JoSAA 2020: Counselling Schedule Released; Registration, Choice Filling from October 6, 2020

Durgesh Rai Durgesh Rai
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Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2020 has released the counseling schedule for JEE Main and Advanced categories. As per the notification released, the counseling will be done in 7 rounds.

Candidates participating in the JoSAA 2020 Counselling are required to register at josaa.nic.in, before the last date of registration. The registration and choice filling process for admission into the IITs, NITs, IIITs, and Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) will commence from October 6, 2020.

Check: JEE Main 2020 Seat Allotment Through JoSAA, CSAB NEUT and SFTI

JoSAA 2020 Important Dates 

Candidates registering for the JoSAA counseling can check the important date for the process below:

EventsDateTime (IST)
JEE Main 2020 RanksSeptember 11, 2020--
JEE Advanced 2020 ResultOctober 5, 2020--
Start of Registration/ Choice Filling under JoSAA (AAT choices starting from October 11, 2020)October 6, 202010:00
Display of Mock Seat Allocation- 1 October 12, 202010:00
Display of Mock Seat Allocation- 2 October 14, 202010:00
Last Day for Registration/ Choice Filling under JoSAA October 15, 202017:00
Reconciliation of Data, Verification and Validation of Allocated SeatsOctober 16, 2020--
Seat Allocation- Round 1October 17, 202010:00
Online Reporting- Round 1 October 17, 2020 - October 19, 2020By 17:00 (on October 19)
Last Day to respond to Query Round 1October 20, 2020By 17:00
Display of Seats Filled / Availability statusOctober 21, 202010:00
Seat allocation- Round 217:00
Online reporting- Round 2 October 22, 2020 and October 23, 2020By 17:00 (on October 23, 2020)
Last day to respond to Query- Round 2October 24, 2020By 17:00
Withdrawal of seats / Exit from seat allocation process Round 2October 22 - October 24, 2020By 17:00 (on October 24, 2020)
Display of seats filled / Availability statusOctober 26, 202010:00
Seat allocation Round 317:00
Online reporting Round 3 October 27, 2020 - October 28, 2020By 17:00 (October 28, 2020)
Last day to respond to Query Round 3October 29, 2020By 17:00
Withdrawal of seats / Exit from seat allocation process Round 3October 27 - October 29, 2020By 17:00 (on October 29, 2020)
Display of seats filled / Availability statusOctober 30, 202010:00
Seat allocation Round 417:00
Online reporting Round 4 October 31 2020 - November 1, 2020By 17:00 (on November 1, 2020)
Last day to respond to query Round 4November 2, 2020By 17:00
Withdrawal of seats / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 4)October 31- November 2, 2020By 17:00, November 2, 2020
Display of seats filled / Availability statusNovember 3, 202010:00
Seat allocation Round 517:00
Online reporting Round 5 November 4 - November 5, 2020By 17:00 (on November 5, 2020)
Last day to respond to query Round 5November 6, 2020By 17:00
Notification of the decision on seat confirmation Round 5By 20:00
Withdrawal of seats / Exit from seat allocation process. Last round for seat withdrawal/ exit option Round 5November 4 - November 6, 2020By 24:00
Display of seats filled / Availability statusNovember 7, 202010:00
Seat allocation Round 6 (Final round for IITs)17:00
Online reporting Round 6 November 8, 2020By 17:00 (on November 8, 2020)
Last day to respond to query Round 6 (FINAL ROUND for IITs)November 9, 2020By 17:00
Admission ProcessNovember 9-13, 2020 (for NIT+system)By 17:00 (on November 12, 2020)

Read More: JEE Advanced 2020 Registrations kicks off, Check How to Apply for JEE Advanced Here

JoSAA: Qualifying Exams 

Qualifying ExaminationAdmitting Institutes
JEE (Advanced) 2020IITs
JEE (Main) 2020 B.E./B.Tech.

NITs, IIEST, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs

JEE (Main) 2020 B.Arch.
JEE (Main) 2020 B.Planning

JoSAA 2020 Registration and Choice Filling Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who meet the following eligibility criteria mentioned below are only eligible to take part in JoSAA 2020 Registration and Choice filling procedure

Criterion 1:

  • Candidate must be qualified in JEE Advanced 2020 for academic programs excluding the preparatory courses at IIT
  • They should have completed Class 12 from a recognized board in the relevant stream

Criterion 2:

  • Candidate must be qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2020 for preparatory courses at IITs.
  • They should have completed Class 12 from a recognized board in the relevant stream.

Criterion 3:

  • Candidate must have secured a rank in JEE Main 2020 Paper-1 for B.E./B.Tech programs at NITs, IIEST, IIITs and Other-GFTIs.
  • They should have completed Class 12 from a recognized board in the relevant stream

Criterion 4:

  • Candidate must have secured a rank in JEE (Main) 2020 Paper-2 for B.Arch./ B. Planning programs at NITs, IIEST, IIITs and Other-GFTIs
  • Candidate must have passed Class 12 with Mathematics as a subject.

Read More: JEE Main Result 2020 Declared @jeemain.nta.nic.in, Check How to Download Scorecard

JoSAA 2020 Registration and Choice Filling Steps

Candidates registering for the JoSAA counseling and choice filling steps can follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Visit the official website of JoSAA, josaa.nic.in
  • Click on the JoSAA SAA 2020 Candidate Registration and Choice Filling option on the homepage
  • Enter the required details for registration: Gender, State Code, Eligibility, Nationality, Contact Details
  • Login with username and password
  • Fill your choices as per your preference

Read More: JEE Main 2020 Cutoff List Released, Check Category-wise Cutoff for JEE Advanced

JoSAA 2020 Registration and Choice Filling Mock Round

Candidates will be given 10 days window by the JoSAA authority to fill in their choices. The window is not extended beyond 10 days and is held in 2 rounds.

Candidates must ensure that they have filled their best choices.  For the JoSAA choice filling, candidates can choose as many programs as possible.

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