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JEE Main 2019 Notification

The National Testing Agency (NTA) , which is now in charge of conducting  JEE Main, has released the JEE Main 2019 Notification which includes the dates of the exam in 2019. It has also confirmed that JEE Main will be held twice a year, in a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) mode.

JEE 2019 Notification: Important Dates

Registration PeriodSeptember 1st -30th, 2018February 8th– March 7th, 2019
Downloading of Admit CardsDecember 17th, 2018March 18th, 2019
ExamJanuary 6th – 20th, 2019April 6th – 20th, 2019
ResultsJanuary 31st, 2019April 30th, 2019


About JEE Main

JEE Main is the first part of JEE. On the basis of the rank obtained in Main, students appear for counselling from all participating colleges. Those who clear the JEE Main cutoff are eligible for the second part of JEE, ie, the JEE Advanced.In 2018, about 12 lakh test-takers sat for JEE Main.

Earlier, JEE Main was conducted by the CBSE once a year, in online and offline modes. But, this year onwards, the exam will be conduced by the NTA in CBT mode, twice a year. During  the 15 day exam period, there will be 8 sittings from which students can choose. Now that the exam will be held twice, candidates can opt for attempting  either in January or in April or even both. If a candidate gives the exam both in January and in April, then the better of the two scores will be considered.




  • A candidate scores 4 marks for every correct answer; and -1 for an incorrect answer.
  • No mark is deducted for any un-attempted question.
  • The duration of the exam is 180 minutes. There is no specific time allotment for the respective sections.
  • The total number of questions is 90, while the total marks is 360.
  • The exam is available in Hindi and English at all centers; while for those giving the exam in Gujarat, it is also available in Gujarati.

JEE Main 2019 Notification: Application

The application process is online, with the application form available on the official website. Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria; and fill the form carefully. It is mandatory for all candidates to provide their Aadhaar details in the application form. The application fee is expected to be the same as that of last year.

Exam Center in IndiaRs 500 (Boys)

Rs 250 (Girls)

Rs 250 (Boys)

Rs 250 (Girls)

Exam Center AbroadRs 2500 (Boys)

Rs 1250 (Girls)

Rs 1250 (Boys)

Rs 1250 (Girls)


JEE Main 2019 Notification: Eligibility Criteria

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on, or after, October 01, 1994 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, the upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., SC, ST and PwD candidates born on, or after, October 01, 1989 are eligible for the exam.

Only those candidates who have passed their Class XIIexam (or any equivalent qualifying examination) in 2017 or 2018; or those who are appearing for their Class XIIexam (or any equivalent qualifying examination) in 2019 are eligible to appear forJEE(Main)- 2019

Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE Main,  2019.

JEE Main 2019 Notification: Qualification Criteria

To sit for JEE Advanced, or to attend the counselling for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, a student must

  • Clear the JEE Main cut-off and obtain a minimum rank. For JEE Main 2018, the respective cut-off and number of candidates for the various categories were:


  • Secure a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST students) in the qualifying examination; or be in the top 20 percentile of their respective Board admission.

JEE Main 2019 Notification: Admission

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has been formed by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate admissions to the participating institutes. In 2018, the following 100 institutes participated in the counselling process

S.NoInstitutesNumber of Colleges under Institute
1Indian Institute of Technology23
2National Institute of Technology31
3Indian Institute of Information Technology24
4Government Funded Technical Institutes22


Apart from these, the state colleges of Gujarat, Odisha, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, and Punjab along with colleges in the JAC (Joint Admission Counselling) Delhi and Chandigarh carry out admission on the basis of JEE Main scores.

You may like to read: Action Plan to tackle JEE 2019 in its new avatar.

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