IIT-JEE Admissions 2021-22

IIT-JEE Admissions 2021-22

JoSAA 2020 Registration and Choice Filling

PUBLISH DATE 11th October 2020

JEE Main Counselling & Seat Allotment 2020 - Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is the conducting body of JEE Main 2020 counselling & seat allotment process. Registrations for counselling and seat allotment of JEE Main 2020 has started on October 15. Candidates will have to register on the official website of JoSAA to participate in the JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment 2020. Initially, JoSAA will conduct two mock rounds followed by six rounds of counselling. There mock rounds of JEE Main will help students to know the seats that they will be allotted based on their choices filling. The seat allotment process will be done on the basis of the choices filled by candidates during JoSAA 2020 registration. Read this full article to know more about JEE Main counselling and seat allotment 2020.

CSAB Revised Eligibility Criteria for Admission in NITs and CFTIs due to COVID-19

Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has revised its eligibility criteria for admission in NITs and CFTIs due to COVID-19 pandemic. As per the revised criteria, candidates JEE Main qualified candidates only need to obtain a passing certificate for admission in CSAB participating institutes. HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal informed the students via Twitter; check the tweets here-

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JEE Main 2020 Counselling & Seat Allotment Schedule



Start of Registration and Choice Filling

October 6, 2020

Display of Mock Seat Allocation-1

October 12, 2020

Display of Mock Seat Allocation-2

October 14, 2020

End of JoSAA 2020 Registration and Choice Filling

October 15, 2020

Seat allocation (Round 1)

October 17, 2020

Seat allocation (Round 2)

October 21, 2020

Seat allocation (Round 3)

October 26, 2020

Seat allocation (Round 4)

October 30, 2020

Seat allocation (Round 5)

November 3, 2020

Seat allocation (Round 6)

November 7, 2020

Previous Year JEE Main Seat Matrix of IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs:

Candidates who are looking for the seat matrix of JEE Main can get the complete details from the table given below. This data has been provided on the basis of 2019.


Institute name

Total no. of seats


Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)



National Institutes of Technology (NITs)



Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)



Government-funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)


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JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment 2020

Candidates can get the details about JEE Main 2020 counselling and seat allotment for different category candidates in different institutes from the table given below.


Institution Name



For Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)

All India

Open for all candidates

Institution Name

Home State

Other State

For National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

Open only for those candidates who have the same state code of eligibility as that of the institute.

Candidates not from the home state will belong to the other state.

For Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

  • For Assam University - All India and home state candidates

  • For Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and IIEST Shibpur - candidates from home state and other states.

  • Other GFTIs - Only All India candidates

Procedure of JEE Main Counselling & Seat Allotment 2020

The following are the steps to be followed by the candidates while participating in the counselling and seat allotment of JEE Main 2020.

Step-1: Registration - First the candidates will have to register in the JoSAA web portal to participate in the JEE Main 2020 counselling and seat allotment process.

Step-2: Choice Filling & Locking - They will have to lock their college preferences and B.Tech courses. The seats will be allocated to the candidates on the basis of choices filled.

Step-3: Seat Allotment Process - Students will be allocated seats based on the availability of seats, preference & merit of the candidates. However, the mock allotment will be conducted by the exam authorities in two rounds before the actual seat allotment process.

Step-4: Fee Payment & Seat Acceptance - After the completion of the seat allotment process, they will have to select any one of the following options.

  • Float: If a candidate wishes to keep the allotted seat and also want to upgrade their seat, they can choose this option.

  • Freeze: In case, candidates are satisfied with their allocated seats and do not want to participate in further rounds of counselling, they can select this option.

  • Slide: If candidates wish to accept the allotted seat and want to upgrade the programme in the same institute, they can select this option.

  • Withdraw: If any candidates have already accepted the seat allotted, they may withdraw the seat by reporting at the allotted institute before the final round of seat allotment.

Mode of Fee Payment - SBI Net Banking or e-Challan

Fee Details -



Fees (Rs.)





Others candidates


Step-5: Documents/Certificate Verification - After successful fee payment, candidates will have to verify their documents at the nearest help centres.

Documents needed at the time of verification:

  • JoSAA seat allotment letter (Provisional)

  • Three passport size photographs (the same as uploaded during registration)

  • Photo identity card

  • Proof of fee payment (seat acceptance)

  • Proof of Date of birth

  • JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

  • Class 12 Mark sheet

  • JEE Main Result/Score Card 2020

  • Category certificate (if applicable)

Check Previous Year Cutoffs - | JoSSA 2020

Step-6: Final reporting at the allocated Institution - Finally, the candidates will have to report at the allotted institute and pay the balance fees in the institute, confirm the admission after the verification process is completed.

JEE Main 2020 Special Round Counselling - The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) will conduct a special round counselling after the conclusion of JoSAA 2020 seat allotment process for admission to vacant seats in IIITs, NITs and GFTIs. Candidates who will secure a valid JEE Main score are eligible for the seat allotment process. CSAB 2020 registration for special round counselling will be done in online mode.

Preparation Counselling

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - JEE Main Counselling & Seat Allotment 2020

Question: Who conducts the JEE Main Counselling?


The counselling process of JEE Main is not conducted by NTA but Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

Question: On what basis are the JEE Main seats allotted?


The ranks obtained by candidates in JEE Main are the basis of JEE Main counselling and seat allotment.

Question: Will JEE Main seat allotment be conducted in offline mode?


No, the JEE Main seat allotment is conducted by JoSAA in online mode.

Question: Do I have a choice to accept or reject the seat allotted?


Yes, candidates will be given the option to float, freeze, slide or withdraw during JEE Main seat allotment.

Check Previous Year Cutoffs - | JoSSA 2020

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