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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    Respected Sir, I am very much interested to attend second round counseling of JEE (Main) Examination. Kindly let me know the fees by return mail positively.


  2. Abhishek says:

    Sir jee 12th ke badh dete hai na air mains ke bad advance………plz reply yes or no

  3. Namrata nikki says:

    sr i got 56% in 12th frm cbse board can i eligible for jee main nd got nit private/govt

  4. RAJAT says:

    Mam mere 12th m 65% percentage ayye h kya m jee ka exam de sakta hoo

  5. Raj Kumar says:

    Sir,main jawahar navodaya vidyalaya ka student hun.main abhi IIT-JEE main ka preparation 8 hrs daily karta hun.sir,main aap se ak slah chahta hun.main kitne hrs pardhun ki mera IIT-JEE men slection ho jaye…..

    • Hanif Khan says:

      It is good to hear that your zeal is head towards the JEE with a hard 8 hrs study. See this is enough time you are paying your preparation. Giving more time may be hazardous to your health. Try to get some fun time for you along with the time for rejuvenation & yoga practice. So that you can focus on your study with rejuvenated mind.

    • AbhishekYour Name... says:

      Jitne hrs padh sakte ho utne hrs padho par man lagake aur samajhke

  6. Nandini yadav says:

    Keep main me special round me bad me koi aur chance he kya kisi nit college me admission letter liye .aap mail per jaldi hame bataye

  7. Rahul Kumar Verma says:

    Sir mera jeemain me CRL Rank hai -211693 and obc NCL Rank hai – 66071 kiya muje special round me koie nit or mil sakata hai sir plz give reply soon sir

  8. Govind says:

    Sir meri open rank 59624 kya mera special round me number ayega.i am from rajsthan

  9. Aminul says:

    Mera jee mains paper 1 ka General rank 82913 hai,,keya mujeh special round main nit silchar milne ka chance hai,,please tell me soon.

  10. Anas says:

    I want to participate in the special round of councelling. But the seats available are of either sc or st. So are they goibg to be open categort or i have to opt from the open ones only. Please reply asap.

  11. Naresh kumar regar says:

    sir mere JEE(main) me SC rank 13000 ha our 12th me 70% ha kya sir mughe nit Mel sakte ha
    ab tak sir mere ko 6rd round tak koi be college nhi mela h

  12. Ashish kumar says:

    Sir mra 12th ma 70% haaur CRL RANK-158490 ha.aur OBC category ha mra obc category ma rank 47000 ha sir mra no aa sakta ha kya sir NIT ma.sir so plzzz request ha apsa jaldi reply karna plzzz sir

  13. Xyza says:

    I got 84 marks in jee mains my obcncl rank is 29603 Sir will I get any IIIts and nit’s please give reply soon sir

  14. Rajesh says:

    Sir I got a 80 marks in jee main exams so i eligible for NIT and my rank is 32915 belongs to OBC category Pls kindly request my comment.,My 12th mark percentage is 87/.
    By M.rajesh

  15. ANUMEHA says:

    I hv 16070 rank.I’m in st do i will get .Till now in 4th round my rank didn’t come. maharashtra is my eligibility.But my caste st is from jharkhand
    Do i will get

  16. ajay says:

    Sir Mujhe saari information chahiye jee mains aur jee advanced k baare mai jaise ki counselling k waqt kitna paisa lagega saari

  17. Mukesh meena says:

    Sir,mere jee mains me 68 number aaye h or muje 1st round metalorgical branch mealy h kya mery branch change hu sakti h kya sir
    ST rank 2002 h

  18. Sejal naik says:

    I didn’t know that I hd to report at the respective centre fr accepting nd withdrawing the seat nd I missed three rounds . I have scored 158 marks and 21000 air rank in mains entrance exam.can I participate in fourth round.if yes then how???

  19. abhishek kumar dhok says:

    i want to take nit Raipur base Jee Mains therefore I ask my counselling date

  20. ravi says:

    my admission counselling on those college……
    but i don’t like those type of colleges i thought or i have an another chance to change my college on my counselling id

  21. priyadharshini says:

    sir I belong to the catagory OBC-NCL. but while applying by mistake I applied as general. Is it possible to change it now.If yes could you please tell me the procedue

  22. AMIT says:


  23. NIRAJ says:

    What will be excepted mark for add. in chemical branch in not? and my mark is 80 which round in counciling

  24. Ambuj mishra says:

    Sir not uttrakhand ki reporting date final verification ke liye kya h

  25. Lalita Choudhary says:

    Sir i got 75 marks in obc-n cl rank…….so I have chance in admit but collage or not

  26. Hemamalini says:


  27. Krishna Teja says:

    Sir I have got 106 marks in paper 1 and my category rank is 16976
    My cutoff mark is 49 marks
    Can get a seat in NIT tiruchirapalli

  28. muthu says:

    I am not register for jee main mark is 55(obc-nlc).can I join in collages.please replay soon

  29. hsd says:

    Sir i get 323 in jee main can I get mechanical branch in any not.

  30. Vijay singh says:

    Sir jee main me53mark and 12th me 70.20persentage h konsi round me aa sakta hu

  31. rk says:

    Sir my SC rank in Jee main rank is 21890 can I get any nit or iiit or bits mersa

  32. Vettripravin says:

    Sir I got 160marks in paper2 and my rank is 52007crl.can I get B. Arch/B.planning in any institutions? Please reply me sir.

  33. sanjeev says:

    How many times a general candidate appear for jee advance?

  34. Lovely mohapatra says:

    Sir I got 100 marks in paper2 and my rank is 91956. Can I get any nit. Roukela, kerala, raipur ,himachal pradesh. Plz sir let me know. I waiting for the rounds

  35. kamlesh kumar meena says:

    Sir MERI st category me 9851 rank h Kya mujhe koi nit mil Sakti h

  36. Akash says:

    Sir igot 83 in jeemains and passed 12th cbse with 90%. I belong to obc and i got 108900crl and3070)40obc rank. Can i get any nit or gfti collages… Should i wait for further round… Sir plsss tell????

  37. krishna teja says:

    sir, I have got 106 marks in paper 1 and I have got 16976 bc rank
    Can i get a seat in NIT tiruchirapally

  38. ashok says:

    Sir I got 85 marks in jee main 2017 and 12 the me 86.20% from rbse can I get any nit .I am obc.

  39. NIRAJ says:

    Sir I got 80marks in jee main and 80%in 12th am I eligible for NIT/IIT ??

  40. mnmn says:

    i got 299 in jee main can i get nit

  41. Piyush meena says:

    Sir I got 51 marks in mains nd 66 marks in advance my rank in jee main 4709 nd jee advance 1654 in St categary.
    To muje NIT yaaa IIT mil skti h kya

  42. Anshu Kumar says:

    Sir I got 30 mark in jee main I get in nit and I am obc Sir please reply my email

  43. yash chandekar says:

    sir, i got 53 marks in jee mains and my rank is 4290 in ST category but i failed to register for allotment process is there any chance to participate in it or in special round nd can i get any NIT

  44. Surbhi says:

    Sir mere jee main me 35 marks h and ipu CET me 24190 rank h or 12th me marks 63% h ky mujhe btech ke liye mil skta h plllzzzz reply me

  45. Btech admission says:

    Sir mere jee main me 35 marks h in general category or CBSE result me mere 63% h or ipu CET ke result me 24190 h ky mujhe govt college mil skta h

  46. ashish namdev says:

    Sir jee main second round counseling ki fee kitni hi
    Sir reply kijiega

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