JEE Mains 2019: Paper Pattern and Other Important Details

JEE Main or Joint Entrance Exam is one of the most sought after national level entrance exam for admission in the top engineering and architecture colleges across India like IITs, NITs etc. From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency will hold the exam biannually in January and April. While the January session has now concluded, the second session of the exam is scheduled between April 7- 20, 2019.

With the introduction of a new governing body for the exam, no changes have been notified in the paper pattern of JEE Main 2019. The exam will consist of two papers- Paper 1 (B.Tech or BE) and Paper 2 (B.Arch. or B. Planning).

Candidates meeting the eligibility standards can apply online before March 7 (April session). A brief about eligibility:

  • According to the criteria, a candidate must either be appearing or should have already passed the class 12 examinations from a recognized board.
  • For the ones who are appearing in class 12 examinations, final results need to be submitted with the institute within the stipulated time of submission.

To register and submit the application, candidates need to visit the official examination website- The admit cards for JEE Main 2019 (April session) will be available from March 20, 2019. On the same website, candidates who appeared in the January shift of the exam can get their results.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern

Given below the exam pattern of JEE Mains exam.

The Paper 1 of JEE Mains 2019 exam will have 3 sections- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Each section will carry equal marks and the entire paper will be of 360 marks.


Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 questions 360 marks


Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:


Paper 2 of JEE Main will have different sections namely Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing/Sketching skills and the composite score of this exam will be 390. Candidates have to secure the minimum cutoff score in the respective sections of each examination in order to be eligible for securing a seat in the top engineering or architecture colleges of the country.


Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 70
Total 82 questions 390 marks

Tabulated below is the subject wise distribution of questions with marks in the exam:

Other Facts Related to Exam Pattern:

  • Exam Duration: 3 hours (4 hours for PwD candidates)
  • Type of Questions: Objective i.e. MCQs
  • Marking Scheme: Each question carries 4 marks. For each incorrect answer, 1/4th mark of the total mark allotted will be deducted.
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centerswill be in Hindi and English. For exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of exam will also be available in Gujarati.

The results and final cutoff of JEE Mains 2019 will be declared on April 30, 2019. There will be a separate cutoff for candidates belonging to reserved categories. Candidates who clear the cutoff will be allocated a rank on the basis of their performance and final score of the JEE Mains examination based on which they will be allotted a college.

According to the trends of the last two years, the JEE Mains cutoff for general or unreserved category hovers around 75-85. OBC, ST and SC cutoffs have been in the bracket of 44-50, 25-30, 25-35 respectively. The cutoff of JEE Mains 2019 will depend on the number of test takers, the difficulty level of the examination and number of seats available in the colleges of the country.



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