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JEE Main 2019 – Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Results, Counseling

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JEE 2019

The Joint Entrance Examination aka JEE is a competitive exam that provides admissions to the aspirants in the premier engineering and technological institutes (mostly controlled by the government) of the country. By and large, the JEE 2019 exam is divided into two components – JEE MAIN 2019 and JEE ADVANCED 2019.

The first part of the exam i.e. JEE Main lets students seek admissions for the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and some other colleges designated as “centrally funded technical institutes” (CFTIs). The JEE Advanced does the same but more strictly filters in candidates for IITs only or the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Hence, students whose goal is to seek admission for the IITs only must prepare for this part of the JEE which internationally is taken as one of the most demanding UG admission tests.

In September 2013, a notable development took place when the IIT Council gave its consent to the Joint Admission Board’s decision to carry on the two-phase JEE pattern – Main and then Advanced. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducted the joint admission process for a total of 23 IITs, ISM, 32 NITs, 18 IIITs and 19 other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).

As per a recent ruling of the Supreme Court of India, the Aadhar Card remains no more a compulsory requirement to apply for and take the exams. Hence, candidates need not take stress for acquiring the Aadhar card. If they have it, it’s better and they may mention it at the time of applying for the exam. But, if they don’t, they need not worry about it as it is no more a compulsory feature.

Download: Information Bulletin-JEE (Main) 2018

JEE Main 2019

There are 2 papers in the JEE Main 2019 and the candidates can. They are Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 of JEE Main is for the candidates who want to pursue B.E. or B.Tech. courses only. The JEE Main exam is given by the responsible authority in both online and offline modes. Paper 2 is for the candidates who seek admission in the B.Arch and B.Planning courses. Paper 2 of JEE Main is conducted offline only.

JEE Main 2019 is greatly different from JEE Advanced 2019. JEE Main 2019 has been regularly conducted on fixed schedules every year since its start and no major changes have been brought to it. Paper-1 of JEE Main 2019 is of three hours duration and consists of thirty multiple-choice (single-correct) questions in each of the three subjects- physics, chemistry, and math. 4 marks are allocated for every correct answer and 1 mark is subtracted for every wrong one.

In determining the JEE Main all India ranks, there was a time, when a 40% share was there. This 40% share consisted of the marks obtained in class XII. But that was from 2013 to 2016. It’s no longer in use.

JEE Main 2019 – A Short Description

Examination NameJEE Main 2019
JEE Main 2019 Conducting BodyNTA
Category of the ExamNation Level Undergraduate Exam
 JEE Main 2019 Exam Duration3 hours
Number of Attempts in  JEE Main 20196
Mode of  JEE Main 2019Online and Offline
Number of Applicants in JEE Main 2019Over 12 lakhs
Number of JEE Main 2019 test centers in India2,697in 264 cities
Number of JEE Main 2019 test centers abroad9 centers in 9 cities
Purpose of JEE Main 2019Qualifying test for JEE Advanced and admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs
Total Marks in JEE Main 2019360
States that are a part of the JEE Main 2019 systemOdisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Nagaland
States that take JEE Main 2019 ScoresRajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh
JEE Main 2019 Helpline7042399520

