JEE Main 2019

JEE Main 2019 – Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is a national level exam. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts it to fill UG engineering and architecture seats in NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. In addition to that, the all India rank of JEE Main is also accepted by private and government colleges across the nation. Every year, more than 11 lakh candidates appear for the exam in the month of April.

JEE Main 2019 will consist of Paper 1 and 2. The Paper 1 will be held for B.Tech  and B.E admission, whereas, through Paper 2, candidates will be getting admission in B.Arch and B.Plan courses. There is a possibility that JEE 2019 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) and not CBSE. NTA is expected to amend the exam a little. However, no official statement has been made so far but reports suggest that NTA may conduct JEE Main 2019 twice a year and probably only in online mode. Candidates preparing for JEE Main 2019 can check latest updates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, preparation tips (with and without coaching), latest syllabus of JEE Main 2019 and more details from this page.

JEE Main 2019

For JEE Main 2018, a total of 11,86,454 candidates registered for the exam, out of which, 11,22,349 candidates appeared for the exam. In 2019, the registration process is likely to start in the month of December 2018. Thus, candidates can check the expected schedule for JEE Main 2019 in the table below.

JEE Main 2019Important Date
JEE Main application form shall be available from01st week of Dec 2018
Last date to submit the application form01st week of Jan 2019
Application Form Correction can be done by03rd to 04th week of Jan 2019
Issuance of JEE Main Admit Card02nd week of Mar 2019
JEE Main 2019 exam date:
Pen and Paper Mode
Computer Based Mode
06 Apr 2019
02nd / 03rd week of Apr 2019
Answer Key and OMR Answer Sheet for cross-checking will be published on04th to last week of Apr 2019
Declaration of JEE Main Result and All India RankLast week of Apr 2019
The score/ rank card will be available on the website onAfter declaration of All India Rank (AIR) of JEE Main 2019

As per the expected schedule, JEE Main 2019 application process will start in the month of December. Till then we are here with regular updates on JEE Main 2019. But, with NTA in the picture, there is a lot of speculation among the experts. Also, students are worried about pattern and changes in JEE Main 2019.

Thus, here are latest news and updates regarding JEE Main 2019. We hope we are covering it all, if you want to know more, you are free to ask your doubts in the comment section below.

Latest Events in JEE Main 2019

Why NTA will Not Conduct JEE Main in December 2018 – Read Details.

JEE Main in December 2018?Read Report.

What will change in JEE Main 2019 and what will not? Clear all confusions — Know Here

High Chances that JEE Main 2019 will be conducted by NTA: As per a report in Times of India, NTA will take charge of JEE Main from 2019. – Read More.

Changes expected in JEE Main 2019: After the inception of NTA, what will be changes in JEE Main 2019? – Read all about it here.

JEE Main Cutoff continues to drop: The overall cut-off for students who will become eligible for JEE-Advanced has gone down further – Read details here.

National Testing Agency: Former CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi Appointed Director General NTA – Read More.

JEE  Main 2019: Mystery around the examination – Will CBSE conduct the exam in 2019 or NTA? – Read the whole story.

Aadhar Card Mandatory for JEE Main 2019: Keep Aadhar Card Ready if you don’t already have one. – Read more details.

Approval For National Testing Agency (NTA): NTA was approved by the Union cabinet in November 2017. It is likely to take over the majority of the examinations conducted by CBSE from 2019 in a phased manner. It will start its operations with JEE Main and NEET UG. – Get more details here.

Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2019

The exam pattern for JEE Main does not change much over the time. Thus, it is expected that the exam pattern for JEE Main 2019 shall be as follows:

  1. Mode of Examination: The CBSE will conduct the exam for JEE Main in two modes, Offline (Pen and Paper Mode) and Online (Computer Based Test).
  2. Duration of the exam: The exam duration in both Online and Offline exam will be of 03 hours.
  3. Type of Questions: The questions in both the modes will consist of Objective Type of MCQ questions.
  4. The medium of Question Papers: The candidates will be given a choice in the medium of the question papers. The medium of examination in all test centres will be in English and Hindi Medium. However, for Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the questions will be available in English, Hindi, and Gujarati. Therefore, the candidates need to opt for the medium of question paper at the time of filling the application form.
Paper 1: For BE/B.Tech 
SubjectNumber of questionsMax Marks
Paper 2: For B.Arch/B.Plan 
SubjectNumber of questionsMax Marks
Aptitude test50200
Drawing test270

Marking Scheme

  1. For every correct answer, 04 marks will be given.
  2. Also, there shall be a negative marking of 01 marks for every incorrect answer.
  3. No marks will be deducted or awarded in case if the question is left unanswered.

