JEE Main 2019: Admit Card, Exam Date, Syllabus, Cutoff

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JEE Main Notification 2019: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the JEE Main 2019 exam center, date and slots for all candidates who have successfully applied for the exam. On the official website, students need to login to their account by entering Application Number, Password and Security Pin in order to view their center, date and slot. The JEE main Admit Card for the January session will be made available for download on 17th December 2018.

More than 800 engineering colleges in India accept JEE Main score for admission. JEE Main is also the preliminary or qualifying exam to appear in JEE Advanced which is for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and some other institutes.

From 2019, JEE Main will be conducted by the NTA, the newly formed body by MHRD. NTA will conduct JEE Main twice a year – once in January and then again in April. This article will tell you all that you need to know about JEE Main 2019.

Name of the Exam Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE Main)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Category of Examination Undergraduate Exam
Courses BE / B.Tech, B.Arch/ B.Plan
Other Purpose of the Exam Stage 1 for Admission to IIT

Qualifying Exam for JEE Advanced

Level National Level
Exam Mode Computer Based Test
Periodicity Twice a Year (January and April)
Mode of Application Online
Exam Duration 3 hours
Maximum Marks 360
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Negative Marking 1 mark for wrong answer
Official Website

Latest Updates Regarding JEE Main 2019

  1. JEE Main will be conducted by NTA from 2019. CBSE will have no role left in JEE Main exam.
  2. JEE Main exam will be conducted into the online mode from now.
  3. From 2019, The JEE Main exam will be conducted twice in a year.
  4. NTA Has released IIT PAL lecture videos to help students in their JEE Main preparation.
  5. Students can also practice JEE Main Mock test on the official website of NTA.
  6. Video lectures have been prepared by IIT Professors and subject masters of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Event  January Session  April Session
JEE Main 2019 Notification released  September 2018  February 2019
Availability of Application forms  September 01 to 30, 2018  February 08 to March 07, 2019
JEE Main Form Correction Window  October 08 to 14, 2018  March 2019
JEE Main 2019 Admit Card Declaration  December 17, 2018  March 18, 2019
JEE Main 2019 Exam Date (Paper 1 & 2)  January 06 to 20, 2019  April 06 to 20, 2019
Declaration of JEE Main 2019 Answer Key  January 2019  April 2019
JEE Main Result Declaration date  January 31, 2019  April 30, 2019
The announcement of Qualified candidates  March 2019  May 2019

JEE Mains 2019 Eligibility Criteria

It is very important that you read the JEE Main eligibility criteria properly before you apply for JEE Main 2019.

Age Limit: For JEE Main 2019 exam, the age limit has not been fixed.

Qualifying Exam and Subjects: Candidates must have cleared the Class 12 board exam in 2017 or 2018 or are appearing for it in 2019 with 5 subjects, including Physics, Math, and Biology/Chemistry/Technical Vocational Subject.

The number of Attempts & Year of Passing the Qualifying Exam: A student can appear for JEE Main thrice in three consecutive years. This means students who passed Class 12 exam in 2017 or 2018 and students who appeared for Class 12 exam in 2019 are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2019 both in January and April

The percentage in Qualifying Exam: For admission to NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs, candidates must score at least 75 percent (65 percent for reserved categories) in their Class 12 board exams or be in the top 20 percentile in their board exams.

Reservation Criteria For JEE Main 2019

SC 15 percent
ST 7.5 percent
OBC 27 percent
PD (with a minimum of 40 percent of Physical disability) 3 percent horizontal

Here’s a detailed Official Notification

JEE Main 2019 Application Form: Documents Required

As mentioned above, the online registration for JEE Main 2019 – January was open from 1st of September 2018 till 30th September 2018. For the April session, the online registration will begin on 8th February 2019. The last date to apply for the April session of JEE Main is 7th March 2019.

Candidates can register themselves for the exam only in the online mode. The online application form is available on the official website of JEE Main –

Details Required For JEE Main 2019 Application Form

1- Aadhaar Authentication

  1. Nationality
  2. State of Eligibility
  3. State from which candidate has appeared or pass the class 12th exam (or any equivalent exam)
  4. Aadhar Number or Aadhar Enrollment ID
  5. Name of the candidate
  6. Date of Birth of the Candidate
  7. Gender

2- Examination Details

  1. Language
  2. Examination center (any four)
  3. Paper in which a candidate Is appearing for.

3- Personal Details

  1. Mother’s Name
  2. Father’s Name
  3. Category
  4. Physical Disability or not
  5. Percentage of Disability (If applicable)
  6. Whether the candidate needs a scribe reader or not
  7. Place of residence
  8. Complete postal address along with Pin Code

4- Academic Details

  1. Year of Passing Class 10 exam (or any other equivalent exam)
  2. Place of Class 12 Schooling
  3. Year of appearing/ Passing Class 12 exam (or any other equivalent exam)
  4. Roll number QE
  5. Whether or not appearing Class 12 improvement exam
  6. Improvement exam roll number if allotted
  7. Name of the QE appeared/ Passed
  8. Type of institution for QE
  9. Mode of preparation
  10. Name and address of the school/ college from which the candidate appeared/ passed.

