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JoSAA Counselling 2021: Seat Allotment, Cut Off, Online Reporting, Procedure

Last updated on October 18th, 2021

JoSAA Counselling schedule 2021 has been release on the official webiste. JoSAA Registration begin from 16 October 2021. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (or JoSAA) is responsible for the counselling process for 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST, 26 IIITs and 29 other GFTIs. Check Complete Schedule Here

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JoSAA Counselling 2020 Opening and Closing Ranks Released

Check Opening & Closing Ranks 2020

  • Candidates who qualified JEE Main 2021 or JEE Advanced 2021 are eligible to take part in the counselling process.
  • Students who want to participate in JoSAA 2021 Counselling have to register online for the same using their JEE Main 2021 Application Number, Password for JEE Main/JEE Advanced and a security pin (captcha).
  • The registration process has not started yet. Given below is a picture of the registration portal for 2020.

Online Registration and Choice Filling Portal

Online Registration and Choice Filling Portal (JoSAA 2020)


What is JoSAA Counselling 2021?

The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) established the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) in 2016.

  • It was established so that managing, conducting the counselling and allocation of seats to the eligible candidates for JEE Main and JEE Advanced can be streamlined.
  • So, JoSAA helps the qualifying candidates for allotment of the seats to get admissions in the JoSAA participating institutes including IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. Check 2021-22 Official List
  • Currently, 110 colleges will take part in the JoSAA Counselling 2021.
  • Hence, JoSAA Counselling 2021 streamlines the seat allotment process for admissions to more than 30,000 undergraduate engineering seats.
  • Finally, the eligible students who meet the JoSAA counselling eligibility criteria get seats based on their category after payment of JoSAA Counselling Fees.

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JoSAA Counselling Schedule 2021 

JoSAA Counselling dates 2021 are tabulated below:

JoSAA 2021 Registration & Choice Filling Starts 15 October 2021
AAT-specific choices starting from 22 October 2021
Mock Seat Allocation -1 22 October 2021
Mock Seat Allocation -2 24 October 2021
Registration/Choice Filling End Date 25 October 2021
Reconciliation of data, verification and validation of allocated seats 26 October 2021
Seat Allocation Round 1 27 October 2021
Online Reporting 27 – 30 October 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 1) 31 October 2021
Display of seats filled/ availability status 31 October 2021
Seat Allocation Round 2 1 November 2021
Online Reporting 2- 3 November 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 2) 5 November 2021
Initiation of Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 2)
Withdrawal Query Response
2 – 3November 2021 
2- 5 November 2021
Display of seats filled/ availability status 5 November 2021
Seat Allocation Round 3 6 November 2021
Online Reporting 7 – 8 November 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 3) 9 November 2021
Withdrawal of seat from seat allocation process (Round 3) 7 – 9 November 2021
Display of seats filled / availability status 9 November 2021
Seat Allocation Round 4 10 November 2021
Online Reporting 11 – 12 November 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 4) 13 November 2021
Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 4) 11 – 13 November 2021
Display of seats filled / availability status 13 November 2021
Seat Allocation Round 5 14 November 2021
Online Reporting 15 – 16 November 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 5) 17 November 2021
Notification of the decision on seat confirmation for Round 5 17 November 2021
Withdrawal of seat / Exit from the seat allocation process Last round for seat withdrawal / Exit option (Round 5) 17 – 18 November 2021
Display of seats filled / availability status 18 November 2021
Seat Allocation Round 6 (FINAL ROUND for IITs) 18 November 2021
Online reporting (For IITs only) 19 November 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 6) (FINAL ROUND for IITs) 20 November 2021
Admission Process (For NITs+ System) 20 – 24 November 2021

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JoSAA Cut Off Ranks 2021 (Expected)

Cut Off ranks for 2021 have not been released yet so candidates can check the JoSAA cut off 2020. These can be considered as the expected cut off for 2021. Candidates can download JoSAA Counselling 2020 Opening – Closing Ranks for various rounds below-

