JEE Main Counselling Process 2024 (Starts June 10), Process, Important Instructions

Updated By Diksha Sharma on 07 May, 2024 15:15

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JEE Main 2024 Counselling

JoSAA registration 2024 is likely to begin from June 10, 2024. JEE Main round 1 seat allotment result will be released tentatively on June 27, 2024. The counselling process will be held by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority in online mode at Registration, choice filling, seat allotment, seat acceptance, and reporting to the assigned college are all part of the JEE Main Counselling process 2024. 

Candidates who took JEE Main 2024 will be eligible to take part in the counselling for admission to all JoSAA participating colleges based on their JEE Main results. Candidates refer to JEE Main Marks Vs Percentile Vs Rank analysis to find out what rank and percentile they will get as per their JEE Main scores. Candidates having a JEE Advanced rank will be accepted to IITs via JoSAA. JoSAA will handle admissions to all 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 26 IIITs, and 38 GFTIs. Seats will be assigned based on the choices made by candidates during the JoSAA 2024 registration process. 

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JEE Main 2024 Latest Updates

  • Apr 25, 2024 04:39 PM: JEE Main counselling 2024 to begin by June, 2024
  • Apr 04, 2024 12:00 AM: Follow our JEE Main 2024 April 4 Questions LIVE Updates to get latest info on difficulty level, key topics, and solutions as they become available.


JEE Main 2024 Counselling Dates

JoSAA will release the official dates of JEE Main 2024 counselling and seat allocation. Meanwhile, candidates can check below the tentative JEE Main 2024 counselling dates:

EventsDates (Tentative)
JoSAA registration and choice fillingJune 10-20, 2024
Mock seat allocation 1June 22, 2024
Mock seat allocation 2June 25, 2024
JoSAA round 1 seat allotmentJune 27 2024
Document verification and reporting for round 1June 28 to July 2, 2024
JoSAA round 2 seat allotmentJuly 4, 2024
Document verification and reporting for round 2July 5-9, 2024
JoSAA round 3 seat allotmentJuly 11, 2024
Document verification and reporting for round 3July 12-16, 2024
JoSAA round 4 seat allotmentJuly 18, 2024
Document verification and reporting for round 4July 19-23, 2024
JoSAA round 5 seat allotmentJuly 25, 2024
Document verification and reporting for round 5July 26-30, 2024
JoSAA round 6 seat allotmentAugust 1, 2024
Document verification and reporting for round 6August 2-6, 2024
*Note: These dates are tentative and the official schedule may vary. We will update the official dates as soon as its out.
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Highlights of JEE Main 2024 Counselling Process

Here are some of the major highlights of JEE Main Counselling 2024 - 

JoSAA Participating Institutes
  • IITs: 23 
  • NITs: 31 
  • IIITs: 26
  • GFTIs: 38 
Total Seats offered through JoSAA CounsellingTo be Updated
CSAB NEUTs offering admissions213 AICTE Institutes
Total seats offered by CSAB NEUTs--
CSAB SFTI Participating Institutes17 Self Financed Technical Institutes
Total seats offered by CSAB SFTI--

Candidates must note that the JEE Main Counselling Seat Allotment Result will be announced by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2024. Candidates can check their seat allotment results through the direct link on this page once available. Candidates who are eligible for the JEE Main counselling process 2024 will have to make their choices online for branches/programmes and institutes within the stipulated time. The verification of the documents is an important aspect of the JEE Main counselling process 2024 and it is done at the time of counselling/admission. The purpose of certificate verification is to verify a variety of records related to identification, age, qualifying examination, category, and state of eligibility of the candidate. If a candidate fails to produce any of the authentic documents, their candidature is not considered valid for admission.

SC, ST, OBC and PwD candidates appearing for JEE Main Counselling 2024 will have to produce an original certificate issued by the competent authority at the time of counselling. All the participating institutes that do not use the centralized counselling procedure usually prepare their own ranking based on the performance in JEE (Mains) and other criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main Counselling 2024

The eligibility criteria for JEE Main Counselling 2024 is as follows -

  • The candidates must have cleared JEE Main Paper 1 or 2 

  • The candidates must have minimum qualifying marks in Class 12

JEE Main Cutoff 2024 (Expected)




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List of Categories for JEE Main Counselling 2024

Here is the list of categories for JEE Main Counselling 2024. The seat allocation will be made as per the reservation rules applicable to the following categories. 


