JoSAA 2020: Counselling date, Registration, Seat Allocation, Procedure – JEE Main Counselling

JoSAA 202O: Counselling date, Registration, Seat Allocation, Procedure – JEE Main Counselling



Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is the conducting body of JEE Main 2020 and is responsible for counselling and seat allocation process. It conducts the counselling and seat allotment process for 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, and 28 other-GFTIs. Only JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced qualified students are eligible to take part in JoSAA Counselling. The process is based on the All India Rank (AIR) obtained by the candidates in the entrance exam.


The counselling and seat allotment of JEE Main 2020 by JoSAA will begin from June 27 to last week of July tentatively, in online mode. Candidates willing to participate will have to register on the official website of JoSAA. Initially, JoSAA will conduct two mock rounds which will be followed by seven rounds of counselling. Their mock counselling rounds 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 students during JoSAA 2020 registration.

JoSAA Counselling 2020 – Highlights

  • Registration for JoSAA Counselling 2020 shall begin from June 15, 2020 tentatively.
  • JoSAA will be conducting 7 rounds of seat allotment process till July, 2020.
  • Only candidates who have qualified both JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020, are eligible for seat allocation in IITs and all other participating institutes.
  • JoSAA Counselling will start with Registration followed by Choice Filling and Locking. On the basis of choices filled seat allotment will take place.
  • Seat Acceptance fees for General category is INR 35,000 and INR 15,000 for reserved categories.
  • Eligibility Criteria for merit-based admissions under the EWS category shall be similar to that of UR category.

JoSAA JEE Main 2020 Counselling Schedule (Tentative)


The following table gives all the important dates for JoSAA Counselling 2020.




Registration & filling choices Start

15th June 2020 (10:00 AM)

Registration & filling choices Start (For AAT)

18th June 2020

Display of Mock Seat Allocation-1

19th June 2020 (10:00 AM)

Display of Mock Seat Allocation-2

24th June 2020 (10:00 AM)

Last Date for Registration & Choice Filling

25th June 2020 (5:00 PM)

Reconciliation of data, Seat Allocation, verification and validation

26th June 2020

Seat Allocation (Round 1)

27th June 2020 (10:00 AM)

Document Verification and Acceptance of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 1)

28th June to 2nd July 2020 (10 AM to 5 PM)

Display of seats filled/availability status

3rd July 2020 (10:00 AM)

Seat allocation (2nd Round)

3rd July 2020 (05:00 PM)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 2)

4th July to 5th July 2020 (10 AM to 5 PM)

Display of seats filled/availability status

6th July 2020 (10:00 AM)

Seat allocation (Round 3)

6th July 2020 (05:00 PM)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 3)

7th July to 8th July 2020 (10 AM to 5 PM)

Display of seats filled/availability status

9th July 2020 (10:00 AM)

Seat Allocation (Round 4)

9th July 2020 (5:00 PM)

Document Verification and Acceptance of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 4)

10th July to 11th July 2020 (10 AM to 5 PM)

Display of seats filled/availability status

12th July 2020 (10:00 AM)

Seat allocation (Round 5)

12th July 2020 (05:00 PM)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 5)

13th July to 14th July 2020 (10 AM to 5 PM)

Display of seats filled/availability status

15th July 2020 (10:00 AM)

Seat allocation (Round 6)

15th July 2020 (05:00 PM)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 6)


16th July to 17th July 2020 (10 AM to 5 PM)

Display of seats filled/availability status

18th July 2020 (10:00 AM)

Seat Allocation (Round 7)

18th June 2020 (1:00 PM)

Document Verification and Acceptance of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres/Admitting Institutes (Round 7)

19th July 2020 (10 AM to 5 PM)

JoSAA 2020 - Eligibility Criteria

For those candidates seeking admission via JoSAA Counselling 2020, following eligibility conditions are mandatorily required –

  • Must have qualified JEE Advanced 2020 with minimum acceptable marks.
  • The aggregate marks in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Language (in whichever candidate secured higher marks) shall be taken for calculation of aggregate percentage.
  • The aggregate should be based on the marks in four papers – English, Mathematics and any other two subjects approved by the Delhi University.
  • In case if only letter grades are awarded, then a letter is required to obtain from the respective board stating the aggregate marks. In the case of failure to produce this letter, Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2020 shall be authorised to make a decision.

