Do's and Don'ts After JoSAA Seat Allotment 2024

Shilpa Pradhan

Updated On: July 10, 2024 07:39 pm IST | JEE Main

 The Joint Seat Allocation Authority has released the JoSAA seat allotment round 4 result on July 10, 2024. Participating candidates should check the dos and don'ts to follow after JoSAA seat allotment 2024 in this article.



Do's and Don'ts After JoSAA Seat Allotment 2024

Do's and Don'ts After JoSAA Seat Allotment 2024 - The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has released the JoSAA seat allotment result for round 4 on July 10, 2024 at Based on the preferences of colleges and courses, the candidates will be allocated seats in the JoSSA participating colleges . Candidates who cleared JEE Advanced 2024 are eligible for admission to IITs, and candidates who have passed the JEE Main 2024 are eligible for admission to NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs. This article overviews some do's and don'ts to follow after the JoSAA seat allotment 2024. JoSAA Counselling 2024 Registration started on June 10, 2024.

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Latest update: JoSAA Round 4 Seat Allotment released on July 10, 2024

Seats will be allocated to the candidates via JoSAA 2024 counselling based on the merit of JEE Main and JEE Advanced rankings. Read the article to know the process which follows JoSAA 2024 seat allotment.

Do’s and Don’ts After JoSAA Seat Allotment

The JoSAA seat allocation process follows a strict timeline. The entire process is online and computer-operated. There are a few things that candidates should keep in mind before going forward with the admission process. Several intelligent candidates have missed out on seats at top engineering colleges in the past years simply because they did not understand the entire process.

Do’s After JoSAA Seat Allotment

As mentioned above after the seat allotment result is announced candidates are provided with three options-

  • Freeze - The candidate is content with the seat he/she has been allocated and decides not to take part in any further JoSAA counselling sessions in 2024
  • Float - The candidate is happy with his or her current seat but would like to be considered for other institutes in future rounds of JoSAA seat distribution
  • Slide - The candidate accepts the allocated seat but is also open to being enrolled in a better-preferred course at the same institute. Candidates have to choose the option very carefully as it is a major part of the entire JoSAA Counselling Process

Accept The Seat

If a candidate is satisfied with the current seat, institute, and course that has been allotted to him or her then they should choose to freeze and accept the seat. By doing so they are officially out of the further counselling process and will be provided admission to the college which they have been allotted after paying the fees and getting the documents verified. Download the provisional seat allotment letter for future use.

Uploading the Documents

The students have to upload scanned copies of the required documents as per the guidelines on the JoSSA portal after accepting their seats.

It should be noted that candidates will have to produce all the documents as original hard copies when they report to the college for the document verification process

Payment of Fees

The next thing to do after accepting or freezing the allotted seat is to pay the seat acceptance fees. Candidates who accept the seat need to use an e-challan or SBI Net Banking to pay the seat acceptance fee. Candidates just need to pay the seat acceptance fees, which will be deducted from the admission fee because each institute has a different admission fee.

Seat Acceptance Fee

Below in the table are the details of the acceptance fees that students have to pay-




Rs. 35,000


Rs. 15,000

Reporting And Document Verification

After the document uploading process candidates should report to the reporting center on the specified date without fail along with the original documents. It is advised to candidates to keep all the necessary documents ready before reporting.

Dual Reporting for Document Verification

  • If an applicant chooses the float option while taking a seat in an IIT in one round and an NIT/IIIT/GFTI in the next, he or she will be asked to go to the institute again for document verification.
  • A candidate should return to the institute for document verification if they are offered a seat in an NIT, IIEST, IIIT (Triple-I-T), or Other-GFTI in one round and an IIT in a later round.
  • Candidates will not be accepted for the reserved seats if they do not show up again for document verification. Also, a candidate will not be permitted to take part in any additional rounds of seat allocation.

If a candidate has not chosen freeze or float as their option then they can choose the slide option to upgrade their course. By doing so they will have to report and complete both online and offline reporting and wait for a course upgrade in the subsequent rounds of allotment.

Also Read: How does the JoSAA 2024 seat allotment process take place?

Don’ts After JoSAA Seat Allotment

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority has provided most of the information on what has to be done after the JoSAA 2024 Seat Allotment Results have been released. But Candidates still get confused because the admission process through JoSAA can be a little confusing. And in the past few years, many brilliant students have missed their seats at top engineering colleges because of not fully understanding the process. Here in this section, we have accumulated a few mistakes that should be avoided at any cost during the admission process-

Do not delay in paying the acceptance fees

After the JoSAA 2024 seat allotment result is out candidates have to do online reporting which includes paying acceptance fees. If the candidate misses out on paying the acceptance fees, he/she will not be allowed to further participate in any of the subsequent seat allotment rounds. They will be out of the entire process.

