JoSAA 2021: Registration, Counselling, Seat Allotment Process

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JoSAA 2021 will be conducted by the Joint Seat allocation authority. It conducts the counselling and seat allotment for admission in 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, and 28 GFTIs based on the JEE Main or JEE Advanced 2021 score. During the counselling, Candidates will be giving two mock allotment rounds before the real allotment round for choosing the correct choice with a clear mind. There will be total of seven counselling rounds. Candidates may read the whole article for complete details regarding the JoSAA 2021.

JoSAA 2021 Status

Admission Notification Yet to announce

JoSAA 2021 Important Dates

The important dates regarding the JoSAA 2021 are mentioned below:

Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

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Commencement of registration and choice filling process

June 17, 2021

Start of choice filling for AAT 2021

Third week of June 2021

Release of mock seat allotment 1

Third week of June 2021

Availability of mock seat allotment 2

Third week of June 2021

Final date to register and fill choices

Fourth week of June 2021

Round 1 – seat allocation

Final week of June 2021

Round 2 – seat allocation

First week of July 2021

Round 3 – seat allocation

First week of July 2021

Round 4 – seat allocation

Second week of July 2021

Round 5 – seat allocation

Second week of July 2021

Round 6 – seat allocation

Third week of July 2021

Round 7 – seat allocation

Third week of July 2021

The dates will be updated as soon as the authority releases on the official website.

JoSAA 2021 Application Form

The details regarding the JoSAA 2021 are given below:

  • Candidates can register themselves through online mode.
  • JoSAA will conduct a total of seven rounds.
  • Candidates who qualify JEE Main 2021 or JEE Advanced 2021 are eligible for JoSAA counselling and seat allotment.
  • Candidates have to fill their choices of colleges and courses and lock it in before the last date.
  • The candidates who will be allotted a seat through JoSAA will have to pay the acceptance fee for confirming their seat.

JoSAA Acceptance Fee 2021

The details regarding the JoSAA acceptance fee is given below:

Category Fee
General Candidates Rs. 35000/-
Reserved candidates Rs. 15000/-

JoSAA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The details regarding the JoSAA Eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Candidate must have qualified JEE Main 2021 or JEE Advanced 2021
  • Candidate must have passed his class 12 with good marks.

For B.Tech/B.E

  • Candidate must have a good rank in JEE Main Paper-I for admission in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.
  • Candidate must have passed class 12 or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with any one of Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology or any other Technical Vocational subject.

For B.Arch

  • Candidates must have secured a rank in JEE Main 2021 Paper-II for admission in B.Arch at  NITs, IITs, IIITs and other GFTIs.
  • The candidate must have passed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

For B.Plan

  • The candidate must have passed class 12 with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • Candidate must have a good rank in JEE Main 2021 Paper-III for admission in B. Planning at NITs, IIEST, IIITs, and other GFTIs.

JoSAA Counselling Registration 2021

Candidates can follow the steps for registration of JoSAA that are mentioned below.

  • Registration:
    • Visit the JoSAA official website.
    • Click on “JoSAA 2021 Candidate registration and choice filling”.
    • Login using JEE Main/Advanced Application number and password.
    • Click on “Candidate’s profile” and check that all the details are correct.
    • Candidates can only change the contact details if required.
    • At last, Click on the “Submit” button.
  • Filling the Choices:
    • After registration, candidates have to fill their choice of colleges and courses.
    • Candidates have to fill the choices in order of their preference.
    • Candidates may click on “choices available” to choose their preference from the available list of colleges and courses.
    • Click on “Choice filling and Locking” and fill enough choices for better chances of getting a seat.
  • Locking the Choices:
    • After filling the choices, candidates have to lock their selected choices.
    • Candidates have to click on “I Agree to Lock my Choices”.
    • In case the candidate is not sure about the choices, click on “I will Lock my Choice Later”.
    • Finally, candidates may take a printout of Locked choices for further use.

Note:

  • Candidates who have qualified both- JEE Main and JEE Advanced will have all the choices available for them.
  • Candidates who have qualified only JEE Main exam will have restricted choices to programmes in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.

