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JEE Main 2019 Counselling, Seat Allotment, Cutoff, and Result

Updated On - July 18th 2019 by SUJATA GAUR

JoSAA Counselling has been started from June 16, 2019. The result for the April session has been declared by the official authority on April 29, 2019. NTA has merged the JEE Main January and April scores to prepare the final merit list. For candidates who have taken both the attempts, their best score is taken into account.

Latest: JoSAA has released the seat allotment result of round 7 on July 18, 2019 at its official website – Check Here

Candidates are allocated All India Rank (AIRs) and All India Category Rank based on their JEE Main performance. Check How JEE Main Marks Vs Rank is calculated?

JEE Main Latest News

  • Institutes which will not participate in centralized counselling will conduct their own counselling process. Check List of Institutes accepting low JEE Main Score
  • JEE Main cut off has been released along with the declaration of result on May 14, 2019. 
  • NTA has also released official answer keys and students’ responses for JEE Main 2019 April session on

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JEE Main Rank Predictor

Paper 2 for B.Arch/B. Planning was successfully conducted in two shifts on April 7, 2019. Around 1, 67,475 students appeared for the exam.  As per exam takers, Mathematics was difficult and time-consuming section, Aptitude test was slightly tricky while drawing section was the easiest section. The paper was set from the syllabi of Class 11 and 12 only. Read Complete details about JEE Main Paper-2

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2019

A total of 958,619 students had registered for JEE Main 2019 April Session which was conducted from April 7 – 12. Most students referred to Physics as the toughest section and Chemistry as the easiest one. Mathematics had many questions from previous years’ papers. Check Detailed Analysis

  • Students found Physics as the toughest section in JEE Main 2019. 
  • Mathematics section was quite tough as compared to last year. And it was lengthy too.
  • The chemistry was easy than Physics and Mathematics. But a few questions were tricky like the Kjeldahl method and Frenkel defect.

Must Read: Normalisation Process in JEE Main 2019

JEE Main 2019 Result

For January Session: January 31, 2019|| For April Session: April 30, 2019

NTA has released JEE Main Result online on the official website i.e. After the result declaration, NTA also releases All India Ranks of qualified candidates.

How to check JEE Main Result 2019?

Candidates can check their result of JEE Main exam by following the steps mentioned below. 

  • Visit JEE Main 2019 Result portal
  • Enter roll number and date of birth
  • Click on submit button and you will be redirected to JEE Main result 2019 window
  • Check your score and ranks and download the Rank Card of JEE Main 2019

JEE Main Rank List 2019 includes All India Rank of the candidate along with the All India Category Rank. Furthermore, JoSAA uses JEE Main AIR for admissions. The following details are mentioned on JEE Main 2019 Rank Card:

  • All India Rank in JEE
  • National Rank
  • Category Rank
  • Total Marks in JEE Main
  • Marks obtained in each paper
  • Qualifying Status for JEE Advanced

JEE Main 2019 Cut Off

NTA has released the cut off of JEE Main 2019 along with the result. Based on the cut-off, a merit list of the candidates is also prepared depending on which the candidates are called for the counselling process. Cut off is released by considering the factors such as difficulty level, number of candidates and category of the candidates.

JEE Main Cut off for April 2019 is mentioned below:

CategoryCut off for Paper 1
Common Rank List89.7548849
General - EWS78.2174869
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)74.3166557
Scheduled Caste (SC)54.0128155
Scheduled Tribe (ST)44.3345172

CheckJEE Main Cut off

JEE Main 2019 Counselling

The process for JEE Main counselling has already commenced. Seat allotment procedure is based on All India Ranks. The verification of documents for admission is done at the time of seat allotment process. In 2017, the counselling and seat allotment was held in 7 rounds. Counselling is done in two parts one is for 15% All India Quota Seats and another is for 85% State Quota. There are 3 counselling processes for JEE Main 15% All India Quota seats viz.

  1. JoSAA Counselling (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) manages combined counselling and seat allotment procedure for all the IITs, IIITs, NITs and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).
  2. CSAB NEUT is conducted for seats reserved in AICTE approved Institutes in India that are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
  3. CSAB SFTI is conducted for admission in Self-Funded Technical Institutes. 

