JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria has recently been altered by the Council Of Architecture, with the approval of Central Government. Due to this, there has been a major confusion regarding who can apply for this B.Arch or B.Planning national level entrance examination. This page has specially been designed to let the candidates know the JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 eligibility criteria. These criteria will let you know whether are eligible or not to apply for this examination. As the ineligible candidatures of the candidates will be cancelled by the authorities, it becomes necessary to check the updated JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria. Get to know all the related information about the eligibility criteria from this page below.


JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria

It is always advised to start the application process for any entrance examination, by going through the eligibility norms and then start applying before the last date lapses. Candidates can check the eligibility of JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 and can start applying as per the dates mentioned below.

JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Dates of January Exam Dates of April Exam
TPC registration starts 01 Sep 2018 08 Feb 2019
Application Starts from 01 Sep 2018 08 Feb 2019
Last date to apply 30 Sep 2018 07 Mar 2019
Admit card issuing date 17 Dec 2018 18 Mar 2019
JEE Main 2019 Exam Date 06  – 20 Jan 2019Paper 1 (for B.E./B.Tech):
  • Shift 1: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Shift 2: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Paper 2 (for B.Arch/B.Plan):

will be held in one shift only

07 – 21 06 to 20 Apr 2019
Declaration of Answer Keys To be announced! To be announced!
Declaration of Result 31 Jan 2019 30 Apr 2019
Without any further delay, let’s start going through the JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Eligibility norms.

  1. Age Limit

JEE Main 2019 authorities have laid no age limit on any applicant. In order to appear for this examination, a candidate must have passed his or her Class 12 level examination in either 2017, 2018 or 2019 from a recognized Board, meeting the minimum marks requirement and the compulsory subjects requirement. But at the time of admission to any of the participating Institutes, it must fulfill the age limit criteria as per the requirement of that Institute.

2. Educational Qualification

Earlier the educational qualification needed for JEE Main Paper 2 was opting and securing at least the minimum 75% of marks in all the subjects including Mathematics. But now, as per the public notice released by the Council of Architecture, dated on September 25, 2018, the eligibility criteria seems to have changed drastically in this regard. An applicant should have necessarily passed his or her Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects with at least 50% as average and 50% in each of these subjects in the examination.

It simply means that the compulsory subject has changed from Mathematics to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with securing at least 50% of marks in each of these subjects and 50% of marks as an average.

Have a look at the public notice issued, from below.

3. Attempts Limit

Like no age limit being applicable to JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 aspirants, there is also no attempts limit for appearing in JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 examination.

Reservation Of Seats

JEE Main 2019 follows the reservation policy as per the norms laid down by the Government Of India. Some of the B.Arch or B.Planning seats will be reserved under this policy for the candidate belonging to these categories:

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
  • Scheduled Castes (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability

Pros And Cons Of The Eligibility Criteria For JEE Main Paper 2 Being Changed

After the change in the eligibility criteria for applying to JEE Main 2019 Paper 2, we can notice these advantages and disadvantages of this effect.

  • Cons – Earlier, candidates from Commerce and Arts stream with Mathematics as one of their subjects were even eligible to apply. But now, only candidates belonging to the Science stream, having studied PCM as their core subjects will be able to apply. This has reduced the popularity of Architecture as a discipline to pursue in India among its young aspirants, by restricting the eligibility norms only to the Science stream applicants.
  • Pros – By filtering the number of applicants this way, the architecture courses through this entrance examination is only made available to Science stream candidates. As architecture is a discipline which seems to be closely linked to the subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, so the participating institutes needn’t have to provide some extra effort in order to make an applicant understand the related concepts.

Do you think it is a good move or a bad one? In the comment section below, do let us know your views on the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 being changed. And for more updates, Stay Tuned!

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