JOSAA 2019 FAQ Asked Question Doubt Clear

Some candidates recently asked these queries. Though some of them are
already covered in FAQs, we repeat them here. Please watch this page before you pose your query to us.

Q. What is registration? Is there any registration fee?
A. After initial login, you will be asked to reconfirm/correct a few details, viz.
gender, state code of eligibility, nationality and contact details. This is
the registration process. After that you will proceed for filling-in of your
program choices. There is no payment for the registration and choice
filling.

Q. When should I pay any money to JoSAA and how much should I pay?
A. First of all you have to fill-in the choices online. If you are offered a
seat in any round of seat allocation process, then for accepting the seat
you have to pay seat acceptance fee and report at a reporting centre
for document verification. Seat acceptance fee for SC/ST/PwD candidates
is Rs. 20,000/- and for others it is Rs. 45,000/-. Fee has to be deposited
online or through e-challan ONLY before coming to the Reporting
Centre.

Q. what is mock seat allocation in josaa ?

A. Mock Seat Allocation is a procedure to appoint Seats to Students who qualify Competive exams after Counselling. For ex:- JoSAA 2019 Counselling. it is Seat Allocation procedure for those whohave qualified the JEE Main 2015 or JEE Advance 2019.

Q. Can I fill the choice at reporting centre (RC)?
A. No, choice filling has to be done online before 5PM (IST) on
26/06/2017. After that there is no choice filling or reordering option.
All the rounds of seat allotments will be based on these choices only.
RC activity starts after choice filling, where only document verification
and seat acceptance are done.

Q. What is the activity at reporting center (RC)?
A. Candidate who is offered a seat (as per his/her choices), will have to
report in person at an RC for document verification (see check list of
documents on JoSAA portal) for accepting the seat.

Q. I am not interested in the seat offered. Can I participate in seat
allotment in further rounds without accepting the seat now?
A. First of all do not fill-in the choices for the courses that you are not
interested. If you do not accept the seat, you will be out from the seat
allotment process. You will not be able to participate in further JoSAA
rounds. Such candidates can participate in CSAB Special Round, which
will be conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs after completion of JoSAA
rounds. Detailed information about CSAB Special Round can be seen at
www.csab.nic.in.

Q. What are preparatory courses?
A. Preparatory course is a one-year course at IITs where the students will be
given training in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English Language.
After successful completion, the students will be given admission in their
respective courses (BTech/BS etc.) as per their allotment.

Q. Who is eligible for preparatory courses?
A. Those candidates who are in any of the preparatory rank lists of JEE
(Advanced) are eligible for preparatory courses.

Q. How and when is the preparatory course offered?
A. If SC/ST/PwD seats in IITs are not filled by candidates who are in the rank
lists CRL-Pwd/OBC-NCL-PwD/SC-Pwd/ST-PwD/SC/ST, those seats will be
offered to the candidates who are in preparatory rank list. Candidates in
preparatory rank list have to fill their choices along with all others. As and
when there is a vacancy and is opted by a preparatory candidate, then
the seat will be offered to the candidate. This will be done in every round
of seat allotment.

Q. what is jossa counselling?

A.The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is responsible for the counselling of JoSAA 2019 which provides admissions into the participating IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Allocation of seats is done by the admission committee on the basis of merit of the candidate.

Q. Will there be any separate allotment for preparatory courses?
A. No; preparatory courses will be allotted along with all other courses.

Q. I have been offered a seat in the 1st round of allotment. I will not be
able to accept the seat at this moment. Can I accept the same seat later?
A. No; if you do not report in person and accept the seat in the respective seat
acceptance period of the round (please follow the schedule), then you will
lose the seat and you will be out of seat allotment process in JoSAA.
However, such candidates can participate in CSAB Special Round, which
will be conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs after completion of JoSAA
rounds. Detailed information about CSAB Special Round can be seen at
www.csab.nic.in.

Q. I am from Bhopal and I have been offered a seat in an IIT. Can I report at
the RC at NIT Bhopal for accepting the seat?
A. No; anyone who is offered a seat in an IIT must report at any of the 17
reporting centres of IITs. Please see the list of reporting centres on JoSAA
portal.

