JEE Main Counselling Process 2019

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 22 Oct, 2018 12:36 IST

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JEE Main 2019 Counselling Process

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority or JoSAA is responsible for the counselling process and seat allotment for JEE Main candidates. The seat allotment process is based on AIR (All India Ranks).

The candidates have to make their choices online for branches/programmes and institutes within the stipulated time. The verification of documents is done at the time of counselling/admission. The purpose is to verify a variety of records related to identification, age, qualifying examination, category, 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 have to produce original certificate issued by the competent authority at the time of counselling. All the participating institutes that do not use the centralised counselling procedure usually prepare their own ranking based on the performance in JEE (Mains) and other criteria.

There are 3 counselling processes for JEE Main 15% All India Quota seats:

  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) manages combined counselling and seat allotment procedure for all the IITs (short for Indian Institutes of Technology), IIITs, (short for Indian Institutes of Information Technology) NITs (short for National Institutes of Technology) and other central Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).
  • CSAB SFTI is conducted for admission in Self-Funded Technical Institutes.
  • CSAB NEUT is conducted for seats reserved in AICTE approved Institutes in India that are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).

JEE Main 2019 Counselling Process – Important Dates

Events

Dates for January Session (Tentative)

Dates for April Session (Tentative)

Beginning of Registration and Choice Filling

1st Week of March 2019

1st week of June 2019

Round 1 of Mock Allotment

2nd week of March 2019

2nd week of June 2019

Round 2 of Mock Allotment

2nd week of March 2019

2nd week of June 2019

End of Registration and Choice Filling

3rd week of March 2019

3rd week of June 2019

Seat Allotment Round 1

4th week of March 2019

4th week of June 2019

Verification of Documents + Acceptance of Seat Allotment + Reporting to the Help Centers

4th week of March 2019

4th week of June 2019

Seat Allotment Round 2

1st Week of April 2019

1st Week of July 2019

Verification of Documents + Acceptance of Seat Allotment + Reporting to the Help Centers

1st Week of April 2019

1st Week of July 2019

Seat Allotment Round 3

2nd week of April 2019

2nd week of July 2019

Verification of Documents + Acceptance of Seat Allotment + Reporting to the Help Centers

2nd week of April 2019

2nd week of July 2019

Seat Allotment Round 4

2nd week of April 2019

2nd week of July 2019

Verification of Documents + Acceptance of Seat Allotment + Reporting to the Help Centers

2nd week of April 2019

2nd week of July 2019

Seat Allotment Round 5

3rd week of April 2019

3rd week of July 2019

Verification of Documents + Acceptance of Seat Allotment + Reporting to the Help Centers

3rd week of April 2019

3rd week of July 2019

Seat Allotment Round 6

3rd week of April 2019

3rd week of July 2019

Verification of Documents + Acceptance of Seat Allotment + Reporting to the Help Centers

3rd week of April 2019

3rd week of July 2019

Seat Allotment Round 7

4th week of April 2019

4th week of July 2019

Verification of Documents + Acceptance of Seat Allotment + Reporting to the Help Centers

4th week of April 2019

4th week of July 2019

JEE Main 2019 Counselling and Allotment of Seats

The Counselling Process of JEE Main 2019 has been divided into 6 stages defining the steps that must be followed by the candidates in order to clear the counselling process successfully. No candidate can skip these stages and stand for the confirmation of the admission in their desired institution. Let’s look at the steps of counselling procedures in details.

Registration Process

The first step towards a successful JEE Main 2019 Counselling Process is to get the online registration done. For this, the candidates can register themselves on the official website of 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 submit it in order to register for the counselling and seat allotment procedure. It is very important for candidates to enter correct information before confirming registration for the counselling process.

Online Filling and Locking of the Choices

Candidates in this step needs 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 of 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 counselling process is over.

Allotment of Seats

It is very important for the aspirants of JEE Main 2019 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 in understanding 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 2019 Counselling aspirants can proceed further for 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. These categories are – Freeze, Slide, Float and Withdraw. All these categories symbolize different meaning for the seat allocation and payment mode. To Freeze is to mark that the candidates do not want to make any changes in the seat allotted to them and want to proceed with the same. If a candidate selects Slide then it means that the candidate does not wish to change the seat but wants to make an upgradation in the course he/she has selected. Selecting Float section means to keep the allotted seat and request for an upgradation of the seat to the concerned authority assigned for the admission process. Lastly, the Withdraw section of the Seat Acceptance Procedure defines that the candidates who want withdraw their allotted seats can do so before the final seat allotment procedure is done. The concerned authority is to be informed by the candidates opting for withdrawal procedure.

After the confirming any of the above-mentioned section and doing the needful actions candidates will be asked to make the fee payment. The fee payment will confirm their candidature and will forward them for the final round of admission process. To make the payment, candidates can opt for Net Banking or E-Challan Powered by State Bank of India.

Category

Fee Amount

General

45,000

SC/ ST/ SC-PwD/ ST-PwD/ GEN-PwD/ OBC-NCL-PwD

20,000

Verification of Documents

The last stage of the JEE Main 2019 Counselling Process is the 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 help centers of the respective institutions. Candidates must make sure that the documents submitted by them should be correct and authentic as per the submission made by them at the time of form filling. If documents submitted are forged and invalid then the candidates will loose their candidature. Given below is the list of documents that are to be verified at the help centers.

  • Proof of Date of Birth

  • Marksheet of Class 12

  • Marksheet of JEE Main 2019

  • JEE Main 2019 Admit Card

  • Identity Proof (With 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)

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 with their seat. Date and time of final reporting will be announced by the concerned engineering institutions, for the candidates who will successfully qualify the above-mentioned counselling steps. Candidates will also have to pay the admission fee and confirm their candidature and admission.

Highlights of JEE Main Counselling Process:

JoSAA Participating Institutes

100 Institutes

IITs: 23 

NITs: 31 

IITs: 23

GFTIs: 23 

Total Seats offered by JoSAA --
CSAB NEUTs offering admissions 213 AICTE Institutes
Total seats offered by CSAB NEUTs --
CSAB SFTI Participating Institutes 17 Self Financed Technical Institutes
Total seats offered by CSAB SFTI --

Disclaimer: Some of the information provided on this page is based on JEE Main 2018. An official notification regarding JEE Main 2019 is yet to be released.

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