JEE Main and Advanced Entrance Exam - 2019

JEE Main & Advanced: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Cut-Off

Get Complete Information about JEE Main and Advanced like Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Exam Fee, Eligibility Criteria, Application Procedure, Syllabus, Registration Process, Cut-off, Marking Scheme, Preparation Tips, and Tricks.

About JEE Main and Advanced 2019 Examination:

JEE Main 2019, short for Joint Entrance Examination is a national level entrance examination, which is conducted at the undergraduate level. It offers admission to all the B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch courses. These courses are offered by 23 IIITs, 31 NITs and many other GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes). Students are also granted admission in some of India’s deemed government and private engineering colleges based on the marks scored by them in JEE Main 2019. Getting an admission in deemed colleges like IIIT or NITs is the dream destination of every student. Every year around 1.2 million appear for this exam, but less than 1% of students can fulfill their dream of pursuing their education in the top engineering institutes in India. Cracking JEE Main can be an uphill battle, but with proper preparation, hard work and dedication, one can assure a top rank in IIT JEE Main & Advanced 2019.

JEE Main will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards. This exam was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education till 2018. JEE Advanced will be conducted by IIT Roorkee 19th May 2019. For admission to IITs and ISM Dhanbad, qualifying both the examinations, i.e. JEE Main and JEE Advanced is a must. The first phase of the exam, JEE Main will be conducted twice in a year. The second phase, IIT JEE Advanced will be conducted for the top 2.24 Lakh qualifying students of JEE Main. All the details of JEE Main and Advanced have been shared down the page.

The NTA has already allocated the exam cities and centers on 19th October to all the candidates who have applied for JEE Main 2019.

JEE Main 2019:

As mentioned above, JEE Main is the first phase of JEE Exam 2019 and will be held twice a year. First, it will be a computer-based test conducted in the month of January. The engineering and architecture exams are scheduled from January 6th to 20th (total 8 slots) for Paper I (B. Tech), and for Paper II (B.Arch.) on January 8th in two shifts. The April session for JEE Main will commence from April 6th to 20th. The exam pattern and syllabus remains unchanged, which is a great sigh of relief for all the aspirants. However, the students will have the option to appear only in the online mode of examination. Given below are the important dates for JEE Main 2019.

JEE Main 2019 – Important Dates:

Events January Session April Session
JEE Main Notification 2019 September 2018 February 2019
Application forms available from 1st September -30th September 2018 8th February – 7th March 2019
JEE Main 2019 Admit Card Release Date 17th December 2018 18th March 2019
Exam Date for JEE Main 2019 (Paper I and II) 6th to 20th January 2019 6th to 20th April 2019
JEE Main 2019 Answer Key January 2019 April 2019
JEE Main 2019 Result Date 31st January 2019 30th April 2019
JEE Main All India Rank Declaration March 2019 May 2019

JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

  • • The age limit for general category students is maximum 25 years, whereas, for SC, ST and PwD category candidates, the maximum age limit is 30 years
  • • Only those students who have successfully passed the class 12th examination in 2017 or 2018 can appear in the JEE Main 2019 examination
  • • Students who are appearing for their class 12th examination in 2019 are also eligible to appear for NTA JEE Main
  • • Students are provided only 3 attempts in three consecutive years to qualify the JEE Main examination

JEE Main Application Process:

The online application process for JEE Main will be carried out separately for two sessions, i.e. for January – September 1 to 30 and April Session February 9 to March 7, 2019. The JEE Main application process consists of 7 main steps:

  • 1. Registration through your Aadhaar Number
  • 2. Filling up the Online Application Form
  • 3. Verification of Mobile Number and Email ID
  • 4. Uploading of images
  • 5. Application Fee Payment
  • 6. Slot Booking (only for Computer Based Test)
  • 7. Downloading the Acknowledgement Receipt

JEE Main 2019 Application Fee:

JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern:

The examination will be held for two papers - Paper I (for B.E/B.Tech) and Paper II (for B.Arch./B.Planning). The detailed JEE Main exam pattern for the Paper I and II have been shared below:

Detailed JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern:

JEE Main Paper I

JEE Main Paper II

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus Paper I:

Physics – Section A

Thermodynamics Units and measurement Electronic devices Current Electricity
Rotational motion Laws of motion Work, Energy, and power Properties of solids and liquids
Kinetic theory of gases Oscillations and waves Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents Optics
Electrostatics Kinematics Work Gravitation
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Electromagnetic Waves Dual Nature of Matter Atoms and Nuclei
Communication Systems      

