JEE Main FAQs- Common Mistakes done by JEE aspirants

Since JEE Main 2019 will be a totally new experience due to the changes introduced by the new conducting body, there will be multiple doubts this year. Apart from the change in the mode of exam to completely computer- based test, JEE Main will be held bi-annually instead of annual conduction. You must stay tuned to the official site for any changes in the exam.To make sure that there are  no miscommunications, here are a few JEE Main FAQs.


Que: How can I apply for JEE Main 2019?
Ans: You need to fill the application form 2019 to appear in the exam. Candidate must read the instructions carefully while filling the application form. Application form is filled through online mode only. If any wrong information found the form will be rejected.

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Que:    What is the last date to submit the application form?

Ans :   September 30, 2018


Que:    What is the last date to submit the fees?

Ans :   October 1, 2018


Que: When JEE Main 2019 will conducted?

Ans: It will be conducted twice in a year- January 2019 and April 2019


Que: Is Aadhaar number mandatory to fill the application form?

Ans :  Yes it is mandatory to fill the application form, failing to do so will not complete the application form. If you do not have an Aadhaar card number, you will be required to enroll for it and then submit the Aadhaar Enrollment Number in place of it containing 14 digits along with a slash “/”.


Que: Will JEE Main 2019 exam be conducted offline or online?

Ans: The exam will be conducted through online mode only, i.e Computer Based Test.


Que: Who is eligible for JEE Main 2019 exam?

Ans: Candidates who have passed class XII with atleast 75% marks (for General Category) and SC/ST/ Pwd Category secured atleast 65% marks in 2017,2018 or 2019 appearing students irrespective of their age are eligible for JEE Main 2019. Candidates who have passed XII before 2017 or after 2019 are not eligible. Candidates who qualifying examination in 2016, did not passed in 2016 but passed in 2017 also not eligible


Que: If a candidate passed in 2018 but for improvement he/she appearing in 2019, is he/she eligible?

Ans: Yes, he/she is eligible.

Que:    What if I am unable to apply for Aadhar Card?

Ans :  To assist candidates in getting the Aadhar Card, NTA has established various JEE Main 2019 Aadhar Facilitation Center where candidates can enroll for UIDAI Aadhaar Card and in case the facility to enroll will not be available the candidates will be issued a Registration Number which is the number you need to fill the application.


Que:    How can pay the fee for JEE Main application form?

Ans :   You can pay the fee by online mode via Credit/Debit Card, Net Banking or the offline mode via E-Challan of SBI Bank. You can visit any SBI Branch for submitting the fees. Collect A4 size printout of the e-Challan in pdf format from SBI MOPS page which will contain NTA’s required information in addition to Bank Reference Number.


Que: What is state of eligibility for NIos/ Institution Abroard and Improvement Candidates?

Ans: Candidates who have passed/appearing class XII from NIOs should select the State of Eligibility in which study center is located. The State of eligibility is not applicable for Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO candidates. Institution abroad students state of eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as written in the Passport. Candidates who have passed XII in one state but for improvement they appear in other state. They should fill the original state from where he/she passed XII not the state where she/ he has appeared for the examination.


Que: What is the eligibility criteria for persons with disability candidates?

Ans: It is clearly mentioned in the Information Bulletin. Click here to download.


Que:    Can I book a test slot of my choice?

Ans :   Yes, it is based on FIFO concept, so hurry!


Que: How many times a student can appear in one year?

Ans: As per the new scheme of 2019, candidate can appear twice- in January and in April. Number of attempts for admission in particular academic session will be treated as one. As per NTA rules candidates can appear for 3 consecutive years.


Que:    Do I need to submit 2 JEE Main Application Form 2019 in order to apply for Paper 1 and 2?

Ans :   No


Que: What is the eligibility criteria for diploma students?

Ans: Diploma holders can appear in JEE (Advanced) but they cannot take admission in  NITs and CFTIs through JEE (Main) channel.


Que: How Normalization score will be decided?

Ans: Download Normalization score PDF for details.


Que: Is photograph without name and date of photograph accepted?

