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JEE Main 2019: Admit Card (Released), Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Centres, Syllabus

National Testing Agency or NTA is going to conduct the JEE MAIN 2019. The JEE Main 2019 will be taking place twice a year from 2019, once in the month of January 2019 and second in the month of April 2019 for offering seats in the various undergraduate courses. The application process for the first session of JEE MAIN 2019 is going to start from 1st September to 30th September 2018. For April session, the registration will start from the 7th February to 8th March 2019.

Earlier CBSE was conducting the JEE MAIN but after the words by Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, it was confirmed that the NTA will be taking charge of conducting all the sessions of JEE MAIN from 2019.

The following article contains the information regarding important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card dates, application process, answer key and result dates for the upcoming NTA JEE MAIN 2019.

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JEE MAIN 2019 Overview

Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination MAIN, commonly called JEE MAIN
Conducted By National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam type National Level


Exam Mode Computer-based and objective type
Duration and Total Marks


3 hours and 360 marks
Official website for JEE MAIN 2019

JEE MAIN 2019 Important Dates


JEE MAIN 2019 (January session)

The following are the tentative dates for the January session of the JEE MAIN 2019.

The application process starting from 1st September 2018


The application process ending on 30th September 2018


Download of admit card 17th December 2018 (Released)


Examination Dates From 8th to 12th January 2019 (to be held in 8 slots and only one slot can be selected)
Results 31st Jan 2019

JEE MAIN 2019 (April session)

The application process begins from


8th February 2019
The application process ends on 7th March 2019


Download of Admit card 18th March 2019


Examination Dates From 6th to 20th April 2019 ( to be held in 8 slots and only one slot needs to be selected)


Results 30th April 2019


JEE MAIN 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

As per the press meet held by the Union HRD minister, the syllabus for JEE MAIN 2019 will remain the same.  For JEE MAIN paper -1 (B.E. / B. Tech.), students need to study the topics of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics from the 11th and 12th class. For paper – 2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning) JEE MAIN 2019, students need to study the topics of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing. To study effectively, students must look for a detailed prescribed syllabus for preparing well.

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JEE MAIN 2019 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

JEE MAIN 2019 Paper -1 (B.E. / B. Tech.)

Mode of Examination Online and Offline (Pen and paper-based)
Exam duration 3 Hours
Subjects Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
Number of questions to be asked Chemistry – 30, Physics – 30, Mathematics – 30
Marking Scheme 4 marks for every correct selection of choice and 1 mark deduction for every wrong choice

JEE MAIN 2019 Paper – 2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning) 

Mode of Examination Offline (pen and paper based)
Exam Duration 3 hours
Subjects Drawing, Mathematics, General Aptitude
Number of questions to be asked Mathematics – 30, Aptitude – 50, Drawing- 2
Marking scheme 4 marks will be awarded for every correct selection and 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong choice.

The drawing exam will be for a total of 70 marks and each question will be having the assigned marks.

JEE MAIN 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The following table explains the terms and norms that candidate must seek before initiating the application process. In case if any student doesn’t meet the following eligibility criteria, then the student will stand ineligible for the JEE MAIN 2019. Therefore, students must check the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam.

Age limit The date of birth of candidate must fall on or after the 1st October 1994

The date of birth must fall on or after 1st October 1989 for SC, ST and PWD students.

Qualifying Exam The candidates must have completed their 12th standard or any equivalent exam in 2017/2018 or appearing in 2019.
Pass Percentage There is no mandatory pass percentage for qualifying exam to stand eligible for JEE MAIN 2019.
The number of exams in the qualifying exam Following 5 subjects is must have in a qualifying exam:

Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Biology, and any other subject.

Attempts Maximum 3 and in case candidate couldn’t appear for the examination that wouldn’t be counted as an attempt.
Eligibility for admission into NIITs, CFTIs and IIITs Candidates must have minimum 75% marks or top 20 percentile in their respective boards and 65% for SC/ST students

JEE MAIN 2019 Application Process

For JEE MAIN 2019, the application forms in an online mode will be out on the 1st September 2018 and the candidates need to fill it duly with the valid academic and personal details latest by 30th September 2018 along with the mentioned fees.

Check out here: JEE Main 2019 Application Process

The candidates need to be prepared with following essentials before proceeding to fill out the online application of the examination:

  • Recent photograph with the date in a JPEG/JPG format of size 4KB to 40 KB.
  • Scanned authorized signature of size 1KB to 30KB in a JPEG/JPG format.
  • Signature of Father/Mother/ Guardian of size 1KB to 30 KB in a JPEG/JPG format.

