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CSAB SFTI Counselling 2021: Dates, Registration, Seat Allocation, Results, Participating Colleges

Last updated on August 18th, 2021

What is CSAB SFTI? After JoSAA counselling, the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) starts conducting their seat allocation procedure. CSAB 2020 Counselling is conducted for two categories of colleges. It is conducted for Self Financing Technical Institutes (SFTIs) to admit the aspirants to engineering and architecture courses. Thus, this process is named CSAB SFTI Counselling. CSAB was called the Central Counselling Board (CCB) before 2013. Over the decision of a joint counseling procedure, JoSAA was set up. The role of CSAB is limited to counselling of specific institutes only.

Latest Update: 

  • CSAB SFTI counselling 2021 will depend on the number of students applying for it.
  • It was not conducted in 2020 due to a smaller number of self financing technical institutes participating in it.

In this article, we talk about what roles CSAB fulfills. And, how to take part in CSAB Counselling rounds.


Details of CSAB SFTI 2021

CSAB Full-Form – Central Seat Allocation Board
SFTI Full-Form – Self Financing Technical Institute

CSAB SFTI Counselling 2021: Points to Note

  • The candidates need to pay a fee of INR 21000 through e-challan for the registration.
  • Seat allocation depends on the JEE Main Cut Off or CSAB SFTI Cutoff, apart from the candidate’s choice of preferences.
  • Aspirants must download the ‘Provisional Seat Allotment Letter’ from the Official website of CSAB SFTI i.e csab.nic.in
  • After CSAB SFTI, the students must carry the required documents to the allotted institutes for verification and to complete all the formalities. The documents list is given below in this article.
  • If you fail to attend college after CSAB SFTI counseling, your allotted seat will be cancelled.

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Schedule For CSAB 2021 Special Rounds

Usually, if there are vacant seats after JoSAA Counselling, CSAB conducts special counselling in two rounds for NIT+ system i.e. NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. This ensures all the seats are filled completely.

Detailed schedule for CSAB Counselling 2020 Special Rounds is given below-

Event Time (IST) Date
Display of Vacancies after JoSAA rounds 17:00 hrs TBA
Registration, Payment of Participation/Processing Fee and Choice Filling STARTS 10:00 hrs TBA
Registration, Payment of Participation/Processing Fee and Choice Filling ENDS 23:59 hrs TBA
Display of Seat Allotment Result – Special Round-I 17:00 hrs TBA
A) Exercising any one of the following options based on the outcome of Special Round-I TBA
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 TBA
Display of Seat Allotment Result – Special Round-II 20:00 hrs TBA
Reporting at Allotted Institute (In-Person/Online) TBA

Important Dates for CSAB SFTI 2021

Given below are the important dates (expected) for CSAB SFTI 2021 Counselling-

Event Tentative Dates
Online Registration, Choice Filling by candidates, Payment of an initial fee of INR 21,000 (Twenty one thousand rupees only) September 2021
Result Declaration and Seat Allotment TBA
Physical Reporting and verification of original documents of the candidate Payment of balance fees at the Allotted Institute TBA


Academic Qualification Required for CSAB SFTI 2021

  • The aspirants must submit the scores of JEE Main paper 1 (B.Tech applicants)/Paper 2 (B.Arch aspirants)/Paper 3 (B.Plan aspirants).
  • JEE Main qualification in Paper 2 is required for B. Arch. candidates.
  • JEE Main qualification in Paper 3 is required for B. Plan. candidates.
  • Candidates must have the qualified marks in at least five subjects of 12th class.

Related | JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Pre-Allotment Steps of CSAB SFTI 2021

The candidates must complete the pre-allotment steps. This is mandatory before enrolment for CSAB SFTI rounds. Check the steps below-


  • Aspirants must visit the official website of CSAB and register themselves with JEE Main Roll Number.
  • Make the initial registration fee payment of INR 21000 by e-challan at State Bank of India.
  • Take a print out of the e-challan receipt and keep it with you.
  • Verify their personal information while registering online.
  • Aspirants can modify details like Eligibility, State, Gender, category during the time of registration.
Mentioned Category in Application Form Modification Permitted

Steps of CSAB SFTI Allotment ProcedureCSAB SFTI 2020 Seat Allotment Procedure

Follow the below mentioned step-by-step allotment procedure for CSAB SFTI 2020:

Step 1: Payment of Initial Fee

Before you complete the payment procedure, the candidates should download the e-challan and deposit INR 21000. The amount is refundable.

  • Visit csab.nic.in
  • Download the format of the e-challan
  • Submit the credentials with correct details
  • Visit the nearby SBI branch to complete the payment.

Step 2: Choice Making and Locking

The registration and the choice making steps will be enabled for six hours after fee payment.

  • If the aspirants get the confirmation, they can later get access to colleges/institutes and the corresponding courses.
  • Candidates are advised to submit or lock the list before the mentioned timeline. Otherwise, your last preferences will be considered as the final choice.
  • After the completion of the third round of seat allotment, you can change your preferences in the third stage.
  • The candidates who surrendered previous seat allotment due to dissatisfaction will be allowed for the final round of counselling
  • In case of an inability to register during the previous round counselling, the aspirants can go for the Spot counselling process. It will be held in September, last week.

