Last updated on November 4th, 2020 at 01:20 pm
The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has released the official schedule for CSAB Special Round Counselling. CSAB conducts the counselling for vacant seats of JoSAA Counselling for candidates of JEE Main. Only seats in NITs, IIEST, IIITs and GFTIs are available in these special rounds. Vacant seats will be displayed on 16th November, soon after which registrations will start from 17th November 2020.
Other than the special rounds counselling, CSAB has also released the schedule for CSAB NEUT Counselling for Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy courses in colleges of North-East and Union Territories. Last date for registration for CSAB NEUT is today i.e. 4th November 2020.
Schedule for CSAB 2020 Special Rounds
|Display of Vacancies after JoSAA rounds||17:00 hrs||16th November 2020|
|Registration, Payment of Participation/Processing Fee and Choice Filling STARTS||10:00 hrs||17th November 2020|
|Registration, Payment of Participation/Processing Fee and Choice Filling ENDS||23:59 hrs||19th November 2020|
|Display of Seat Allotment Result – Special Round-I||17:00 hrs||20th November 2020|
|A) Exercising any one of the following options based on the outcome of Special Round-I||–||20th November 2020 (17:00 hrs) To 23nd November 2020 (12:00 hrs)|
|Seat Acceptance (FREEZE/SLIDE/FLOAT) & Institute Reporting (OR)||–|
|Surrender Allotted Seat and Participating in Next Round (OR)||–|
|Surrender Allotted Seat and NOT Participating in Next Round (OR)||–|
|Not allotted any seat at the end of special round-I, and NOT WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPECIAL ROUND – II||–|
|B) Online reporting: Seat Acceptance Fee payment / Document upload / Response by a candidate to query (if required)|
|Last day to respond to queries (Special Round I)||14:00 hrs||24th November 2020|
|Display of Seat Allotment Result – Special Round-II||20:00 hrs||24th November 2020|
|Reporting at Allotted Institute (In-Person/Online)||–||25th November 2020 (10:00 hrs) To 30th November 2020 (17:00 hrs)|
As given in the table above, candidates can exercise one of 4 options. Under the 1st option i.e. Seat Acceptance, candidates have 3 choices-
- Freeze – To confirm a seat and pay seat acceptance fees
- Float – To confirm a seat, pay seat acceptance but also get a better preference
- Slide – To confirm a seat in a college, pay seat acceptance but get a better course in the same college if available.
Accordingly, candidates who don’t find the options suitable, can withdraw / surrender from seat allotment in the first round only. If participating in the second round, candidates cannot withdraw as they would have already paid the seat acceptance fees.