5- Contact Details

  1. E-Mail Address
  2. Mobile Number
  3. Other Numbers

6- Guardian Details

  1. Father’s Qualification
  2. Father’s Occupation
  3. Father’s Annual Income
  4. Mother’s Qualification
  5. Mother’s Occupation
  6. Mother’s annual Income
  7. Declaration by the candidate
  8. Declaration by father/ mother/ guardian

Scanned Copies To Be Uploaded

Scanned copies of candidate’s photograph, signature, and signature of their father/mother/guardian in JPEG/JPG format must be uploaded while filling up the JEE Main application form. The size and dimension of the photograph and signatures are tabulated below:

JEE Main 2019 Notification: Scanned Copies To Be Uploaded File Size Dimension
Photograph of the Candidate 10 kb to 200 kb 3.5 cm by 4.5 cm
Signature of the Candidate 4 kb to 30 kb 3.5 cm by 1.5 cm

How To Apply For JEE Main 2019

Follow the steps as under to apply for JEE Main 2019:

Step 1   Go to the official website of JEE Main –

Step 2   Click on “Fill Application Form” and then click on “Apply For JEE Main 2019”.

Step 3   Read the instructions and click on “Proceed To Apply Online”.

Step 4   Enter your basic details, like, Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Aadhaar details, etc.

Step 5   Fill up your personal, academic, contact and exam-related details.

Step 6   Upload the scanned copies of the documents (photograph and signatures).

Step 7   Make payment of the application fee.

Step 8   Submit your application and take a print out of it for future reference.

After the online registration, candidates get the opportunity to make corrections in their application form. Candidates have to log in to their account in order to make changes/corrections in the details provided by them. However, they cannot change the exam center.

The JEE Main correction window for the January session is over. The authorities have informed that photographs without name and date have been accepted. So, candidates won’t have to worry about that.

JEE Main Application Fee

The JEE Main 2019 Registration fee for different categories are tabulated below:



Paper 1 or Paper 2 in Indian Centers Rs 500 for General/OBC (Boys)

Rs 250 for SC/ST/PH/All Girls

Paper 1 & Paper 2 in Indian Centers Rs 900 for General/OBC (Boys)

Rs 450 for SC/ST/PH/All Girls

Paper 1 or Paper 2 in Foreign Centers Rs 2000 for General/OBC (Boys)

Rs 1000 for SC/ST/PH/All Girls

Paper 1 & Paper 2 in Foreign Centers Rs 3000 for General/OBC (Boys)

Rs 1500 for SC/ST/PH/All Girls

JEE Mains 2019 Exam Pattern

JEE Main exam pattern will have two sets of the paper. Each paper will be divided as per the course applying. For Paper- 1, there will be 360 maximum marks in the exam and for Paper-2, maximum marks will be 390. There will be 4 marks offered for each right answer. On the other hand, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

 Paper 1 Paper 2
Subjects  Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry  Aptitude Test, Math, and Drawing
Question Type  Multiple Choice Questions  Multiple Choice Questions
Duration of the Exam  3 Hours  3 Hours
Maximum Marks  360  390
The language of the exam English, Hindi and Other Regional Language  English, Hindi and Other Regional Language

As you can see, each question carries 4 marks. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. However, there is no penalty for questions not attempted. All the questions will be of MCQ type wherein there will be four options for every question out of which only one answer will be correct.

JEE Main Syllabus 2019

The JEE Main 2019 syllabus is same as the syllabus of last year. The NTA will follow the same syllabus as CBSE, i.e. the CBSE syllabus of Class 11 and 12. The detailed class-wise syllabus, i.e. JEE Main syllabus from Class 11 and Class 12 are tabulated below:

JEE Main Syllabus For Physics

Topics From Class XI Topics From Class XII
Unit, Dimension & Measurement Geometrical Optics
Kinematics Wave Optics
Circular Motion Electrostatics
Law of Motion Capacitance
Work, Power & Energy Current Electricity
Momentum & Collision Gravitation
Center of Mass and Inertia Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Rotational Dynamics Nuclear Physics & Radio Activity
Elasticity, Calorimetry, Thermal Expansion Communication Systems
Ktg & Thermodynamics Electromagnetic Induction & AC
Mechanical Waves Dual Nature of Matter and radiation.
Fluid Mechanics Error in Measurement & Instruments

