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JEE Main Counselling 2024: Procedure, Steps to Apply and More

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : June 25, 2024

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Reader's Digest: The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) conducts the JEE Main Counselling and seat allotment processes. The JEE Main 2024 counselling process is ongoing. The JEE Counselling Date for 2024 will be announced along with the 

 The JEE main counselling and seat allotment process depends on the All India Rank (AIR) obtained by the students in the entrance exam. JEE Counselling is a pivotal process for candidates aspiring to secure admissions into prestigious engineering institutions across India. This counselling procedure follows the successful completion of the JEE Main examination, which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) annually. The counselling process encompasses several stages designed to allocate seats based on merit, preferences, and availability, ensuring a fair and transparent admission process.

The students who want to participate in the JEE main counselling process should note that JEE main rank is only applicable for admission to NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), and GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes).

In this article, you get to know all about

  • The JEE Counselling process,
  • Seat Allotment process,
  • Major Colleges, etc.

JEE MAIN Counselling 2024

The JEE counselling process comprises 3 processes, i.e. JoSAA (joint seat allocation authority), CSAB NEUT (central seat allocation board) (northeastern states & union territories), and CSAB (central seat allocation board), SFTI (self-financed technical institutes).

Check: JEE Main Exam Dates

  • The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) runs combined counseling and seat allotment procedure for all the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs).
  • JoSAA conducts for allotting seats to 110 participating institutes, which comprises IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other-GFTIs. JoSAA will announce Seat Allotment for rounds 1-6 in form of opening and closing ranks on the official portal.
  • JoSSA is the combined counseling for both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced qualified candidates.
  • CSAB SFTI is directed for admission in 18 Self Funded Technical Institutes.
  • CSAB NEUT is directed for seats restrained in AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) approved institutes in India that are not enclosed under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
  • The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) online registration and choice filling will begin very soon.

Check: JEE Main Paper 2 Study Plan - Points to Remember

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Highlights of JEE Main Counseling

Conducting Authority JoSAA (joint seat allocation authority), CSAB NEUT (central seat allocation board) (north eastern states & union territories), and CSAB (central seat allocation board) SFTI (self-financed technical institutes).
Mode of Counselling Online
Official website Jeemain.nta.ac.in
Minimum Eligibility JEE main Rank
Total Participating Colleges JoSSA – 110 institutes (IITs, IIITs, GFTIs, AND NITs) CSAB NEUT – 213 AICTE institutes CSAB SFTI – 18 Self-Funded Technical Institutes
Total Seats To be notified soon

JEE Main 2024 Counselling Dates

The table below shows the list of events for JEE Counselling 2024, and the dates will be announced along with other JEE Main 2024 updates -

Events

Dates

JEE Main Counselling 2024 Start Date

To Be Announced

Mock Seat Allocation-1

To Be Announced

Mock Seat Allocation-2

To Be Announced

JEE Main Counselling 2024 End Date

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 1 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 2 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 3 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 4 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 5 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 6 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

Documents Required for JEE Main Counselling 2024

  • The document verification will be conducted for all the candidates who have been allotted seats.
  • The candidate’s document verification will be conducted after each round. Any breach of the norms may lead to disqualification of the candidature.
  • Candidates should carry both original and multiple attested copies with them at the time of the seat confirmation process.

The table below shows the documents required for the JEE counselling process 2024:

Personal Details Academic Qualification Caste/ Physical Disability Certificate
Photo Identity Card Class 10th Mark sheet Category (OBC – NCL / SC/ ST) certificate, if applicable
Medical Examination Report Class 12th Mark sheet OBC NCL declaration if required
Proof of Date of Birth JEE Main Admit Card 2024 PwD Certificate, if applicable
Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment Provisional Seat Allotment Letter  -
Three passport–size photographs - -

Check: JEE Main 2025 Paper 2 Admit Card Dates

JEE Main Counselling Procedure

  • The candidates who are unable to perform JEE Advanced and have cleared JEE Main are eligible for seats in the colleges like NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.
  • The candidates who have cleared JEE Main 2024 must register themselves online and choose their preferred college and course.
  • Allotment of seats will be done online, based on the candidate’s rank, category, availability of seats, and other factors.
  • After the allotment of the seats, the candidates have to report to the allotted institute for document verification and fee payment.

