JEE Main Exam 2019 - 6 Things You Cannot Miss

Published on : 23rd August 2018
IIT JEE Main Exam

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main Exam 2019 is around the corner. All the aspirants are gearing up for the final examination. The application process will be started soon from 1st to 30th September 2018 for the January edition exam. Candidates have lots of questions regarding the exam pattern, required documents, exam mode, eligibility and many other things. To alleviate the stress to some extent, here we will discuss 6 things you shouldn’t miss about the JEE Exam 2019.

Exam-conducting Body:

The year 2019 will see massive changes in the Joint Entrance Examination Main. For the first time in the history, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will administer JEE Main. The Central Board of Secondary Education no more remains the exam-conducting body. With NTA coming into action, a lot of changes can be seen in the exam pattern and other important areas. The exam will be conducted in the CBT mode. It will take place twice in an academic year (in January and in April). NTA would establish training centres across the country (around 3,000 centres) to help students for better preparation. The exam will be held at 258 centres in 8 sittings. The applicants will be given preference to choose their exam dates and slots.

Mode of Examination:

The most asked question in all of the educational forums is regarding the method of examination – will it be online or offline? The JEE Main 2019 will be conducted in the computer-based mode by the National Testing Agency.

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Exam Pattern:

There are two papers - Paper I for B. Tech/B.E. admission and Paper II for B. Arch/B.Planning admission. The candidates can take both the papers separately or together depending on their preferences. In the B. Tech paper, you need to answer 90 objective questions. Each section – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry – will have 30 questions. And the Paper II will have 30 objective questions from Mathematics and 50 objective questions from Aptitude along with 2 subjective drawings. The Main exam will be 3 hours.

Aadhaar Card:

Aadhaar card is compulsory for the registration process. If the applicant does not have the aadhaar card, he/she must visit the nearest aadhaar card enrolment centre and apply for it. He needs to get the enrolment number and enter the same in the required fields instead of the aadhaar card number. If you are applying from Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya, you don’t need to submit the aadhaar card. Instead, the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any Govt. verified identity number would work. The candidates of these three states can choose the examination centre within their respective states.

Eligibility for JEE Main:

The applicants need to fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria to fill out the application form for the Joint Entrance Examination. They must have qualified the 12th standard examination or equivalent with the five subjects. Though your 12th standard marks will not be considered while calculating the All India Ranking, you need at least 75% of marks to get admission in NITs, IITs and CFTIs.

To get admission in 31 NITs, 23 IITs and 20 CFTIs you need to appear to the JEE Main Exam and manage to obtain the JEE Main 2019 cut-off marks. It is also the gateway to qualify for the JEE Advanced Exam. Many private engineering colleges accept the JEE Main score if the candidates fail to meet the cut-off marks.

JEE Main Registration Process:

The application process of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2019 is online only. There is no other mode of application which the Agency will accept. You need to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the examination. Keep your scanned photograph and signature ready before visiting the official website of the National Testing Agency ( to complete the application process. You need to make the payment online or e-challan to pay the registration fees and print the acknowledgement page for future reference.

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