JoSAA Counselling Rounds IITs Cut Off (OR-CR) NITs Cut Off (OR-CR) IIITs Cut Off (OR-CR) GFTIs Cut Off (OR-CR)
Round 1 Download Download Download Download
Round 2 Download Download Download Download
Round 3 Download Download Download Download
Round 4 Download Download Download Download
Round 5 Download Download Download Download
Round 6 Download Download Download Download

JoSAA 2021 Reporting Centers

  • The candidates can only become a part of JoSAA 2021 Counselling if they have cleared the exam.
  • Also, their name must be mentioned in the All India Rank list.
  • So, to get admissions, the students have to attend the JoSAA counselling 2021.
  • But, if they don’t attend the JoSAA counselling, their admission is automatically cancelled.
  • Most importantly, the candidates have to visit the reporting centre on time. They must carry all of the important documents including the JEE Main Admit Card.

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List of all reporting centres in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs for JoSAA 2021-

Given below is a list of reporting centres for 2020. This ist will be updated when a list for JoSAA releases a list for reporting centres for 2021.

S. No. College Code College Name
1 201 Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
2 202 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
3 203 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal
4 204 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
5 205 NIT Agartala
6 206 NIT Calicut
7 207 NIT Delhi
8 208 NIT Durgapur
9 209 NIT Goa
10 210 NIT Hamirpur
11 211 NITK Surathkal
12 212 NIT Meghalaya
13 213 NIT Nagaland
14 214 NIT Patna
15 215 NIT Puducherry
16 216 NIT Raipur
17 217 NIT Sikkim
18 218 NIT Arunachal Pradesh
19 219 NIT Jamshedpur
20 220 NIT Kurukshetra
21 221 NIT Manipur
22 222 NIT Mizoram
23 223 NIT Rourkela
24 224 NIT Silchar
25 225 NIT Srinagar
26 226 NIT Tiruchirappalli
27 227 NIT Uttarakhand
28 228 NIT Warangal
29 229 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat
30 230 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur
31 301 ABV-IIITM Gwalior
32 310 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
33 901 College of Engineering Pune
34 402 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
35 403 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
36 410 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
37 412 School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur
38 415 School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada
39 416 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir
40 417 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
41 421 University of Hyderabad
42 422 Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
43 423 Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
44 902 Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow
45 903 MBM Engineering College, JNV University, Jodhpur

Note: This list is subject to change.

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How does JoSAA 2021 Counselling Work?

List of stages in JoSAA Counselling

  1. The applicants qualifying JEE Main or JEE Advanced will be allowed to take part in the JoSAA Counselling 2021.
  2. First, the candidates need to visit the official website online for JoSAA 2021 Registration.
  3. After that, they must choose their preferred JoSAA colleges and courses from the mentioned list available.
  4. Further, the JoSAA 2021 Counselling schedule will be mentioned on the official website post the results of JEE Main 2021.
  5. Finally, the seats are allocated based on the applicant’s ranking (AIR), category, availability of seats besides considering other factors as well.
  6. JoSAA 2021 Cut Off Ranking, Opening and Closing Ranks are released after counselling ends. Candidates can check JoSAA Counselling 2020 Cut Off for colleges to get an idea of expected cut off.

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  • The entire allocation process will be done online.
  • And, once the seats have been allocated to the students, they need to get the documents verified and pay the fee at the allotted college.
  • This is required to confirm their admission.
  • The JoSAA counselling 2021 and seat allotment process are anticipated to be held from the first week of September 2021.

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JoSAA 2021 Counselling Procedure

  • The candidates have to adhere to the JoSAA 2021 procedure as per schedule.
  • Besides, the entire JoSAA counselling process has been divided into various steps.
  • To begin with, you first need to visit the official website of JoSAA Counselling- josaa.nic.in 2021.

