JEE Main Exam Center Tips 2019 | Dos and Don’ts


The JEE Main exam will be conducted for the first time by the NTA. The number of students is lesser compared to last year but the number of exam centers has increased. This year, 9.5 lakh candidates have registered for the exam as compared to 11.5 lakh last year. Here, in this article, we would take a look at the important things that you should note before giving the exam, especially at the exam centre.

JEE Main Exam Center Tips: What the NTA Says?

“You should visit the Examination Centre, a day before the examination and familiarize yourself with the location and means of reaching at the venue of the test on time,” states the official notification from NTA. However, the NTA has not issued any instructions on the dress code for the exam day. Earlier this month, two female students were not allowed to appear for the UGC NET exam 2019 as they were wearing hijab.

At the time of UGC NET, NTA had asked female students not to wear ‘underwired bras’ and avoid all kind of jewellery and metal clothing. In the past, some female students were not allowed to appear for the exam as they refused to remove their hijabs. It is expected that the NTA would have the same rule. So, to avoid any confusion, try not to wear any jewelry.

It is the first time ever that the test will be conducted in winters. According to the CBSE (who used to conduct the exam until 2018), only light sleeves and lose clothes were allowed for the exam. However, the NTA is not clear about the dress code for JEE Main 2019.

JEE Main Exam Center Tips 2019: What to carry?

You need to bring the following things to the JEE Main Exam Center

  • A coloured A4 sized printout of JEE Main admit card downloaded from the official website –
  • At least one passport size photograph to be pasted on the attendance sheet at the exam centre. The passport-sized photo should be same as the one uploaded with the online application form.
  • Candidates also need to carry an original and photocopy of identity proof which also have a clear photo of the candidate such as PAN card, driving license, voter ID, passport, Aadhaar card, and the likes.
  • Candidates belonging to the PwD category should carry a certificate issued by the competent authority. They will not be eligible for the relaxation provided under the category. However, they will be allowed to appear for the JEE Main, considering they have all other required documents.

JEE Mains Exam Center Tips 2019: What not to carry?

You will not be allowed to carry the following things to the exam center

1) No stationery including pen, paper, pencil, pencil box etc. are allowed inside the exam hall.

2) ID cards issued by schools/ colleges/ universities/coaching centres are not considered as valid id and hence are not allowed.

3) Eatables and water are not allowed inside the exam hall, not even in transparent packing.

4) Candidates will neither be to allowed to wear nor carry any type of watch including electronic watches with facilities of a calculator. Moreover, any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices in the exam hall is not allowed.

5) Photocopies or images stored in mobile phones will not be accepted as valid identity cards. Candidates need to carry original id proofs with them.

6) Aadhaar enrollment receipt without Aadhaar numbers is not allowed.

7) Other banned items include the mobile phone, earphone, microphone, pager, calculator, docu-pen, slide rules, log tables, camera, tape recorder.

JEE Main Exam Center Tips 2019: Special privileges

Diabetic students will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolates/candy/sandwich etc

Pen/ pencil and blank paper sheets for rough work will be provided in the examination hall.

JEE Main Exam Center Tips 2019: How to mark attendance?

Candidates would have to enter required details in an attendance sheet provided by the invigilator. They will have to put their signature and left-hand thumb impression on the attendance sheet. Candidates are also required to paste their coloured passport-sized photograph which should be same as that in the application form. They should ensure that their left-hand thumb impression is clear and not smudged with any tattoo or heena (mehandi).