JEE Main Counselling 2020 - JoSAA Seat Allotment Procedure

Published on : 6th October 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
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The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully concluded the Joint Entrance Examination Main for the year 2020 with the release of final scores. Qualified candidates are now required to appear for the counselling process for admission to their preferred colleges. The JEE Main 2020 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 2020 has started from 06th October 2020 and will end on 09th November 2020. However, qualifiers of JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 will successfully submit their applications for Architecture Aptitude Test from 05th October 2020 onwards. Check out the detailed JoSAA 2020 counselling schedule and factors to be considered for taking admission in this article.

JEE Main Counselling 2020 Latest Events & Notifications

 

The JEE Main Counselling 2020 is held under the guidance of Joint Seat Allocation Authority. JoSAA has released the counselling schedule, as per the notification released, the registration and choice filling process have commenced from 06th October 2020. Joint Seat Allocation Authority conducts the Counselling and Seat Allocation Process for 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, and 28 Other-GFTIs. JEE Main 2020 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 qualify the JEE Main or JEE Advanced have to register for JoSAA 2020 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

JEE Main Counselling 2020 - 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

Registration and Choice Filling

06th October 2020

Mock Allotment Round 1

12th October 2020

Mock Allotment Round 2

14th October 2020

Last date for Registrations

15th October 2020

Seat Allotment (1st Round)

17th October 2020

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

17th to 19th October 2020

Seat Allotment (2nd Round)

21st October 2020

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

22nd to 23rd October 2020

Seat Allotment (3rd Round)

26th October 2020

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

27th to 28th October 2020

Seat Allotment (4th Round)

30th October 2020

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

31st October to 02nd November 2020

Seat Allotment (5th Round)

03rd November 2020

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

04th to 05th November 2020

Seat Allotment (6th Round)

07th November 2020

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

08th to 09th November 2020

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

09th to 13th November 2020

Note: Candidates should note that those appear and qualify JEE Main 2020 are eligible for seat allocation process in NIT+ system colleges (except IITs). However, shortlisted students belong to JEE Advanced 2020 will go for the seat allocation process in IITs and other participating Institutes.

JEE Main Seat Matrix

Here is the seat matrix of the year 2020:

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 2020 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 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.


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