JoSAA Counselling 2020: Registration, Eligibility, Seat Allotment, Dates & Much More!!

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    The applicants who qualify the JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020 will must register in JoSAA 2020 to participate in Counselling admission process. JoSAA counselling is organised by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) is a single platform that manages and regulates the joint seat allocation. This allocation is for the admissions in almost 92 institutes for the candidates who will clear JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020.

    These institutes include 22 IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), 20 IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), 31 NITs (National Institute of Technology), ISM (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad and 18 other government-funded technical institutes. Let us explore various parameters associated with JoSAA Counselling 2020

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    Important Dates

    S.No Events Important Dates (Tentative)
    1 Commencement of registration and choice filling process June 17, 2020
    2 Start of choice filling for AAT 2020 Third week of June 2020
    3 Release of mock seat allotment 1 Third week of June 2020
    4 Availability of mock seat allotment 2 Third week of June 2020
    5 Final date to register and fill choices Fourth week of June 2020
    6 Round 1 – seat allocation Final week of June 2020
    7 Round 2 – seat allocation First week of July 2020
    8 Round 3 – seat allocation First week of July 2020
    9 Round 4 – seat allocation Second week of July 2020
    10 Round 5 – seat allocation Second week of July 2020
    11 Round 6 – seat allocation Third week of July 2020
    12 Round 7 – seat allocation Third week of July 2020


    • The candidates must have appeared in the JEE Main 2020 and cleared the examination.
    • It is necessary that the candidate has obtained the Rank less than 2,24,000 in the JEE Main 2020  Ranks.
    • Seats for the candidates would be allotted based on the Reservation Category.
    Categories Percentage Number of Top Candidates Total
    Open Category (General) 50.5% + 5% for PwD 1,07,464 + 5,656 1,13,120
    OBC (Non – Creamy Layer) 27% + 5% for PwD 57,456 + 3,024 60,480
    SC 15% + 5% for PwD 31,920 + 1680 33,600
    ST 7.5% + 5% for PwD 15,960 + 840 16,800
    • Earlier, candidates more than the age of 25 years were not allowed to appear for JEE Main 2020 Counseling but until the latest orders, the candidates can register themselves and apply for the admissions provisionally.
    • The candidates aspiring for the admission in IITs must have cleared the JEE Advanced 2020.
    • Following Qualifying Examinations must be cleared for admissions in respective institutes.
    • If you are appearing for JEE Main, then you must be eligible to register for admission in NIT along with other colleges
    • In case, you qualified JEE advanced, you shall be eligible to register with all the participating institutes for seat allocation.
    Name of Qualifying Examination Name of admitting Institutes
    JEE Advanced 2020 ISM and IITs
    JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 (B.E. / B.Tech.) IIITs, NITs and other-GFTIs
    JEE Main 2020 Paper-2 (B.Arch. / B. Planning) NITs, IIITs and other-GFTIs

    ***However, these qualifications do not secure your admission to any of the institute. You need to fulfil the eligibility criteria of as per the institute guidelines.

    What is Choice filling?

    As large numbers of institutes are listed under JoSAA, It is highly recommended to fill up your preferences starting with the most preferred Institute. You can choose as many institutes as you want. But it is very important to lock your choices at the time of registration.

    In case you don’t lock your preferences, the system will automatically lock your last mentioned preferences. So, it will decrease your chances of securing the seat in the most preferred institutes opted by you. Hence, it is very important to lock your preferences within the time window allocated for the choice filling.

    Confirmation of Seat

    • After getting shortlisted for a course, you need to submit seat confirmation fee through SBI Net Banking or e-challan.
    • Also, you need to get your documents verified at the reporting centre.
    • One must have to be present physically before the authority for the purpose of document verification.

    Seat acceptance fee

    • For all candidates other than SC/ST/SC-PWD/ST-PWD/GEN-PwD/OBC-NCL-PWD = Rs. 35,000 /-
    • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/SC-PWD/ST-PWD/GEN-PwD/OBC-NCL-PWD = Rs. 15,000 /-

    Terms related to JoSAA Counselling 2020

    Generally, four rounds of seat allocation are conducted under JoSAA for the various academic programs offered by Institutes under it. But JoSAA 2020 is expected to conduct six rounds of counselling and seat allocation. Let us check few important terms associated with JoSSA counselling 2020.


    If you accept the seat offered under the first round of seat allocation and is well-satisfied with the seat allocation then you shall not be considered in the next rounds of seat allocation. You need to give a consent that you do not want to appear for the further rounds of seat allocation.

    Read also: Things You Must Know About “JEE Mains Counselling 2020”


    In case you accept the seat offered in the allocation process and also indicate that you can accept admission for the program of higher preference if offered by any institute, then your application shall be considered for the next rounds of seat allocation. Under these circumstances, if you are able to secure admission in the institutes of higher preference that you will lose your current seat and shall be eligible to secure a seat in the Institute of higher preference. In the case of failure, you shall be retained for the currently accepted seat.

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    In case you indicate that if the program of higher preference is allotted in the same institute in which you have secured a seat in the previous round of seat allocation and you will surely accept that, then you will be considered in the succeeding rounds of admission under the sliding system of seat allocation.

    Dual Reporting under JoSAA

    • In case your allotment from NIT or any other college changes to an ISM.IIT, it is mandatory that you should report once again at a centre of IIT.
    • In the case of failure, your allocation shall be ignored by the seat allocation system. Similarly, if your allotments change from ISM/IIT to NIT or other colleges, you shall be required to report again.

    JOSAA Reporting Center List & Address For IITs 2020

    Institute Name Address
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi Parashar Road, Tehsil Sadar, Near Kataula, Kamand, Himachal Pradesh- 175005,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna Bihta, Patna, Bihar- 801103,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab- 140001,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), (ISM)-Dhanbad Dhanbad, Jharkhand- 826004,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi- 110016,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam- 781039,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur IIT Kanpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh- 208016,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal- 721302,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu- 600036,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400076India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand- 247667,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), BHU Varanasi BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh- 221005,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar Samantapuri, Bhubaneswar, Odisha- 751013,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar IIT Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gujarat- 382355,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad Kandi, Sangareddy, Telangana- 502285,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore Khandwa Road Simrol, Indore, Madhya Pradesh- 453552,India
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur Old Residency road, ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan- 342011,India

    Seat Withdrawal

    Before the last round of seat allocation, you shall be able to withdraw you seat which is accepted by you during the previous three rounds of seat allocation. For this purpose, you need to report to the allocated reporting centre.

    JoSSA Helpline Number

    Let’s check the JoSAA Counselling 2020 Helpline numbers and contact details for various Zonal IIT’s.

    JoSAA helpline numbers

    Institute Std code Helpline Number
    IIT Delhi 011 26591785
    IIT Kanpur 0512 2597335
    IIT Bombay 022 25769093
    IIT Kharagpur 03222 282102
    IIT Roorkee 01332 284272
    IIT Guwahati 0361 2692795
    IIT Madras 044 22578220

    For any query related to IITs and ISM admission, please contact

    Organizing Chairman, JEE (Advanced)
    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
    Guwahati 781039
    Phone: +91 361 2692795
    Fax: +91 361 2582180
    E-mail:[email protected]

    For any query related to NITs, IIITs and Other-GFTIs admission, Please Contact

    National Institute of Technology Patna
    Ashok Rajpath, Patna, Bihar-800 005
    Contact No. : +91 612 2678045
    Fax No. : +91 612 2678046
    Email:[email protected]

    The JoSAA authority will declare the final list of participating institutions around June in 2020 on its official website.

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