JEE Main Syllabus For Chemistry

Topics From Class XI Topics From Class XII
Periodic Table & Properties Halogen Derivative
Mole Concept Co-ordination Compound
Nomenclature of Organic Compounds Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chemical Bondings Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Gaseous States Liquid Solution & Surface Chemistry
Electronic Displacement Effect Metallurgy
Atomic Structure Phenol
Isomerism Alcohol
Redox & Equivalent Concept Ether
Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium Solid State
Chemical Kinetics Carbonyl Compound
Radioactivity (Nuclear Chemistry) Qualitative Analysis
S, P, D & F block element
Thermodynamic, Thermochemistry & Electrochemistry
Carboxylic Acids & Its Derivatives
Practical Organic Chemistry

JEE Main Syllabus For Mathematics

Topics From Class XI Topics From Class XII
Logarithms & Related Expressions Limits, Continuity & Derivebilities
Quadratic Equations & Expressions Method of differentiation
Sequence & Progressions Indefinite Integration
Compound Angles Definite Integration
Trigonometric Function, Equations & Inequations Application of Derivatives
Solutions of Triangles Determinants and Matrices
Circles Vectors
Straight Lines & Pair of Lines 3 Dimensional Geometry
Binomial Theorems Probability
Permutations & Combinations Differential Equations
Sets, Relations & Functions Area Under Curve
Mathematical Inductions & Reasoning Parabola, Ellipse, Hyperbola
Complex Number

JEE Main Preparation 2019

Since JEE Mains 2019 question papers will be set up by software designed to pick up questions randomly from a question bank consisting of a large number of questions, you must have a crystal-clear knowledge of all the concepts in the syllabus. There are more than 15,000 concepts in the syllabus of JEE Mains 2019, covering all three subjects. Also, you must solve as many JEE practice questions as possible and improve your problem-solving skills.

At the same time, you need to improve your overall test-taking skills as well.

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5- Subject- Wise important chapters for IIT JEE 2019

JEE Main Mock Test

More than 2000 practice centers have been set up and made operational all over India for students to practice and take tests. This will help students get used to the online platform and the test interface. Students will be able to go to the centers on Saturdays and Sundays.

You can also solve unlimited JEE practice questions and take JEE mock tests of the same level as the actual exam on Embibe for free. These are available for you 24/7.

JEE Main Admit Card

JEE Admit Card will be released on the official website. Candidates will have to log on to their account with their Registration ID / Application Number and Password and download admit card/hall ticket.

The JEE Mains Admit Card will contain all the information about the candidate and the exam:

  1. Name of the Candidate,
  2. Application Number,
  3. Exam Paper,
  4. Exam Date,
  5. Exam Time,
  6. Exam Center,
  7. Instructions, etc.

How To Download JEE Main Admit Card

JEE Mains 2019 Admit Card will be available on the official website. Following are some useful steps to download the same.

Step 1- Go on the official website of JEE Mains/ NTA.

Step 2- Click on the link to download the JEE Mains 2019 Admit Card.

Step 3- Enter your Application Number and Password.

Step 4- Click on Submit.

Step 5- Your admit card will appear on the screen. Save it in a safe folder. Also, take print out of your JEE Mains 2019 Admit Card.

Note- Candidates must carry their admit card to the exam center without which they won’t be allowed to enter the examination hall.

JEE Main 2019 Result

JEE Mains result for January exam will be declared on January 31st2019 whereas the result for the April exam will be declared on April 30, 2019. The procedure to download the JEE Mains Result is as follows:

Step 1- Go to the JEE Main/ NTA official website.

Step 2- Click on the link to download the result.

Step 3- Enter your Application Number and Password.

Step 4- Click on Submit.

Step 5- Your result will appear on the screen. Take print out of your result for further reference.

The JEE Mains scorecard will contain the following information:

  1. Category of the Candidate
  2. The nationality of the Candidate
  3. Subject-wise Score
  4. Total Score
  5. All India Rank
  6. Category Rank

JEE Main Merit List Normalization

Since JEE Main will be conducted in multi-shifts, there is the possibility of variation of the difficulty level of the paper across shifts and sessions. In order to overcome the problems caused by this, the actual marks (raw score) secured by the candidates will be normalized and converted to NTA score based on percentile score. This will be done in both JEE Main January and April exams. The final merit list will be compiled based on the best of two NTA normalized scores secured by a candidate (if the candidate has appeared for the exam both the times).

In case two or more candidates secure the same NTA score, the rank will be determined considering the NTA score of the respective subjects and age in the following order:

a. NTA score of actual marks secured by the candidate in Mathematics

b. NTA score of actual marks secured by the candidate in Physics

c. NTA score of actual marks secured by the candidate in Chemistry

d. Candidates older in the age

e. Even after this criterion if the tie is not broken, candidates will be given the same rank.

