CSAB SFTI Counselling 2020: Check Counselling Dates and Process

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    CSAB SFTI is conducted for admitting candidates in Self Financing Technical Institutes. Seat allocation is strictly based on the order of preference filled by the candidates based on their JEE Main All India Rank (AIR) in Paper I, Paper II and Paper III, respectively. A total number of 34 institutes participate in CSAB SFTI. Read about JEE Main Seat Allotment

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    CSAB SFTI 2020- Details

    • SFTI Counselling shall not be conducted for the year 2020-2021, owing to the minimum participation from SFTIs. Know More
    • 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 csab.nic.in
    • 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.
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    CSAB SFTI 2020 Dates

    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 2020 SFTI Counselling. 

    EventDates (Tentative)
    Online Registration, Choice Filling by candidates, Payment of an initial fee of Rs 21,000 (Twenty One thousand rupees only)July 262020 to August 22020
    Declaration of Result & Seat AllotmentAugust 03, 2020
    Physical Reporting and verification of original documents of the candidate Payment of balance fees at the Allotted InstituteAugust 04, 2020 to August 08, 2020

    CSAB SFTI 2020 Academic Qualification

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

    • Candidate should have qualified JEE Main Paper 1 ( for B.Tech)/ Paper 2 (For Arch.)/ Paper 3 (For B. Plan.)
    • A rank in JEE Main and 75% aggregate marks in 10+2 exams must be acquired.
    • 75% aggregate marks along with JEE Main qualification in Paper 2 will be required for B. Arch. aspirants.
    • 75% aggregate marks along with JEE Main qualification in Paper 3 will be required for B. Plan. aspirants.
    • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th qualifying examination. 

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    CSAB SFTI 2020 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. csab.nic.in
    • Pay the initial registration fee of INR 21, 000 by e-Challan at State Bank of India. 
    • Retain a photocopy 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 2020:

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

    Step 2: Choice Making and Locking

    The registration and choice making step shall be enabled six hours after the submission of the 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 the 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 the 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 2020.
    • 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 the 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.

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    Documents Verification for CSAB SFTI 2020

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

    • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
    • Receipt of fee payment by e-challan of SBI
    • JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
    • One passport size photograph
    • JEE Main 2020 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 the 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 a competent authority in a 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 a refund of the seat acceptance fee/initial fee?

    Ans. The refund of the 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 the allotted seat will have no option of a refund of an 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 the candidate in support of their (any of the following) is found to be incorrect

    1. The 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 2020 counselling shall be entitled to refund of Rs.20,000/- from the initial fee paid after deducting Rs. One Thousand only, as a 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):

    • A printed copy of 'Provisional Seat Allotment Letter', as downloaded from CSAB 2020 portal.

    • A printed copy of proof of payment of initial fee payment by SBI-collect only.

    • Original JEE Main 2020 Admit Card.

    • One passport size photograph is the same as one posted on JEE Main 2020 application form.

    • JEE Main 2020 Score Card.

    • 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 the 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 B.Tech/ B.E. for appearing in CSAB SFTI?

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

    1. A rank in JEE Main Paper 1

    2. Minimum 75% 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 the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics, One of these from (Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Biology or Technical Vocational Subject), one language and any other 5th subject.

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

    Ans. Criteria for admission to B.Architecture:

    1. A rank in JEE Main Paper 2

    2. Minimum 75% aggregate marks obtained in class 12 in 5 subjects including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

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

    Ans. Criteria for admission to B. Planning :

    1. A rank in JEE Main Paper 3

    2. Minimum 75% aggregate marks obtained in class 12 in 5 subjects with Mathematics as one of the compulsory subjects.

    *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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    Tanishka Shah

    What is the difference between CSAB sfti and JosAA counselling?

    23 Nov, 2020 22:29

    Hello Tanishka,

    JosAA counselling is for filling up the seats of IITs, NITs and other colleges. While CSAB is to fill up the vacant seats left after JosAA counselling. IITs don’t participate in CSAB counselling.

    23 Nov, 2020 22:49
    Shivkumar Dama

    What will happen if I have 74.9% in 12? Will I be eligible?

    09 Nov, 2020 16:47

    Hi Shivkumar, Class 12 marks have no weightage in the preparation of JEE Main ranks. Students should know that the ranks will be determined based on their score in the entrance exam. However, for admission into IITs, NITs, CFTIs the score that candidates have secured in their class 12 board exam will be taken into account.

    09 Nov, 2020 22:59

    CSAB SFTI is this seat alloted to category ranking or not ? If is this selected category ranking how much its closing rank plz tell me the answere?

    27 Oct, 2020 17:08

    Hi Preeti, CSAB SFTI seat is allotted to category rank also. The closing ranks for all courses and colleges are different. For more details click here.

    29 Oct, 2020 21:40
    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 http://exams.collegedunia.com/jee-main/csab-neut

    27 Apr, 2017 18:55

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