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JEE Main 2019 Eligibility CriteriaNTA JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2019 – All the candidates who are going to take the NTA JEE Main 2019 must first make sure that they are eligible to take the exam. The NTA JEE Main eligibility Criteria 2019 contains all the details that each aspirant must fulfill in order to fill out the NTA JEE Main Application form 2019 and eventually take the exam. The eligibility criteria are based on certain parameters like age, qualifying examination, qualifying year, subjects studied, etc. The National Testing Agency is going to conduct the JEE Main 2019 and will define the NTA JEE Main eligibility Criteria for all the candidates. Read the article below to know the various criteria that need to be fulfilled to take the NTA JEE Main 2019.

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NTA JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have a look at the NTA 2019 eligibility criteria in detail before filling up the application form. All criteria must be fulfilled in order to take the exam. Given below are the main eligibility criteria to appear in the NTA JEE Main 2019:

Age Limit:

  • For appearing in the JEE (Main) examination there is no age limit for the candidates.
  • The candidates who have passed XII examination in 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) examination – 2019.
  • The candidates should satisfy themselves about the eligibility of age limit requirements of the Institutes in which he/she is desirous of taking admission.

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE):

  • Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 are eligible to appear in both January, 2019 and April, 2019 JEE(Main)-2019 Examination.
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2016 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2020 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2019.

The number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE):

  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main)-2019.
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are compulsory subjects. candidates must have one language subject and an additional subject (any other subject).
  • The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main)- 2019 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main)-2019 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

NTA JEE 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Admission into NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs

Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12thclass examination.

Subject combinations required in the qualifying examination for admission to B.E./B.Tech. & B. Arch. /B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as under.

Course Required Criteria based on class 12th/ Equivalent Qualifying Examination
B.E./B.Tech. Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational Subject.
B.Arch/B. Planning Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.


Eligibility for Admission to Other Institutions: The above-mentioned policy could also be adopted by other Technical Institutions participating in counselling through JoSAA/CSAB. In case a State opts to admit students in the engineering Colleges affiliated to State Universities, the State may prepare separate rank list based on criteria decided by them.

Now that you’ve checked the JEE Main 2019 Eligibility Criteria, proceed here to fill the JEE Main 2019 Application Form. 

If you have any queries or suggestion related to the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2019, feel free to discuss with us in the comments section below.

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  1. I’m 12th appeared… Secured only 72%in class 12 I’m giving improvement exam in 2019,in two subjects maths nd chemistry….. So I wanted to know that I’m I eligible to give jee 2019 January examination .???

    • Hi Ranjan,

      You are eligible for JEE Main. We have not received any Official Announcement for JEE Advanced 2019 yet, will update as soon as it is available.

  2. Sir i am giving 12th again in 2019 because to improve the marks. I had got less percentage in 2018 12th exam. While taking the admission in clg which marks of 12th is considered

  3. I am studying from the IGCSE Cambridge board in Bangalore. i have currently taken up PCM subjects in A levels and have already finished AS level English Language in the previous year. With mu current pick of subjects am i eligible to write jee mains and advanced and get into NITs or IITs if i get a high enough rank?

  4. I have currently taken up PCM subjects in A levels and have already finished AS Level English language previous year. I am studying from the IGCSE Cambridge board. With the current pick of subjects will I be eligible to write JEE Mains and Advanced and get into NITS, IITS etc?

    • Yes, you are eligible to take JEE Main 2019. If you qualify the JEE Main 2019 and meet the required cut off, you will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2019.

  5. Can i get admission in any NIT’S or IIIT college if i have my percentage less than 75% but i have suitable marks in mains…..???

    • No, the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the
      top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST
      candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination. Therefore, if you have less than 75% or 65%, admission to IIITs, NITs and CFTIs is not possible.

  6. Jee main require. 75% marks. If we will give improvement exam then do we need to give all subjects exam. Or we can choose one or two subject to bring marks upto 75% as jee require.

