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The online registration for JoSAA 2020 counselling closes on October 15, 2020. 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.
Also Check: JoSAA 2020 First Mock Allotment Result
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 2020
All the important details about the JoSAA 2020 counselling process have been highlighted in the table provided below -
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) Counselling Process
Who can Participate
JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates
JoSAA 2020 Registration Begins
06th October 2020 onwards
Number of Stages in the Counselling Process
JoSAA Application Form 2020 Important Dates
The candidates can check out the detailed schedule of the JoSAA 2020 application form filling from the table given below -
Beginning of JoSAA Online registration and choice filling process
06th October 2020 (Started)
First Mock Allocation of Seats
12th October 2020
Last date to register for JoSAA online registration and choice-filling
15th October 2020
Data Reconciliation, verification and validation of seats allocated to candidates
16th October 2020
Allocation of Seats (Round 1)
17th October 2020
Round 1 Online reporting
17th to 19th October 2020
Vacant Seats display and allocation of seats (Round 2)
21st October 2020
Round 2 Online reporting
22nd to 23rd October 2020
27th to 29th October 2020
For the complete JoSAA counselling schedule for 2020, the candidates should click on the following link -
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
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
Detailed JoSAA 2020 Application Form Filling Process
The candidates can find out the detailed step by step process to fill the JoSAA 2020 counselling application form from the table below -
Name of the Process
All those candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks have to click on the available link - Click here for JoSAA 2020 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
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 2020 like conducting the documents verification procedure in online mode instead of the offline mode. Similarly, some other changes in the JoSAA 2020 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 -
The candidates are requested to click on the following links regarding other various important aspects of the JoSAA 2020 counselling process -
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