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Changes in JEE Main 2019 Eligibility for B.Arch

Last Updated - October 03, 2018

JEE Main will be conducted by the NTA from this year onwards. Earlier CBSE used to conduct this exam till 2018. NTA will conduct JEE Main twice in a year. The registration for JEE Main 2019 (January Session) is done from September 1 to 30, 2018 and the exam will be conducted in eight settings from January 6 to 20, 2019.

NTA has released a notification on September 25, 2018, with the amendment in minimum eligibility of B.Arch. According to the notification, candidates planning to take admission in B.Arch 5 year courses through JEE Main 2019 should have Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects at 10+2 level and should also have secured above 50% marks in each subject.

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JEE Main is one of the most competitive and important examinations for the students who want to take admission into the engineering and architecture programs offered by various IIITs, NITs, GFTIs, and various top Institutes at the undergraduate level. JEE Main is also an Eligibility test for JEE Advanced, through which candidates can seek admission to the engineering programs offered by IITs/ISM.

Recent Changes in B.Arch Eligibility

NTA released a notice about changes in the eligibility criteria for admission to B.Arch courses through JEE Main 2019.

The notification follows:
“No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 examination”.

This change was made based on the recommendation of the Council of Architect. CoA is the regulating body for architecture admission in the country. CoA defines the guidelines for B.Arch admission which is to be followed by all the institutes and conducting bodies.

Therefore, all candidates need to have PCM as compulsory subjects in their 10+2 or equivalent exam, if they want to take admission in B.Arch courses. Candidates must also secure minimum 50% marks in each subject as well as aggregate.

As NTA, released this modification in the eligibility just 5 days before the last date of registration. Candidates who do not have Physics and/or Chemistry at 10+2 level and have applied for JEE Main for B.Arch programs are at loss. There is no information about the refund of such candidates so far. Candidates will have need to wait until the official notice regarding the same is released.

JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for JEE Main 2019 have to fulfill the complete eligibility criteria prescribed by the examination authority i.e. NTA. Applicants who satisfy the criteria are only eligible to fill JEE Main Application Form. The eligibility criteria are given below:

Age Limit

  • No age limit to be eligible for JEE Main 2019.

Qualifying exam

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or the equivalent examination in 2017 or 2018.
  • Candidates who are appearing for 10+2 or equivalent exam in the year 2019 are also eligible.
  • Candidates must have secured 50% marks in aggregate.

Compulsory Subjects

  • It is compulsory for candidates to have taken five subjects at 10+2 or equivalent qualifying exam.
  • The subjects for B.Tech/B.E. courses are: Language subject, Physics, Mathematics, Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), Any other subject
  • The subjects for B.Arch/B. Planning are: Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and one other subject

Read More JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2019 Important Dates

JEE Main 2019 Important Dated have been listed out in the table given below.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Dates (January Session)

Registration datesSeptember 1 to 30, 2018
Registration for Test Practise Centres StartsSeptember 1, 2018
Final date to pay the application fee, upload signature and photographOctober 1, 2018, by 11.50 pm
Correction Period of Application FormOctober 8 to October 14, 2018
Announcement of Date and Shift for Paper I and IIOctober 5, 2018
Announcement of Exam City for Paper I and IIOctober 21, 2018
Release of Admit CardDecember 17, 2018
JEE Main 2019 January examJanuary 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 (in 8 sittings)
Paper I (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
Paper II (In one shift only)
Release of Answer Key and OMR SheetsTo be notified
Declaration of ResultJanuary 31, 2019

JEE Main 2019 Exam Dates (April Session)

Registration datesFebruary 8 to March 7, 2019
Correction Period of Application FormTo be notified
Release of Admit CardMarch 18, 2019
JEE Main 2019 April examApril 6 to 20, 2019 (8 sittings out of which candidates can choose one)
Release of Answer Key and OMR SheetsTo be notified
Declaration of ResultApril 30, 2019



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