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JoSAA Registration & Application Form 2021: Date, Process, Apply Online Now

Abhik Das
Abhik DasPublished On: May 07, 2021 | JEE Main

Find out all the important and necessary details regarding JoSAA 2021 counselling application process like how to fill JoSAA application form, JoSAA application dates & many more.

Detailed JoSAA Counselling Application Form Filling Process

The online registration for JoSAA 2021 counselling will start soon. Through the JoSAA counselling process, JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates are allocated seats in the top-level engineering institutions in the country which includes 23 IIITs, 31 NITs, 23 IITs and 23 other GFTIs. 

JEE Advanced and JEE Main qualified candidates seldom have detailed knowledge regarding the step-by-step JoSAA counselling application form filling process. Usually, they follow the instructions mentioned in the official brochure and fill the JoSAA application form. Sometimes, the candidates make some mistakes as they JoSAA application form filling steps are quite complex and one wrong step means filling the application form from the very beginning again. 

In order to ensure the Joint Entrance Examination qualified candidates do not face any sort of difficulty while filling the application forms for JoSAA counselling, we have decided to prepare this article where we will describe each and every step of the JoSAA application process so that the candidates do not face any issues during the same. All the details regarding the JoSAA application form have been provided below. 

Highlights of JoSAA Counselling Process 2021

All the important details about the JoSAA 2021 counselling process have been highlighted in the table provided below - 

Process Name

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) Counselling Process

Who can Participate

JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates

JoSAA 2021 Registration Begins

To be Notified

Number of Stages in the Counselling Process




JoSAA Application Form 2021 Important Dates

The candidates can check out the detailed schedule of the JoSAA 2021 application form filling from the table given below - 

Beginning of JoSAA Online registration and choice filling process

To be Notified

First Mock Allocation of Seats

To be Notified

Last date to register for JoSAA online registration and choice-filling

To be Notified

Data Reconciliation, verification and validation of seats allocated to candidates

To be Notified

Allocation of Seats (Round 1)

To be Notified

Round 1 Online reporting 

To be Notified

Vacant Seats display and allocation of seats (Round 2)

To be Notified

Round 2 Online reporting

To be Notified

Seat withdrawal

To be Notified

For the complete JoSAA counselling schedule for 2021, the candidates should click on the following link - 

JoSAA 2021 Counselling Schedule 

Revised Eligibility Criteria for Admission in IITs/NITs/GFTIs Due to COVID-19 

The eligibility criteria for admission into various IITs, NITs and GFTIs have been altered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new eligibility criteria have been provided in the table below - 

Name of Institutions

New Eligibility Criteria

NITs and GFTIs

Applicants must have secured at least the minimum passing marks in the JEE Main and Class 12th.


Applicants must have secured at least the minimum passing marks in the JEE Advanced exam and class XIIth exam

Also Read: Check out some important latest rules regarding the JoSAA seat allocation process

Detailed JoSAA 2021 Application Form Filling Process

The candidates can find out the detailed step by step process to fill the JoSAA 2021 counselling application form from the table below - 


Name of the Process


Step 1


All those candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks have to click on the available link - Click here for JoSAA 2021 Registration first to land on the official website. Then, the candidates have to use their JEE (Main or Advanced) candidate credentials such as roll number and password and then click on the “Register” button. Then, the candidates will be asked to provide their basic details like nationality, gender etc and once they provide all the necessary details, they have to click on the “Next” tab and proceed to the next stage of the JoSAA counselling application process

Step 2

Choice Filling and Locking of Choices

In this stage, the candidates have to choose those colleges which offer their favourite programmes from the available list of JoSAA participating colleges. After the candidates are satisfied with their choices, they have to lock and submit their choices. The choice filling and locking of choices link will be activated at the end of each counselling round. 

After the candidates submit their locked choices, the JoSAA seat allocation process begins where the candidates are allocated seats as per the merit list and choices provided by the candidates. Due to COVID-19, there are some changes that have been introduced in the JoSAA counselling process for 2021 like conducting the documents verification procedure in online mode instead of the offline mode. Similarly, some other changes in the JoSAA 2021 counselling application process are expected. So, the candidates are requested to keep an eye on this article for the latest updates regarding the same, which will be updated once the detailed schedule is released by the official body. 

To find out about the detailed JoSAA counselling process, the candidates must click on the following link - 

JoSAA 2021 detailed counselling process

Important Links

The candidates are requested to click on the following links regarding other various important aspects of the JoSAA 2021 counselling process - 

Total number of rounds in the JoSAA 2021 counselling process for IITs/NITs admission

Institutes which will participate in the JoSAA 2021 counselling process

Check out about all the stages of JoSAA 2021 counselling process in details

Which documents are required during the JoSAA 2021 counselling process? Click here to find out

Find out all the details regarding JoSAA 2021 choice-filling process here!


The candidates, if they have any queries regarding the JoSAA counselling application process or any other related things, can leave their queries for our experts at our Q&A zone. We will be happy to help! They can also speak to our counsellors or experts through the student toll-free helpline number of CollegeDekho - 18005729877!

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Does JoSAA release the rank list for JEE Advanced and JEE Main exams too?

No, JoSAA is responsible only for the counselling and seat allotment process whereas the rank lists for both the JEE Advanced and JEE Main exams are released by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

How much is the JoSAA 2020 counselling application form fee?

You do not have to deposit any amount to fill up the JoSAA 2020 counselling application form.

When will be the 1st JoSAA seat allotment result for 2020 released?

JoSAA 2020 1st round seat allotment result will be released on the 17th of October on the official website of JoSAA. The direct link to access the JoSAA seat allotment results will be provided in the article above.

When is the JoSAA 2020 first mock seat allotment result expected to be released?

The JoSAA mock seat allotment result for the academic year 2020-21 will be released on the 12th of October 2020. The direct link for the same will be provided in the article above.

Has the JoSAA 2020 counselling registration and the choice-filling process begun?

Yes, the JoSAA 2020 counselling registration and the choice-filling process has begun and the link for the same can be found in the article above. The last date to register for the JoSAA 2020 counselling process is 11th October.


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