The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization in order to assess the competency of candidates
for admissions to premier higher education institutions.
The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government
entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main)
to the NTA from 2019 onwards.
criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded
Technical Institutions (CFTI), Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other
Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination
and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)
will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she
is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the IITs.
About JEE (Main) – 2019
The JEE (Main)-2019 will be c
onducted twice before admissions in the next academic session.
tudents will have following benefits of the new pattern:
This will give one more opportunity to the students to improve their scores in examination
if they fail to give their best in first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
In first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and
to know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the second time.
This will reduce chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full
If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she won’t
have to wait for one full year.
The student’s best of the two NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/
first attempt of
(Main) – 2019
be held in January, 2019 whereas the second attempt
will be held in April, 2019. The test will be held on different shifts/dates in both the attempts.
The NTA will release the
ation form of JEE (Main)-2019
or the first attempt in September,
2018 and for the second attempt in February, 2019.
result of the first attempt of
be declared by 31
January, 2019 and for
the second attempt by 30th April, 2019.