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit the official website of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) or Self-Funded Technical Institutes or AICTE-approved Institutes respectively, as per the preferences of the candidates.
  • Login using JEE Main 2024 Application Number, Password, and Security Pin.
  • Click on ‘I Agree' after reading all the instructions carefully.
  • Fill in the required details in the JoSAA counseling Form.
  • Click on Submit after selecting the declaration
  • Click on the ‘Confirm Registration’ button after verifying all the provided details.

Step 2: Online Choice Filling and Locking

  • Choose your desired college and program and fill in their choices in the form given by the concerned authority.
  • You have filled the choice according to the order given for the colleges.
  • Candidates should choose to change/edit/delete their filled choices.
  • After filling all the choices, candidates must lock and submit their choices.
  • Lock the choice before the last date.
  • Candidates can do choice locking after each round of JEE main 2024 counseling.

Step 3: Allotment of Seats

The concerned authority allots seats on the basis of the following factors: -

  • Candidate’s Category (General, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, etc)
  • Availability of the seats in the concerned authority
  • Candidate’s All India Rank (AIR) in JEE main 2024 rank list.
  • Candidate’s priority order of choices for academic programs and institutes.

Before making the final seat allocation, two rounds of mock allotment will be directed for the eligible candidates. Mock Rounds will help candidates understand the seat allotment procedure in detail and will also allow them to make changes if they wish to before the counselling round starts.

Step 4: Acceptance of Seats, Fee Payment, and Document Verification

  • After allotment of the seats, pay the seat acceptance fee through net banking or E Challan.
  • Bring all the documents with you because they will be verified at the reporting centre.
  • After completion of the fee payment and document verification process, a provisional admission letter will be issued.

Step 5: Reporting to the Allotted College

  • The last and final step of the JEE main 2024 Counselling process is reporting to the assigned institutes with original certificates and documents on the allotted date and time slot.

Check: Colleges Taking Admission Through JEE Main Exam

 JEE Counselling Eligibility Criteria for Admission

  • To take Admission in these institutes in B.Tech / B. Arch / B.E. / B. Planning courses, it will be based on the All India Rank with the requirement that the candidate should have obtained at least 75% in the 12th examination or should have been in the top 20 percentile in 12th.
  • The requirement for SC / ST category candidates is 65% in 12th.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Admission to B.Arch

  • The requirement for an architecture course (B.Arch) includes passing an examination at the end of the qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and 50% marks aggregate of the qualifying examination.
  • For B. Planning, the candidate should have attained a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.

Subject combinations mandated in the qualifying examination for entry to B.E. / B.Tech, B.Arch, and B. Planning courses in IITs, NITs, and other CFTIs shall be under:

Course Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying examination
B.E / B.Tech Passed qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subjects.
B. Arch Passed qualifying examinations in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
B. Planning Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Other Institutions

  • Above mentioned criteria could be adopted by other technical institutions that are going to participate in counseling through CSAB / JoSAA.
  • In the case that a state plans to admit students into engineering colleges affiliated with State Universities, the state may prepare a completely separate rank list based on guidelines set by them.

Check: JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Conclusion

In conclusion, JEE Main Counselling serves as a critical gateway for engineering aspirants seeking admission to premier institutions in India. By integrating a systematic approach that considers merit, preferences, and availability, the counselling process facilitates a fair and efficient allocation of seats. As candidates navigate through the various stages of counselling, they are empowered to make well-informed decisions that align with their academic aspirations and career goals.

Overall, JEE Counselling plays a vital role in shaping the future of engineering students, ensuring that deserving candidates secure placements in institutions that best match their talents and ambitions. This process not only underscores the importance of meritocracy but also emphasizes the commitment to excellence within India's engineering education landscape.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am not interested in the seat offered, can I still participate in seat allotment in further rounds without accepting that seat?

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If I have paid the seat acceptance fee and wish to not take the seat by not reporting at the allocated Reporting Centre. How can I claim my refund?

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How is the JEE Main Seat Allotment procedure conducted?

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How many times can I appear for JEE Main 2025?

