The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) will conduct the JEE Main Counselling process and seat allotment process. The JEE Main 2021 counselling process will begin in the month of June 2021.

 The JEE main counselling and seat allotment process depends on the All India Rank (AIR) obtained by the students in the entrance exam.

The students who want to participate in the JEE main counselling process should note that JEE main rank is only applicable for admission in 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 main Counselling process, Seat Allotment process, colleges, and etc.

JEE MAIN Counselling 2021

The JEE Main counselling process comprises of 3 processes i.e. 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).

  • The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) runs combined counselling 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 central 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 counselling 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 in the month of June 2021.

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 2021 Counselling Dates

The table below shows the Tentative Dates of the Events for JEE Main Counselling 2021: -

Events Date
JEE Main Result June 2021
Announcement of JEE Advanced Result June 2021
Registration/choice under JoSAA Starts June 2021
AAT-specific choices starting from June 2021
Mock Seat Allocation-1 June 2021
Mock Seat Allocation-2 June 2021
Registration/choice filling Ends June 2021
Reconciliation of data, verification and validation of allocated seats June 2021
Seat Allocation Round 1 June 2021
Online Reporting June 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 1) June 2021
Display of seats filled/ availability status June 2021
Seat Allocation Round 2
Online Reporting July 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 2) July 2021
Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 2) July 2021
Display of seats filled/ availability status July 2021
Seat Allocation Round 3
Online Reporting July 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 3) July 2021
Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 3) July 2021
Display of seats filled / availability status July 2021
Seat Allocation Round 4
Online Reporting July 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 4) July 2021
Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process (Round 4) July 2021
Display of seats filled / availability status July 2021
Seat Allocation Round 5
Online Reporting July 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 5) July 2021
Notification of the decision on seat confirmation for Round 5
Withdrawal of seat / Exit from seat allocation process Last round for seat withdrawal / Exit option (Round 5) July 2021
Display of seats filled / availability status July 2021
Seat Allocation (Round 6: FINAL ROUND for IITs)
Online reporting (For IITs only) July 2021
Last day to respond to query (Round 6) (FINAL ROUND for IITs) July 2021
Admission Process July 2021 ( for NIT + System)

Documents Required for JEE Main Counselling 2021

  • The document verification will be conducted for all the candidates who have been allotted the 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 seat confirmation process.

The table below shows the documents required at JEE Main counselling process 2021: -

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 2021 PwD Certificate, if applicable
Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment Provisional Seat Allotment Letter  -
Three passport – size photographs - -

JEE Main Counselling Procedure

  • The candidates who are unable to perform JEE Advanced and have cleared JEE Main are eligible for the seats in the colleges like NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.
  • The candidates who have cleared JEE main 2021 must register themselves online and choose their preferred college and course.
  • Allotment of seats will be done online, based on 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 2021 Application Number, Password, and Security Pin.
  • Click on ‘I Agree’ after reading all the instructions carefully.
  • Fill the required details in the JoSAA counselling 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 for 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 2021 counselling.

Step 3: Allotment of Seats

The concerned authority allots seats on the basis of 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 2021 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 in understanding 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 it will be verified at the reporting center.
  • 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 the final step of the JEE main 2021 Counselling process is reporting to the assigned institutes with original certificates and documents on the allotted date and time slot.

 JEE Main 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 All India Rank with the requirement that the candidate should have obtained at least 75% in 12th examination or should have been in the top 20 percentile in 12th.
  • For SC / ST category candidates the requirement is 65% in 12th.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Admission to B.Arch

  • Requirement for architecture course (B.Arch) includes passing an examination at the end of 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 examination with 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 counselling through CSAB / JoSAA.
  • In the case that a state plans to admit students into engineering colleges affiliated to State Universities, the state may prepare a completely separate rank list based on guidelines set by them.

FAQ's

When will the JEE Main 2021 counselling process start?

The JEE Main 2021 counselling process begins in the month of June 2021.

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

You must not fill-in the courses that you are not interested in pursuing. If you do not accept the seat, you will be out of the seat allotment process and hence, will not be allowed to participate in further rounds.

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?

You can claim your refund online. Login to JoSAA portal and file your request online, the request will be processed in a few days.

How is the JEE Main Seat Allotment procedure conducted?

In the seat allotment process, the candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of their merit, choice filling and availability of seats. But, before the actual seat allotment, mock allotment of seats will take place.