JEE Main 2019 Pattern, Syllabus, Mock Test, Cutoff, Marks vs Ranks

JEE Main 2019 April exam was held between 7th to 20th of April 2019. National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the examination in a computer-based online test and the candidates that appeared in JEE Main January exam (8th – 12th January) also gave the exam for the second time. As per the JEE exam pattern, the better of the two scores are considered while evaluating the final results.

Latest Updates on JEE Main 2019 Exam

JEE Main Paper 2 Results for Architecture Candidates Declared by NTA

The JEE Main 2019 paper 2 (Architecture) examination results have now been declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 15. Candidates who wrote the JEE Main April paper 2 exam can check their results by visiting the official website- where the link to the result is provided. The exam was conducted on April 7, 2019. The steps to check the result have been described below.

JEE Main Results for April Exam Declared by NTA

JEE Main April 2019 Results has been declared by NTA on 29th April, Monday at 9 pm. The results can be accessed and checked from the official website jeemain.nic. We have highlighted the steps to check the result below. Apart from this, NTA has also released the final answer key for JEE Main exam 2019.

The exam was conducted in a computer-based online test on 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th of April 2019. Around 9.35 lakh students appeared for the test. This year 24 candidates have secured 100 NTA score in January and April exams.

JEE Main Results 2019 Highlights

  • Candidates appeared in both January and April exam: 6,08,440
  • Candidate appeared in January exam 2019: 8,74,469
  • Candidate appeared in April exam: 8,81,096
  • Unique candidates appeared in JEE Main January and April exam: 11,47,125

How to Check JEE Main Result 2019

  1. Login to JEE Main official website.
  2. Click on JEE Main 2019 Result link.
  3. Submit registration details, roll number, and verification code.

The results will appear on the screen, the students are advised to keep a printout of results for future references.

The students are offered admission to various undergraduate courses offered at NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs based on the marks secured in JEE Main. Also, the top 2.24 lakh students will be eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced 2019.

⇒ JEE Main 2019 exam results delayed, expected to be declared after 30th April

JEE Main 2019 results which were supposed to be declared this week are delayed. As per the official notification released by NTA, now the results will be declared after 30th April on its official website. This year JEE Main exam was conducted twice by the National Testing Agency, a newly-formed government organisation.

The exam was held across 370 centres on 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 April in the computer-based online test. Around 9 lakh engineering aspirants appeared for the examination.

⇒ JEE Main 2019 Admit card Relead by NTA

NTA has released JEE main admit card for the exam scheduled in the month of April 2019. The candidates registered for the exam can now download the admit card directly through the official website of JEE Main 2019 (

How to Download JEE Main 2019 Admit card?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Select ‘JEE Main Admit card April 2019’
  • Log-in using the password and registration number
  • The admit card will appear on the screen.

The students can download the admit card for future references. Also, the students must check all the details mentioned on the Admit Card.

In case of any discrepancy, the students should immediately inform the NTA so that all the necessary action can be taken and the revised admit card can be issued to the candidates.

Also, if any candidate is unable to download the Admit card, they can send an email to

⇒ Important Notice for Abroad Students Appearing for JEE Main

The NTA has released an important notice regarding the reporting time for abroad candidates. As per the NTA, The timing mentioned on the JEE Main Admit Card is as per the Indian Standard Time (IST). Also, the candidates must carry a hardcopy of the admit card in the exam centre. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card.

The students who have already registered for JEE Main January exam can directly apply for the April session by using their pre-registered Application Number and Password. JEE Main is also a qualifying exam for students targeting for JEE Advanced.

The top 2,24,000 candidates from JEE Main will be eligible for appearing in the Advanced. NTA has also set up practice centres to familiarise students with the exam pattern. All the other IIT JEE exam specifications like the paper pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, fee structure remains unchanged.

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Overview of JEE Main

Specification Details
Name of Exam JEE Main
Total Attempts Twice a year (January and April)
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Total Marks 360 Marks
Examination Category National Level Undergraduate Exam
Exam Conducting Authority NTA (National Testing Agency)
Purpose Admissions to 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs
Mode of Examination Computer-based
Total Slots 8 slots for each January and April Exam
Total Applicants 1.2 Million Approx.
Test Centres To be notified (India and Abroad)
JEE Main Official Website

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JEE Main Important Dates

We have provided the tentative dates for JEE 2019. The official dates will be updated subsequently. As per the exam calendar, the first phase of JEE Main was conducted from 8th January to 12th January 2019 and the second phase will be conducted from 7th April to 20th April 2019.