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JEE Main Counselling 2024: Procedure, Steps to Apply and More

Author : Palak Khanna

June 25, 2024

SHARE

Reader's Digest: The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) conducts the JEE Main Counselling and seat allotment processes. The JEE Main 2024 counselling process is ongoing. The JEE Counselling Date for 2024 will be announced along with the 

 The JEE main counselling and seat allotment process depends on the All India Rank (AIR) obtained by the students in the entrance exam. JEE Counselling is a pivotal process for candidates aspiring to secure admissions into prestigious engineering institutions across India. This counselling procedure follows the successful completion of the JEE Main examination, which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) annually. The counselling process encompasses several stages designed to allocate seats based on merit, preferences, and availability, ensuring a fair and transparent admission process.

The students who want to participate in the JEE main counselling process should note that JEE main rank is only applicable for admission to NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), and GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes).

In this article, you get to know all about

  • The JEE Counselling process,
  • Seat Allotment process,
  • Major Colleges, etc.

JEE MAIN Counselling 2024

The JEE counselling process comprises 3 processes, i.e. JoSAA (joint seat allocation authority), CSAB NEUT (central seat allocation board) (northeastern states & union territories), and CSAB (central seat allocation board), SFTI (self-financed technical institutes).

Check: JEE Main Exam Dates

  • The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) runs combined counseling and seat allotment procedure for all the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs).
  • JoSAA conducts for allotting seats to 110 participating institutes, which comprises IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other-GFTIs. JoSAA will announce Seat Allotment for rounds 1-6 in form of opening and closing ranks on the official portal.
  • JoSSA is the combined counseling for both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced qualified candidates.
  • CSAB SFTI is directed for admission in 18 Self Funded Technical Institutes.
  • CSAB NEUT is directed for seats restrained in AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) approved institutes in India that are not enclosed under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
  • The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) online registration and choice filling will begin very soon.

Check: JEE Main Paper 2 Study Plan - Points to Remember

Creativedge Results

Creativedge Results

Highlights of JEE Main Counseling

Conducting Authority JoSAA (joint seat allocation authority), CSAB NEUT (central seat allocation board) (north eastern states & union territories), and CSAB (central seat allocation board) SFTI (self-financed technical institutes).
Mode of Counselling Online
Official website Jeemain.nta.ac.in
Minimum Eligibility JEE main Rank
Total Participating Colleges JoSSA – 110 institutes (IITs, IIITs, GFTIs, AND NITs) CSAB NEUT – 213 AICTE institutes CSAB SFTI – 18 Self-Funded Technical Institutes
Total Seats To be notified soon

JEE Main 2024 Counselling Dates

The table below shows the list of events for JEE Counselling 2024, and the dates will be announced along with other JEE Main 2024 updates -

Events

Dates

JEE Main Counselling 2024 Start Date

To Be Announced

Mock Seat Allocation-1

To Be Announced

Mock Seat Allocation-2

To Be Announced

JEE Main Counselling 2024 End Date

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 1 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 2 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 3 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 4 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 5 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

JEE Main Round 6 Seat Allotment

To Be Announced

Documents Required for JEE Main Counselling 2024

  • The document verification will be conducted for all the candidates who have been allotted seats.
  • The candidate’s document verification will be conducted after each round. Any breach of the norms may lead to disqualification of the candidature.
  • Candidates should carry both original and multiple attested copies with them at the time of the seat confirmation process.

The table below shows the documents required for the JEE counselling process 2024:

Personal Details Academic Qualification Caste/ Physical Disability Certificate
Photo Identity Card Class 10th Mark sheet Category (OBC – NCL / SC/ ST) certificate, if applicable
Medical Examination Report Class 12th Mark sheet OBC NCL declaration if required
Proof of Date of Birth JEE Main Admit Card 2024 PwD Certificate, if applicable
Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment Provisional Seat Allotment Letter  -
Three passport–size photographs - -

Check: JEE Main 2025 Paper 2 Admit Card Dates

JEE Main Counselling Procedure

  • The candidates who are unable to perform JEE Advanced and have cleared JEE Main are eligible for seats in the colleges like NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.
  • The candidates who have cleared JEE Main 2024 must register themselves online and choose their preferred college and course.
  • Allotment of seats will be done online, based on the candidate’s rank, category, availability of seats, and other factors.
  • After the allotment of the seats, the candidates have to report to the allotted institute for document verification and fee payment.

