JEE Main 2019 Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Joint Entrance Examination [JEE Main 2019]

JEE MAIN 2019 - Joint Entrance Examination

JEE Main in former time was named as AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination). It is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education in India. JEE Main is internationally considered as one of the most challenging entrance examination.

This competitive entrance exam is a paramount for the architecture and engineering students to badge an entry mainly in  31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 23 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and various other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and Institutions funded by participating State Governments in India. Though JEE Main serves as a prelim selection for JEE Advanced, its rank’s calculation shall have no weightage of the intermediate score.

Routinely JEE Main 2019 will be held on the last Sunday of April  2019 and results were announced in the last week of May or the first week of June every year. The exam will be conducted in all the major cities across India and few overseas countries. The Counseling for JEE Mains 2019 will be done by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) and not CBSE.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Date



Announcement of official notice for JEE Mains

Nov 19, 2018

Online Application/registration process

Dec 19, 2018

Availability date of corrections in images

Dec 19, 2018

Last date for applying online

Jan 2, 2019

Last date for fee payment

Jan 19, 2019

Announcement of correction window

Jan 19, 2019

Issue of Admit Card

March 21, 2019

Commencement of offline exam

April 7, 2019

Commencement of online exam

April 15-16, 2019

Availability of answer key & OMR Sheet

April 20, 2019

Announcement of JEE Mains 2019 Result

April 28, 2019

JEE Main 2019 Eligibility criteria

Aspirants willing to appear for JEE Mains have to fulfill below mentioned eligibility criteria before filling the application form for the same:

  • Age Limit: Aspirant’s date of birth has to be on or before 1st October 1994 if belonging to general category.
  • Education: The passed out students of 2018 are eligible to apply, as well as students giving their intermediate final examination in 2019 can apply. Candidates who could not clear the qualifying examination in 2019 and are reappearing for the same in 2019 are not eligible to apply.
  • Person with Disabilities (PwD): Students with disabilities will have to fill the online form disability block accurately.
  • Candidates to qualify for the admission in the  IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
  • Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in calculation of ranks in JEE (Main), so, the roll number of class 12th is not verified by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the mark sheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centres at the time of counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.

Reservation Criteria: Reservation for JEE Mains will be based on the factors like disabilities and castes. The various categories like SC, ST, OBC and PwD has different rate of reservations to clear the entrance examination.


Reservation %







PwD (more than 40%)

3% horizontal

JEE Main 2019 Application Form & fees

JEE Mains 2019 application form can be filled online by the candidates. The mode of examination is both online/offline and the payment can be done through E-Banking. 

Registration Process for JEE Mains 2019

  • JEE Mains 2019 application from is available only through online mode.
  • Candidates can apply for registration from the 1st week of Dec 2018 till the 1st week of Jan 2019.
  • Candidates have to select the city and exam center for JEE Mains 2019 during the registration.
  • Mandatory document to fill up JEE Mains application form is candidate’s Aadhaar Card.
  • Candidates should upload a scanned copy of their recent passport size photograph and signature of the candidate along with Father/Mother/Guardian signature in JPEG format.
  • In case of more than 1 application from a candidate, the board would reject the application. .
  • Post registration, candidates are supposed to take a print out of acknowledgment page for further use.
  • Candidate belonging to Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya state, or candidates applying abroad can apply through their bank account number, passport number, ration card number, or any other valid Govt. identity proof.


Fee for JEE Mains Application Form 2019:

Paper I or Paper II


Offline Mode

Online Mode


INR 1000/-

INR 500/-


INR 500/-

INR 250/-


Important Document 

Scanned Documents details: Candidates while filling the application from should upload the scanned documents like candidate’s recent passport size photograph and signature of the candidates and their Father/Mother/Guardian.

  • Photograph: A recent passport size photograph of the candidate with name and date on which the photograph was capture has to be mentioned.
  • Signatures: Candidate should upload the scanned copy of the signature of the candidate as well as his/her father/mother/guardian.


File Size




4 KB to 40 KB

3.5 cm * 4.5 cm



1 KB to 30 KB

3.5 cm * 4.5 cm


JEE Main 2019 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

JEE Main has a fixed exam syllabus, pattern and structure consisting of 30 multiple choice questions from each subject. 

JEE Main Exam Pattern:

JEE Main Paper I (BE/B.Tech):

  • Mode of Exam: JEE Mains exam Paper I is both pen and paper based exam (Offline) of Computer Based Exam (Online)
  • Subjects: The questions for the JEE Mains Paper I entrance exam will be from 3 subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Number of Questions: JEE Mains Paper I consist of 90 questions, each sections carries 30 questions each. Questions will be for objective types followed by 4 options.