JoSAA Mock Allotment 2021

The details regarding the JoSAA mock allotment are given below:

  • Candidates will go through the two mock allotments before the actual JoSAA Seat allotment.
  • Through Mock Allotment, candidates can get help to select their choices according to their preference and better scope.
  • After the mock test, candidates will get clarity of their choices to be filled and modify it in the actual allotment.

JoSAA Seat Allotment 2021

The details regarding the JoSAA Seat allotment are given below:

  • After two mock allotments, JoSAA seat allotment will be held in seven rounds.
  • Candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination i.e JEE Main or JEE Advanced 2021.
  • Candidates will also be allotted seats on the basis of their choices filled during registration.
  • The result can be checked on the official website of JoSAA using their login id and password.
  • After seat allotment, candidates have to pay the acceptance fee.
  • Once the acceptance fee is paid, candidates have to report to the allotted centre.

After Allotment of the seat, candidates can choose any of the following options to proceed further:

  1. Floating: Candidates can choose this option if they are satisfied with the allotted seat but are also open to upgradation to higher institutes or courses.
  2. Freezing: This option is for the candidates who are completely satisfied with the allotted seat and are not interested in participating in further rounds of counselling.
  3. Sliding: Candidates who choose this option will confirm their seat allotment but are open for admission in higher/preferred course in the same institute.

At last, all the candidates have to report to their allotted institute for confirming their seat.

JoSAA 2021 Counselling Required Documents

The documents required for JoSAA counselling are:

Documents required for NITs and GFTIs

  • Three Passport sized photographs
  • Class 12 performance check
  • Seat Allotment letter
  • Undertaking by Candidate
  • Proof of Payment of the Acceptance fee
  • A Valid ID Proof
  • JEE Main Admit card
  • JEE Main Scorecard
  • Date of Birth Proof(Class 10 mark sheet)
  • Class 12 mark sheet(if available)
  • Medical Certificate
  • Category certificate
  • PwD Certificate
  • OCI Certificate
  • Registration cum Locked choices for seat allotment.

Documents required for IIT

  • Seat allotment letter
  • Class 12 performance check
  • Undertaking by the candidate
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
  • A Valid ID Proof
  • JEE Advanced 2020 Admit Card
  • Date of birth proof (Class X marks sheet)
  • Class 12 marks sheet
  • Medical certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI certificate
  • DS certificate (if applicable)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
  • Two passport-sized photographs identical to the one uploaded during JEE Main or Advanced 2021.

JoSAA Counselling 2021 Tie Breaker

The details regarding the JoSAA Counselling 2021 tiebreaker are given below:

  • If multiple students of same categories have the same rank and the number of seats are filled then there is a provision of some supernumerary seats.
  • Those candidates will get admission by extending of the number of seats for that particular rank.

JoSAA 2021 Reporting Centres

The details regarding the JoSAA reporting centres are given below:

  • After the Allotment of seats, candidates have to report to the allotted centre.
  • The authorities release a complete list of reporting centres.
  • Candidates have to physically report to the allotted centre for verification of their documents.
  • Original and photocopies of documents have to be carried by the candidates.

JoSAA 2021 Participating Institutes

The details regarding the JoSAA Participating institutes are given below:

Institutes

No. of Institutes

Total No. of Seats

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

23

11279

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

25

4617 seats, 290 EWS and 15 EWS-PwD seats

National Institute of Technology (NITs)

31

20428 seats, 344 EWS and 78 EWS-PwD seats

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

28

5766 seats, 321 EWS and 12 EWS-PwD seats

JoSAA 2021 Highlights

The candidates can check below in the table short details for JoSAA 2021:

Name of Exam Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)
Conducting Authority Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD)
Level National Level
Course Engineering
Official Website josaa.nic.in
Exam Purpose For admission into top engineering colleges/institutes.

JoSAA FAQs

What is JoSAA?

JoSAA is a seat allotment and counselling process for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.

I have qualified in JEE Advanced 2020/JEE Main 2020. Is it mandatory to register in JoSAA to get a seat in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs?

Yes, candidates who wish to get admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs have to apply for JoSAA counselling.

Do I have to pay any fee during registration?

No, candidates don't have to pay any fee during registration.

What is acceptance fee in JoSAA counselling?

After seat allotment, candidates have to pay the acceptance fee for confirming the seat.

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