NTA issues key advisories for April JEE Main 2019 overseas candidates

JEE Main 2019During the January exam of JEE Main 2019, it is observed that some candidates from abroad reported at the examination centre as per the local timings, said national testing agency (NTA). But, candidates appearing for JEE Main were supposed to report at the venue as per the Indian Standard Time,(IST) which was Indicated on the JEE Main 2019 Admit Card. As a result, those candidates could not appear in the JEE Main 2019 January Examination, said the NDTV report.

Key advisories for the Candidates

  • As per the notice, the candidates appearing for the exam in April JEE Main 2019 in the cities abroad are hereby advised to report at their examination centres well in advance as per IST as mentioned in JEE Main Admit Card 2019
  • Candidates must carry a hardcopy of admit card with them on the day of examination at the test centre
  • Candidates will not be allowed to sit for the JEE Main examination without the admit card.

Important details to be checked on JEE Main Admit Card 2019:

  • Reporting time at the test centre
  • Gate Closing time of test Centre
  • Date of Examination
  • Shift and Timings of Test
  • Venue of Test

About any discrepancy on JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

  • Students should immediately inform the NTA about the discrepancy on the admit card so that necessary action can be taken before time and the corrected admit card is issued to the candidates
  • Also, in case any applicant is not able to download his/her e-Admit card, he/she may send email to jeemain-nta@gov.in

NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions and to assess the competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment has always been a challenge in terms of matching with research-based international standards, efficiency, transparency and error-free delivery. The Agency is entrusted to address all such issues using best in every field, from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking.


  • To conduct efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission and recruitment purposes
  • To undertake research on educational, professional and testing systems to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them
  • To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions
  • To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards


  • To identify partner institutions with adequate infrastructure from the existing schools and higher education institutions which would facilitate the conduct of online examinations without adversely impacting their academic routine
  • To create a question bank for all subjects using modern techniques
  • To establish a strong R&D culture as well as a pool of experts in different aspects of testing
  • To help individual colleges and universities in the field of testing and to provide training and advisory services to the institutions in India
  • To provide quality testing services to the academic institutions in India
  • To develop a state of the art culture of testing in India by using domestic and international expertise. To collaborate with international organizations like ETS to achieve the same
  • To undertake any other examination that is entrusted to it by the Ministries/Departments of Government of India/State Governments
  • To undertake the reforms and training of school boards as well as other bodies where the testing standards should be comparable with the entrance examinations

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