JEE Main 2019: Notification, Syllabus, Application Form, Exam Date

The JEE (Main) secretariat/CBSE will be organizing the JEE Main 2019 to offer admission into BE/B.Tech (Paper 1) and B.Arch/B.Planning (Paper 2) programmes. This exam is also an eligibility test for appearing in JEE Advanced to get admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad. JEE Main Paper 1 will be organized in both computer-based and pen-paper format, and the candidates can opt for either of these formats. The Paper 2 will be conducted only in pen-paper format.

The candidates seeking admission in the colleges situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha (which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Examination, but have joined JEE system) are also advised to fill the JEE Main online application form.

Latest- The National Testing Agency has been constituted which may conduct the JEE Main twice in a year in December 2018 and May 2019. 

JEE Main 2019 Important Dates

Events Tentative Dates
Availability of online application December 2018, 1st week
Last date to submit application form January 2019, 1st week
Last date for exam fee submission January 2019, 1st week
Release of admit card March 2019, 2nd week
JEE Main exam date (pen-paper based) April 2019, 2nd week
JEE Main exam date (computer based) April 2019, 3rd week
Result declaration April 2019, last week

JEE Main Application Form 2019

JEE Main application Form 2019 will be available online on the official website The JEE Main registration will involve three steps i.e. filling up the form, uploading of photograph and signature and payment of application fee. It is necessary for the applicants to have Aadhaar number to fill the application form.

In the application form, the candidate will have to provide the personal details such as nationality, state of eligibility, name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, category, mailing address. Educational details like qualifying exam name, board, marks, roll number, etc will have to be entered. Details of parents/guardians such as qualification, occupation, annual income, etc is also required. The choice for exam center and slot is also to be made while filling the application form.

After submitting all the required details, the candidate will have to upload applicants’ photograph & signature and signature of parents/guardians. The specification of these documents is given as:

Important Topics & Chapters for JEE Main 2019

JEE Main 2019

Document Format File Size Dimension
Candidate’s Photograph JPEG 4KB to 40KB 3.5 x 4.5
Candidate’s Signature JPEG 1KB to 30KB 3.5 x 1.5
Father/Mother/Guardian Signature JPEG 1KB to 30KB 3.5 x 1.5

The application fee also has to be paid either through online (via credit/debit card) or offline mode (via e-Challan from Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank).

Application fee:

Mode Pen-paper Computer-based Pen-paper Computer-based
For exam center in India
Category General/OBC SC/ST/PwD General/OBC SC/ST/PwD
Paper 1/Paper 2 Rs. 1000/- (boys)

Rs. 500/- (girls)

Rs. 500/- (both) Rs. 500/-(boys)

Rs. 250/-(girls)

Rs. 250/-(both)
Both papers Rs. 1800/-(boys)

Rs. 900/-(girls)

Rs. 900/-(both) Rs. 1300/-(boys)

Rs. 650/-(girls)

Rs. 650/-(both)
For exam center outside India
Paper 1/Paper 2 Rs. 2500/-(boys)

Rs. 1250/-(girls)

Rs. 1250/-(both) Rs. 2500/-(boys)

Rs. 1250/-(girls)

Rs. 1250/-(both)
Both papers Rs. 3800/-(boys)

Rs. 1900/-(girls)

Rs. 1900/-(both) Rs. 3800/-(boys)

Rs. 1900/-(girls)

Rs. 1900/-(both)

*Processing fee will be charged additionally.

A printout of the acknowledgement page must be taken after successful fee submission. In case of failed payment, the candidate’s money will be refunded to the account (if paid online) otherwise, he/she should contact the concerned bank (if paid offline).

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2019

The applicants must have born on or after 1st October 1994 to apply for JEE Main 2019. A relaxation of 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD.

The applicants who have passed 12th/equivalent qualifying examination in the year 2017 or 2018 or will be appearing in the year 2019 are eligible to appear. A candidate who has appeared in 12th exam in the year 2016 but failed and later passed the same in 2017 can also not apply for JEE 2019.

The applicants must have passed the qualifying exam with minimum 5 subjects. The five subjects include: Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational Subject, and any other subject.

The candidate appearing in six subjects, the subject (fifth/sixth) with better marks will be considered.

