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CSAB 2021 – Dates, Seat Allotment, Registration, Fee, Documents, Choice Filling, Reporting, Seat Matrix

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: April 01, 2021 | JEE Main

The registration for CSAB 2021 special round counselling for admission in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will begin in July . Check CSAB 2021 dates, registration process, choice filling, seat allotment details and fee refund rules here. 

CSAB – Dates, Registration, Fee, Documents, Choice Filling, Seat Allotment, Reporting, Seat Matrix

CSAB 2021 - Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) will release the dates for special round counselling in August 2021 for admission in B.Tech courses offered by NITs, IIEST, IIITs and GFTIs. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are not the participating institutes of CSAB. Through CSAB, the candidates can apply for vacant seats available in UG courses offered by the participating institutes. Candidates who have already participated in JoSAA or did not register for JoSAA counselling are eligible to take part in CSAB. All the details with regard to the CSAB 2021 counselling can be checked here.

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CSAB 2021 Special Rounds Dates

The important dates pertaining to the CSAB 2021 special counselling rounds can be checked below –

Event

Date

Display of vacant seats after JoSAA Round 6 counselling

August 2021

Online registration, payment of participation/ processing fee and choice filling dates

To be Notified

Special Round 1 Seat Allotment

To be Notified

Seat Acceptance, Document Upload & Reporting

To be Notified

Last date to respond to query for Special Round 1

To be Notified

Special Round 2 Seat Allotment

To be Notified

Reporting (Round 2)

To be Notified

Last day to respond to query Round 2To be Notified
Online Reporting at Allotted Institute for all candidates of Round I & II who have confirmed their seatsTo be Notified

CSAB 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Special Rounds

The eligibility criteria for CSAB 2021 special rounds counselling can be checked below –

Eligibility Rule 1

Candidates who have not registered for JoSAA counselling but eligible as per their JEE Main rank are allowed to register for CSAB special round.

Eligibility Rule 2

Candidates who have registered for JoSAA and were allocated seat from Round 1-6 are also eligible to participate in the special round of CSAB.

Eligibility Rule 3

Candidates who have registered for JoSAA and were not allocated a seat from Round 1-6 are eligible for the CSAB special round.

Eligibility Rule 4

Candidates who have accept the seat and paid the partial admission fee through JoSAA can also take part in CSAB.

Eligibility Rule 5

Candidates who have opted for ‘Not to Participate in Special Round’ at the time of reporting are not eligible for CSAB.

Documents to be Uploaded for CSAB 2021 Special Round

Before registering for the CSAB 2021, the candidates must be ready with the scanned copy of the following documents, which have to be uploaded at the time of registration.

Class 10th Certificate

Class 12th Certificate or Mark Sheet

Category Certificate (applicable for ST, SC, OBC-NCL, Gen-EWS)

PwD Certificate (if applicable)

State of Eligibility  Certificate (applicable for candidates who passed Class 12th from outside India)

PwD Candidates will have to upload an Affidavit

Note: In case of OBC-NCL/EWS category, the certificate must be issued on or after April 01, 2021

CSAB 2021 Registration Fee

The registration fee to participate in the CSAB 2021 special round counselling is as follows –

Candidate Type

Fee for General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL

Fee for SC/ ST/ PwD

Candidate who did not register for JoSAA/ registered for JoSAA and did not get a seat/ got a seat in JoSAA and did not pay the seat acceptance fee

Rs. 37,000

Rs. 17,000

Fee for candidates whose last allocated a seat in JoSAA was an IIT

Rs. 37,000

Rs. 17,000

Fee for candidates who were allocated a seat in NIT/ IIIT/ GFTI in JoSAA paid the seat acceptance fee and opted to participate in a special round

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 2,000

Fee for candidates who were allocated a seat in NIT/ IIIT/ GFTI under SC/ ST category paid the seat acceptance fee but withdrawn/ cancelled the seat 

