JEE Main 2019 Slot Booking - Procedure to Book Exam City and Check Exam Shift and Date

Published on : 29th May 2019    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
IIT JEE Main Exam

Till the year 2018, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main was conducted through both offline and online modes. The online mode exam was conducted in multiple shifts on more than one day. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the then exam conducting authority, provides an option to the candidates for selecting the time date and shift for their online exam - the slot booking process. Read the complete article to know about the slot booking process for the year 2019.

What is JEE Main Slot Booking?

JEE Main slot booking is the process of booking date and shift for the online examination. Successfully registered candidates are required to book the slots for the examination as per their preference from the available choices. The slots are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis. Here is the process of slot booking:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Log-in with your user Id and password.
  • Select from the available slots by picking up a date, shift, and timing for the examination.
  • Submit your choice to confirm the slot booking process.
  • Take a print of the confirmation page.

JEE Main 2019 Slot Booking

Q: Will there be slot booking for JEE Main 2019 Exam?

No, NTA has discontinued the slot booking process from 2019 onwards. NTA will be allotting the exam slot to candidates on a random basis using computer software. Candidates will only be able to provide preferences for exam city while filling the application form.

The JEE Main 2019 registrations are over and now the students are waiting for the slot booking window to open. However, the new examination conducting authority, NTA, has scrapped the slot booking process from the year 2019 onwards. As per the new pattern, the candidate will not have the choice of selecting the exam slots. Instead, the exam conducting authority will be responsible for allocating date, shift, and timing for the JEE Main exam. The allotment will be done through computer software on a random basis. A lot of other changes have also been introduced from the 2019 exam onwards which we will check out ahead in the article.

Changes Introduced from the JEE Main 2019 Exam

  • CBSE will no longer conduct the exam. The new examination authority will be the National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • The exam will be conducted only through online mode.
  • The exam will be conducted twice a year i.e. in January and April. The result will be announced on the basis of the best of the two marks.
  • The exam will be held in two shifts and eight sittings.
  • Slot booking facility has been revoked. Exam timings and dates will be allotted by the NTA.

How to Get details about Exam Date and Timing?

Now that the slot booking facility has been closed, candidates can know about their exam date and shift will be announced by NTA on 5th October and the exam city details will be allotted by 21st October 2018.

The time and venue of the examination will be informed through the admit card. NTA will allocate the exam centres, date, and timing through computer software and the same will be informed to the candidates through their admit cards.

Admit cards are the entry tickets for appearing in the JEE Main examination. Candidates can download the same from the official website. The scheduled date for download the admit cards for the January 2019 session exam is from17th December 2018 onwards. Here the other important dates related to the exam and steps to access the admit card.

JEE Main 2019 - Important Dates

JEE Main 2019 Exam Events

Exam Dates (January 2019 )

Exam Dates (April 2019)

Registration Process

1st to 30th September 2019

8th February to 7th March 2019

Announcement of Exam Date and Shift

5th October 2018


Will be mentioned on the Admit Card


Announcement of Exam City

21st October 2018

Admit Card availability

From 17th December 2018

From 20th March 2019

Exam Dates

8th to 12th January 2019 (revised)

7th to 12th April 2019

Exam Shifts

Shift-1: 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Shift-2: 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM


By 31st January 2019

By 15th May 2019

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Steps to Download the JEE Main Admit Card

Admit cards can be downloaded from the 17th December 2018 for the January 2019 session. Candidates need to follow the steps provided below:

  • Visit the official JEE Main website.
  • Click on the link for admit card January 2019.
  • Enter the details asked for to log-in.
  • Your admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Check it, download, and print

The date, shift, timing, and venue for the exam will be mentioned on the JEE Main admit card and candidates are required to report for the exam as per the mentioned schedule. Any request for a change in the exam schedule will not be accepted.

JEE Main 2019 Slot Booking - Important Reminders

  • JEE Main slot booking process has been discontinued from 2019 onwards.
  • Candidates won’t be able to select exam slots through the online application process. They can only provide choices (4) for exam city.
  • NTA will be allotting the exam slots on a random basis.
  • Any changes in the exam shift and timings will not be done.

About JEE Main

The JEE Main exam is conducted every year as a national level engineering entrance exam for admission to B.E. and B.Tech. courses offered by 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 CFTIs. Those who qualify JEE Main can appear for the JEE Advanced exam for admission to engineering courses offered by the 23 IITs. The exam is held for two papers - Paper-1 for B.Tech./B.E. and Paper-2 for B.Arch. courses. Institutes under state government and private institutes can also use JEE Main ranks for admissions. Form 2019 onwards, the exam will be conducted online in two sessions. However, the result will be declared on the basis of marks of only one session (the best score.) With two sessions, candidates will get a chance to work on their mistakes and improve performance. It will also decrease the number of drop-years.

We hope the above article has provided answers to all your queries related to JEE Main slot booking for the year 2019. 

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