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CSAB NEUT Counselling 2019: Check Counselling Dates and Process

Updated On - November 13th 2018 by ANUPAMA SINGH

CSAB NEUT – NTA conducts JEE Main and publishes JEE Main All India Ranks (AIR). The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) uses this AIR for seat allocation purposes. CSAB holds counselling only for seats reserved in AICTE approved Institutes in India that are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).

Latest – JEE Main 2019 official schedule (dates, timings and shift) for January session released! Check Now

From 2019 onwards, the counselling for CSAB NEUT will be conducted twice a year. The reason being, JEE Main to be conducted biannually (January and April) by NTA. The official schedule for the same will be released shortly.

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What is CSAB NEUT?

  • Govt. of India reserves a few seats in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy courses in AICTE approved institutes across the country.
  • The seats are reserved for students belonging to 12 North East States and UTs namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
  • These seats are reserved because these states and UTs do not have engineering colleges/polytechnics or have lack of facilities for education in the specific field of technical education and for certain categories including foreign students.
  • To have the maximum possible participation of eligible students, MHRD has taken a decision of conducting seat allotment on such seats through a Centralized Seat Allotment Board for North Eastern States and Union Territories (CSAB NEUT). 

Check JoSAA 2019 Seat Matrix

Highlights of CSAB NEUT

Total Programs Available in CSAB NEUT47
Total Participating Institutes in CSAB NEUT213
Total Seats available in CSAB NEUT981
  • For admission in 1st year of B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch courses, CSAB uses JEE Main AIR.
  • For allotment of seats for B.Pharm course, the percentage of marks obtained in class 12 will be considered. Check JEE Main Cut Off
  • The seats offered through CSAB NEUT are other than those offered through CSAB, which is for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs.
  • CSAB NEUT 2019 counselling will commence after the declaration of JEE Main and Advanced results under CSAB 2019. Check JEE Advanced Result

Check How to apply for CSAB SFTI?

CSAB NEUT 2019 Counselling Dates

The table given below represents a tentative schedule of CSAB NEUT 2019 Counselling (January Session):

EventDate (tentative)
Online Registration for CSAB NEUT counsellingMarch 2019
Provisional Registration and Choice Filling (Pharmacy courses)March 2019
Provisional Registration and Choice Filling (For B.Tech and B.Arch Courses)March 2019
Round 1 Seat AllotmentMarch 2019
Reporting at center for Seat AllotmentMarch 2019
Round 2 Seat AllotmentApril 2019
Reporting at the designated center for seat allotmentApril 2019
Online Registration for Spot Round CounsellingApril 2019
Spot RoundApril 2019
Reporting at the InstituteApril 2019
  • The CSAB NEUT 2019 Counselling will be done in 2 rounds followed by a Spot Round for Vacant Seats.
  • Round 1 of CSAB NEUT 2019 will be conducted in March 2019 and round 2 will be conducted in April 2019.
  • The dates for CSAB NEUT Spot Rounds will be declared by State Centers. 
  • Seats still vacant after 2 rounds will be allocated by Spot Round Counselling which will be conducted after the declaration and seat allotment of Round 2 CSAB NEUT 2019 Counselling.

Check JEE Main 2019 Participating Colleges

CSAB NEUT 2019 Registration

The entire application process will be completed in 2 rounds and a Spot Counselling Round. Candidates have to follow the mentioned pre-allotment steps-

  • Register on the Official website.
  • Enter details such as Gender, State of domicile Category, PwD status, Special Benefit Claim for Nagaland, the Aggregate percentage in class 12 or equivalent marks on
  • Arrange the order and preference of your choices for courses and institutes. if you fail to submit your choices then the last filled choices will be considered to be final after the last date.
  • A registered candidate who fails to provide choices in the first round will not be considered for the second round of counselling.
  • Submit the Choices. In case, candidates are found guilty of any misconduct, he/she will be rejected from the CSAB NEUT 2019 Counselling.

Check What is the procedure of JEE Main Seat Allotment?

The seat allotment through CSAB Counselling is done in several stages. Candidates should refer to the details mentioned below to understand the entire CSAB NEUT 2019 Counselling procedure.

Stage-1 Online Registration

Online Registration- First make sure you fulfil the eligibility on the basis of All India Ranks then register on the official website For Pharmacy courses, you have to register on a separate link displayed on the official website.

For online registration-

  1. New Candidate Registration- Visit the official website, click on Register online, Enter your JEE Main roll number and password created while applying for JEE Main 2019 exam and sign in.
  2. Already Registered- Enter your JEE Main Roll number and password and log in.

Stage-2 Verification of Domicile and Category Certificates by State Centers, Finalization of Registration

Verification of Score Card, Admit Card, Domicile Documents all the supporting documents and Photo ID for verification purposes. Final registration of candidates is done following the Verification.