Unique Features of/Changes in JEE Main 2019

  • The exam conducting for JEE Main 2019 will be the new entrant by the name of the National Testing Agency (NTA) and will replace the earlier CBSE.
  • NTA has given a huge relief to the students suffering from diabetes. The board has permitted such students to take fruits, sugar tablets and drinking water bottles inside the test hall, along with them.
  • 4000 additional candidates can now apply for JEE Advanced as the number of candidates eligible to appear for the exam has increased to 2,24,000 from 2,20,000.
  • Students appearing in the JEE Main 2019, need to provide the digital or scanned copy of the signatures of their father/mother or the guardian.
  • The students from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have been provided an extra choice of taking the exam in the Gujarati language. This facility has been there apart from the options of taking the exam in English and Hindi languages.
  • The number of exam center cities has gone up to 258 from 113 last year which is almost twice.
  • The number of CFTIs participating in JEE Main 2019 has increased from 20 to 23.
  • Enhancing the anti-copying measures, the NTA has decided to scan the candidates with metal detectors. The feature has been introduced to prevent students from taking any modern electronic devices into the test hall for the purpose of copying/cheating or working out the sums/problems unfairly.
  • While paper 1 will remain as the computer-based test (CBT), only the “Drawing” section of paper 2 will be conducted on the pen and paper based mode.
  • From this year of 2018-19, the NTA will hold JEE Main for two times in a year- for the first time in the month of January and in the month of April, for the second time. Candidates are free to appear either in any one of the occasions or in both of them.
  • The criterion of age limit has been revoked by the NTA from the session of 2018-19. Hence, candidates of any age, are free to take JEE Main 2019.
  • The NTA has established around 1.5 lacs of the Common Service Centers (CSCs) across the nation to help both the rural and urban candidates fill and submit the application form. Also, it is not going to charge any fee for it.
  • NTA has decided to open the JEE Main 2019 Test Practice Centers at 2,697 schools and colleges. These centers will remain open on Saturdays & Sundays. Only, the candidates need to use the NTA app to locate their TPC. The NTA will not charge any fees for the facility.
  • NTA will arrange for the system to formulate individual question paper for an individual candidate. Hence, no two candidates will have the same question papers. Also, the paper will have a hierarchy of questions based on easier, medium and difficult levels. This all the NTA is going to implement with the help of latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence.
  • The biggest attraction in and onwards the JEE Main 2019 exam is that NTA will prefer the better of the two scores of the exam. These scores will be the marks that the candidates will score through the January and April versions of the exam. Hence, it apparently looks sitting in both the versions of the exam will benefit you more.
  • Meanwhile, NTA has also decided to conduct paper 1 of JEE Main via multiple sessions spread across various dates across the nation. But, for paper 2 candidates will take the exam via a single shift with a capacity of 2 lakh candidates for each session. The total sittings for both the versions of the months of January and April will amount to 8 in number.
  • As for the total number of cities giving test-centers to the candidates, it has increased to 264. But, internationally, it has decreased to 9. Also, the venue of Dhaka has been removed from the list.
  • As per a recent ruling of the Supreme Court of India, the Aadhar Card remains no more a compulsory requirement to apply for and take the exams. Hence, candidates need not take stress for acquiring the Aadhar card. If they have it, it’s better and they may mention it at the time of applying for the exam. But, if they don’t, they need not worry about it as it is no more a compulsory feature.
  • The NTA has lowered the amount of the application fee as compared to that of the previous year.

JEE Main 2019 Cutoff History (2013 – 18)











Institutes Involved with JEE Main 2019

Apart from the 98 institutes mentioned already – 23 IIITs, 31 NITs, 23 IITs (including ISM Dhanbad), 20 GFTIs, and IIEST Shibpur, there are some private colleges and institutes from some states, that allow admissions to their B.Tech programs through JEE Main 2019. Such states are like Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

JEE Main 2019 Seat Intake

Indian Institute(s) of Technology (IITs)2310,988
National Institute(s) of Technology (NITs)3117,868
Indian Institute(s) of Information Technology (IIITs)233,433
Other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)213,919
Grand Total9836,208

Contact Details in Case of Any Query Related to JEE Main 2019


Candidates can find all the details like the address, helpline numbers and email Id of the National Testing Agency, from this link.

The link to apply for the JEE Main 2019:

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2019

Eligibility ParametersDetails
Age Limit

The age limit for JEE Main has been revoked completely for candidates belonging to any category.

Academic RequirementsCandidates must have passed class 12th (or equivalent) examination in 2017 or 2018 or must be appearing in 2019
Qualifying Marks in Class 12There is no pass percentage prescribed by NTA. Candidates must have passed their class 12th.
Number of Subjects in Qualifying ExamStrictly 5 subjects, including a language, Mathematics, Physics and any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject)
Number of Attempts6
Minimum Limit of Marks Required for Admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIsGeneral Category candidates must have a minimum 75% marks (for SC/ST category – 65%) or should be in the top 20 percentiles of their respective boards.
Eligibility for Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Haryana, and UttarakhandAs per the individual rules for the states.