Quick Links: 

JEE Main Result 2024 Session 1
JEE Main Cutoff 2024
JEE Main College Predictor 2024
JEE Main Rank Predictor 2024

Course-Wise Restrictions at NITs/IIITs/GFTIs

The following list presents the restrictions at various NITs, IIITs and GFTIs and the names of those courses in which a certain category of students will not be offered admission.

Name of Institution

Course Name


National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela

B.Tech (4 Year and Dual Degree) in Mining Engineering

PwD candidates will not be offered admission

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur

B.Tech Mining Engineering

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Surathkal

Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur

IIEST Shibpur

Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

All Branches

Female candidates will not be offered admission

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela

M.Sc Life Science (Integrated 5 Years)

Candidates who have studied Biology at 10th and 12th Board level (or equivalent) will be offered admission

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Meghalaya

All Branches

Orthopaedically Disabled candidates with a walking disability will not be granted admission

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagaland

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Sri City, Chittoor

B.Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering)

  • Orthopaedically Disabled candidates with a walking disability will not be granted admission

  • Orthopaedically Disabled candidates with a low vision or blindness will not be granted admission

  • Orthopaedically Disabled candidates with hearing impairment will not be granted admission 

JEE Main 2024 Counselling and Allotment of Seats

The counselling process of JEE Main 2024 will be divided into 6 stages defining the steps that must be followed by the candidates to clear the counselling process successfully. No candidate can skip these stages and stand for the confirmation of admission into their desired institution. Let’s look at the steps of counselling procedures in detail.

JEE Main Counselling Registration

The first step towards a successful JEE Main 2024 Counselling Process is to get the online registration done. For this, the candidates can register themselves on the official website of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) or Self-Funded Technical Institutes or AICTE approved Institutes respectively, as per the preferences of the candidates. Credentials asked by the concerned site are to be filled in by the candidates and submitted to register for the counselling and seat allotment procedure. Candidates need to enter the correct information before confirming registration for the counselling process.

Online Filling and Locking of the Choices

Candidates in this step need to search for the desired engineering college and fill in their choices in the form given on the official website of the concerned authority. The choices are to be filled according to the order given for the colleges and engineering programmes. Once all the choices are filled, candidates must lock and submit their choices. It is very important to lock the choices and preferences before the last date ends. Based on the choices made by the candidates, seats in the colleges will be locked for them. Candidates must also know that this process can be repeated after the completion of one round of the counselling process after the first round of the counselling process is over.

Allotment of Seats

It is very important for the aspirants of JEE Main 2024 to know that the seats will be allotted based on the availability of the seats in the concerned institution. The choices filled in and locked by the candidates will be kept in consideration while allotting seats to them. Before making the final seat allocation, two rounds of mock allotment will be conducted for the eligible candidates. Mock Rounds will help candidates understand the seat allotment procedure in detail and will also allow them to make changes if they wish to before the counselling round starts.

Acceptance of Seats and Payment of Fee

Once the Seat Allotment process is over, JEE Main 2024 Counselling aspirants can proceed further for the payment stage. For this, candidates will have to choose among the options to make a confirmation of the stage they want to enter after the completion of the Seat Allotment Process. The seat acceptance for the General category is Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 15.,000 for reserved categories. 

Freeze, Float and Slide Options in JoSAA Counselling

At the time of accepting the seat as a part of JoSAA counselling, the candidates will have three options - Freeze, Float and Slide options. These options are useful for candidates who wish to accept the seat in the current allotment or take part in the subsequent rounds of counselling. The elaborate information pertaining to Freeze, Float and Slide options of JoSAA counselling can be checked below -

Freeze: Candidates can choose the 'Freeze' option if he/she is satisfied with the current seat allotment. Candidates choosing the freeze option must note that they are not allowed to participate in the subsequent rounds of the JoSAA counselling process.

