JEE Main 2018 Counselling, JoSAA Counselling, Schedule & Procedure

JEE Main 2018 CounsellingJEE Main 2018 Counselling will be started from the month of June 2018. JEE Main is a national level examination. This exam is regulated by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is organized for providing admission into engineering & architecture courses. These courses are offered by the various government and private colleges of India. The counselling procedure of JEE Main will be regulated by the JoSAA. Here, we have mentioned the detailed information about the JEE Main Counselling 2018.

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JEE Main 2018 Counselling

JEE Main 2018 Counselling will be organized by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The centralized counselling will be conducted through online mode. The JEE Main counselling registration (option entry) will be started from the third week of June 2018. Candidates who will qualify JEE Main Exam only they will be eligible to attend the counselling process for seat allocation in all the participating Colleges (except IITs & ISM). CSAB will organize the special counselling round for vacant seats.

JoSAA Counselling 2018

JoSAA will organize counselling for admission to 97 participating Institutions including IITs, ISM, NITs, IIITs, NSITs and other CFTIs. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will organize counselling for JEE Main (All India Rank) & JEE Advanced. JoSAA counselling will be started after the announcement of JEE Main & JEE Advanced result. The counselling will be organized in total seven rounds. All the activities related to counselling will be managed by JoSSA.

Counselling Schedule

Check the tentative schedule of JoSAA Counselling 2018:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Registration & filling choices3rd week of June 2018
Last date for registration & filling choices4th week of June 2018
Reconcile of data, allocate seats, verify & validateLast week of June 2018
1st round seat allocationLast week of June 2018
1st round seat acceptanceLast week of June to 1st week of July 2018
Display of seats availability1st week of July 2018
2nd round seat allocation1st week of July 2018
2nd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats1st week of July 2018
Display of seats availability2nd week of July 2018
3rd round seat allocation2nd week of July 2018
3rd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats2nd week of July 2018
Reporting to centre2nd week of July 2018

Reservation of Seats

As per the Government of India rules, candidates belongs to reserved category will be admitted to seats reserved for them. The reserved categories are Other Backward Classes- Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) &  Persons with Disability (PwD). Candidates, those get admission to State Engineering colleges through JEE Main, the reservation rules of that state will apply. The seat reservation benefits only given to candidates, those classes/castes/tribes are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs.

JEE Main Counselling Procedure 2018

JoSAA will conduct seven (7) rounds of allocation of seats for academic courses offered by the Institution under JoSAA 2018. The JEE Main counselling process comprises of the following steps:

Step 1- Online Registration

  • Go to the official site.
  • Enter “JEE Main 2018 Roll No.” & “Password”.
  • Click on the Login button.
  • Read the instructions carefully.
  • Click on “I Agree” button.
  • Registration Form for JoSAA will be opened.
  • Fill all the details carefully.
  • Tick on the”Declaration” button.
  • Now, Click on the “Submit” button.
  • Read the filled information carefully.
  • Click on the “Confirm Registration”.

Step 2- Online Choice Filling and Locking

  • Now, Candidates have to select “Choice Available” option.
  • Select Institute Type, Institute Name & Academic Programme.
  • Now, Click on the “Choice Filling & Locking” option.
  • Choose Colleges & Courses. Fill maximum possible choices for allotment.
  • Arrange filled choices in decreasing order of the preferences.
  • If candidates want to change the filled choice, then click on the “Choice Interchange” option.
  • Now, click on the option “Choice Rearrange”.
  • Arrange the colleges according to the preferences.
  • Click on the “Save” button.
  • If candidates want to delete their filled choices, click on the “Multiple Deletion” option.
  • Lock the choices before the deadline by clicking on the option “Lock Choice”.
  • Make choices carefully, choices one locked will not change.
  • Choice locking will be made after each round of counselling.
  • Candidates can mark upgraded choice in successive rounds of choice filling and locking process.

Step 3- Seat Allotment

  • Seat Allotment will be done on the basis of reservation norms, choices filled and vacancies.
  • Candidates will get an Email/SMS regards to the seat allotment after a few days of choice lock.
  • Download the seat allotment letter.

Step 4- Fee Payment & Seat Acceptance

  • Pay the acceptance fees to confirm the allotment of seats.
  • Candidates have to deposit the fee via SBI Net Banking/e-Challan.
  • Verify all the documents at any reporting center for provisional seat acceptance.
  • A provisional admission letter will be issued on completion of the process.