Events Important Dates
JEE Main Phase 1 (January)
Availability of Online Application Form 1 to 30 September 2018
End date for fee payment October 1, 2018
Correction in Online Application Form October 8 to 14, 2018
Details of allotment of shift and date of the exam October 5, 2018
Availability of Admit Card December 17, 2018
JEE Main Exam Date Phase 1 8th to 12th January 2019
Release of OMR Sheets and Answer Keys January 15, 2019 (Paper-I)January 31, 2019, (Paper II)
Results Declaration January 19, 2019 (Paper-I)January 31, 2019 (Paper-II)
JEE Main Phase 2 (April)
Availability of Online Application Form February 8 to March 7, 2019
Correction in Online Application Form March 2019
Availability of Admit Card March 18, 2019
Phase 2 Exam Date Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)  April 7, 2019.
Paper-1 (BE./B.Tech)  April 8, 9, 10, and 12, 2019.

Release of OMR Sheets and Answer KeysLast week of April 2019Results DeclarationApril 30, 2019JoSAA CounsellingJune 2018

JEE Main Admit Card

The admit card contains all the essential information like exam centre, timings, candidate’s roll number, preferences, personal details, etc. The candidates registered for JEE Main exam can download the admit card for January and April exam tentatively in December and March respectively.

The admit card is mandatory for appearing in JEE Main exam. All the students are required to present the admit card while reporting at the allocated centre and failure of which might lead to the disqualification of the registered candidate.

The candidates can download JEE Main admit card by submitting the following details.

  • Application Number
  • JEE Main Login Password
  • Security Pin

The candidates are advised to check the admit card thoroughly and in case of any discrepancy immediately submit your query to the JEE Main Secretariat.

What is JEE Main? Why should you take it?

JEE Main is a national level engineering entrance exam conducted at the undergraduate level for offering admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.

  • It is the only platform for engineering aspirants seeking admission in IIITs, NITs, and other centrally funded technical institutes.
  • JEE Main is the first step for IIT aspirants to get admission in top IITs and other premier institutes across the country through Advanced.

Changes Introduced in JEE Main 2019

  • National Testing Agency will conduct JEE Main from 2019 onwards. Till 2018, CBSE was conducting the exam in the offline and online modes.
  • As per the new pattern, the exam will be conducted twice a year (January and April) in a computer-based online test.
  • Both January and April exams of JEE Main will be conducted in multiple sessions (8 slots) accommodating across 2 lakh candidates per session.
  • The students can appear for either one or both the exams. The better scores will be taken into consideration while estimating the All India Ranks.
  • Several Practice centres are set up across the country to help students to get acquainted with the exam pattern. The students can visit and practise mock tests at these centres.
  • The syllabus, exam pattern, language and fees of the exam remains unchanged.

JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria describe all the terms and conditions that a JEE Main aspirant has to satisfy for being eligible. Hence, to avoid rejections in later stages, the students are advised to know the eligibility criteria before registering for the exam.

Age Criteria: There is no age limit prescribed by NTA for appearing in JEE Main 2019 January and April exams.

Qualifying Exam: Irrespective of their age the applicant must qualify i.e. 2019 appearing students or have qualified their class 12th or any equivalent exam in 2017 or 2018.

Qualifying Marks: There is no minimum pass percentage for appearing in JEE Main exam. However, the applicants must pass their class 12 board or other equivalent examination.

Criteria For admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs: The candidate must secure 75% Marks in their class 12 board exams or should be within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentage required for admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs is 65%.

Subjects Pursued in the Qualifying Exam:

B.E or B.Tech Courses B.Arch/ B.Planning Courses
1. Physics

2. Mathematics

3. Language Subject

4. Anyone of (Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject)

5. Any Optional subject

1. Physics

2. Language Subject

3. Mathematics (Compulsory Subject)

4. Anyone of (Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject)

5. Any Optional subject

Total Attempts: The candidates can appear for JEE Main exam for three consecutive years.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main Paper 2

  • The Diploma holders are not eligible for this exam.
  • The candidate must have secured 50% marks in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry along with 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Mathematics is compulsory for candidates applying for B.Arch./B.Planning courses.

