JEE Main Eligibility 2019, Attempts, Qualification & Age Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main Registration 2019JEE Main Eligibility 2019 will be published by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is the main exam conducting authority which organizes Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main). This exam is national level examination conducts to provide admissions in undergraduate engineering courses in IITs, NITs and IIITs. It is conducted in two modes which are online (computer based mode) and offline (pen and paper based mode). Before filling the application form candidates must have satisfied themselves with the eligibility criteria that they are eligible for the paper which they are applying for. Here in this article, we have provided the information about officially announced JEE Mains 2019 Eligibility.

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JEE Main Eligibility 2019

Below, we have mentioned complete details about JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria to appear in the examination. Candidates should full fill the given eligibility before JEE Main Application Filling.

Basic Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian Citizen.
  • NRIs, PIOs, OCIs & Foreign national candidates can also apply.
  • Number of Attempts: Candidates can apply for JEE Main exam only three times.
  • Aadhaar Card is compulsory to apply for this exam.

Requirement of “Aadhar Card”:

  • All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2019, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.
  • In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2019. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records.
  • If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be.
  • Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K and Assam are excluded from this provision. These candidates have to enter their passport number, bank account number, ration card number or any other valid Govt. identity number to get examination center in these states only.

Age Criteria:

  • Age Limit: Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st October, 1994 (for general and OBC candidate) are eligible to apply.
  • Relaxation: If candidates belonging to a reserved category like SC, ST and PwD category, then the date of birth falls on or after 1st October, 1989 are eligible for JEE main application.
  • Candidates note down that date of birth mentioned in the Secondary Education Board/University will be considered only for appearing in the exam.

No. of Attempts & Age limit for the states of Madhya Pradesh & Odisha:

Since the states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system from the year 2014. The age limit, for admission in colleges of these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must qualify their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Subjects: Candidates must have to take minimum 5 subjects in 12th/equivalent examination. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2019 must have passed class 12th with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • Passing Marks: There is no prescribed percentage to appear in the examination. Candidates having passing marks can also apply.
  • Appearing Candidates: If a candidate appears in 12th or equivalent class in 2019 are also eligible for JEE Main 2019.
  • NIOS candidates can also apply for this exam.
  • Diploma Holders: To appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2019. But their rank & score in JEE Main will not be considered for admission in NITs & CFTIs.
  • No board marks will be taken into account for calculating JEE Main score from the year 2017 onwards.

Passing Year Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates who have passed 12th class or equivalent exam in 2017 or 2018 (not before 2017) are eligible to apply for this exam.
  • If candidates have appeared in a 12th or equivalent exam in 2016 but did not cleared in 2016, but passed in 2017 are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have passed 12th exams in 2016 or before or appearing in 2020 or later exams are not eligible to apply for JEE Main 2019.
  • If candidates qualify 12th exam in 2018 & appear for improvement in 2019 for one or few subjects, then top 20 percentile cut-off for 2018 will be considered.
  • However, if a candidate writes all the subjects in 2019, then the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • Candidates also note down that for the percentile system, total marks obtained in all the five subjects of mark sheet are required for JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Eligibility for Admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs:

  • Minimum Marks: For admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, candidates should secure minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST students) in the qualifying examination or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination conducted by respective boards.
  • Subjects combination required in the qualifying exam for admission in engineering & architecture courses are mentioned below:
CourseCriteria Required for Admission
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational
Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.

If you have any queries related to JEE Main Eligibility 2019, you may ask your comments below in the comment box.

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  1. Naman says:

    Sir i passed +2 in 2018 with 74.8% (cbse)
    Can i give jee mains as well as improvement in two subjects in 2019??????

  2. Akrati says:

    To be eligible in Nit/IIt the aggregate percent of 75% in CBSE class 12 should be in PCM + English only excluding the optional subject ??

  3. Sahil says:

    Sir my friend qualify 11 in 2016 and at time of 12 exam he got medical emergency so he was unable to appear exam. Now if he qualify his 12th exam in 2019 with 75%. Then will he eligible for jee main 2019 or not .there is gap of 2 yaers between 11 th and 12th..
    Kindly help me sir..

  4. Rajan says:

    Bihar ka 20 percentile cut off marks kitna hai aur 2019 me bhi jee main ke liye applicable rahega

  5. Meet patel says:

    Sir I am diploma holder and wants to appear in JEE Main 2019 so, am I eligible for it. And which subjects are considered for equivalent exam if I’m doing diploma in mechanical engineering.