Physics – Section B

Experimental Skills (Familiarity with basic approach and observations of experiments)


Physical Chemistry

Some basic concepts in chemistry Chemical thermodynamics Equilibrium
Atomic structure Chemical kinetics States of matter
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Solutions Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Surface Chemistry    

Organic Chemistry

Purification and characterization of organic compounds Organic compounds containing halogens Organic compounds containing oxygen Organic compounds containing nitrogen Some basic principles of organic chemistry
Hydrocarbons Chemistry in everyday life Polymers Biomolecules Chemistry in everyday life
Principles related to Practical Chemistry        

Inorganic Chemistry

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties D – and f – block elements S-Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
Hydrogen P-Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements Environmental chemistry
General Principles and processes of Isolation of Metals Co-ordination compounds  


Sets, Relations, and functions Mathematical induction Sequences and series Integral calculus
Statistics and probability Matrices and determinants Binomial theorem and its simple applications Vector algebra
Mathematical reasoning Trigonometry Complex numbers and quadratic equations Permutations and combinations
Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability Differential Equations Co-ordinate Geometry Three-Dimensional Geometry

JEE Main 2019 Syllabus Paper II:
Part I

Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal) Visualizing

Part II

Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects Building forms and elements Colour texture harmony and contrast
Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union Subtraction Rotation Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms

IIT JEE Advanced 2019:

This is the next phase of the IIT JEE Exam 2019. The top 2.24 Lakh students qualifying JEE Main 2019 will be eligible for JEE Advanced. Apart from the listed IITs, several other prestigious institutes like, IISC, IIPE, IISER, IIST, and RGIPT will offer admission based on the marks scored in this exam. IIT Roorkee will conduct JEE Advanced in the online mode of examination in the third week of May 2019.

In terms of difficulty level, JEE Advanced 2019 is far more difficult than mains and requires a bit harder work, practice and dedication than JEE Main.

JEE Advanced 2019 – Important Dates:

The organizing institute, IIT Roorkee has released the schedule of JEE Advanced 2019. Given below are the JEE Advanced 2019 exam date and other important dates:

Events Dates
JEE Main 2019 online registration starts 1st week of May 2019
Online registration closes 1st week of May 2019
Fee payment last date for registered candidates 1st week of May 2019
Admit card release 2nd week of May 2019
JEE Main 2019 Examination Date 19th May 2019
Candidates’ responses copy to be sent to the candidates 2nd week of May 2019
Answer key online display Last week of May 2019
Result 1st week of June 2019

JEE Advanced 2019 Exam Timings:

The exam timings have also been announced for the ease of candidates. Check the examination schedule below:

Paper Session Timing Exam Date
Paper I I 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 19th May 2019
Paper II II 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 19th May 2019

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria:

There are several criterions based on which candidates will be eligible to attempt JEE Advanced 2019. Some of the main criterion which a candidate needs to fulfill:

1. JEE Main 2019 rank: The top 2,24,000 AIR holders in JEE Main 2019 will be able to make it to JEE Advanced 2019
2. Age limit: General category candidates should have maximum 26 years of age. SC/ST/PwD candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years in the age limit.
3. The number of attempts: Only 2 attempts in 2 consecutive years.
4. Appearance in class 12th: Candidates appearing for class 12 in 2019 are also eligible. Candidates applying for JEE Advanced 2019 should have appeared in Class 12 in 2018 or 2019 for the first time.
5. Admission in IITs in previous years: Students who rejected any seat of IITs earlier are not eligible to apply
6. Performance in class 12th (or equivalent): Minimum 75% marks in 12th or they must be in the category-wise top 20 percentile of qualified candidates in their particular 10+2 examination or equivalent.

JEE Advanced Application Procedure:

Candidates can start filling the JEE Advanced application form from May 2019 in online mode only. The form will be available on the official website of JEE Advanced. The detail of the application procedure is given on the official exam website. Given below are the steps to complete the JEE Advanced application process:

Registration Process

o Candidates need to register first by creating a USER ID and password to log on to the website
o Next, fill in the exam form, which will include:

   · Preferred choice of language for the JEE Advanced question paper,
   · Preferred choice of cities. A candidate can fill up to three cities with exam centres (which should fall under same Zonal IIT region)

   · Whether it is your first attempt or second attempt for JEE

   · Category details


o Candidates need to upload the scanned copies of the following documents:

   · Passport size photograph in JPEG format

   · Clear signature (should not be in capital letters) in JPEG format

   · Date of Birth Certificate,

   · Class X Certificate

   · Category and Sub-Category (PwD) Certificate

The moment your form is submitted, a bank challan is generated which is used to pay the examination fees.