Significant Dates of JEE Main 2019

The table below provides all the dates and programs significant for the aspirants of JEE Main 2019



First Attempt

Second Attempt

Online Submission of Application Form up to 11:50 pm

(This includes upload of Photographs and signatures)

September 01 to 30, 2018

February 08 to March 07, 2019

The date for successful final submission of fee

(via Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking, up to 11:50 pm. Via e-challan, up to the working hours of banks)

September 01 to October 01, 2018February 08 to March 08, 2019
Date of ExamFrom January 06 2019 to January 20, 2019From April 06 2019 to April 20, 2019
Declaration of ResultsBy January 31, 2019By April 30, 2019
Details of Fee PayableIn IndiaOutside India

Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.)


Paper 2 (B. Arch/B. Planning)

Gen./OBC (Non-creamy layer)Boys- Rs. 500/-

Girls- Rs. 250/-

Boys- Rs. 2000/-

Girls- Rs. 1000/-


Boys- Rs. 250/-

Girls- Rs. 250/-

Boys- Rs. 1000/-

Girls- Rs. 1000/-

Paper 2 (B. Arch/B. Planning)


Paper 2 (B. Arch/B. Planning)

Gen./OBC (Non-creamy layer)Boys- Rs. 900/-

Girls- Rs. 450/-

Boys- Rs. 3000/-

Girls- Rs. 1500/-


Boys- Rs. 450/-

Girls- Rs. 450/-

Boys- Rs. 1500/-

Girls- Rs. 1500/-

Processing/Service charges and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be borne by the candidates, as applicable
Dates regarding corrections in details of the Application Form, (only via the online mode)

October 08 to 14 2018

(Candidates won’t be able to make any corrections in the application form beyond this date)

Dates of Examination

(Details of paper 1 and 2, regarding the venue, date, time, shifts, etc. will be released by the NTA, on its website by the 15th of November 2018)

January 06 to 20 2019
Regarding the timing of the Exam1st Shift: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
2nd Shift: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Availability (online) of admit cardsFrom December 17, 2018
Center, Date, and Shifts of the Examination

(For the candidates appearing in both the papers- 1 and 2, the center, date, and shift may differ for both the papers)

As mentioned on the admit card
Regarding dates for display of answer keys and recorded responses for inviting questions on the NTA’s websiteNTA’s website shall display the date accordingly
Declaration of the results on the NTA’s websiteBy January 31, 2019

 The Application Procedure for JEE Main 2019 In a Nutshell

  • Verification through Aadhar/ ID proof (optional for the candidate)
  • Filling of online application
  • Authentication of mobile number and Email ID
  • Uploading of scanned documents
  • Payment of the application fee
  • Booking of slots (only for CBT)
  • Printing of Acknowledgement

Here are the complete details on filling the application form.

Details to Fill the Application Form for JEE Main 2019

The time-limit for filling the application form for the 1st attempt is from September 01 to 30, 2018. For the 2nd attempt, it is from February 08 to March 07, 2019. Candidates need to upload their photographs as mentioned below, after the process of filling their personal and academic details. There is an option to choose any one mode of submitting the application-fee – either through e-challan or through online mode. Corrections in the application form can be done from October 08 to 14, 2018.

ImageFilesizeDimensionsFile Format
Photograph with the name of the candidate below and date on which the photograph is taken4 KB to 40 KB3.5 cm x 4.5 cmJPEG/JPG
Signature of the Candidate1 KB to 30 KB3.5 cm x 1.5 cmJPEG/JPG
Signature of the candidate’s Father/Mother/Guardian1 KB to 30 KB3.5 cm x 1.5 cmJPEG/JPG

Details Regarding the Application Fee

Details of Fee PayableIn IndiaOutside India
Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.)