Note: Above criteria are valid for all the applicants including foreign nationals. 

JoSAA JEE Main 2020 Counselling Process

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit the official website of JoSAA and log in using your roll number.
  • You will be directed to the registration page and the registration form for JoSAA will appear on the screen.
  • Read all the instructions given on the page carefully and click on "I Accept".
  • You are required to fill the registration form with correct information.
  • Now, click on the "Declaration" and submit the form.

Step 2: Online Choice Filling and Locking

  • Next step is program Selection. After successfully registering for the counselling, candidates will have to select the institute type, institute name, and academic program.
  • After filling the above information, tab on the "Choice filling and locking" option.
  • Fill as many preferences as possible.
  • When done click on the "Save" button.

Note:  The candidates are advised to be extremely careful while locking their choices, as these cannot be changed after submission.

Step 3: JoSAA 2020 Seat Allotment

  • Candidates will be granted admission based on category, All India Rank in JEE Main 2020 rank list, reservation norms, choice filling, and vacancies in the colleges.
  • JoSAA will send the allotment letter to the candidates via SMS/E-mail a few days after filling their choice.
  • Candidates are required to download the seat allotment letter.

Step 4: Fee Payment and Seat Acceptance

  • Candidates have to pay the acceptance fees to confirm the seat allotment.
  • Fee payment has to be done online by Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.
  • Candidates are also required to download the Fee payment slip, which would serve as a proof of fee payment.
  • After all the above steps have been completed, at the end of the counselling process, the candidates will get a provisional admission letter.of fee payment.

Step 5: Reporting to the college allotted to the candidate

  • Lastly, candidates have to report to the college allotted to them on the assigned date and time slot.
  • They must carry original certificates and documents for the verification process required to complete the admission procedure.

JoSAA Mock Allotment 2020

JoSAA 2020 Mock Allotment is conducted so that the candidates may get a rough idea about their chances to get admission in their desired colleges based on their rank and preference. This is done before the actual seat allocation. Post mock allotment, candidates can modify their selected choices of colleges and courses accordingly.

JoSAA Seat Allotment 2020

After two rounds of mock allocation, final JoSAA Seat Allotment is held in 7 rounds. The registered candidates are allocated seats based on category, All India Rank in JEE Main 2020 rank list, reservation norms, choice filling, and vacancies in the colleges. Candidates can log into their accounts using their application number and password and view the seat allotment result.

If the candidate wishes to take admission in the allotted college, he is required to download the provisional allotment letter and pay the seat acceptance fee of Rs. 35,000 (general) and 15,000 (reserved categories). Once paid the seat acceptance fees, candidates will have to report to the reporting center (RC) for document verification.


However, if a candidate is not happy with the seat allotted, he has the following options to proceed further.

Floating: This would mean that the candidate is ready to accept the offered seat but is looking for a seat in a better/higher preferred college or course.


Freezing: If indicates that the candidate has accepted the allotted seat and does not wish to participate in further counselling rounds.


Sliding: If this option is exercised, it would mean that candidate has accepted the allotted seat, however, if admissions are open in a better course in the same institute then he/she would like to go for upgradation.


At last, all the candidates will have to report to their allotted colleges to confirm their admission by paying remaining academic fees.


Documents Required

Candidates have to carry the following set of Original documents, wherever applicable, and a set of self-attested photocopies to the reporting center. After document verification, photocopies shall be retained by the Reporting Centre and the original documents will be returned. 

