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JEE Main 2018 Seat Allotment Through JoSAA, CSAB NEUT and SFTI

Updated On - April 7th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

JEE Main Seat Allocation is conducted after the declaration of results. CBSE is only responsible for conducting and declaring JEE Main Results. The data is handed over to Seat Allocation Board or concerned state government/ Institute for holding seat allocation and admission procedure.  The official schedule will be released shortly.

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Listed below are facts about JEE Main Seat Allotment:

  • The admissions to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs will be based on the preferences selected and JEE Main All India Ranks (AIR).
  • The allocation of seats is done online through JoSAA and CSAB. 
  • JoSAA is responsible to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 97 institutes (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs).
  • CSAB conducts Special Round of counselling for the candidates aspiring to take admission on the vacant seats in various NITs.
  • CSAB SFTI is a separate counselling which is conducted for admission to 17 SFTIs (Self Funded Technical Institutions).
  • CSAB NEUT is conducted for seats reserved in AICTE approved Institutes in India that are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
  • All the NITs except NIT Warangal, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur offer seats under the Home State Quota and Other State Quota.
  • For Assam University, Silchar, candidates are offered seats under the Home State Quota and All India Quota.
  • NIT, Warangal allocates seats under Home State Quota, Other State Quota and Andhra Pradesh Quota. 

The states and union territories with no NIT will be allocated seats in the following institutes:

Union TerritoriesInstitute
Andaman And Nicobar IslandsNIT Puducherry
LakshadweepNIT Goa
Daman and DiuNIT Goa
Dadra and Nagar HaveliNIT Goa
ChandigarhNIT Delhi

JEE Main Seat Allotment Schedule

JEE Main Seat Allotment will commence in June 2018. To participate in the procedure, candidates have to register and mention their choice of the institute or college. The detailed schedule of JEE Main Counselling and Allocation is given below:

EventDate (Tentative)
Announcement of AIR for JEE AdvancedJune 12, 2018
Declaration of JEE Main AIR by Joint Apex BoardJune 23, 2018
Commencement of choice filling of academic programs in participating institutesJune 24 – June 29, 2018
Display of Mock seat allocation based on choices filledJune 27, 2018
NIC Reconcile data & allocate seats, NITs/IITs (Verification and Validation)June 29, 2018
Beginning of 1st Round Seat allocationJune 30, 2018
1st Round of Seat AcceptanceJuly 01- July 05, 2018
Display of filled seats and the availability statusJuly 06, 2018
Beginning of 2nd Round Seat allocationJuly 06, 2018
2nd Round Acceptance of seatJuly 07- July 11, 2018
Display of filled seats and availability status July 12, 2018
Beginning of 3rd Round Seat allocationJuly 12, 2018
3rd Round Acceptance of seatJuly 13- July 17, 2018
Commencement of Academic sessions at IITs and ISMJuly 19, 2018 onwards
Seat allocation for various preparatory courses (IITs & ISM) and seat allocation (4th round – NITs, IITs & other GFTIs)July 20, 2018
Seat acceptance of preparatory course ( IIT & ISM) and 4th round of acceptance of seats (NITs, IITs & other GFTIs)July 21- July 23, 2018
Beginning of preparatory courses at IITs and ISM and academic sessionsJuly 27, 2018

JEE Main Allotment Previous Year Analysis

  • Candidates are allocated seats to various IITs, ISM, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs through JEE Main Counselling.
  • The total number of seats available in the year 2017 for JoSAA Counselling were 34,895 (for admission to B.Tech program).
  • The maximum percentage of vacancies was in GFTIs while IITs had the minimum. Thus, highest allocation came from IITs.
  • Out of the total of 9660 seats available in IITs, 9587 seats were allocated to the qualifying candidates leaving 73 vacancies.
  • However, NITs allocated 16945 seats out of 18013 seats leaving 1518 vacancies.

The graphical representation including total seats, vacant seats and allocated seats in the IITs, NITs, ISM, IIITs and other GFTIs is given below for the year 2017:

JEE Main Seat Allotment, JEE Main Seat matrix, jee main
InstitutesTotal SeatsAccepted SeatsVacant Seats

JEE Main 2018 Seat Allocation Process

  • JEE Main 2018 Seat Allotment is purely based on the merit and the choices made by candidates.
  • Once the allotted seat is rejected, he/ she will not be allowed to participate in the further rounds of the counselling.
  • First three rounds of the seat allotment will be conducted by JoSAA.
  • The fourth round which is a special round of counselling which is conducted by CSAB.

The selected candidates must follow the steps given below to participate in JEE Main 2018 Counselling:

Step 1 – Online Application

  • Visit the official website of JEE Main 2018 i.e.
  • Click ‘JEE 2018 counselling’ link and fill in all the required details.
  • Furnish all the details carefully before finally submitting it.
  • Make the required payment for counselling.
  • Counselling fee can be paid via challan, debit card or credit card.

Step 2 – Choice Filling

  • Fill your choice of colleges as per your preference.
  • Login to your account and mark options of colleges and courses to fill the preference.
  • Choose carefully and according to the merit.
  • The choices made will not be changed or altered in any manner once submitted.