JEE Main Cut Off

The cut-off marks are the minimum marks that you must secure in the exam in order to be eligible to appear in the JEE Mains counselling. The cut-off marks change every year based on various factors like:

  1. The total number of seats available in various NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and other participating institutes.
  2. The total number of candidates appearing in the exam.
  3. The difficulty level of the exam.

Having knowledge of JEE Mains cutoff 2018 will give you an idea about how much you should score in order to clear the exam:

Category Cut-Off
General 74
Other Backward Categories – Non-Creamy Layer (OBC – NCL) 45
Scheduled Caster (SC) 29
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 24

It is to be noted that clearing the cut off marks doesn’t mean you will get a seat for sure. In order to guarantee a seat, you must score as high as possible.

JEE Main Counselling 2019

The counselling process will start in the month of July 2019. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts the counselling. The allocation of seats is done on the basis of the JEE merit list/rank list, preference of the candidates, and the availability of seats. It is to be noted that for students who appear in JEE Main both in January and April, the best of the two scores will be considered for admission.

JEE Mains Notification 2019 FAQs

Q1- What is JEE Main?

Ans- JEE Main is the first stage of a two-stage engineering entrance exam for students seeking admissions on the graduation level. JEE Exam is being organized by IIMs each year for admissions into top engineering colleges in India like NITs, IITs etc.

Q2- What is the eligibility for JEE Mains 2019?

Ans- Candidates must have cleared the Class 12 board exam in 2017 or 2018 or are appearing for it in 2019 with 5 subjects, including Physics, Math, and Biology/Chemistry/Technical Vocational Subject.

Q3- What is the difference between JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2?

Ans- JEE Main Paper 1 is for those students who are looking for admissions into courses among top colleges in India. It consists subject like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as major subjects in the exam pattern. JEE Main Paper 2 is for the students looking for admissions into B.Arch and B.Planning courses.

Q4- What is the eligibility for IIT?

Ans- Candidates must have at least 75% in their 10+2th exam and a top cut-off score which can be varied as per various IITs. If SC/ST or Physically Handicapped, 10% of the relaxation in 10+2 score will be provided.

Q5- Is there any age limit for JEE?

Ans- As per the official notification, there is no clause of any kind of age limit in JEE Mains 2019 Notification. Students appeared or appearing their 12th board exam in 2017,2018, and 2019 respectively can apply for this exam.

Q6- Can we get NIT through JEE Mains?

Ans- Yes, to be eligible for NIT counselling, it is not mandatory to score enough to be eligible for JEE advanced. So you can get NIT admission through JEE Mains by clearing JEE Mains exam with required rank and clearing counselling process with expected performance.

Q7- Is JEE necessary for engineering?

Ans- Nope, there are various other exams to provide engineering admissions into India. JEE is required only if you want to get admission into colleges like NITs or IITs. However, various other colleges also accept the JEE score to provide admissions.

Q8- What is the minimum age for IIT JEE?

Ans- As per the age clause, the student must be at least 17 years old to be eligible for the JEE Mains exam.

Q9- How many subjects are there in JEE Mains for engineers?

Ans- JEE Mains will have three subjects into the exam pattern for engineering students. The paper will be known as Paper- I and will consist of Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

Q 10-  What is the difference between IIT and JEE?

Ans- JEE is an exam being conducted by NTA since 2019 for admissions into top engineering courses in India. While IIT is a group of colleges built by the government and which are being considered as top Indian colleges for engineering.

Q 11- Which is the largest IIT?

Ans- IIT, Kharagpur is being known as the largest IIT campus in India with 2100 acres.

Q 12- How can I study for JEE?

Ans- To study for JEE, it is advised for students to attempt mock tests, attempt question papers, Prepare the subjects chapter-wise and work on the weaker points first.

Q 13- Which is the number 1 IIT in India?

Ans- IIT Kharagpur is being considered as a topmost IIT College for engineering admissions.

You must take your JEE (Main) preparation seriously even though the exam will be conducted twice a year. You should give your best shot in the first attempt itself so that you don’t have to appear in the exam the second time or at least worry about your performance.

According to the JEE Notification, JEE Mains exam will be based on the CBSE syllabus of Class 11 and 12. Students can access JEE study materials for free on Embibe. There are also innumerable free JEE practice questions available on Embibe. Embibe also provides free JEE mock tests which are of the same level as the actual exam.

It has been found that students score the same marks in the actual JEE Main exam as their score in the Embibe tests. Also, with Embibe’s Advanced Test Analysis and Personalised Guidance, Embibe guarantees score improvement.

We hope this detailed information regarding JEE (Main) Notification helps you in your JEE Main preparation. For any query related to JEE (Main) Notification/exam, drop a comment below and we will get back to you

Wishing you all the best!

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