Step 5- Reporting to Allocated Institution

  • Candidates have to report to the allotted institution after the fee acceptance.
  • Candidates have to report at the allotted college along with all the original documents and certificates.
  • Candidates, those allotted a seat in NIT, IIIT, IIEST & other GFTI colleges have to report only at reporting center of these institutions.
  • Candidates who have allotted seat in IIT & ISM have to report only at reporting center of IITs.

Other Counselling Procedure

Other then above steps some other counselling process details are given below:

Freeze, Float and Slide Options:

  • Freeze: Candidates, those accept the allotted seat & don’t want to participate in other counselling round.
  • Float: Candidates who accept the allotted seat & want to get admission to a better college, they will select this option. They can participate in further counselling rounds.
  • Slide: This option is for candidates, those accept the allotted seat & looking for the better option in the same institution. These candidates are considered for the other round of counselling.
  • In case, candidates want to make changes from float to slide/free & slide, etc option, they have to report at the alloted center for changes.
  • No changes will be allowed in the last round of seat allocation.
  • The slide & float option only given to the candidates, those not offered admission to their first preferences.

Withdraw of Seats:

  • If candidates want to withdrawal their seats, they have to report at the reporting center before the sixth round of seat allocation.
  • Candidates will not be considered for the further round of counselling process after withdraw option.
  • After seat withdraw, the seat acceptance fee will be refunded to the candidates after deduction of Rs. 1000 as a processing charge.
  • For seat withdraw process, candidates have to fill their bank account details & upload an image of cancelled cheque (same account) in a JPEG/JPG format. After that, download the withdrawal request letter.
  • Candidates have to put their & parent signature in the withdrawal request letter & report to the reporting center.

Documents Required

Candidates have to bring the following original documents & a set of self-attested photocopies to the reporting center for verification. The documents are:

  • Three passport size photographs (uploaded during registration)
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
  • Photo identity card
  • JEE Main 2018 Admit Card
  • JEE Main 2018 Score Card
  • Date of birth proof (10th class mark sheet)
  • Class XII Mark sheet
  • Udertaking by the candidate
  • Medical certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI certificate of PIO card (if applicable)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment

If you have any queries regarding JEE Main 2018 Counselling, you can leave your queries in the comment box given below.

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  1. Arvind choudhary says:

    Sir i have question i have passed jee main how to apply for counseling

  2. Prathusha says:

    Sir I got 48 marks in JEE main in OBC category…can I get seat in NIIT college ….sir pls reply for me…

  3. Vennapusa madhava reddy says:

    Sir i got 75 marks in jee can i get seat in any nit in general category

  4. Lokesh meena says:

    Is domicile required while filling form of jee mains

  5. Navya says:

    Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
    Means wht ..I didn’t get this point sir pls help me sir

  6. Sanjeev bauddha says:

    Sir,mera sc rank 42836 hi and marks 27 gorment college nit mil sakta hi

  7. P. Venkata preethi says:

    I got 108marks in jee main I wasn’t qualified in ap mcet can i get seet in nit at my home state andhra

  8. Balaram says:

    Sir my daughter got 103marks rank 54000.Community ranking 450 which nit college would she will join


    Respected Sir
    My son score in jee main 2018 is 104 in Gen. category. & rank is 52990. He wants admission in MNIT jaipur. he cant get it?
    With Thanks & Regards

  10. MAHAVIR PRASAD says:

    Respected Sir
    My son jee main 2018 score is 104 & rank 52990. He wants to MNIT jaipur. He can got it?

  11. Smrutiranjan Das says:

    I got s.c.rank25736.can l get govt college to admission.mychse result is

  12. Vishwajith says:

    I got it 40 marks in jee main 2018. Being OBC category can he get seat in any nit college.

  13. Vishwajith says:

    I got it 55 marks in jee main 2018. Being OBC category can he get seat in any nit college.

  14. ajay singh says:

    hlo sir plzz help me
    my CRL Rank is – 599254
    My SC Rank is – 47940 in jee main 2018
    can I sit in counselling of jee main 2018
    which is going to be held on in moyh of june.
    plzz tell me sir as soon as possible

  15. Vivek says:

    Sir I got 47 marks in jeemains and obc category I get government college anywhere

  16. Phanindra says:

    I got140 and my rank is 23035.
    Can I get seat in nit?

