Introduction to JEE Main 2019

  • About JEE Main 2019: Joint Entrance Examination Main 2019 (JEE Main 2019) is a National Level Entrance Examination conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) from the year 2019 for admission into Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) and Architecture (B.Arch/ B.Plan) in top NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, SFIs, State Engineering Colleges for Participating States and other Participating Institutions.

  • About NTA: National Testing Agency (NTA) has been developed as a premier, autonomous, specialist and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for fellowship/ admission in top educational institutions.

  • Conducting Authority: JEE Main 2019 is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) from the year where previously it was conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

  • Level: JEE Main 2019 is a National Level Entrance Examination conducted in all the major cities across India.

  • Frequency: The JEE Main 2019 is conducted twice a year in the month of January and April.

  • Exam Paper: The examination will be conducted in two individual paper i.e. Paper I - Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) Paper II - Architecture (B.Arch/ B.Plan).

  • Counselling Process: (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) has the credit to conducts JEE Main Counselling process for the Participating Institutes.

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Engineering Education

Engineering is the discipline and profession that applies scientific theories, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to design, create, and analyze technological solutions cognizant of safety, human factors, physical laws, regulations, practicality, and cost. In the contemporary era, engineering is generally considered to consist of the major primary branches of chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.There are numerous other engineering sub disciplines and interdisciplinary subjects that may or may not be part of these major engineering branches.

About JEE 2019

JEE Main 2019 - NTA has released the application form of JEE Main 2019 April session on February 8. The candidates will have to complete the application process till March 7, 2019. However, uploading of images and payment of application fee can be done till March 8. Those candidates who appeared for the January session can fill the application form using their respective credentials. JEE Main 2019 April session will be conducted between April 7 to 20. The entrance examination is being held completely in computer based mode. Registered candidates will be able to access the admit card from March 20, 2019. The authorities will release the result of JEE Main 2019 April session on April 30 (Paper 1) and May 15 (Paper 2). The rank list will also be announced after the April session concludes. Previously, the January session of JEE Main 2019 was held from January 8 to 12. Registrations for the January session had commenced from September 1 and was open till October 1. The result of JEE Main 2019 January Paper I was announced on January 19 while the Paper 2 result was released on January 31. As per the official notification, a total of 9,29,198 candidates had registered for Paper-I and 1,80,052 candidates had registered for Paper- 2 of January session. According to the reports of NTA, 21791 candidates had registered for the examination at 17 centres in 15 cities in the North Eastern States, while 7551 Candidates at 09 centres in 04 cities in Jammu & Kashmir. Moreover, about 180,052 candidates had appeared for Test at 390 centres (inclusive of 6 centres abroad). Read the complete article to know all about JEE Main 2019.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2019

  1. JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Age: All candidates (General Category) born on or after 1st of October 1994 are eligible for JEE Mains 2019. For SC, ST and PwD candidates, the age limit has been relaxed and should have born on or after 1st of October 1989 for being eligible.
  2. JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for total Attempts: The students can avail a maximum of three consecutive attempts for JEE Mains and two consecutive attempts for JEE Advanced. The first attempt is taken soon after 12th board exams followed by the other attempts in consecutive years.

JEE Main Eligibility Marks

There are no minimum marks required for JEE Main in class 12th board exams. However, the appearing candidates have to secure at least the passing marks in their respective qualifying examinations.

  1. For general category candidates: The students must have secured a minimum of 75% marks in their class 12th board exams or they must rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examination for getting admissions in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.
  2. For reserved category candidates: A minimum of 65% marks are required for getting admissions in different undergraduate courses offered at IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Subjects and Year of Passing

  1. Eligibility Criteria for Subjects in the Qualifying Exam: It is mandatory for all students appearing for JEE Mains that they must have pursued at least 5 subjects with Physics and Maths as their core subjects in their qualifying examinations. Students who have studied less than 5 subjects in their qualifying exam are not eligible for JEE Main.
  2. Eligibility Criteria for Year of passing: Students who have passed their 12th class examination or other equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018 are eligible for appearing in JEE Mains 2019. Students currently appearing for their class 12th examination or other equivalent qualifying examination are also eligible, provided their result should be declared before 15th of June 2018.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Droppers

As per the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2019, the students are allowed to appear for the Mains exam in three consecutive years. The 1st attempt is taken soon after the board exams and the remaining two attempts can be taken in the upcoming consecutive years. Here we have provided the detailed information on JEE Main eligibility criteria for droppers. The students are advised to read the below-mentioned eligibility criteria to avoid rejection of the Application forms.

  1. The applicant (General Category) should have born on or after 1st of October 1994 and1st of October 1989 for ST, SC, and PwD candidates.
  2. Must have completed class 12th board exams or other equivalent exams in 2018 or 2017.
  3. Minimum of Five subjects opted in class 12 board exams with Maths and Physics as compulsory subjects.
  4. The candidates aspiring for IIITs, NITs, and GFTIs must have secured 75% or more (65% for For ST, SC, and Pwd Candidates) in class 12th board exams (other equivalent exams) or within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.

If the applicant fulfils all of the above mentioned JEE Main eligibility criteria for droppers except the eligibility criteria for admissions to IIITs. NITs, and GFTIs, then the candidate can appear for the improvement exam.

  1. If the improvement exam is taken for all the subjects the percentage marks secured in the improvement exam will be considered in the final results.
  2. If the improvement exam is taken for particular subjects (not all) the percentage marks scored in the original passing year will be considered.

JEE Main eligibility criteria for droppers and class 12th candidates has to be fulfilled by all the engineering aspirants. JEE Main is also an eligibility test for students aspiring for JEE Advanced. The top 2,24,000 candidates qualifying Mains will be allowed to appear for the Advanced exam.

JEE Main 2019: Everything You Need To Know

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
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