JEE (Main) Entrance Exam

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.

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.

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.

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 -www.jeemain.nic.in 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.

  • JEE (Main) - I (Computer Based Test)
  • Online Registration Opening Dates 1st September 2018.
  • Online Registration Closing Dates 30th September 2018.
  • Downloading of Admit Cards 17th December 2018.
  • Date of Examination 6th-20th January 2019.
  • Date of Announcing Results 31st January 2019.
  • Mode of Examination is Computer Based Test.
  • Conducted By National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • JEE (Main) - II (Computer Based Test)
  • Online Registration Opening Dates 8th February 2019.
  • Online Registration Closing Dates 07th March 2019.
  • Downloading of Admit Cards 18th March 2019.
  • Date of Examination 6th-20th April 2019.
  • Date of Announcing Results 30th April 2019.
  • Mode of Examination is Computer Based Test.
  • Conducted By National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • 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).

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:
Subjects / Types No. of Questions Marking Scheme Negative Marks Duration of Test
Physics 30 4 x 30 = 120 -1 3 hrs.
1st shift: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
2nd shift: 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Chemistry 30 4 x 30 = 120
Mathematics 30 4 x 30 = 120
MCQs Total –90 MM –  360    
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