Seat Allotment

  • Filling the choices online – 
    • The candidates have to log in to the JoSAA Counselling 2021 portal by filling their roll number and password.
    • Then, the candidates need to fill the choices in the prescribed section and lock their preferences as per the prescribed dates.
    • This is one of the most important steps in JoSAA Counselling 2021.
    • So, the candidates must not forget to lock their filled choices before submitting.
    • Besides, in case someone forgets to lock their choices, the last saved choices will be saved automatically.
  • Provisional Offer of Seats & Confirmation
    • The candidates can check provisional seat allotment by visiting the website of JoSAA Counselling 2021 on the date specified in the schedule.
    • And, once the seat has been allotted to the candidates, they have to download the provisional seat allocation letter.
    • Also, they have to pay the seat acceptance fee for JoSAA Counselling Fee.
    • To sum up, the candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories have to pay INR 15,000.
    • While the students belonging to other categories need to pay INR 35,000.
    • The payments can be made through SBI net banking or e-challan.

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Reporting To College

  • Document Verification- 
    • Once the students have accepted the seat, they have to appear at the reporting centre for getting the verification process done of the documents.
    • Moreover, the candidates must report the centre at the mentioned date & time.
    • Most importantly, the candidates must not forget to carry their original documents along with the photocopies as well.
    • Failing to provide the same can result in the cancellation of the seats.
    • The students who have selected float options can get a better seat in the next JoSAA counselling rounds. So, they have to report again with the documents for the verification process.

Documents Required For Admissions

S. No. NITs, IIITs and GFTIs IITs
1. 3 passport-sized photographs, identical to the ones uploaded during JEE Main. 2 passport-sized photographs, identical to the ones uploaded during JEE Main/ Advanced
2. Class XII performance check Class XII performance check
3. Provisional Seat Allotment Letter Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
4. Undertaking by the Candidate Undertaking by the Candidate
5. Proof of seat acceptance fee payment Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
6. Photo Identification Card (issued by Govt. agency/ last attended school/ Class 12 Admit Card) Photo Identification Card (issued by Govt. agency/ last attended school/ Class 12 Admit Card)
7. JEE Main 2021 Admit Card JEE Advanced 2021 Admit Card
8. JEE Main 2021 Scorecard Proof of Date of Birth (Class X Marksheet)
9. Proof of Date of Birth (Class X Marksheet) Class XII or any equivalent marksheet
10. Class XII or any equivalent marksheet Medical Certificate
11. Medical Certificate Category Certificate
12. Category Certificate Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PWD), if applicable.
13. Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PWD), if applicable. Passport for foreign nationals, OCI Certificate or PIO Card
14. OCI Certificate or PIO Card DS Certificate, if applicable
15. JoSAA 2021 Candidate Registration and Choice Filling JoSAA 2021 Registration-cum-locked Choices for seat allotment.
  • Reporting at the Admitting Institution- 
    • Finally, post the completion of all these processes, the candidates must report at the allotted JoSAA colleges.
    • This is required so that further formalities related to the admission procedure can be completed.


Options on Seats Allotted in JoSAA Counselling 2021

There are some other options available for the students as well which include Freeze, Float, and Slide Options in JoSAA Counselling 2021-

  • Firstly, the freezing option, for those individuals who accept the allotted seats and don’t want to take part in the next counselling rounds.
  • Second, the floating option will be accepted by the students who accept the allotted seats but wish to get admission to a better preference.
  • Finally, the sliding option will be chosen by those candidates who accept the allotted seats. But, seeking admission to an academic program of better preferences within the same JoSAA colleges or institution.
  • The candidates are allowed to make amendments in this process.
  • Hence, they can change from floating to sliding to freezing by mentioning about the same at the reporting centre.
  • Moreover, the slide and float option will be offered to those candidates only who have not been given admission to their first preference.

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However, no candidate can make changes in the last round of seat allocation.

  • In case, the candidates don’t get a seat in the first round, then they are suggested to wait for the subsequent rounds. Because changes happen in the second round.
  • For instance, the students who want to get admissions in other colleges might back out from certain colleges in JoSAA Counselling.

