JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019


01 Sep, 2018

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JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2019 will comprise of two papers: Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech. and Paper 2 for B.Arch./B. Planning. Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be held in online mode only. JEE Main 2018 exam pattern includes details about time duration to attempt the paper, mode of paper, medium of the exam, marking scheme, nature of the questions etc.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019 for both Paper 1 & Paper 2:

Papers Subjects Total Number of Questions Total Marks
Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech): Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360
Paper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning): Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing Test 02 70
Total 82 390

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  •  JEE Main Duration: 
    • The exam duration will be 3 hours but it will be 4 hours for candidates with 40% disability
  •   Mode of Exams: 
    • Both Paper 1 (Engineering) and Paper 2 (Architecture) will be conducted in online mode.
  • Combination of Subjects:
    • JEE Main Paper 1 will be divided into three parts - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. JEE Main Paper 2, on the other hand, is divided into Part I: Mathematics, Part II: Aptitude Test & Part III: Drawing Test.
  • Courses for Both Papers: 
    • While JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 will be organised for admission in undergraduate engineering courses, Paper 2 will be conducted for admission in architecture courses at institutions other than IITs.
  • JEE Main Question Paper Language: 
    • The JEE Main question paper for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be in English and Hindi languages. However, for exam centers in Daman and Diu, Gujarat and Haveli, Dadra and Nagar, it will also be available in Gujarati.
  • JEE Main Marking Scheme:
    • In Paper 1, candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer.
    • In Part I and II of Paper 2, 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer while Part 3 having 2 questions from drawing section will carry 70 marks.
    • For the incorrect answer, 1/4 mark per question will be deducted in Paper 1 and also both parts of of JEE Main Paper 2.
  • JEE Main Total No. of Questions:
    • All the questions in the exam will be objective type.
    • Paper 1 will have a total of 90 objective type questions and Paper 2 will have 82 questions.
    • Each part of Paper 1 has 30 questions, but Paper 2 will have different questions in each section.


1. Is it possible for candidates to change the exam mode if they wish?

No, JEE Main will be conducted in computer-based mode only from this year.

2. Is there any option available that the Hindi Medium paper comes in both the languages?

Yes, Hindi medium paper will be bilingual in English and Hindi medium.

3. What is the number of permissible attempts to appear for JEE Main?

The permissible number of attempts is limited to three.

4. Can I use a calculator in the JEE Main exam?

Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, iPod, etc. is not allowed in JEE (Main). Also materials like log table, book, notebook, etc. should not be brought into the examination hall.

Disclaimer: Some of the information provided on this page is based on JEE Main 2018. An official notification regarding JEE Main 2019 is yet to be released.

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