Stage-3 Online Choice filling, Saving and Locking

Here you have to submit your choice of branches and institutions in decreasing order of your preference.

  • As per your eligibility, the number of seats available and disciplines offered a list will be displayed.
  • Enter as many as the number of choices you can enter in accordance with your preference.
  • You can reorder your choices, edit earlier filled choices or add new choices as many times as you like before locking in your final choices.
Note: It is important to note that if you fail to submit your choices in the prescribed time your previously filled choices will be considered final. Engineering & Architecture students and Pharmacy course students have to separately fill their choices by clicking on the appropriate link.

For B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Plan students- 

  • The combined choice filling will be done for both the courses and only 1 seat will be allotted as per the preference list of the student based on his choice and merit list.
  • A student can get a seat of higher preference in the second round of seat allocation if there are remaining seats. They are also required to deposit the security fee at once.
  • For both the courses, candidates have to register only once, fill single list of choices for both the courses and are advised to fill as many choices as they can be based on their priority.
  • This will increase their chances of getting a seat of higher preference. Performance in both Paper-1 and Paper-2 in JEE Main 2019 will be taken into account.
  • Seat Allotment will be strictly on the basis of merit list published by JEE Main and preference filled by the candidates.

For Pharmacy Students-

For pharmacy students, the registration and choice filling will be a combined process, visit the official website and,

  • Registration- Click on Apply; Here you have to enter your particulars viz your full name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Complete Mailing address, Gender, State of domicile, category, PWD and percentage aggregate in class 12th.
  • Uploading Documents- Upload scanned copy of documents in support of state domicile, Category (if Applicable), PwD status and DOB certificates.
  • Choice Filling- Enter your choice as per your performance from the list provided. Fill in as many choices as you can as this will increase your chances of availing the vacant seat. Note that you will be able to see only those institutions in which your domicile state is applicable
  1. Allotment of the seats will be done the basis of class 12th percentage of the candidates.
  2. Locking the choices for both Engineering & Architecture and Pharmacy Streams
  3. For locking up your choices enter your password, confirm your locking and click on LOCK Button.
  4. Note that Saving a choice is not equal to locking a choice, For example, a choice that has been saved but not locked can be modified later. However, a choice saved and locked cannot be modified later on.

If you forget to lock your choices then your last saved choice will be considered as final. Take a print out of your locked choices along with the terms and conditions and sign it. You have to produce this document at the reporting time at your designated center.

Stage-4 Seat Allotment

  • In this step, the choice filled by the candidate during stage 2 will be processed centrally and seat will be allotted in the order of merit as per JEE Main AIR and on the basis of candidate’s preferred choices.
  • The result will be published on the of CSAB.
  • Students who will be allotted seats will have to go to their Home State CSAB NEUT Reported centers with demand draft drawn in favor of ‘MNIT Jaipur CSAB 2019 personally.

For online seat allotment, a policy will be followed according to which seat allotment will be done in 2 rounds:-

  1. In First round, seat will be allotted to the candidate and the result will be displayed on the website which will include the name of the institute and branch.
  2. In Second Round, seats will be allocated against the available seats at the end of the first list. No fresh choice filling will be allowed in the second round, so it is advised to fill/modify the choices in the first round itself.

Note:- For SC/ST/Reserved Category students first seats will be allotted on the basis of Open seats in term of AIR but if they do not get seat under open category then they will be considered for seats under the reserved category.

Stage-5 Reporting at the designated center in person with documents and demand draft of security deposits

Candidates who will be allotted seats will have to submit an amount of INR 2000 in form of demand draft drawn in favor of CSAB NEUT conducting authority. This amount will be considered as refundable security and will be returned to students who will not join the designated college. Entire fee of the college has to be submitted directly to the institution.

Stage-6 Reporting at the institutions personally for final admission

After the declaration of the list of seats allotted in the first round, candidates who are satisfied with their designated institution and do not wish to attend 2nd round of seat allotment should go to their allotted college as per the admission schedule of the allotted college.

However, the candidates who wish to attend 2nd round have to wait for the release of 2nd list of seat allotment, after that they also have to go to the allotted institution in person as per their admission schedule. Candidates who will go for second round of seat allotment, their first seat allotment letter will get rejected eventually. Check HereCSAB NEUT State Wise Category List

CSAB NEUT 2019 Reservation

Allocation of seats is coordinated by CSAB NEUT 2019 on behalf of Ministry of Human Resource Development. Reservation of seats is decided as per the policy of the respective state/UT, at the MHRD specified Institutes.

Candidates can check the state-wise category for CSAB NEUT Counselling to check their eligibility as well as the category code they should apply under.

