JEE Main 2019 Joint Entrance Exam Main

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What is JEE Main ?

JEE Main Application Process for the April session commenced from February 8, 2019. Candidates aspiring to appear for JEE Main April session must visit the JEE Main official website at The last date to apply for the examination is...

JEE Main Application Process for the April session commenced from February 8, 2019. Candidates aspiring to appear for JEE Main April session must visit the JEE Main official website at The last date to apply for the examination is March 7, 2019. Candidates who appeared for JEE Main January session and are not satisfied with their performance in the examination can apply for April session as well.

JEE Main January session was successfully conducted on January 9, 2019, onwards and the result of the same was declared on January 19, 2019. As the examination was conducted in multiple sessions, the scores have been converted into percentile form by the NTA. Read More

Latest Notifications by NTA:

  • Class XII Board dates have been revised by the Central Board of Secondary Education due to clash with JEE Main examination.
  • The NTA has released the content-based lectures for JEE Main aspirants at
  • The NTA has released the JEE Main Mock Tests at
  • JEE Main examination will be conducted in 8 shifts and the candidate can select the preferred shift during JEE registration.
  • For JEE Main January session nearly 9.65 lakh candidates appeared for the examination.

Know Your Exam:

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is a national-level Under Graduate Engineering Entrance Examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), State Funded Technical Institutes (SFTIs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The examination is conducted for admissions in Under Graduate Engineering and Architecture programmes. JEE Main Paper 1 is for engineering students whereas, paper 2 is for architecture students. From the year 2019, the examination will be conducted twice a year that is, in the month of January and April.

Earlier, the examination was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). However, after the formation of the National Testing Agency (NTA) by the Government of India, the JEE Main examination is conducted by NTA. NTA has also launched mock tests for the students appearing for the examination.

The Online Application Process for JEE Main January attempt is conducted in the month of September whereas the same for April attempt is conducted in the month of February every year.

The candidates aspiring to appear for JEE Advanced examination must qualify Paper 1 of JEE Main examination. JEE Advanced is a national-level examination, conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for admissions in courses offered by 21 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). The top 2,24,000 scorers of JEE Main examination are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced examination.

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Things to Know about JEE Main:

Name of Examination

JEE Main

Courses Offered

B.Tech. & B.Arch.

Mode of Examination


Time Duration

180 minutes

Number of Test Cities

247 across India and 10 abroad

Official Website

Level of Examination


Accepted by



Twice a year in the month of January & April

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Qualifying Rate

72 percent

JEE Main Applications over last 6 years:




12.82 Lakh


13.56 Lakh


13.03 Lakh


12.07 Lakh


11.99 Lakh


11.50 Lakh

2019 (January)

9.65 Lakh

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JEE Main 2019 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 08-Feb-2019
Registration Ends on 07-Mar-2019
Admit Card Date 17-Dec-2018
Exam Starts on 06-Apr-2019
Exam Ends on 20-Apr-2019
Result Date 30-Apr-2019

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JEE Main 2019 Eligibility

The Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main examination has been declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The candidates aspiring to appear for JEE Main examination must fulfill the determined Eligibility Criteria to apply for the examination. The JEE Main eligibility criteria include the following factors - Qualification, Age limit, Attempt number, year of appearing and other relevant details.

It must be noted that the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria determines whether the candidate can appear for the examination or not. It doesn't deal with eligibility for admissions in NITs, IIITs, SFTIs and CFTIs. Earlier the examination was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) but from the current year, the examination will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). From the year 2019, the examination will be conducted twice a year i.e. in the month of January and April.

JEE Main Eligibility criteria have been detailed as follows:

  • Date of birth of the applicant
  • Qualifying Examination
  • Subjects of the Qualifying Examination
  • Marks secured by the candidate in the Qualifying Examination
  • Remaining number of attempts

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria in Detail:

JEE Main Eligibility


Age Limit

  • There is no maximum age limit to appear for JEE Main examination.
  • The candidate must have passed Class XII or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board in the year 2017 or 2018.
  • The candidate appearing for Class XII or an equivalent examination in the current year can also appear for JEE Main examination.

JEE Main 2019 Application Procedure

JEE Main 2019 Application Procedure for January attempt has been closed. However, the JEE Main registrations for April attempt will commence from ­­­March 18, 2019. The candidates with a minimum of 75 percent aggregate in Class XII can apply for JEE main at The candidates of reserved category require 65 percent aggregate.

The online application form for January session is released in the month of September whereas the same for April session are released in the month of February.

