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JEE Main 

About JEE Main

Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main).


JEE Mains Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure their eligibility before applying for the JEE Main exam. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria from below:

Age Limit:

  • The date of birth should fall on or after 1st October 1994.
  • For SC/ST & PwD candidates, the DOB should fall on or after 1st October 1989.

Attempt Limit:

  • Candidates can attempt for maximum three times for the JEE Mains exam.
  • Attempt limit is same for all the categories.
  • For JEE Advanced, candidates can appear for maximum two consecutive years.

Qualification Criteria:

Qualifying Exam

10+2 or equivalent exam passed in 2017 and 2018 are eligible to apply.

Appearing Candidates

Candidates appearing in the 12th exams in 2019 can apply.

Diploma Holders

Diploma candidates can also apply but only for admission in IITs. Such candidates also have to appear for JEE Advanced exam.

Minimum Marks

There is no minimum mark required to apply for JEE Main.

For admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

Candidates have to secure 75% (65% for SC/ST) in 12th exams or be in top 20 percentile of the respective board.

Number of Subjects

Candidates must have five subjects in the 10+2 exam. Candidates should have physicsmathematics, language, any one from the Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject and any other subject.

Year of Appearance

Candidates who have passed 12th exams in 2016 are not eligible to apply. Students who have appeared in 12th exams in 2016, did not pass in 2016 but passed in 2017 are not eligible to apply.



JEE Main 2019 Exam Important Date



Dates (Tentative)

Notification release

4th week of November 2018

Application form available

1st week of December 2018

Correction in uploaded image starts

2nd week of December 2018

Mock test available

3rd week of December 2018

Last date for application submission

1st week of January 2019

Application correction period

2nd to 4th week of January 2019

Release of admit card

2nd week of March 2019

Exam date (offline mode)

2nd week of April 2019

Exam date (online mode)

3rd week of April 2019

Display of OMR sheet & answer key

Last week of April 2019

Result/AIR declaration (paper 1)

Last week of April 2019

Declaration of AIR (paper 2)

Last week of May 2019

Counselling registration

3rd week of June 2019


Number of Sections: Three

JEE Main Exam Section

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What is New in JEE Main 2019:

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern from 2017:

1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,

2.For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they 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 students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. 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. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in calculation of ranks in JEE (Main) - 2019, so, the roll number of class 12th is not verified this year by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the marksheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centers at the time of counseling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.

Materials to be brought on the day of examination

  • Admit Card and document as required.
  • The candidates who have also opted forPaper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE (Main), are advised to bring their own clipboard, geometry box set, pencils, erasers and color pencils or crayons