JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019, Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme – Check Here

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 under Society Registration Act 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

JEE Main 2019 Exam pattern has been announced, and according to the NTA, the Paper 1 and Paper 2will be conducted in two shifts per day. According to the latest notification released by NTA, Paper 1 will be Computer Based Test (CBT) and Paper 2 will be Partially CBT Based (Mathematics and Aptitude Test) and Partly Pen Paper Based (Drawing Section). It is very important for the students to make sure that they are aware of the latest JEE Main Exam pattern which is declared by NTA.

JEE Main Exam Pattern will help the JEE Main Aspirants to understand the whole weighted of the questions. Students can also Check the JEE Main 2019 Syllabus to check the details about the Subjects.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019 – Announced

JEE Main 2019 examination will be organized on 8th to 12th January 2019 Paper -I & 8th January 2019 Paper -II (Jan session) and 6th – 20th April 2019 (April session). The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) is limited to 03 (three).

New Pattern

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The students will have following benefits of the new pattern:

  • This will give one more opportunity to the students to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
  • In the 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 the 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.

Highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
Exam Duration3 Hours (180 Mins)

Exam Sections ( Paper 1): Total Questions (90)

Maximum Marks360 Marks
Physics30 Questions
Chemistry 30 Questions
Mathematics30 Questions

Exam Sections ( Paper 2), Total number of questions 82 (Mathematics 30 questions, Aptitude 50 and Drawing 2)

Maximum MarksTotal of 390 Marks (Drawing section will be of total 70 marks, marking of every question will be given along with it.)
Aptitude Test50 Questions
Drawing2 Questions
Mathematics30 Questions
Types of QuestionObjective (MCQs)
Medium of ExamEnglish, Hindi and Other Regional Languages
Marking Scheme
  • Correct Answer: +4Marks
  • Incorrect Answer: 1 Mark
  • No Attempts: No Marks

Mode of Examination

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

  • Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
  • 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 the drawing sheet.

Type of Examination

JEE (Main)-2019 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) and Paper-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:

PaperSubjectsType of QuestionsMode of Examination


Mathematics, Physics & ChemistryObjective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part IIObjective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
(to be attempted in one sitting)Drawing Test – Part IIIQuestions 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.)Paper-1
B.Arch/B. Planning (At Institutions other than IITs)Paper-2

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.

Schedule of Examination 2019

The examination schedule for JEE Main exam 2019 for both shifts is given below:

Events1st Shift2nd Shift
Timing of Exam9:30 AM – 12:30 PM2:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Duration of Exam3 hours3 hours
Entry in the Examination Centre7:30 AM – Upto 8:30 AM12:30 PM – Upto 1:30 PM
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room8:45 AM – 9:00 AM1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator9:00 AM – 9:15 AM2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall9:15 AM2:15 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators9:15 AM – 9:25 AM2:15 PM – 2:25 PM
Test Commences9:30 AM2:30 PM
Test Finish12:30 PM5:30 PM

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