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JEE Main 2017 Counselling

JEE Main 2017 Counselling and Seat Allotment will be conducted in six rounds by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) in July for 92 institutes. It includes 22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be done through a single platform.

JEE Main 2017 is on April 02, 2017 (offline mode) and, April 08 and April 09, 2017 (online mode) for admission to various engineering colleges and courses all over the country. JEE Main Result was announced by CBSE on April 27, 2017.

Latest Update: Candidates can check their result for JEE Main Paper 1 on the official website, Check JEE Main Results

JEE Main Counselling Highlights

JEE Main Counselling Process is conducted by two different authorities. For IITs, NITs, and Other-GFTIs, counselling is managed by JoSAA. For Self-Funded Technical Institutes and North East and Union Territory Institutes, Central Seat Allocation Board spearheads CSAB-SFTI and CSAB-NEUT.

Highlights of JoSAA Counselling

Total Programs Available for Counselling in JoSAA631
Total Participating Institutes in JoSAA93 (IITs, IIITs, NITs, Other-GFTIs)
Total Seats Available in JoSAA34895
General Candidate Seats in JoSAA17228
Candidates eligible to participate in JOSAA CounsellingQualified JEE Advanced with 75% (for GEN or OBC-NCL) or 70% (SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in Class XII 

Highlights of CSAB SFTI Counselling

Total Programs Available in CSAB SFTI140
Total Participating Institutes in CSAB SFTI21 Self Financed Institutes
Total Seats available in CSAB SFTI16987
General Candidates Seats in CSAB SFTI13521

CSAB SFTI is open to all the candidates who have qualified JEE Main.

Highlights of CSAB NEUT Counselling

Total Programs Available in CSAB NEUT47
Total Participating Institutes in CSAB NEUT213
Total Seats available in CSAB NEUT981

JEE Main 2017 Counselling Dates

The joint counselling and seat allotment will be conducted online, while registration (option entry), will start from the first week of July 2017. Only the candidates who qualify JEE Main 2017 will be able to participate in JEE Main 2017 Seat Allotment. The schedule of JEE Main Counselling is as follows:

Declaration of JEE Advanced 2017 AIRs by JABSecond week of June 2017
CBSE makes available final Class 12th Marks to JoSAAThird week of June 2017
Declaration of JEE Main 2017 AIRs by Joint Apex BoardLast week of June 2017
Candidates fill in their choices of academic programs in participating InstitutesLast week of June 2017
Display of mock seat allocation based on choices filled-in by candidates as of June 26 (5 pm)Last week of June 2017
Reconcile the data, allocate seats, verify and validateLast week of June 2017
Seat allocation (First round)Last week of June 2017
Acceptance of seat (First round)First week of July 2017
Display of seats filled/availability statusFirst week of July 2017
Seat allocation (Second round)First week of July 2017
Acceptance/withdrawal of seat (Second round)First week of July 2017
Display of seats filled/availability statusAfter 2nd round seat acceptance, 1 day
Seat allocation (Third round)After 2nd round seat acceptance, 1 day
Acceptance/withdrawal of seat (Third round)2-3 days after seat allotment of 3rd round
Display of seats filled/availability statusAfter 3rd round seat acceptance, 1 day
Seat allocation (Fourth round)After 3rd round seat acceptance, 1 day
Acceptance of seats (Fourth round)1-2 days of seat allocation of 4th round
Beginning of academic sessions at IITsFourth week of July 2017
Physical reporting of candidates at admitting institutes (NITs); Schedule for IITsFourth week of July 2017
Academic session starts for preparatory courses at IITsFourth week of July 2017
Academic sessions starts at NITsFourth week of July 2017

JEE Main Counselling 2017

JEE Main Counselling will be conducted in the month of July in around six rounds. JoSAA 2017 will allot the seats for admission to 92 participating institutes, which consist of NITs, IIITs and other-GFTIs.

Only applicants qualifying JEE Main 2017 will be eligible to participate in the counselling session. They will be required to register themselves online and select their preferred college and course. Allocation of seats will be done online based on the applicant’s rank, category, availability of seats and other factors. After the seat allocation, the applicants will have to report to their allotted institute for document verification and fee payment.