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 2,000

Fee for candidates who were allocated a seat in NITs/ IIITs/ GFTIs in JoSAA and paid the seat acceptance fee but did not accept the seat/ cancelled/ surrender/ withdrawn (Seat acceptance paid by candidates in JoSAA shall be adjusted in the special round

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 2,000

CSAB 2021 Special Round Fee for Category Converted Candidates

The special round fee of CSAB 2021 for the candidates who converted their category while filling the form is as follows -

From

To

Seat Retained (Secured Admission)

Seat Cancelled (After Document Verification)

GEN-PwD

GEN

24000/-

24,000

GEN-EWS

GEN

2000/-

2,000

GEN-EWS-PwD

GEN-PwD

2000/-

2,000

GEN-EWS-PwD

GEN-EWS

24000/-

24,000

GEN-EWS-PwD

GEN

24000/-

24,000

OBC-NCL-PwD

OBC-NCL

24000/-

24,000

OBC-NCL-PwD

GEN-PwD

2000/-

2,000

OBC-NCL-PwD

GEN

24000/-

24,000

SC-PwD

SC

2000/-

2,000

SC-PwD

GEN-PwD

2000/-

2,000

SC-PwD

GEN

24000/-

24,000

ST-PwD

ST

2000/-

2,000

ST-PwD

GEN-PwD

2000/-

2,000

ST-PwD

GEN

24000/-

24,000

OBC-NCL

GEN

2000/-

2,000

SC

GEN

24000/-

24,000

ST

GEN

24000/-

24,000

CSAB 2021 Registration for Special Round

Candidates who have registered for JoSAA must note that his/ her registration will turn null and void, and a fresh registration has to be made on the CSAB portal. The online registration process for CSAB 2021 special round can be checked below –

Step 1

Visit the official website csab.nic.in

Step 2

Enter the JEE Main Roll Number and other required details for registration. Update some details such as State of Eligibility, Gender, Nationality and Category.

Step 3

Upload the scanned copy of the documents mentioned above

Step 4

Pay the participation or processing fee and confirm the registration.

At the time of registration, the candidates will have to enter the Bank Account details such as Name, Bank Name, Account Number or IFSC code for any refund from CSAB.

CSAB 2021 Choice Filling

After the online registration, the candidates will have to fill the choices through he/ she will have to choose the NIT/ IIIT/ GFTI as per the vacant seats available. The vacant seat data after JoSAA Round 6 shall be displayed on the CSAB portal. The choices filled during JoSAA counselling are not acceptable, and the candidates will have to fill fresh choices for CSAB. There is no limit on the number of choices filled by the candidates. After filling the choices, the candidates will have to ‘Save’ & ‘Lock’ the choices so that the seat allotment result shall be processed.

Note: Candidates who have been allocated and accepted a seat in JoSAA and willing to take part in CSAB must fill the fresh choices. For these candidates, available options except the allocated seat in JoSAA shall be displayed. These candidates will either be allocated a seat in CSAB or earlier allocated seat shall be retained (if not allocated a seat in CSAB).

CSAB 2021 Seat Allotment

After the choice filling, CSAB will release the seat allotment. CSAB conducts two rounds of special counselling. After checking the seat allotment result through CSAB portal, the candidates will have to accept the seat allotment, pay the seat acceptance fee and confirm the admission. On the other hand, candidates willing to participate in Special Round 2 can choose Float or Slide options. The seat acceptance fee details can be checked below.

Candidate Type

Seat Acceptance Fee for General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL

Seat Acceptance Fee for SC/ ST/ PwD

Fee for candidates who have been allocated a seat for the first time in CSAB

Rs. 38,000

Rs. 18,000

Fee for candidates who have already been allocated a seat in JoSAA and CSAB and wants to accept the seat allotment of CSAB

Nil

Nil

CSAB 2021 Seat Acceptance & Reporting Process after Round 1

The seat acceptance and reporting process after CSAB Round 1 can be checked below. For accepting the seat, any of the following options must be chosen –

Freeze

If the candidate is satisfied with the seat allotment and does not want to participate in Round 2, ‘Freeze’ is the option that must be chosen.

