Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main is the national level undergraduate engineering entrance exam. The entrance exam is the gateway for the admission to various B.Tech/B.E. programmes offered by 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 CFTIs. From 2019, JEE Main will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), twice a year in computer-based mode only. Also, JEE Main is the qualifying test for JEE Advanced through which candidates can get admission to 23 IITs. JEE Main 2019 will be held for 2 papers where Paper-I is for B.Tech admissions and Paper-II for B.Arch admissions. States like Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Nagaland & some other institutions use JEE Main ranks for admissions; however, admission criteria for the mentioned states will be notified by the concerned state authorities only.

The new changes in JEE Main 2019 allow for candidates to appear twice for the entrance exam in a given year. The better of the two scores will be used for the purpose of ranking as per the regulations laid by the authorities. Form 2019, Bihar and Jharkhand have joined the JEE Main system and the state entrance exams have been done away with.

Exam Level

National Level Exam


2 times a year


English, Gujarati

+1 More

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency


3 Hours

Before proceeding towards filling the application form, do refer and meet the mentioned below JEE Main 2019 eligibility criteria prescribed by the authorities: 

Age Criteria: NTA has removed the age limit. However, candidates need to pass 10+2 or equivalent examination in 2017, 2018 or should be appearing for the same in 2019 in irrespective of their birth date.

Qualifying Examinations: Must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam in 2017 or 2018. Also, candidates appearing for class 12 board examination in 2019 will be also eligible for JEE Main 2019.

Subjects to be Qualified in Qualifying Examination: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject, Language and any other subject

Qualifying Marks for Admission into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs: Must score the minimum of 75% marks or should be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. For candidates belonging to SC/ST category minimum scores required is  65%.  

For JEE Main Paper-II- Candidates seeking admission to the architecture course must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination. No Diploma holder is eligible for the entrance exam.

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Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)




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Scheduled Castes (SC)

Scheduled Tribes (ST)

Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability

Note: Reservation for the NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will be as per the central list and not as per the state of eligibility.

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

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Application Fees






General, OBC


ST, General, SC, OBC

ST, General, SC, OBC


Online, Offline

Online, Offline

Online, Offline

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Male, Transgender


Male, Female, Transgender





JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Given below is exam pattern of JEE Main 2019 Paper-I held for B.Tech course:

Mode of Examination: Computer-Based Test

Examination Duration: 3 Hours 

Number of Shifts: Paper-I will be held in two shifts per day (9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm)

Sections: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions in Sections: Physics-30, Chemistry-30 and Mathematics-30

Marking Scheme: Every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks while for incorrect response1 mark will be deducted. 

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Given below is exam pattern of JEE Main 2019 of Paper-II for B.Arch course:

Mode of Exam- Mathematics and Aptitude Test was held partially in computer-based test mode, while the drawing exam will be in offline (pen and paper based) mode

Duration of Examination- 3 Hours

Number of Shifts-  Paper-2 was held in two shift

Sections- Mathematics, General Aptitude, Drawing Skills

Type of Questions- Objective questions in Mathematics and Aptitude. While drawing test will assess drawing and sketching abilities.

Number of Questions in Each Section: Aptitude – 50, Mathematics – 30 and Drawing - 3

Marking Scheme: Every correct answer will fetch 4 marks, whereas 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. In case of drawing questions, it will be of total 70 marks. The marks for each question will be mentioned along with it. 

NTA has provided JEE Main 2019 mock test for all the aspiring candidates from September 1. The exam conducting authority has setup a countrywide network of Test Practice Centres (TPCs) for students of rural/urban areas. Accordingly to the official, 2,697 TPCs have been established in various Schools and engineering colleges with computer centres. To avail this facility, candidates will have to do online registration and visit these TPCs on Saturday/Sunday by per the slot allotted to them. The TPCs have a downloaded Computer Based Test (CBT) which is similar to the actual JEE Main 2019 exam. Also, authorities have developed an app which enables candidates to choose the nearest JEE Main 2019 mock test centres.

Apart from this, candidates can also attempt JEE Main 2019 mock test in online mode. Candidates can access the mock test of JEE Main 2019 without any log in credentials. The mock test is available for all both Paper I and Paper II. However, in case of Paper II, mock test for drawing section is not available. Not only this, candidates can even download the mock test questions and practice it in offline mode. 

Attempting mock test will enable candidates to be familiar with the exam pattern, examination mode, and importantly they will be able to analyze their preparation. Apart from this, attempting mock test will enable candidates to learn time management which plays a crucial part in the entrance exam.

  • JEE Main 2019 admit card

  • A valid photo ID (passport, college/school ID card, driving license)

  • One passport size photograph (to be pasted on attendance sheet). Make sure, photograph is identical to the one uploaded during filling of the application form

  • PwD category candidates will have to carry a copy of the PwD certificate in the prescribed format.

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