Step 3 – Seat Allotment, Document Verification and Reporting

  • JEE Main Seat Allotment is done on the basis of the merit list, the preferences given and reservation norms of institute.
  • Counselling will be conducted in multiple rounds and thus, seat allotment is carried out in each round.
  • Report at the allotted center for document verification by the officials and reserve a seat.
  • Pay the fee for the seat allotment process in time.
  • Any request for getting admitted or payment of the fee after the last date will not be entertained.
  • Lastly, a provisional admission letter will be issued.

JEE Main Documents Required

Candidate must report to the allotted institute with all the required documents. Failing to do so will result in cancellation of candidature. 

  • 3 passport size photographs
  • JEE Main Admit Card
  • JEE Main Rank Card
  • Date of Birth proof
  • Class 10th marksheet 
  • Class 12th marksheet
  • Migration Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Character certificate issued by the high school
  • Copy of Confirmation Page
  • Provisional JoSAA seat allotment letter

Know more aboutJEE Main Required Documents

JEE Main 2018 Spot Counselling

  • In case, there are vacant seats even after the usual rounds of counselling, then JoSAA conducts Spot Counselling for allocation of such seats.
  • Candidates do not have to apply separately for the spot counselling round in JEE Main.
  • Any candidate who has not been allotted any seat during usual rounds can appear for.
  • Candidates who did not apply for the usual rounds of allotment can appear for Spot Counselling.
  • The candidates who have missed the registration for JEE Main Counselling earlier have to register for Spot Counselling.
  • Candidates who are applying fresh will have to lock the choices and make the payment of the fee before the last date.

CheckJEE Main Counselling

JoSAA Dual Reporting for Seat Allotment

  • According to JEE Main 2018 JoSAA, Dual Reporting is the one time chance to switch the allocated seat.
  • A chance to apply again for the counselling and then fill their choices will be given to a candidate.
  • Dual Reporting is reporting twice to switch the allocated seat from one institute to another.
  • Candidates can dual report when they want to change the allotment from NIT + System Changes to an IIT/ ISM.
  • If the candidate is allocated seat in NITs, IIITs or Other GFTIs but looking forward to confirming the allocated seat in IITs/ISM, in the next round of counselling, are required report once again at IIT/ISM Reporting Center.
  • Same has to be done by candidates who wish to leave the seat in IIT/ISM, to confirm the seat allocated in NITs + System Change.
  • He/she will also have to report again at the NITs + System Change Reporting Center.
  • Failure to do so, the candidates will end up losing the seat in both NIT + System Change and IIT/ISM

CheckJEE Main Seat Matrix

JEE Main Seat Allotment FAQs

Ques. Can I participate in the seat allotment in further rounds without accepting the current offered seat?

Ans. It is advised to not fill-in the choices for the courses that you are not interested. In case, you do not accept the seat, you will be out from the seat allotment procedure and will not be able to participate in further JoSAA rounds. Such candidates can participate in CSAB Special Round (conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs). 

Ques. I got a seat in the first round of allotment. Due to some unavoidable reason I will not be able to accept the seat at this moment. Can I accept the same seat later?

Ans. No, it is necessary to report in person and accept the seat in the respective seat acceptance period of the round. Failing to do so will result in losing the seat and will be out of seat allotment process in JoSAA. However, such candidates can participate in CSAB Special Round.

Ques. I am from Bhopal and I have been offered a seat in an IIT. Can I report at the RC at NIT Bhopal for accepting the seat?

Ans. No, anyone who is offered a seat in an IIT must report at any of the 17 reporting centers of IITs. The list is available on the JoSAA portal.

Ques. What is the meaning of dual reporting in JEE Mains?

Ans. If you have accepted an NIT seat in the previous round and your seat is now upgraded to an IIT, then you have to report at an RC of IITs and accept the seat. Otherwise, you will lose both the seats. Similarly, if a candidate’s seat is changed from an IIT to an NIT, he has to report at an RC of NIT to accept the seat.

Ques. Will there be a spot counselling round for NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs?

Ans. No, there is no spot round. But, there will be a special round for NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs only after all the 7 rounds of seat allocation are over. This would involve new choice filling where all candidates (including those who are already admitted, non-admitted and those who did not fill choices earlier) can fill-in their choices.

Ques. Is JoSAA responsible for seat matrix data?

Ans. No, JoSAA is not responsible for the seat matrix data. The authority only allocates seats as per the seat matrix data provided by the participating Institutes.

*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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Yamjala Anusha

Hi sir, I got 70marks and 43000 rank in jee main can I know in which clg I can get allotments plzz inform me sir

06 Jun, 2017 18:02
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Yamjala, To successfully qualifying the JEE Main candidate should get minimum marks according to their category The minimum and maximum marks required to qualifying the exam are listed below-



Maximum Marks

Minimum Marks

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10 May, 2018 12:04

Does IIEST, Shibpur reserve their 50% seats for the WB candidates ?

15 May, 2017 00:20

Hi Amlan, Yes IIEST, Shibpur will now reserve 50% seats for domicile candidates from Bengal.  Apart from reservation for domicile candidates, provisions for several other reservations have also been made for IIEST admissions.

15 May, 2017 11:25

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