    • No, you are not eligible. Minimum qualifying percentage for admission to NITs, CFTIs and IIITs is 75% (general) and 65% (SC/ST).

  7. Hi sir,
    I completed my 12th in 2014. After that I completed diploma in electrical engineer in 2017.can I eligible for he mains 2019?

  8. Hi sir,
    I completed my 12th in 2013. After that I finished my diploma in electrical engineering in 2017. Can I eligible for he mains 2019?

  9. We have to get 75% in12th with including all five subject or 4(PCME/PCMH) or 3(PCM)
    I don’t known please help me regarding this

    • There are no minimum qualifying marks to take the JEE Main. After you qualify the exam, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the institution that you want to take admission in.

  10. Hello sir,
    I am belonging to state board. I have appeared my 12th board from JAC. I got overall 60% results. I want to ask you that “Am I eligible for jee main 2019 ?”

  11. phy., che., maths, phy. edu., & computer science are my subjects in +1 & now in +2 also. i m appearing in +2 for 2018-2019. am i fully eligible for iit main & advance? any language subject is compulsory?

    • You cannot qualify class 12th without a language subject. It is mandatory for all boards. And You also need to enter the marks of one language subject in JEE Main 2019 application form.

  12. Sir I had passed my 12th class examination actions this year and I had also tried for jee main this year but i was unable to crack it. So that sitter howany time I can appear for this exam 6 times or 4 times or 2 times

    • Hi,
      since you had appeared for JEE Main in 2018, you can now take the JEE Main 2019 and JEE Main 2020. In each of these years, the exam will be conducted twice but will be treated as 1 attempt in a year and therefore you will now have 4 more chances to take the JEE Main.

    • You can give the exam before appearing for 12th exam as it will give you an idea of how to take the exam and you will be able to perform better in JEE Main April session. Studying for Class 12th board exam will also help you prepare for JEE Main 2019 January session.

      However, if you are fully confident that you can perform your best in one chance only with better preparation, then take the JEE Main 2019 April exam.

  13. I am repeating my 12 exam again because i got compartment in one exam in cbse 2018 .is i am eligible to give jee main 2019 exam and if eligible what should i have to fill in application form??

  14. Hi Sir,this is Ramesh mancharla.I completed my diploma in civil engineering department during the academic year of 2017-2018.may i know whether I’m qualified or not to write JEE MAIN -2019

    • Hi Dhanush
      Firstly you must know that a candidate can take the JEE Main only 3 times in 3 years back to back.
      Before the JEE Main 2019, every JEE Main was conducted once in a year which was considered as one attempt.
      Since now NTA is conducting JEE Main twice in a year, it will still be treated as one attempt. So if you take JEE Main 2019 January exam or you take JEE Main April exam, the best result of the two will be counted and will be treated as one attempt.

      • But jee main just needs 75% marks. And improvement exam is of main subjects only and not for optional so how could we give all five subjects.

        • Hi Prinju,

          Yes you can always give improvement in your 12th Class exams but not in JEE Mains…

          75% marks are required to qualify for JEE Advanced , JEE Mains don’t require 75% marks

          • So to be eligible for jee mains i can give improvement exam in any of 5 subjects and not in all subjects. I just need to bring 75% marks… Due to physics my % got low.. So i will try to get marks in physics ..

    • If you have taken the JEE Main 3 times already, you cannot appear in JEE Main 2019.
      However if you have attempted JEE Main in 2017 and 2018, you can write the JEE Main 2019.

      Get a clear idea about the number of attempts from this article

  15. I passed out my 12th standard in the year 2017/18. And i got a seat in tseamcet and iim studing the b tech
    Am i eligible for the jee main 2019

    • Qualifying the JEE will get you admission in the reputed NITs, IIITs and CFTIs if you wish to pursue engineering and want to bag a really good package after graduating. It is also the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced.
      NEET will help you get admissions in top Medical colleges to pursue any programme in the field of medicine.