  6. akarsh singh says:

    I scored 80 percentage in my class 12th.
    In P.C.M. is scored 70 so i am eligible for JEE main and advance or not.
    Sir please answer I shall be greatfull to you

  7. Prabhakar says:

    I have secured 74% in cbse board ,so it is compulsory to give improvement exam in all five subjects .

  8. Sadashiv kumar says:

    Sir I am a compartmental student. But my 12th exam percentage is 70 percentage so I can apply jee main exam category is sc.

  9. Atul kumar says:

    What is the top 20 percentile for bihar board students 2018?

  10. Sandhya singh says:

    I have got 74% in class 12 of 2018 am I going to get any nit collage if I give jee mains exam or i have to reappear for improvement and is there any importance of 6th optional in jee addmision

  11. Shashank says:

    Sir, I got 63% in 12th boards exam …Can I eligible for take addmission through Jee Mains . And I will drop 1 year for preparation of Jee Mains it is good option or not ….please answer me sir
    Thank you

  12. Parminder says:

    Sir i have passed my 12 class in 2018 with 72% marks it is required to give improvement exam to be eligible for jee 2019? If so then i have to give improvement in all subjects?

  13. ssmondal says:

    Eng,Beng,Math, Physics— Number secured more %70 each subject.
    Next chemistry is optional subject — Number secured 75%
    Candidate desire to study in B Farm.
    Sir, kindly tell me whether he is eligible to appear JEE of 2019 for having that field i.e B Farm.
    Expecting your reply.
    Thank you.

  14. S.S.Mondal says:

    Sir, let me know may any candidate be allowed for appearing JEE for B. Farm if 4th(Additional) subject is Chemistry and other Subjects are i.e. Math, Physics, Biology, English and Bengali in H.S Exam of W.B councel Thank you.

  15. Komal says:

    Sir, i have passed my +2 in 2015. But i am going to give +2 exams again through nios in 2019. Am i eligible to give jee in 2019.

  16. Siva kumar says:

    Sir iam completed my diploma 2018 passout year 83percent.iam eligible or not jee mains

  17. Siva kumar says:

    Sir Iam completed my diploma 2018 passout year 83 percent.iam eligible for jee mains or not eligible

  18. M.A.Raheem says:

    Sir,I qualified 10+2 with 69.9% percentile in 2018 and appeared for jee mains 2018 but didn’t qualify.Can I appear for jee mains 2019.Earlier in 2018 only student with 75% or above percentile in their 10+2 were eligible.Will it continue in 2019 too….?
    Plz reply..

  19. Pritam kumar says:

    In Bihar board result I am in top 20 percentile.but marks in math and physics is respectively 48 and 49.will it affect for jee there any condition to score minimum 50% in math of board exam to fill jee main form

  20. Kashi says:

    Can i give jee mains 4th time if i do my 12th again from nios board?

  21. Joshua says:

    I got seat in nit after appearing in Jee main 2017 can I write jee main again and get seat in another bit after qualifying

  22. Partheeban says:

    Would I be able to give JEE (Mains) 2019 And JEE (Advanced) 2019 If I would be studying in NIT?

  23. Shruti says:

    Sir I got 60% in 12th..but if l got a good rank in jee , am I eligible to apply for josaa counselling. And can I get admission in govt college other than nit iiit &cfti

  24. BIJENKUMAR says:

    sir, i have failed my board exams this year (cbse2018) and i have got admission to the same school as a regular candidate. SO, WILL I BE ALLOWED TO SIT IN JEE MAINS PAPER?

  25. Dewang mishra says:

    Sir, I want to know minimum boards percentage required to appear in JEE-MAINS exam 2019.

  26. Akram Ansari says:

    sir please tell me I passed class 12th with 70% and appear2018 jee mains but not qualify so I think can I appear jee mains 2019

  27. Ravi says:

    Sir I had apply in jee main in 2017 first tine. I was qualified but I don’t apply for advance. again I apply for jee main in 2018 and qualified and also participate for advance but I didn’t qualify.
    Now I want to reappear in jee main exam and jee advance. I had completed 12th in 2017.
    So please suggest me that am I eligible for jee main and jee advance?

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