Paper 2 (B. Arch/B. Planning)

Gen./OBC (Non-creamy layer)Boys- Rs. 500/-

Girls- Rs. 250/-

Boys- Rs. 2000/-

Girls- Rs. 1000/-

SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderBoys- Rs. 250/-

Girls- Rs. 250/-

Boys- Rs. 1000/-

Girls- Rs. 1000/-

Paper 2 (B. Arch/B. Planning)


Paper 2 (B. Arch/B. Planning)

Gen./OBC (Non-creamy layer)Boys- Rs. 900/-

Girls- Rs. 450/-

Boys- Rs. 3000/-

Girls- Rs. 1500/-

SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderBoys- Rs. 450/-

Girls- Rs. 450/-

Boys- Rs. 1500/-

Girls- Rs. 1500/-

Processing/Service charges and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be borne by the candidates, as applicable

Number of Students Registered for JEE MAINRegistrations for JEE Main (2012-18)

Details regarding JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

Students will be provided the JEE Main 2019 Admit Card from December 17, 2018. The admit card is available through online mode only for the registered candidates who have submitted their form, filled properly. The card is an important document that you will be needing. Hence be careful about it and see that doesn’t get spoilt or damaged. Forget losing it!

 The procedure of Downloading JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

Follow the procedure mentioned below to download the admit card of JEE Main 2019.

  • Log in using the JEE Main 2019 application number and password
  • Click on the “Submit” button
  • Now, the JEE Main 2019 admit card is ready to download.
  • Check all the details mentioned on the admit card to make sure that they are correct

Note: Take 2 or more printouts or photocopies of JEE Main 2019 admit card, to be on the safer side, in case you lose them.

ID Proofs

Candidates appearing for Paper 1 through the online mode, should definitely carry any one of the documents, working as ID proofs for them, as mentioned below:

  • Driving License
  • College/School identity card
  • Passport

The examinees need to produce the ID proofs to the officials concerned with the security of the exam center.

Syllabus for JEE Main 2019

Studying the syllabus of the JEE Main 2019, students will be able to decide and plan their preparation-strategy. This includes the chapters, topics, and sections they want to strengthen. They may decide which topic/chapter/section they want to focus more and which need to be put aside meanwhile. JEE Main 2019 syllabus is divided into two parts, viz.,

Syllabus of JEE Main 2019 paper 1 that includes crucial topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of class 11 and 12.

Syllabus of JEE Main 2019 paper 2 containing Mathematics, aptitude test, and drawing.

For having detailed information, click on Syllabus for JEE Main 2019.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern

A short description of the exam pattern of JEE Main 2019 is as follows:

Mode of examCBT and Pen & paper
The medium of ExamEnglish, Hindi, Gujarati
Type of QuestionsObjective Type or Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Duration3 hours
Marking Scheme4 marks for a correct answer, -1 mark for a wrong answer and 0 marks for un-attempted questions
Total Marks360 for Paper I and 390 for Paper II
Subjects for Paper 1Mathematics with 30 questions (Total marks 120)
Chemistry with 30 questions (Total marks 120)
Physics with 30 questions (Total marks 120)
Subjects for Paper IIMathematics with 30 questions (Total marks 120)
Drawing with 2 questions (Total marks 70)
Aptitude Test with 50 questions (Total marks 200)

JEE Main 2019 Preparatory Study Material

So that no stone remains unturned from our side, we at EduGorilla have provided you a comprehensive supply of the study material. This, we hope, will satisfy all your needs regarding the preparation of the exam falling in 2019. This comprehensive reserve includes relevant notes, books, application forms of various coaching institutes, among many other things. So, have a great time with your studies and the EduGorilla study material!

Practicing with Mock Tests won’t Make a Mock of You

The goal of the mock tests is to help the students in preparing better. This they do by giving the students the report card regarding the marks they obtain after taking a short exam. This way, students get to know about their weak areas in which they can work and bring improvement in them.

The second advantage is that they provide students the feel of an almost real exam which they will be facing very soon. This way, the students get a firsthand experience of the level of questions they will be facing in the real exam. Hence, they can be better prepared for the exam, mentally.

The third advantage is that the valuable time of the students will be saved. This will be possible as they would have known them beforehand. They don’t need to read these rules again in the exam-hall, as they are familiar with them through the mock tests.

