CSAB Special Round Counselling - Seat Allotment Procedure

Published on : 9th June 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
IIT JEE Main Exam

Central Seat Allocation Board conducts the CSAB special round counselling for admission to Engineering/ Technology courses offered at National Institute of Technology (NITs), International Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). The special round counselling process is conducted after all the rounds of JoSAA counselling are complete. It is conducted for admission on vacant seats after the JoSAA counselling. For those who are interested in CSAB special counselling must check out the article for complete information of CSAB Special Counselling 2020.

CSAB Special Round Counselling 2020 - Overview



Name of the Counselling Process

CSAB Special Round Counselling

Conducting Authority

Central Seat Allocation Board

Admission type

Undergraduate level

Admission Institutes

IIITs, NITs, and GFTIs (for vacant seats after JoSAA counselling)

Basis of counselling

JEE Main Rank

Schedule for CSAB Special Round Counselling 2020


Important Dates

Registration process begins

Last week of July 2020

Fee Payment and Choice Filling

Last week of July 2020

Round 1 seat allotment result

Last week of July 2020

Acceptance of allotted seats

Last week of July 2020

Round 2 seat allotment result

First week of August 2020

Reporting at allotted institutes

First week of August 2020

Who Can apply for CSAB Special Round Counselling?

For appearing in the special round counselling, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for CSAB Special Round Counselling 2020 -

  • Candidates should have qualified JEE Main 2020 exam.
  • Candidates who are not allotted any seat during JoSAA counselling or those who didn’t appear for the JoSAA counselling can also participate in CSAB special counselling.
  • Those who have been allotted seats during the JoSAA counselling but opted for participation in the CSAB special round counselling are also eligible.
  • Those who do not opt to participate in CSAB special round counselling at the time of reporting at the allotted college (during JoSAA counselling) are not eligible for CSAB special round counselling.

CSAB Special Round Counselling Process

The detailed process for CSAB Special Round Counselling is as under:


Visit the official CSAB website and register for the counselling using your JEE Main 2020 application number and password.

The details will be taken from the JEE Main application form. Candidates are required to upload the scanned images of the following documents:

  • Marksheet of class 12th
  • Certificate of class 10th
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport/ OCI/ PIO card (for NRI/ PIO/ OCI candidates)

The information provided at the time of registration cannot be changed. Thus, candidates must fill the form with the utmost care.

Counselling Fee Payment

Pay the counselling participation fee for CSAB special round through online mode. The fee can be paid through credit card/ debit card or internet banking. The fee details are as under:

Fee Category

General/ OBC


Fresh candidates (including those candidates who did not pay the seat acceptance fee after JoSAA)

₹ 36,500

₹ 16.500

Candidates who are participating in CSAB special round after JoSAA seat allotment and retaining the seat

₹ 36,500

₹ 16,500

Candidates (SC/ ST/PwD) who was allotted seats through JoSAA but registered in CSAB through different category

₹ 21, 500


Candidates who got a seat in JoSAA, accepted the seat, paid the acceptance fee but did not report to the allotted college

₹ 1,500

₹ 1,500

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Online Choice Filling and Locking

After fee payment, fill the choices for colleges in order of your preference from the available list. You can edit the choices until they are locked. Once the choices are final, lock them before the last date.

Seat Allotment Result

The counselling authority releases the seat allotment result on the official website. Login using your details and check the status of CSAB special seat allotment result. Candidates can exercise the options viz. - freeze, float, slide, surrender and participate in the next round, surrender and don’t participate in next round. Candidates to whom no seat is allotted in round one can also select the option of not participating in the round two counselling.

Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee

Those who have been allotted seats in the special round must pay the seat acceptance fee to confirm admission. The fee has to be paid only through online mode. The fee details are as under:


Fee for Gen/ OBC

Fee for SC/ ST/ PwD

Candidates to whom the seat is allotted in the first round and accepts the seat

₹ 35,000

₹ 15,000

Candidates to whom a seat is allotted during JoSAA round and a seat is allotted in Special Round-I, wants to accept the seat (already deposited seat acceptance fee)



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Document Verification/ Reporting at the Allotted Institute

Those who have selected the Freeze, Float, or Slide option after round one and have paid the seat acceptance fees, their documents will be verified online by the allotted institute. The candidates must keep checking their status at the official portal. Those who have selected ‘Freeze’ option must report at the allotted college after document verification to confirm the admission. Those who have selected ‘Slide’ or ‘Float’ are not required to report at the allotted college at this stage. They will be allotted seats in the second round. If they accept the same, they must report at the allotted college. Candidates are also required to carry their qualification documents and other documents in original at the time of reporting at the allotted college.

CSAB Special Round Counselling - Participating Institutes

All NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs participate in the CSAB special round counselling. The complete list of colleges is made available at the official website. Candidates can check the same once the 2020 information is updated.

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October 31, 2020
we r participated in jossa still 5 th round not allotted seat can we participate in csab if yes how is the process
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November 1, 2020
Yes. Check out the official website for the counselling process.