JEE Advanced 2019 Application Fees:

For exam centres in India

Nationality Category Application Fee
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCIs) Female candidates Rs. 1300/-
  SC, ST and PwD candidates Rs 1300/-
  General candidates/ All other Rs 2600/-

Exam centres outside India (SAARC Countries)
For all the candidates, the application fee is USD 160.

Exam centres outside India (Non-SAARC Countries)
All the candidates will have to pay a regular fee of USD 300.

JEE Advanced 2019 Exam pattern:

JEE Advanced will have 2 exams – Paper I and Paper II, covering several types of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Maths like matching questions, integer, comprehension, multiple correct types etc. Both papers will be of 3 hours duration and mandatory for students. The question paper will be available in two languages – English and Hindi. All the three sections will contain 16 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.

The marking scheme of JEE Advanced is a bit different from JEE Main and has an interesting concept of full, partial and zero marks. For example, if a candidate selects multiple correct answers for a question, then he/she will be awarded different marks depending on whether the candidate all or a few options right or doesn’t attempt it at all. Scroll down the page to get the detailed JEE Advanced exam pattern and marking scheme.

Section Paper Question type Total Questions
Section 1 (Physics) Paper I and II Multiple choice objective type 6
Section 2 (Chemistry) Paper I and II Numerical value type 8
Section 3 (Mathematics) Paper I Paragraph based 4
Section 3 (Mathematics) Paper II Matching type 4

JEE Advanced Marking Scheme:

Section Marks Awarded Response
Section 1 (Physics) +4 If the correct answer is marked
  -2 If an incorrect answer is marked
  0 If a question is left unattempted
  Partial Marking If multiple options provided are correct, but not all the correct options are marked.
Section 2 (Chemistry) +3 If the correct answer is marked
  0 Incorrect answer of if a question is left unattempted (no negative marking)
Section 3 (Mathematics) +3 If the correct answer is marked
  -1 If an incorrect answer is marked
  0 If the question is left unattempted

JEE Advanced 2019 Syllabus:

The JEE Advanced syllabus is designed to analyze the comprehensive knowledge of the candidates. It comprises of some advanced topics, unlike JEE Main syllabus. There are a lot of differences you will notice in the JEE Advance syllabus if you compare with that of Main. Given below are some important topics for JEE Advanced:

JEE Advanced Syllabus

JEE Advanced Syllabus

Best Books for JEE 2019 Preparation:

You always start with the textbooks – NCERT or state board to learn the exact concept. However, there are multiple reference books in the market to help you strengthen all your concepts of IIT JEE 2019. Below, we have mentioned some of the books’ name for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics for the ease of all the aspirants.

Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma Modern Approach to Chemical Solutions by RC Mukherjee IIT Mathematics by M L Khanna
Understanding JEE Physics Series by DC Pandey Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd Coordinate Geometry by S.L Loney
Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov Organic Chemistry Morrison and Boyd Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE by Tata McGraw Hill Publication
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker Arihant’s Practice Book Chemistry for JEE Main and Advanced by R. K Gupta Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics by A Das Gupta
Problems in Physics by SS Krotov Physical Chemistry by N Awasthi Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

Preparation Tips for IIT JEE 2019:

Clear your basic concepts first: Don’t try to solve questions without clearing the basic concepts as it can weaken your foundation and confidence level. Therefore it’s advised first to clear all concepts first.

Planning is a must: Plan your preparation strategy well in advance before starting off with your preparation. Without a proper planning, you can’t crack IIT JEE 2019.

Practice makes a man perfect: Practice as many questions as you can. Solving previous years’ question papers and sample papers is also advised. Regular practice of previous years’ questions boosts your speed and confidence level.

Revise to make it foolproof: Plan in your strategy in such a way that you have plenty of time for revision as revision plays a pivotal role in the preparation of competitive examinations. A regular revision habit will help you to remember and recall everything that you have studied.

Break the stress: Constant studying can end up in increasing stress-level in students. Break your studying time in a proper interval, especially when you are feeling frustrated. Don’t make studies troublesome for you. Go for walks or listen to music to revitalize yourself.

A great dedication, hard work, and proper guidance will definitely help you to hit the bullseye!

All the best!