Ans: No


Que: Why Date and Shift of exam is not available in Application form?

Ans: As per the decision of NTA, exam date and shift is allotted randomly by the computer software.


Que: I am from Assam / Meghalaya / Jammu and Kashmir and the Government has not issued Aadhar Card in our state yet. What can I do?

Ans :   Candidates from these states can apply for JEE Main 2019 by submitting details in Passport, Voter ID Card, Ration Card or any other ID card issued by the Government.


Ques: Is the syllabus same as 2018?

Ans: Yes


Que:    My name in Aadhar Card does not match with that in the School Records. Is this an issue?

Ans :   Yes, this might harm the candidature. However, do not worry as you can submit a correction request at Aadhar Center and in return to correction request, candidates will get a slip having a 14-digit enrollment number which must be filled in JEE Main Eligibility Criteria.


Que:    What if you forget your JEE Main Application No / Password?

Ans :   Candidates will be able to reset their password of JEE Main 2019 application form through the security question and answer chosen by candidates during the application process. After this, a verification code is sent on the registered mobile number or a reset link is sent on your registered email ID.


Que: What will be the pattern of JEE Main 2019?

Ans: JEE Main consists of two paper- Paper-1(B.E/ B.Tech) and Paper-2 (B.Arch/ B.Planning). Candidates can give 1 paper or both. The following table gives you the details information of JEE Main 2019 pattern:

Chemistry &
Objective type
with equal
weightage to
“Computer Based
Test(CBT)” mode
–Part I
Aptitude Test
– Part II
Objective type
Objective type
“Computer Based
Test(CBT)” mode
Questions to test drawing aptitude “Pen and Paper
Based” (offline)
mode to be
attempted on
Drawing Sheet


Que: What if you forgot JEE Main 2019 Application Number?

Ans: You can click on “I can’t access my account?”, following which the candidates will have to select “I forgot my JEE Main Application Number”. After this, you need to submit similar information that you submitted during registration like Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, State of Eligibility, Case Sensitive Security Pin and later click on “Submit”. JEE Main 2019 application number will be recovered after submitting the required information.


Que: How much is the JEE Main application fee?

Ans: JEE Main application fee will be according to the category and gender of candidate along with his/her choice of examination mode. The payment has to be done in online (credit card/debit card) or offline mode (e-challan). The fee will be displayed while the candidate is filling the application form.


Que: How can I check the status of JEE Main 2019 examination fees?

Ans: Candidates are required to check the status on official website of NTA i.e www. For convenience, candidates should take a printout of the confirmation page. In case, the confirmation page is not displayed, you can do one of the following points:

  1. If the fees is paid through e-challan by depositing cash in SBI Branch, then visit nearest branch to update their fees status.
  2. If you have paid the fees through online i.e Net Banking/ Credit or Debit Card, you should wait for minimum 48 hours. If the fees is not still updated, it means the fees is cancelled. In this case, you should pay the fees again and previous amount will be refunded within 7-10 working days.


Que: What would be the case if a candidate fills more than 1 application form?

Ans: It will be rejected, NTA will accept only 1 application form per student.


Que: How can candidates outside India (PIO/OCI/NRI) apply for examination without the Aadhar identity number?

Ans : Candidates outside India may apply using their Passport details.


Que: Can I use Calculator while appearing in the exam?

Ans: No, candidates are not allowed to use calculator in the exam.


Que: I have no experience with online examination? How can I prepare for the examination?

Ans: NTA facilitates free practice sessions in their respective test centers(TPCs). Read complete details about TPCs here.


Que: If I have made mistakes in my application form, can I fill another one or correct the mistakes the form?

Ans: Candidates can submit only 1 application. The correction facility will be opened by the authorities after the submission process is overCorrection window will be start from 08 October to 14 October 2018.


Que:    Should I send the JEE Main 2019 application form & any documents to the authorities?

Ans :  You do not need to send any documents separately to the authorities.


Que: Which browser should be used while applying JEE Main Application form?

Ans: Candidate should use Mozilla Firefox/Internet Explorer (above 9.0). Candidate must check their internet connection speed while filling the application form. Clear all cookies and history. Fill the form in off-peak hours.