Do not report to the wrong institution

Candidates need to be very careful while reporting to their respective institutes for reporting and document verification. Check and confirm the address of the institute before going as reporting to the wrong centre can result in sabotaging their seat and admission.

Do not choose the incorrect acceptance option

Make sure you choose the option best suited to you from all three options- freeze, float, and slide, provided during acceptance of the JoSAA 2024 seat allotment so that the process of admission goes on smoothly further. Choosing the wrong option may lead to you not getting into your desired college or desired stream.

Do not wait until the last moment to get documents ready

Your reserved seat will be canceled if you provide invalid certificates. Therefore, avoid waiting until the last minute to obtain your original caste and income certificates. When enrolling for seat allocation, upload the PDFs of all your certificates. For OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates, the certificate must be granted on or after April 1, 2024.

Do not change your registered mobile number or email ID

It has so happened in the past that students got rejected for the seat allotment process because they did not have their registered mobile number or email ID with them at the time of the seat allotment process.

Do not share your login details

Changes made to your account are strictly your responsibility. An applicant from Punjab lost his chance at an IIT seat last year when his friend, with whom he had shared his password and OTP, suddenly changed his choices. Therefore, don't disclose your login information to your friends, relatives, or family.

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What is JoSAA Seat Allotment 2024?

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) allotted seats to the candidates who have qualified JEE Advanced or JEE Main examination for admission in IITs , NITs , IIITs and GFTIs. Seats are allocated to the candidates based on their ranks, choices filled by them, and the availability of seats at the participating colleges.

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority will conduct the six rounds of JoSAA seat allotment. The selection will be based on the qualifications of the candidates, their category, their chosen preferences, and the availability of seats. The provisional seat assignment letter and an e-challan to pay the seat acceptance fee must be downloaded by candidates who will be allotted seats.

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How to View JoSAA Seat Allotment 2024?

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority will release the institute-wise seat allotment result after each round and opening and closing ranks on its official website. Candidates have to log in with Roll No and Password and view his/her seat allocation results. Once the seats are allotted by the authority, the candidates will have to select any one of the following options:


Candidates who are satisfied with their allotted seats will select the freeze option. These candidates will confirm their seats after paying the seat acceptance fee via e-challan or net banking. Such candidates are not eligible to take part in the subsequent rounds of counselling


If candidates are not allocated seats as per their first option, they’ll have to choose the “Float” option and wait for a better allotment. The seat allocated in the existing round will not be canceled in such cases until the candidate is allocated a new seat


Candidates can select the ‘Slide’ option if they don’t get the course as per their first choice in the respective institute. Candidates can wait for a better seat allotment via this option. The seat allocated in the existing round will not be canceled in such cases until the candidate gets a better allotment.

Students need to be fully aware of the entire process in detail while going through the process of JoSAA 2024 counselling. If you found the information given in this article helpful then stay tuned to CollegeDekho for more such content.

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Why is it important to check the previous years JoSAA cutoff?

Analyzing the previous year's cutoff of JEE Advanced will give candidates insights into the counselling process. Using the analysis of previous year cutoff trends, candidates will be able to compare the category-wise opening and closing ranks for various engineering branches and institutes. However the cutoff changes every year, and there is a pattern of change in these cutoff trends. Understanding this pattern will be helpful for candidates. For example, IIT Kanpur is among the top favorite among students; so even if the cutoffs diverge, it won’t be by much. Secondly, the cutoff list will help the candidate identify the institutes he/she is likely to get admission. This information would be very handy when filling in the choices. On the other hand, candidates who don’t check the cutoffs are making decisions randomly based on intuition, which might work sometimes but is most likely to misfire.

I forgot to lock choices during JoSAA seat allotment. How can I avoid that?

It is a mistake that happens often and can cause great pain. During the JoSAA 2024 counseling process, if a candidate forgets to lock in their choices, the system will automatically lock in the last saved choices. If the candidate has saved their choices in the correct order, there is no reason to worry, but if they were planning to make changes later, they will not be able to do so once the system locks in the saved choices. Therefore, the allotment will be based on the last saved choices, which may not necessarily reflect the candidate's actual preferences.

I have reported to the wrong center during dual reporting. How can I rectify that?

If a candidate selects the float option and receives an offer for admission to an NIT in one round, but then upgrades to an IIT in a later round, they must report for document verification again. However, this time they must go to a reporting centre (RC) for IITs, and not to an RC for NITs. Reporting at the wrong institute will result in the candidate losing both the seat they had initially accepted and the one offered in a subsequent round.


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