JEE Main Counselling 2021 - JoSAA Seat Allotment Procedure

Published on : 24th March 2021    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
IIT JEE Main Exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully concluded the Joint Entrance Examination Main February and March sessions. The April and May sessions are yet to be conducted. After all the sessions get over and the final JEE Main result is released, qualified candidates are required to appear for the counselling process for admission to their preferred colleges. The JEE Main 2021 counselling will be conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) through the online mode. JoSAA is responsible for the seat allocation process for admission into IITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs. Candidates need to register for the JEE Main counselling at the official website of JoSAA.

The counselling schedule of JoSAA 2021 will be released on the official website. The counselling process generally begins in June. Check out the detailed JoSAA 2021 tentative counselling schedule and factors to be considered for taking admission in this article.

JEE Main Counselling 2021 Latest Events & Notifications

The JEE Main Counselling 2021 will be held under the guidance of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority. JoSAA will release the counselling schedule. The registration and choice filling process will tentatively begin in June 2021. Joint Seat Allocation Authority conducts the Counselling and Seat Allocation Process for 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, and 28 Other-GFTIs. JEE Main 2021 and JEE Advanced qualified candidates are eligible to take part in JoSAA Counselling. Candidates can fill their JoSAA counselling form by visiting the official website i.e. josaa.nic.in. Candidates who will clear the JEE Main or JEE Advanced have to register for JoSAA 2021 to participate in the counselling and admission process for various renowned engineering institutes across India.

Factors Determining Seat Allotment During Counselling Process

The seats are allotted on the basis of the following factors:

  • Candidate’s merit
  • Choices filled during the counselling
  • Availability of seats
 

Available Application Forms

JEE Main Counselling 2021 - Important Dates

The JEE Main counselling will be conducted through two mock allotment rounds and seven main allotment rounds. The important dates for every round are as follows:

JEE Main Counselling Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Registration and Choice Filling

June 2021

Mock Allotment Round 1

June 2021

Mock Allotment Round 2

June 2021

Last date for Registrations

June 2021

Seat Allotment (1st Round)

July 2021

Acceptance of allotted seat and reporting at the help-centre for document verification

July 2021

Seat Allotment (2nd Round)

July 2021

Acceptance of allotted seat and reporting at the help-centre for document verification

July 2021

Seat Allotment (3rd Round)

July 2021

Acceptance of allotted seat and reporting at the help-centre for document verification

July 2021

Seat Allotment (4th Round)

July 2021

Acceptance of allotted seat and reporting at the help-centre for document verification

July 2021

Seat Allotment (5th Round)

July 2021

Acceptance of allotted seat and reporting at the help-centre for document verification

July 2021

Seat Allotment (6th Round)

July 2021

Acceptance of allotted seat and reporting at the help-centre for document verification

July 2021

Acceptance of allotted seat and reporting at the help-centre for document verification (for NITs + System)

July 2021

Note: Candidates should note that those who appear for and get through the JEE Main 2021 are eligible for the seat allocation process in NIT+ system colleges (except IITs). However, shortlisted students for the JEE Advanced 2021 will go for the seat allocation process in IITs and other participating institutes.

JEE Main Seat Matrix

The 2021 seat matrix is yet to be released. Here is the seat matrix of the year 2020 for reference:

Institutes

Number of Seats

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

4,617

National Institute of Technology (NITs)

21,133

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

3,919

JEE Main 2021 Counselling Procedure – Step By Step Guide

Candidates need to follow the steps mentioned below in order to participate in the counselling process:

  • Online Registration
  • Online Choice Filling and Locking
  • Seat Allotment
  • Seat Acceptance and Fee Payment
  • Document Verification
  • Final Reporting

Let’s have a detailed look at every stage of the counselling process.

Stage I - Online Registration

Candidates need to register at the official website of JoSAA in order to appear for the counselling process. Candidates can register using their roll number and password. The online registration link will be activated soon. Only registered candidates can appear for the JEE Main counselling.

Stage II - Online Choice Filling and Locking

Here the candidates need to provide their preference for engineering college and B.Tech. programmes. The seat allotment will be done on the basis of choices. It is important to lock the choices. Clear instructions are provided at the time of choice filling.

Stage III- Seat Allotment

Before the main seat allotment rounds, two mock allotments will be done to give an idea about the seat allotment and make better choices in the main rounds. After the mock seat allotment, the main rounds will be conducted.

Stage IV - Seat Acceptance and Fee Payment

Once the seat is allotted, candidates will have the options to freeze, float, slide, or withdraw the seat. Freeze means to accept the allotted seat, Float means to keep the allotted seat but looking for an upgrade, slide means to accept the seat but change the course in the same institute, and withdraw means to give up the seat (this can be done when the student has already accepted the seat. Withdrawal can be done by reporting at the allotted college before the last round of allotment.)

In order to confirm the seat, candidates need to pay the seat acceptance fee. The unreserved category candidates have to pay ₹ 45000/- and the reserved category ₹ 20,000/-.

Stage V - Document Verification

Candidates need to submit the documents for the verification process online. The following documents need to be carried:

  • 3 passport size photographs (same as the one uploaded during the application process)
  • Photo ID card
  • JoSAA seat allotment letter
  • Proof of payment of seat acceptance fee
  • Date of Birth proof
  • JEE Main admit card
  • JEE Main 2020 scorecard
  • Class X and XII Marksheet
  • Category certificate (if applicable)

Stage VI - Final Reporting

After the document verification process is over, candidates are required to report at the allotted college/institute and pay the remaining fee to confirm the admission.

This year, candidates need to complete this step via online mode only.

JEE Main 2021 Counselling - Participating Institutes

Institutes Name

Number of Institutes

National Institute of Technology (NITs)

31

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

25

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

28


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