JEE Main 2019: Application Form, Important dates, Eligibility criteria

JEE Main 2019: Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is one of the popular engineering entrance examinations in the country. From the year 2019, the National Testing Agency will organize this entrance examination for offering admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes like B.Tech/ B.E & B.Arch in IIITs, NITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and Institutions funded by participating State Government etc. The JEE Main will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the applicants have to appear if they are seeking for admission to the UG courses offered by the ISM/ IITs.

It is notified that JEE Main 2019 application form will be accessible from 1st September for Jan 2019 session. Aspirants, who want to appear in JEE Main 2019, are requested to download the information brochure from the official website of conducting body and read it carefully before applying. The complete details about JEE Main 2019 are provided below on this page.


NTA will release the JEE Main application form on 1st September 2018. Check more here

JEE Main Exam Conducting Authority: JEE Main 2019 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)- Said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. The exam to be held in January and April 2019. 

Changes Introduced Last Year in JEE Main

  • There shall be no weightage given to class 12th marks while preparing JEE Main merit. 
  • Candidates, who are keen to find admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based upon JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) marks, they must have scored minimum 75% in class 12th exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in class 12th exam organized by the respective boards. SC/ST category candidates have to score minimum 65% marks in the class 12th exam.
  • The State of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Odisha, Uttarakhand and some other institutions joined JEE Main examination system last year. However, their admission criteria will be intimated by the concerned authorities only.
  • Because there will be no weightage of class 12th marks in preparing JEE Main rank list. Hence, the exam conducting authority will not verify your class 12th roll number. However, you have to produce your class 12th mark sheet with 75% marks during counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.

JEE Main 2019 important dates (Released)

The exact dates for JEE Main 2019 haven’t been officially released by the authority. Please go through the dates for January 2019 session.

EventsDates for JAN 2019Dates for April 2019
Release of JEE Main 2019 official notificationReleased shortly To be Updated
Online Application/registration process will commence from1st September 2018 to 30th September 2018Second week of Feb 2019
Facility for corrections in Images will available from
Last date for Online Application process
Closing date of application fee payment
Correction Window live on
Admit Card will be available from
JEE Main 2019 exam dateBetween 06.01.2019 to 20.01.2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)Between 07.04.2019 to 21.04.2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)
Availability of answer key & OMR Sheet—-
Announcement of JEE MAIN 2019 ResultFirst week of Feb 2019First week of May 2019

Eligibility criteria

Aspiring candidates willing to apply for JEE Main 2019 are requested to read the information booklet carefully and ensure their eligibility as per the prescribed criteria laid down for JEE (Main). The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2019 are as follows:

Educational criteria

  • Qualifying examination: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination or its equivalent examination with at least five subjects i.e. Physics, Language, Mathematics as mandatory subjects and anyone from the Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject and any other subject in order to be eligible for JEE Main 2019.
  • Year of passing qualifying examination: Candidates who have passed qualifying examination i.e. 12th in 2017 and 2018; or candidates who are appearing the qualifying examination in 2019 are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2019.
  • Diploma holders are permitted to get admission into IITs only. They have to appear in JEE Advanced.
  • Admission to IITs, NITs, CFTIs will be strictly based on All India Rank subject to the condition that applicant must have obtained at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST) marks in the 12th examination or be in top twenty percentile in the 12th examination organized by the respective boards.
  • Candidates who have either passed or appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state where the study center is situated.

Age Criteria

Candidates, who are born on or after 1st October 1994, will be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2019. However, 5 years upper age relaxation will be provided to candidates belonging to SC/ST & PWD category.

Note: Date of Birth as recorded in 10th or secondary education board certificate will only be considered.

Number of Attempts:

Only 3 attempts will be given for qualifying the JEE Main.

JEE Main 2019 Application forms: How to apply?

Interested and eligible candidates have to apply online only through official website of JEE (Main) i.e. Candidates are advised to read the information booklet carefully before starting the online application process. It is notified that the online application procedure will be commenced from 1st September 2018 2018 onwards. The important information related to JEE Main application form 2019 are given below:

  • Aspirants have to visit the official website to fill JEE Main application form.
  • It should be noted that no other printed or offline mode will be entertained to apply for JEE Main.
  • Applicants should possess Aadhaar Enrollment Number/ Aadhaar Number/Registration Number provided by facilitation center to apply for JEE main 2019.
  • Candidates have to provide all the required details while filling up the online application form.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in the prescribed manner.
  • On the successful submission of details, an Acknowledgement Page with Application Number will be generated. Take the print of the same and keep it safe for future reference.

Application Fee

For the successful submission of JEE Main 2019 application form, candidates have to pay a certain amount as necessary application fee. The fee can be paid either through credit card/debit card or e-challan. The JEE Main 2019 Application fee may differ from category to category. Below, candidates can check the application fee for different categories.

