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Check JEE Main 2018 Counselling Process and Schedule

Updated On - April 30th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

CBSE will release JEE Main results for Paper 1 and Paper 2 on April 28 and April 30, 2018 respectively. Candidates clearing the minimum cut off (based on AIR) will be eligible to participate in JEE Main 2018 Counselling and Seat Allotment, scheduled in the month of June 2018. Each year, JoSSA regulates the counselling in six rounds via online mode.

Latest Update:- JEE Main Result 2018 will be soon available on the official website.

Latest Update: This year, JEE Main 2018 is scheduled for April 8 (offline), April 15 & April 16 (online). Candidates who have registered successfully can download their JEE Main Admit Card from March 12 (tentative). 


Check some important points related to JEE Main 2018 Counselling:

  • There are 3 counselling processes in JEE Main – JoSAA, CSAB NEUT and CSAB SFTI.
  • JoSAA is the combined counselling for JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates. Know more
  • CSAB NEUT is conducted for supernumerary seats in North East and Union Territories.
  • CSAB SFTI is separate counselling procedure conducted by Central Seat Allocation Board for 17 SFTIs.
  • The participating institutes are 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). CheckJEE Main Participating Colleges 

Counselling Schedule for JEE Main 2018

JEE Main Counseling is a completely centralized online process. Registration for counselling is expected to commence in the first week of June. The expected schedule of JEE Main Counselling is as follows:

Declaration of JEE Advanced 2018 AIR by JAB2nd week of June 2018
Availability of Class 12th marks by CBSE to JoSAA3rd week of June 2018
Declaration of JEE Main 2018 AIRs by Joint Apex BoardLast week of June 2018
Choice Filling of academic programs in participating InstitutesLast week of June 2018
Display of mock seat allocation based on choices filled-inLast week of June 2018
Reconcile the data, allocate seats, verify and validateLast week of June 2018
Seat allocation (First round)Last week of June 2018
Acceptance of seat (First round)1st week of July 2018
Display of seats filled/availability status1st week of July 2018
Seat allocation (Second round)1st week of July 2018
Acceptance/withdrawal of seat (Second round)1st week of July 2018
Display of seats filled/availability statusAfter 2nd round seat acceptance
Seat allocation (Third round)After 2nd round seat acceptance
Acceptance/withdrawal of seat (Third round)2-3 days after seat allotment of 3rd round
Display of seats filled/availability statusAfter 3rd round seat acceptance
Seat allocation (Fourth round)After 3rd round seat acceptance
Acceptance of seats (Fourth round)1-2 days of seat allocation of 4th round
Beginning of academic sessions at IITs4th week of July 2018
Physical reporting of candidates at admitting institutes (NITs); Schedule for IITs4th week of July 2018
Academic session starts for preparatory courses at IITs4th week of July 2018
Academic sessions starts at NITs4th week of July 2018

Step by Step JEE Main Counselling Procedure

  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority or JoSSA will hold JEE Main Counselling in June 2018.
  • The authority is also responsible for allotting seats to 92 participating institutes, which comprise NITs, IIITs and other-GFTIs.
  • JEE Main 2018 qualifiers must register themselves online and select their preferred college and course.
  • Allocation of seats will be done online, based on the applicant’s rank, category, availability of seats and other factors.
  • After the seat allocation, the applicants will have to report to their allotted institute for document verification and fee payment.

Listed below are the steps involved in JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment Procedure:

JEE Main Counselling, JEE Main Counselling 2018

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Click on the link of JoSAA under Official Website
  • Enter JEE Main 2018 Roll Number & Password and Login
  • Read the instructions carefully and click on “I Agree”
  • Fill in the required details in the JoSSA Counselling Form
  • Select the Declaration and click on Submit
  • Verify all the furnished details and click on “Confirm Registration” button

Step 2: Online Choice Filling and Locking

  • Select choice of colleges and programs.
  • Candidates can opt for change/edit/delete their filled choices
  • Lock the choices before the last date (available shortly).
  • Choice Locking can be done after each round of JEE Main 2018 Counselling.