StatesUnder CSAB-NEUT 2019 Reservation Scheme

Certain Seats in IITs/ISM/NITs/IIITs/GFTIs are reserved in the participating colleges of JEE Mains 2019 and JEE Advanced 2019 for the candidates belonging to North East Region and Union Territories. A separate counselling wing namely, CSAB NEUT Counselling is responsible for counselling of such candidates.

Candidates belonging to the following States and Union Territories are eligible for Reservation under JEE CSAB NEUT 2019 Counselling. List of States considered for Reservation under CSAT NEUT is mentioned below:

List of States Under CSAB-NEUT
Arunachal PradeshSikkim
MeghalayaDadra and Nagar Haveli
MizoramDaman and Diu
ManipurAndaman and Nicobar Islands

It is important to note that these seats are offered separately from the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). Check Institute-wise JEE Main CSAB 2015 Cut off

CSAB NEUT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The academic qualification and eligibility for JEE Main are also mandatory for the candidates registering for CSAB NEUT Counselling.

The minimum requirement that a candidate should attain are:-

  • Students desirous to pursue B.E/B.Tech course should have passed class 12th with Physics and Mathematics as major subjects with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational Subject and should have obtained at least 45% marks in each subject (40% in case of SC/ST Category).
  • For B.Arch/B.Plan, students should have studied mathematics among any 5 subjects and should have scored 50% aggregate. Also, the candidates appearing for B.Arch can be asked about their NATA score so they should inquire the institution whether they demand any such additional qualification or not.
  • Candidate should have been born on or after October 01 1991. However, for SC/ST students there is a relaxation of 5 years and so their birth date should be on or after October 01, 1987.

Equivalent Qualification Recognised By CSAB

Candidates appearing for CSAB NEUT Counselling must have completed 10+2 or equivalent qualification recognised as per CSAB. The qualifications considered equivalent to 10+2 by CSAB is listed below.

  • Candidates should have passed intermediate or 2-year pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
  • Final Examination of 2-year course of the Joint Services wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior secondary examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least 5 subjects.
  • Any Public School/Board/University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities(AIU).

Know About JosAA Counselling

Payment and Refund of Fees

As the Seat allotment procedure in CSAB NEUT counselling will be done in 2 rounds, separate lists of seats allotted will be displayed- one after the completion of the first round and the other after the second round. Candidates must register and fill their choices as per their preference for the first round.

After that, based on candidate’s choice and performance in JEE Main (for Engineering and Architecture) and class 12th (for Pharmacy), a centralized list will be displayed.

Note that the registration and choice filled by the candidates in the first round will be applicable to second round. Candidates do not need to register for it separately.

After the declaration of the first list, candidates who are satisfied with the allotted seat and don’t want to go for the second round will have to go to the allotted college in person as per their admission schedule along with the documents required for verification.

They must also submit a security deposit of INR 2000 in form of demand draft drawn in favour of CSAB NEUT conducting body. However, this fee is refundable and will be refunded if you do not join the allotted institution.

CSAB NEUT Counselling FAQs

Ques. Will my choices filled in JoSAA be carried forward or I will have to fill choices again in Special Round?

Ans. Special Round is a process conducted by CSAB 2019 only for NIT + System and is separate from JoSAA, hence a candidate will have to register again and will be required to fill-in choices again from the seat matrix of NIT + System Institutes.

Ques. Can I participate again in joint seat allocation in the next round once I reject/withdraw the allocated seat?

Ans. No. You cannot participate anymore in seat allocation for the academic year 2019-19 for 7 JoSAA rounds. However, you can participate in the Special Vacant Seat Filling Round conducted by CSAB only for NIT + System institutes.

Ques. Will there be any other round after seven JoSAA Rounds?

Ans. There will be one Special Vacant Seats Filling round after regular JoSAA rounds only for NIT + Institutes. Details of this special round will be available on the website

*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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Sir mne m registration ho skta h kya jin hone jossa p registration nhi kiya h?? ??

01 Jul, 2018 18:38
Garima Bansal

Hi Shalu, To get information regarding your query you may check this link:- Counselling

02 Jul, 2018 18:59
choudhari soheb yusuf

will i get admission!

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Soheb, to have an idea on the admission through JEE Main Cut off list, please find the link

27 Apr, 2017 18:47
Henotsolo u N koza

Is the criteria same for josaa and csaB.NEUT

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Koza, no, both have different criteria.  To get more details on the JEE Main Counselling, please find the link

27 Apr, 2017 18:45

Sir I have missed my counselling registration please give me solution to get an nit or iiit or any other gfti

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Aakarsh, either you may try next year for 2018 or you may go for the private colleges.

27 Apr, 2017 18:40

my jee rank is 1,52,629.. and i am from assam and belongs to general category...can i expect 2 get a seat at the NITs,IIITs or any GFTIs

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Raj, to get details on the colleges based on your JEE Main Rank, please find the link

27 Apr, 2017 18:36

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