Important Dates for JEE Main Registration:


January Session

April Session

Availability of Application Form

From September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

From February 8 to March 7, 2019

Application Form Correction Facility

October 2018

March 2019

Application Fees

JEE Main Application Fee varies for different categories. Here are the details about JEE Main Application Fee:

Paper(s) Appearing

Computer Based Test



JEE (Main) Paper-1 or JEE (Main) Paper-2 only

1000 (boys)

500 (girls)

500 (Boys)

500 (Girls)

JEE (Main) Paper-1 and JEE (Main) Paper-2

1800 (boys)

900 (girls)

900 (Boys)

900 (Girls)

JEE Main Paper 1 or JEE Main paper 2 (Foreign Countries)

2500 (boys)

1250 (girls)

1250 (boys)

1250 (girls)

Both JEE Main Paper 1 ( and Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)

3800 (boys)

1900 (girls)

1900 (boys)

1900 (girls)

JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

The JEE Main Admit Card will be released on March 18, 2019. Candidates who register would alone be able to log in and download JEE Main Admit Card. In order to access the Admit Card, the candidates would be required to submit their application number, personal details like pin and date of birth. The Admit Card is an important document that the candidates would be required to keep it safe and produce in the examination venue.

The JEE Main Admit Card will have details of the candidate such as their name, timings of the exam, exam center information, application number and other related details. The candidates will be required to bring in JEE Main Admit Cards with their Identity Proof on the examination day.

The National Testing Agency will be conducting JEE Main examination twice a year. According to the notification released by the NTAPaper 1 will be conducted in Computer-based mode whereas Paper 2 will be Computer-based for Mathematics and Aptitude test and Paper-pen-based for Drawing testJEE Main Paper 1 & Paper 2 are scheduled to be conducted from April 6 to April 202019JEE Main January attempt was conducted from January 8 to 12, 2019. The Admit Card for April attempt will be released on March 18, 2019.

JEE Main 2019 Preparation Tips

JEE Main examination is approaching and as the examination will be conducted twice a year, the candidates will get double chance to qualify the examination. The competition for this exam is pretty on a tough level and the candidate must ensure to do well in the examination in order to get selected. A certain amount of stress always seems to be associated with the country's elite Engineering Examination i.e. JEE Main and JEE Advanced

JEE Main examination, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), is done to provide admission into B.Tech courses in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.About 2.24 Lakh candidates would be qualifying JEE Advanced that offers admission into IITs. This is one of the most important examinations that is conducted for candidates who wish to pursue engineering.

Following are preparations tips for JEE Main:

  1. A candidate must know his syllabus: Prior to beginning preparation for JEE Main, the candidate should refer to an exhaustive list of the syllabus and the topics would have to be studied under Physics, Chemistry and Maths for the entrance examination. A proper schedule can be created after having a look at the official syllabus that has been released by the NTA authorities.
  2. Time Table: After referring to the JEE Main Syllabus, the candidate should create a perfect timetable that would fit their schedule while enough time would be left for preparation with enough days left. Division of the subjects should be done in a way that preparation should not be monotonous. A specific proportion of hours can be divided among each subject so that a candidate can give the same amount of preparation across all subjects.
  3. Work on your Basics: The candidates must ensure that they make their basic concepts strong so that they can correspondingly attempt tougher questions. By having an understanding of the basic concepts, it becomes easier for candidates to attempt tougher questions. Practicing sample papers with a basic understanding of various topics is important to do well in the examination.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern

The JEE Main Exam Pattern has been announced by the NTA. JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted in two individual shifts.

Things to Know About JEE Main Exam Pattern:

  • JEE Main examination comprises of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 will be for candidates aspiring to seek admission in B.Tech./B.E.
  • Paper 2 will be for candidates aspiring to seek admission in B.Arch/B.Planning.
  • Paper 1 will be held online i.e. in computer-based mode.
  • Paper 2 will be partly computer-based and party paper-and-pen-based. It will be computer-based for mathematics & aptitude test whereas paper-and-pen-based for drawing test.
  • Paper 1 will be based on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Paper 2 will be based on Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing skills.


JEE Main Paper 1

JEE Main Paper 2

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus

The JEE Main syllabus for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry is as given below. Candidates who prepare for the JEE Main are required to study all the topics that are given in the JEE Main Syllabus. The JEE Main syllabus is prepared by the Body that is in charge of conducting the exam. 

JEE Main Syllabus consists of important topics covered in central Boards such as CBSE, ICSE and State Boards. The Topics that are studied in Class 11 and 12 would be included. A candidate must study Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of Class 11 and 12 to score well in JEE Main Examination.

