JOSAA Counselling 2020, Seat Allotment - Round Five Result Declared

Exam Date : October 6, 2020

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.

Latest Update:

  • November 7, 2020: The seat allotment for JoSAA 2020 Round-6 is announced. This will be the final seat allotment through JoSAA for the year 2020.
  • November 3, 2020: JoSAA 2020 Round-5 Seat Allotment List was announced after 8:00 PM today. Candidates can report online for further process.
  • October 30, 2020: JoSAA 2020 Round-4 Seat Allotment List is announced.
  • October 26, 2020: JoSAA 2020 Round-3 Seat Allotment List is announced.
  • October 21, 2020: JoSAA 2020 Round-2 Seat Allocation Results are announced.
  • October 17, 2020: The Round-1 Seat Allocation Results for JoSAA 2020 are declared. Candidates can log in with their JEE Main or JEE Advanced credentials to check the same.

JoSAA 2020 Counselling

The JoSAA 2020 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 2020 seat allotment process.

JoSAA Counselling Seat Allotment Dates 2020 

The JoSAA 2020 Seat Allotment Process has started on October 6, 2020. 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 October 6, 2020
Display of Mock Seat Allocation - 1 October 12, 2020
Display of Mock Seat Allocation - 2 October 14, 2020
Registrations and Choice Filling Last Date October 15, 2020
Reconciliation of data, Seat Allocation, verification, and validation October 16, 2020
Seat Allocation: Round 1 to 7 October 17 - November 9, 2020

JoSAA Counseling 2020 - 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 2020

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 2020 Admit Card Original JEE Advanced Admit Card
JEE Main 2020 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 2020

JoSAA 2020 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 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 conduct two JoSAA 2020 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 2020

After two rounds of mock seat allotment. The final seat allotment of JoSAA 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020

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.

Discussion Forum


What are the qualifying exams for JOSAA?

Asked By: Anonymous 28 May 2018



You should have successfully completed JEE Advanced and JEE Mains.

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 May 2018


What is the minimum marks for B.Arch in JOSSA?

Asked By: Anonymous 28 May 2018



The candidate should score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks to fulfil JoSAA in 12th standard in 5 subjects including maths. 

Good Luck!

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 May 2018



Hi Rishi,

There are 4 rounds of Seat Allotment. The dates are given below:

  • 1st Round of Seat Allotment- 28th June 2020

  • 2nd Round of Seat Allotment- 04th July 2020

  • 3rd Round of Seat allocation- 7th July 2020

  • 4th Round of Seat allocation for various preparatory courses (IITs and ISM) and seat allocation  (nits, IITs and other GFTIs)-  July 2020

Answer By: Getmyuni

17 May 2018



Hello Satya,

The candidates will be allowed to reshuffle/reorder their choices only during the choice filling period before they “lock” their choices. Beyond the permitted time period, the candidates will not be allowed to reorder the selected choices. Read here for more details about the JoSAA 2020 application process.

Answer By: Getmyuni

14 May 2018



Better set the password common for all and there will be no problem just click on the forgot password or call for helpline number provided.

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 Jun 2018

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