JEE(Main) - Examination Pattern

The JEE (Main)-2019 will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. The students 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 year. 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/ Ranking.
The first JEE (Main) – 2019 was held in January, 2019 whereas the second will be held in April, 2019.

Mode of Examination
JEE (Main)-2019 will be conducted in the following mode:

a) Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
b) Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning): Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on drawing sheet.

Choice of Medium of Question Papers
The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

Type of Examination JEE(Main)–April 2019 shall have two papers,Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) andPaper-2 (B.Arch. /B.Planning). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) or Paper-2 (B. Arch. /B.Planning.) or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to. Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination is given in the table below:




Mode of Examination

Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.)

Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry

Type-Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with equal weight age to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry

“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only

Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B. Planning)

Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II

Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only

Drawing Test–Part III

Questions to test drawing aptitude

“Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on Drawing sheet

Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below:



All other undergraduate courses (B.E. /B. Tech.)


B. Arch /B. Planning (At Institutions other than IITs)


Published on 3/17/2011 7:48:00 PM
JEE(Main) - Examination Pattern