JEE Main 2019: Exam Centers, Admit Card, Study Material, Syllabus and Mock Test

JEE Main is the premier engineering entrance examination for admission to undergraduate programs in NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and several other top engineering institutions in the country. NTA (National Testing Agency) is the new conducting authority for JEE Main while the mode of exam is completely online now..

JEE Main 2019 exam cities have been announced online from October 21, 2018. Candidates can login on the official site of NTA with their credentials to check JEE Main Exam Centers. The facility for ‘slot booking’ is no longer available for JEE Main aspirants.

The exam date, center and shift will be allotted to candidates through a computerised process by NTA. All the eligible applicants can download their JEE Main Admit Card from December 17 using their login. To be eligible, candidates must make it to top 20 percentile cutoff in class 12th.

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You can use JEE Main Study Material to boost your performance in the main exam. NTA has recently uploaded JEE Main Mock Tests and video lectures by IIT experts at You can access the same by using your login. Candidates can also find here list of some important derivations in Physics for preparation.

New UpatesNTA has released mock tests and content lectures at their official site.

Latest Update: Click Here to Download analysis of JEE Main last 4 years question paper

There are 2 shifts for the paper 1– first, 9:30-12:30 pm and second from 2:30-5:30 pm. Paper 2  will also be held in two shifts, but only on one day, i.e., January 8,2019. Check JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern.

JEE Main Result for January session is expected to be declared on January 31, 2019. You can check the result using your login.

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) is the National level Engineering Entrance Exam for B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch Courses. The engineering entrance will be conducted twice from this year.

NTA (National Testing Agency) will head the management of these exam for admission in NIT’s (National Institute of Technology), IIIT’s (Indian Institute of Information Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions all over India. It is also a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced 2019.

Application Form correction was available from October 08 to October 14, 2018. Candidates could make changes in the limited number of fields using their login. Candidates are expected to edit and verify all the particulars carefully as it is just one-time facility and no opportunity to edit details will be provided later.

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New UpatesNTA releases the official notice for JEE Main 2019 Date and Slot booking. Click here

Important Dates

The exam will be conducted twice a year of which here is the tentative schedule:

JEE Main 2019 – Phase I

Release of JEE Main 2019 official notification September 01, 2018
Online Application/registration process will commence from September 01, 2018
Last date for Online Application process September 30, 2018
Admit Card will be available from December 17, 2018
JEE Main 2019 Online Exam Jan 06 to Jan 20, 2019
Announcement of JEE MAIN 2019 Result January 31, 2019

JEE Main 2019 – Phase II

Release of JEE Main 2019 official notification February 08, 2019
Online Application/registration process will commence from February 08, 2019
Last date for Online Application process March 07, 2019
Admit Card will be available from March 18, 2019
JEE Main 2019 Online Exam April 06 to April 20, 2019
Announcement of JEE MAIN 2019 Result April 30, 2019

The above schedule exam dates are tentative so please stay updated with us for the latest news. 

JEE Main 2019 Highlights

Event Details
Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2019
Conducting Authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Level National Level
Category of Examination Undergraduate (UG)
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Paper I B.Tech / B.E.
Paper II B.Arch / B.Planning
Purpose of Examination Qualifying examination for admissions into NITs, IITs, and GFTI.

Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced which provides admissions into IITs.

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Marks 360
Total Number of Questions in Paper 90 Questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be allotted for each correct response.

For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.

Selection Process Admission through JoSAA counseling on the basis of the applicant’s All India Rank

JEE Main 2019 Eligibility criteria:

The general eligibility criteria for JEE Main is that the candidate should be class 12th pass with minimum 75% marks. Other important eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

Age Criteria:

  • Only those applicants whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1994 are eligible to write JEE Main Exam 2019.
  • However, relaxation is provided in case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) applicants. The board relaxes upper age limit for the mentioned categories by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD applicants who are born on or after October 01, 1988.
  • Please note that date of birth recorded in CBSE mark sheets or equivalent will be considered.

Educational Qualification Criteria:

  • Applicants who have passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2016 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2020 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2019.
  • Applicants must have studied and written exams for at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing Exam.
  • Applicants who have taken only four subjects are not eligible to write JEE (Main) 2019.

