JEE (Main) 2019 Entrance Exam

All India Exam
1. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards. The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) to the NTA. This Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018.
2. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is only an examination conducting body. After declaration of result, the data is handed over to CENTRALISED SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD (CSAB)/JoSAA or the concerned State government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure.
3. JEE (Main) is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.
4. Candidates have to apply for JEE (Main) January - 2019 “Online” ONLY. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website only. The candidates should select four cities of examination as per their choice of Paper-1 or Paper-2 or both Paper-1 & Paper-2 of JEE (Main) – 2019.
Important Dates of JEE (Main) 2019

The following is the schedule of examinations to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) till May 2019:

Events JEE (Main) - I (Computer Based Test) JEE (Main) - II (Computer Based Test)
Online Registration Start Dates 1st September 2018 8th February 2018
Online Registration End Dates 30th September 2018 7th March 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards 17th December 2018 18th March 2019
Dates of Examination 6th to 20th January 2019 6th to 20th April 2019
Date of Announcing Results 31st January 2019 30th April 2019
Conducted By National Testing Agency (NTA)

NOTE: NTA is also establishing a countrywide network of Test Practice Centres (TPCs) for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam. From 1st September, 2018 on every Saturday & Sunday, various schools/engineering colleges with computer are being started practicing of tests for any student can avail the facility free of charge. The practice tests will help the candidates to familiarize themselves with logging into the system and how to use computer at the time of actual test. The TPCs will have a downloaded Computer Based Test (CBT) which will be similar to the actual test to be conducted on the exam day.

Eligibility Criteria
  •  Age Limit: For appearing in the JEE (Main) examination there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed XII examination in 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) Examination – 2019.
  • Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE): Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 are eligible to appear in both January, 2019 and April, 2019 JEE (Main)-2019 Examination.
  • Number of Subjects in the Qualifying Examination : Candidates must have taken at least five subjects (1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics, 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subject in class 12th/qualifying examination) in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main)-2019. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main)-2019 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main)-2019 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.
  • Number of Attempts : The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).
Schedule of Exam
Schedule of Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) Computer Based Test (CBT) mode
Date of Exam Paper Subjects Timings of Examination Duration
JEE (Main)-I: 6th to 20th January 2019
JEE (Main)-II: 6th to 20th April 2019
Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 1st shift: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
2nd shift: 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
3 Hours
Examination Structure

JEE (Main) – 2019 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning). Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) will be conducted in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only. The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.
Subject combinations, type of questions, mode of examination and mark distribution is given below:

Type of Questions Subjects Number of Questions Full Marks Negative Marks
Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry Physics 30 +4 x 30 = 120 -1
Chemistry 30 +4 x 30 = 120 -1
Mathematics 30 +4 x 30 = 120 -1
CBT mode only Total 90 120 x 3 = 360  

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