JEE Main Reservation Criteria

The examination authority follows the Reservation criteria laid by the government of India for granting admissions through JEE Main. All India ranks will be provided based on the categorical reservation policy. The percentage reservations of categories for admissions through JEE Main are as follows:

Category Reservation
OBC candidates 27% reservation
SC candidates 15% reservation
ST candidates 7.5% reservation
PwD candidates 3% reservation
Women candidates 5% reservation
Home State Quota 50% of seats in NITs

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JEE Main Exam Pattern

The examination pattern of JEE Main provides an idea of the marking scheme, distribution of questions, sectional weightage and exam duration. Paper 1 is for students aspiring for B.E./B.Tech courses in NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other GFTIs whereas Paper 2 is for B.Arch./B.Plan courses offered by these institutes.

Knowing the exam pattern gives a valuable opinion about the exam structure. Therefore, for better results, the students are advised to understand the paper pattern and prepare a suitable study plan.

JEE Main Paper 1 comprises of Maths, Physics, and Chemistry whereas Paper 2 has Maths, Aptitude, and Drawing Test. The candidates can opt for either one or both the papers. NTA has released the exam pattern for both paper 1 and 2. As per the official notification, the exam pattern of JEE Main scheduled in April 2019 remains unchanged.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 (Maths and aptitude test) are entirely computer-based online test whereas drawing test is conducted offline. The exam duration for both the papers is 3 hours. For every correct answer, four marks are awarded, while one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E or B.Tech Courses)

  • Exam Mode: Computer-based offline exam. The students will have to mark their responses on already downloaded answer sheets.
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • The Questions will be from topics covered in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
  • Nature of Questions: Single correct Objective type multiple-choice questions.
  • The paper will have a total of 90 questions (360 marks) with 30 from each Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.

JEE Main Paper 1 Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • There is no negative marking for questions left unattempted.
  • Only one response has to be filled in, more than one response will be judged as a wrong answer and will result in negative marking.

JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch or B.Plan Courses)

  • Exam Mode: Offline Exam
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • The Questions will be from topics covered in Maths, General Aptitude, and Drawing Skills.
  • Mathematics and Aptitude will have single correct objective type multiple-choice questions. Drawing test will evaluate the sketching and drawing skills.
  • The Aptitude Test consists of 50 questions (200 marks). Maths section consists of 30 questions (120 marks) and the Drawing test comprises of 2 questions (70 marks).

JEE Main Paper 2 Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer in Maths and Aptitude section, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • There is no negative marking for Drawing questions.

JEE Main Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Main is mapped according to the NCERT textbooks. It comprises of topics covered in class 11th and 12th Maths, Physics and Chemistry. The questions asked in the Main exam are easy but require a lot of practice and preparations. The major challenge generally faced by students during the examination is ‘time constraint’.

Answering a question in less than 100 seconds is the skill that students need to acquire and develop to ensure the successful completion of the examination. Therefore, before starting your preparations the students are advised to understand each and every topic covered in the syllabus of JEE Main 2019 and accordingly formulate a proper study plan.

The students can also refer subject wise detailed syllabus of physics, chemistry, and maths from the below links.

Here is the subject wise break down of JEE Main Important Chapters. The students need to pay proper attention to these chapters to ace the examination.

Important Chapters for JEE Main

Maths Physics Chemistry
Vectors Ray Optics Gaseous and Liquid State
3D Geometry Thermodynamics Atomic Structure
Sequence and Series Semiconductors Chemical Kinetics
Determinant and Matrices EM Waves Electrochemistry
Circles Gravitation Chemical Bonding
Straight Lines Magnetism Surface Chemistry
Definite Integral Alternating Current Coordination Compound
Probability Distribution Wave Optics D Block Elements
Functions Electromagnetic Induction Aromatic Compounds
Limits and Continuity Oscillations Alkyl Halides
Conic Sections Kinematics P Block Elements
Application of Derivatives Rotation Thermodynamics
Quadratic Equation Current Electricity Isomerism
Complex Numbers Electrostatics General Organic Chemistry
Binomial Theorem Magnetic Effects of Current Carboxylic Acids
Area under the Curve Properties of Matter Aldehydes and Ketones
Differentiability Bohr’s Atomic Model Nuclear Chemistry
Waves and Sound

Also Check – Important Physics Formulas for JEE 

JEE Main Marks vs Ranks

We have prepared a predicted range of JEE Main Marks vs Ranks from the previous year’s trend. Engineering aspirants can check marks vs expected ranks from the table provided below.