Slide

If the candidate is looking for a better course allotment within the same institute, ‘Slide’ is the option that must be chosen. In such cases, the allotted seat will be accepted and will be cancelled only if the candidate gets a better allotment.

Float

If the candidate is looking for a better institute allotment, ‘Float’ is the option that has to be chosen. . In such cases, the allotted seat will be accepted and will be cancelled only if the candidate gets a better allotment in the second round.

Surrender and Participate in Special Round 2

Candidates who want to ‘Reject’ the seat allotted in Round 1 and wants to participate in Round 2 can choose this option. In such cases, the candidates are not allowed to retain seat allocated in Round 1.

Surrender and Not Participate in Special Round 2

Candidates who do not want to proceed with counselling can surrender the allocated seat and withdraw from the counselling process.

CSAB 2021 Participation and Seat Acceptance Fee Refund Rules

The CSAB 2020 refund rules for participation fee and seat acceptance fee is as follows –

Refund Rule 1

Candidates who chose to withdraw allotted seat in JoSAA counselling and do not want to participate in the special round are entitled for the refund of seat allotment fee with a deduction of Rs. 1,200.

Refund Rule 2

Candidates who are not allotted a seat in the special round, he/ she shall be entitled to a refund of participation fee with a deduction of Rs. 2,000.

Refund Rule 3

Candidates who are not allocated a seat in CSAB Round 1 and wants to withdraw from Round 2 counselling are entitled to a refund of participation fee with a deduction of Rs. 2,000

Refund Rule 4

Candidates who have been allocated a seat in Special Round 1 and failed to report to the institute within the specified deadline, he/she shall be entitled to the refund of seat acceptance fee with a deduction of Rs. 6,000.

Refund Rule 5

Candidates who opt for Surrender of Seat and Participate in Round 2 and are not allocated a seat in Round 2 must note that he/ she shall be entitled to a refund of Seat Acceptance/ Participation Fee with a deduction of Rs. 6,000

Refund Rule 6If a candidate who has been allotted a seat in Special Round-I and his/her seat gets cancelled due to ineligibility OR in-appropriate documents noticed during document verification, his/her Participation Fee and Seat Acceptance Fee (if paid) will be refunded after deducting Rs 6,000

Note: After the CSAB 2nd special round, candidates who fail to join or report to the allotted institute, his/ her seat acceptance or participation fee will not be refunded. 

List of CSAB 2021 Participating Institutes

CSAB has released the list of participating institutes for special rounds counselling. You can check the list of institutes by clicking on the link below -

CSAB Participating Institutes 2021

CSAB Opening & Closing Ranks

After each counselling round, CSAB will release the opening and closing ranks. The closing rank will be the cutoff for the respective institute and course. The 2020 closing ranks have been updated here for the first round. You can also check 2019 closing ranks here. 

CSAB 2020 Special Round 1 Opening & Closing RanksCSAB 2020 Special Round 2 Opening & Closing Ranks
CSAB 2019 Round 1 Opening & Closing RanksCSAB 2019 Round 2 Opening & Closing Ranks

We hope that this article has clarified all your queries pertaining to CSAB 2021 special round counselling. For the latest CSAB news & updates, stay tuned to CollegeDekho. 

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FAQs

I have already registered for JoSAA. Do I need to register again for CSAB?

Candidates who have registered for JoSAA will have to register again for CSAB counselling. 

I did not participate in JoSAA. Am I eligible to take part in CSAB special round counselling?

Candidates who have not participated in JoSAA counselling are eligible to take part in CSAB counselling. These candidates will have to register, pay the participating fee and upload the documents. 

What is the full form of CSAB?

The full form of CSAB is Central Seat Allocation Board. 

What is CSAB Special Rounds Counselling?

After the JoSAA counselling, CSAB conducts special rounds counselling to fill vacant seats in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. 

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