Q. I am from Mumbai and I have been offered a seat in NIT Durgapur. Can I
report at IIT Bombay for accepting the seat?
A. No; anyone who is offered a seat in an NIT/IIIT/IIEST/Other-GFTI must
report at any of the 38 reporting centres of those Institutes. Please see the
list of reporting centres on JoSAA portal.

Q. What is dual reporting?
A. If you have accepted a seat of an NIT in the previous round and your seat is
now upgraded to an IIT, then you have to report at an RC of IITs and accept
the seat. Otherwise, you will lose both the seats. Similarly, if a candidate’s
seat is changed from an IIT to an NIT, he/she has to report at an RC of NIT to
accept the seat.

Q. Will there be a spot round for NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs?
A. No, there is no spot round. But, there will be a special round for
NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs only after all the 7 rounds of seat allocation are over.
This would involve new choice filling where all candidates (including those
who are already admitted, non-admitted and those who did not fill choices
earlier) can fill-in their choices. The schedule for this round will be
announced in due course of time at http://csab.nic.in.
FAQs of JoSAA

Q. What is JoSAA?
A. JoSAA is an acronym for “Joint Seat Allocation Authority”. It is constituted
by the Ministry of HRD to oversee joint seat allocation for the IITs, NITs, IIITs
and other GFTIs. It consists of representatives from the Joint Admission
Board (JAB) (for IITs) and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) (for NITs,
IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs). JoSAA is the ONLY authorized agency
responsible for joint seat allocation.

Q. Is there any other agency for conducting the seat allocation to IITs and NITs?
A. No agency other than JoSAA is responsible for joint seat allocation for
IITs and NIT+ Institutes. Candidates seeking information / assistance from
any agency / agent other than JoSAA shall be doing so at their own risk and
cost.

Q. What is CSAB?
A. CSAB is an acronym for “Central Seat Allocation Board”. It is an agency
constituted by the Ministry of HRD. It is entrusted with the responsibility
of admission for the various undergraduate courses offered by the
National Institutes of Technology [NITs], Indian Institutes of Information
Technology [IIITs or Triple-I-Ts] and a few other technical Institutes funded
fully or partially by Central or a State government [Other-GFTIs]. These
Institutes are collectively referred to as NIT+ Institutes.

Q. What are the qualifying examinations for admission to NIT+ Institutes?
A. Candidates qualifying in either one or both JEE (Main) 2017 Paper-1 (B.E. /
B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) 2017 Paper-2 (B.Arch. / B. Planning) are eligible
for admission to NIT+ Institutes. However, merely qualifying in these
examinations does not guarantee admission in any of the Institute. Each
Institute / academic program has additional eligibility requirements which
candidates have to satisfy to get admission.

Q. Can JoSAA prepare / announce JEE (Main) 2017 ranks?
A. No. JEE (Main) 2017 ranks are provided by the JEE Apex Board. JoSAA 2017
uses these ranks as such without any further change.

Q. What are the rank lists?
A. Common rank list (CRL) where everyone will be considered; CRL-PwD
where anyone with disabilities will be considered. For OBC-NCL
candidates, OBC-NCL and OBC-NCL-PwD are included. Similarly, in SC list,
both SC and SC-PwD are included, and in ST list, both ST and ST-PwD rank lists are included.

Q. Can I appear in one or more rank lists?
A. Yes. Depending on your (birth) category and physical disability status and
performance in the entrance examination, you may appear in more than
one rank list and a maximum of four rank lists in each of JEE (Main) and JEE
(Advanced).

Q. After JEE (Main) 2017 ranks published, my Class XII marks got changed due to re-evaluation. What will happen to my rank and seat allocation?
A. As JEE(Main) 2017 ranks are not depend on Class XII marks, there will not be any change your rank.

Q. Is JoSAA responsible for seat matrix data?
A. No; JoSAA 2017 is NOT responsible for the seat matrix data. JoSAA 2017
merely allocates seats as per the seat matrix data provided by the
participating Institutes.

Q. Are PIO/OCI cardholders eligible for getting admission?
A. Yes; PIO/OCI cardholders are eligible for getting admission in NITs/IIITs/
Other-GFTIs based on JEE (Main) 2017 and in IITs based on JEE (Advanced)
2017.

