JEE MAIN 2018 COUNSELLING
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
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:
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 JAB||2nd week of June 2018|
|Availability of Class 12th marks by CBSE to JoSAA||3rd week of June 2018|
|Declaration of JEE Main 2018 AIRs by Joint Apex Board||Last week of June 2018|
|Choice Filling of academic programs in participating Institutes||Last week of June 2018|
|Display of mock seat allocation based on choices filled-in||Last week of June 2018|
|Reconcile the data, allocate seats, verify and validate||Last 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 status||1st 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 status||After 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 status||After 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 IITs||4th week of July 2018|
|Physical reporting of candidates at admitting institutes (NITs); Schedule for IITs||4th week of July 2018|
|Academic session starts for preparatory courses at IITs||4th week of July 2018|
|Academic sessions starts at NITs||4th week of July 2018|
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 2018 Counselling is reporting to the assigned institutes with original certificates and documents on the allotted date and time slot.
List of Documents Required for Verification
|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 2018||PwD certificate, if applicable|
|Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment||Provisional Seat Allotment Letter||-|
|Three passport-size photographs (uploaded at the time of registration)||-||-|
The counselling of CSAB NEUT and CSAB SFTI is similar to that of JoSSA. Listed below is a brief about counselling for NEUT and SFTI:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ans. You can claim your refund online. Login to JoSAA portal and file your request online, request will be processed in a few days.
All the eligible candidates will be able to register for the JEE Main counselling on the official website i.e. https://jeemain.nic.in/ as soon as the counselling process will start.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ans. If a candidate wants to keep the seat allotted and also wish to upgrade his seat, he can choose Float option.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ans. No, once you have paid the acceptance fee, you do not have to pay the fees again.
Ans. CSAB i.e. Central Seat Allocation Board Special round is conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs after completion of JoSAA rounds.
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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