be paid in online or offline mode.
  • Print out of Acknowledgement Page – Finally, the four copies of the acknowledgement slip had to be downloaded and printed out by the candidates.

Payment of Examination Fee

For payment of the examination fee, the candidates were able to select online or offline mode. If the candidate wished to pay in offline mode then he had to download the e-challan and deposit the fees at any SBI branch. For payment through online mode, any one of the following modes could be used:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

The payment status was updated after the fee is paid by the candidates. For candidates opting the offline mode, a reprint of the e-challan could be taken out their the SBI online website after submitting the required credentials.

Application Fee

Paper (s) Appearing JEE Main 2019 Application Fees
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) only Rs. 500 (Boys)

Rs. 250 (Girls)

Rs. 250 (Boys)

Rs. 250 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) Rs. 900 (Boys)

Rs. 450 (Girls)

Rs. 450 (Boys)

Rs. 450 (Boys)

For Exam Centres in Foreign Country
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only Rs. 2000 (Boys)

Rs. 1000 (Girls)

Rs. 1000 (Boys)

Rs. 1000 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) Rs. 3000 (Boys)

Rs. 1500 (Girls)

Rs. 1500 (Boys)

Rs. 1500 (Girls)


Important: NTA will announce details of the exact city, date and shift for JEE Main  Paper-1 and Paper-2 by November 15, 2018. However, the allocation of the shift and date will be random. The photograph and signature of the candidates in the confirmation page has to be checked and in case of any discrepancy, the candidates will have to approach the helpline from December 17 to 23, 2018 (10 AM to 5 PM).

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2019 lists out all of the conditions and requirements that the candidates have to meet to apply for the exam. Since the application forms of ineligible candidates are rejected by the authorities, it is advised that the eligibility criteria should be read before registration.

Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main 2019

Particulars Details
Age Limit There is no age limit.
Qualifying Exam The candidates should have qualified 12th standard (or equivalent) examination in 2017 or 2018 or must be appearing in 2019.
12th Standard Qualifying Marks To apply for JEE Main examination, there is no prescribed pass percentage. The candidates should have just qualified their 12th standard examination.
Number of Subjects in Qualifying Exam 5 subjects including the following:

·         Language

·         Mathematics

·         Physics

·         Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject

·         Any other subject

Number of Attempts To be notified
For admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs Candidates should have secured minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category candidates) or should be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards

For Paper II (B.Arch) – The candidates should have completed the 10+2th standard exam with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% aggregate marks in the 10+2 (or equivalent) qualifying examination.

Eligibility for Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Haryana and Uttarakhand As per the individual state rules

JEE Main 2019 – Major Changes in Eligibility, Application Process, No. of Attempts, Rank list by NTA

JEE Main Mock Test 2019

NTA has opened the registration for Test Practice Centres every week since the centres will be active on weekends. This registration will help candidates appear in JEE Main 2019 mock test. Candidates can also download the mock test which is now available and practice at home offline. Using the released mock test, the candidates will be able to prepare well for the upcoming examination. The mock tests are available in the three languages- English, Hindi, Gujarati. Since the mock test will have the same structure as the JEE Main 2019 examination, the candidates will be familiar with the pattern and analyze their preparation. Time management can also be practised using the mock test.

How to register for Practice Centre?

Candidates can follow the steps given below to register for JEE Main 2019 practice centre:

Step 1 – Personal Details: Since you are logging in from your Google or Facebook account, your name will visible on the screen, by default. Enter date of birth, age, Father’s name and gender. Upload both passport size photo and a photo ID proof.

Step 2 – Contact Details: Provide the email address, mobile number, residential address, city and pin code. Select state and district from the dropdown list.

Step 3 – Academic Details: Here, enter the school or institute last attended or attending. Enter Enrollment Number too.

Step 4 – Exam Details: Select the exam interested in from the dropdown menu and mention the number of attempts taken for that particular exam. Click on submit button.