The maximum number of JEE Main attempt is limited to 3.

Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through Seat Allocation Board

It is important that the candidates have passed the class 12th exam with at least 75% marks or be in top 20% of their respective boards with subject combination as follows:

Course Subject requirement
BE/B.Tech Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject.
B.Arch/B.Planning Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

Eligibility for Admission to Other Institutions

The criteria mentioned above can also be adopted by other participating institution (through JoSAA/CSAB). To offer admissions in the colleges affiliated to state universities, the state can prepare rank list as per their own criteria.

In case of admission in Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha based colleges, the age limit and number of attempts will be same as the past practice (when they conducted state level exam).

Check here: JEE Main Details in Hindi

JEE Main Syllabus 2019

There will be 2 papers in JEE Main 2019- Paper 1 & Paper 2. The syllabus of JEE main 2019 for both papers will be different.

For Paper 1, syllabus will cover the topics from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as per the curriculum of class 11th & 12th.

For Paper 2, the applicants need to do their preparations in subjects like Mathematics, Aptitude test, Drawing etc. Check Detailed information for JEE Main Syllabus 2019.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

The candidates can appear for Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both as per the choice of the course they want to get admission in. the medium of paper will be English and Hindi. However, for exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the paper will be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. For each paper, the duration of the exam will be 3 hours. 4 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Paper Subjects Type of questions
Paper 1 (for other undergraduate courses, B.E. /B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to all subjects
Paper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) (at institutions other than IITs) Mathematics – Part I Objective type
Aptitude Test – Part II & Objective type
Drawing Test – Part III Questions to test drawing aptitude

Pattern for Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech)

There will be total 90 questions of MCQ type, out of which 30 questions will be from Physics, 30 from Chemistry & 30 from Mathematics.

Pattern for Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)

There will be 30 questions from Mathematics, 50 from Aptitude test and 2 questions will be from Drawing. The Mathematics & Aptitude part will be of MCQ type and the drawing part will be of a subjective type. The applicant must fill the type and percentage of disability clearly in the application form to get the additional provisions.


The candidate with disability of 40% or more will be provided 1 hour extra to complete their paper.

The candidates with visual disability of 40% or more will be provided scribe/reader. Request for same must be submitted to the center superintendent 2 days prior to exam. The candidate will be allowed to meet the scribe a day before exam to check the suitability. The candidates are not supposed to bring their own scribe.

Mobile, calculator, notebook, log table, etc. are not permitted. Even pens and rough sheets will be provided to the candidates inside the exam hall. However, for aptitude test (Paper 2), the candidates will have to bring their own pencils, geometry sets, erasers and color pencils. Check other details for JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

Schedule of JEE Main 2019

The exact schedule will be provided once the JEE conducting board releases final notification. However, to provide a rough idea to the candidates, the tentative exam schedule is provided here.

The offline examination (Paper 1 and Paper 2) will be conducted on the 2nd week of April. Paper 1 is supposed to be conducted in the morning shift (0930-1230 Hours (IST)) and Paper 2 will be conducted in the afternoon shift (1400-1700 Hours (IST)).

The online exam (Paper 1) will itself be conducted in two shifts-morning (0930-1230 Hours (IST)) and afternoon shift (1400-1700 Hours (IST)).

JEE Main 2019 State code of Eligibility

Candidate should select the State of Eligibility for IIT JEE 2019 according to the state in which the study centre is situated. The State of Eligibility is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal/Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO. The below table lists the State codes of Eligibility:

Name of the state/UT Code
Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT) 1
Andhra Pradesh 2
Arunachal Pradesh 3
Assam 4
Bihar 5
Chandigarh (UT) 6
Chhattisgarh 7
Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT) 8
Daman & Diu (UT) 9
Delhi 10
Goa 11
Gujarat 12
Haryana 13
Himachal Pradesh 14
Jammu & Kashmir 15
Jharkhand 16
Karnataka 17
Kerala 18
Lakshadweep (UT) 19
Madhya Pradesh 20
Maharashtra 21
Manipur 22
Meghalaya 23
Mizoram 24
Nagaland 25
Odisha 26
Puducherry (UT) 27
Punjab 28
Rajasthan 29
Sikkim 30
Tamil Nadu 31
Tripura 32
Uttar Pradesh 33
Uttarakhand 34
West Bengal 35
Telangana 36
Foreign/OCI/PIO/ Nepal / Bhutan 98

JEE Main 2019 Exam Center

The JEE Main 2019 will be conducted in major cities in India as well as abroad. On the basis of choice made in the application form and availability of seat, the selected (or nearby) city will be allotted to the candidate for taking the exam. The candidates are asked for 4 choices for pen-paper based exam and 1 for computer-based exam. No changes in the allotted exam center will be entertained.