Difference between JoSAA and CSAB

Some of the differences between JoSAA and CSAB are listed below:

  • JoSAA conducts the admission process for IITs, NITs and other colleges while CSAB conducts some special rounds to fill up the vacant seats for NITs, IIITs and various other colleges.
  • CSAB does not conduct the admission process for IITs.
  • In case you are not allotted any seat through JoSAA then you can switch to CSAB.
  • If you already have a seat then also you can apply for CSAB special rounds as there are chances that you can secure a better branch.

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JEE JoSAA Counselling – Spot Round

  • Spot rounds are held when there are any leftover seats even after the multiple JoSAA counselling rounds.
  • However, the students must not rely on it by seeing the cutoffs of the spot round as this round takes place very late.
  • Moreover, there is not any assurance whether this round will take place or not.
  • So, the candidates who have taken admission and want to opt for sliding later can sit for the spot round.

How to Withdraw a Seat in JoSAA Counselling?

  • The students who have accepted the seat before but now want to withdraw that seat are allowed to do so.
  • So, first, the candidates must fill in their bank account details.
  • After that, upload an image of a cancelled cheque in jpg format.
  • Finally, download the withdrawal request letter.
  • In the end, the candidates will have to appear at the reporting centre.
  • Certainly, they must carry the withdrawal request letter duly signed by them and their parents.

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NOTE: The candidates selecting the withdrawal option cannot take part in further JoSAA counselling rounds. They will get a refund after a deduction of INR 1000 as processing charges.

JoSAA Counselling Expected Cut Off 2021 for All Colleges

Given below are some of the top NITs and IITs Cut Off Ranks (Opening and Closing) front he previous year counselling. These can be considered as the expected ranks for 2021 counselling.

S.No. NITs Cut Off Ranks IITs Cut Off Ranks
1 NIT Trichy Cut Off IIT Kharagpur Cut Off
2 NIT Surathkal Cut Off IIT Delhi Cut Off
3 NIT Calicut Cut Off IIT Bombay Cut Off
4 NIT Rourkela Cut Off IIT Hyderabad Cut Off
5 NIT Durgapur Cut Off IIT Kanpur Cut Off
6 NIT Jalandhar Cut Off IIT Roorkee Cut Off
7 NIT Hamirpur Cut Off IIT BHU Varanasi Cut Off
8 NIT Goa Cut Off IIT Gandhinagar Cut Off
9 NIT Kurukshetra Cut Off IIT Palakkad Cut Off
10 NIT Warangal Cut Off IIT Bhubaneswar Cut Off
11 IIT Goa Cut Off
12 IIT Guwahati Cut Off
13 IIT Dharwad Cut Off
14 IIT Jammu Cut Off
15 IIT Tirupati Cut Off
16 IIT Jodhpur Cut Off
17 IIT Madras Cut Off


Ques. What is JoSAA 2021 mock allotment?

Ans. The mock allotment is conducted before the actual seat allotment process. It helps the candidates to know their chances of getting their desired colleges according to their ranks and preferences.

Ques. What is the admission process for POI or OCI card holder?

Ans. POI or OCI cardholders can apply for admission into NITs, GFTIs, IIITs through JEE Main 2021 Ranks. For admission into IITs, JEE Advanced Rank is required.

Ques. Can i get admission into NITs, IIITs or GFTIs without appearing for JoSAA Counselling?

Ans. To get admission into UG courses through NITs, IIITs, IITs or GFTIs candidates have to appear for JoSAA Counselling. If any candidate fails to register for counselling can not get admission.

Ques. When will the JoSAA Document verification round hold?

Ans. Once the candidate will accept the allotted seat, they have to report to the centre for the document verification process.

Ques. What is Dual Reporting?

Ans. If seat allotment changes from IITs to NITs or vice versa, aspirants have to report twice. Keep one thing in mind, once locked, choice can not be changed.

Q. JoSAA counselling 2021 will be conducted in how many rounds?

Answer: JoSAA counselling 2021 will be conducted in 6 or 7 rounds starting in October/ November 2021.

Q.How can I register for JoSAA counselling 2021?

Answer: You will have to log in using your JEE Main/ JEE Advanced Application Number and Password on the official website of JoSAA counselling registration page and fill the JoSAA counselling 2021 application.

