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CSAB SFTI Counselling 2019: Check Counselling Dates and Process

Updated On - February 6th 2019 by ANUPAMA SINGH

CSAB SFTI: The Central Seat Allocation Board will start the registration and choice filling for CSAB SFTI 2019 in March and June respectively. The procedure after JoSAA Counselling 2019, for all the participating Self Financed Technical Institutes. For this session, there are approximately 17 SFTIs. Read about JEE Main Seat Allotment

Latest – JEE Main 2019 is scheduled from January 8- 20, results will be announced by January 31. Read more

Last year (JEE Main 2018) 17 institutes took part in the counselling process and NIT Patna was the organizing body.

  • During registration, a stipulated fee of INR 21,000 via e-challan has to be paid.
  • Seats are allotted according to JEE Main Cutoff and preferences filled by aspirants during choice filling.
  • Download 'Provisional Seat Allotment Letter' from
  • Report at allotted institutes in person for document verification and completing other formalities.
  • Failure to appear for reporting will lead to cancellation of the allotted seat. 
JEE Main CounsellingJEE Main Cutoff for GFTIsCSAB NEUT Counselling

CSAB SFTI Dates (January Session)

JEE Main Counselling for all the Self Financed Technical Institutes will be conducted as per the mentioned schedule. Candidates should refer to the tentative dates mentioned in the table below for all the stages for JEE Main 2019 SFTI Counselling. 

EventDuration (tentative)
Payment of non-refundable processing fee of
INR 1000
March 2019
ONLINE Registration, Filling up the Choices

(It may take around six hours to enable your registration and choice filling from the time of payment of initial fee at SBI)

Note: Students need to click the save option frequently while choosing for choice filling.
March 2019
Seat allotment resultMarch 2019
Reporting to the Allotted Institutes for Admission and Pay the admission feeApril 2019

CSAB SFTI 2019 Academic Qualification

For CSAB SFTI counselling, a set of academic qualification is required which have been stated below:

  • A rank in JEE Main and 45% aggregate marks in 10+2 exams must be acquired.
  • 50% aggregate marks along with JEE Main qualification in Paper 2 will be required for B.Arch aspirants.
  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination. 

Know JEE Main Eligibility

CSAB SFTI 2019 Pre-Allotment Steps

There are some pre-allotment steps which must be completed before participating in CSAB SFTI Allotment Process:


  • Register yourselves with JEE Main Roll Number on the official portal of the CSAB i.e.
  • Pay the initial registration fee of INR 21, 000 by e-Challan at State Bank of India. 
  • Retain a photo copy of the e-challan receipt. 
  • Verify personal information during online registration.
  • You can modify details like State of eligibility, Gender and Category at the time of registration.
Mentioned Category in Application FormModification Permitted

Step-by-Step CSAB SFTI Allotment Process

Candidates can check the step-by-step allotment process for CSAB SFTI 2019:

Step 1: Payment of Initial Fee

Download e-challan and deposit the initial fee of INR 21,000 (refundable). The steps to carry out the payment are as follows:

  • Go to
  • Download the format of e-challan.
  • Fill the credentials asked, attentively with correct details.
  • Make payment at nearest branch of State Bank of India.

Read CSAB SFTI Payment Instructions

Step 2: Choice Making and Locking

The registration and choice making step shall be enabled six hours after the submission of fee.

  • After confirmation, you can access the list of colleges and courses offered to make choice.
  • Submit or lock the list of choices before the last date. If you fail to lock the choices then the last saved preferences are considered as your final choice.
  • On the successful completion of third round of seat allocation, you can modify your choices in case you are not allotted any seat.
  • If you have surrendered the previous allotment of seat due to the dissatisfaction of allocation then you are eligible for the final spot round of counselling.
  • If you were unable to register for the previous rounds of counselling then you can apply for the Spot Counselling in the last week of July.

Step 3: Seat Allocation and Document Verification

Seat Allocation will enable you to know college/institution allotted. Be prepared with the entire list of documents for verification.

  • The allocation of seats is done on the basis of the order of preference and All India Rank in JEE Main 2019.
  • A Provisional Seat Allotment Letter will be provided to your desired institution.
  • Download and print the same and report with verified documents to the Reporting Centers as mentioned in the letter.
  • Once the verification is done the board shall issue the Provisional Admission Letter

Step 4: Allotment of Seats and Reporting to the Institutions

Once the candidate registers and makes the choice of the institutes they are eligible for the CSAB seat allotment process and can check status on official portal. The process of seat allotment and reporting to the institutes is as follows:

  • Check seat allotment seat on the official website.
  • Download “Provisional Seat Allotment Letter” displayed online.
  • Seats shall be allotted in the sequence of preference filled during online choice filling, merit as per the Rank obtained in the exam, category [GEN, OBC-NCL, SC, etc.] and availability of seats in respective Institutes/Branch.
  • Candidates, who have been allotted a seat, should report to their allotted institute with all the documents required.
  • Failing to turn up at their respective institutes in the scheduled time despite allotment of seat shall lose his/her candidature. The registration fee will not be refunded.

