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JoSAA Counselling 2021 (Started) - Check Seat Allotment Process & Dates, Choice Filling

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: November 16, 2021 | JEE Advanced

JoSAA counselling 2021 for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs began on October 16, and the sixth seat allotment result has been released on November 18. The counselling and seat allotment process of JEE Main is based on the AIR obtained by the candidates.

JoSAA Counselling

JoSAA 2021 - Candidates who perform well in the Joint Engineering Examination register for the Joint Seat Allocation Authority or JoSAA counselling 2021 in order to take admission in best engineering courses, across participating engineering colleges that include 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 Other-GFTIs. JoSAA counselling 2021 will be conducted for all eligible candidates who have qualified JEE Mains or JEE Advanced for admissions in centrally funded technical institutes. 

If you are looking for a JoSAA counselling schedule for 2021, you have come to the right place. This article comprises details of JoSAA counselling important dates, registration process, reporting centres, etc. JoSAA 2021 counselling is allowing candidates to fill up their course and college preferences in the field of engineering. Basis these preferences, they are being allocated seats through JoSAA counselling in 2021. The process elaborated below will help you understand the JEE Main counselling process in detail.

JoSAA counselling 2021 began on October 16. Check the list of institutes participating in JoSAA Counselling here. The details of JoSAA counselling fee payment and JoSAA seat allocation are given below.

JoSAA 2021 Latest News & Updates

November 16, 2021: JoSAA 2021 Round 6 seat allotment result 2021 will be released on November 18

November 11, 2021: JoSAA releases instructions regarding JoSAA 2021 partial admission fee payment

November 10, 2021: As JoSAA 2021 Round 4 seat allotment released, here are important instructions regarding JoSAA 2021 Round 4 seat acceptance process

November 10, 2021:JoSAA 2021 Round 4 seat allotment result has been released

November 9, 2021: The Round 4 seat allotment result of JoSAA 2021 will be released on November 10

November 2, 2021: As JoSAA Round 2 allotment is out, Check important instructions regarding JoSAA 2021 Round 2 seat acceptance process

November 1, 2021: JosAA has released the Round 2 seat allotment result

Click Here for More Latest News & Updates of JoSAA 2021

JoSAA 2021 Seat Allotment Results

For each round, JoSAA announces the seat allotment result, and the same can be checked by clicking on the link below -

JoSAA Seat Allotment Result 2021
JoSAA Cutoff 2021- Opening & Closing Ranks for IITs, NITs, IIITs & GFTIs
List of Documents to be Uploaded for JoSAA Counselling 2021

JoSAA 2021 Counselling Dates

Event

Date

JEE Advanced All India Ranks to be declared by JAB on

September 15, 2021

JoSAA 2021 Registration and Choice Filling

October 16, 2021

AAT appeared Students Registration & Form Filling

October 22, 2021

First Mock Allotment

October 22, 2021

Second Mock AllotmentOctober 24, 2021
End of Registration & Choice-Filling under JoSAA

October 25, 2021

NIC - a collection of data and seat allocation for IITs/NITs (validation and verification on

October 26, 2021

First Round of Seat Allotment (Round 1)

October 27, 2021

Acceptance of first round of seat allotment and Document Upload

October 27 to 31, 2021

Last date to respond to Queries (Round 1)October 31, 2021 (till 12:00 AM)

Second Round of Seat Allotment (Round 2)

November 1, 2021

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat for Round 2

November 2 to 3, 2021
Last Date to Respond to Query (Round 2)November 5, 2021
Withdraw of Seat/ Exit from Seat AllotmentNovember 2 to 5, 2021

Third Round of Seat Allotment (Round 3)

November 6, 2021

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat for Round 3

November 7 to 8, 2021

Fourth Round of Seat Allotment (Round 4)

November 10, 2021

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat for round 4

November 11 to 12, 2021

Fifth Round of Seat Allotment (Round 5)

November 14, 2021

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat for round 5

November 15 to 17, 2021

Sixth Round of Seat Allotment (Round 6)

November 18, 2021

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat for round 6 (Last round for seat withdrawal only for IITs)

November 19, 2021

JoSAA Counselling Process Video

Also Check

JoSAA 2021 Participating Institutes
List of NIT Colleges in India
NITs B.Tech Fee Structure 2021
List of IIIT Colleges in India
List of GFTI Colleges in India