Q. Who is eligible for JoSAA counselling 2021?

Answer: Candidates who clear JEE Main or JEE Advanced will be eligible for JoSAA Counselling 2021.

Q. Is there any registration fee for JoSAA Counselling?

Answer: No, there is no registration fee for JoSAA Counselling. Once you accepted a seat, then you have to pay Rs. 35,000 as seat acceptance fees. After getting admission, seat acceptance fees will be considered as admission fees.

Q. What is the seat acceptance fee for open category candidates?

Answer: Open category candidates will be required to pay Rs 35,000 as seat acceptance fee.

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  1. I registered for JEE mains as GEN EWS in January but wasn’t able to Upload a Category certificate issued after 1 April during JEE Advanced registeration .So can I apply for JoSSA councelling as GEN EWS or I will be considered as General category ?

  2. Hi, I have registered under general category in jee mains 2021. As there was some relaxations in our state, I am able to get obc ncl certifícate now. Will there be any possibility to change the category now from gen to obc ncl.

    • Hi, you can wait for the correction form there you can correct any mistake done prior. check this also – JEE Main

  3. Sir I do not have the same photograph from the jee main admit card , is diffrent passport photo allowed in filling the form of jee advance and JOSAA

    • Hi, you can do that, but just keep in mind that when you take the photo your name and date should be printed in photograph.

    • Hi, according to your rank you will get these colleges –

  4. Sir I Rishi marodia jee main 2021 application id 210310012947 gave jee mains 2020 last year and qualified it too but with poor score.
    My 2020 jee mains application number is 200310102347.I was not able to give 2020 jee advanced last year due to unavoidable circumstances.

    But this year I gave jee mains in 2021 got a very better score from previous year.But when I am trying to register for jee advanced 2021 it is showing me to register as a one time measure. So i have a doubt if I will register through my jee main 2020 id then which of my jee mains 2020 or 2021 marks would be consider for Jossa counselling.

    I would be waiting for reply as I have improved a lot in jee mains 2021 and want my 2021 marks to be considered for Jossa counselling.

    • Hi Pamila, The document verification is being conducted online only for JoSAA Counselling 2020. Scanned Documents have to uploaded at JoSAA portal.

    • Hi Rashmi, The admission process will start soon after JoSAA final round seat allotment released. For NITs System admission process will start from 9 November to 13 November 2020.

    • Hi Ujala, The remaining vacant seats after JoSAA counselling are filled through CSAB Special rounds. CSAB conducts two rounds for admissions in NITs, IIITs and other private colleges.

    • Hi Mohita, If you withdraw your seat before last round then the fee will be refunded. But if you withdraw seat in the last round the registration fee will not be refunded.

    • Hi Sarita, Previously it is mandatory to take printout of locked choice but this year it might not be necessary because of online document verification. check official website for confirmation.

    • Hi Tanisha, With this rank you can get Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Check IIT Indore Cut Off

  5. I have made a technical error while filling for counselling in 22021 jossa so inspire of having a percentile pd 99.6 i have not been alloted any seat is there any way i can apply again or redress sir please help

    • Hi Swagata, Please talk to the JoSAA Authority. You can call or mail them on Phone: +91 11 26591785
      E-mail: jeeadv[at]admin[dot]iitd[dot]ac[dot]in

      or Email: helpcsab2020[at]mnnit[dot]ac[dot]in
      Phone: +91-532-2546144

    • Hi Sudhir, The Seat Acceptance fee for General category is Rs. 35,000 and for reserved category candidates the fee is Rs. 15,000.

    • Hi Nikhil, The JoSAA Authority verify the documents of candidates and confirms that you have paid your registration fee at the reporting Centre.

    • Hi Naveen, Yes, your sear will be retained even if you participate in CSAB rounds. If you get seat in CSAB Rounds you can reject it and go for the seat you got in JoSAA Counselling.

    • Hi Princy,you should formulate your study routine in a manner that involves an adequate practice of numericals and also devote time to ensure all the concepts are cleared. For assistance about how to devise a study pattern, click here.

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