JoSAA Counselling 2020 – Registration Starts October 6, Check Choice Filling, Locking, Seat Allotment Process

JoSAA Counselling 2020: The Joint Seat Allocation Authority will start JoSAA 2020 counselling on the official website at from October 6. JEE Advanced and JEE Main result has already released and now the counselling process will take place for the next one month in 6 rounds.

The candidates should fill the choices by October 11, so that they can take benefit of the mock seat allotment on October 12 and 14. The last date to register is October 15 after that no choice filling is allowed. The final choice must be locked by the candidates or it will be automatically locked on October 15.

JoSAA conducts counselling for all the participating institutes which include 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 GFTIs. The counselling process is done on the basis of JEE Mains 2020 for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs and on the basis of JEE Advanced score for IITs.

In this article we will cover in detail, the counselling and seat allotment process of JoSAA.

JoSAA Counselling 2020 – Detailed Process Step Wise

Students who qualify JEE Main 2020 and/or JEE Advanced 2020 are eligible for participating in JoSAA counselling. Students have to register and fill choices in online mode for participating in the counselling as per the schedule released by JoSAA.

The detailed procedure for JoSAA counselling 2020 is as follows:

Step 1 – Registration for the counselling

The registration process for JoSAA counselling is very simple. The candidates need to click on the “JoSAA Registration and Choice Filling link” and login using JEE Main or JEE Advanced application number and password. The candidates need to to reconfirm a few basic details, viz. gender, state code of eligibility and nationality, and provide their contact details.

Step 2 – Choice Filling and Locking of Choices

After, the registration is completed, students can login to the JoSAA candidates portal and fill in the details of colleges and courses as per their preferences. The students should fill in the choices before the first mock allotment so that they can get benefit of the mock seat allotment process and make necessary correction after the mock allotment so that they can get desired courses and colleges.

After the students is satisfied with their choice filling, they must lock the choices. The last date for choice filling and locking is October 15. If the student forgets to lock the choices, it will be automatically locked and considered for JoSAA counselling.

Step 3 – Mock Seat Allotment

JoSAA will conduct two mock seat allotment on October 12 and October 14. To get the benefit of mock seat allotment all the candidates must complete their choice filling by October 11. After the mock seat allotment on October 12, they can modify their choices and again check the tentative allotment on October 14.

Step 4 – Seat Allotment Result

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority will conduct seat allotment in 6 rounds. The first round of seat allotment will be notified on October 17. The candidates who have been allotted seats and are willing to accept the seats by paying seat acceptance seats will have three choices.

Freeze: The candidates who are satisfied with the seat allotted to them can use this option. After using freeze option, candidates will not be allowed to participate in further rounds of counselling.

Float: The candidates who are not satisfied with the college and courses allotted to them and want to be considered for further round of counselling should use float option. Subsequently, if they get their desired course and college they can use freeze option to opt out of further round of counselling.

Slide: Candidates choosing this option will be able to get higher preferred department in the same institute and no change of institute will be allowed for such candidates.

Except in the last round last of seat allocation, a candidate can change from float to slide/freeze and slide to freeze and Slide and float options are NOT available in the last round of seat acceptance.

Step 5 – Payment of Seat Acceptance Fees and Download of Provisional Seat Allotment Letter

The candidates who have been allotted seats have to confirm their seats by paying a seat acceptance fee to the JoSAA. The students have to pay Rs.35,000 as seat acceptance fees ( Rs15,000 for reserved category). Fees can be paid in online mode or through e-challan. The seat acceptance fee must be payed within the allotted time or candidates will loose their seats and will not be allowed in further rounds of counselling.

Step 6- Online Reporting

This year dur to COVID-19 situation, their will be online reporting after JoSAA seat allotment. The candidates have to upload the required documents in the candidates portal and pay the seat acceptance fee to complete the online reporting procedure.

Step 7- Confirmation of Admission

Students have to finally report to the allotted institute for the confirmation of admission. The last date for reporting to the allotted institute will be mentioned in the seat allotment letter. Students have to report to the allotted institute within specified dates failing which their admission will get cancelled.

JoSAA Counselling 2020 – Last Year opening and closing Rank

The opening and closing rank for each round of counselling is released by JoSSA. The opening and closing rank for 2019 is given in the table below. It will help candidates to get a tentative idea which college and courses they can get as per their JEE Main or JEE Advanced rank.

Counselling RoundOpening and Closing Rank
Round 1Click Here
Round 2Click Here
Round 3Click Here
Round 4Click Here
Round 5Click Here
Round 6Click Here
Round 7Click Here

About JoSAA

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority also known as JoSAA is a counselling body established by the Ministry of Education. JoSAA conducts centralised counselling for IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs on the basis of JEE Main or JEE Advanced Rank.

The agency conducts online counselling and allot seats to candidates as per their preferences and all India rank.

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