Changes in the JEE exam pattern for 2019

JEE mains, as we know it today, has transformed into the single most crucial exam for engineering aspirants who wish to join renowned engineering colleges for their degree course. JEE is well established as the standard entrance test across the nation with every technical college admission being allotted based on it.

JEE-Mains and JEE-advanced were first introduced in 2013 by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. The Joint Entrance Exam were devised to replace the former exam pattern called AIEEE and IIT-JEE, which were two completely independent exams conducted for engineering entrance.

Before the crucial reforms in 2016, NIT admission were allotted on the basis of combined JEE-Main score with aggregate score in class 12th. Later, these rules were reformed, allowing the admission process to be carried purely on the basis of the Mains score.


The year 2002 marked the establishment of AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) which then became the standard entrance test for engineering and technical admissions.

The AIEEE paper was essentially a 3 hours long test, carrying set number of questions with equal weightage to physics, chemistry and mathematics.

As the number of applicants began to rise, the competitive quotient also increased. AIEEE was replaced by JEE-Mains in 2013 and the exam governing authorities decided to come up a new pattern every year to increase the level of difficulty and competitiveness.

Prior to JEE, the selection process for NITs and other prominent technical campus was entirely based on AIEEE scores.

Exam pattern: JEE Mains 2019

JEE was earlier conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, India, but from 2019 the Joint Entrance Examination will be conducted by the NTA, which will be conducted twice this year. One from 9th to 12th Jan 2019 and the second from 6th to 20th April 2019

JEE 2019 will see very less or no changes in the exam pattern with same criteria being carried for appearing in the entrance test. A candidate has to secure at least 75% marks in his 12th class examination from an authorized state or central education board.

The biggest reform announced by the NTA authorities regarding JEE conduction is the frequency of the test.

From the year 2019, both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted in double shifts on a single date.

Moreover, paper I will now be held only in online mode, while paper II can be partly computer-based and partly pen-and-paper based (drawing test).

Engineering aspirants can boost their exam preparation by solving the mock test papers released by Poornima Univerity ( and also study NTA’s exam pattern to get well versed with the paper.

Like the previous years, Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E) will be an objective questionnaire with equally distributed questions for Maths, Chemistry, and Physics, while paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) will test a student’s maths, aptitude and drawing skills. The marking scheme and total marks will be same as previous year. JEE mains and advanced will be held in January and April respectively and students who wish to reserve their seats in premier technical campuses like Poornima University should practice all the concepts well to clear the test.

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