  17. vamsi says:

    sir, i got 61 marks in jee mains… 51000 rank in obc.. can i get seat in NIT/? OR GFTI / IIIT

  18. ARSHIYAN AHMED says:

    i hv scored 20 marks in jee mains [gen.]. Can I apply for JOSAA counselling ?

  19. Dadi Venu says:

    Sir, I got 95 marks in jee mains and I belong to OBC-NCL category and my OBC rank is 17838 .Can I get any NIT

  20. Gagan says:

    Sir I got 29 marks .can I get uit

  21. Subhrajyoti Biswas says:

    Sir I have my SC rank 9556 . Will I get Durgapur NIT

  22. ajay singh says:

    hlo sir my CRL rank is – 599254 and my SC rank is – 47940 can I sit in couselling of jee main 2018
    plzz tell me sir assoon as possible

  23. Shashidhar says:

    I get 80 marks SC rank3620 and. General rank 95000 which rank will conserve

  24. Sugumaran s says:

    Sir, I have passed in jee mains 2018. I am sc caste. Can i get seat in college which i want.

  25. E Divya sree says:

    Sir I got 83 marks from oc quota injee mains can I got it nit college in ap

  26. Pradip Saha says:

    There is a direction in jee main counselling prosses that documents to be verified at help centers. please inform me what is called help centers and what would be the help centers for candidates in west bengal. is medical certificate mandatory for all the candidates, if so who would be the authority to issue medical cert. for normal candidates.your early reply will be helpfull for me. thanks & regard.

  27. nishu says:

    Sir, I got 127 rank in jee mains in the category general pwd can i get seat in NIT warangal in Computer Science Engineering

  28. M.sri shivani says:

    In The JEE MAINS 2018 registration form wrongly my caste is mentioned as general category, actually I belonged to OBC Non cremylayer category so,pl.suggest me how I can get admission in NITS in the OBC Category

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      The seats will be allotted to the candidates on the basis of their jee advanced marks at the time of counselling.

  29. Shruti says:

    I have got 38 marks in jee mains, can i got nit college in our home state

  30. Kiran says:

    I am a odisha student, how to join odisha engineering college. I apear jeemain but don’t take ojee exam,please comment

  31. Rajasekhar says:

    What is the counselling fee

  32. M.sri shivani says:

    In the Jee mains 2018 application form wrongly my cast is mentioned as OC, actually I belonged to OBC category,shall I submit my OBC Certificate at the time of web counciling?

  33. K.karn says:

    My son scored 90 (Gen) ,can he get any nit ?

  34. Gautam markande says:

    Sir I got 33 marks and rank 33324 in jee main. I am sc caste can I got nit college

  35. tharun says:

    sir i got 81 marks my crl rank is 92078.but my ipe percentage is 656 will i get any colloge sir

  36. P.hema sundar rao says:

    Sir,my daughter’s jee main2018 OBC rank is 8504 and general rank is 34605 is there any chance to get a seat in South Indian nits

  37. Venna Anjaneya Reddy says:

    I got 101 marks and secured 55k rank.which nit can i get into?

  38. pankaj kumar says:

    sir i got 60 marks in jee main 2018 CRL Rank 178314 and sc rank 9198 sir can i get NIT if yes then which plz answer

  39. Nihal swaraj says:

    Sir my jee main obc rank is 84000.can I get admission in nit, iiit,gfit.etc

  40. Chetan Rathore says:

    Sir I have got 31 marks in jee main 2018 sir can I apply for jee main councelling

  41. Debdeep Mukherjee says:

    I have appeared for both jee mains and jee advanced. In my counseling will I be eligible for all NIT, GFTI, IIIT and IIT or only IIT through jee advanced

  42. Vishwash singh says:

    I have 144 number in mains exam

  43. NIHAR AGNIBHOJ says:

    What is medical certificate? Why it is required.

  44. Meena says:

    I got 108 marks in mains & my rank is 47567 can I get into any NIT ( cse )

  45. Subhashree says:

    I got 15 marks in total in jee.main.can I apply for addmision .Nd I have ST category

  46. Anurag says:

    My AIR is 23804 can I get NIT Jamshedpur for electrical or electronics trade

  47. t.prasad says:

    my son got 55 marks in jee main 2018. Being se category can he get seat in any nit college.

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