Also Read:Check out the Detailed IITs B.Tech Fee Structure

Eligibility Criteria for JoSAA 2021 Counselling

Here is the detailed eligibility criteria to participate in JoSAA 2021 counselling -

Eligibility Rule 1
  • For admission to any IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), the candidates must have cleared JEE Advanced exam with a valid rank
Eligibility Rule 2
  • For admission to preparatory courses at IITs, qualifying JEE Advanced is mandatory
Eligibility Rule 3
  • For admission to IIITs, NITs, IIEST and GFTI, qualifying JEE Main is mandatory. The candidates must have a valid rank in JEE Main
Eligibility Rule 4
  • Candidates aspiring for admission in B.Arch/ B.Plan at NITs, IIIT and GFTIs must have qualified JEE Main Paper 2A/ 2B
Eligibility Rule 5
  • The candidates must have passed Class 12 with a minimum pass mark

List of Caste Categories in JoSAA 2021 Counselling

Here is the list of caste categories in JoSAA 2021 counselling. The candidates must note that seat allotment will be done for all categories mentioned below -

  • General (GEN)
  • GEN-PwD
  • GEN-EWS
  • GEN-EWS-PwD
  • OBC-NCL
  • OBC-NCL-PwD
  • SC
  • SC-PwD
  • ST
  • ST-PwD

Home Quota Rules for Admission in NITs

For all NITs that are located in different states, half of the seats are reserved under Home Quota (HS) and the rest of the seats are reserved under AI (All-India). Candidates aspiring for admission under Home Quota must have passed Class 10, 12 from the respective state and have a domicile certificate. Apart from this, the candidates must have a valid rank in JEE Main.

JoSAA Counselling Process 2021

JoSAA 2021 counselling is a six-step process. Candidates seeking admissions in the most prestigious engineering institutes can read detailed guidelines below. Also, all aspiring candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria thoroughly before applying for the counselling of JoSAA 2021. You can also compare your JEE Main score to evaluate your Rank here.

JoSAA Counselling 2021 Registration Process

  • Candidates will have to register themselves in order to participate in JoSAA counselling 2021. Candidates can log in using their exam roll numbers. Direct Link to Register for Counselling

  • In order to log in, candidates can use their JEE Main 2021 roll numbers. However, candidates who have cleared JEE Advanced 2021 will have to log in using their JEE Advanced roll number.

  • There is no need to fill any other details in order to register as all the personal and academic details of the candidates will be fetched from their JEE Main and JEE Advanced forms respectively.

  • Candidates will be required to update their contact details for JoSAA 2021 counselling. It is also mandatory to change the password while registering for counselling.

JoSAA Counselling 2021 Choice Filling

  • Applicants will be able to view choices according to their eligibility criteria, i.e. those who have qualified JEE Main will be able to choose from NITs, IIITs and GFTIs and those who have cleared JEE advanced will be able to choose from IITs.

  • The initial step is to select the streams and institutes where the candidate wants to apply. Then the candidates will be required to arrange these choices in order of their preference, i.e. from most preferred to least preferred by using the ‘Arrange Filled Choices’ option.

  • Read your preferences carefully and use the ‘Choice Rearrange’ and ‘Choice Interchange’ to make changes to your list if needed. A ‘Multiple Deletion’ option is also provided to delete multiple choices.

  • Once you are certain about your preference list and the order that it follows, save the choices.

For detailed information on the choice filling process, you can click on the link below -

JoSAA 2021 Choice Filling

JoSAA Counselling 2021 Choice Locking

  • After you are done selecting and arranging your preferences you can either choose ‘I agree to lock my choices’ option or you can select ‘I will lock my choices later’ option.

  • IT is important to select the ‘I agree to lock my choices’ option before the last of choice filling and locking.

  • Take a printout of your preference list by entering your JEE Advanced/ JEE Main roll number and password respectively.

JoSAA Counselling 2021 Seat Allotment

  • JoSAA seat allotment 2021 is conducted online on the basis of the preference list submitted by students and the merit list prepared by the authorities.

  • Candidates who qualify the cut-off criteria set by JoSAA 2021 will be added to the JoSAA rank list 2021. The rank list and seat allocation information will be released online.

JoSAA 2021 Seat Acceptance Fee

  • If you have secured a seat through JoSAA counselling 2021, make sure that you download the provisional allotment letter along with the e-challan for the payment of seat acceptance fee.