The following is a quick guide to fill up the application form online accurately:

  • The candidates first have to log in to the official website with their respective registration ID and password at
  • By successfully logging in, the candidates have to fill up the asked personal and academic details.
  • The candidates then have to upload their scanned images and signatures as per the above-explained criteria.
  • After filling up everything, candidates need to pay the requisite application fee via either debit, credit or any other e-banking platform.

JEE Main 2019 Slot Booking

From the year 2018, CBSE (the then exam conducting authority), had introduced the facility for booking slots for the JEE Main examination. Through the slot booking process, candidates were allowed to select the date and session for their examination. The allotment was made on the first come first served basis. The facility was made available while filling up the application form.

However, the National Testing Agency has scrapped the slot booking process for the JEE Main exam. NTA will allocate the date, shift, and timing for the examination. It will be done on a random basis using computer software.

JEE MAIN 2019 Admit Card

For JEE Main 2019 (January session), candidates can download the admit cards from 17th December 2018. The admit card contains details such as exam date, shift timing, venue of the exam, reporting time, etc. Admit card is a mandatory document and candidates without admit card will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. Admit card for the April 2019 session will be released in the month of March 2019. Carry a valid Photo Id proof in original to the examination centre along with the admit card.

Please note that no admit card will be sent to any candidate through the post. So, they must download it only from the official website. Here are the steps to be followed:

Quick steps to download the JEE Main Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of JEE Main –
  • Click on the ‘Download Admit Card’ button.


  • You can download the admit card through two options. Here we, are covering downloading the admit card through application number and password. So, click on the first option.
  • You will be redirected to Candidates’ Sign In page.
  • Enter the Application number and Password for a successful login.


  • Download the admit card and take a print out for the examination.


JEE Main January 2019 Exam Centres

The JEE Main January session exam will be conducted at different examination centres located in 273 cities in India and abroad. The exam will be conducted through the Computer-Based mode from 8th to 12th January 2019. Check out complete details on state-wise JEE Main exam centres with their codes. Also, check out the list of examination centres outside the country.

JEE MAIN 2019 Answer Key

As soon as the JEE MAIN 2019 for January session will come to an end, the candidates will be able to get an access to the provisional answer key to be released by the officials. The key will help the students to know their progress and results, beforehand. The students can also object the published answer key by submitting their actual answer and requisite fee. Once all the answers will be examined, an actual answer key for NTA JEE MAIN 2019 will be released by the officials.

JEE Main 2019 Rank Predictor

Once the answer keys and candidates’ response sheet are released, candidates can use the online rank predictor tools to know their expected rank. For this, the candidates have to match their responses with the answer key and know their expected score. The score/marks will then help in determining the JEE Main rank range of the candidate. The rank predictor helps the candidates in checking their eligibility for appearing in the counselling process. Candidates also get an idea to predict the right college for admission. Check out simple steps of using the rank predictor here. The detailed information on the counselling and admission procedure is also available.

JEE MAIN 2019 Results

The results for JEE MAIN 2019 (January session) are likely to come by the first week of February 2019 and for the JEE MAIN 2019 (April session) the results are expected to be released by the first week of May 2019.

Quick Steps to check the JEE MAIN 2019 Result

The following is a small guide to download the scorecard of the examination:

  • First candidates have to visit the official website of NTA at
  • The candidates need to fill out their roll number, date of birth and then submit it.

• After a successful login, the results will be displayed on the screen and the students have to download the scorecard for reference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q 1: What is the schedule for the JEE Main 2019 examination?

A: The JEE Main 2019 examination is scheduled in two sessions – January and April. The exam dates are – 8th to 12th January 2019 and 6th to 20th April 2019.

Q 2: What will be the mode of examination?

A: The exam will be conducted through computer-based mode. Part-III of paper 2 will be pen-and-paper based.

Q 3: Is it necessary to appear in JEE Main for getting admission in IITs?

A: Yes, only JEE Main qualified candidates can appear for the JEE Advanced exam, entrance exam for seeking admission to IITs.

Q 4: Can I change the examination city and shift for the examination?

A: No. Any changes in the exam city and shift mentioned on the admit card will not be allowed.

Q 5: What will be the medium of JEE Main question paper?

A: The medium of question paper will be Hindi, English, and Gujarati.

Q 6: What ID proofs can we carry to the examination centre?

Aadhaar Card, E-Aadhaar, PAN card, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, or Ration Card can be carried as a photo ID proof. Please note that photocopies or images stored in the mobile phones will not be accepted as valid ID proof.

Q 7: I have passed class 12th in 2018 and will be appearing for improvement exam in 2019. Am I eligible for the exam?

Yes, you are eligible for the exam.

Q 8: What is the number of attempts for the exam?

Candidates can appear for the JEE main exam for 3 consecutive years. Attempts in one academic year will be counted as one i.e. January and April session attempt for 2019 will be treated as one.

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