On October 16, 2021, the registration process for the 2021 JoSAA Consultation commenced and the option selection process began. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will conduct the counseling process for eligible candidates for JEE Main and/or JEE Advanced. To participate in the 2021 JoSAA Consultation, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.
The JoSAA 2021 Counselling include steps such as registration, options filling, dummy assignment, document verification, seat assignment, etc., specific term. JoSAA mock assignment results will help candidates adjust their academic and college preferences. There will be seven rounds of seat assignments for all eligible candidates.
JoSAA 2021 seat assignments will be based on the merit and selected preferences of candidates in JEE Main or JEE Advanced. Candidates who will be allotted seats must download an assignment letter and pay the seat acceptance fee. After that, the candidates must submit a report to the reporting centers for document verification. Once the documents have been verified, candidates must appear before the allotted institute to confirm their seats.
Along with the JoSAA 2021 seat assignment results, the authorities will also issue a certain set of instructions to candidates participating in the JoSAA 2021 counseling process.
JEE Main eligible candidates will be eligible for NIT (National Institutes of Technology), IIIT (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) and GFTI (Government Funded Technical Institutes). Candidates who have passed JEE Advanced will be able to apply for admission into all 107 institutes participating in the JoSAA consultative process, including IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology).
JoSAA Counseling Schedule 2021: Important Dates
Candidates can view the JoSAA 2021 counseling Schedule:
|Choice filling for academic programs under JoSAA STARTS; candidates who qualify AAT can fill their AAT- specific choices starting from October 22, 2021 after declaration of AAT result||16Oct, 2021||10:00|
|Display of Mock Seat Allocation-1 based on the choices filled-in by candidates as on October 21, 2021, 17:00 IST||22Oct, 2021||10:00|
|Display of Mock Seat Allocation-2 based on the choices filled-in by candidates as on October 23, 2021, 17:00 IST||24Oct, 2021||10:00|
|Candidate registration and choice filling for academic programs under JoSAA 2021 ENDS (Auto/System Locking of Choices)||25Oct, 2021||17:00|
|Reconciliation of data, verification and validation of allocated seats||26Oct, 2021|
|Seat Allocation (Round 1)||27Oct, 2021||10:00|
|Online reporting: fee payment / document upload / response by candidate to query (if required) (Round 1)||27Oct, 2021 to 30Oct, 2021||By 17:00,|
|Last day to respond to query (Round 1)||31Oct, 2021||By 17:00|
|Seat Allocation (Round 2)||1Nov, 2021||17:00|
|Online reporting: fee payment / document upload / response by candidate to query (if required) (Round 2)||2Nov, 2021 to |
|Last day to respond to query (Round 2)||5Nov, 2021||By 17:00|
|1. Initiation of Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 2). November 2, 2021 – November 3, 2021, 17:00 IST.|
2. Withdrawal Query Response: November 2, 2021 – November 5, 2021, 17:00 IST.
|2Nov, 2021 to |
|Seat Allocation (Round 3)||6Nov, 2021||17:00|
|Online reporting: fee payment / document upload / response by candidate to query (if required) (Round 3)||7Nov, 2021 to |
|Last day to respond to query (Round 3)||9Nov, 2021||By 17:00|
|1. Initiation of Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 3). November 7, 2021 – November 8, 2021, 17:00 IST.|
2. Withdrawal Query Response: November 7, 2021 – November 9, 2021, 17:00 IST.
|7Nov, 2021 to |
|Seat Allocation (Round 4)||10Nov, 2021||17:00|
|Online reporting: fee payment / document upload / response by candidate to query (if required) (Round 4)||11Nov, 2021 to |
|Last day to respond to query (Round 4)||13Nov, 2021||By 17:00|
|1. Initiation of Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 4). November 11, 2021 – November 12, 2021, 17:00 IST.|
2. Withdrawal Query Response: November 11, 2021 – November 13, 2021 17:00 IST.
|11Nov, 2021 – |
|Seat Allocation (Round 5)||14Nov, 2021||17:00|
|Online reporting: fee payment / document upload / response by candidate to query (if required) (Round 5)||15Nov, 2021 to |
|Last day to respond to query (Round 5)||17Nov, 2021||By 17:00|
|1. Initiation of Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 5). November 15, 2021 – November 16, 2021, 17:00 IST.|
2. Withdrawal Query Response: November 15, 2021 – November 17, 2021, 17:00 IST.
|15Nov, 2021 to |
|Notification of the decision on seat confirmation for Round 5||17Nov, 2021||By 20:00|
|1. Intimation of Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process. November 17, 2021, 20:00 IST – November 17, 2021, 23:59 IST.|
2. Withdrawal Query Response: November 17, 2021, 20:00 IST –
November 18, 2021, 14:00 IST.
LAST ROUND FOR SEAT WITHDRAWAL/EXIT OPTION (Round 5)
|17Nov, 2021 to |
|Seat Allocation (Round 6). FINAL ROUND of Seat Allocation for IITs||18Nov, 2021||20:00|
|Online reporting: fee payment/document upload/response by candidate to query (if required) (Round 6). FINAL ROUND of seat allocation for IITs.||19Nov, 2021||By 17:00|
|Last day to respond to query (Round 6). (FINAL ROUND of seat allocation for IITs).||20Nov, 2021||By 17:00|
Document verification for acceptance of seat or withdrawal of seat by physical mode at Admitting/Allotted Institutes ONLY (Round 6) (For NIT+ system). In case, the situation does not permit the physical presence of candidate at admitting Institute, the above process will be done online.
|. 20Nov – 24NOv, 2021 (for|
The JoSAA counseling process includes the following stages.