How To Prepare for JEE Main 2019

As it is said self-help is the best help. Even the aspiring candidates who are taking coachings, need to do self-study. This helps to know where they truly stand in the preparation process.

To prepare for JEE Main 2019, many candidates rely on themselves rather than taking coachings. It is actually the matter of personal choice. However, some students prefer devising their own strategy, there are some who like to rely on expert guidance.

Here are few tips that will help you with JEE Main 2019 Preparation with or without coaching.

#1 Know about the Examination – Do Your Research

You must know the examination in and out. JEE Main examination is conducted in both online and offline mode. Thus, do your research. Know about the cutoff marks, exam pattern, syllabus, weightage, study materials and then dive into the preparation. As per your research, you will be able to give directions to your preparations and prepare a JEE Main Preparation Resource of your own.

However, we have curated some resources for you:

#2 Set a Goal – Which College I Want?

As per your research set a goal for yourself. You obviously have the desire to get admission into a specific institute and course. Thus, that is your goal. Now, work towards achieving it. You have the cutoff that you need to achieve. Therefore prepare yourself first by focussing on achieving that goal.

#3 If Preparing without Coaching – Be your own guide!

Get yourself a full proof plan. Divide the JEE Main 2019 Syllabus into parts. This division will depend on:

  • Most important chapters
  • Chapters you are weak in, and
  • The time you have

Now get a timetable prepared. And on the basis of the above-mentioned factors, you can devise a plan which will include a timetable for preparation. Thus, you can check the below link to have an idea of an ideal timetable.

JEE Main 2019 Preparation Timetable – Get Here

#4 Revise Regularly

You should revise the syllabus as many times as you can. This is because it will help you in the following ways:

  • It will increase your test-taking speed.
  • It will help you overcome panic.
  • Also, It will give you a clear picture of the topics you’re weak in.
  • Moreover, you will come across something new each time that you might have never explored before.
  • You will be able to cover old topics as well as the new ones.

#5 Self Analyse by taking Mock Tests Regularly

In your timetable, add timings for mock tests at the proper interval. This will help you know whether your preparation graph is increasing or decreasing. Thus you will be able to take control of your preparations and at the same time analyse yourself.

JEE Main 2019 Preparation Tips from Toppers

We all know Kalpit Veerwal, the first ever 360/360 scorer in IIT JEE Main. Thus, his name has been scripted in Limca Book of World Records for scoring record full marks in JEE Main Examination. Also, he has answered many queries regarding IIT JEE Main Preparation in his blogs. We have compiled them here for our readers too.

How should we study for the IIT JEE in class 12?

To this Kalpit Veerwal pretty much asks everyone to self-analyse. Also, he says know your level of preparation and work accordingly. In addition to that, he asks to have a plan always. His mantra – “Work hard and don’t give up.”

How should I prepare for the JEE exam in 2019/2020?

He gave the following tips: Work Hard, Be consistent, Ask Doubts, Focus.

His Recommended Books

Kalpit Veerwal suggests his favourite study materials for IIT JEE Main Preparation:


  1. Anyone of HCV/Resnick Halliday/University Physics
  2. NCERT
  3. Previous 40 years IITJEE Physics papers, chapter wise


  1. NCERT
  2. Previous 40 years IITJEE Mathematics papers, chapter wise


  2. Previous 40 years IITJEE Chemistry papers, chapter wise

Books for more problems

Physics- DC Pandey New Pattern Problems in Physics, Deb Mukherjee Objective Problems in Physics, DLP/classroom material of a good coaching.

Mathematics- Subjective problems by A Das Gupta, Arihant Skills in Mathematics Series, DLP of other coachings.

Chemistry- P. Bahadur Problems in Physical Chemistry, Solomons and MS Chauhan Organic, and OP Tandon(for problems), and DLPs as always.

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus for JEE Main 2018 shall be as follows:


  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Mathematical Inductions
  • Sequences and Series
  • Binomial Theorem and its simple applications
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equation
  • Co-ordination Geometry
  • Three dimension Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning


  • Physics and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Current Electricity
  • Electrostatics
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems

Chemistry (Physical)

  •  Some basic concepts in Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemistry (Inorganic)

  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • General Principles and processes of isolation of metals
  • Hydrogen
  • s-block elements
  • p-block elements
  • d and f- block elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons

Chemistry (Organic)

  • Purification and characterization of Organic compound
  • Some basic principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic compounds containing Halogen
  • Organic compounds containing Oxygen
  • Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Principles related to practical chemistry

The PDF for the syllabus is available above. Please scroll up!

Chapter Wise Weightage for JEE Main 2019

It is important that the candidates are well versed about the weightage that each chapter carry in JEE Mains. Thus, below we provide you with the chapter wise weightage in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for JEE Main 2019 Preparations.

