JEE Main 2019 – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Registration, Syllabus

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Overview

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is an all India common engineering entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), formerly conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to undergraduate programmes BE, B.Tech, B.Arch at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other institutions.

LATEST UPDATE: JEE Main 2019 Important Dates announced. Check important dates here.

One important change from 2019 is that the JEE (Main) examination will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. This will give more chances to students though taking the test twice will not be compulsory.

The JEE (Main) is also an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidates can take if they are seeking admissions to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination (Main)
Also Known AsJEE Main
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline (Computer based test)
Conducted byNational Testing Agency (NTA)

About

Papers

PapersCourse
Paper 1All undergraduate courses (B.E./B. Tech.)
Paper 2B.Arch/B. Planning (At Institutions other than IITs)

Mode

  • Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) – Online (Computer Based Examination)
  • Paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.)  – Online (Computer Based Examination)

Type

Paper 1

PaperPaper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.)
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Type of QuestionsObjective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Mode of ExamComputer based

Paper 2

PaperPaper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning.)
SubjectsMathematics – Part I, Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III
Type of QuestionsObjective type & Questions to test drawing aptitude
Mode of ExamComputer based

Medium

All Examination Centre CitiesEnglish and Hindi
Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar HaveliEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati

Schedule

January 2019 Exam

Dates of ExaminationJanuary 6, 2019 (Sunday) – January 20, 2019 (Sunday)
Slots8 different sittings and candidate can choose any one
TimingsTo be Announced
Duration3 Hours

April 2019 Exam

Dates of ExaminationApril 7, 2019 (Sunday) – April 21, 2019 (Sunday)
Slots8 different sittings and candidate can choose any one
TimingsTo be Announced
Duration3 Hours

Eligibility

Date Of Birth

  • Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1994 are eligible.
  • Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC, ST and PwD candidates.

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination

  • Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018.
  • Or Those candidates who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019.
  • Candidates who appeared in Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016, did not pass in 2016, but passed in 2017 are not eligible.
  • Note: For admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination is also considered. You can check that criteria here.

Subjects in Qualifying Examination

  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in order to be eligible.
  • For B.E./B Tech. course, candidates must have passed Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • For B.Arch./B.Planning. course, candidates must have passed Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject.

Mock Test

  • The official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for JEE Main.
  • Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the computer based test and make themselves familiar with the interface.
  • Candidates can also practice the online test on Saturday/Sunday at designated practice centres established by NTA. The practice centres will start functioning from 3rd week of August 2018.
  • Mock test is for practice purpose only.

Fees

For examination centre opted in India

For examination centre opted in India

One Paper Only

Computer Based Examination

General/OBC₹500
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹250

Both Papers

Computer Based Examination

General/OBC₹1300
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹650

For examination centre opted in Foreign country

For examination centre opted in Foreign country

One Paper Only

Computer Based Examination

General/OBC₹2500
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹1250

Both Papers

Computer Based Examination

General/OBC₹3800
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹1900

Registration

  • The registrations for JEE (Main) January 2019 examination will begin on Spetember 1, 2018 while the registrations for JEE (Main) April 2019 examination will begin in 2nd week of February 2019.

Application Procedure

Procedure

  1. The aspiring candidate should furnish all the details and choose a password while filling up the Online Application. After successful submission of the data, Application number will be generated which will be used for subsequent logins.
  2. Once the candidate has registered, he/she is required to upload scanned images of his/her photograph and signature.
  3. The candidate is then required to pay the Examination Fee which can be done by Credit card/Debit card/Paytm or e-challan (generated after submission of details in online application form).
  4. Once the payment is done, Acknowledgement Page will be generated. Candidates are advised to save it for future reference.

Note

  • Candidates are required to fill Aadhaar details in the application form. Candidates who don’t have Aadhaar can visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre to get enrolled. Candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar but have not received Aadhaar should enter 28 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID.
  • The scanned photograph should be colour or b/w (but clear contrast) with name of the candidate and date of taking the photograph printed on it.
  • The entire application process is online, thus the candidates are not required to send any document to JEE (Main) Secretariat / NTA.

Application Correction

  • Candidates will be provided a facility to make correction in their application form particulars.
  • It is one-time facility and is extended to the candidates to avoid any hardship to them.

Slot Booking

  • Candidates will be provided a facility to choose their date and test slot.
  • There will be 8 different sittings and candidates can choose any one.

Admit Card

  • Admit Card can be downloaded from JEE (Main) website as per schedule.
  • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination.

Test Centres

Computer Based (Online Exam Centres)

