NTA Releases Official Notification for JEE Main 2019 CBT Exam

JEE Main 2019 Registration closes on September 30. Meanwhile, notification has been released regarding the guidelines for CBT (Computer Based Test) mode exam. From this year onwards, NTA has decided to revoke pen and paper mode. Now, instructions have been released for candidates appearing for JEE Main and other national level entrances managed by NTA.

Let us now have a look at the calendar of events planned for JEE Main 2019 January Session:

  • Registration process for JEE Main 2019 commenced on Sep 1, 2018 and ended on Sep 30, 2018.
  • Payment of fees can be done till Oct 1, 2018 using credit card/debit card/net banking or through challan.
  • In case someone has submitted incorrect details, application correction window would get enabled from Oct 8, 2018 till Oct 14, 2018.
  • Admit card for JEE Main 2019 can be downloaded from official website on Dec 17, 2018.
  • The exam would be held between Jan 6, 2019 and Jan 20, 2019.
  • Declaration of result and cut off would take place on Jan 30, 2019.

Guidelines for JEE Main 2019 CBT Exam

  • To start the exam, candidates need to login on their respective allotted computers using ID and password in the application form.
  • After login, candidates would see a page of instructions which consist of the types of questions, allotted time and marking scheme. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions very carefully at least once.
  • There would be facility of changing the saved answers. You just have to go to the particular question, chose the new option you want to save and click on “save and next”.
  • You can erase an answer too which has been saved previously. Select the question number from question bar and click on “clear response”. Hence the marked answer will get erased.
  • On the top of the computer screen at right hand side, timer would be placed so that the candidates manage their speed accordingly.
  • After the countdown timer reaches zero, the exam would get automatically submitted i.e. the exam will get over by itself and the candidate need not to submit their exam.
  • Unsaved answers of the exam would not be considered for marking procedure.
  • Rough sheets would be provided to the students for doing rough work/calculations.

The main highlights of JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern are referenced in the table below:

JEE Main Paper I
Exam Mode Computer-based test mode
Exam Duration 3 hours
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Total number of questions 90 (Each subject will have 30 questions)
Type of Questions Objective having 4 options each with only 1 correct option
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for every correct response; for incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted. No marks will be given for unattempted questions.
Maximum Marks Total of 360 Marks
Medium of paper English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)
JEE Main Paper II
Exam Mode Mathematics and Aptitude test will be computer-based, whereas Drawing test will be conducted in pen-and-paper mode
Exam Duration 3 hours
Subjects Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing skills
Total number of questions 82 (Mathematics 30 questions, Aptitude 50 and Drawing 2)
Type of Questions Maths and Aptitude will be objective type while drawing section will have questions to test the drawing and sketching skills
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for every correct response; for incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted. No marks will be given for unattempted questions.
Maximum Marks Total of 390 Marks (Drawing section will be of total 70 marks, marking of every question will be given along with it.)
Medium of paper English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)

Latest Changes Introduced in JEE Main

  • Exams would be conducted by NTA (National Test Agency) replacing CBSE as the new organizing authority.
  • The exam would be held in just online mode from this year. Pen and paper mode would not be used any further.
  • Practice centers has been set up for the students across the country so that they make take free mocks and get an idea of the main exam and learn to deal with the pressure of the examination hall so that it may be rectified.
  • Online lectures will be provided by IIT professors on every subject and candidates may avail the facility according to their level of preparation.

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