Float: The float option gives immense flexibility to the participants of the JoSAA counselling process. Candidates who wish to accept the current allotment and wait for admission to an institute or academic programme as per their higher preference can choose the float option. These candidates are eligible to participate in the subsequent rounds of the counselling process. If the candidate does not get a seat as per his higher order of preference, he/she can accept the existing allotment and confirm the seat. The float option applies only to those students who are not offered admission as per their first choice in the counselling process.

Slide: The slide option is applicable for students who are looking for a better allotment in the same institute in which he/she has been allocated the seat. These candidates will be considered for the subsequent rounds of the JoSAA seat allocation process. However, the candidates will have to accept the current allotment to be eligible for choosing the slide option. 

JEE Main Counselling 2024 Fee Payment

After confirming any of the above-mentioned sections and taking the necessary actions, candidates will be asked to make the fee payment. The fee payment will confirm their candidature and will take them a step ahead in the final round of the admission process. To make the payment, candidates can opt for Net Banking or E-Challan Powered by the State Bank of India.


Fee Amount


Rs. 45,000


Rs. 20,000

Verification of Documents

The last stage of the JEE Main 2024 Counselling Process is that of Document Verification. Candidates will have to get their documents verified with the concerned authorities once the above-mentioned procedures are over. These documents can be verified at the helpline centres of the respective institutions. Candidates must make sure that the documents submitted by them are correct and authentic as per the submission made by them at the time of form filling. If the documents submitted are forged and invalid then the candidates will lose their candidature. 

Reporting to the Institution Allotted

After the completion of the Document Verification round, candidates are supposed to report to the engineering college where they have been allotted their seats. The date and time of final reporting will be announced by the concerned engineering institutions, for the candidates who will successfully qualify for the above-mentioned counselling steps. Candidates will also have to pay the admission fee and confirm their candidature and admission.

JEE Main Counselling 2024 Highlights

  • For candidates who qualify for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs through JEE Main and JEE Advanced, JoSAA arranges a combined counselling process.
  • Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) will arrange counselling for vacant seats following JoSAA counselling process.
  • Special counselling CSAB NEUT is used to assign supernumerary seats in colleges located in the Union Territories and the Northeast.
  • For the 18 Self Financing Technical Institutes (SFTIs), Central Seat Allocation Board will also hold a separate counselling procedure called CSAB SFTI.

Documents Required for JEE Main Counselling 2024

Given below is the list of documents that are to be verified at the help centres during the JEE Main counselling process 2024.

  • Proof of Date of Birth

  • Marksheet of Class 12

  • Marksheet of JEE Main 2024

  • JEE Main 2024 Admit Card

  • Identity Proof (With the latest Photograph)

  • Provisional Letter of Seat Allotment

  • Receipt of Fee Payment

  • Passport Size Photographs – 3 (should be the same as submitted in the form).

  • Caste/Category Certificate (if applicable)

JEE Main 2024 Special Round Counselling

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts special rounds to fill vacant seats in participating institutions after the regular admission process. Special rounds are conducted after the seventh regular round of seat allocation. In special rounds, the seats that remain vacant after the regular rounds are filled using the same business rules and processes as in the regular rounds. 

Here are some additional details about special rounds in the JoSAA admission process -

  • Special rounds are conducted after the regular rounds of seat allocation.

  • They are designed to fill the vacant seats that remain after the regular rounds.

  • The seats available in special rounds include those that were not filled during the regular rounds, as well as any seats that become vacant due to withdrawals or cancellations.

  • The special rounds follow the same business rules and processes as the regular rounds, including seat allotment based on the candidate's rank and choice preferences.

  • Candidates who have already registered and participated in the regular rounds are eligible to participate in the special rounds.

  • During special rounds, candidates can modify their choices and preferences if they wish to do so.

JEE Main 2024 Spot Round Counselling

Spot rounds in JEE Mains counselling are conducted in addition to the special rounds. They are held to fill the remaining vacant seats after the special rounds. Spot rounds typically involve on-the-spot seat allocation and admission processes. 

Check out the key details about JEE Main spot rounds in the JoSAA admission process -

  • Spot rounds are conducted after the special rounds to fill any remaining vacant seats.

  • The purpose of spot rounds is to provide a final opportunity for candidates to secure admission to participating institutions.

