From 16 October, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will begin accepting registrations for the counselling process for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other government-funded institutions. Undergraduate admissions to 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs, and 33 Other-Government-Funded Technical Institutes will be conducted using a single platform, JoSAA. For admission to undergraduate courses, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has opened the opportunity for online registration and option filling.
The entire counselling process would be conducted in six rounds and each round will comprise several stages including registration, choice filling, choice locking, seat allotment, freeze/float allotted seat, payment of seat confirmation fee and reporting to the allotted college. The Schedule for the counselling rounds has been uploaded on josaa.nic.in .
All candidates must register at josaa.nic.in before the deadline or they will be unable to participate in the future round of counselling. Further rounds of counselling would not require separate registration.
Registration Process for JoSAA IIT Counselling 2021
The registration process for the JoSAA has started on 16th October 2021 and the link for registration will remain active till 25th October 2021. The Candidate is required to visit the official site of JoSAA at josaa.nic.in and complete the registration process. The steps which need to be followed by a candidate for registration are as follows:
- Visit the official website at https://josaa.nic.in/
- On the main page, click on the link for JoSAA registration
- Register yourself using the required details and login to the portal
- Complete the choice filling procedure and lock the choices filled in the JoSAA registration form (as explained below)
- Submit the form and save a copy of the same for use in the future
Important Instructions by JoSAA for Registration
- If you have registered in JEE(Main) 2021 then use JEE(Main) 2021 Application No.
- Candidates who have not registered in JEE(Main) 2021 and applied for JEE(Advanced) 2021 then use JEE(Main) 2020 Application No.
- If you have registered for JEE(Advanced) 2021 then use JEE(Advanced) 2021 password. Otherwise use JEE(Main) 2021 password.
- Confidentiality of Password is solely the responsibility of the candidate and all care must be taken to protect the password.
- Candidates must take a printout of the final locked choices for submission during reporting.
- For security reasons, after finishing your work, kindly click the LOGOUT button and close all the windows related to your session.
- Candidates are advised to keep changing the Password at frequent intervals.
- Never share your password and do not respond to any mail which asks you for your Login-ID/Password. NIC does not request for such information by email.
There will be six rounds to the counselling procedure. Registration, choice filling, choice locking, and seat assignment will all be part of each round. Following that, the fee payment and document verification procedures will take place.
JoSAA Allotment Results
After the first round of the counselling procedure is completed, JoSAA will release the allotment results. The results are expected to be out on October 27th, after which candidates must freeze or float the seat that has been assigned to them.
Candidates can exercise choice filling options based on their score and rank in JEE Main or JEE Advanced after completing the JOSAA counselling registration. JoSAA will issue the seat allotment list once the applicants have completed their submissions.
Following that, the candidate must either freeze or float their assigned place. Those who wish to take an allotted seat must pay a seat confirmation fee and report to the particular college with their provisional admission letter and other certifications in order to complete the admission procedure. Only up to round 6 can candidates float their given seats and not after this, as this is the final phase for admissions to IITs and NITs.
IIT 2021 Seat Allocation Matrix
A total of 16232 seats are available across all programs in all IIT’s. About 9429 seats are reserved for Computer Science Engineering in IITs for 2021. For complete details on the seat matrix of IIT 2021(How many seats are allotted per degree program in each IIT ), please visit the following link below:
Withdrawal of Alloted Seats
According to JoSAA, candidates whose seat has been confirmed by JoSAA can withdraw from the seat allocation process starting from the second round and up to the fifth round of seat allocation, before the final round of seat allocation.
Documents Required for JoSAA Counselling 2021
To avoid the last-minute hurdles, it is necessary that a candidate make sure that all the required documents are arranged with him/her. The following is a list of documents that candidates should have on hand before registering for JOSAA 2021 counselling:
- Three Passport size photograph (Similar to the photo used in JEE Main registration)
- Scanned signature copy
- Marksheet of class XII
- Photo identity proof- Aadhar, etc.
- Category/Caste certificate for the applicable candidates
- Admit card of JEE Main
- Score card of JEE Main
- JEE Advance Admit card and Result Card
- Seat allotment letter (only required during the counselling process)
Important dates for JoSAA Counselling 2021
The important dates for the JoSAA counselling rounds are as follows:
|October 15, 2021||Announcement of JEE (Advanced) 2021 Result||10:00|
|October 16, 2021||Candidate registration/choice filling||10:00|
|October 27, 2021||Seat Allocation (Round 1)||10:00|
|November 1, 2021||Seat Allocation (Round 2)||17:00|
|November 6, 2021||Seat Allocation (Round 3)||17:00|
|November 10, 2021||Seat Allocation (Round 4)||17:00|
|November 14, 2021||Seat Allocation (Round 5)||17:00|
|November 18, 2021||Seat Allocation (Round 6) Final Round||20:00|
|Nov. 20 – Nov 24, 2021||Admission Procedure and Document Verification||By 17:00|
Eligibility Criteria for JoSAA Counselling 2021
The Candidate must be qualified in JEE Advanced 2021 Entrance Exam. Counselling process by JoSAA caters to the following institutes:
|S. No||Qualifying Examination||Institutes offering Admissions|
|1||JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech)||National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).|
|2||JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)||National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).|
|3||JEE Advanced 2021||Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)|
JoSAA 2021 Counselling Registration fees
There is no application fee for JoSAA 2021 registration and choice filling. However, a candidate is required to pay the seat acceptance fees in case he/she wants to freeze and confirm the seat for the admission process. The seat acceptance fees are as follows:
- General/OBC -35000-/-
- SC/ST/PH- 15000-/-
The fees can be paid through Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking.
Question: What is JoSAA?
Answer: Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is constituted by MHRD to conduct a common counselling procedure for the allocation of seats on the basis of JEE Main and JEE Advanced ranks. The seats allocated through JoSAA 2021 will be at IITs, NITs, IITs and other GFTIs.
Question: I have qualified in JEE Advanced 2021/JEE Main 202. Is it mandatory to register in JoSAA to get a seat in IITs, NITs, IIITs and Other-GFTIs?
Answer: Yes. JoSAA 2021 registration and choice filling process is mandatory for any qualified candidate interested in joining any of the IITs, NITs, IIITs and Other-GFTI
Question: What are JoSAA Reporting Centres 2021?
Answer: After the allotment process is over, the candidates will have to verify their documents at the reporting centres of JoSAA 2021. The authorities will release the list of reporting centres on the official website.
Question: Is there any free seat in IITs?
Answer: There is no free seat in IITs. However, candidates can avail scholarships after their admission to save fees.
Question: What will happen if there are multiple candidates with the same rank seeking admission to the same academic programme?
Answer: All the candidates will be given equal preference, in such a case. If required, supernumerary seats will be created.
Question: Where can I find the detailed schedule of the JoSAA Counselling 2021 process?
Answer: The detailed schedule and important dates can be accessed on: https://josaa.nic.in/webinfo/File/ViewFile?FileId=2&LangId=P
So all the best for your JoSAA Counselling process and please feel free to contact our tutors at Filo for assisting you through the counselling process. Till next time 🙂