Centres in India

Centres in India

  • Agartala
  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Ahmednagar
  • Aizawl
  • Ajmer
  • Akola
  • Alappuzha
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Alwar
  • Ambala
  • Amravati
  • Amritsar
  • Anand
  • Anantapur
  • Angamaly
  • Angul
  • Asansol
  • Aurangabad
  • Aurangabad (Bihar)
  • Bagalkot
  • Bahadurgarh
  • Balaghat
  • Balasore
  • Bapatla
  • Baramullah
  • Bardhman
  • Bareilly
  • Beed
  • Belgaum
  • Bellary
  • Bengaluru
  • Berhampur
  • Betul
  • Bhagalpur
  • Bhandara
  • Bharatpur
  • Bhatinda
  • Bhavnagar
  • Bheemavaram
  • Bhilai / Durg
  • Bhilwara
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bhusawal
  • Bidar
  • Biharsharif
  • Bikaner
  • Bilaspur
  • Bokaro
  • Bulandsharar
  • Buldana
  • Chandigarh / Mohali
  • Chandrapur
  • Chenganur
  • Chennai
  • Chhatarpur
  • Chhindwara
  • Chittoor
  • Coimbatore
  • Cuddalore
  • Cuttack
  • Dadra Nagar Haveli
  • Daman & Diu
  • Darbhanga
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Devanagere
  • Dhanbad
  • Dharmshala
  • Dharwad
  • Dhule
  • Dibrugarh
  • Dimapur
  • Dindigul
  • Durgapur
  • Eluru
  • Ernakulam / Kochi
  • Faizabad
  • Faridabad
  • Fathegarh Sahib
  • Gadchiroli
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gangtok
  • Gaya
  • Ghaziabad
  • Godhra
  • Gondia
  • Gorakhpur
  • Greater Noida / Noida
  • Gulbarga
  • Guntur
  • Gurugram
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Haldia
  • Haldwani
  • Hamirpur
  • Haridwar
  • Hassan
  • Hisar
  • Hooghly
  • Howrah
  • Hubballi (Hubli)
  • Hyderabad
  • Idukki
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Itanagar
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Jalandhar
  • Jalgaon
  • Jammu
  • Jamnagar
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jeypore
  • Jhansi
  • Jodhpur
  • Jorhat
  • Junagarh
  • Kadapa
  • Kakinada
  • Kalyani
  • Kanjirappally
  • Kannur
  • Kanpur
  • Kanyakumari
  • Karimnagar
  • Karnal
  • Karur
  • Kasaragod
  • Kavarrati
  • Khammam
  • Khargaon
  • Kohima
  • Kolar
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Kollam
  • Kota
  • Kothamangalam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Kurnool
  • Kurukshetra
  • Latur
  • Lucknow
  • Ludhiana
  • Madurai
  • Mahabubnagar
  • Malapuram
  • Mandsur
  • Mangaluru (Mangalore)
  • Manipal
  • Mathura
  • Meerut
  • Moovattupuzha
  • Moradabad
  • Mumbai
  • Muzaffarnagar
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Mysore
  • Nagpur
  • Nalgonda
  • Namakkal
  • Nanded
  • Nasik
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Nellore
  • Ongole
  • Palakkad
  • Palampur
  • Panaji
  • Panipat
  • Pantnagar
  • Parbhani
  • Patan
  • Pathanamathitha
  • Pathankot
  • Patiala
  • Patna
  • Phagwara
  • Port Blair
  • Puducherry
  • Pune
  • Purnea
  • Raigad / Alibaug
  • Raipur
  • Rajahmundry
  • Rajkot
  • Ranchi
  • Ratnagiri
  • Rewa
  • Roorkee
  • Ropar
  • Rourkela
  • Sagar
  • Salem
  • Sambalpur
  • Sangali
  • Sangrur
  • Satara
  • Satna
  • Shahdol
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Shivamogga (Shimoga)
  • Sikar
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Sitapur
  • Solan
  • Solapur
  • Sonepat
  • Srikakulam
  • Srinagar
  • Surat
  • Tadepalligudem
  • Tanjore
  • Tezpur
  • Thane
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thiruvannamalai
  • Thoothukudi
  • Thrissur
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tirupati
  • Tumkur
  • Udaipur
  • Udupi
  • Ujjain
  • Vadodara
  • Valsad
  • Varanasi
  • Vellore
  • Vidisha
  • Vijayawada
  • Villipuram
  • Virudhunagar
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram
  • Warangal
  • Wardha
  • Washim
  • Yavatmal

Outside India Centres

Outside India Centres

  • Bahrain
  • Colombo
  • Dhaka
  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu
  • Muscat
  • Qatar
  • Riyadh
  • Sharjah
  • Singapore

Answer Keys

  • The answer keys of Computer based examination will be made available on the JEE (Main) website as per schedule.
  • The candidates who aren’t satisfied with any answer can challenge the answer keys online before the deadline on payment of Rs.1000 per question.
  • The recorded responses of the candidates will also be made available to candidates along with the answer keys.

Score / Result

  • The score and rank of JEE (Main) January 2019 exam for all candidates will be declared in First week of February 2019 while results of JEE (Main) April 2019 exam will be declared in First week of May 2019.
  • This score shall comprise the actual marks obtained in JEE (Main) along with the status of whether the candidate has qualified for appearing in JEE (Advanced). JEE (Advanced) eligibility criteria can be checked here.
  • No score/rank card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) website.

Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

  • Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank 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.
  • You can read more about Performance Criteria in Class XII for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs here.
  • The JEE (Main) 2019 Counselling will be done online by JoSAA and CSAB in different rounds. To appear in the counselling, candidates will have to register themselves and fill their preferences of colleges and courses. On the basis of filled choices, rank, category and seats availability, seat allocation will be done.

Important Dates

January 2019 Exam
Start of filling of Online formsSeptember 1, 2018
Last Date for Online submission of ApplicationSeptember 30, 2018
Availability of Admit CardDecember 2018
JEE MAIN January ExamJanuary 6, 2019 – January 20, 2019
Display of Answer KeyJanuary 2019
Declaration of JEE (Main) ResultFirst week of February 2019
Availability of Score/Rank CardsAfter declaration of All India Rank (AIR)
April 2019 Exam
Start of filling of Online forms2nd week of February 2019
Last Date for Online submission of Application2nd week of February 2019
Availability of Admit CardMarch 2019
JEE MAIN April ExamApril 7, 2019 – April 21, 2019
Display of Answer KeyApril 2019
Declaration of JEE (Main) ResultFirst week of May 2019
Availability of Score/Rank CardsAfter declaration of All India Rank (AIR)

Important Information

Materials to be brought on the day of examination:

  • Admit Card
  • Identity Proof
  • Ball Point Pen
  • Candidates claiming the relaxation under PwD category must carry with them the copy PwD certificate in prescribed format.

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