Following must be referred to by students in order to strengthen their JEE Main Preparation which has been detailed as below:

  • Past 14 years solved JEE Main papers
  • Mathematics material for JEE Main and JEE Advanced
  • Organic Chemistry for JEE Main
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Candidates seeking admission into B.Tech/BE courses would be required to appear in the Paper 1 of JEE Main. The candidates applying for B.Arch/B. Planning would have to appear in Paper 2. The syllabi of both the papers are different. The candidates seeking admission to both the streams have to appear in both papers of JEE Main.

JEE Main Previous Years Question Papers

JEE Main 2015 - Paper 1 Code A
JEE Main 2015 - Paper 1 Code A
JEE Main 2015 - Paper 1 Code B
JEE Main 2015 - Paper 1 Code B
JEE Main 2015 - Paper 1 Code C
JEE Main 2015 - Paper 1 Code C

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JEE Main 2019 Study Material

JEE Main Study Material would be required to be studied on a regular basis to do well in the JEE Main Examination. The following are subject-wise study material that should be referred by students to do well in the examination. The candidates would be familiar with the exam pattern and also the exam like simulation to do well in the examination.

  1. Physics:

    • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2
    • Complete Physics for JEE Main by Irodov
  2. Chemistry:

    • NCERT books (only for Theory)
    • IIT chemistry by O.P Tandon
    • Complete Chemistry for JEE Main by NCERT
  3. Mathematics:

    • IIT Mathematics by R.D Sharma
    • The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney

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JEE Main 2019 Result

JEE Main result will comprise of scores which include actual marks obtained by the candidate in the test along with the list of candidates qualifying for JEE Advanced. Hence, the result will provide the candidate their qualifying status for JEE Advanced examination. Basically, on the basis of the scores attained by the candidate in JEE Main examination, a separate rank list will be prepared for the admissions to B.E./B. Tech. and B.Arch/ B. Planning offered by numerous engineering institutes and colleges of India (apart from 23 Indian Institutes of Technology - IITs). 

Publishing of results usually comprises of 2 steps:

The scorecards of the candidates will include the marks obtained by the candidate in All India Rank list for JEE Main Examination. This would also determine the candidate's eligibility for JEE Advanced examination. A category wise list would be prepared for all courses which would help CSAB in determining seat allotment for IITs, NITs, SFTIs and Government-aided colleges

JEE Main Cut-Offs

JEE Main cutoff is the minimum score that a candidate must get in order to be eligible for and B.Arch/BPlan programmes in NITs, IIITs and top engineering colleges. With the announcement of JEE Main Result and AIR, NTA would be releasing qualifying marks for JEE Advanced.

In comparison to previous 5 year cutoffs, JEE Main last year Cutoff has been the lowest.

Cutoffs have been listed as below:

Category JEE Main marks
General 81
SC 32
ST 27
OBC 49
PwD 1

Factors used to determine JEE Main cutoff:

  1. Number of candidates who appeared in the examination
  2. The difficulty level of the examination
  3. Number of questions
  4. Overall Performance Level

JEE Main 2019 Counseling Details

JEE Main Counselling will be conducted by following:

  • JoSAA (Joint seat allocation authority) would conduct counseling session for IITs, ISMs, NITs, and other government-funded institutes.
  • CSAB( Central Seat Allocation Board) conducts separate counseling for SFTIs and NEUT.

With about 92 institutes participating in the counseling process, it is expected to begin in June. All the state counseling authorities would have their own sessions for B.E/ admission based on JEE Main ranks.

To be a part of JoSAA, the following is the criteria:

  Criteria 1 Criteria 2
For IITs and ISM Dhanbad Qualify JEE Advanced criteria for academic courses in the IITs and ISMs and perform in the qualifying exam  Qualify JEE Advanced criteria for preparatory courses in the IITs and ISMs and perform in the qualifying exam
For NITs, IIITs and GFTIs Qualify rank in JEE Main (Paper 1) and Class 12 Qualify Rank in JEE Main Paper 2 and pass in Grade 12 with Mathematics as one of the subjects

Through JoSAA, seats would be allotted to different institutes as per the seat matrix:

Institute Seats
IITs and ISM Dhanbad 10k
NITs 17.3k
IIITs 22k
GFTIs 3.7k


JEE Mains score can be used for a number of private colleges.Candidates qualifying JEE Mains give the JEE advanced out of which only 11,000 candidates are eligible for IIT's and ISM.However, these scores can be used for entering into a  number of prestigious colleges.

