National Testing Agency would be conducting JEE Main 2019 in computer based mode (CBT). Till 2018, the JEE Main had been conducted by CBSE. MHRD has constituted National Testing Agency (NTA) and JEE Main shall be conducted from 2019 onwards by NTA.
Following are the major changes in JEE Main 2019, compared to JEE Main 2018:
Earilier candidates appearing for JEE Main 2019 had the option to choose either Online (Computer Based Examination) mode or Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode. But from academic year 2019, JEE Main has been made compularsarily online (Computer Based Examination). From 2019, the JEE Main will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of CBSE.
If you are planning to appear in JEE Main 2019 examination, get prepared according to the following scheme and schedule of examination.
If you have applied only for B.E./B. Tech courses then you have to appear only for Paper - 1 that comprises of objective type questions. While those of you who have applied for both B. Tech and B. Arch courses have to appear for both Paper - 1 and Paper - 2.
If you opt for an examinations centre in any of the cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu or Dadra and Nagar Haveli, you can choose any of the English, Hindi or Gujarati as the medium of Question Paper. For all other cities, you have the option of choosing either English medium or Hindi medium of Question Paper.
You need to exercise the option of medium of question paper at the time of filling up the application form. Once you have exercise the option of a medium of question paper, you cannot change it later.
In Paper - 1, you have all objective type questions with four answer options out of which you need to mark only one answer option as correct. Avoid making wild guesses or flukes as there is negative marking for every wrong answer. One fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to that question shall be deducted. Negative marking is also applied if you have marked more than one answer option as correct. So, be careful while attempting the paper about these points.
You can take a glance at the final list of institutions admitting students (with intake in each discipline and category as per reservation) through JEE (Main) - 2018 on the CCB (Central Counseling Board) website in May/June 2018. It also provides you with information regarding counselling procedure, counselling schedule and counseling centres.
Generally, 4-5 rounds for Seat Allotment are conducted by CCB and also conducts a Spot round for those of you who could not manage to get a seat in any of the rounds in order to fill the vacant seats left in various institutions.
All required documents of yours and scrutinized and verified at the time of counselling/admission. These include identity and age proof, Marksheets and Certificates of qualifying examination, state of eligibility and category Certificates of the candidate. For instance, if you belong to SC, ST, OBC and PWD categories you need to produce original certificates authenticating the same, issued by the competent authority at the time of counselling. On failing to produce any of the documents at that time, your candidature may be cancelled for admission.