JEE Main 2019 Result: New Changes, Answer Key and Cut Off Score

The JEE Main 2019 examinations were concluded on January 12. The result for JEE Main 2019, which is an important criterion for seeking admission to top engineering colleges such as IITs, NITs & GFTIs, will be based as per percentile score. Unlike previous years, the scores won’t be based on raw marks scored by aspirants in the test. This is the newest change bought in about JEE Main Result after the introduction of the two-cycle CBT or Computer Based System examination from 2019. In this post, we will look at the JEE main new changes, JEE Main 2019 answer key, JEE Main 2019 result date, and anticipated cut off marks for JEE Main 2019.


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About JEE Main


JEE Main, one of the top 10 toughest entrance exams in India, is an essential examination conducted by the NTA. This is the first time the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the JEE Mains which was conducted between January 8 to 12, 2019. The exam is a computer-based from 2019. However, the drawing section of Paper 2 will be conducted as a pen and paper-based test.


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The IIT-JEE Main is the compulsory entrance exam for all the candidates who seek to avail a seat in top IITs along with those who wish to take up the IIT Advanced. The examination process and formats have gone through a lot of change after the introduction of NTA as the conducting body of the exam.


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As the formats for courses such as engineering and architecture have been reconstructed for the examinations to be held in January and April, the NTA has released a new Notification announcing the new procedure. As per the new procedure, the NTA scores will be based on the final merit list for availing admission to IITs.


The normalization procedure based on percentile score that is introduced to arrive at the NTA score states a senior official of HRD ministry will be based on the format in the line of undergraduate MBBS exams conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi.


JEE Main 2019 Result: New Changes, Answer Key Date and Cut Off Score
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JEE Main 2019: Total of 11,09,250 Candidates Registered for the Exam


The JEE main 2019 exam is currently taking place in 258 cities of India. There is a total of 467 exam centers across all the different locations. This time the JEE Main exam is being conducted only in online mode. Till last year, the exam took place in both modes- online as well as offline. The entire responsibility is on the NTA, which is the governing body for JEE Main.


The paper 2 exam was conducted across 390 different centers on January 08, 2019. NTA has also released the news that soon after the exam is over for the first shift, answer key will be made available unofficially.  This will help lakhs of students to access themselves before the announcements of the result. An official answer key will also be made available on the JEE Main website after a few days of the exam.


NTA has released the official statistics regarding the number of candidates who appeared for the exam. As per the reports by NTA, the total number of registrations received for Paper 1 are 9, 29,198 and for paper 2 the total number of registrations is 1, 80,052. NTA also provided the details regarding the registration for the examination at 17 centres in 15 different locations in the North Eastern states of India. A total of 7551 applications were registered at 09 centres in 04 different cities in Jammu and Kashmir.


As per the data, in Paper 1, there is a total of 3, 19,834 male registrations that have been received in the general category. The number of female registration in general category for Paper 1 is 1, 32,638. The overall registration received in paper 1 is 9, 29,198. In paper 2, the total registrations received by the candidates are 1, 80,052 out of which male registration received are 47,481 and female registrations received are 36,957, all belonging to the general category.


Steps Taken by NTA for Smooth Conduct of the JEE Main Exam 2019


NTA is governing the JEE Main exam for the first time, therefore, there is a lot of pressure and responsibilities on their shoulder. Maintaining their reputation and name, NTA has done several impressive arrangements to conduct the JEE Main exam smoothly. NTA has made all necessary arrangements for the JEE Main exam and has made sure that no problem is faced at the time of examination. Since there will be a lot of rush during the exam days, therefore, there have been strict restrictions and rules that need to be followed by the students.


This year, TCS-iON and NTA took heavy measures to conduct the JEE Main exam. From question paper setting, an anti-cheating mechanism to automated evaluation, all that goes in the background of JEE Mains and other exams.


As per the arrangements done by NTA, there was a Control Room that has especially been developed to keep an eye on various exam related activities. Also, to make the exam process impartial and fair, 25 State Coordinators have been assigned along with 254 City Coordinator and 566 Observers have been positioned.