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit the official website of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) or Self-Funded Technical Institutes or AICTE-approved Institutes respectively, as per the preferences of the candidates.
  • Login using JEE Main 2024 Application Number, Password, and Security Pin.
  • Click on ‘I Agree' after reading all the instructions carefully.
  • Fill in the required details in the JoSAA counseling Form.
  • Click on Submit after selecting the declaration
  • Click on the ‘Confirm Registration’ button after verifying all the provided details.

Step 2: Online Choice Filling and Locking

  • Choose your desired college and program and fill in their choices in the form given by the concerned authority.
  • You have filled the choice according to the order given for the colleges.
  • Candidates should choose to change/edit/delete their filled choices.
  • After filling all the choices, candidates must lock and submit their choices.
  • Lock the choice before the last date.
  • Candidates can do choice locking after each round of JEE main 2024 counseling.

Step 3: Allotment of Seats

The concerned authority allots seats on the basis of the following factors: -

  • Candidate’s Category (General, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, etc)
  • Availability of the seats in the concerned authority
  • Candidate’s All India Rank (AIR) in JEE main 2024 rank list.
  • Candidate’s priority order of choices for academic programs and institutes.

Before making the final seat allocation, two rounds of mock allotment will be directed for the eligible candidates. Mock Rounds will help candidates understand the seat allotment procedure in detail and will also allow them to make changes if they wish to before the counselling round starts.

Step 4: Acceptance of Seats, Fee Payment, and Document Verification

  • After allotment of the seats, pay the seat acceptance fee through net banking or E Challan.
  • Bring all the documents with you because they will be verified at the reporting centre.
  • After completion of the fee payment and document verification process, a provisional admission letter will be issued.

Step 5: Reporting to the Allotted College

  • The last and final step of the JEE main 2024 Counselling process is reporting to the assigned institutes with original certificates and documents on the allotted date and time slot.

Check: Colleges Taking Admission Through JEE Main Exam

 JEE Counselling Eligibility Criteria for Admission

  • To take Admission in these institutes in B.Tech / B. Arch / B.E. / B. Planning courses, it will be based on the All India Rank with the requirement that the candidate should have obtained at least 75% in the 12th examination or should have been in the top 20 percentile in 12th.
  • The requirement for SC / ST category candidates is 65% in 12th.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Admission to B.Arch

  • The requirement for an architecture course (B.Arch) includes passing an examination at the end of the qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and 50% marks aggregate of the qualifying examination.
  • For B. Planning, the candidate should have attained a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.

Subject combinations mandated in the qualifying examination for entry to B.E. / B.Tech, B.Arch, and B. Planning courses in IITs, NITs, and other CFTIs shall be under:

Course Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying examination
B.E / B.Tech Passed qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subjects.
B. Arch Passed qualifying examinations in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
B. Planning Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Other Institutions

  • Above mentioned criteria could be adopted by other technical institutions that are going to participate in counseling through CSAB / JoSAA.
  • In the case that a state plans to admit students into engineering colleges affiliated with State Universities, the state may prepare a completely separate rank list based on guidelines set by them.

Check: JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Conclusion

In conclusion, JEE Main Counselling serves as a critical gateway for engineering aspirants seeking admission to premier institutions in India. By integrating a systematic approach that considers merit, preferences, and availability, the counselling process facilitates a fair and efficient allocation of seats. As candidates navigate through the various stages of counselling, they are empowered to make well-informed decisions that align with their academic aspirations and career goals.

Overall, JEE Counselling plays a vital role in shaping the future of engineering students, ensuring that deserving candidates secure placements in institutions that best match their talents and ambitions. This process not only underscores the importance of meritocracy but also emphasizes the commitment to excellence within India's engineering education landscape.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am not interested in the seat offered, can I still participate in seat allotment in further rounds without accepting that seat?

Expand Faq Icon

If I have paid the seat acceptance fee and wish to not take the seat by not reporting at the allocated Reporting Centre. How can I claim my refund?

Expand Faq Icon

How is the JEE Main Seat Allotment procedure conducted?

Expand Faq Icon

How many times can I appear for JEE Main 2025?

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