IIT JEE Mains 2019: Important dates, application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus and exam pattern

Published on:15th May 2018

IIT entrance examination is one of the most nerve-wracking examinations in the country. It comprises two principal parts-JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Both are equally tough and students need to qualify both for admission to IIT and other prestigious colleges and institutions of India—CFTIs, NITs, ISM Dhanbad etc. This coveted entrance exam is conducted only once a year. When it comes to IIT JEE Mains 2019, there are important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus and exam pattern, which students need to know in detail.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Date


Dates (tentative)

Notification release

4th week of November 2018

Availability of application form

1st week of December 2018

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2nd week of December 2018

Availability of mock test

3rd week of December 2018

Last date for application submission

1st week of January 2019

Application correction period

2nd to 4th week of January 2019

Release of admit card

2nd week of March 2019

Exam date (offline mode)

2nd week of April 2019

Exam date (online mode)

3rd week of April 2019

Display of OMR sheet & answer key

Last week of April 2019

Result/AIR declaration (paper 1)

Last week of April 2019

Declaration of AIR (paper 2)

Last week of May 2019

Counselling registration

3rd week of June 2019

JEE Main Application Form 2019

JEE Main application form 2019 will be made available to candidates during the first week of December 2018.

Students are required to familiarize themselves with the following details:

  • Aadhaar is a must for filling the application form.
  • Candidates are required to apply for JEE Mains 2019 exam online.
  • Candidates are required to upload their and their parents’/guardians’ scanned images of passport size photograph and signature.
  • The dimensions of photographs and signatures should be 3.5 x 4.5 cm and 3.5 x 1.5 cm respectively.
  • The images should be in JPEG or JPG format.
  • The images should be in JPG or JPEG format.
  • Many applications from a single candidate will be rejected forthwith.
  • There is no need to send the hard copy of the application form.

JEE Main 2019 Application fee:

The application fee will be different in accordance with the mode and categories of examinations:

  • Candidates are required to pay through debit/credit card.
  • They can also pay the fee through e-Challan of ICICI/ Canara/ Syndicate bank.
  • Fee will not be accepted through IPO, money order, DD etc.
  • Once the application fee has been deposited, it will not be refunded.

Application Correction

In JEE Main application form, candidates also get a chance for correction of their mistakes. They will be able to rectify their application form during the correction period.  The details are as follows:

  • The facility of correction will be provided to candidates during the month of January 2019.
  • Candidates will be allowed to rectify their errors online.
  • Corrections will be applicable in all entries except change of exam mode from CBT to PBT.
  • Any extra fee is payable through debit/credit, e-Challan or e-wallet.

JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Prior to applying for JEE Main exam, candidates need to ensure that they meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Candidates should be born on or after 1st October 1994.
  • SC/ST/PWD candidates should be born on or after 1st October 1989.
  • In terms of attempts, candidates cannot take the JEE Mains exam more than thrice. The number of attempts is same for all the categories.
  • With regard to educational qualification, the criteria are mentioned in the table listed below:

Qualifying Exam

10+2 or equivalent exam passed in 2017 and 2018 are eligible to apply.

Appearing Candidates

Candidates appearing in the 12th exams in 2019 can apply.

Diploma Holders

Diploma candidates can also apply but only for admission in IITs. Such candidates also have to appear for JEE Advanced exam.

Minimum Marks

There is no minimum mark required to apply for JEE Main.

For admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

Candidates have to secure 75% (65% for SC/ST) in 12th exams or be in top 20 percentile of the respective board.

Number of Subjects

Candidates must have five subjects in the 10+2 exam. Candidates should have physics, mathematics, language, anyone from the Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject and any other subject.

Year of Appearance

Candidates who have passed 12th exams in 2016 are not eligible to apply. Students who have appeared in 12th exams in 2016, did not pass in 2016 but passed in 2017 are not eligible to apply.

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus

There will be two papers—paper 1 and paper 2. The former will contain Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the latter will contain mathematics, aptitude and drawing sections.

Paper 1 Syllabus

Physics: Thermodynamics, Physics and measurement, Laws of motion, Rotational motion, Oscillations and waves, Electronic devices, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Optics, Electrostatics, Current electricity, energy and power, Work, Kinematics, Properties of solids and liquids, Kinetic theory of gases Gravitation etc.  

Chemistry: It includes the following three parts:

Organic Chemistry: Chemistry in everyday life, some basic principles of organic chemistry, organic compounds containing nitrogen, organic compounds containing halogens, purification and characterization of organic compounds etc.

Inorganic Chemistry: Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, Environmental chemistry, D – and f – block elements etc.

Physical chemistry: Atomic structure, some basic concepts in chemistry, equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, chemical bonding and molecular structure, states of matter, chemical kinetics etc.

Mathematics: Integral calculus, Sequences and series, Mathematical induction, Matrices and determinants, Sets, relations and functions, Permutations and combinations, Mathematical reasoning, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Trigonometry, Statistics and probability, Vector algebra Binomial theorem and its simple applications etc. 

Paper 2 Syllabus

Part I: Visualizing, Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, awareness of places, persons, materials and buildings etc. 

Part II: Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms, the transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast etc.


When will the JEE Main application form 2019 be made available to candidates?

It will be made available to candidates during the 1st week of December 2018, though this date is tentative.

What are the online and offline dates for JEE Main exam 2019?

The online and offline dates for this exam is 2nd week of April 2019 and 3rd week of April 2019 respectively.

If candidates commit any mistakes while filling their application forms, is there any provision for correction?

Yes, there is a certain date for the correction—2nd to 4th week of January 2019.  On this date, candidates can rectify their mistakes. Thereafter, no changes in the application form will be accepted.

If candidates do not have an Aadhaar card, can they apply for this exam?

No, not at all! It is a must-have thing for candidates taking this exam.

How can candidates pay their exam fee?

They can pay the fee through debit or credit card. Apart from this, they can also pay their fee through e-Challan of some banks— ICICI, Syndicate and Canara.

What is the qualification required for taking JEE Main exam?

12th pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Is there any minimum percentage of marks for candidates taking this exam?

No, there is no minimum percentage of marks

Can candidates taking 2019 board exams appear at JEE Main exam 2019?

Yes, they can, but they should be in a position to submit the proof of their passed result at the time of taking admission to the engineering institute or college.

What are the age limits for general and SC/ST/PWD candidates taking this exam?

General candidates should be born on or after 1st October 1994 and SC/ST/PWD candidates should be born on or after 1st October 1989.

I passed my 12th exam in 2016. Can I appear at JEE Main exam 2019?

No, you cannot appear at this exam.

I want admission to IIT only through JEE Main exam. What is the eligibility criterion for it?

If you want admission to IIT only, then you must score 75% marks in your 12th exam or have a position among top 20 percentile of your board.

What is the modus operandi for the preparation of JEE Main exam 2019?

Students need to work very hard to crack this exam. They may join premier coaching institutes, which get the students fully preparedly for this exam.

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