JEE Main ExamJoint Entrance Exam (Main)

Introduction - JEE Main

JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam), which is a premier exam for any Engineering aspirant, will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) which was previously conducted by CBSE for admission to B.E / B.Tech & B.Arch / B.Planning courses.

JEE Main is also a qualifying exam for applicants who wish to appear for JEE Advanced 2019. Paper - I of JEE Main (B.E / B.Tech) acts as an entrance door to various IITs, NITs and NEUTs. Candidates who wish to apply for B.Arch. program, have to choose Paper - II of JEE Main. An estimate of 13 lakh candidates are expected to apply for JEE Main 2019.

JEE Main 2017 Stats

  • Only 11.21 lakh appeared for the exam out of 11.86 lakh candidates who registered for the exam
  • Only 9.56 lakh appeared for the online test out of 11.21 lakh who appeared, and only 2.21 lakh managed to qualify for JEE Advanced 2017
  • State-wise number of qualified candidates who passed JEE Main 2017 were majorly from Maharashtra (1.66k+), Andhra Pradesh (80k) and Bihar (78k)

Exam Highlights: JEE Main 2019

Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Type National Level UG Entrance
Periodicity Twice a year
Exam Level All India Level
Eligibility Class 12th with 45%
No. of Papers Two
Paper - I for B.E / B.Tech
Paper - II for B.Arch / B.Planning
Qualifying Rate in JEE Main 72%
Official Website jeemain.nic.in

Important Dates: JEE Main 2019

JEE Main 2019 Exam Event Paper - I Paper - II
Release of JEE Main Notification &
JEE Main Application Form
1st September, 2018 8th February, 2019
Closure of Application Process 30th September, 2018 7th March, 2019
Issue of Admit Card 17th December, 2018 18th March, 2019
JEE Main 2019 Online Exam 6th - 20th January, 2019 6th - 20th April, 2019
Result Announcement 31st January, 2019 30th April, 2019
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Eligibility Criteria 2019

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates appearing for class 12 examination in 2019 can also apply
  • Candidates should have passed Class 12 examination with minimum 45% marks in each subject (40% in case of reserved categories)
  • Note: No weightage will be given to Class 12th marks while calculating AIR for JEE Main 2019
  • Those who are applying for B.E / B. Tech must have Physics and Mathematics along with one of these subjects Chemistry / Biology / Biotechnology
  • For admission to IITs and NITs candidates should score 75% or be in the top 20 percentile of the 10+2 exam
  • The candidates who have applied for B.Arch / B. Planning must have studied Mathematics. They should also score a minimum of 50% marks in total including the 5 subjects

Number of Attempts

  • A total of 3 attempts will be provided to clear JEE Main
  • While JEE Advanced can be attempted twice in consecutive years

Age Criteria

  • Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993 (5 years relaxation for SC / ST/PwD. i.e 1988)

Syllabus 2019

  • JEE Mains syllabus is mainly centered on topics from class 11th and 12th
  • Paper - I comprises 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and Paper 2 comprises 3 sections - Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test
Paper Subject Syllabus-wise
Paper - I Physics
  1. Properties of Solids and Liquids
  2. Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power
  3. Kinetic Theory of Gases
  4. Thermodynamics
  5. Physics and Measurement
  6. Kinematics
  7. Rotational Motion
  8. Gravitation
Paper - I Chemistry
  1. States of Matter
  2. Liquid State: Properties of liquids
  3. Solid and Gaseous State
  4. Atomic & Molecular Structure and Chemical Bonding
  5. Covalent Bonding
  6. Chemical Thermodynamics and Ist Law of Thermodynamics
  7. Equilibrium and Equilibrium involving chemical processes
  8. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Paper - I Mathematics
  1. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  2. Relations and Functions
  3. Matrices and Determinants
  4. Permutations And Combinations
  5. Mathematical Induction
  6. Binomial Theorem and its simple Applications
  7. Sequences and Series
  8. Continuity and Differentiability
Paper - II Aptitude Test
  1. Analytical Reasoning
  2. Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials
  3. Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment
  4. Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings
  5. Visualising different sides of 3D objects
  6. Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)
  7. 3-Dimensional perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements
Paper - II Mathematics
  1. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  2. Relations and Functions
  3. Matrices and Determinants
  4. Permutations And Combinations
  5. Mathematical Induction
  6. Binomial Theorem and its simple Applications
  7. Sequences and Series
  8. Continuity and Differentiability
  9. Applications of Binomial Theorem
  10. Integral Calculus
  11. Differential Equation
  12. Vector Algebra
  13. Trigonometry
  14. Co-ordinate Geometry
  15. 3-Dimensional Geometry
  16. Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning
Paper - II Drawing Test
  1. Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil
  2. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union
  3. Elevations and 3D views of objects Rotation
  4. Development of surfaces and volumes
  5. Generation of Plan
  6. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
  7. Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes (festivals, market, etc.), landscape (trees, jungles, etc.) and rural life
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Exam Dates 2019