JEE Main Score Range Expected Ranks
336 Marks to 360 Marks Rank 1 to 20
310 Marks to 335 Marks Rank 21 to 225
251 Marks to 300 Marks Rank 226 to 1,492
201 Marks to 250 Marks Rank 1,493 to 5,752
151 Marks to 200 Marks Rank 5753 to 18,377

JEE Main Mock Test

Since from 2019 onwards JEE Main exam will be conducted only in the computer-based online test, therefore, the conducting authority has set up several practice centres to help the engineering aspirants to get acquainted with the exam pattern.

The students can access these mock test for JEE Main online or by visiting these practice centres set up by the National Testing Agency. Since the pattern of these mock test will be similar to the JEE Main, therefore, it will have a considerable impact on the preparation of the upcoming examination.

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Importance of JEE Main Mock Test

  • Practising mock tests will help you to get familiar with the type of questions, their marks distribution, difficulty level and the topics relevant to the examination point of view.
  • It helps to evaluate the performance before the final examination. From an in-depth evaluation of the section-wise performance report, a suitable JEE Main preparation strategy can be planned.
  • Regular practice of mock tests increases your speed and accuracy of completing the exam. It familiarizes you with the real exam scenario and drives away your nervousness for the test.

Along with the mock tests, the students are also advised to practice previous year’s JEE Main question papers to boost their success rate in such a highly competitive entrance exam.

JEE Main Answer keys

Soon after the examination, National Testing Agency, the exam conducting authority publishes the set wise answer keys representing the correct options of all the questions asked in the JEE Main.

With the help of these answer keys, the students can calculate their expected scores before the results are announced. After successful completion of the exam, the official link for answer keys will be made available on the website using which the applicants can download and access the documents.

Previous Year JEE Main Question Paper with Solutions and Answer keys

The students can download PDFs of previous year JEE Main question papers with answer keys and solutions from the given links.

How to download JEE Main Answer Keys?

To download the answer keys, open the official link published by the conducting authority. Submit your application number and password followed by the selection of your date and slot of JEE Main examination. The answer keys will be displayed. The students can also download it for future references.

Challenging JEE Main Answer Keys: Initially, provisional answer keys are declared and the applicants are asked to claim their objections within a limited time frame. After considering all the objections, the final answer keys of JEE Main are announced.

JEE Main Exam Results

NTA will declare the results of JEE Main exam tentatively in February and May 2019. The results of JEE Main exam conducted in January will be declared tentatively in February 1st week 2019 and the results of exam conducted in April will be declared tentatively in May 1st week 2019.

For students appeared in both the phases of JEE Main, the better of the two will be taken into consideration while preparing the final results.

How to check JEE Main Results?

  • Open JEE Main result portal
  • Enter your roll number and date of birth
  • Click the Submit button

The results will be displayed on the screen. The students are advised to download the scorecard for future references during the counselling and admission process.

Details Mentioned in JEE Main Scorecard

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Nationality and Category of Candidate
  • Marks obtained in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry
  • Total marks obtained
  • All India Rank and Category Rank
  • JEE Advanced Qualifying Status

JEE Main Cutoff Marks

Soon after the exam, the cutoff marks for JEE Main will be declared by NTA along with detailed results comprising of subject wise marks secured, All India Rank, category rank along with the qualifying status for JEE Advanced.

Based on the cutoff marks the students are shortlisted for counselling. The cutoff marks for JEE Main are determined by the following factors.

  • Total candidates appeared
  • The difficulty level of questions
  • The overall performance of the students
  • The cutoff trends of previous years

Previous Year’s JEE Main Cutoff Trends

Category 2019 2018 2017
General 89.75 Marks 74 Marks 81 Marks
OBC NCL 74.31 Marks 45 Marks 49 Marks
Scheduled Caste 54.01 Marks 29 Marks 32 Marks
Scheduled Tribe 44.33 Marks 24 Marks 27 Marks

JEE Main Application Form

The registration for JEE Main April exam will commence from February 8 to March 7. The applicant can register for JEE Main in the online mode till 7th of March 2019. The candidates are suggested to check all the academic and personal details thoroughly before submitting the application form.