No. of Attempts given to applicants:

The number of attempts which applicants can take is limited to 3. In the past, this was not counted but from now it will be counted. The same thing is applicable for JEE Advanced 2019. You can only apply for JEE Advanced 2019 two times in the same consecutive year.

JEE Main Application form

It is mandatory for all the students to read all the instructions carefully i.e (how to fill application form) before filling JEE Main application form.

The application process follows three stages mentioned below:

  • Filling all the basic information
  • Uploading images
  • Submitting Application Fee

Before filling the application form you must have the following documents:

  • Scanned Copies of photograph, signature
  • Class 10th and 12th related information
  • Credit Card/Debit Card
  • Aadhaar Card

Stage I:        

Filling the Application Form:

  • The first step is to register for the exam on the official website.
  • On the homepage, click on the “Apply for JEE (Main) – 2019”
  • Click on “New Candidate Registration”.
  • Enter details like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, State of Eligibility etc.
  • After you fill the required information, submit the application form.
  • An application number will be generated. This number is crucial as it would be required for all the further communications.

Stage II:

  • Uploading scanned images.
  • After registration, applicants would be required to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature.
  • All the scanned images need to be in jpg/jpeg format only.
  • Size of the photograph should be between 4 kb and 40 kb.
  • The signature image should be between 1 kb and 30 kb.
  • The signature should be in between 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height) only.

Note – Documents exceeding the specified sizes will not be uploaded. Use image resizer to fit the specifications.

Stage III

Submitting Application Fee

  • After uploading the images, applicants have to pay the application fees online through Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking. The fee differs for online and offline mode and reservation relaxation applies to categories.
  • If the candidate is using Credit Card to pay JEE Main 2019 application fee, 1.20% of the examination fee will be charged additionally along with service tax as applicable.
  • In case, a candidate is using Debit Card to pay JEE Main 2019 exam fee, a fee of 0.75% of the examination fee will be charged additionally along with taxes for exam fee up to INR 2000 and 1% + taxes for examination fee more than INR 2000.
  • A candidate using SBI Buddy will be charged INR 20/- per transaction plus the service tax as applicable.
  • Using Paytm will cost 1.50% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
  • The board also accepts application fee through E-challan. For the same, aspirants need to download the e-challan generated after the submission of online application form. Applicants will be able to download the acknowledgment page once the fees are paid. Applicants those who are choosing e-challan mode would have to pay Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC/Canara Bank in cash.

JEE Main 2019 Application Fee

The application fee varies for all applicants. It depends over their Category and Gender.

Offline Exam (Pen or Paper Based)

Paper/Category Paper I or II Paper I and II Both Paper I or II Paper I and II both
Exam center in India Exam Centre in out of India


1000 1800 2500 3800
SC/ST/PwD/All Girls 500 900 1250 1900

Online Mode (Computer Based)

Paper/Category Paper I or II Paper I and II Both Paper I or II Paper I and II both


500 1300 2500 3800
SC/ST/PwD/All Girls 250 650 1250 1900

JEE Main Form Correction

Applicants who have successfully submitted their Application Form can make corrections in their application in January 2019. The conducting agency, NTA will release the Application correction for applicants who made some errors while filling the form.

  • Correction is limited to particular sections only.
  • Details such as Academic details cannot be corrected.

Applicants should avoid typing errors and should keep the documents aside while filling the form.

JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

To download JEE Main admit card 2019, applicants have to enter their application number, date of birth and security pin. Admit card will not be sent individually to any applicant, it would be available online. NTA will release the admit card and it should be retained till the counselling process.

The mentioned steps are to be followed to download admit card of JEE Main 2019.

  • The link to download JEE Main 2019 Admit Card will be available on the official website
  • The system will redirect you to the admit card portal
  • Enter JEE Main 2019 Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin in the admit card window
  • Click on “Submit” button
  • Check the admit card on your computer screen
  • Ensure all the details are correct before taking a print out

JEE Main Exam Pattern

This engineering entrance exam comprises of two papers. Applicants seeking admission in B.E/B. Tech programs at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs appear for Paper-1. Whereas, Paper-2 is given by aspirants of Architecture and Planning Programs. The duration of the exam is three hours, wherein applicants can write the exam in either of the two mediums.