Personal details –

  • Photo Identity Card

  • Medical Examination Report

  • Proof of Date of Birth

  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment

  • Three passport-size photographs (uploaded at the time of registration)

Academic Qualification

  • Class 10th mark sheet

  • Class 12th mark sheet

  • JEE Main Admit Card 2020

Provisional Seat Allotment Letter


  • Caste/PwD Certificate

  • Category (OBC-NCL / SC / ST) certificate, if applicable

  • OBC NCL declaration if required

  • PwD certificate, if applicable

Top Participating institutions

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

Total institutes participating in Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)


Number of IITs and ISM in India


National Institute of Technology (NIT) that take admission on basis of JEE Main


Number of IIITs, IITM & IITDM that take admission on basis of JEE Main


Other Government Funded Technical Institutes


Total seats in JoSAA


List of JoSAA 2020 Reporting Centers

There are two types of reporting centers available for JoSAA 2020 Counselling. First for admission to IITs and second for admission to NITs and IIITs. If candidate wishes to change the allotted NIT to any IIT, he must report to both the centres. The list of both reporting centers is provided below –

JoSAA 2020 Reporting Centres for IITs:


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad

Indian Institute of Technology Indore



JoSAA 2020 Reporting Centre for NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs

Institute Code and Name

(201) Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

(202) Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur

(203) Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal

(204) Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad

(205) National Institute of Technology Agartala

(206) National Institute of Technology Calicut

(207) National Institute of Technology Delhi

(208) National Institute of Technology Durgapu

(209) National Institute of Technology Goa

(210) National Institute of Technology Hamirpur

(211) National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

(212) National Institute of Technology Meghalaya

(213) National Institute of Technology Nagaland

(214) National Institute of Technology Patna

(215) National Institute of Technology Puducherry

(216) National Institute of Technology Raipur

(217) National Institute of Technology Sikkim

(218) National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh

(219) National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

(220) National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

(221) National Institute of Technology, Manipur

(222) National Institute of Technology, Mizoram

(223) National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

(224) National Institute of Technology, Silchar

(225) National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

(226) National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

(227) National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand

(228) National Institute of Technology, Warangal

(229) Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat

(230) Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

(301) Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management Gwalior

(310) Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram

College of Engineering Pune

(402) Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

(412) School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur

(415) School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada

(416) Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir


(417) Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur


JoSAA Counselling 2020 FAQs

Ans 1. Suppose, a candidate had accepted a seat in an NIT in a previous round and also reported to the respective centre but his/her seat gets upgraded to an IIT in the next round, then he/she will be required to report to the Reporting centre (of IIT) and accept the seat, irrespective of the fact that he/she has reported at the NIT already, or else the candidate will lose both the seats. Since this involves reporting at two Reporting centres, it is termed as dual reporting.

Ans 2. No, if you anyhow fail to reach the reporting centre in person within the seat acceptance period of the round, you will lose the seat and will also be out of the seat allotment process.

Ans 3. You should be very careful while filling the choices. Don’t fill in choices for courses you don’t want to pursue. In this case you can accept the seat offered to you and exercise float or slide option. But if you do not accept this you won’t be able to participate in future counselling rounds.

Ans 4. No, choice-filling has to be compulsorily done online before the specified date. Once submitted there will be no option for choice filling or re-ordering. All seven rounds of seat allotment will be carried out on the basis of these choices only.

Ans 5. No, there is no separate allotment process for preparatory courses and seats to these will be allotted along with all other courses only. 

Ans 6. Yes, you can file a refund request online by visiting the official website of JoSAA. It will be processed within a few days.

Ans 7. The candidates are offered seats based on merit, choice filling, and availability of seats

Ans 8. Mock allotment of seats are conducted to get the candidates familiar with the seat allotment process so that they can fill the right choices in the final seat allotment process. Though there is no such guarantee that you will get the same seat but there are high chances of the same. 

Ans 10. CSAB i.e. Central Seat Allocation Board conducts a special round of counselling only for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs once the JoSAA rounds are over.

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