To avoid any malpractice, all the exam centers are kept under CCTV Surveillance.  To control all the activities and provide transparency in the process, there is also live viewing at the remote location and recording CCTV Systems of all examination centers at the Control Room situated in the NTA headquarters in Noida.


Jammers have been installed at the exam centers in order to avoid any misconduct. It can be possible that students may seek help for mobile phones or other electronic devices via. Internet, therefore, special arrangements have been done to avoid any such misconducts. As the exam is being conducted in an online mode, therefore, there is no question paper that is made available to the students. The answer key will be available soon after the exam but that will be memory based as the students will not have any reference to the question paper.


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JEE Main 2019 Result to be Based on Percentile Score


From 2019, candidates attempting for JEE Mains can take the exam twice that is once in January and April. As per the new format, the exam will be conducted in a cycle of 14 days for both the cycles in multiple sessions every day. This is brought about with the view of reducing the prospects of manipulation and cheats.


An NTA official further stated, the candidates will be allotted different question sets for every session. However, all the papers will be constructed in a way that maintains the equilibrium and relevance in the various paper, though the level of difficulty may vary. Furthermore, the percentile score of students in each session is subject to their performance in every session and thus it will be considered at par.


Reason for Normalization of Percentile Score


The normalization procedure based on percentile score is a process introduced by the NTA to reduce the level of difference in scoring. As some candidates in the examination may be given a relatively tougher paper than others, they may end up scoring lower marks. With the view of normalizing the entire process, the technique is introduced. This will ensure candidates are neither disadvantaged nor benefited due to the level of difficulty in the paper.


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Calculation of JEE Main 2019 Scores


As per NTA, the JEE Mains 2019 result scores will be calculated in multiple steps. Each session will have its NTA percentile score. To put across in simpler words, the highest scorer of every session will be getting the same percentile of 100 irrespective of the marks scored. The marks obtained in between highest and lowest scores will be further converted in percentiles. Apart from this, the subject-wise percentile scores for PCM will also be calculated. For avoiding ties and bunching of scores, the percentile marks will be calculated until it arrives at seven decimal places.


After all the percentile scores are calculated from different sessions, they will be merged into a single list and the overall merit will be calculated. The ranking of percentile score will be in descending order.


Calculation of Percentile Score in case of Tie


In case two or more students obtain an equal percentile, the inter-se or merit among the students will be decided in order by obtaining the higher marks of candidates in Mathematics, followed by Physics and Chemistry. The candidate’s age will also be taken under consideration, with the older one having a high over the younger candidate. If there is a tie even after the calculation, the candidates will be conferred joint ranking.


JEE Main 2019 Answer Key Released


The answer key of the JEE Main 2019 was earlier expected to be released on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, as per Vineet Joshi, DG NTA. Vineet Joshi. But, the answer key has been released on Monday (January 13).


How to Check Answer Key:


Step 1: Visit the official website,

Step 2: Click on ‘download answer key’ link to be available on the homepage

Step 3: Enter registration number, roll number and click on submit

Step 4: The answer key will appear on the screen


The candidates can raise objections on answer key till Friday, January 18, 2019.” After verifying the challenged answer key, the National Testing agency will release the final answer key, the official mentioned.


JEE Main Result 2019


The whole process of JEE Main 2019 will be divided into three steps that include random distribution of candidates into sessions, preparation for each session and compilation of the NTA score based on overall merit score and rank list.


The JEE Main 2019 result was supposed to be released on January 31, but the result has been declared on January 19. The result declaration for April session is scheduled for April 30. Read more about JEE Main 2019 Results.


The candidates who had appeared in the examinations can check the answer key through the official website, The online window to raise objections will be available for a week, the candidates can check the answer keys if wrong through the official website. After verifying the challenged answer key, the National Testing agency will release the final answer key.


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JEE Main 2019 Cut Off Marks


The experts predicted that the expected JEE Main cut-off will be around 85 to 90. Refer to the JEE Main 2019 Expected Cut Off Scores. Candidates can check the cut off marks for the previous year in JEE Main from the table provided below:-


IIT JEE Main 2019 cut off marks


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