JoSAA Counselling 2021 (Started): Seat Allotment, Choice Filling

JoSAA is a government body that conducts the counselling process for JEE Main and JEE Advanced. The counselling process is always started after the announcement of JEE Main and JEE Advanced Results. Get all details about the JoSAA Counselling on this page. The counselling registration and choice filling have started on Oct 16, 2021. The last date to register is Oct 25, 2021.

JoSAA 2021 Counselling

The JoSAA 2021 counselling and seat allocation process is conducted for candidates to get admissions in 31 NITs, 23 IITs, 25 IIITs, and 28 other GFTIs. This platform was created to make sure that no seats are left vacant by the end of the counselling process. Candidates who have written JEE Mains or JEE Advanced will be allowed to take part in the JoSAA 2021 seat allotment process.

JoSAA Counselling Seat Allotment Dates 2021 

The JoSAA 2021 Seat Allotment Process has started on October 6, 2021. The detailed seat allotment schedule is as mentioned in the table below. These dates are however subject to changes based on the circumstances at that time.

Events Dates
Registrations and Choice Filling Start Date Oct 16, 2021
Display of Mock Seat Allocation - 1 Oct 22, 2021
Display of Mock Seat Allocation - 2 Oct 24, 2021
Reconciliation of data, Seat Allocation, verification, and validation Oct 26, 2021
Seat Allocation: Round 1 to 6 Oct 27, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021

JoSAA Counseling 2021 - Partition of Candidates

Candidates can go through the below category tags that are assigned to different candidates:

Category Tags Details
Category Tag GEN-EWS Indian nationals of General category belonging to Economically Weaker Section
Category Tag GEN OCI/PIO or Indian Nationals of General category or candidates with no disability
Category Tag GEN - Pwd OCI/PIO or Indian National who do not belong to GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, or ST category and are PwD candidates.
Category Tag OBC-NCL Indian nationals who belong to the Non-Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes.
Category Tag GEN-EWS-PwD Indian nationals of GEN-PwD category belonging Economically Weaker Section.
Category Tag SC Indian nationals who belong to Scheduled Castes and are NOT Persons with Disabilities.
Category Tag SC-PwD Indian nationals who belong to Scheduled Castes and are Persons with Disabilities.
Category Tag ST Indian nationals who belong to Scheduled Tribes and are NOT Persons with Disabilities.
Category Tag Foreign Candidates who are NOT Indian nationals or OCI/PIO.

JoSAA Counselling Documents Required 2021

The counselling process conducted by JoSAA is quite tedious and requires the availability of a lot of official government documents at your disposal. It is always better to have all the required documents along with you during the registration and verification process. The list of documents required during the document verification process is mentioned below.

Documents for NIT's, IIIT's and other GFIT's Documents for IIT's
3 passport size photographs
(Similar to the ones uploaded during JEE Main Registration)
2 passport size photographs
Undertaking form by the candidate
(As per the specified format) 
Undertaking form by the candidate
(As per the specified format)
Provisional Seat Allotment Letter Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
Fee Acceptance Receipt
(E-Challan / Netbanking)
Proof of Acceptance Fee Payment
Photo Identity Card
(Issued by Government Agency / Issued by last attended school / Class 12 Admit card)
Class 12 or Equivalent Marks Card
JEE Main 2021 Admit Card Original JEE Advanced Admit Card
JEE Main 2021 Score Card Proof of Date of Birth (Class 10 marks card)
Proof of Date of Birth (Class 10 marks card) Photo Identity Card
(Issued by Government Agency / Issued by last attended school / Class 12 Admit card)
Category Certificate Medical certificate (as per the specified format)
Medical certificate (as per the specified format) Category Certificate (SC / ST / OBC-NCL)
(Indian Nationals who passed the qualifying exam from Nepal / Bhutan or any institution Abroad)
Certificate for persons with disability (PwD) (if applicable)
Registration cum locked choice for the seat allotment Passport (for foreign nationals)
OCI certificate / PIO certificate OCI Certificate  / PIO Card (If applicable)
Certificate for persons with disability (PwD)
(if applicable)

JoSAA Counselling Mock Seat Allotment 2021

JoSAA 2021 will release the mock seat allotment process for the students. It will be done to give the students an idea of how the actual counseling process will look like. Mock seat allotment for JoSAA 2021 will be released before the actual seat allotment. This will help candidates book their choice of seats in the desired participating institute. JoSAA 2021 Counselling will conduct two JoSAA 2021 mock seat allotments. If the colleges and courses allotted during mock allotment are not satisfactory, then the candidates can accordingly modify their order preference. Since the allotment is not final, candidates will be given enough time to change their preferences. 

NOTE: The results of both allotment rounds will be announced online.

JoSAA Counselling Final Seat Allotment 2021

After two rounds of mock seat allotment. The final seat allotment of JoSAA 2021 will be held in 7 rounds. After mock allotment, candidates will be given an ample amount to change their preferences if they wish to. The seat allotment is done based on the JEE Main/JEE Advanced 2021 rank, the choices entered for the course and college, and the number of vacant seats in the institutes. After the deadline to submit the choices, the results will be announced. 

The provisional allotment letter which will be available on the official website should be downloaded by the candidates and the acceptance fee should be paid within the specified date. Post which candidates have to visit the Reporting Center (RC) for the document verification process. The JoSAA 2021 acceptance fee for candidates belonging to different categories is mentioned below.

Category Acceptance Fee
General INR 35,000
OBC/SC/ST/PwD INR 15,000

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 who 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.

JoSAA Counselling Seat Allotment for IIT's 2021

The rules followed by the IIT's for the seat allotment of candidates belonging to certain categories are mentioned below.

For Defence Service [DS] Candidates

1. Dereservation of unfilled category seats 

Two seats will be allotted to the defense service candidates. The candidate must be in Common Rank List(CRL). Such candidates will be included in their birth category along with the DS category.

2. Foreign Candidates

Foreign candidates will be considered under the general category. They must fulfil all the eligibility criteria of the General category and they must be in the Common Rank List (CRL). Seats allocated to the foreign candidates will have the provision of being supernumerary. The number of supernumerary seats will be 10% of the total number of seats available. Foreign candidates will not be considered for admissions into NIT's, IIIT's, IIEST, and other GFTI's through JoSAA counselling.


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