JEE MAIN 2020 COUNSELLING
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
JoSAA has released Seat Allotment Round 2 results on October 21, 2020. JoSAA 2020 Cutoff for Round 2 in form of opening and closing ranks is now available on the official portal. JEE Main Counselling registration and choice filling lasted from October 6 – 15, 2020. Check JEE Main Opening and Closing Ranks
JoSAA is responsible for the entire selection or admission procedure in IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other GFTIs. The counselling process shall be conducted in the online mode, there are 3 counselling processes in JEE Main – JoSAA, CSAB NEUT, and CSAB SFTI. Check JEE Main 2020 IITs Cut off for Top Courses
Listed below are the steps involved in JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment Procedure:
The counselling and seat allotment authority, JoSAA will take into account the following factors before allocating the highest possible seat according to candidates’ choices:
The final step in JEE Main 2020 Counselling is reporting to the assigned institutes with original certificates and documents on the allotted date and time slot.
|Personal Details||Academic Qualification||Caste/ Physical Disability Certificate|
|Photo Identity Card||Class 10th mark sheet||Category (OBC-NCL / SC / ST) certificate, if applicable|
|Medical Examination Report||Class 12th mark sheet||OBC NCL declaration if required|
|Proof of Date of Birth||JEE Main Admit Card 2020||PwD certificate, if applicable|
|Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment||Provisional Seat Allotment Letter||-|
|Three passport-size photographs (uploaded at the time of registration)||-||-|
Admission to B.Tech / B. Arch / B.E. / B. Planning courses in these institutes will be based on All India Rank with the requirement that the candidate should have attained at least 75% in 12th examination or should have been in the top 20 percentile in 12th.
For SC / ST candidates the requirement is 65% in 12th.
Requirement for architecture course includes passing an examination at the end of qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 50% marks aggregate of the qualifying examination.
For B. Planning, the candidate should have attained a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.
Subject combinations mandated in the qualifying examination for entry to B.E. / B.Tech, B.Arch and B. Planning courses in IITs, NITs and other CFTIs shall be under:
|Course||Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying examination|
|B.E / B.Tech||Passed qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.|
|B. Arch||Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry|
|B. Planning||Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics|
Above mentioned criteria could be adopted by other technical institutions that are going to participate in counselling through CSAB / JoSAA.
In the case that a state plans to admit students into engineering colleges affiliated to State Universities, the state may prepare a completely separate rank list based on guidelines set by them.
JEE Main Counselling is a completely centralized and online process. The schedule for JoSAA counselling 2020 is tabulated below:
|JEE Main Result||Out||Sep 11, 2020|
|Announcement of JEE Advanced Result||-||Oct 5, 2020|
|Registration/choice under JoSAA Starts||10:00||Oct 6, 2020|
|AAT-specific choices starting from||10:00||Oct 11, 2020|
|Mock Seat Allocation-1||10:00||Oct 12, 2020|
|Mock Seat Allocation-2||17:00||Oct 14, 2020|
|Registration/choice filling Ends||17:00||Oct 15, 2020|
|Reconciliation of data, verification and validation of allocated seats||-||Oct 16, 2020|
|Seat Allocation Round 1||10:00||Oct 17, 2020|
|Online Reporting||By 17:00, Oct 19, 2020||Oct 17 – 19, 2020|
|Last day to respond to query (Round 1)||17:00||Oct 20, 2020|
|Display of seats filled/ availability status||10:00||Oct 21, 2020|
|Seat Allocation Round 2||17:00|
|Online Reporting||By 17:00, Oct 23, 2020||Oct 22 – 23, 2020|
|Last day to respond to query (Round 2)||17:00||Oct 24, 2020|
|Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 2)||By 17:00, Oct 24, 2020||Oct 22- 24, 2020|
|Display of seats filled/ availability status||10:00||Oct 26, 2020|
|Seat Allocation Round 3||17:00|
|Online Reporting||By 17:00, Oct 28, 2020||Oct 27 – 28, 2020|
|Last day to respond to query (Round 3)||17:00||Oct 29, 2020|
|Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 3)||By 17:00, Oct 29, 2020||Oct 27 – 29, 2020|
|Display of seats filled / availability status||10:00||Oct 30, 2020|
|Seat Allocation Round 4||17:00|
|Online Reporting||By 17:00, Nov 1, 2020||Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2020|
|Last day to respond to query (Round 4)||By 17:00||Nov 2, 2020|
|Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 4)||By 17:00, Nov 2, 2020||Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2020|
|Display of seats filled / availability status||10:00||Nov 3, 2020|
|Seat Allocation Round 5||17:00|
|Online Reporting||By 17:00, Nov 5, 2020||Nov 4 – 5, 2020|
|Last day to respond to query (Round 5)||By 17:00||Nov 6, 2020|
|Notification of the decision on seat confirmation for Round 5||By 20:00|
Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process
Last round for seat withdrawal / Exit option (Round 5)
|By 24:00||Nov 4 – 6, 2020|
|Display of seats filled / availability status||10:00||Nov 7, 2020|
|Seat Allocation (Round 6: FINAL ROUND for IITs)||17:00|
Online reporting (For IITs only)
|By 17:00, Nov 8, 2020||Nov 8, 2020|
|Last day to respond to query (Round 6) (FINAL ROUND for IITs)||By 17:00||Nov 9, 2020|
|Admission Process||By 17:00, Nov 12, 2020||Nov 9 -13, 2020 (for NIT+ system)|
The counselling of CSAB NEUT and CSAB SFTI is similar to that of JoSAA. Listed below is a brief about counselling for NEUT and SFTI:
Know moreJEE Main CSAB NEUT Counselling
Know moreJEE Main CSAB SFTI Counselling
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 the 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. If 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 2020 Counselling?
Ans. All the eligible candidates will be able to register for the JEE Main counselling on the official website i.e. www.nta.ac.in 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 the 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 the 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. Is the fee for JEE Main 2020 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?
Ans. 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 2020 Admit Card
Date of birth proof
JEE Main 2020 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. 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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