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JEE Advanced 2016 Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA): Requirements and Trends

Last Updated - September 17, 2016

The combined effort of CSAB & JAB has been termed as Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA). The main motive behind this change is to provide equal chances in counselling to those students who have qualified in JEE Main & JEE Advanced 2016.

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Purpose of Introduction of JOSAA Scheme

JOSAA offers the advantage to the students that they can choose as many as colleges & courses as they wish for, but they will be able to choose only one seat. There is no any option of seat withdrawl.

JEE Advanced 2016 Counselling will be held only after declaration of JEE Main 2016 Result & JEE Advanced 2016 Result.

Seat Matrix in JEE Advanced 2016

Seat matrix gives you the rough idea regarding distribution of available seats in different colleges given as under:

Type of InstitutesAvailable Seats
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What is new in Counselling & seat allotment in this year (2016)?

  1. This year JOSAA has been authorized as counselling conducting body.
  2. JOSAA has been formed through the combined effect of CSAB & JAB.
  3. In the counselling process students can opt & set preferences of their choices in online mode. However last year after allocation of seat students were required to report physically at the counselling venue.
  4. Final seat allotment will be done after three complete rounds of seat allocation. Last year there were total five rounds of counselling which includes CSAB special screening round also.

Rank List in JEE Advanced 2016

To offer the suitable seat to the students in desired institutes  several rank or merit lists have been declared in JEE Advanced 2016 counselling. Students have to maintain the minimum limit of marks in their category list to secure admission.

Check the minimum marks list, which represents you your position in the list:

Name of Rank ListSubject wise Cutoff PercentageCutoff Percentage in Aggregate
Common merit List (Generated for all Categories)10.035.0
OBC-NCL Rank List9.031.05
SC Rank List5.017.05
ST Rank List
General –PWD Rank List
SC-PWD Rank List
ST-PWD Rank List<
Rank Lists for Preparatory Courses2.58.75

Note: Category rank lists are applicable to those students who belons that category only.

Category wise Seat Allocation Criteria in JEE Advanced 2016

Seat allotment will be done on the basis of rank lists but with due attention to the reservation policy  laid down by the Government of India.

CategoryReservation (%)
OBC (Non Creamy Layer)27

Note: Two seats in every college are reserved for paramilitary personal who have permanently disabled during war or peacetime operations (termed as DS category). DS category students are also eligible to get advantages of their birth category also.

Seat Allocation for Foreign Students in JEE Advanced 2016

To obtain the seat in IIT’s & ISM foreign students must be in the CRL & fulfilled the eligibility criteria laid down for general category.  Seats for these students have been termed as supernumerary, means the seats would be generated on requirement basis, as a student wants to seek admission

Admission to these students will be offered only, if they have secured marks higher or equal to the closing rank of that institute in which he/she wants to take admission.

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Dual Reporting in JOSAA 2016

With respect to the guidelines given by JOSAA, only one chance will be given to the students for registration & choice locking.  Dual reporting as the name signify means, process of reporting twice at the counselling venue to change the already allocated seat in one college with the seat allocated in other.

Those students who have secure their admission in NIT’s or IIIT’s but looking to acquire the seat in IIT’s or ISM. They can report to the IIT/ISM centre. In the same way the student who want to confirm the seat in NIT/IIIT’s, have to report to the centre.

Note: Students fails to switch among the seats will prone to lose of their already allotted seat.



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