Step 3: JoSAA 2018 Seat Allotment

The counselling and seat allotment authority, JoSAA will take into account the following factors before allocating the highest possible seat according to candidates’ choices:

  • Candidate’s Category (Gen., OBC-NCL, SC, etc.)
  • All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main 2018 rank list(s)
  • According to the priority order of choices by the candidates for academic programs and institutes
  • Availability of seats under different seat categories/seat quotas for which the candidate is eligible.
Note: Candidates will be notified about Seat Allotment through mail or SMS on their registered email ID and mobile number respectively a few days after Choice Locking.

Step 4: Seat Acceptance Fee Payment and Document Verification

  • Pay the Seat Acceptance fee for the allotted seats through Net Banking/e-Challan.
  • All the documents will be verified at the reporting center.
  • After verification of the documents and payment of the fee, a provisional admission letter will be issued.
Note: For Open Category candidates, the seat acceptance fee is INR 45,000, while candidates belonging to SC/ST/SC-PwD/ST-PwD/GEN-PwD/OBC-NCL-PwD categories will have to pay INR 20,000 as the seat acceptance fee.

Step 5: Reporting to the Allotted College

The final step in JEE Main 2018 Counselling is reporting to the assigned institutes with original certificates and documents on the allotted date and time slot.

JEE Main Counselling – FAQs

Ques. Can the choice be filled at the Reporting Center (RC) itself?

Ans. No, choice-filling has to be done online before the date specified. After that, there is no option of choice filling or reordering. All the rounds of seat allotment will be done on these choices. Document verification and seat acceptance will be done soon after the process of choice-filling.

Ques. What all processes take place at Reporting Center (RC)?

Ans. A candidate who has been offered a seat (as per their choices) will have to report in person at an RC for document verification to accept the seat.

Ques. If I am not interested in the seat offered, can I still participate in seat allotment in further rounds without accepting that seat?

Ans. You must not fill-in the courses that you are not interested to pursue it. If you do not accept the seat, you will be out of the seat allotment process and hence, will not be allowed to participate in further rounds.

Ques. Will there be a separate allotment process for preparatory courses?

Ans. No, preparatory courses will be allotted along with all other courses only. All the qualified candidates seeking admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs, must fill-in their choices during the choice filling process. Admission to IITs is based on JEE Advanced Score.

Ques. I have been offered a seat in the first round of allotment but will not be able to accept the seat at this moment. Can I accept that same seat later?

Ans. No, if you do not report in person in the respective seat acceptance period of the round, you will lose the seat and you will be out of the allotment process.

Ques. I have paid the seat acceptance fee and wish to not take the seat by not reporting at the allocated Reporting Centre. How can I claim my refund?

Ans. You can claim your refund online. Login to JoSAA portal and file your request online, request will be processed in a few days.

Ques. When and where can I register for JEE Main 2018 counselling?

All the eligible candidates will be able to register for the JEE Main counselling on the official website i.e. as soon as the counselling process will start.

Ques. How is JEE Main Seat Allotment procedure conducted?

Ans. In the seat allotment process, the candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of their merit, choice filling and availability of seats. But, before the actual seat allotment, mock allotment of seats will take place.

Ques. What is mock allotment of seats in JEE Main Counselling?

Ans. Mock allotment of seats is a process that allows the candidates to know the seat allotment process so that they get familiar with the seat allotment process and are able to choose better preferences for themselves in the main rounds. They are two rounds of mock allotment of seats.

Ques. What is the process of Fee Payment & Seat Acceptance?

Ans. After the allotment of seat, candidates will have to choose any option from - Freeze, Float, Slide and withdraw and then step for the payment of fees.

Ques. What is meant by Freeze option in seat acceptance process?

Ans. If a candidate wishes to accept the seat allotted and does not want to participate in further rounds of seat allotment, he can choose the Freeze option.

Ques. What is meant by Float option in seat acceptance process?