JEE Main 2019 Exam would be conducted in 8 sittings. Paper - I would be conducted from 6th - 20th January, 2019 and Paper - II would be conducted from 6th - 20th April, 2019

Exam Pattern: JEE Main 2019

  • JEE Main Exam Pattern will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) which was previously conducted by CBSE
  • This year, JEE Main 2019 will be conducted in January and April 2019
  • There will be 2 papers. Paper - I is for the candidates appearing for B.E / B.Tech and Paper - II for B.Arch / B.Planning aspirants

Exam Pattern: Paper - I

Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Total Questions 90
Sections Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (30 questions for each section)
Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 360
Marking Scheme +4 for correct answer; -1 for incorrect answer

Exam Pattern: Paper - II

Mode of Exam Offline
Total Questions 82
Sections Aptitude Test (50 questions), Mathematics (30 questions) and Drawing Test (2 questions)
Duration 2 hours
Total Marks 390
Marking Scheme +4 for correct answer; -1 for incorrect answer

Exam Centers 2019

NTA will conduct JEE Main 2019 across 258 test locations including 110+ cities in India. Applicants will get a chance to choose their desired JEE Main Exam Center during JEE Main registration process.

  • If the candidates opt for offline mode, they have to mention 4 preferences of JEE Main exam centers
  • In case, they opt for the computer based test, they can select only 1 preference in the application form

Results 2019

  • JEE Main 2019 Results are expected to be declared on 31st January, 2019 for Paper - I and 30th April, 2019 for Paper - II. And results will be available on the official website
  • The AIR list will be tentatively published on 30th June, 2019

CutOffs 2019

  • The cut off will be prepared on the basis of the AIR list
  • JEE Main Joint Admission Board (JAB) will release the JEE Main Cut-off
  • On the basis of the AIR list, the candidates can take admission in the B.E / B.Tech program at NITs and other state-owned colleges accepting JEE Main Score
  • JEE Main Cut off is prepared on the basis of the normalized score and last 5 years Cut-off Trends shows a drop in the Cut-off

Last 5 Years Cut-Off Trends

Category 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
General 74 81 100 105 115
OBC - NCL 45 49 70 70 74
Schedule Caste 29 32 52 50 53
Schedule Tribe 24 27 48 44 47
PwD -35 0 - - -

Cut-Off Trend Analysis

  • Last 5 years trends shows that qualifying Cut-off is coming down every year. For instance, General Category has seen a considerable drop from 115 in 2014 to 74 in 2018. Similarly, OBC shows a drop from 74 (2014) to 45 (2018)
  • Entrance Exam is getting tougher every year
  • This also means that candidates are not performing well as they did previously from last 5 year

Counselling 2019

  • Jee Main 2019 Counselling will commence in June 2019
  • JEE Main Counselling is primarily done at 3 levels (online mode)
  • For IITs, IIITs, NITs and other Central Government Funded Technical Institutes - Joint Seat Allocation Authority
  • For AICTE approved institutes in NE States & UTs - Central Seat Allocation Board-NEUT
  • For Self-funded Technical Institutes - CSAB-SFTI

Contents

Introduction

Exam Trends

JEE Main 2017 Stats

Exam Highlights: JEE Main 2019

Important Dates: JEE Main 2019

Eligibility Criteria 2019

Academic - Eligibility

Number of Attempts - Eligibility

Age Criteria - Eligibility

Syllabus 2019

Exam Dates 2019

Exam Pattern: JEE Main 2019

Exam Pattern: Paper - I

Exam Pattern: Paper - II

Exam Centers 2019

Results 2019

CutOffs 2019

Last 5 Years Cut-Off Trends

Cut-Off Trend Analysis

Counselling 2019