Papers             Offline mode                 Online mode
General/OBCs (Boys)SC/ST/PWD/All GirlsGeneral/OBCs (Boys)SC/ST/PWD/All Girls
                                                For Examination Centres in India
Paper 1 or 2Rs 1000/-Rs 500Rs 500Rs 250
Paper 1 and 2 bothRs 1800/-Rs 900Rs 1300Rs 650
                                            For Examination Centres in other countries
Paper 1 or 2Rs 2500Rs 1250Rs 2500Rs 1250
Paper 1 and 2 bothRs 3800Rs 1900Rs 3800Rs 1900

JEE Main 2019 Exam pattern

Having good knowledge on examination pattern such as the number of questions, marking scheme, subjects covered, will help you in the better preparation of the JEE Main exam. There will be two different papers organized for JEE Main 2019 i.e. paper 1 & paper 2. In which paper 1 will be organized for B.Tech/B.E admission and paper -2 will conduct for B.Arch / B.Planning courses. Candidates can check the details on JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019 for both papers (paper 1 & Paper 2) from below tables.

For JEE Main Paper-1 (for B.Tech/B.E courses)

Examination modeOnline
SubjectsPhysics, chemistry, and Mathematics
No. of questionsTotal 90 (30 questions from each subject)
Total marks360 marks
Type of questionsObjective type
LanguageEnglish and Hindi (except exam centre cities in Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati)
DurationThree hours
Marking scheme+ 4 for each right answer
Negative marking-1 mark for each wrong response

For JEE Main Paper-2

Examination modeOffline mode
SubjectsMathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing Test
No. of questionsTotal 100 (30 from maths, 50 from aptitude and 2 questions in drawing)
Total marks390 marks
Type of questionsObjective type and subjective
LanguageEnglish and Hindi (except exam centre cities in Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati)
DurationThree hours
Marking scheme+ 4 for each right answer for objective type questions. The drawing test comprises of 2 questions of 70 marks.
Negative marking-1 mark for each wrong response

JEE Main Syllabus 2019

The syllabus for JEE Main 2019 will give information about topics and subjects that may be asked in JEE Main exam. The JEE Main syllabus for both the papers will be varied. Aspiring candidates are requested to go through the official website to download the JEE Main 2019 syllabus once it’s available officially.

JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

Candidates who have filled & submitted their online application form and made the payment of examination fee before the given deadline they are allowed to obtain their admit card. The exam conducting authority will upload the admit card of candidates as per schedule.

CBSE do neither verify the details of candidates as filled in the application nor verify any certificate on behalf of category/educational qualification to decide the eligibility of a candidate. Only the concerned institution will verify your details and certificates.

Therefore, candidates must confirm their eligibility and provide only genuine information in the form.

 The admit card will be uploaded most probably in the month of March 2019. Candidates should download their admit card before the given deadline.

Do not forget to check your admit card for your name, date of birth, paper, test center name, gender, city, category and state code of eligibility. If you find any discrepancy then you must intimate the concerned authority for required corrections.

Candidates have to show their respective admit card in the examination room or hall. A candidate, who fails to produce his/her admit card, he/she won’t be permitted to appear in the test.

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  1. Ratnesh says:

    I have secured 67% in 12th exam in March 18.If I appear for improvement exam only in subjects Phy.,Maths & Chemstry to score aggregate 75% ,am I eligible for JEE mains & Advanced 2019.

  2. md kalimullah says:

    Chance limit

  3. Neelima says:

    Sir i have given my 12th exam in 2016 but my petcentile is less than 75% then in 2017 i have given my improvement exam n i got 78% can i eligible for jee main 2019

  4. Abhishek Gaurav says:

    Plese give the full information for diploma holder ,,about eligibility.

  5. Akash says:

    I have less than 75% in pcm aggregate but my overall aggregate of class 12 isc board is 85%. So am I eligible or not ? . Basically I want to know that what are the subjects whose aggregate should be above 75% ?

  6. M.veera nagendra Babu says:

    Sir my sister in law is still studying 12 class she will complete 12 class in the year of 2019 March so she is eligible for jee iit mains 2019 …..she eligible are not eligible please reply me

  7. Vansh sharma says:

    Sir I failed in 12th exam this year (2018) and now I am reappearing for boards as a CBSE private candidate in 2019 sir plz tell me am I eligible for jee 2019

  8. sk anowar says:

    sir, mene 12th 2018 me 66.8 % marks se pass kiya ha.
    Kiya mai 2019 me jee(main & adv.) ka liya apply kar sakta hu??

  9. ramish hasan says:

    Please clear the improvement exam criteria for jee main 2019

    • Manish says:

      Hi Ramish,
      What is your confusion? Please let me know.