Q. What will be the category of a PIO/OCI candidate for allotment of seat?
A. PIO/ OCI candidates will be considered as General (GEN) or GEN-PwD
(persons with disabilities) and seat allotted to them are OPEN or OPEN-PwD.

Q. What is an “academic program” referred to in seat allocation?
A. In the context of seat allocation, “academic program” refers to the
combination of course and Institute. For example, 4-year B.Tech in
Biotechnology offered by NIT Calicut is an “academic program”.

Q. Where can I find the academic program and the number of seats available category-wise?
A. You may visit JoSAA 2017 web portal http://josaa.nic.in

Q. Is there any cut off marks for registration and choice filling for getting
admission in NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs/IIEST?
A. No. There is no cut off marks for registration and choice filling for
getting admission in NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs/IIEST. All the candidates whose
JEE (Main) 2017 ranks are declared will be allowed to fill-in their choices.

Q. What are the seat quotas of various institutes considered under JoSAA?
A. All India: all candidates are eligible for this seat quota
Home State quota: only candidates whose state code of eligibility is same as
the state / union territory in which the Institute is located are eligible for this
seat quota
Other State quota: only candidates whose state of eligibility is NOT same as
the state / union territory in which the Institute is located are eligible for this
seat quota.

Q. What types of seat quotas are available for admission into IITs?
A. There is only ONE type of seat quota, viz., All India quota, in IITs.

Q. What types of seat quotas are available for admission into NITs?
A. There are two types of seat quotas in NITs. These are Home State quota
and Other State quota.

Q. What types of seat quotas are available for admission into IIITs (Triple-I-Ts)?
A. There is only one type of seat quota, viz., All India quota, in IIITs (Triple-I-Ts).

Q. What types of seat quota are available for admission into Other-GFTIs?
A. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and IIEST, Shibpur are having
Home State and Other State quotas. Assam University has All India and
Home State quotas. All other GFTIs have only All India quota.

Q. Whether PIO/OCI card holders eligible for Home State quota, wherever it is available?
A. OCI/PIO candidates passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in
India are eligible for Home State Quota seats. Whereas those who pass the
Class XII (or equivalent) examination from an institution abroad are eligible
for Other State quota or All India quota seats (but NOT Home State quota
seats).

Q. What is the state code of eligibility for a candidate who is a resident of Bihar and appears for the Class XII examination in West Bengal?
A. The candidate’s State code of eligibility is West Bengal but NOT Bihar. The
state code will be based on the place from where the candidate has
passed Class XII but does NOT depend upon the native place or the place of
residence of the candidate.

Q. What is the state code of the candidate who passes Class XII examination from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)?
A. This is the state from where the candidate appears and passes the Class XII
examination. In case of “compartment”, state of eligibility will be based on
the state from which the candidate appears for the compartmental
examination of NIOS.

Q. What is the state code for Indian nationals passing the class XII from
abroad (including Nepal/Bhutan)?
A. The state code of the candidate will be determined on the basis of
permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate.

Q. When will be the number of seats available in different categories/quotas (seat matrix) announced?
A. It has already been announced; visit http://josaa.nic.in for details.

Q. How should I order the choices of academic programs?
A. You must order your choices of academic program in the DECREASING order of preferences. That is, your most preferred one should be on the top.

Q. Will a candidate be allowed to reshuffle the choice list at any stage of seat allotment?
A. Candidates are allowed to reshuffle/reorder their choices ONLY during
choice filling period before they “lock” their choices. Beyond that there is NO
option of reordering.

Q. What is locking of choices? Once locked, can I unlock?
A. Lock is an option indicating the finalization of choices after which the
candidates can print their choices in final format. Once the choices are
locked, they cannot be unlocked. Lock option will be enabled only after the
announcement of mock round of allocation.

Q. Do I need to pay any fees for registration and filling up choices?
A. No; you do not have to make any payment for registration and filling up of
choices.

Q. What is the registration process?
A. During 15-26 June, 2017, login to the JoSAA portal http://josaa.nic.in using
JEE (Main) 2017 credentials. Then reconfirm (or correct, if required) your
basic details, viz., gender, nationality, and state code of eligibility along with
the contact details. No other personal data can be modified.

