About JEE Main


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions. The Department of Higher Education, MHRD, GOI has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination – JEE (Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards.

Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/ equivalent qualifying Examination and in JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B. E./ B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), for candidates aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the IITs.

The States of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Odisha, Uttarakhand and some other institutions/ deemed universities have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2019 application form online

What is new in JEE MAIN 2019:

  • For the first time, the JEE (Main)-2019 will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. 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. 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.

The schedule of exams is given below:

Jan 2019 exam (JEE Main)

  • Online Applications - 01-Sep to 30-Sep 2018
  • Examination - 2 sessions of eight days between 06-Jan to 20-Jan 2019
  • Results out by 31st January 2019.

April 2019 exam (JEE Main)

  • Online Applications - Second week of Feb 2019 onwards
  • Examination - 2 sessions of eight days between 07-Apr to 21-Apr 2019
  • Results out by 30th April 2019.