  • Spot rounds are typically conducted in an offline mode, where candidates physically report to designated reporting centres to participate in the seat allocation process.

  • The seat allocation in spot rounds is usually based on the candidate's merit and availability of seats at that particular time.

  • Spot rounds may involve on-the-spot seat allocation, where candidates are offered seats immediately, and they need to decide on the spot.

  • Candidates who have registered with JoSAA and have not been allotted any seat in the previous rounds are eligible to participate in spot rounds.

  • It's important to note that spot rounds are optional, and candidates can choose whether or not to participate based on their preferences and circumstances.

Related Links:

JoSAA Counselling 2024 - Dates, Eligibility, Fee, Process, Documents Required
List of Documents Required for JoSAA Counselling 2024 - Upload Process, Instructions
JEE Main Seat Allotment 2024JoSAA Choice Filling 2024 - Dates, Process, Freeze, Float, Slide, Withdraw

How the Seat Allotment is Done on the Basis of JEE Main Rank?

JEE Main All India Ranks and the reservation policy of JoSAA are the major components for the seat allotment. In order to have an idea of seat allotment of JoSAA on the basis of JEE Main rank, the candidates will have to check the estimated opening and closing ranks of JEE Main. The below FAQs will help the candidates to have an idea of JoSAA seat allotment on the basis of JEE Main rank.

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FAQs about JEE Main Counselling Process

Who will conduct the JEE Main 2024 counseling?

JEE Main Counselling 2024 will be conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

Who is eligible for JEE Main Counseling 2024?

Candidates who will qualify the JEE Main 2024 exam will be eligible to register for the counselling process of JEE Main 2024.


When will the JEE Main 2024 counselling begin?

JEE Main 2024 counselling will commence tentatively in July 2024. Candidates have to visit the official website of JoSAA 2024 for registration, choice filling, locking their choices and further seat allocation.


Is the JEE Main counseling fee the same for all categories?

No, the counselling/seat acceptance fee is different for all the categories. The JEE Main Counseling fee for General candidates is Rs. 45000 while that for SC/ ST/ SC-PwD/ ST-PwD/ GEN-PwD/ OBC-NCL-PwD is Rs. 20,000.


What percentile is required for NIT?

85 percentile can be a good percentile score if you are aspiring for admission in NITs through JEE Main.

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Related Questions

Which College i will get for 90 Percentile in JEE Mains 2024?

-Himanshu SenUpdated on May 10, 2024 03:02 PM
  • 5 Answers
Nidhi Bahl, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

90 percentile in JEE Main is a very good percentile which can get you some of the prominent colleges like IIT Guwahati, IIT Indore, IIT Mandi, IIT Patna, or IIT Ropar) for various branches, depending on your category and branch preference. Top IITs like Bombay, Delhi, Madras, etc., might be more challenging but not impossible. You'll also have excellent opportunities for admission into top NITs like Warangal, Surathkal, Trichy, Raipur, Rourkela, Jamshedpur, etc., for various branches like CSE, EEE, IT, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, etc. with this percentile.


I got 43256 rank in JEE Main under EWS category. Am I eligible for B.Tech CSE at Graphic Era, Dehradun?

-VivekUpdated on April 28, 2024 08:31 PM
  • 7 Answers
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, you are eligible for admission to B.Tech CSE at Graphic Era, Dehradun with your JEE Main score. 

To learn about all complete details for B.Tech CSE course including the eligibility, fees, admission, fees, etc., read B.Tech CSE or B.Tech Software Engineering.

Also, do not miss out on the Government Job Scope after B.Sc Computer Science and B.Tech Computer Science Engineering.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


if i score 150 marks in jee mains 2024, what will be my rank & which college i will get?

-Vishal DindaUpdated on April 13, 2024 02:37 PM
  • 3 Answers
Nidhi Bahl, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

With 150 marks in JEE Main 2024, your rank will be between 18,000 and 20,000. This implies your percentile might fall around 98-99. With this rank, you can get admission to top colleges like NIT Warangal, Surathkal, Trichy, Raipur, Rourkela, Jamshedpur, etc., in branches like Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Information Technology (IT), etc. Apart from this, you can also have good chances for admission into top GECs in your state for various branches depending on the state and college cutoffs.


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