JoSAA 2020: Registration, Dates, Counselling, Seat Allotment, Opening and Closing Ranks, Results

JoSAA has started seat allotment for the year 2020 on the basis of JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020. Check all the information related to JoSAA 2020. 

What is JoSAA 2020?

Full form of JoSAA is Joint Seat Allocation Authority. JoSAA was constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to manage the seat allocation for 107 institutions for the year 2020-21. It is responsible for seat allocation to candidates who qualify JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020.

Choice of College

After enrollment, the candidates will have to submit their choices for colleges and course/programs. The institutions and courses must be chosen by the candidates according to their liking as it will be considered in the seat assignment session.

Dual Reporting in JoSAA Counseling

This means the candidate will have to report to the centre twice under JoSAA 2020. It will only be applicable if the allotment had been upgraded at some round of counselling. If the candidates were first allocated a seat at the NITs and it got upgraded to IITs or any other institute then the candidates will have to report for IITs as well.

In simple words, if the seat of a candidate is changed from IIT to NIT+system and vice versa, then he/she has to report at both of the reporting centres one after the other to make sure that his/her admission is confirmed. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the candidature of the applicant.

JoSAA 2020 Opening and Closing Rank

The opening and closing rank will be announced after seat allotment result. Candidates can check the previous year JoSAA opening and closing rank to attain idea about how the rank this year will be.

Documents Verification

After the result for seat distribution is declared, candidates should report to their nearest reporting centre for document verification. Only after verification and payment of seat acceptance fees, the applicants will have the capacity to visit their assigned college for confirmation of admission.

Participating Institutions

Candidates who are qualified for JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020 will be eligible for admissions into 97 JoSAA 2020 participating institutes. More than 34,000 undergraduate engineering seats from the participating IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will be open for all JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam qualified candidates.

Following documents are required for the registration for JoSAA 2020

  • 3 Passport size photographs
  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
  • Class XII Performance Check
  • Proof of Fee Payment
  • Admit Card of JEE
  • ScoreCard of JEE
  • Class X Marks Sheet
  • Class XII Marks Sheet
  • Medical Certificate
  • Category Certificate if applicable
  • Registration cum locked choices for the seat allotment
  • DS certificate if applicable
  • Passport of the students and parents if applicable

JoSAA 2020 Important Dates

JoSAA 202 registration process for seat allocation starts after the result for JEE Advanced is declared.

There will be seven rounds of seat allocation in total. Important Dates are provided below:

JoSAA 2020 Dates
Event Date (Tentative) 
Declaration of JEE Mains ranks by National Testing Agency (NTA) To be announced later
Announcement of JEE Advanced 2020 Results
Commencement of candidate registration and choice filling for academic programs
Display of Mock Seat Allocation-1 based on the choices filled-in by candidates
Display of Mock Seat Allocation-2 based on the choices filled-in by candidates
Last date for candidate registration and choice filling for academic programs
Reconciliation of data, Seat Allocation, verification and
Round 1 Seat Allocation result declaration
Document Verification and Acceptance of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 1)
Display of seats filled / availability status
Round 2 Seat Allocation result declaration
Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 2)
Display of seats filled / availability status
Round 3 Seat Allocation result declaration
Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 3)
Display of seats filled / availability status
Round 4 Seat Allocation result declaration
Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 4)
Display of seats filled / availability status
Seat Allocation (Round 5)
Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 5)
Display of seats filled / availability status
Round 6 Seat Allocation result declaration
Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 6) LAST ROUND FOR SEAT WITHDRAWAL (only for IITs)
Display of seats filled / availability status
Final Round Seat Allocation result declaration (Round 7)
Document Verification and Acceptance of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres/Admitting Institutes (Round 7)
Document Verification and Acceptance of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres/Admitting Institutes (Round 7) WITHDRAWAL OF SEAT at participating Institutes

JoSAA 2020 Eligibility

The qualification criteria of JoSAA 2020 must be met and fulfilled by the candidates for admissions into the participating institutes. Although, JoSAA 2020 have not set any particular qualification criteria. In any case, the candidates should have qualified the JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020 for registering and participating in the seat allotment.

Candidates also need to have correct documents. Because the same will be verified by the conducting authorities. Hence, it becomes very important for the students to satisfy the JoSAA 2020 Eligibility in every way.

Note: If the candidate won't have any of the necessary documents unavailable with him/her, then he/she will not be considered for the seat allocation and admission.

JoSAA 2020 Participating Institutes

JoSAA 2020 comprises a total of 107 participating institutes or colleges. These institutes comprise of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Insitute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government-Funded Technological Institutes (GFTIs).

After JoSAA announces the seat allotment results, the candidates will have to report to the selected/allotted reporting centres mentioned below to confirm their allotted seats.

JoSAA 2020 will have separate reporting centres for IIT's, NIT's and other institutes.