JEE Main Counselling Process

Steps involved in JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment 2017 Procedure:

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Click on the link of JoSAA under Official Website and enter JEE Main 2017 Roll Number and Password
  • Click on Login button and go through the instructions carefully and click on “I Agree”
  • Candidates will find JoSAA Registration Form opened in front, where they need to fill all the required particulars
  • Select the Declaration and click on Submit
  • Verify all the details mentioned by you and click on “Confirm Registration” button

Step 2: Online Choice Filling and Locking

  • Select the institute, their name, and program applying for.
  • Select choice of colleges and programs.
  • Candidates can opt for change/edit/delete their filled choices
  • Candidates have to lock their choices before the last date by clicking on Lock Choice.
  • Choice Locking can be done after each round of JEE Main 2017 Counselling.

Step 3: JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment

The counselling and seat allotment authority, JoSAA will take into account the following factors before allocating the highest possible seat according to candidates’ choices:

  • Category [GEN, OBC-NCL, SC, etc.] of the candidate
  • All India Rank (AIR) of the candidate in JEE Main 2017 rank list(s)
  • According to the priority order of choices by the candidates for academic programs and institutes
  • Availability of seats under different seat categories/seat quotas for which the candidate is eligible.

Candidates will be informed about Seat Allotment through mail or SMS on their registered email ID and mobile number respectively a few days after Choice Locking. They must not forget to download the Seat Allotment letter for future purposes.

Step 4: Seat Acceptance Fee Payment and Verification of the Documents

  • Candidates will have to pay the Seat Acceptance fee for the allotted seats through Net Banking/e-Challan.
  • All the documents will be verified at the reporting center.
  • After verification of the documents and payment of the fee, a provisional admission letter will be issued.

Note: For all the Open Category candidates, the seat acceptance fee is INR 45,000, while candidates belonging to SC/ST/SC-PwD/ST-PwD/GEN-PwD/OBC-NCL-PwD categories will have to pay INR 20,000 as the seat acceptance fee.

Step 5: Reporting to the Allotted College

This is the last step of JEE Main 2017counselling and seat allotment procedure. Candidates will have to report to the assigned institutes with original certificates and documents on the date allotted to avoid cancellation.

CSAB NEUT Counselling 2017

Counselling for the candidates from North East Region and Union Territories (NEUT) after JEE Main 2017 and JEE Advanced 2017 Result will be conducted by Central Seat Allocation Board, CSAB 2017. Engineering institutes in NEUT consider JEE Main 2017 ranks for admissions. The counselling for all the qualified candidates of North East region and Union Territories will commence on July 10, 2017, and is scheduled to conclude by July 31, 2017.

CSAB holds the supernumerary round of seat allocation on supernumerary seats for Union Territories. Candidates have to visit the official website to print the locked choices. Candidates must take the printout of the final locked choices for submission during reporting. Students can visit the official website for regulations pertaining to the supernumerary round.  

The allotment of supernumerary seats in the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep Islands will be conducted at the following National Institutes of Technology (NITs):

Union TerritoryNIT 
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsNIT Durgapur
LakshadweepNIT Calicut
Daman and DiuNIT Surat
Dadra and Nagar HaveliNIT Surat

A separate round of seat allocation will be held for the North-Eastern states namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura after the joint seat allocation and seat acceptance under JoSAA. 

CSAB NEUT 2017 Counselling will be done in two rounds after the declaration of the results followed by a Spot round for Vacant Seats. Round 1 will begin in the month of July 2017 followed by Seat Allotment and Round 2 Counselling in the same month. Seats still vacant after the two rounds of counselling will be allocated by Spot Round Counselling which will be conducted after the declaration and seat allotment of Round 2 CSAB NEUT 2017 Counselling. The final Spot Round of CSAB NUET 2017 Counselling will be done by July 31, 2017, for the vacant seats.

CSAB SFTI Counselling 2017

On the request of Self-Financed Technical Institutes (SFTI), CSAB will be conducting a separate counselling for the participating SFT Institutes for admission of the qualified candidates into their program. CSAB SFTI 2017 will be conducted after the JoSAA Counselling 2017 for all the participating Self Financed Technical Institutes.

