Are You Interested In JOSAA ?

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Well, Joint Seat Allocation Authority is basically a set up to adjust the seat allocation for taking admissions into various institutes including IITs, NITs and also Government Funded Technical Institutes. It is generally run by the MHRD, Ministry of Human Resource Development. So, the admission process will be based on one platform. It can be a competitive exam like JEE, Joint Entrance Exam.

If you are a student who dreams to study in IITs you must know each and every detail about JoSAA. It has various processes that you must aware of and you can’t miss any of the steps. Imagine the situations that you have lost the platform that will take you to your dreams just because you weren’t sincere enough. Don’t worry! That will never happen to you. But you must follow all the instructions that are mentioned in this article.

 Spotlight of JoSAA 2020

Well, JOSAA has the total seats of around 40000 and hundreds of institutes participate in it. Apart from the national institutes and government funding institutes, colleges and universities are also participating. The allotment of the seat mainly depends upon your rank in the JEE exam across the country.

JoSAA 2020

The basic points you have to focus on are: Registration, Dates, Counseling, Cutoff, Fee, and Schedule.


Once you have appeared and performed well in your JEE exam you will need to go for JoSAA registration. Registering yourself is really the first step to do. You can search for JoSAA 2020 registration on the website and you have to fill up the information like JEE application number along with the password and you are all done. Once you have registered yourself, the latest news or the update will be notified to you. Along with the registration, there will be choice filling that is based on your preference.


The students who have cleared the JEE Mains exam are eligible for the JoSAA counseling. They are eligible to take admission in centrally funded institutes. And the counseling process will be conducted for the given date. Once you visit the official website you can find JoSAA 2020 counseling. JEE has been conducted two times in a year. According to JEE result counseling will start. You must try to get the given JoSAA counseling date 2020.

JoSAA Counseling Schedule

 JoSAA counseling is basically giving a platform to the applicants and also the engineering institutes to choose the colleges and courses. So, based on the selected option the colleges will be allotted. You can check the counseling process in order to know the complete process. Here, we are proving you with all the important dates for JoSAA counseling. The JoSAA counseling dates are expected to be in the month of June. You need to have a look!

 JoSAA Important Dates 2020

Choice Filling and Registration ( Start)

June 2020

Choice Filling Commencement 2020, AAT

The third week, June

Mock Seat Allocation 1 (Display)

Last Week, June

Mock Seat Allocation 2

Last Week, June

Choice Filling and Registration( Last Date)

Last Week, June

Reconciliation of Data, Seat Allocation, Validation and Verification

Last Week, June

Seat Allocation Round 1

Last Week, June

Seat Acceptance/ Withdrawal, Document Verification and Reporting Round 1

First Week, July

Seat Filled/ Availability Status

First Week, July

Seat Allocation Round 2

First Week, July

Seat Acceptance/ Withdrawal, Document Verification and  Reporting Round 2

First Week, July

Seat Filled/ Availability Status

First Week, July

Seat Allocation Round 3

First Week, July

Seat Acceptance/ Withdrawal, Document Verification and Reporting Round 3

Second Week, July

Seat Filled/ Availability Status Display

Second Week, July

Seat Allocation Round 4

Second Week, July

Seat Acceptance/ Withdrawal, Document Verification and Reporting Round 4

Second Week, July

Seat Filled/ Availability Status Display

Second Week, July

Seat Allocation Round 5

Third Week, July

Seat Acceptance /Withdrawal, Document Verification and Reporting Round 5

Third Week, July

Seats Filled/ Availability Status Display

Third Week, July

Seat Allocation Round 6

Third Week, July

Seat Acceptance/ Withdrawal, Document Verification and Reporting Round 6

Third Week, July

Seat Filled/ Availability Status Display

Third Week, July

Seat Allocation Round 7

Third Week, July

Seat Acceptance/Withdrawal, Document Verification and Reporting Round 7

Seat Withdrawal for Participating Institute ( Last Round)

Last Week, July


 JoSAA Seat Matrix 2020

Total numbers of national institute and government funding institutes that have participated and the seat capacities are all providing here.

Name of the Institute

Number of Institute

Total Number of Seats

Indian Institute of Technology



National Institute of Technology



Indian Institute of Information Technology



Government Funded Technical Institute







Well, this is the seat matrix which is not the exact figure but it is the tentative numbers. Now you got the idea about seat capacity of the entire institutes, you should start making your strategies for choosing the right option for you.  