Que: Is it necessary to appear in JEE Main examination twice? If I give the examination on both the occasions, which score will be considered?

Ans: It is not necessary to appear for the exam twice. This would be optional for candidates to appear once or twice for the current academic sessions. If the candidates appear for both tests, better of the 2 scores will be taken for merit list.


Que: Will there any changes in JOSAA counselling process?

Ans: There will be no changes in JOSAA counselling.


Que: If I am a private candidate, or have done my 10+2 from NIOS, what should I put in my school details?

Ans : The marks secured in 10+2 from NIOS have to be submitted by candidates while filling the online application form. Along with the marks, year of passing, name of school board, type of institution, name of school/institute of the candidate for 10th and 12th standard also has to be submitted.


Que: How many exam centers should we choose?

Ans: Candidates can chose upto 3 exam centers according to their preference.


Que: Who can assist me in filling JEE Main 2019 application form?

Ans: Guidelines to fill the application form have been released by NTA official authorities. Candidates can refer to the guidelines to register themselves for the examination.


Que: Is there any need to upload thumb impression in the Application form?

Ans: It is not mandatory to upload thumb impression while filling the Application form.


Que: Can I wear spectacle in the photograph?

Ans:   No.


Que: Would I need to upload non-creamy layer, nativity or community certificates?

Ans: No.


Que: What if my father passed away, can l give only my mother’s signature?

Ans: Yes, you have to fill your mother’s details.


Que: What all things should I keep in-hand while filling the Application from?

Ans: Scanned copies of photograph, signature and thumb impression, class 10th and 12th related information, details/certificates (for students who have passed Class 12th in 2017 or 2018) and payment method you want to use like Debit Card or Credit Card.


Que: Is GST applicable on application fee?

Ans: In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card, candidates need to pay an additional processing charge as following- for Domestic Credit Card, 0.80% of the examination fee plus GST as applicable. For International Credit Card, 3.50% of the examination fees plus GST as applicable. For Net Banking, Rs. 5 plus GST as applicable.


Que: What are modes of filling up JEE Main Application form?

Ans: Only online mode is available for filling the Application form.


Que: How can the candidates who have recently submitted the request for updation in Aadhar details (including biometric updation) fill the Application form?

Ans: Such Candidates have to apply by entering 14 digits Aadhar Enrollment ID/UR No. (including slash) printed on the slip issued by Aadhar Center after submitting updation request.


Que: In what situation does Aadhar authentication fail in the process of filling the Application form?

Ans: There are 2 situations when this happens-

a. The candidate has not entered the details exactly same as mentioned on their Aadhar card.
b. The candidate’s biometric is not updated in Aadhar.

Ques: What should be done to rectify the Aadhar authentication failure while filling the Application form?

Ans: In case of Aadhar authentication failure, you should do the following-

a. You should verify whether you have entered the details exactly same as mentioned on the Aadhar card.
b. You should submit a correction request at Aadhar center for biometric updation and apply for JEE Main by entering 14-digit Aadhar Enrollment ID/UR No. (including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhar center after submitting updation request.


Que: What should be done in case the date of birth is not fully or incorrectly mentioned in Aadhar card?

Ans: You should submit a correction request at Aadhar center and apply for JEE Main by entering 14-digit Aadhar Enrollment ID/UR No. (including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhar center after submitting updation request.


Que: The name of father/mother is not same as in school records. The address mentioned in Aadhar has been changed due to transfer or some other reason.

Ans: If the particulars are not matched with Aadhar data, candidates should correctly fill these particulars as per school records. The present/permanent address may also be filled accordingly.


Que: Can candidates of Assam/J&K/Meghalaya having Aadhar Card choose Examination Center across India for the exam?

Ans: Candidates who have passed or are appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya having Aadhar Card can choose the Examination Center across India. Candidates must ensure that name, Date of birth & gender in online application for JEE Main must be same in X, XII Certificate/Marksheet and Aadhar Card details for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication.


Que: What mistakes can be corrected when form correction facility is activated?