Documents to be Carried

Documents required during JEE Main Counselling:

  1. Printout of seat acceptance acknowledgment
  2. Printout of terms and conditions are taken from the CSAB website and duly signed by the candidate.
  3. Originals for verification:
    • Admit Card of JEE (Main)-2018.
    • Score Card of JEE (Main)-2018 issued by CBSE (downloaded scorecard is acceptable).
    • Class X (High School) Board Certificate as proof of date of birth.
    • Pass Certificate and Marks sheet of qualifying examination.
    • Certificate of category (SC / ST/ BC-NCL) issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format.
    • Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), if applicable.
    • Passport, if the candidate has passed the qualifying examination from outside India; this is required for determining the 'State from which eligible'.
    • Proof of place of examination Center of the final examination from the National Open School for candidates having Senior Secondary Certificate; this is required for determining the 'State from which eligible'.
  4. Two sets of self-attested copies of all the documents listed above. The originals will be returned after verification and self-attested copies will be retained by the Reporting Center.
  5. Two passport size photographs identical to the one which was pasted on the JEE Main application form.

JEE Main 2019 Test Center

JEE Main Seat Allocation Process:

  • JEE Main Selection Procedure will be conducted by the Centralized Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The Seat Allocation Process will be conducted after the declaration of JEE Main Result by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA will not be responsible for conducting JEE Main Counselling or Seat Allocation.
  • The candidates must check the availability of seats before choosing them during counseling. The candidates are free to change or delete their choice before locking the seat. Once the seat is locked, it can't be unlocked or deleted.
  •  After locking the choice, the candidate must take a print out of their locked choice. This print out needs to be signed by the candidate and submitted at the time of reporting at Reporting Centre/Allotted Institute during Admission.
  • The candidates who fail in locking the choice and saving it, will not be considered for seat allotment. Such candidates will be permitted to fill their choices during the third or fourth round of counseling. 

Exam Toppers

JEE Main Results and Ranks were declared in April and Kalpit Veerwal from Udaipur has emerged the topper. Being a student from MDS Senior Secondary School, Veerwal has secured 100 percentile. In addition to this, Kalpit had topped the Indian Junior Science Olympiad in Grade 9 and also secured a high position in Grade 10 in NTSE, along with topping KVPY in Grade 11th.

Vasu Jain from Delhi bagged AIR 2 while Ananay Aggarwal has secured AIR 3. Vrunda Rathi from Maharashtra has secured AIR 1 in the Girls category. AIR 2 was scored by Poorva Garg with an overall rank of 96. Narayana Jeevana Reddy bagged the Third Rank. The list of JEE Main 2017 Toppers are as mentioned below:

All India Rank Name of the candidate Score secured
1 Kalpit Veerwal 360
2 Vasu Jain 350
3 Ananay Aggarwal 350
4 Vedant Raval 345
5 Vishwajeet Agarwal 345
6 Mohan Abhyas 345
7 Akshat Chugh 345
8 Shafil Muheen 345
9 Varun Teja Chaudhary 345
10 Anany Sharma 340
12 Abhay Goyal 335
14 Piyush Tibrewal 3335
15 Deepank Agarwal 335
17 Prabhpreet Sodhi 335
19 Tanishq Gupta 335
31 Shashij Gupta 330
32 Ayan Jain 330
34 Chiran Jindal 330
43 Rohan Gupta 328
71 Vrunda Rathi 321
92 Anil Ojha 320

What's New ?

Changes introduced in JEE Main 2019:

  1. Mode of Examination: Paper 1 will be held in computer-based test mode whereas, Paper 2 will be in the Computer-based mode for Mathematics and Aptitude and Paper-and-pen-based mode for Drawing.
  2. Twice a year: The examination will be conducted twice a year. The candidate can appear for either one or both.
  3. Age Limit: There is no maximum age limit to appear for JEE Main examination. The candidate must have passed Class XII in 2017, 2018 or must be appearing for the Class XII examination in the year 2019.
  4. Revised Application Fee: The JEE Main Application Fee has been reduced for each category.
  5. Mock Test: NTA already started registrations for Mock Tests and the aspirants can practice these tests regularly to enhance their understanding about the actual examination.
  6. Test Practice Centres: NTA has organized practice centres at 2,697 colleges and schools with computers.
  7. Unique Question Paper: NTA is getting a huge databank of questions being prepared with the help of subject experts, educationists, psychometric test experts etc. Due to this system, each candidate will get a unique question paper in which questions will be randomly picked. 

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