Counseling Procedure

Once you got the idea about the important dates and the available seat in the different institutes you must go for the procedure of counseling. There are lots of steps included in the procedure but you don’t need to worry about it. Your work is to follow the guideline and you are all set.

If you are a person who is seeking admission to top colleges across the country, this information is only for you. Aspirants who wish to know about JoSAA counseling can get all the detail ideas here. One thing you have to remember is during the time of JoSAA Choice Filling and JoSAA registration you must follow all the guidelines and read the eligibility criteria thoroughly.

Well, you can look for the JEE main counseling result here and can easily know the rank. The tentative date for the counseling will start from June as per the latest update.

There are six different steps involve in the counseling procedure which is given below.

  1. Registration

Once you are done with registration by filling the JEE application number and the password you will be able to access your account. You can go for the login option and start filling up the requirements. You will need to give your Email ID, contact number, nationality, gender and also the eligibility state code. One thing you need to do before a submission is going for a final check. Make sure your details are all correct and working. Further notice will reach to you through mail or message. It is a good way to stay updated, isn’t it?

  1. Fee Payment Method for JoSAA Counseling

Okay! This is the step that is right next to the selection process. Once you are allotted with the seat by the JoSAA counseling 2020 you will go for the payment process. You must carry out the allotment letter which you will need to download from the website. This provisional letter will help you out in the payment process.

You also need to carry thee-chalan which is required for seat acceptance fee payment. The payment fee is different for all the different categories.

  • The fee for seat acceptance is 45,000 (Forty-Five Thousand) for the UR category or the candidates that belong to the general category. Well, that is a huge amount! Right?
  • The payment fee for the seat acceptance regarding the candidates belong to ST, SC, OBC-NCL, UR-PwD, ST-PwD, SC-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD will be 20,000 (Twenty Thousand).
  • The fees can be paid either through the-chalan or Banking process such as SBI net banking.

Well, the amounts that you paid will be included in the semester fees once you are confirmed with the admission in your desired institute. After all, your money won’t be wasted; you are the one who will utilize it in your academic work.

  1. Choice Filling   

This must be your favorite step among all the procedures. Here, you will get the chance to select the institute that you truly dreamed of your whole life. This must be the most awaited part, isn’t it?  So, in the choice filling form, you can give the institute of your best choice and the rank you have secured in the JEE Mains and the JEE advanced.

You must give your category also. Make sure you got the idea about the seating capacity and the availability of the institute you would like to study. You don’t want to end up getting a congested seat in your dreamed institute and ultimately no seat at all. You don’t want to face this kind of issue, don’t you? Before taking any step you must think about the true scenario and the consequences.

  1. Locking of Choice Filled

After the choices filing is over you need to lock your own choice. It will make your choice more secured and you don’t need to worry in case you press the back button on your window. However, your choice will be saved after closing the window automatically but you don’t need to take the risk. You need to check on your own eyes. For the further process or to prove you must take a print out of your filled choice.  

  1. Seat Allocation

So, this step is done by taking lots of time. Seat allotment is finalized after the respective 7 rounds. It also includes two mock seat allocations. This allocation is completely based on your score or the rank in the JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Your choice of filing and also the availability of the seats are also major factors for seat allocation.

So, depending upon your allotted seat you will be going for payment process regarding seat acceptance fee. You can download the e-chalan and also payment receipt and keep it safe for further process.

Candidates who are suitable for their allotted seats can continue the final process for admission. But if you are an applicant which is not satisfied with the allocation result can opt for the following option. There are three options that you can go for.

  • Floating: This option is mainly for those applicants who are happy with the allotted seat but who wants an up-gradation of the choice and to go for the other institute or for better courses.
  • Freezing: Well, if you are lucky enough in your first allotment you got your best choice and you are completely satisfied with the decision. So, this is the option you can select if you want to stop participating in other rounds.
  • Sliding: This option is only for those who are completely satisfied with the judgment and doesn’t want any changes in the institute. But if there is any up-gradation needed for changes in the courses within the same institute you can go for this option.
  1. Reporting Centre
  • The candidate who has allotted to an institute through the counseling process must reach the center before the deadline and report to the administrative. You need to verify your documents for admission purposes. Well, you are allotted to your dream university so what are you waiting for. Go and explore it at once.
  • You have to carry all the documents that are required for verification. In includes your payment chalan, seat acceptance fee receipt and all the record you have till now. Along with the JoSAA record, you need to carry all the relevant documents that are mentioned. It is better to check the JoSAA website for the entire requirements before you leave your hometown.
  • You need to carry the original documents and in case you are not able to show the original record at the reporting center, your admission process will be canceled and rejected. That’s a scary situation!
  • Once you are selected for admission to the national institute, government funding institute, central funding institute or any other technical institute, you need to submit your semester fee to the concerned institute. Those who filled the desired amount of money will get the confirmation of the seat.
  • Well, once you finish all the discipline at the reporting center, you can get the confirmation letter within a short notice. You need to wait for that and you are able to join the classes according to the scheduled time.



