JEE (Main)–2019:
The JEE (Main)-2019 will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. The students will have following benefits of the new pattern:
 This will give one more opportunity to the student to improve their scores in examination if they fail to give their best in first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
 In first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and to know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the second time.
 This will reduce chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
 If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she won‟t have to wait for one full year.
 The student‟s best of the two NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.

Mode of Examination:
JEE (Main)-2019 will be conducted in the following mode:
(a) Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
(b) Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning): Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based”(offline) mode to be attempted on drawing sheet.

Type of Examination:
JEE (Main)–2019 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch. /B.Planning). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch. /B.Planning), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to.

Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through CENTRAL SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD: Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on AllIndia Rank as explained above in section 2.10subject to the condition that the candidate should havesecured at least 75% marks in the 12thclass examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12thclass examination.

Reservation of seats: As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
(i) Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
(ii) Scheduled Castes (SC)
(iii) Scheduled Tribes (ST)
(iv) Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability

Seat Allocation Process and Admission Procedure:
Candidates shall be offered admission based on their choices and All India Ranks of JEE (Main)-2019 through a Seat Allocation Process to be announced later. The candidates will be able to make their choices online for branches/programs and institutes at appropriate time.
Candidates are advised to regularly visit the JEE (Main) website: www.jeemain.nic.in for latest information. The verification of documents would be done at the time of Seat Allocation Process/admission. The purpose would be to verify different records regarding identification, age, qualifying examination, state of eligibility, category and disability (if any) of the candidate. On failing to produce any of the authentic documents, the candidate will not be considered for admission.

Admit Cardfor JEE (Main)– January 2019:
The Admit Card can be downloaded from JEE (Main)-2019 website from 17th December, 2018 onwards. The candidates are advised to download their admit cards from JEE (Main) website only. The Candidates are also advised to regularly see JEE (Main) website for updates. The Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidate subject to his/her satisfying the eligibility conditions.The candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from the NTA‟s website w.e.f. 17.12.2018 onwards and appear for the examination at the given Centre on Date and Shift as indicated in their Admit Card.

(i) A sample/mock test will be available on JEE (Main)-2019 website: www.jeemain.nic.in in October/ November 2018 for practice purpose and to give the candidate look and feel of the Computer Based Test (CBT).
(ii) The important instructions to be followed for Computer Based Test (CBT)will be available on JEE (Main)-2018 website: www.jeemain.nic.in in October/ November 2018.
(iii) All calculations/writing work are to be done only in the rough sheet provided at the centre in the examination Room/Hall and on completion of the test candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.
(iv) During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfyhimself/herself about the identity of each candidate.
(v) The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the NTA with regard to their conductin the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per rules.
(vi) The candidates must sign and paste the photograph on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place.

I. The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ state Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
II. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
III. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
IV. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
V. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
VI. H.S.C. vocational examination. [Only for Admission to IITs]
VII. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least 3 year duration.[Only for Admission to IITs]
VIII. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced(A) level. [Only for Admission to IITs]
IX. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International BaccalaureateDiploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]

Computer Based Test (CBT)
The major examinations being conducted by NTA will be Computer Based Test (CBT). A CBT requires
candidates to sit in front of a computer terminal (node) allocated to them against their Roll number and
Admit card. After logging the candidate will get detailed instructions for the examinations. At the
designated time of start of examination, the candidates will be able to proceed and see the questions on
the computer-screen using the computer mouse. Candidates will have the option to change/modify/edit/
answer already entered any time during the examination.


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