How Many Times We Can Attempt IIT JEE Exam?

How Many Times We Can Attempt IIT Exam?

After the IIT JEE Main 2019 announcement made by Prakash Javadekar, we were flooded with different JEE Mains 2019 Exam related questions from our loving students. Among those, ‘How many Number of Attempts’ is one of the major queries that we will address in this blog. 

According to NTA, a student can attempt JEE Main exam twice in a particular academic session. However, as per eligibility criteria & the age for appearing in JEE Mains 2019, a candidate can appear in the JEE Exam for 3 consecutive years. To check the JEE Main 2019 number of attempts, candidates can read the article below.

JEE Main 2019 Number of Attempts

Mainly those students who already appeared for IIT JEE exam once or twice, are really concerned after the JEE announcement. Earlier a student can appear 3 consecutive times, but as per the new JEE exam announcement, whoever has appeared for class 12 board exam in 2017/ 2018 is eligible for JEE Main 2019. So you just can’t drop a year but to attempt JEE back to back 3 years. But the good thing is, from this year onwards you can attempt JEE 6 times as JEE will be conducted twice a year.

In 1 year you get 2 attempts (January and April). So if you attempt JEE Main for 3 years consecutively, you will get 2 attempts x 3 = Total 6 attempts in 3 years!

Already appeared in JEE twice?

Wait, just breathe! So you have attempted JEE Main in both the year 2017 & 2018. It means you have already attempted JEE Main twice!

But, don’t worry! You can attempt both January & April JEE Main exam this year and this will be counted as a single attempt- not 2! And your admission will be based on the best score between the 2 exams.

You will get an advantage to perform better in the 2nd exam if your score is not good in the 1st exam. Or if in case you miss the 1st exam, then you can definitely appear in the 2nd exam without dropping another year. Just focus on your preparation and get ready to attempt JEE Mains and score high!

About JEE 2019

IIT JEE Main 2019 is CBT for Paper-1 and in Paper 2, only Mathematics and Aptitude will be conducted online but drawing is conducted as a pen-paper test. 
IIT JEE 2019 Main Dates (April)


EventsDate
Application datesFebruary 8 - March 7, 2019
JEE Main 2019 datesApril 7, 2019 (Paper 2)April 8, 9, 10 &12 (Paper 1)
Result declarationApril 30, 2019 (for Paper 1)May 15, 2019 (for Paper 2)


IIT JEE Main 2019 ( January exam date)

Watch JEE specific lectures and clear your concepts by giving JEE main mock tests, watching video lectures by experts & revising important notes & formulas. 

JEE Main 2019 Exam Eligibility

Age Limit - No age limit 

Qualification - Candidates should have cleared their class 12 board exam in 2017 or 2018 or should be appearing for the class 12 board exam in 2019. Please note, students who have backlogs or re-appeared in 2017 board examination, are not eligible.


Subject knowledge - 5 subjects in class 12th or equivalent exam (3 compulsory and 2 elective subjects). 

Subjects combination for B.Tech – Physics, Mathematics, and anyone from Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject with 2 other electives.

Subject combination for B.Arch aspirants: Mathematics and either of the subjects i.e. Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject with 2 other electives
Please note: Diploma holders are not eligible for the JEE entrance exam.

Pass Percentage in Qualifying exam – Here comes one interesting fact. There is no particular percentage mentioned for appearing in JEE exam but to get admission in any IITs or NITs you should get at least 75% marks in your class 12 board examination. Or, you should score among top 20 percentile in the class 12 board exam conducted by the CBSE/ ICSE/ State Boards.

And, for SC/ST candidates there are some relaxations. For them, the qualifying marks for admissions would be 65% in the class 12 board examination. 

So, we wish ‘All the best’ to the JEE aspirants! We hope this blog will help you but if you have some doubt or query, feel free to shoot your question or you can drop a mail/ connect us via social media!