Category Wise Reserved Seat

Well, you must have known the seat that you are allotted by the counseling process is based on the category in which you belong. The institutes like IITs, NITs and the gifts, you can know about the seat availability according to your category.

Category Wise Seat





Seat Availability for open category





Seat Availability Open-PwD category





Seat Availability for SC category





Seat Availability for ST category





Seat Availability for OBC category 





 Seat Availability for SC-PwD category 





Seat Availability for ST- PwD category





Seat Availability for OBC- PwD category





Total Seats Availability for all the category







Documents Required During the Time of Seat Acceptance at Reporting Centre

Well, for the different colleges you will need to get different documents and it will be updated on their respective website. Here, we are providing you the information regarding the documents that you will need.

For IITs

  • The JoSAA seat allotment letter that you have during the time of the seat allocation. You can take the provisional letter with you.
  • Proof of birth date, you can grab any of your academic certificate that has your date of birth written. For example, you can have your matriculation mark sheet or certificate.
  • You need to bring your equivalent certificate or you can take the board mark sheet. You can also bring your pass certificate instead of a mark sheet.
  • Well, you are going for the admission in the higher institute through your JEE Mains or the JEE Advanced, you must take your latest admit card which you have taken in the JEE exam.
  • Before you set your mind to go to your favorite university and leave your native place you must take out your undertaking.
  • You will need to carry 2 passport size photographs that must be identical to the one that you have submitted during the time of the JEE Mains or the Advanced 2020 registration. It is really important because of the verification that you are the same person who had appeared in the JEE exams.
  • Here comes the evidence of your fee payment receipt for the seat acceptance. The payment should be through the State Bank of India. There may be three modes of payment- Net banking which is done online, Debit cards and the E-Chalan. You need to make sure that you grab the receipt with you.
  • The medical certificate is one of the mandatory documents that you should have along with you. This will give the assurance that you are physically fit and healthy. There is no issue related to your health.
  • The cast and category certificate you can have with you in order to prove that in which category you belong. The seat allocation is conducted also based on the category. So, in order to face any confusions you need to take it for sure (OBC-NCL, ST, SC) certificate.
  • So, if you are a student belong to the OBC category, you must carry the NCL which should be dated after the tentative date, it must have proof that you belong to a non-creamy layer and your cast must include in the central list of OBC which is sate wise.
  • If you are physically challenged or you are the physically disordered person you can bring your PwD certificate along with you.
  • If you are a student from abroad and you want to study inside the country, you will need to bring your passport with you. Along with you the OCI and the PIO certificate are also needed. Your parents should come along with you. You need to report the true residence and also citizenship.

For GFTI and the NITs

  • For the national institute and other government funding institute you need to bring the provisional letter of the seat allocation. This is your ultimate proof that you have been allotted to that particular institute
  • JEE Main Admit Card is required for admission purposes.
  • JEE Main Scorecard also has a great significance during the process of admission in the colleges.
  • You need to carry your matriculation certificate or the mark sheet in order to show your matriculation performance.
  • You also need to bring your senior secondary certificate or the mark sheet for the performance check.
  • There must be three photographs of passport size that are the same as the one that you have given during the time of the JEE registration.
  • Your undertaking for the step you have taken.
  • Your payment receipt for the seat acceptance fee that you have done through State Bank of India among the three modes- Net Banking, E-Chalan, Debit Card.
  • Photo Identity Card you should have along with you. You can also bring the admit card of your equivalent exams that is class XI, Admit Card.
  • If you are a citizen who has the residence abroad can bring your passport with you in order to prove the residence code of your permanent address.
  • If you are a person who has the senior secondary certificate of the National Institute of Open School, you can carry the examination center and the state code.
  • You need to carry your medical certificate along with you.
  • You can carry a PwD certificate if you are physically disabled.
  • Your caste and the category certificate must be with you when you reach the reporting center. Your selection has been done based on which category you belong to. All the seats are categorized depending on the category. In order to claim your allotted seat, you need to have the category certificate.
  • The students who belong to the OBC category must have the latest NCL certificate that has dated after the tentative date. You need to prove that you belong to the non-creamy layer category.

