The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2019 examination is going to be held in two sessions- once in January and second in April 2019. Conducted by CBSE since 2012, the most competitive engineering entrance exam is crafted exclusively for aspiring engineers to get admission in various B.Tech, BE, B.Arch, etc. courses. After qualifying the first stage i.e. JEE Main exam 2019, candidates can sit for the JEE Advanced 2019 and clear it to take admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Amongst other prominent institutes, NITs, CFTIs, etc. accept the JEE Main scores for offering admission.
The entrance exam will now be conducted twice in a year by National Testing Agency (NTA). The JEE Main 2018 was held on May 6, 2018, and around 13 Lakh students took the test. Those who didn’t make it to the list and wish to re-appear next year or candidates who are gearing up for the exam for the very first time, check this space out to obtain information pertaining to the latest changes, important dates, eligibility criteria and many more.
JEE Main 2019 Important Dates:
JEE Main 2019 January Session Important Dates-
|Availability of application forms||1st September 2018|
|Correction in the images uploaded||September 2018|
|Mock test availability||September 2018|
|Last date of application submission||30th September 2018|
|JEE Main 2019 session 1 admit cards||17th December 2018|
|JEE Main 2019 January Exam Date||6th to 20th January 2019|
|Results declaration||31st January 2019|
JEE Main 2019 April session Important Dates-
|Availability of application forms||8th February 2019|
|Correction in uploaded images||February 2019|
|Mock Test availability||February 2019|
|Last date of application submission||7th March 2019|
|JEE Main 2019 session 2 admit cards||18th March 2019|
|JEE Main 2019 April Exam Date||6th to 20th April 2019|
|Results Declaration||30th April 2019|
JEE Main 2019 Application Process:
The application form can be availed at the official portal of https://jeemain.nic.in. Before you go ahead and get registered for the exam, you must possess a few mandatory documents including aadhaar card, email ID, valid phone number, Class X and XII details and scanned copies of signature and passport-size photograph. Once you have all these documents ready, visit the JEE Main official portal.
- Step 1: Candidates need to undergo the authentication process through Aadhaar number.
- Step 2: Online application filling.
- Step 3 verifies your mobile number and email ID.
- Step 4 requires you upload scanned documents (signature and photograph).
- Step 5: Application fee remittance.
- Step 6: Take a printout of the application acknowledgement page.
JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern:
NTA will conduct Joint Entrance Examination Main 2019 exam in the month of January and April 2019. There will be two papers – Paper I will have questions from B.Tech./B.E and Paper II will comprise questions from B.Planning/B.Arch. However, there have been some changes introduced by MHRD.
Key Changes that Took Place in 2017: Keeping a track of all the latest developments or changes to the Main exam is the wisest thing that a JEE Main aspirant should do. In 2017, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India brought a few significant changes in the pattern.
Firstly, no weightage would be given to the Class XII marks in the Main exam. Secondly, candidates must have passed 12th Class with a minimum 75% marks or they should have ranked among the top 20 percentile by the respective Boards (for admission in the IITs, IITs, NITs and other CFTIs). Candidates belonging to reserved categories can show 65% in the class XIIth examination.
Note: Even if there is no weightage given to the class 12th marks, it is mandatory to secure at least the above-mentioned percentile to be eligible for the exam. The exam pattern for JEE Main also states –
Exam Mode for Paper I & Paper II: The Paper I will be conducted in both online and offline mode. The Paper II will only be held in offline (pen and paper) mode.
Question Type for Paper I & Paper II: There would be objective type questions for Paper I. Students appearing for Paper II exam will face both objective and subjective type questions. The objective-type questions will basically come from Mathematics and Aptitude sections. The subjective-type test will mainly be drawing.
Paper I Pattern for B.Tech and B.E
|Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
Paper II Pattern for B.Arch and B.Plan
|Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
Medium: Candidates will have questions in two languages – English and Hindi.
Duration: Three hours.
Marking Scheme- For every correct answer, there are +4 marks. Negative marking would be awarded for every wrong or multiple answers. There would be 0.25 marks deduction.
JEE Main 2019 Syllabus:
Are you well-versed with the syllabus of Class XI and XII (ICSE, CBSE & other boards)? It will be easy for you to score well in the exam. The JEE Main syllabus will have topics from Class 11th and 12th. The Paper I consists of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The Paper II syllabi comprise Part 1 and Part 2, which are mostly Mathematics, Drawing and Aptitude.
JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria:
- Those who have passed class 12th or equivalent examination in the year 2017 or 2018. Candidates who will be appearing in Class 12th examination 2019 are also eligible for the JEE Main 2019.
- Candidates who have passed class 12th in 2016 or before and those who will be appearing in the examination in 2020 or later are not eligible for the 2019 exam.
- Candidates must have opted for at least 5 subjects in the qualifying examination. Those who have passed class 12th examinations with four subjects are not eligible for the JEE Main 2019.
Those born on or after 01st October 1994 are eligible for the exam. Relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit will be provided for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories. Please note that only the DOB mentioned in the Secondary Education Board certificate will be considered.
JEE Main 2019 FAQs:
Q: I’m a NIOS student. Can I apply for the exam?
A: Yes, you can.
Q: What if the application form shows some mistake. Can it be corrected?
A: Yes, the application form can be corrected after the submission. The Board will offer just one-time facility to do the correction.
Q: Do applicants need to take both the papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2?
A: Not necessarily! They can take the papers as per their preferences. The paper 1 is for B.Tech and B.E courses, whereas paper 2 is for B.planning and B.Arch courses.
Q: Will my candidature be cancelled if I submit multiple applications by mistake?
A: No. You are still eligible to appear for the exam. There will be one admit card issued on your name (the similar-looking applications will be merged). Moreover, you can opt for the application number that the Board wants to consider.
Q: Can a candidate take the exam if he fails in one subject in Class XII exam in 2018?
A: Yes, he can surely apply.