Step 3: Seat Allocation and Document Verification

The seat allocation process will let you know about the enlisted college/institution for the counselling process. You have to prepare for the document verification process.

  • The seat allocation process is conducted on the basis of All India Rank in JEE Main or merit list in addition to the choice of preferences of the candidates.
  • The desired college/institute will receive a Provisional Seat Allotment letter from the Board.
  • Candidates must download and take a print out of the document to carry along with other verified documents to the reporting centres as mentioned in the letter.
  • After the verification, a Provisional Admission Letter will be issued by the board.

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Step 4: Allotment of Seats and Report to the Allotted Colleges

  • The candidates need to go to the official website for checking the seat allotment
  • Download the ‘Provisional Seat Allotment Letter’ when you go online
  • Seat allotment is dependent upon the online choice of filling and on the merit list of the candidates.
  • Some seats of the institutes will be occupied for the reserved category. Moreover, the availability of seats of the colleges/institutes is varied based on the respective branch.
  • After completion of the seat allotment process, the students should report and submit the required documents to the allotted institutes.
  • Candidates failing to report to the allotted institute within the projected deadline will lose their candidatures. In that case, they will not get the registration fee return under the no refund policy of CSAB.


Check JEE Main Counselling

How to Check CSAB Special Round Results?

The CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board) declares its Special round counselling results on its official website. Candidates must visit the official website to check the results as well as CSAB opening and closing rank for the first round of special vacant seats. Aspirants must follow the below-mentioned steps to check the CSAB special round results:

  1. Visit the official website at csab.nic.in
  2. Candidates must login using their JEE Main Application Number and Password.
  3. After entering the information, click on the submit button
  4. Check the result displayed on the screen.

Documents Verification Process for CSAB SFTI 2021

For CSAB SFTI 2021, the candidates should carry some self-attested copies of the original documents:

  • Provisional Letter of seat allotment
  • E-Challan receipt from SBI
  • Admit card of JEE Main 2021
  • One passport size photograph of the candidates
  • Photo ID Proof
  • Mark sheet of class X as proof of date of aspirant’s name and date of birth
  • Marks sheet of class XII
  • If you have a category certificate (SC/ST/OBC-NCL), you should carry it with you
  • The disabled candidates also need to bring PWD certificates
  • Do not forget to carry a self-attested print out of locked choices and other terms, rules, and regulations from the CSAB website.

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CSAB SFTI Participating Institutes

Given below are some CSAB Participating Institutes. The list is subject to change.

1 Amity University Raipur, Chattisgarh
2 Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Greater Noida
3 Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior
4 Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon, Haryana
5 Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur
6 Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
7 Amity University Maharashtra, Mumbai
8 Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
9 Dr M.G.R Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
10 Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
11 Jagannath University Jaipur, Rajasthan
12 Sister Nivedita University Kolkata, West Bengal
13 Techno India University, West Bengal

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FAQs on CSAB SFTI Counselling

Ques 1. May I know the steps of the Seat Allotment Process?

Last updated on August 2nd, 2021

Ans. Step 1: First you have to complete the Online registration

Step 2: Next, Online choice filling and locking process

Step 3: In the third step, you will be allotted a seat

Step 4: Fee payment for seat acceptance. Once you pay the fees, you have to go through the document verification process

Step 5: Report to the allotted college

Ques 2. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for B.Arch in CSAB SFTI?

Last updated on August 2nd, 2021

Ans. Candidates should get A rank in JEE Main Paper 2. Also, they are required to get aggregate 75% scores in five subjects of class 12. (Note: 75% rule has been scrapped for 2021)

Ques 3. Who are eligible to participate in CSAB 2021?

Last updated on August 2nd, 2021


Name Details
Conducted by Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB)
Eligibility criteria Valid JEE Rank
Academic qualification Undergraduate
Participating Institutes IITs, NITs, and GFTIs

Ques 4. I want to get back the refund from CSAB SFTI, what is the process?

Last updated on April 30th, 2020

Ans. If the seat allotment process is completed finally, then the aspirants would not get back the amount. However, if no seat is allotted in a special round, then the applicants would get back the participation fee after deducting 1000 INR.

Ques 5. What is CSAB counselling?

Last updated on April 30th, 2020

Ans. The aspirants from North Eastern region and from Union Territories are able to attend the counselling by Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB).

Ques 6. What is the distinction between JoSAA and CSAB?

Last updated on April 30th, 2020

Ans. JoSAA is applicable for the admission of IITs, NITs and for other colleges. When, two round CSAB counselling process is for filling up the vacant seats of NITs, IIITs and for other institutes (not for IITs).

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  1. Will you tell me please, can I get admission in any good GOVT or Private college with an EWS rank of 32000 in JEE mains ’21? My AI rank was 2,26,000 & I wanna pursue BTech or BSc from CSE branch.

    • Hi, this rank is not sufficient to get NITs and you can try some college from your home state or try other good private colleges.

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