Ans. If a candidate wants to keep the seat allotted and also wish to upgrade his seat, he can choose Float option.

Ques. What is meant by Slide option in seat acceptance process?

Ans. If a candidate wants to accept the seat allotted and wish to upgrade the course in the same institute, he can choose Slide option.

Ques. What is meant by withdrawing option in seat acceptance process?

Ans. If a candidate has already accepted the seat then he can choose the withdraw option and report the institute allotted before the last round of seat allotment.

Ques. Does the fee for JEE Main 2018 same for all the categories?

Ans. No, the fee is different for all the categories. The fee for General candidates is INR 45000. While, the fee for SC/ ST/ SC-PwD/ ST-PwD/ GEN-PwD/ OBC-NCL-PwD is INR 20,000.

Ques. What is the process of verification of Documents?

In this process, the candidates are called for the verification of documents for admissions. Listed below are the documents:

  • 3 passport size photographs (the same as uploaded during registration)

  • Provisional JoSAA seat allotment letter

  • Photo identity card

  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment

  • JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

  • Date of birth proof

  • JEE Main 2017 Score Card

  • Class X & XII Mark sheet

  • Category certificate (if applicable)

Ques. What is meant by dual reporting?

Ans. If a candidate has accepted a seat of an NIT in the previous round and his seat is upgraded to an IIT in the next round, then he will have to report at the Reporting centre of the IIT and accept the seat even if he has reported at the NIT otherwise, he will lose both the seats. As the process involves two reporting it is called dual reporting.

Ques. I am a resident of Gujarat but I have cleared my Class 12th examination from West Bengal, What will be my state code of eligibility?

Ans. The state code of eligibility of the candidate will be of West Bengal i.e. the state code of eligibility depends on the state of class 12th and not the native place.

Ques. What will happen if I do not “lock” my choices?

Ans. If you do not lock your choices, the last saved choices/preferences will be locked automatically at the conclusion of the time-window for filling-in of choices.

Ques. If I have accepted my seat at NIT but my seat is upgraded to IIT and I do not report at IIT, then will my seat at NIT be considered?

Ans. No, if you do not report at IIT, you will lose both your seats. Reporting and confirming the status of your seat is mandatory. Failing to do so will result in cancellation of admissions.

Ques. Do I need to submit the acceptance Fee again if I have been allotted IIT in the next round?

Ans. No, once you have paid the acceptance fee, you do not have to pay the fees again.

Ques. What is CSAB Special Round?

Ans. CSAB i.e. Central Seat Allocation Board Special round is conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs after completion of JoSAA rounds.

Ques. Will my seat acceptance fee be refunded if I withdraw my seat?

Ans. Yes, your seat acceptance fee will be refunded after a deduction of INR 1000 as processing fee.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Chandru Minajigi

I got 43000 rank I JEE MAINS I can get seat in NIT SURATHKAL for civil engineering?

02 May, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Chandru, To get the information please check this link for getting the rank or related college knowing :- Rank Predictor

02 May, 2018 13:28
Kritika Gupta

In how many steps JoSSA Counselling is conducted for JEE?

06 Apr, 2018 18:15
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Kritika, In JoSSA Counselling, there is six major steps namely Registration, Filling and Locking of Choices, Seat Allotment, and Rank List Announcement, Availability of Allotment Letter and Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee, Reporting at Center and finally reporting at the Institute.

06 Apr, 2018 18:41
Kritika Gupta

I did not get a seat in JoSSA Mock Counselling. Does it mean that I will not get a seat in JEE Main Counselling (Round 1)?

06 Apr, 2018 18:15
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Kritika, JoSSA Committee will release the Mock Seat Allocation Result in June 2018. There is always a doubt in the JEE Main candidate if they will be able to grab a seat or not. Make note that the mock counseling is just a trial to get an idea of the branch and college you are likely to grab a seat is based on your current preferences. The mock allocation list is not an actual list and one should not rely on it.

06 Apr, 2018 18:41

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