Candidates shall be provided admissions to 34 Engineering and Architecture/Planning institutions under CSAB SFTI 2017 through a centralised seat allocation procedure subjected to availability of the seats.The candidate will be allocated the seat based on their choice and his/her JEE Main 2017 All India Rank scored in Paper-I and Paper-II. The process of seat allocation shall be strictly merit based in the order of preference of choices filled by the candidate.

Read more about CSAB SFTI Counselling 2017

State or All India Quota

The reservation criteria for seats in JEE Main 2017 is based on the norms of Government of India and depends primarily on the quota of seats allocated to a particular institute for each category.

The seats reserved for various categories in JEE Main are as follows:

Category% Reserved
OBC(Non-Creamy Layer)7.5
Scheduled Castes27
Scheduled Tribes15
Persons with Disability (PwD) (40% or More)3

There are few other quotas and categories under JEE Main Seat Reservation. In NITs (National Institute of Technology), seats are distributed into two quotas – Home State and Other State.

  • Home State Quota (HS): Under this quota, 50% of seats are reserved for candidates on the basis of their state of eligibility i.e., the state in which the candidates have completed Class XI and XII. The home state quota of a candidate would be calculated as per candidate’s AIR (All India Rank).
  • Other State Quota (OS): For candidates applying to a different dtate, seats are reserved beyond the home state quota. Around 50% of the seats are reserved for candidates from other states and union territories under OS quota.

JEE Main Document Verification

JEE Main Document Verification will be conducted by JoSAA in July 2017 for students who have been allotted the seat. This will take place after every round. It should be noted that this process is an important part of the admission process and violation of its norms may lead to cancellation of admission. Candidates have to produce all the necessary documents at the time of verification.

Documents required for JEE Main Counselling

Candidates must carry both original and multiple attested copies of all the required documents to the reporting center at the time of seat confirmation. Here is the list of documents that must be produced at the time of JEE Main Document Verification: 

  1. JEE Main Admit Card 2017
  2. Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
  3. Medical Examination Report
  4. Class 10th mark sheet
  5. Class 12th mark sheet
  6. Three passport-size photographs (uploaded at the time of registration)
  7. Photo Identity card
  8. JEE Main Score Card
  9. Proof of Date of Birth
  10. Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment
  11. Category (OBC-NCL / SC / ST) certificate, if applicable
  12. PwD certificate, if applicable 

If a candidate is unable to submit any document, he/she must inform about it in advance, else it can cause a problem during the admission process. 


Q. When should I pay fee to JoSAA and how much is it?

A. First step is to fill-in the choices online. To accept a seat in any round of seat allotment, you have to remit the seat acceptance fee and report at a reporting center for the process of document verification. Seat acceptance fee for SC/ST/PwD candidates is INR 20,000/- and for General category candidates, it is INR 45,000/-.

Q. Can the choice be filled at the Reporting Center (RC) itself?

A. No, choice-filling has to be done online before the date specified. After that there is no option of choice filling or reordering. All the rounds of seat allotment will be done on these choices. Document verification and seat acceptance will be done soon after the process of choice-filling.

Q. What all processes take place at Reporting Center (RC)?

A. Candidate who has been offered a seat (as per their choices) will have to report in person at an RC for document verification to accept the seat.

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

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

Q. Will there be a separate allotment process for preparatory courses?

A. No, preparatory courses will be allotted along with all other courses only. All the qualified candidates of JEE Main 2017 and JEE Advanced 2017, seeking admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs, must fill-in their choices during the choice filling process.

Q. I have been offered a seat in the first round of allotment but will not be able to accept the seat at this moment. Can I accept that same seat later?

A. No, if you do not report in person in the respective seat acceptance period of the round, you will lose the seat and you will be out of the allotment process.

Q. Will any spot round of allotment be conducted?

A. No, there will be no spot round.

Q. 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?

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

Q. When will CSAB 2017 seat allocation for the Union Territories begin?

A. Once the last round of seat allocation and seat acceptance under JoSAA is done, a different round of seat allocation for Union Territories will commence. The schedule for this round will be announced on websites and


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