How to Fill JEE Main Application Form?

The students can follow the given steps for successfully submitting the application form.

Step 1: Authentication through Aadhaar or Identity Card.

Step 2: Submitting personal, academic, and exam related details.

Step 3: Verification of Phone Number and Email ID.

Step 4: Uploading the Scanned Documents. Specifications of Scanned Documents

Image Documents File Size Format Dimensions
Signature of applicant 1 KB – 30 KB JPEG or JPG 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Photograph of the applicant with name and date of the photograph 4 KB – 40 KB JPEG or JPG 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Signature of Guardian, Father, or Mother 1 KB – 30 KB JPEG or JPG 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

Step 5: Payment of Exam Fees – online or offline payment.

  • Offline Payment: Download the e-challan and transfer the fee amount at any branch of ICICI Bank, Syndicate Bank, or Canara Bank.
  • Online Payment: Using Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, SBI Buddy Wallet, and Cash Cards.

Step 6: Print out of Acknowledgement Page.

JEE Main Application Fee

JEE Main Application Fees For Centres in India General/OBC ST/SC/PWD
Either Paper I or Paper II Boys Rs. 1000 Rs. 500
Girls Rs. 500 Rs. 500
Both Paper I or Paper II Boys Rs. 1800 Rs. 900
Girls Rs. 900 Rs. 900
JEE Main Application Fees For Centres in Foreign Country General/OBC ST/SC/PWD
Either Paper I or Paper II Boys Rs. 2500 Rs. 1250
Girls Rs. 1250 Rs. 1250
Both Paper I or Paper II Boys Rs. 3800 Rs. 1900
Girls Rs. 1900 Rs. 1900

JEE Main Counselling Procedure

Joint Seat Allocation Authority is set by the HRD Ministry to regulate the admission process for IITs, IIITs, NITs, and government-funded technical institutes. The students qualifying JEE Main will be able to apply for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs through JoSAA counselling.

The seat allocation in the preferred technical institute is done based on the merit, eligibility, preferences and seat availability. The qualifying students are required to register for JoSAA counselling whose registrations will commence tentatively in the 2nd week of June 2019.

JEE Main JoSAA Participating Institutes

A total of 97 engineering institutes comprising of 23 IITs, 31NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs participate in the seat allocation procedure through JoSAA.

S.No Name of Institutes Total Colleges Total Seats
1. Indian Institute of Technology 23 Colleges 10,988 Seats
2. National Institute of Technology 31 Colleges 17,868 Seats
3. Indian Institute of Information Technology 23 Colleges 3,433 Seats
4. Government Funded Technical Institutes 20 Colleges 3,919 Seats

Admission in top NIT college is the prime option for a majority of JEE Main aspirants. However, to grab a seat in NIT colleges demands a meritorious rank in JEE Main. The leading NIT institutes include NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, and MNNIT Allahabad.

Top 10 NIT Colleges

S.No. Institute Location Total Seats
1. NIT Trichy Tamil Nadu 814 Seats
2. NIT Rourkela Odisha 850 Seats
3. NIT Surathkal Karnataka 740 Seats
4. NIT Warangal Telangana 800 Seats
5. Motilal Nehru NIT Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 814 Seats
6. Visvesvaraya NIT Nagpur, Maharashtra 746 Seats
7. NIT Calicut Kerala 937 Seats
8. Sardar Vallabhbhai NIT Surat, Gujarat 873 Seats
9. NIT Silchar Assam 632 Seats
10. NIT Durgapur West Bengal 672 Seats

Other technical institutes like DTU (Delhi Technical University), NSIT Delhi, IIIT Delhi are excluded from JoSAA counselling. However, these institutes offer admissions based on JEE Main scorecard and the students are required to apply separately for admissions. Apart from IIITs, NITs and GFTIs several private engineering institutes like BIT Mesra, HBTI Kanpur, Thapar University, Assam University, Tezpur University, JAYPEE Institute, and LNMIIT Jaipur offer admission based on the marks scored in JEE Main.

How To Prepare For JEE Main?

For most of the students, coaching classes are considered to be one of the main solutions to secure a good ranking. However, an aspirant can achieve well without classes too; provided a fair amount of effort is a must. The most important factor to be considered is the exam pattern.