      • ramish hasan says:

        How the top 20,percentile will consider if i give improvement in 2,sub from CBSE

        And can I give jee main two times Jan and April if I give improvement in 2019

        • Manish says:

          According to the JEE Advanced official “The percentile calculation will be done for the required subjects in a single academic year only. Therefore, candidates appearing for improvement in Board examinations can EITHER appear in one or more subjects and secure 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC, ST and PwD) after improvement, OR, appear for improvement in ALL subjects to be in top 20 percentile of the corresponding academic year.” Hope your point is clear now.

          • ramish hasan says:

            It means that if I got 365 marks which is equal to 73% then after improvement in 2 sub suppose my marks has been 380 then 76% will consider during admission in nit or IIT

            Am I right?

      • Manish says:

        Yes, you will be eligible for sure.

  10. ramish hasan says:

    I got 73% in 2018 CBSE. for jee main 2019 can I give iprovement in 2 sub?

  11. Nikhar says:

    I had given jee main exam in year 2018 but not cleared can i also give it again in january and april 2019 both times

  12. Ajeet Kumar says:

    Helo sir mene 2016 12th pass kiya tha lekin mera kam % hone ke karan mene 12th ka exam 2017 mai diya tha to mere 65 % bane hai kya mai 2019 mai jee mai ka exam de sakta hu sir please reply

  13. AvnishRathaur says:

    Sir please tell me what jee main exam to be hold twice in this year

  14. Raman Deep says:

    Hloo sir JEE mains exam 2019 will held in December month plz clear me

    • Manish says:

      No, it is expecting to be held in the month of April 2019, the form will be released probably in December 2018.

  15. prabhat says:


    • Manish says:

      Candidates with 75% or more marks in class 12th exam are eligible to give JEE Advanced after clearing the JEE Main exam.

  16. Mayank singh says:

    sir mene 2018 me 12th 58% marks se pass kiya h.
    kya me jee (main + advance) 2019 ke liye apply kr skta hu??

  17. VAISHNAVI says:


  18. himanshu says:

    sir i am fail in 12th exam(2018) cbse my father suggest me should i go 11th and 12th again with different city
    cbse school.
    but if i go through this way.i have one problem is that i finish my 10th in year 2016 therefore i have a gap of 2 year through this process. so according to this should i apply jee main in 2020.
    pleased reply pleased

    • Sudarsanam Haribaskar says:

      You can do that. But also prepare for jee main in the 2 years. Stop wasting your time and get ready.

  19. Arpit singh says:

    I got less than 50 mark in maths but I access above 75%, can I eligible for getting admission to iit, nit, and facing not any problems during counseling

  20. Sandip kumar pandit says:

    Sir, i had applied for jee main in 2017 but u i could not passed. But i can not apply in the year 2018. Can i apply iit jee in year2019.
    Please tell me sir.

  21. Binayak sahu says:

    Sir I have passed plus two exam with 57% ,2018
    Am I eligible for jee main 2019?

    • Manish says:

      You can apply for the exam but you won’t be able to get admitted into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD.

  22. Soham Borale says:

    Sir I got 68% in gseb in 2018 and Iam appear in 2019 board to improvemention
    If I will get more than 75% in gseb so I will get nit/iits/gfit

  23. Debanjan says:

    Sir. I have passed isc exams in 2018 with English + 3 average percentage being 77%. But the total aggergate percentage is 73%. If I can pass in jee advanced 2019 after clearing jee main 2019, can I be eligible for admissions into IITs or ISM?

  24. Niharika singh says:

    NIOS board k student apply kr skte h ?,

  25. Niharika singh says:

    Mai 12 me hu iss year 2019 me complete hoga to kya mai iss year jo form Aaega use apply kr skti hu?

  26. Yaswanth says:

    If get 8.3(cgpa) in 2+ in April board is it possible for me to enter nit , if I got good marks in jee mains

  27. Ansar says:

    Sir I have 74.5% total mark in 12 th exam 2018 .is I am eligible for this?

    • Manish says:

      You are eligible to apply but for get admission into IITs, NITs, IIIts other CFTIs, you will have to fulfill certain other criteria.

  28. SUNIL Gandhi says:

    Sir I have completing diploma in 2019 and my DOB 01/02/1998 what I can submit jee main 2019

  29. Smriti Das says:

    I will be giving my 12th exam in 2019 and also appearing for JEE Main 2019. If i don’t get marks to take appear for JEE Advance, then can i apply again for JEE Main in 2020.

  30. Muhammad Uzair says:

    I have passed 12th in2017 but my % is less then 75 .Now I want to apper in board improvement as well as jee mains 2019.
    Is I am eligible to do this.

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