Highlights of JEE Main Counselling

JoSAA Counselling begins fromJune 16, 2019
Number of Institutes participating in JoSAA100 (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs, and 23 GFTIs)
Total Seats offered through JoSAA36208 seats (approx.)
Number of institutes participating in CSAB SFTI18 Self-Financed Technical Institutes
Total seats in CSAB SFTI12966 seats (approx.)
Total NEUTs offering admissions213 AICTE approved institutes
Seats offered through CSAB NEUTs981 seats (approx.)

Highlights of JEE Main 2019

JEE Main 2019, JEE Main, JEE Mains

JEE Main 2019 Dates

The official schedule for JEE Main 2019 is now available at NTA, coordinating body of the exam will hold the exam in January and April 2019. The updated schedule for JEE Main 2019 (January and April session) is tabulated below:

EventsJanuary SessionApril Session
JEE Main 2019 NotificationSeptember 2018February 2019
Availability of Application FormsSeptember 1 – 30, 2018February 8 – March 7, 2019
JEE Main Form Correction WindowOctober 8- 14, 2018March 11 – 15, 2019
Issue of JEE Main 2019 Admit CardDecember 17, 2018March 21, 2019
JEE Main 2019 Exam Date (Paper 1 and Paper 2)January 8 – 20, 2019April 7 – 20, 2019
Release of JEE Main 2019 Answer KeyJanuary 15,  2019April 14, 2019
JEE Main 2019 Result Date

Paper 1: January 19, 2019

Paper 1: April 30, 2019
Paper 2: January 31, 2019Paper 2: May 15, 2019

CheckJEE Main 2019 Important Dates

JEE Main Updates 2019, JEE Main 2019

JEE Main Eligibility

Even though the regulating body has changed, the eligibility criteria for JEE Mains 2019 remained the same. The standards will vary as per the program opted. A brief about the same is as follows:

CriteriaEligibility for Appearing in JEE MainRelaxation (for reserved categories)
Age limitMust have been born on or after Oct 1, 19935 Years relaxation for SC, ST and PWD
Minimum qualifying marks (for admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) 75% marks in aggregate65% marks in aggregate
Year of passing class 12Passing after 2015 or appearing in 2019-
Total number of attempts3-
  • Only candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided Scribe/Reader on the request of the candidate. Read More
  • Those who are applying for B.E./B.Tech must have Physics and Mathematics along with one of these subjects Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology.
  • The candidates who have applied for B.Arch./B.Planning must have studied Mathematics.
  • There is no pass percentage prescribed by NTA to write JEE Main.
  • While JEE Advanced can be attempted twice in consecutive years.

JEE Main 2019 Reservation

NTA follows the Reservation Rules laid by GOI for admission process through JEE Main. Candidates will be assigned All India Ranks (AIR) as per their respective categorical reservation policy.

The following categories will be considered in JEE Main along with the percentage of reservation-

CategoryReservation (in %)
Scheduled Castes (SC)15
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5
Persons with Disability (PwD)3

JEE Main Application Form 2019

For January Session: September 1 – 30, 2018|| For April Session: February 8 – March 7, 2019

The application process contains 7 steps to complete the JEE Main Application Form. They are:

  1. Registration through Aadhaar Number
  2. Fill the Online Application Form
  3. Verification of Mobile Number and Email ID
  4. Uploading of Images
  5. Fee Payment
  6. Slot Booking (only for Computer Based Test)
  7. Printing of Acknowledgement Page

Check Here How to Fill JEE Main Application Form?

JEE Main Application Fee

After uploading the images, candidates have to remit the application fee online through debit/credit card or Net Banking. Given below is the category wise fee:

Paper/CategoryPaper 1 or 2Paper 1 and 2 BothPaper 1 or 2Paper 1 and 2 both
Those who’s Exam Centre is in IndiaThose who’s Exam Centre is out of India
Offline Modes (Pen & Paper Based)General/OBCs (Boys)1000180025003800
SC/ST/PwD/All Girls50090012501900
Online Modes (Computer Based)General/OBCs (Boys)500130025003800
SC/ST/PwD/All Girls25065012501900
  • Payment via Credit Card: to remit the fee, 1.20% of the examination fee will be charged additionally along with service tax as applicable.
  • Payment via Debit Card, a fee of 0.75% of the examination fee will be charged additionally along with taxes for exam fee.
  • A candidate using SBI Buddy will be charged INR 20 per transaction plus the service tax as applicable.
  • Using Paytm will cost 1.50% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.

