Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) MAIN will be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. This Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018.

JEE Main is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board subject to the condition that the candidate 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 candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12thclass examination.

Subject combinations required in the qualifying examination for admission to B.E./B.Tech. & B. Arch./B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs is as under:-

Course Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination
B.E/B.TECH Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
B.ARCH./B.PLANNING Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.
The above mentioned policy could also be adopted by other Technical Institutions participating in counselling through JoSAA/CSAB. In case a State opts to admit students in the engineering Colleges affiliated to State Universities, the State may prepare separate rank list based on criteria decided by them.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) official websites are and
All the JEE (Main)-2019 related latest information will be available on these websites only.
Candidates are advised to go through the Information Bulletin available on NTA’s website carefully and ensure their
eligibility to appear in the JEE (Main)-2019.

Candidates are not allowed to carry Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, Any kind of Paper/ Stationery/
Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/
Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, Camera, Tape Recorder, any metallic item or electronic gadgets etc. in the examination
Room/ Hall.
Diabetic students will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent
water bottle to the examination hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/candy/
sandwich etc.

About 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 students 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
 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/
The first attempt of JEE (Main) – 2019 will be held in January, 2019 whereas the second attempt
will be held in April, 2019. The test will be held on different shifts/dates in both the attempts.
The NTA will release the application form of JEE (Main)-2019 for the first attempt in September,
2018 and for the second attempt in February, 2019.
The result of the first attempt of JEE (Main)-2019 will be declared by 31st January, 2019 and for
the second attempt by 30th April, 2019.

Eligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2019
 Age Limit
For appearing in the JEE (Main) examination there is no age limit for the candidates. The
candidates who have passed XII examination in 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019 irrespective
of their age can appear in JEE (Main) Examination – 2019. The candidates should satisfy
themselves about the eligibility of age limit requirements of the Institutes in which he/she is
desirous of taking admission.
Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)
Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying
examination in 2017 or 2018; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any
equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 are eligible to appear in both January, 2019 and
April, 2019 JEE (Main)-2019 Examination.
Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2016 or before as well as those
who will appear in such examination in 2020 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–
Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE)
Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order
to be eligible for writing JEE (Main)-2019. The candidates who have taken four subjects are
not permitted to write JEE (Main)-2019 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main)-2019 by
furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

Admission to Nits, Iiits, Cftis, Sfis, State Engineering Colleges for
Participating States and other Participating Institutions

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: for latest

Application procedure for JEE (Main)-2019 and JEE (Advanced)–2019
In order to appear in JEE (Main)-2019 and JEE (Advanced) 2019, the candidates are required
to apply only online as per procedure detailed below (Please also see section 5.6 for JEE

Admit Card for 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

Important Instructions for Computer Based Test (CBT)
(i) A sample/mock test will be available on JEE (Main)-2019 website: 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)-2019 website: 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
satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate.
(v) The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the NTA with regard to their
conduct in 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.

Following material MUST be brought on the day of examination at the test centre
 Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
 One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting
on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during JEE (Main) Examination.
 Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/
Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment
No/ Ration Card.
 PWD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD


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