  • Seat acceptance fee for general candidates is Rs. 35,000, whereas for SC, Gen-PwD, ST, OBC-NCL-PwD, ST-PwD and SC-PwD the fee will be Rs. 15,000 that can be paid either through e-challan or through SBI net banking or by using Credit Card/ Debit Card

  • This fee will be included in the semester fees once the student has confirmed admission.

JoSAA Reporting Centres 2021

  • Those candidates who have been allocated seats will have to report at the assigned reporting centres for verification of documents.

  • Candidates will have to carry all original mark sheets and other necessary documents at the time of verification. Those who fail to produce original documents will fail the verification round and their admission will be cancelled.

  • Candidates who have been allocated institutes other than NITs, IIITs and GFTI will have to report at the respective institute in order to confirm their admission by paying the remaining part of the first-semester fee.

List of Documents Required for JoSAA Counselling NIT+System (Upload)

  • Class 12th Mark Sheet/ Certificate

  • Class 10th Mark Sheet

  • Category Certificate (only applicable for SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL/ General-EWS)

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

  • JEE Main Admit Card

  • Original Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), if applicable, issued by the competent authority

  • Crossed Bank Cheque copy / Image of Passbook with bank account details

  • Medical Certificate (in specified Format available on JoSAA-2021 format)

  • OCI/PIO card, if applicable

  • Passport (if applicable)

List of Documents Required for JoSAA IIT Counselling 2021 (Upload)

Class X Mark Sheet/Certificate or Birth Certificate (for Date-of-Birth)

Class XII Mark Sheet (Qualifying Examination)

Crossed Bank Cheque copy / Image of Passbook with bank account details

Medical Certificate

Certificate of category (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/GEN-EWS), if applicable

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

Original Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PwD),

OCI/PIO card

Passport / Citizenship certificate, if applicable

Category Certificate (SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL/ Gen-EWS)

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JoSAA Freeze, Float & Slide Process Video

JoSAA 2021 Seat Matrix (Confirmed)

The seat matrix of IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs can be checked in the table below -

Institute TypeTotal No. of Seats AvailableSeats for Open Category (General)EWSSCSTOBC-NCL
IITs16,2326,2601,5262,3041,1614,165
NITs23,9979,1472,3593,3412,0435,894
IIITs6,1462,4425488764381,561
GFTIs6,0782,9065648094851,028

JoSAA Related Articles

List of IITs for 5,000 to 10,000 Rank in JEE AdvancedList of Colleges with Low Rank in JEE Main
List of Colleges Accepting 50,000 to 75,000 Rank in JEE MainList of Colleges Accepting to 75,000 to 1,00,000 Rank in JEE Main
NIT Opening & Closing Ranks-

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FAQs

When will JoSAA 2021 first round seat allotgment result be released?

JoSAA 2021 first round seat allotment result will be released on October 27. 

When will JoSAA 2021 first mock allotment released?

The first mock allotment result of JoSAA 2021 will be released on October 22.

What is the last date to register for JoSAA 2021 counselling?

The last date to register for JoSAA 2021 counselling is October 25.

When does the JEE Advanced counselling 2021 registration process begin for the AAT qualified candidates?

Candidates after clearing the JEE Advanced AAT 2021 exam can start registering for the JoSAA JEE Advanced 2021 counselling process from 22nd October onwards.

How many institutes are participating in the JoSAA counselling process for the academic year 2021-22?

Through the JoSAA 2021 counselling process, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority will allocate seats in a total of 110 institutions (IITs, NITS, IIITs and GFTIs/CFTIs) situated across the country. 

In how many rounds is the JoSAA counselling process conducted?

The JoSAA counselling process is usually conducted in 6 rounds followed by an equal number of seat allotment rounds. As per the official notification, the JoSAA 2021 counselling process will have 6 rounds only. 

Can I withdraw my seat in the last round of the JoSAA 2021 counselling process?

Yes, you can withdraw your seat in the last round of the JoSAA 2021 counselling process but not a single penny of your JoSAA counselling fee will be refunded back to you. It is thus advisable that you must withdraw your seat before the last round of the JoSAA counselling process. 

What are the JoSAA seat acceptance fee for general and reserved category candidates?

The JoSAA seat acceptance fee for the general category and reserved category candidates is rupees 35,000/- and rupees 15,000/- respectively. The candidates can deposit the JoSAA seat acceptance fee either through SBU netbanking or e-challan. 

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