JEE Main Exam Date 2019

JEE Mains Important Dates, Schedule, Counselling Details for 2019 Exam

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main, which was earlier conducted by CBSE, has now been handed over to National Testing Agency (NTA). It is an autonomous body operating under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GoI).

Hence, from 2019 onwards, aspirants seeking to apply for JEE Mains need to do it from NTA’s official link dedicated to this national level engineering exam. NTA being entirely responsible for conducting this exam creates the schedule of exam dates and other important dates to be followed.

The JEE Main exam date 2019 has already been declared, and the examination was conducted accordingly. The exam had two papers; Paper 1, which was conducted for admission to B.Tech/B.E courses and Paper 2, for admission to courses in B.Arch/B.Planning. The exam will be conducted in the same pattern in the future unless a new paradigm gets introduced or the existing one is modified.

After qualifying the JEE Mains, candidates can apply for admission to one of the courses mentioned above in many government and private colleges in India. However, those aiming for admission to one of the IITs need to mandatorily clear JEE Advanced after qualifying JEE Main. Candidates ranking among the top 2,24,000 will be eligible to sit for the counseling and the process henceforth.

Here, we will discuss all the important dates related to this national level entrance examination, JEE Main 2019, and which students need to follow until the authority makes any changes. Keep reading to know all the necessary details.

JEE Main exam date 2019

JEE Main is conducted twice every year. In 2019 too, the same pattern continued, and examinations for both the papers followed in two separate sessions: January and April. The later has just been concluded, and candidates are awaiting results for the same.

For those who have appeared in both these sessions, the relevant result will be the one they have fared better in. Since there are two sessions of examination followed every year, candidates need to register for them separately if they intend to appear for both.

Now, have a look at the JEE Main exam date this year. It is elucidated for both the sessions of 2019.

Particulars1st Session - January2nd Session - April
Official notification released inSeptember 2018February 2019
Registration for JEE Main 2019From 1st to 30th September 2018From 8th February to 7th March 2019
Last date for the payment of fees30th September 20188th March 2019
Correction of application form for JEE MainOctober 2018March 2019
Admit Card availability for JEE MainFrom 17th December 2018From 18th March 2019
JEE Main exam date 2019From 8th to 20th January 2019From 7th to 20th April 2019


The exams for each session have a division of eight sittings. Candidates can choose one JEE Mains online exam date from the available sitting as per their convenience and appear for it.

Mode of examination

Examinations for all the sittings of JEE Main Paper 1 are conducted in Computer-Based Training (CBT) mode. For Paper 2, a part of this exam follows the CBT mode, and the rest is in offline mode. The JEE Mains 2019 followed this mode.

Examination schedule for JEE Main 2019

While appearing for JEE Main 2019, candidates had to follow the examination schedule mentioned below. These schedules were applicable for both the January and April sessions. Also, the exams concluded in two shifts.
Take a look!

Scheduled ParticularsShift 1Shift 2
Timing for entry to the examination centreBetween 7.30 AM and 9.00 AMBetween 12.30 PM and 2.00 PM
Examination timingFrom 9.30 AM to 12.30 PMFrom 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM
Timing for invigilators to check the Admit Card Between 9.00 AM & 9.15 AMBetween 2.00 PM & 2.15 PM
Seating in the exam centre starts at9.15 AM2.15 PM
Schedule for Invigilator’s instructionsFrom 9.15 AM to 9.25 AMFrom 2.15 PM to 2.25 PM
Examination duration3 Hrs.3 Hrs.
Exam commences at9.30 AM2.30 PM
Exam concludes at 12.30 PM5.30 PM


The same schedule applies for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the two sessions.

Other important dates related to JEE Main (April Session)

While all the procedures for these exams were held in the first session of 2019, i.e., January, and many for the second session, i.e., April sessions have concluded, some more procedures for the later are as follows.

After application date, the date for admit card, JEE Main exam date, etc., here are some other schedules to note:

  • • The opening and closing dates for the JEE Main April 2019 challenge window – From 14th April to 16th April 2019.

  • • The opening and closing dates for JEE Main April 2019 answer key – 14th April to 16th April 2019.

  • • Examination results for JEE Main April 2019 session Paper 1 – 30th April 2019.

  • • Examination results for JEE Main April 2019 session Paper 2 – 15th May 2019.

  • NTA will be releasing the results on its website nta.ac.in. Candidates who qualify in this exam can avail the scorecard for the result obtained. Also, they can check the All India Ranking they obtained in this examination from the same website.

    Tentative counselling dates for JEE Main

    Aspirants looking for JEE Main exam date 2019 must also be aware of other relevant dates related to this exam’s counselling procedure. With this information, they can prepare for admission to a participating institute on qualifying the exam.

    JoSAA conducts the counselling process for admission to various B.Tech/B.Arch courses in Indian institutes. CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board) conducts two additional rounds whereby it allots the remaining seats of UTs, regions in the Northeast along with the other 17 SFTIs participating in the counselling procedure.

    Pre-procedure for JEE Main counselling –

    Particulars & EventsTentative Dates
    Registration & choice filling for different programs beginJune 2019 2nd week
    1st mock allocation of seats displayedJune 2019 2nd week
    2nd mock allocation of seats displayedJune 2019 3rd week
    Registration & choice filling for different programs endJune 2019 4th week
    Allocation of seats, reconciliation of data, validation and verificationJune 2019 4th week


    Details related to all 7 rounds of counselling -

    Events/ParticularsAllotment Centre Reporting(Tentative Dates)Status for Availability of Seat (Tentative Dates)
    Seat allotment Round 1June 2019, 4th weekJuly 2019, 1st week
    Seat allotment Round 2July 2019, 1st weekJuly 2019, 1st week
    Seat allotment Round 3July 2019, 2nd weekJuly 2019, 2nd week
    Seat allotment Round 4July 2019, 2nd weekJuly 2019, 2nd week
    Seat allotment Round 5July 2019, 2nd weekJuly 2019, 2nd week
    Seat allotment Round 6July 2019, 3rd weekJuly 2019, 3rd week
    Seat allotment Round 7July 2019, 3rd week--------

    The 6th round of seat allotment is also the last round where students can withdraw their application for choice filling. They will not be allowed to do so in the last round of the counselling.

    Also, as mentioned above, these are predicted dates as per counselling conducted in previous years. Its actual dates will be updated once the conducting authority notifies of the same after JEE Main 2019 results are out.

    Prep up for your dream career

    This was all about the JEE Main exam date 2019 and the entire exam schedule for this year. Now, candidates can look forward to referring to answer key released on the date given above and assess their performance.

    JEE aspirants can also make good use of JEE Main rank predictor to know the probable rank they might get in this examination. Accordingly, they can go forward with further preparation for JEE Advanced or prepare for the counselling process to take admission in one of the participating institutes as per their plan.