Timings for the JEE Main 2019 Practice Centres:

Day Timings 
Saturday 2:30 p.m  to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m to 2 p.m

2:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m

JEE Main 2019 Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation
Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL) 27%
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability 3% horizontal

JEE Main Exam Centres 2019

The exam centres of JEE Main 2019 are the venues where the entrance examination is conducted by NTA.  Four exam centres of JEE Main 2019 have to be selected by the candidates while filling the online application form. All of the details regarding the exam centre will be available in the admit card. A total of 364 centres in India and 9 abroad have announced in the JEE Main 2019 brochure.

 JEE Main State wise Exam Centres:

State  No of Centres

How to Prepare for JEE Main 2019?

JEE Main 2019 is a national level engineering entrance examination which has a high difficulty level. To prepare well, the candidates should be aware of the exam pattern, syllabus and more of the examination.

 JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of JEE Main 2019 consists of information regarding how the pattern of the examination will be. By knowing the pattern beforehand, the candidates will be able to have an idea about how the exam will be conducted.

 JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern

S.No Particulars Paper I Paper II
1 Mode Computer Based Test Computer Based Test and Paper and Pen Based Test
2 Duration of Exam 3 Hours
3 Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Mathematics, General Aptitude (Computer Based Test)

Drawing Skills (Pen and Paper Based Test)

4 Number of Questions ·         Physics – 30

·         Chemistry – 30

·         Mathematics – 30

·         Mathematics – 30

·         Aptitude – 50

·         Drawing – 2

5 Nature of Questions Objective Multiple Choice Questions Mathematics and Aptitude will have objective questions. Drawing test will assess the drawing and sketching abilities
6 Marking Scheme ·         4 marks will be awarded for correct answer

·         1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer

·         4 marks will be awarded for correct answer

·         1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer

·         Drawing questions will be of total 70 marks. For each question, the corresponding mark will be mentioned

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Main 2019 will be the same as in the previous year. Candidates will be able to know which chapter and topics have to be studied for the examination through the prescribed syllabus. Topics from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry of class 11 & 12 will be present in the syllabus for JEE Main 2019 Paper I. For Paper II, the syllabus will consist of Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing. Before preparation, the candidates are advised to check the detailed syllabus, since this will allow them to know which topics are likely to come and accordingly prepare their schedule.

JEE Main Admit Card 2019

Registered candidates will be able to access the admit card of JEE Main 2019 for the January exam from December 17, 2018. The admit card will consist of all the details regarding the examination venue, timings, roll number, personal details of the candidates and more. Since the exam slot will be allocated randomly, the admit card will also contain details of the exam date and the shift assigned. JEE Main 2019 admit card is an important document because the candidates will have to present it while reporting for examination at the allotted centre. Inability to produce the admit card may lead to disqualification of the candidate. Along with the admit card, the candidates will also have to take a photo id proof (College/ School ID Card, Driving License, Passport) to the exam centre.


The admit card for JEE Main 2019 April exam will be available for download from March 18. The process will be the same for both January and April exams as given below. It is to be noted that the entrance examination will be held only on weekends.

Schedule of Examination

Particulars First Shift Second Shift
Timing of Examination 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Duration of Examination 3 Hours 3 Hours
Entry in Exam Centre 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Entry in Exam Hall 8:45 AM to 9 AM 1:45 PM to 2 PM
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator 9 AM to 9:15 AM 2 PM to 2:15 PM
Sitting on the seat n the Examination Hall 9:15 AM 2:15 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators 9:15 AM to 9:25 AM 2:15 PM to 2:25 PM
Test Commences 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Test Concludes 12:30 PM 5:30 PM

Steps to download JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

Candidates can follow the given steps to download the admit card of JEE Main 2019:

  • To check the admit card, the candidates will have to submit their JEE Main 2019 application number, password and security pin.
  • Click on “Submit”
  • When the admit card is displayed on the screen, the candidates will have to check for any discrepancies. In case of any error, the candidates will have to report immediately to the JEE Main Secretariat.
  • After downloading the admit card, the candidates will have to print it out.