Here are the Important Topics for IIT JEE Main


In physics, there are total 21 chapters. Out of which there are 7 do or die chapters that carry the maximum weightage in this subject.

  1. Oscillation and Waves
  2. Rotational Motions
  3. Electrostatics
  4. Atoms and Nuclei
  5. Current Electricity
  6. Laws of Motion
  7. Magnetic Effect and Magnetism

JEE Main 2019


In Chemistry, you have a total of 30 chapters. Out of them, mark these 10 chapters as a priority. Therefore, under no condition leave them out of preparation.

  1. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  2. Equilibrium
  3. Chemical Kinetic
  4. Transition Elements (d and f block)
  5. s-block elements
  6. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  7. Some basic principle of organic chemistry
  8. p-block elements
  9. Co-ordination compounds
  10. Chemical Thermodynamics

JEE Main 2019


The difficulty level of Mathematics in JEE Mains is rising considering the past 2 years trends. Thus it is important that the candidates pull up their socks and prepare very well for this subject. Mathematics has 25 Chapters in all. Out of them, 9 chapters cover the maximum weightage.

  1. Integrals
  2. Probability
  3. 3 D Geometry
  4. Trigonometry
  5. Vector Algebra
  6. Conic Section
  7. Straight Lines
  8. Sets, relations and functions
  9. Matrices and Determinants

JEE Main 2019

JEE Main Application Form 2019

The application form for JEE Main 2019 will be available online only at The aspirants need to complete the application process for JEE Main by online mode only. Before filling the application form candidates need to register first. For this candidates need to enter their basic personal information. It is mandatory to provide Aadhaar Details, without which the candidate will not be allowed to proceed further.

However, some states are given exception to this. After the registration is done, the candidate can proceed to fill in details, upload scanned images of photograph, signature and pay the application fee. The application fee is to be paid by online mode via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/ E-Challan.

Application Fee

It is expected that the application fee for JEE Main 2019, shall be as follows:

Applying ForJEE Main 2018 Pen and PaperJEE Main 2018 Computer Based
If Opting for Exam Center in India
UR and OBCPwD, SC, ST, and GirlsUR and OBCPwD, SC, ST, and Girls
JEE Main Paper 1 or Paper 2Rs. 1000Rs. 500Rs. 500Rs. 250
Both JEE Main Paper 1 and 2Rs. 1800Rs. 900Rs. 1300Rs. 650
If Opting for Exam Center Outside India
JEE Main Paper 1 or 2Rs. 2500Rs. 1250Rs. 2500Rs. 1250
Both JEE Main Paper 1 and 2Rs. 3800Rs. 1900Rs. 3800Rs. 1900

Mode of Payment

The candidates will be able to pay the application fee for JEE Main 2019 exam by either of the following modes:

  1. Credit Card
  2. Debit Card
  3. E-Challan
  4. Net Banking

JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria

It is always advised to the applicants to ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria. The eligibility conditions for appearing in JEE Main 2019, for admission to NITS, IIITs, and other institutions, shall be different. There are few criteria on the basis of the which the eligibility of the candidate is determined. These are as follows:

  • Date of Birth
  • Appearance in Qualifying Examination
  • Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination
  • Number of Attempts

Age Limit – The date of birth of the candidate should be on or after October 01, 1993. However, 05 years relaxation shall be given to the SC/ST/ PWD candidates.

Educational Qualification – The candidate should have passed Class 12th or its equivalent examination from any recognized board. Also, the applicant should have studied at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for JEE Main 2019 exam. The candidates who will be appearing for the Class 12th examination or whose result is awaited are also eligible to apply. There shall be no weightage for the class 12th marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination.

Number of Attempts – The candidate can appear for JEE Main examination, a total of 03 times.

Eligibility Criteria for admission NITS, IIITS and CFTIs participating through SEAT Allocation Board

The subject combination and marks required in Class 12th to be eligible to seek admission to B.E./B.Tech. & B. Arch./B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as follows:

  1. For B.E/B.TECH – The candidate should have passed Class 12th or its equivalent with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. Along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  2. For B.Arc – The applicant should have passed Class 12th with Mathematics.
  3. Also, the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks. (65% in case of SC/ST). Or they must be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12th Board examination conducted by the respective Boards.

What is State of Eligibility?

The state code of eligibility means that the State from where the candidate has passed/appearing in
class XII or equivalent examination. Or the state mentioned in the Passport. Further, this shall not be applicable to candidates who belong to Nepal, Bhutan, Foreign, OCI, PIO. Thus, the candidates who passed/ will be appearing in class 12th from NIOS shall have to select the State of Eligibility according to the state in which the study centre is located and specify it at the time of filling of application form.

JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

The CBSE will issue the admit card for JEE Main 2019 to only those candidates who will successfully register for the exam. The applicants will be able to download the admit card by entering details such as Application Number, Date of Birth. The JEE Main 2019 Admit Card will consist of the personal details of the candidate. Also, the basic information about the exam like date, timings and its address will be also available. The candidate should bring the print out of the Admit Card and a valid photo id proof.

JEE Main 2019 Answer Key

The CBSE will release the answer key for JEE Main 2019 a day or two after the exam is conducted successfully in all the test centres. Along with the answer key, the exam conducting body will also publish the OMR Answer Sheet. this will enable the candidates to cross-check their answers with that given in the answer key. The candidate can calculate their score by implying the marking scheme of the examination. With the help of JEE Main Answer Key, candidates can estimate their chances of qualifying the entrance examination.

JEE Main Result 2019

The conducting body will release the JEE Main 2019 Result in online mode only. Thus, to check the result candidates have to log in using their application number and password/date of birth. Also, the scorecard of JEE Main will consist of the actual marks secured by the candidate in Paper 1. In addition to that, the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be also available. The rank shall comprise All India rank and All India category rank. Also, for admissions through Central Seat Allocation Board to NITs/IIITs/CFTIs/SFIs/Others, only All India Rank is used.

JEE Main Seat Allocation Process 2019

The candidates will be allotted a seat on the basis of the choices to be filled by the candidate, and All India Rank. Also, note that, after the declaration of result, the CBSE hands over the result data to Seat Allocation Board or the concerned state government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure. Also at the time of Seat Allocation Process/admission, the candidates need to carry along the relevant documents. This will include proof of Date of Birth, Category, Academic Background, etc.

Drop in JEE Main Cutoffs

Being one of the most competitive and popular engineering entrance examinations of the nation, it is very amusing to see a gradual drop in cutoffs each year. Although, there is no such thing as JEE Main 2018 cutoff. Also, in JEE Main, everyone gets a rank, including those who score in negative. Thus, the cutoff given on the scorecard is minimum JEE Main marks to qualify for JEE Advanced.

Here is what the cutoff trend of JEE Main 2018 looks like over the past years:

JEE Main 2019

Steep Drop

JEE Main 2018 witnessed the lowest cutoff marks. However, many coaching institutes said the cutoff marks will fall between 80 to 90, unexpectedly the cutoff dropped to 74 for open category.

It has been found that the cut off marks from 2014 onwards have been registering a decline. In the year 2014, the JEE Main cut off for general category was 115, while in 2015 it dropped to 105. Further in 2016, JEE Main cut off marks stood at 105. Which is a dip of 5 marks as compared to 2015. Since then the cutoff marks never rose. It is declining.

Reason: Well, for 2018, many said the further drop was due to the difficulty level of the examination. Thus, the declines in cutoffs may be attributed to the reason that the paper was a bit difficult as compared to previous years.

In 2018 the following number of candidates qualified for JEE Advanced.

CategoryNo. of CandidatesCutoff
OBC – NCL6531345

CBSE might not conduct JEE Main 2019

The Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of PMO India has cleared a proposal for setting up National Testing Agency (NTA).Thus, under this agency, the CBSE will be relieved from tests like the Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE), NEET, UGC’s National Eligibility Test (twice a year), Central Teacher Eligibility Test (twice a year) and entrance tests for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Moreover, one can expect that NTA will conduct these exams in online mode only and twice a year to give adequate opportunity to candidates. This will help to bring out their best. So, there are chances that the syllabus and exam pattern may change a bit for JEE Main 2019. But until any official notification candidates must prepare as per the recent syllabus and pattern available.

Official website of JEE Main 2019:


  1. Its a very nice news for us…but i want to know what is the benifit of conducting exam twice a year? Does there will be any problem after cracking the exam in second chance of jee main which is going to conduct on the same year .. i mean to get seat ..
    Thank you.

    • Hi, Dibya jyoti bora,
      One of the advantages of conducting the exam twice a year is that you can Skip exams in April and May if it collides with boards: The examination at present is conducted in the month of April, which is just after the board examinations for class 12th. The twice a year system may give students the time to pace their preparations, which is bound to benefit students immensely.

  2. Though conducting jee twice a year provides a better opportunity to the appearing candidates as they could judge their level of preparation twice a year. But on behalf of droppers the particular system effects a lot, because droppers would not get anough time to build up their preparation in this short period of time.

    • Hi Aditya,
      It is true that if NTA conducts JEE Main in 2019, then it will be conducted twice in a year. The details of the examination are yet not officially available. Stay in touch with us, as soon as any new changes are announced we will update it here.

  3. Sir,
    I want to ask that I did not take computer in class 11 but I have PCM. So which branch is better in IIT for me in (B.TEche)

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