Ans: Correction in particulars can be done only if candidates have paid the fee and completed all the steps of online application form. Candidates can modify all the particulars including city of examination, Paper-2 to Paper-1 and vice versa or select both papers of his/her application form during the facility of correction between October 8-14, 2018. The balance fee, if any due to correction in particulars, will have to be paid by the candidates during that period.


Que: What can be done if candidates have applied for both paper 1 & Paper 2 but do not want to appear in Paper-1 or Paper-2?

Ans: There is no compulsion for such candidates to appear in both papers, they can appear in the paper of their choice. But there is no refund of fee.


Que: Will candidates appearing in class 12th examination in 2018 or improvement examination in 2019 enter their roll number of class 12th?

Ans: The option of entering Roll number is not mandatory, if it is allotted then mention it, otherwise leave it empty and fill the remaining options in the JEE Main 2019.


Que: In case candidate(s) fails to book the date for online examination after paying the fees or the capacity in the selected city is full, how will they know about the date and session of examination?

Ans: If a candidate does not make any selection, he/she shall be randomly assigned a slot/date as per the availability of same in examination city selected by them. Details of session and slot will be mentioned on their admit card which can be downloaded from the website from December 17, 2018.


Que: What action is to be taken, if candidate has opted Hindi/Gujarati medium for examination and wants to appear in English medium?

Ans: The question paper will be bilingual (both in Hindi/English and Gujarati/English) for candidates who have opted Hindi/Gujarati medium. Candidates can attempt question in any medium during examination.


Que: What can be done if candidate has opted English medium for examination and wants to appear Hindi/Gujarati in medium?

Ans: Such candidates should do correction in their application form as mentioned in point 1 above. In computer based examination, candidates can choose the medium on their screen during the examination.


Que: What is the State of Eligibility for the Improvement Candidates/Institution Abroad/NIOS?

Ans:  If a candidate has passed Class 12th/ Equivalent qualifying examination from one state but appeared for improvement from another state, his/her state code of eligibility will be from where he/she has originally passed Class 12th/ Equivalent qualifying examination and not the state from where he/she has appeared for improvement. For Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from an institution abroad, the State of Eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as given in the Passport of the candidate. Candidate passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state in which the study center is located. The State of Eligibility is not applicable for candidates belonging to Nepal/Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO.


Que: In case the photograph is does not have a name and date, would the form be rejected?

Ans: Name of candidate and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the photograph, but in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, form will not be rejected and no correction is required in such a case and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in the exam.


Que: How will an NRI or a foreign student enter his/her mobile number?

Ans: Such candidates should enter the mobile number of his/her relative residing in India.


Que: Are candidates who appeared in Paper-2 eligible for admission to B.Arch. course in IITs?

Ans: No, candidates who appeared in Paper-2 are eligible for admission to B. Arch. only in NITs/SPAs other CFTIs (where B.Arch. course is available). For admission to B.Arch. in IIT’s, there is separate procedure for which candidates should see the website of IITs.


Que: What is Eligibility for Diploma Students for JEE-Main 2019?

Ans: To appear in JEE (Advanced), a diploma holder can apply for JEE Main 2019 but his/her rank and score for JEE Main will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main channel.


Que: What are HSC vocational courses? 

Ans: Different states can have different HSC vocational courses, so students of different states will have to verify it from their particular state.


Que: What all boards are recognized under Association of Indian Universities.

Ans: Kindly visit the website to know about the boards.


Application Form Correction

NTA strongly advises applicants to be very careful while filling application form. For example, they can refer registration to see spellings of names of candidate and parents. Once the application form is submitted, there may or may not have a chance for form correction.

Only one-time opportunity is given to JEE aspirants for correcting their details (Personal) filled in the Application form. JEE Main 2019 Application Form Correction window was available between October 8 and 14, 2018.

A candidate is eligible to correct a particular detail once they have completed all the steps and have successfully completed payment of JEE Main Application Form. A candidate will be eligible to edit their personal details including scanned copy of passport size photographs, signature or change the exam mode from pen & paper based (offline) to computer based (online) exam but vice versa is not allowed.


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