List of JoSAA 2020 Participating Institutes

The number of participating institutes in JoSAA 2020 are given below:

Participating Instituts in JoSAA 2020
Name of the Institutes Number of Institutes
Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other GFTIs) 28
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) 25
Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) 23
National Institute of Technology (NITs) 31
Total 107

The participating institutes for JoSSA 2020 are the same as the reporting centres. These are provided below.

Reporting Centres for IITs

Following table contains the reporting for admissions in IITs.

JoSAA Reporting Centres for IITs
Institute Code Name of the Institute Address
101 Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar IIT Bhubaneswar, Argul, Jatni, Khurda, PIN: 752050
102 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400076, India
103 Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi IIT Mandi, Parashar Road, Tehsil Sadar, Near Kataula, Kamand,
Himachal Pradesh – 175005, India
104 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016, India
105 Indian Institute of Technology, Indore Khandwa Road, Simrol, Indore, Madhya Pradesh – 453552, India
106 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal – 721302, India
107 Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Kandi, Sangareddy, Telangana – 502285, India
108 Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur IIT Jodhpur, NH 65 Nagaur Road, Karwar 342037, Jodhpur District,
109 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur IIT Kanpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh – 208016, India
110 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600036, India
111 Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar IIT Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gujarat – 382355, India
112 Indian Institute of Technology, Patna Bihta, Patna, Bihar – 801103, India
113 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand – 247667, India
114 Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad Mai Campus, IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, Jharkhand - 826004, India
115 Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab – 140001, India
116 Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - 221005, India
117 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam - 781039, India
118 Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai IIT Bhilai, GEC Campus, Sejbahar, Raipur - 492015, Chhattisgarh, India

Reporting-cum-Help Centres for NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs

The table below consists of reporting centres for NITS, IIITs and GFTIs. These centres will also act as the help centres for the before-mentioned institutions.

Reporting Centres for NIITs, BFTIs and IIITs
Institute Code Name of the Institution Address of Correspondence Phone/Fax/Website
201 Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of
Technology, Jalandhar
N.I.T. Post Office, Jalandhar - 144011, India Phone: +91-181-2690301,3082000
Fax: +91-181-2690320
202 Malaviya National
Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 302 017, India Phone: +91-141-2529087,2715031
Fax: +91-141-2529029
203 Maulana Azad National
Institute of Technology, Bhopal
Near Mata Mandir, Bhopal, Madya Pradesh – 462 003 India Phone: 0755-4051255
Fax: 91-755 2670562
204 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology,
Allahabad – 211 004, India Phone: +91-532-2271046,2271044
Fax: +91-532-2545341
205 National Institute of Technology, Agartala P.O.: National Institute of Technology, Agartala Barjala, Jirania, Tripura (W) – 799 046, India Phone: +91-381-2546630,
2548537, 2548510
Fax: +91-381-2346360
206 National Institute of Technology, Calicut NITC Campus P.O., Calicut, Kerala– 673 601, India Phone: +91-495-2286110, 2286118
Fax: +91-495-2287250
207 National Institute of Technology, Delhi A-7, Institutional Area, Near Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital, Narela, New Delhi, - 110 040, India Phone: +91-11-33861186
Fax: +91-11-27787503
208 National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur, West Bengal – 713 209, India Phone: +91-343-2754680
Fax: +91-343-2547375
209 National Institute of Technology, Goa Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa - 403 401, India Phone: +91-832-2404205
Fax: +91-832-2404202
210 National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh - 177005, India Phone: +91-1972-254540
Fax: +91-1972-223834
211 National Institute of
Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
P.O: Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025, Karnataka, India Phone: +91-824-2473003, 2474040
Fax: +91-824-2473033
212 National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya Bijni Complex, Laitumkhrah, Shillong- 793003, Meghalaya, India Phone: +91-364-2501294
Fax: +91-364-2501113
213 National Institute of Technology, Nagaland Chumukedima, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797 103, India Phone: +91-3862-241806
Fax: +91-3862-240343
214 National Institute of Technology, Patna Ashok Rajpath, Patna- 800 005, India Phone: +91-612-2370419
Fax: +91-612-2670631
215 National Institute of Technology, Puducherry Thiruvettakudy, Karaikal, Puducherry-609 609, India Phone No.: +91-4368-265235,
Tele-Fax No.: +91-4368-265230
216 National Institute of Technology, Raipur G.E. Road, Raipur, Chhatisgarh-492010, India Phone: +91-771-2253155
Fax: +91-771-2253155
National Institute of Technology, Sikkim NIT Sikkim, Barfung Block, Ravangla Sub-Division South, Sikkim-737 139, India Phone: +91-3595-260042
Fax: +91-3595-260018
Additional Reporting Center of NIT Sikkim. Hotel Swastik residency, Near Tenzing Norgay Central bus terminus, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri - 734003. Dr. Ranjan Basak, Dean, Academic Affairs You may choose to report either at NIT Sikkim or Hotel Swastik Residency.
+91 9166467836
E-mail: [email protected]

Registration process

  • Important Dates: Eligible candidates should check JoSAA Seat Allotment Schedule before registering themselves.
  • Registration Date: JoSAA 2020 Application Process has been started from 16th June 2020. The last date to register is 25th June 2020.
  • Participation: All qualifying candidates in the entrance exams- JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020 will be deemed eligible to participate in the process of JoSAA 2020.