The applicants who have selected a city for Paper 1 where exam will be conducted only in computer-based mode and also wish to appear for Paper 2 (conducted only in pen-paper mode), he/she will have to opt for 4 other center choices for Paper 2. Check Detailed info for Exam Center here.

How to crack JEE Main 2019?

If you are an JEE aspirant and want to crack upcoming JEE Main 2019 Exam, the below points will be helpful in your preparation for JEE.

Understand the basic concept of the subject rather than learning the answers. If your basics are clear then you can easily tackle all the problems that may come from the topics which you didn’t prepare well.

Download the JEE Syllabus and start studying.

Always remember that JEE Main is a difficult exam but not an impossible exam. It can be easily cracked with a consistent practice, focus, hard work, and impeccable speed.

Prepare a timetable and study accordingly. Pay much attention to the weaker areas.

Practice as much as you can. Solve every question rather than reading them.

Increase your speed and accuracy.

A clear strategy and proper planning is must to clear JEE exam.

Clear all the doubts from your teachers, do not keep them pending.

Join the best coaching center for JEE 2019 because the experienced and qualified teachers in coaching will help a lot your preparation for JEE.

Admit card

The admit cards for JEE Main 2019 will be available tentatively from 2nd week of March 2019. The applicants who have submitted the application and exam fee before the last date will be able download the admit cards from the official website. The candidates must check the details on the admit card and any kind of discrepancy must be communicated immediately to JEE (Main) Secretariat/CBSE. The PwD candidates must carry the relevant certificate with them at the exam center. Without a valid JEE Main admit card, the applicant will not be allowed to write the examination.

Answer Key and Cut Off

The answer key for JEE Main 2019 will be published a few days before the declaration of result. The applicants can challenge the published answer key by paying an amount of Rs. 1000/- per question. The link for same will be provided on the official website. The amount can be paid via debit card/credit card. This amount is only refundable if the board accepts the challenge made by the candidate.

Cut off marks will be decided by the examination authority. It may vary from year to year. The eligible applicants will be selected based on the cut off marks decided by the authority and also the merit list prepared.

Result and Rank List

The result of the JEE Mains 2019 will be declared in the month of April 2019. The result will comprise of marks scored by the candidate and the status of those who are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced. The candidates will be able to see their All India Rank and All India Category Rank in the result. The AIR (All India Rank) will be considered to provide admission to IITs, NITs, CFTIs, SFTIs, etc.

In case of a tie, the candidate scoring better in Mathematics will be given a better rank. If the marks in Mathematics are same, score of Physics will be taken into consideration. If same again, ratio of positive marks and negative marks will be considered and the candidate having higher absolute value of the ratio will be given better rank.

Similarly in B.Arch, ranking will be decided on the basis of marks obtained in Aptitude Test, then marks obtained in Drawing Test and then the absolute value of the ratio of positive marks and negative marks will be taken into account.

The participating institutes that do not use the centralized Seat Allocation Process will prepare their own ranking based on the performance in the paper and criteria decided by them.

Seat Allocation Process and Admission Procedure

The admission will be offered on the basis of All India Rank obtained in JEE Main 2019 through the Seat Allocation Process. The candidates will have to attend the online counseling to make choices for the college and branch they wish to get admitted to. The process of document verification will occur at the time of admission. Those failing to produce the original documents will not be considered for admissions. A certain percent of seats will be reserved for admissions to OBC candidates belonging to Non-creamy layer, SC/ST candidates and persons with Disability. Such candidates must present their category certificate issued by competent authority at the time of admission.


  1. Sir my son has secured 65% marks in theroy and more than 65% by combining practical plus theory. I am from SC category. Can he apply for JEE Main?


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