Stage 1: Registration in JoSAA 2021
The first step is to register with JoSAA. Applicants who will appear for JEE Main must login to their account with their JEE Main 2021 list number and password, while eligible candidates for JEE Advanced must use their examination credentials.
After logging in, applicants will be able to see details like name, gender, state eligibility code, etc. In this step, candidates will need to verify and reconfirm all details. Remember, candidates will not be able to modify any other details during registration except for their personal data.
Stage 2: Fill and Choice lock options
Implementation of Selection – After successful completion of the JoSAA 2021 registration process, candidates will need to complete their selection of universities and branches based on their preferences. Depending on the applicant’s eligibility, the options available for admission will be listed. Once the options are entered, applicants will be able to organize their selections according to their preferences using the “Organize full options” option.
- Option Lock – After completing the options, candidates are required to lock their options and make a hard copy of the chosen option for all future references.
- JoSAA Mock Allocation – Prior to conducting the actual seat assignment rounds, JoSAA will conduct two mock seat assignments to help candidates get an idea of their chances of getting into the university of their choice based on their rank and preference. Candidates will then have the opportunity to adjust their chosen faculties and courses accordingly.
Stage 3: Announcing the allocation of seats and the list of ranks
At this stage, the candidates will be assigned universities and branches based on their rank, class, preferences and seat availability. There are a total of 7 JoSAA 2021 seat assignment rounds, the results of which will be announced online. To view the seating assignment results, candidates will need to login to their account with the JEE Main/JEE Advanced List number and password.
Applicants who are satisfied with their assigned seats can proceed to the next step to download the provisional appointment letter and pay the seat acceptance fee.
- For applicants who choose the floating or sliding option, the assignment of a seat in a better/more preferred academic program will automatically result in the forfeiture of the seat they accepted in the previous round.
- Slide and Float options are only for candidates who have not been accepted into their first college or preferred course.
- Slide and float options are not available in the last round for seat acceptance.
- However, in the final round of JoSAA seating assignments, candidates will be able to switch from float to slide/freeze and from slide to freeze when reporting in the Report Center.
Stage 4: Availability of the Allotment letter and payment of the seat acceptance fee
At this time, candidates who are satisfied with their seat assignments can download the JoSAA 2021 Provisional Advisory Appointment Letter from the official website. In addition, candidates will have to pay a seat acceptance fee. To pay the fee, candidates will need to download the e-challan and pay Rs. 35,000 (general candidate) or Rs. 15,000 (SC/ST/Gen-PwD/OBC-NCL-PwD/SC-PwD or ST-PwD). Applicants can also pay the fee through SBI Net Banking.
Stage 5: Reporting at the center
Applicants who have been allocated seats must submit their reports to their 2021 JoSAA Reporting Centers for document verification. Candidates who fail to verify documents will be disqualified.
Documents Required for JoSAA Consultation 2021
Take a look at the documents required for the JoSAA 2021 Consultation:
|Documents list for IITs||Documents list for NITs, IITs & other GFTIS|
|Provisional seat allotment letter||Three passport size photographs identical to the one uploaded during JEE (Main) 2021 registration|
|Undertaking by the candidate as per given format||Provisional seat allotment letter|
|Proof of seat acceptance fee payment – E-challan or net banking transaction||Candidate’s Undertaking as per given format|
|Two passport size photographs||Fee Acceptance Receipt (E-challan /Netbanking)|
|Class XII (or equivalent) board marks sheet.|
Class XII Pass certificate if available
|Photo identity card (issued by govt. agency) OR Photo ID issued by last attended school OR Class XII admit card|
|Original JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card||JEE Main 2021 Admit Card|
|Date of birth proof [Class X marks sheet or any other similar certificate]||JEE Main 2021 grade Card|
|Photo identity card (issued by govt. agency) or Photo ID issued by last attended school OR Class XII admit card||Date of birth proof [Class X marks sheet or any other similar certificate]|
|Medical certificate as per given format||Class XII (or equivalent) board marks sheet. If available, pass certificate|
|Category certificate (OBC-NCL/SC/ST) if applicable and as per format||Medical certificate as per given format|
|Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), if applicable||Category certificate (OBC-NCL/SC/ST), if applicable as per given format|
|Passport – for foreign nationals / OCI certificate or PIO card if applicable—-||Passport – Indian nationals who passed the qualifying examination from Nepal/Bhutan or an institution abroad|
National Open School pass out candidates must bring proof of place of examination center of the final examination to determine the state code.
Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
OCI certificate or PIO card if applicable
Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), if applicable
JoSAA 2021: Withdrawal Option
Candidates who will accept a seat during the 2021 JoSAA counseling process will have the option to withdraw the seat. To do this, they must report to a media center until the sixth round (the penultimate round) of seat assignment (before the last round of seat assignment). Please note that candidates who have exercised the option to opt out will not be considered in the next rounds of seat assignments. However, the seat acceptance fee will be refunded after deducting the processing fee of Rs. 1500/-.
To exercise the withdrawal option, students must complete the following two steps:
- Step 1: On the official JoSAA website, fill all your bank account details for which the seat acceptance fee will be refunded. Also, upload an image of the canceled check from the same account in JPG format. Now, download the withdrawal request letter.
- Step 2: Both parents of the candidate must sign the withdrawal request letter. Candidates must also inform the information center for job vacancy.
- Step 3: Applicants who complete Step 1 but not Step 2 will be considered exercising the withdrawal option. Seats accepted by these candidates will not be released and will remain in their names.
Stage 6: Submitting reports at designated institutes
Successful candidates must present themselves at their designated institute. Candidates must pay the remaining fee to confirm admission.