JEE Main Paper II (B.Arch):

  • Mode of Exam: JEE Mains Paper II is conducted in pen and paper mode only (Offline).
  • Subjects: JEE Mains Paper II will consists of 3 subjects, i.e., Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing Skills out of which 30 question for Mathematics, 50 question for Aptitude and 2 questions for Drawing will be allotted.
  • Type of Questions: In JEE Mains Pater II Mathematics and Aptitude will have objective type questions followed by option and Drawing will test the candidates sketching capabilities.
Subjects Questions Marks
Chemistry 30 120
Physics 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

JEE Main Online Test Instructions:

  • Candidates will be given a rough sheet and pen which will have to be returned after the examination.
  • Candidates are not supposed to carry any kind of stationaries to the examination center.

JEE Main Syllabus:

Syllabus for JEE Mains consists of subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of 11th and 12th class. The topics covered for JEE Mains Paper-I considering all the subjects are mentioned below:

JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

Admit card is considered to be the one of the most important document for the JEE Mains. Candidates should mandatorily carry their admit card to their respective exam center on the examination day. In case candidates fail to carry their admit card to the exam center, candidates will be debarred from attending the JEE Main examination. Admit card carry all the information required to enter the exam hall, hence has to be kept safe.

Steps to download admit card:

  • Hit on Download JEE Main Admit Card  from the official website
  • Enter your JEE Main 2019 application number and password.
  • JEE Main Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Check all the details and download the JEE Main Admit Card.
  • Take multiple printouts of the same.

JEE Main 2019 Counselling & Admission

Joint Seat Allocation Authority also known as JoSAA conducts the JEE Main Counseling Process and allocated seats for the candidates. 3rd week of June 2019 is the tentative dates for the commencement of JEE Mains 2019 counseling. Counseling will be of 6-7 rounds and for 31 NIT’s, 23 IIIT’s, and 20 GFTI’s counseling will be held online.

Steps for JEE Mains Counseling:

  • Counseling Registration
  • Online choice filling and locking
  • Seat Allotment
  • Seat Acceptance and Payment of Fee
  • Reporting to the Institute

JEE Mains 2019 counseling will tentatively commence from 4th week of April 2019.

List of JEE Main 2019 examination centres

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board conducts Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) in 258 centers all over the world, out of which 248 centers are in India and 10 centers in abroad.

JEE Main 2019 Pen Paper based examination centre/State/Test city

Sl. No. State City
1 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
2 Andhra Pradesh Guntur
3 Andhra Pradesh Tirupati
4 Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
5 Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
6 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
7 Assam Guwahati
8 Assam Silchar
9 Bihar Gaya
10 Bihar Muzaffarpur
11 Bihar Patna

Cutoff Predictor

Previous year statistics of JEE Mains Paper I


Total Number

Division of Total Number

Total Number of Candidates


Boys – 646814

Girls – 266745

Transgender - 3

Total Number of Cities


India – 104

Abroad - 8

Total Number of Centers


India – 1613

Abroad - 8

JEE Main Cut off trend:





















The above mentioned table clearly states the declining of JEE Main cutoff year after year.

JEE Main 2019 Results & Score Card

Answer Keys:

The answer keys for JEE Main entrance examination will be released by examination authorities. The correct answer will be declared by the NTA after the commencement of the examination. Answer keys helps the students in knowing their probable score before the declaration of the results. If a candidates wish to challenge the answer key, they should provide a proof and make the payment for the same.

Steps to access the Answer Keys:

  • Candidate should visit the official website and navigate to Answer Keys link.
  • Provide the application number and password and submit to access the answer key.
  • The answer keys displayed on the screen can be downloaded for further reference.


CBSE will released JEE Main 2019 official answer key within two weeks after the offline and online exam.

JEE Main 2019 Score and rank of Paper-I for all candidates will be declared in April 30, 2019 (tentative).

JEE Main Score card and All India Rank(AIR):

JEE Main rank list will be released by NTA during the 1st week of May 2019. Ranks will be allotted based on the valuation of the score obtained by the candidates. The rank will be considered under “All Indian and Category Ranks” and the seat allotment will be will be done considering the rank obtained by the candidate.

Score card shall have the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE Main 2019 along with the status of those who qualify to appear for JEE Advanced 2019 provided and the rank shall have separate All India Rank (AIR) and All India category rank.


  • Only the All India Rank (AIR) is used for admissions through Central Seat Allocation Board to NITs/IIITs/CFTIs, while other ranks are just for information purpose.
  • All the candidates have to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) official website only.

JEE Main 2019 Reference Book/Mock Test/Tips & Tricks

Physics: The books mentioned below are covers all the required topics in physics and is recommended by the authorities for JEE Main preparation. The book gathers each and every required detail regarding the subjects and topics that are to be covered.

  • H. C. Verma’s - Concepts of Physics Volume I and II
  • Halliday, Resnick & Walker - Fundamentals of Physics
  • E. Irodov - Problems in General Physics

Chemistry: The books recommended for the preparation of the Chemistry subject are mentioned below and the book covers each and every topic required to score in Joint Entrance Examination. The book also consists of theory section combined with objective type’s questions.

  • O. P. Tandon’s - Organic Chemistry
  • Morrison Boyd- Organic Chemistry
  • R. C. Mukherjee’s - Modern Approach to chemical calculation