Check JEE Main Seat Allotment

Documents Verification for CSAB SFTI 2019

Candidates must carry self-attested copies of each document along with the original documents.

  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
  • Proof or Receipt of fee payment by e-challan of SBI
  • JEE Main 2019 Admit Card
  • One passport size photograph
  • JEE Main 2019 Scorecard
  • Photo ID proof
  • Class X marks sheet as proof of date of birth and Name
  • Class XII (High School) Board Certificate and Marks sheet of qualifying examination
  • Category Certificate (SC/ST) in the format given on JoSAA website (Issued by competent authority)
  • Category Certificate for OBC-NLC (central list) issued by competent authority in stipulated format. 
  • Disability Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in the given format.
  • Self-attested printout of locked choices and terms and conditions taken from CSAB website.

CSAB SFTI Counselling FAQs

Ques. How can I get refund of the seat acceptance fee/initial fee?

Ans. The refund of initial fee will only be initiated in case 3 and in rest two cases, the initial fee will not be refunded.

Case 1: All such candidates who fail to report in time for admission or do not take admission on allotted seat will have no option of refund of initial fee of Rs. 21,000/- under any circumstances.

Case 2: The full initial fee will be also be forfeited in all such cases when admission is denied by SFTI at the time of reporting if documents/ certificates, etc. submitted by candidate in support of their (any of the following) are found to be incorrect

  1. Aggregate percentage of marks
  2. Category
  3. PwD status and
  4. State of eligibility (if applicable)

Case 3: Candidates failing to get any seat allotted in the unique round of CSAB SFTI 2019 counselling shall be entitled for refund of Rs.20,000/- from the initial fee paid after deducting Rs. One Thousand only, as non-refundable processing fee.

Ques. What are the documents that need to be carried for reporting at SFTIs?

Ans. The following documents in Original/Downloaded along with one set of self-attested copies of all the documents, from CSAB portal must be carried by a candidate, while reporting to the allotted Self-Financed Technical Institution (SFTI):

  • Printed copy of 'Provisional Seat Allotment Letter', as downloaded from CSAB 2019 portal.
  • Printed copy of proof of payment of initial fee payment by SB-collect only.
  • Original JEE Main 2019 Admit Card.
  • One passport size photograph same as one pasted on JEE Main 2019 application form.
  • JEE Main 2019 Score Card issued by CBSE
  • Photo ID issued by Central /State Govt./ Last School attended or Admit Card of Class XII Board.
  • Class X marks sheet/ certificate as proof of Date of Birth and Name of Candidate.
  • Class XII Board Certificate and Marks sheet of qualifying examination for verification of Marks and Aggregate percentage of marks.
  • Medical Report on the format of the allotted institute/deemed university

Ques. What is the eligibility for appearing in CSAB SFTI?

Ans.Criteria 1 (for admission to B.Tech/ B.E./ 5yr Integrated B.Tech+M.Tech.):

  1. A rank in JEE Main Paper 1
  2. Minimum 45% aggregate marks obtained in class 12 (40% for OBC-NCL, SC, ST or PwD)
  3. Candidates should have PASS marks as prescribed by the respective boards of class 12.
  4. The aggregate marks for CSAB SFTI will be calculated with the marks obtained in following subjects: Physics, Mathematics, One of these from (Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Biology or Technical Vocational Subject), any one language and any other 5th subject.

Criteria 2 (for admission to B.Arch/B.Plan.):

  1. A rank in JEE Main Paper 2
  2. Minimum 50% aggregate marks obtained in class 12 in 5 subjects including Mathematics.

*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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Anam Zia

Is the fee structure higher than normal as these are 'self financed seats' ?

30 Jul, 2018 20:22
Garima Bansal

Hi Anam, you may visit the official website To get information regarding the fee structure.

31 Jul, 2018 13:31
Nitish Rao

Sir I Nitish want to know whether I will get NIT OR IIIT in special round. Sir my OBC NCL rank is 47873 and CRL rank is 157132.Kindly provide me this information

25 Jul, 2018 08:44
Garima Bansal

Hi Nitish, Its depends upon your rank whether you will get selected or not for the both NIT OR IIIT you will get the admission in these colleges according to your rank and the preferences.

25 Jul, 2018 11:31


10 May, 2017 00:20
Mohd Aaqib

Plz tell me how many institute include in CSAB and I want that nit colleges is include in CSAB.

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Aaqib, CSAB SFTI is conducted for Self-Financed Teaching Institutions. In NEUT, NITs located in North-East and Union Territories will participate for admission to supernumerary seats. For more details, please find the link

27 Apr, 2017 18:55

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