JEE Main Registration
Registration for JEE Main 2019 has begun on 1st September 2018. As you must be aware that beginning 2019, JEE Main shall be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Till 2018, JEE Main was conducted by CBSE.
NTA will conduct JEE Main twice a year, i.e. in the month of January and April every year. You have the option of appearing for JEE Main in January or April or in both the tests.
Since, NTA will consider the best score of the two JEE Main attempts while preparing the Merit List and Rankings for JEE Main 2019, we advise you to take both the exams, i.e., in January as well as in April, even if you are not so well prepared. We believe, you would be benefitted in following ways if you take both the JEE Main exams in January as well as in April:
- If you happen to score less marks in one attempt (say January attempt), you can re-appear for the April attempt to improve your score and save one whole year.
- In first attempt, you can get a feel of the examination and understand your weaknesses and mistakes. You can then appear for a second attempt in coming April with confidence and improve your score.
- In case you miss the JEE Main examination in January due to any personal reason, then you can appear for the exam in April. If you fail to appear for any reason whatsoever in April in JEE Main, your January attempt would still secure you a rank in JEE Main.
- Also it is important to note that your actual marks in each of the two attempts at JEE Main January and April would be normalized. Your raw scores in each of the attempt would be normalized and converted into NTA score. To learn more about the process of normalization, please read the step-by-step guide on normalization of JEE Main scores.
However, you need to separately register for JEE Main every time for January and April attempt. If you have registered for JEE Main 2019 January exam, it will not entitle you to appear in April exam. You will need to register separately for JEE Main April 2019 attempt.
If you miss registration for JEE Main 2019 January exam, you can apply for JEE Main Registration for April 2019 or later attempts.
Registration for JEE Main 2019 January exam
If you are planning to appear in the coming January exam of JEE Main 2019, you should register yourself at the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA) at www.nta.ac.in or the JEE main website at jeemain.nic.in.
Registration for JEE Main 2019 January exam is open from 1st September 2018 and closes on 30th September 2018.
Registration for JEE Main 2019 April exam
You need to register for JEE Main 2019 April exam separately, even if you have registered for the JEE Main 2019 January exam. Do not think that since you have filled application form for JEE Main 2019 January attempt, you are automatically entitled to appear in JEE Main 2019 April attempt.
The registration for JEE Main 2019 April attempt is likely to commence in the month of February 2019. By this time, you would have already given your JEE Main 2019 January exam and would be aware of your likely score in the January attempt.
Irrespective of how good or how bad you perform in JEE Main January attempt, you should also register for JEE Main 2019 April attempt. Even if you are expecting 300 out of 360 in your January exam, it’s quite likely that you improve your score to 340 or 350 in your April attempt. Also please note that marks obtained by you in each of the January and April attempts would be normalized to NTA score.
Eligibility for JEE Main Registration
Broadly, the eligibility criteria for JEE Main remains as the same as before, except that the age criteria has been removed. Now, you can register for JEE Main as long as you meet other requirements.
Age Criteria for JEE Main
There’s no minimum or maximum age limit for JEE Main registration. However, please ensure that the institute that you are planning to seek admission to, after qualifying in JEE Main, may have its own age criteria that you might need to fulfil.
Qualification for JEE Main Registration
If you have passed your class 12th Examination (or any equivalent qualifying examination) in 2017 or 2018 or if you are planning to appear for your class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019, only then you are eligible to for JEE Main 2019 registration for both January and April attempts.
If you have passed your Class 12th or Qualifying examination in 2016 or before, then you would not be eligible for JEE Main 2019 registration.
Process for Registration for JEE Main 2019 (January Exam)
You need to register at the official website of NTA or JEE Main at www.nta.ac.in or jeemain.nic.in. You need to submit your personal and academic details together with your photograph and pay the fee online or through e-challan for completing your registration for JEE Main 2019 January exam. Please refer to this detailed step-by-step guide for registration for JEE Main 2019.
Application Form for Registration for JEE Main 2019 (January Exam)
You need to submit application form for registration for JEE main 2019 in online mode only. No paper applications forms will be made available. Please note that you can fill the application form only on:
For the detailed step-by-step process of filling the application form for registering for JEE Main 2019 (January exam), click here.