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JEE (Main)

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 12th class 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:-

CourseRequired Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination
B.E/B.TECHPassed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
B.ARCH./B.PLANNINGPassed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.

One important change from 2019 is that the JEE (Main) examination will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. Candidates are not required to compulsorily take the test twice though if a candidate appears in both the tests, the better of the two scores will be considered.

The JEE (Main) is also an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidates can take if they are seeking admissions to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

MODE

PAPER 1

PaperPaper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.)
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Type of QuestionsObjective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Mode of ExamComputer based

PAPER 2

PaperPaper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning.)
SubjectsMathematics – Part I
Aptitude Test – Part II
Drawing Test – Part III
Type of QuestionsObjective type & Questions to test drawing aptitude
Mode of ExamComputer based (Part I and Part II)
Pen and Paper based (Part III)

PATTERN

PAPER 1

  • The exam will be of total 3-hour duration.
  • All questions will be of objective type (multiple choice questions) i.e. each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice.
  • Each correct answer fetches 4 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark).
  • No marks are awarded for questions not attempted.
  • There will be 90 questions in all.
  • The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 90 questions.

The no. of questions in each part is as follows:

SubjectNo. of questionsMarks
Mathematics30120
Physics30120
Chemistry30120
Total90360

PAPER 2

  • The exam will be of total 3-hour duration.
  • Mathematics and Aptitude Test will be of objective type (multiple choice questions) i.e. each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice.
  • For MCQs, each correct answer fetches 4 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark).
  • Drawing Test will be Pen and Paper based test of 70 marks having questions to test drawing aptitude.
  • No marks are awarded for questions not attempted.
  • There will be 82 questions in all.

The no. of questions in each part is as follows:

SubjectNo. of questionsMarks
Mathematics30120
Aptitude Test50200
Drawing Test0270
Total82390

MEDIUM

All Examination Centre CitiesEnglish and Hindi
Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar HaveliEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati

SCHEDULE

JANUARY 2019 EXAM

Dates of ExaminationJanuary 6, 2019 (Sunday) – January 20, 2019 (Sunday)
DaysOnly on Saturdays/Sundays
Timings1st Shift : 0930-1230 Hours, 2nd Shift: 1430-1730 Hours
Duration3 Hours

APRIL 2019 EXAM

Dates of ExaminationApril 6, 2019 (Saturday) – April 20, 2019 (Saturday)
DaysOnly on Saturdays/Sundays
Timings1st Shift : 0930-1230 Hours, 2nd Shift: 1430-1730 Hours
Duration3 Hours

NOTE

  • The candidates will not get the option of choosing specific date / session to appear for the JEE Main entrance examination.
  • The allotment of Centre, Date and Shift will be randomly done through computer software by NTA, after the closure of the Application Form.