Round-Wise Seat Allotment

The seat allotment process is conducted involving seven respective rounds. It has two mock seat allotments within the rounds. The rounds will be repeated one after another. If you are satisfied with the allotted seat you can go out of any round. And in case you are not happy with the choices given you can continue for the further round. There will be a different date for all the rounds and the notification will be updated on the official website.

Union Territory and State under CSAB-NUET

The states that included under CSAB are Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar, Daman and Diu, Nagar Valley and the Dadar and also the Lakshadweep.


Well, people ask lots of questions regarding JoSAA counseling. There are lots of frequently asked questions on JoSAA. People are very curious because it is the only platform where the students are provided their desired seat in the institute they want to study.

Here, we are providing some of those frequently asked questions on JoSAA.

  1. What JoSAA stand for?

Well, this is the most common question that people normally ask those who are totally new about the platform. It stands for Joint Seat Allocation Authority which is worked by the Ministry of Human Research Development.


  1. What JoSAA do?

Yes! It is another common question about the work of JoSAA. They actually conduct some programs regarding the seat allocation of the students who have cracked JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. This platform helps the students in getting admission into their desired institute. It may IITs, NITs, and GFTIs, etc.

  1. How many rounds are conducted in JoSAA 2020?

During the time of the seat allotment process, there are mainly 7 rounds conducted including mock seat allotments. These rounds you have to undergo one after another. You can go out of the round if you wish.

  1. Is there any round apart from the seven rounds?

Once you have finished the seven rounds they won’t conduct any other rounds. Seven rounds will be the final and the last round.

  1. Is JoSAA counseling chargeable?

Okay! For the JoSAA registration, it is free of cost, you can directly go to the website and fill your details. You can also select the desired institute by choice filling. You need to pay for the acceptance fee once you have accepted the seat allotted to you. The money you have paid must be included in your academic record and after the confirmation of your admission, it will be considered as your admission fee.

  1. How many seats available in the JoSAA?

Well, it has around 36000 seats can be available under JoSAA across the country which will be classified for the different institute.

  1. How does JoSAA conduct their seat allotment?

The main factor based on which the seat allotment is being conducted in their JEE Mains and the JEE Advanced Record. You will need to enter your score when you register into JoSAA.

  1. What are the processes involved in JoSAA?

There are numerous process includes in JoSAA. It will start from the registration and then continue with the further process like counseling. Counseling will involve several rounds. All the rounds will be conducted on a certain date. The counseling will be based on your score. Even you are allotted to a particular institute; you can also upgrade your choice. The final step involves reporting at the given center. You will need to verify your documents and once this process id did your admission process is completed.


  1.  Does the mock seat allocation result is accurate?

Well, yes! Any kind of result during the seat allocation process is all accurate and correct. You can keep trust on the organizers, they will never play with your career but there may be some mistakes that will be a technical issue. If you have noticed some unusual result you can directly talk with the advisor and make it correct.

  1.  Tips for choice filling in JoSAA?

Well, the major tip you must follow regarding the choice filling is to stay updated. You must have a clear idea about the availability of the total seats of the top colleges. The seat allocation is mostly done on your performance but also on which category you belong to. So, once you got all of those ideas you can select the option which will be suitable for you.

  1. How can I get admission in NIT through JoSAA?

Well, if you want to study at NIT, JoSAA is the best option for you. You have chosen the right platform. This authority is only to get you admission NITs and IITs. So, if you have made your mind to join NIT you must fill your choice of the institute in the choice filling the form. There are various IITs across the country; you will be allotted in any NIT institute.

  1.  What is CSAB?

It basically stands for the Central Seat Allocation Board which is an agency that is formed by the Ministry of Human Research Development. It holds the responsibility for admission regarding various courses of undergraduate that are provided by the national institute, Indian institute, and another institute, etc.

  1. Can JoSAA announce the JEE ranks?

The ultimate answer to this question is no. The JEE ranks and the score are basically announced by the NTA (National Testing Agency). The updated score by the NTA will be considered by the JoSAA without making any changes for the admission purpose. JoSAA will use them and they will apply any tie-breaking rule if there is more than one applicant holing a single rank.

  1.  Will I make any changes in the detail during the registration?

Well, there are some points like the state of eligibility and gender which you can edit but beyond that, you can’t change any other information once you have registered. Before clicking the submit button you must remember to recheck it for avoiding any issue.

  1. Is it okay if I didn’t lock my choice?

You must lock your choice before you complete the process. However, even you forgot to lock the choice it will be automatically saved right after closing the window but that will be your last preference data.










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