How to apply for JoSAA 2020?

The following steps for registering for JoSAA 2020 can be followed.

Step 1 – JoSAA 2020 Registration

  • Log into your JoSAA account, candidates will be required to submit their JEE Main 2020 roll number and password. Candidates who have qualified and registered for JEE Advanced 2020 will have to use their JEE Advanced 2020 password. If not, then the JEE Main password can be used.
  • Once you have logged in, your personal details will be retrieved from their JEE Main 2020 registration. However, candidates should ensure the auto-generated information is apt and correct. Communicate with the conducting authority in case of any discrepancy.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to change their password. While setting up the new password, the candidates will have to set a security question.
  • At this stage, the candidates will be able to modify their contact details.
  • Check all the information is correct and click on “Submit Changes”.

Step 2 – Filling of Choices

  • Once registered, a list of the various courses and also JoSAA 2020 participating institutes will be displayed on the screen.
  • The list of choices will be based on the candidate’s performance in JEE Main/ JEE Advanced (Candidates who have qualified JEE Advanced 2020 examination will be eligible for almost all the choices whereas those candidates who have qualified JEE Main 2020 will be able to select only from available choices of NITs, IIITs and GFTIs).
  • Fill in the choice as you prefer. Once done selecting all the preferred choices, the candidates will be able to modify the order by selecting “Arrange Filled Choices”. Candidates will be provided with the options of “Choices Rearrange” and “Choices Interchange”.
  • The selected options can also be deleted if required. The new course and college preference list will be updated after the candidate saves all the changes have been made.

Step 3 – Locking of Choices

  • Once the candidate has decided and entered his preferred choices, he/she must click on “I agree to lock my choices”.
  • If the candidate wishes to make any modifications later then they can click on “I will lock my choices later”.
  • Take a print out of the confirmed filled in choices for future reference.
  • The print out of the filled choices can be taken only if the candidates enter their JEE Main 2020 roll number and password. If the candidates have qualified JEE Advanced examination, then they will have to enter their JEE Advanced 2020 password.

Step 4 - Payment Of Application Fees

  • The candidates have to pay JoSAA 2020 Fees, i.e. e-challan for acceptance of seat and download their "Provisional Allotment Letter".
  • Payment of INR 45,000/- by the general candidates and INR 20,000/- by the SC/ST/Gen-PwD/OBC-NCL-PwD/SC-PwD or ST-PwD candidates have to be done through e-Challan or SBI Net Banking.

Sept 5 - Reporting at the Allotted Centre

  • The candidates who have been allotted seats in different institutes should report at their respective reporting centre for the verification of the documents.
  • All the original documents should be carried by the candidates to their reporting centre.
  • If the candidates do not attend or qualify the verification process, then their admission will be cancelled.
  • The candidates should remember that those who are allotted into NIT, IIEST, IIIT or other GFTIs will have to report only at the reporting centres of the same.

JoSAA Mock Seat Allotment

JoSAA will release the mock seat allotment process for the students. It will be done to give the students an idea of how actual counselling process will look like. Mock seat allotment for 2020 will be released before the actual seat allotment.

This will help candidates book their choice of seats in the desired participating institute. JoSAA 2020 Counselling will be having two JoSAA 2020 mock seat allotments.

JoSAA Seat Allotment Results

After the deadline to submit the choices, the results will be announced. The seat allotment is done based on the JEE Main/JEE Advanced 2020 rank, the choices entered for the course and college and the number of vacant seats in the institutes.

Candidates can check for seat allotment results on the official website. The candidates will then have the options to:

  • Freeze: Can be used when the candidate is satisfied with an allotment and would like to take admission in the allocated institute or college.
  • Float: Can be used when the candidate would like to continue with the allotted seat but would also participate in the next round of counselling to get a better seat.
  • Slide: It is similar to float except for the candidate wishes to explore better choices in the same institute.
  • Withdraw: Can be used when the candidate is dissatisfied with seat allotment and would like to leave the counselling process.

Frequently Asked Questions

The dates for JoSAA's seat allotment are yet to be announced. Please visit JoSAA 2020 Dates for regular updates.