The method of the exam is online and the best part is, it is conducted twice a year. To crack this examination, it demands a decent amount of hard work and perseverance. Given below is the ready reckoner of preparation tips for all the aspiring candidates.

JEE Main Preparation Tips

  • Begin from the scratch – Fundamentals play a vital role prior to preparations. Always concentrate on structuring the basics for all the subjects. When the basics are strong, learning becomes easier.
  • Prepare a timetable – JEE Main preparation curriculum is extensive. Hence, it should be scheduled to gain the best results. Split the syllabus into different parts according to your benefit. It can be limited to a chapter or a unit.
  • Be a Master in the syllabus and pattern – For better preparations, the most significant factor is to keep oneself updated with the complete syllabus along with the paper pattern.
  • Befriend books – For JEE Main preparations, NCERT textbooks are a must, no matter which subject it is. Therefore solve NCERT textbooks before moving to other references.

Best books for JEE Main Preparation

Subjects Important Books
Mathematics NCERT – Maths XI and XII
S. L. Loney – Trigonometry
S. L. Loney – Coordinate Geometry
Hall and Knight – Higher Algebra
I.A. Maron – Problems in Calculus of One Variable
Chemistry NCERT Books – Class 11 and Class 12
Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
J.D. Lee (Organic Chemistry)
Morrison and Boyd (Inorganic Chemistry)
Physics H.C. Verma – Concepts of Physics Vol I and II
I.E. Irodov – Problems in General Physics
Halliday, Resnick, and Walker – Fundamentals of Physics
  • Read, Revise and Rehearse – Revise each and every topic that is learned Do not keep it pending. Be a smart learner. Do not spend much of time only on revising. Hence, revision helps the candidates to recall everything that is studied.
  • Take up the Mock tests – Another important key to succeed in JEE Main is to take mock tests. Attend the tests that are released by the official websites. This indeed provides you with an actual feel of writing the online exams.

On a final note, Do not compromise on the hard work and perseverance. Choose the best books for JEE preparation and follow the above-mentioned preparation tips to secure a meritorious position in the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

JEE Main is conducted for candidates aspiring for BE/B.Tech courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs. It is also an eligibility test for students preparing for JEE Advanced which eventually leads to the admission in IITs.

The students can appear for JEE Main exam for three consecutive times, however, JEE advanced can be taken only for two consecutive years.

What is the eligibility criteria to apply for IIITs, NITs, and GFTIs?

The student must clear JEE Main cutoff marks along with a minimum of 75% marks in their class 12 board exams or any other equivalent exam.

Is NCERT important for JEE Main?

JEE Main syllabus is mapped as per the syllabus of NCERT textbooks. Every year around 35% to 40% of the questions in JEE Main exam are picked directly from the concepts covered in these textbooks.

What should I do to get admission in IIT?

The students are granted admissions to IIITs, NITs and GFTIs based on the marks scored in JEE Main. For getting admissions in IIT colleges the students have to qualify JEE Advanced. For which, the top 2.24 lakh students from JEE Main will be eligible to appear for Advanced.

Who is responsible for JEE Main 2019 Counselling?

JoSAA or Joint Seat Allocation Authority is responsible for conducting the session of students qualifying JEE Main Exam 2019.

How many attempts are there in JEE Main?

JEE Main exam is conducted twice a year in the month of January and April. And, the students can attempt JEE Main for 3 consecutive years which means that the students can give a total of six attempts.

Is it mandatory to appear for JEE Main exam twice?

No, it completely depends on the choice of the candidate. They can opt for either one or both the attempts. In case they have appeared for both the exams, the better of the two scores will be taken into consideration for preparing the final results.

Is the syllabus of JEE Main and Advanced same?

There are a lot of differences between the syllabus of JEE Main and advanced. There are a lot of topics covered in JEE Main syllabus but not in JEE Advanced and vice-versa.

Topics like Electromagnetic Waves, Electronic Devices, and Communication Systems are covered in Mains syllabus but are excluded in JEE Advanced. Similarly, the topics like Relations, Functions, Sets, Statistics, Probability, Mathematical Reasoning and Trigonometry are covered in JEE Main but not included in JEE Advanced.

Topics like Thermal Physics is covered in Advanced syllabus but is not included in the Mains exam. Similarly, electrochemistry is included in Advanced syllabus but not in Mains.

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