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JoSAA Choice Filling 2021 (Started) - Dates, Process, Freeze, Float, Slide, Withdraw

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: October 16, 2021 | JEE Main

JoSAA Choice Filling 2021 began on October 16. Choice JoSAA choice filling dates, process, freeze, float, slide & withdraw option details. 

JoSAA Choice Filling 2020

JoSAA Choice Filling 2021: JoSAA 2021 choice filling began on October 16. JoSAA, also known as Joint Seat Allocation Authority, is set up by the Education Ministry in order to manage the admission to 110 tertiary institutes approved by the Government of India. Through the JoSAA Counselling process, the eligible candidates will be provided admission to various IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government-based technical colleges. After the registration, the registered students will be eligible for JoSAA choice filling 2021. The following article will overview the complete details related to JoSAA Choice Filling 2021 including dates, process, freeze, float, slide, withdraw, and much more.

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JoSAA Choice Filling Dates 2021

The students who are interested to take admission through JoSAA counselling will have to register and fill their choices before the last date. Thus, it is important for the students to stay updated with the JoSAA choice filling dates 2021 so that they don’t miss out on upcoming events.

Choice Filling start datedOctober 16, 2021
Choice Filling last dateOctober 25, 2021
First Mock AllotmentOctober 22, 2021
Second Mock AllotmentOctober 22, 2021

JoSAA Choice Filling Process 2021

Before going for JoSAA Registration & Choice Filling 2021, it is very important for the candidates to read the process carefully. Every student will be allowed for JoSAA Choice Filling 2021 only once. Thus, the students must take utmost care while filling their choice of preference for admission. The below section overviews the step by step process for JoSAA Choice Filling 2021 which will help you through the process:



Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website and click on the link for JoSAA registration. The candidates will have to log in to the portal using JEE Main or JEE Advanced application number and password. All the details of the candidates will be fetched from the JEE Main/Advanced database, however, the students can also modify the information wherever allowed. 
  • The candidates can also change their JEE Main/Advanced password at the time of JoSAA registration. The candidates are advised to note down the password which will be used for the further JoSAA counselling process. 

Step 2: Choice Filling

  • After the JoSAA registration, the candidates will have to exercise the JoSAA Choice Filling through which they will have to enter the choice of colleges and courses in which they want to get admission.
  • The candidates can fill as many choices as available to them according to their rank. The choice filling must be done in the order of priority which means you have to give the first priority to the college/ course which you want the most and so on.

Step 3: Choice Locking

  • After the JoSAA choice filling is completed, the candidates will have to lock their choices before the final date. In case any candidate fails to lock the choices, the choices made will be automatically submitted on the final date.

JoSAA Seat Allotment 2021

JoSAA will conduct a centralised counselling process through which the seats will be allocated to the candidates. The JoSAA Seat Allotment 2021 will be done on the basis of rank obtained by the candidates in JEE Main/ Advanced along with their preference of choice filled. 

After the seat is allotted to the candidates, they will have the option to either freeze, float, slide or withdraw their allotted seats. See the below table to understand how these options work:


If the candidates are satisfied with the colleges/ courses allotted to them, they can accept the allotment and freeze their seats.


If the candidate wants to keep the seat allotted but also wants to participate in the next round of counselling, he/she can choose the float option. This way, he/she can choose either seat allotted to them.


If the candidate is satisfied with the college allotted but wishes to change the course within the same college, then he/she can choose the slide option.


If the candidate has accepted the allotment but is not satisfied with the seat allotted & doesn’t want to get admission to the college, he/she can withdraw their seats by visiting the institutes.

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