Most IITs, NITs and GFTIs come under the ambit of JoSAA. For more information regarding this, click Colleges Accepting JoSAA scores in India

For IITs, the qualifying examination is JEE Advanced. For NITs, IIEST, IIITs and Other GFTIs, the qualifying examination is JEE Main.Apart from this, a candidate should have a minimum of 45% aggregate in 12th standard or any equivalent course. While for SC/ST/OBC candidates, the aggregate percentage should be 40% in 12th standard or any equivalent course. And a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in 12th standard is required. In case of B.Arch/B.Planning students, candidates who are applying need to qualify the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) to be eligible for registering under JoSAA. For more detailed information, please click JoSAA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Colleges which accept [JOSAA]

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2022
07 Feb 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Admission was made through JOSAA on the basis of JEE marks.

The cutoff for is different for different branches.

So the minimum cutoff was 5% marks

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2022
20 Sep 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The admission procedure for my course has gone through JOSAA counselling process which is based on JEE MAIN examination rank. I have taken jee main examination

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Food Technology and management), batch of 2022
04 Sep 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Admission is through JEE MAIN, you need to qualify it and should undergo JOSAA counselling

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), batch of 2021
04 Jul 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar is one of the leading colleges in India. It offers B.Tech in disciplines like Computer Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Information Technology. It also offers Mtech in Computer Science Engineering. The eligibility Criteria includes an aggregate of 75 percent and above in 10+2 with an aggregate of minimum 60 percent in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. For getting admission in IIIT Bhubaneswar, one needs to qualify JEE Mains (i.e., Joint Entrance Examination). The admission process is very similar to that of getting into IITs and NITs. There are several rounds of counseling held by JOSAA. The home state students get preference over students from other states. The cutoffs vary every year and there is no specific trend as such. The top scorers generally opt for Computer Science Engineering followed by Information Technology. As per last year, which is 2018, the branch opener for Computer Science Engineering had a score of 176 in JEE Mains. 

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electrical Engineering), batch of 2021
20 May 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Indian Institute Of technology Indian School of Mines Dhanbad was inaugurated in 1926 by the British Government as an Indian branch of British School Of Mines. It Became IIT in 2016. The Admission Process is Through Joint seat allocation Authority (JoSAA) After cracking JEE Advance. First, you have to appear for JEE mains and then Jee Advance Followed by Counselling. The typical Cutoff rank changes for different branches for Electrical Engineering Your Rank in JEE Advance must be below 10000.

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2021
16 May 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria are:- Candidates must give his/her class 12th boards with science stream and must pass his class 12 boards with a minimum aggregate of 75% for general candidates(65% for sc/st students).

The candidate needs to appear for Jee Mains (paper 1) for B.Tech course. After that, based on the rank the candidate secures it will be decided whether he/she gets a seat or not. Counseling is conducted online by JOSAA (Joint seat allocation authority).

The cutoff varies year to year and departments to departments. In the year 2017 cutoff for Mechanical was about 136 for general category (equivalent to a rank of 34.5k), whereas for CSE it was about 15k, for ECE it was about 22k, for Electrical it was about 30k, for Civil it was nearly 40k, for chemical it was 38k, for metallurgy it was about 45k. Whereas for the year 2018 the cutoff rank for every department went down by 5k. For instance cutoff for Mechanical was 28-29k and same for other departments.

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2021
16 May 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Admissions to NITK Surathkal are done based on JEE Mains Score. The National Allocation Authorities called JOSAA for Indian Students and DASA for foreign students do the Admissions

The students will be screened based on the cut-off scores and there will be 7 rounds of selections. Students will have to be present for reporting at the campus where the documents will be checked. The details for which can be found on the JOSAA and DASA websites. The documents verification is done and students who are satisfied with their seats can confirm it and who desire for an upgrade can put in a request.

After all the 7 rounds are completed and there is still vacancy, an open round will be held where students who have cleared JEE Mains can appear but seat can't be confirmed.

Next up is the Admissions where the documents are again verified and fees is to be paid. The payments are to be done Online only, the facilities for the same will be provided by the institution.  

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Bachelor of Engineering [BE], batch of 2020
29 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

BIT Mesra has 2 rounds of admission - The first one is through JOSAA where you get a particular branch according to the availability of seats and your preference. Once this step is completed, there is an option for internal sliding where you can change your branch if you wish so but this depends on the remaining vacant seats and your JEE Mains Rank. The second round is the SPOT round which is conducted by the college for the remaining seats. You can apply through the website and it takes place after 20-25 days of the end of the first round.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2021
29 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

One should qualify to JEE Mains with HSC board. Admission occurs through JOSAA. Cutt off varies every year latest cuttof visit

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mining Engineering), batch of 2020
16 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility is same as other IITs and admission procedure is by JEE Advanced rank and JOSAA Counselling. JEE is the one and only way to get admission. Cutoffs are dependent on the reservations. For Open category, it is around 8500 rank.

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