JEE Main Slot Booking

This feature allows a candidate to choose the date and time for the exam. However, this feature is only accessible for candidates opting JEE Main in online mode. JEE Main Slot Booking work on a first come first serve basis and it is not mandatory to book a slot. Check Conditions and Procedure for JEE Main Slot Booking.

A proposal is going around and it might be possible that NTA (National Testing Agency) will organize JEE Main from next year and ensures that the test “will be online, duly scrutinized and standardized”. Read More.

JEE Main Statistics

JEE Main 2019 registration Statistics – Available shortly

For JEE Main 2018, around 11.5 lakh candidates registered. Out of which, 2.25 lakh had opted for Online mode examination while 9.25 lakh candidates took JEE Main in offline mode. As compared to last year, the numbers show an overall dip in registrations but rise in test takers for computer-based examination.

JEE Main Form Correction

Dates for JEE Main Form Correction: Available shortly

The organizing body also provides JEE Main Form Correction for making changes in the online form. Applicants can check their form status later by logging into their portal. Also, the link for image correction in JEE Main application form is activated at the official website.

Candidates who have been sent a message or email by JEE Main Exam Authority can only remove the discrepancy in uploaded images. Read More.

JEE Main Photo Size

ImageFile sizeDimensionsFile Format
Photograph (with name and date of taking photo)4 kb to 40 kb3.5 cm x 4.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Signature of Candidate1 kb to 30 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Signature of Father/ Mother/ Guardian1 kb to 30 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cmJPEG/JPG

JEE Main Admit Card

For January Session: December 17, 2018 || For April Session: March 18, 2019 

  • The admit card is available online at 
  • To download JEE Main Admit Card, enter Application Number and Password.
  • The exam is conducted in 258 cities across India and 10 international cities.
  • JEE Main exam center has to be chosen at the time of registration. 

Steps to download JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

  • Enter JEE Main Application Number, date of birth and security pin in the admit card window
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • Check the admit card on your computer screen.
  • Ensure all the details are correct before taking a print out.

JEE Main Exam Centers

  • The examination is conducted in the major cities and towns across India as well as abroad.
  • Candidates must select one city while registering for the exam.
  • In case the candidate opts for Paper 1 in the city where JEE Main 2019 is conducted but also wants to appear in Paper 2, select four other center cities. 
  • However, if the number of candidates for online mode is less than 50 in a city on a particular date than all such candidates will be allotted last day of the online mode exam in the same city.
Note: Please note that a change in exam centers will not be entertained.

Following documents have to be carried along with the admit card at the exam center:

  • Copy of Passing Certificate of class 12 or equivalent examination of the year 2016 or 2015 if not opted for improvement
  • Copy of improvement exam admit card if opted for an improvement exam
  • Copy of Admit card for class 12th examination if appearing for class 12th examination

Set-up of Metal Detectors at Exam Centers
An anti-cheating move: JEE Main aspirants will have to pass through metal detectors before entering the exam hall. This move of scanning the students is introduced because, in the past, electronic devices such as Bluetooth-enabled devices have been used by some of the candidates to cheat in the exam. The organising body is trying to stop all such practices and hence come up with this step.

Download Previous Year Question Paper/Sample Papers

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JEE Main Mock Test

For January Session: October 2018|| For April Session: February 2019

NTA has released JEE Main mock test 2019 at its official website ( This test should not be taken as a sample paper for the exam. It is provided for the test takers to understand the type of pattern of the online exam. The test can be accessed from the official website of JEE Main and it doesn’t need any login detail. Read the general instructions before attempting the mock test. Read More

JEE Main Exam Pattern

SpecificationsJEE Main 2019 Pattern

Paper 1 – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 

Paper 2 – Aptitude test, Mathematics and Drawing

Type of QuestionsMCQ; Drawing Questions for Paper 2 
Medium of ExamEnglish, Hindi and other regional languages
Duration of Exam3 hours
Total MarksPaper 1 – 360 | Paper 2 – 390
Marking Scheme

Each question carries 4 marks
For every incorrect attempt, 1/4 marks
2 drawing questions contain total 70 marks

Note: The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI has notified few changes in JEE pattern from 2017:

  • The exam will be purely a computer based one.
  • No weightage for Class 12th marks in calculating ranks in JEE Main.
  • In order to get admissions in IITs/ NITs/ IIITs & other CFTIs based on JEE Advanced/ Mains rank must secure 75% marks in Class 12th or be in top 20 percentile in Class 12th exam conducted by respective Boards.
  • For SC/ ST candidates, the qualifying marks will be 65% in Class 12th exam.

CheckJEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 comprises of PCM of class 12 of CBSE board. While for Paper 2, the questions will be based on Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing. CheckBest Books for JEE Main

Here are some of the important topics in JEE Main for both the papers:

SubjectImportant Topics
PhysicsUnits and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases
ChemistrySome Basic Concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Solid State, Liquid State: Properties of liquids, Gaseous State, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Orbital, Chemical Thermodynamics, First law of thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Equilibrium involving chemical processes, Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
MathematicsSets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series, Permutations and Combinations, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,, Applications of Binomial Theorem, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning.
Aptitude TestAwareness of places, persons, buildings and materials, Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment, Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Analytical Reasoning, Three dimensional – perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, colour texture, building forms and elements, contrast and harmony.
Drawing TestDrawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, Elevations and 3 D views of objects Rotation, Development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, riverfronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

Check JEE Main Syllabus with Weightage

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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Neha Uniyal

Hi, the difficulty level of each set vary, so is it fair for candidates who will be facing difficult sets of questions?

01 Apr, 2019 15:49
Komal Chawla

Hi Neha, NTA will use Normalization Process and Percentile score which nullifies the effects caused due to the variable difficulty level of question papers.

01 Apr, 2019 15:55
Sakshi Poptani

Is it possible for me to appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2?

01 Apr, 2019 15:48
Komal Chawla

Hi Sakshi, If a student fulfills the eligibility he can appear for both paper 1 and paper 2.

01 Apr, 2019 15:55
Anamika Mahajan

How much score i need in class 12th to get admission in colleges through JEE score and belonging to unreserved category?

01 Apr, 2019 15:36
Komal Chawla

Hi Anamika, Students must score a minimum 75% marks or be in top 20 percentile in their respective board exams. Reserved categories of students are required to score 65% marks.

01 Apr, 2019 15:56
Megha Rohilla

Should I appear for both the sessions for this?

01 Apr, 2019 15:34
Komal Chawla

Hi Megha, Since JEE Main April session takes place right after the board exams and as long as your board does not suffer, there seems no harm in appearing for both sessions. Most 100 percentile scorers also appear for the second attempt.

01 Apr, 2019 15:56
Vidya Bhatt

Is dropping a year good idea in order to prepare well for JEE Main?

01 Apr, 2019 15:33
Komal Chawla

Hi Vidya, If you focus on your classrooms and self-studies from the very beginning you will not need to drop a year.

01 Apr, 2019 15:57

I belong to the Economically weaker section but did not mark my category in the JEE Main Application Form. Can I still get the reservation benefit?

01 Apr, 2019 15:33
Komal Chawla

Hi Amit, However, EWS reservation is applicable in JEE Main 2019 but to avail it, candidates must have marked themselves as such.

01 Apr, 2019 15:58
Abhijeet Singh

For JEE Advanced, how many Mains qualifiers will be allowed to appear?

01 Apr, 2019 15:32
Komal Chawla

Hi Abhijeet, The Top 2,24,000 students will be able to appear for JEE Advanced 2019.

01 Apr, 2019 15:59
Anil Sahu

Can this jee main exam april is too critical than from the january?

27 Mar, 2019 15:42
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Anil, the difficulty level of the exam cannot be predicted right now.

27 Mar, 2019 16:12
Anamika Mahajan

When will the admit card of JEE Main 2019 April session gets released?

18 Mar, 2019 18:04
Komal Chawla

Hi Anamika, Earlier, JEE Main admit card for April session had to release on March 18, 2019, but because of the election dates, the scheduled has been changed. Now, the admit card will be released on March 20, 2019, through online mode at

18 Mar, 2019 18:08
Sakshi POptani

Is the JEE Main Admit Card beneficial during the counseling process?

18 Mar, 2019 17:55
Komal Chawla

Hi Sakshi, Yes, the admit card will be required during JEE Main counseling. All the candidates who successfully qualify the exam are advised to keep their admit card safe till the counseling process ends.

18 Mar, 2019 18:06

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