And the good part is that mock tests are very easy to obtain. At EduGorilla, we have the chest that has valuable gifts in the form of Mock-test-sample-papers, for you.

Exam centers for JEE Main 2019

There is a total of 264 cities in the exam-centers of which the JEE Main 2019 is going to be conducted. Out of these 264 cities, 255 centers fall in India and, the remaining 9 are located outside the country. We would like to remind you once more that there are two modes of this exam – the pen-and-paper (offline) mode and the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode. When filling the form, the offline JEE 2019 aspirants require opting for any 4 exam-centers in the order of their preference. The CBT aspirants don’t have this freedom and they get to choose only 1 center. Hence, the aspirants need to select their centers carefully keeping in mind the level of convenience/difficulty they can have when choosing them.

Noticeable Points on JEE Main 2019 Exam Centers

  • The JEE Main 2019 exam centers to hold JEE Main 2019 in the nation and overseas as well.
  • JEE Main 2019 candidates must select the centers wisely. This is because the factors of time, distance and accessibility may produce problems for them in taking the exam.
  • The authorities will provide the online seats on the first-come-first-serve basis. Therefore, JEE Main 2019 candidates must hurry to book their slots.
  • We advise the JEE Main 2019 candidates not to provide false information about themselves when selecting the exam centers. This can also lead them to their cancellation from the exam. Also, the authorities may withhold the results of such JEE Main 2019 candidates.

Counseling Sessions for the JEE Main 2019

Counseling sessions for JEE Main 2019 are conducted for the following technological institutes:

23 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)

31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

23 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)

20 Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur

And, several other Institutes spread across the country.

Earlier, the CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board) used to conduct the counseling for the JEE Main. But the authorities have brought modifications to the counseling procedure. The JAB (Joint Admission Board) and the CSAB have decided to jointly conduct the counseling for the two exams of the JEE. Both the boards will counsel under the name of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

It will be useful to let you know, though, that only a small fraction of students who take the test are able to qualify the exam and take the counseling sessions. This counseling has three divisions of central counseling, state-specific, or category-specific counseling. The students need to attend the sessions according to the groups of these three divisions. The students gain the seats according to their ranks on All-India basis. Counseling is also conducted for the SC/ST candidates and the physically handicapped among them. The first two days of the session follow this program. Afterward, the physically handicapped students belonging to the Open (OP) category, are counseled.

According to the directives issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), out of the total number of seats available in the NITs and CFTIs, 50% are reserved under the Home State Quota. The remaining 50% of the seats are allocated for the “Other State” students or the “All India” students. The program of the counseling for JEE Main 2019, will go according to these directives.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding JEE Main 2019

  • Is Aadhar card mandatory for applying for JEE Main 2019?

Ans- Though Aadhar card has been provisioned in order to check and prevent the possibilities of fake or pseudo candidates, it is optional. Using it will enhance the security of your taking of exam in the sense that no fake candidate will think of taking the exam in place of you. Hence, it’s completely upon you to either use it or not, but we highly advise to use it.

  • How to change the mode of examination, if a student feels such a need?

Ans- If a student feels, he/she can move from the Pen and Paper mode to the CBT (Computer Based Test) mode. But, the vice-versa of the case i.e., from the CBT method to the Pen and Paper method, isn’t possible.

  • What solution is there for the candidates who opted for the Hindi/Gujarati medium but later on wanted to take the JEE Main 2019 exam in English medium?

Ans- Question paper of the exam is in all the three mediums of languages – Hindi, Gujarati, and English. The candidate is free to answer in any language that he/she feels comfortable in.

  • Is it compulsory to take both papers of the exam – Paper 1 and Paper 2? can’t a student take any one paper of the two?

Ans- Though there is no such rule to take both the papers, it’s compulsory to go for paper 1 if the student aims to pursue B.Tech./B.E. course. Similarly, for the candidates who want to pursue B.Arch., they need to take the exam in paper 2, compulsorily.

Paper 1 and 2 are mandatory in the case of the candidates, who want to pursue the course of B.Arch., along with B.Tech.

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