  • Online mode
  • Offline mode

A total of 90 questions are asked and there is negative marking. Only Objective type questions will be asked in Paper-1 which will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There will be 30 questions in all the 3 sections from Paper -1, carrying total 360 marks. Each question carries 4 marks.

Total time given to applicants is 3 hours. For every correct answer, you will get 4 marks and for every wrong answer, you will lose 1 mark. However, you will not lose any mark from the total score for unanswered questions. CBSE conducts a computer-based test and Pen & Paper Entrance Exam on separate dates.

Paper I

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Marking Scheme
Physics 30 120 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

Paper II

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Marking Scheme
Mathematics 30 120 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

A total of 82 questions are asked, comprising 390 marks in Paper-2. It will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing section. Only Mathematics and Aptitude section are objective, whereas drawing section is subjective. It is conducted only in offline mode. The total time given to the applicants is 3 hours.

Best books for IIT JEE Main Preparation

Every JEE Aspirants need to go with best books for JEE Main 2019 preparation. Know all the best book for JEE Main preparation from here. NCERT Books remains the best choices for every JEE Aspirants. Try to go thoroughly with the NCERT books. After that, you can follow reference books like R.D. Sharma, H.C.Verma, and Morrison.

There is a list of important formulae for JEE Main which students can use during the exam.

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus

The exam consists of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for Paper I and Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing for Paper II. The applicants must thoroughly revise their class 12th syllabus and books to prepare for JEE Main 2019. Applicants can also prepare by joining various institutes which provide the required training and course material to clear this crucial exam.

To download detailed syllabus Click here.

JEE Main 2019 Result

CBSE will release JEE Main Result online on the official website. You will not receive results via Email; the applicants must check them online.

How to check JEE Main Result 2019?

  • Click on the link given on the official website to get access to JEE Main 2019 Result portal.
  • Enter Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on submit button and you will have JEE Main Result 2019 window.
  • Check your score and ranks and download the Rank Card.
  • Applicants will also get to know their qualifying status for JEE Advanced 2019 through their rank card.

JEE Main 2019 Rank Card

The JEE Main Rank List 2019 will include All India Rank of the candidate along with the All India Category Rank. Furthermore, JoSAA uses JEE Main AIR for admissions.In 2019 CBSE introduced some changes among of them one is when calculating All India Rank no weightage has to be given class 12th marks. For detailed information visit here.

JEE Main 2019 Cut Off

CBSE will release cut off of JEE Main 2019 along with the result. JEE Main cut off comprises closing ranks or minimum scores as an eligibility for JEE Advanced 2019. The expected cut off for JEE Main 2019 is given below:

Category Cut-off Marks
General 81
Scheduled Caste 32
Scheduled Tribe 27
PWD 01

JEE Main 2019 Counselling:

Only those applicants who have qualified in JEE Main 2019 will be able to participate in the counselling session.

JoSAA will conduct online allocation of seats based on the applicant’s All India Rank in JEE Main, category, availability of seats and other factors. Post seat allocation, the applicants will have to report at their allotted Institute for document verification and fee payment.

Submit following documents during verification:

  • 3 Passport size Photographs
  • JEE Main Admit Card 2019
  • JEE Main Result 2019
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Seat Allotment letter
  • Photo Identity Card
  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment
  • 12th Standard Mark Sheet
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)



    • The following documents required for Counselling process are :
      • 3 Passport size Photographs
      • JEE Main Admit Card 2019
      • JEE Main Result 2019
      • Proof of Date of Birth
      • Seat Allotment letter
      • Photo Identity Card
      • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment
      • 12th Standard Mark Sheet
      • Category Certificate (if applicable)

    • JEE Main is a National Level Exam conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for admissions in and B.arch courses

    • Documents required during registration are –

      Scanned Copies of photograph, signature
      Class 10th and 12th related information
      Credit Card/Debit Card
      Aadhaar Card

  1. jee main will conducted twice a year. so counseling process will also conducted twice a year? i am so confused with this so please let me know counseling process

    • JEE Main will conducted twice a year. This year JEE Main will conduct in January and in April. But counseling process for both exam will held in Second week of June 2019.

    • Seat Allotment is done on basis of cutoff. If you qualify exam with good score then you can admission into NITs, IITs, and GFTI.

    • Marking Scheme for JEE Main – 4 marks will be allotted for each correct response and For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.

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