All you need to know about jee 2019: paper pattern, syllabus & cutoff

  • Jan 08,2019

JEE Main Exam Schedule

The exam schedule for JEE Main Papers is elucidated in the following table:

  Exam Date                                        Paper                                                       Subject                                                        Timing

                                                  Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech)                     Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics                         9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  January 8 – 20, 2019     

                                                  Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)         Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test            2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Note: The schedule given above is tentative; NTA will release the official schedule shortly.


JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019 – Paper 2 (B.Arch/ B.Planning)

The exam will be conducted partially in computer-based and pen-paper mode.

JEE Main exam pattern for paper 2 includes objective (online) as well as drawing questions (offline).

This paper is a gateway for admission to UG architecture courses. 

Detailed JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Sections/ Parts

Part I – Mathematics – Objective type questions

Part II – Aptitude Test – Objective type questions

Part III – Drawing Test – Questions based on drawing

Number of Questions – 82 questions.

Exam Duration – 3 Hours

Exam Medium – Hindi and English

Marking Scheme – All questions in Mathematics and Aptitude section have equal weightage i.e. 4 marks each. While questions based on drawing carry a total of 70 marks.

Negative Marking – For each incorrect answer, 1/4th mark of the total mark allotted will be deducted. For JEE Main Drawing Test, marks will be allotted on the basis of candidate’s drawing skills.

​​Tabulated below is the subject wise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main is provided:

Subjects            Maximum Questions       Maximum Marks

Mathematics              30                                        120

Aptitude Test             50                                         200

Drawing                     02                                         70

Total                     82 questions                         390 marks


JEE Main Statistics 2017

JEE Main cut off (2017) was 81 for general category students. While for ST category, the cut off was 27. In 2017, top 2.2 lakh (approx.) students were qualified for JEE Advanced. Check out the following table about the students who qualified for JEE Advanced:


Category   Cut off     Number of Qualified Candidates

General       81            109585

OBC-NCL    49            60299

SC               32            33333

ST                27           16096

PWD            1             2114

Total             -              221427


JEE Main Cutoff till 2017:

Category              JEE Main 2017 Cut Off              JEE Main 2016 Cut Off               JEE Main 2015 Cut Off           JEE Main 2014 Cut Off           JEE Main 2013 Cut Off

General                             81                                                   100                                               105                                            115                                           113

OBC-NCL                          49                                                   70                                                 70                                              74                                             70

SC                                     32                                                    52                                                50                                              53                                             50

ST                                      27                                                    48                                                44                                              47                                            45

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