What to carry along with the JEE Main 2019 Admit Card?

  • Print copy of JEE Main 2019 admit card
  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the JEE Main Online Application Form). Candidates have to paste this on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during the exam.
  • Any one of the original, valid and non-expired authorized photo IDs – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card.
  • PWD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, only for PwD category candidates

JEE Main 2019 Answer Key

After the entrance examination concludes, NTA will be releasing the answer key of JEE Main 2019. The answer key will consist of all the correct answers to the questions asked in the examination. Using the JEE Main answer key 2019, the candidates will be able to know their probable scores before the results are announced. The released answer key will also be open for challenge and the candidates will have to submit proof and pay certain fee to do the same. Coaching institutes may also be releasing their own answer key after the conclusion of the examination.

How to access JEE Main 2019 Answer Key?

  • The link to the answer key will be made available.
  • JEE Main application number and password has to be submitted to access the answer key.
  • After submission of the required credentials, the answer key will be displayed on the screen, which the candidates will have to download and save.
  • Comparison between the candidates’ response and the correct answers has to be done to calculate the probable scores.

JEE Main Result 2019

The result of JEE Main 2019 January session will be declared in online mode on January 31. The scores secured in the examination by the candidates along with the rank will be present in the result.  The JEE Main 2019 result for the exam held in April will be announced on April 30.

Steps to check JEE Main Result 2019

  • The following steps can be followed by the candidates to check their result:
  • The candidates will have to submit their JEE Main 2019 roll number and date of birth.
  • Click on “Submit”
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • After checking the result, the candidates will have to download the score-card.

Some Details Mentioned in JEE Main 2019 Result

  • Candidate’s name
  • Category and Nationality
  • Marks obtained in each subject – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
  • Total marks obtained
  • All India rank (AIR)
  • Category Rank
  • Qualifying Status for JEE Advanced 2018

JEE Main 2019 Rank List

NTA will be releasing the rank list of JEE Main 2019 in the first week of May. The scores obtained by the candidates will be evaluated and ranks allotted. The better of the two scores of candidates who have appeared for both the January and April exams will be considered for the purpose of allotting the rank. Information regarding the candidates’ All India and Category Ranks will be present in the rank list. During allotment, the position of the candidate in the rank list will be taken into consideration. Since the examination is being conducted in slots, the authorities will adopt a normalization procedure to calculate the percentile score of the candidates.

Normalization Formula 

100 x Number of candidates appeared in the “Session” with the raw score equal to or less than the candidate divided by total number of the candidates appeared in the “Session”

JEE Main Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of JEE Main 2019 acts as a screening process for admissions. The minimum marks required to be qualified for JEE Advanced will be available in JEE Main 2019 cutoff. The cutoff will be different according to the category of the candidates.

JEE Main Cutoff Trends

S.No. Category 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
1 General 74 81 100 105 115 113
2 OBC-NCL 45 49 70 70 74 70
3 SC 29 32 52 50 53 50
4 ST 24 27 48 44 47 45

JEE Main 2019 Counselling

Joint Seat Allocation Authority is responsible for the counselling of JEE Main 2019. Candidates who qualify JEE Main examination will have to apply for counselling through JoSAA which is a centralized process for allotment into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. The registrations for JoSAA 2019 will commence tentatively in the second week of June. Candidates will be allotted seats according to their eligibility, merit, preferences selected and availability of seats.

JEE Main Participating Institutes 2019

Candidates will be able to apply for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs through JEE Main 2019. Allotment of seats is done in these institutes on the basis of JEE Main score. Excluding these premium institutes, many state colleges and private institutes also provide admissions based on JEE Main scores. States like Haryana, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha accept admissions according to the candidates’ scores in JEE Main.

Participating Institutes of JEE Main 2019

S.No Type of Institute Number of Institutes Total Number of Seats
1 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) 23 4023
2 National Institute of Technology (NITs) 31 17967
3 Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other GFTIs) 20 4683
Total 74 26673

Contact Details:

National Testing Agency

New Delhi