Q. What is the period of choice filling?
A. From 10 AM (IST) on 15th June to 5 PM on 26th June 2017.

Q. What happens if I do not “lock” my choices?
A. If you do not lock your choices, the last saved choices/preferences will
be locked automatically at the conclusion of the time-window for filling-in of
choices.

Q. How does JoSAA allocate seats?
A. JoSAA allocates seats based on candidate’s JEE (Main) 2017 ranks [for NIT+
institutes] or JEE (Advanced) 2017 ranks [for IITs] in the order of highest to
least preferred and availability of seats following the business rules.

Q. What happens if there are multiple students with the same rank seek
admission to the same academic program?
A. All such candidates will be given equal preference. If required,
supernumerary seats will be created.

Q. Can I get both NIT seat and IIT seat in every round of allotment?
A. No; only one seat, which is the best available among your choices based
your rank(s), will be allotted.

Q. Where should a candidate report after seat allotment?
A. A candidate who is allotted a seat in an IIT must report at any one of
the reporting centres of IITs. A candidate who is allotted a seat in an NIT+
Institute must report at any one of the reporting centre of NITs’s list. The
list of reporting centres is available on the JoSAA web portal,
http://josaa.nic.in

Q. What is dual reporting?
A. If a candidate has accepted a seat in an NIT+ Institute in one round, and then in a subsequent round the candidate is allocated a seat in an IIT, then he/she
has to report to any one of the reporting centers of the IITs for document
verification. Note that there is no need to pay seat acceptance fee again.
Similarly, if a candidate accepted a seat in IITs in one round and gets seat in
NIT+ institute, then again he has to report at any one of the NIT+ reporting
centre. Otherwise, he/she will forfeit both the seats.

Q. I have accepted my seat in NIT/ IIIT/ Other-GFTI in one round; now I got an offer from IIT seat allocation in subsequent rounds. What will happen to my earlier seat?
A. The seat accepted by you in the NIT, IIIT (Triple-I-T) or Other-GFTI is treated as forfeited.

Q. For the above case if I do not appear in IIT physically, can I get back my NIT seat again?
A. No, you have forfeited the seat. In other words, you have neither the NIT /
IIIT (Triple-I-T) / Other-GFTI seat accepted nor the IIT seat allocated in the
subsequent round.

Q. Do I need to pay any fees at the time of seat acceptance?
A. At the time of seat acceptance, you have to remit only the seat acceptance
fee. It is Rs. 20,000 for SC, ST, PwD candidates and Rs. 45,000/- for others.
The seat acceptance fee will be adjusted against the admission fee by the
admitting institute.

Q. How to remit seat acceptance fee?
A. Candidates can remit seat acceptance fee using an e-challan at any branch
of State Bank of India [and no other bank] or pay online using SBI Internet
Banking.

Q. Am I required to pay seat acceptance fee again if I am allocated a seat in next round in IIT?
A. No. There is no need to pay seat acceptance fee again. The amount
deposited in the earlier round of allotment will be adjusted with the
subsequent allotment.

Q. What are the documents needed during reporting?
A. Original certificates, along with one photocopy each, of the
documents/certificates listed in “Check List” given on JoSAA portal
http://josaa.nic.in

Q. I do not want to accept the allocated seat. What should I do?
A. You can reject the allocated seat by (i) NOT remitting the seat acceptance fee [and hence, not reporting at the reporting center] (ii) Not reporting at
the Reporting Center, if the seat acceptance fee has already been remitted.

Q. What is registration? Is there any registration fee?
A. After initial login, you will be asked to reconfirm/correct a few details, viz.
gender, state code of eligibility, nationality and contact details. This is
the registration process. After that you will proceed for filling-in of your
program choices. There is no payment for the registration and choice
filling.

Q. When should I pay any money to JoSAA and how much should I pay?
A. First of all you have to fill-in the choices online. If you are offered a
seat in any round of seat allocation process, then for accepting the seat
you have to pay seat acceptance fee and report at a reporting centre
for document verification. Seat acceptance fee for SC/ST/PwD candidates
is Rs. 20,000/- and for others it is Rs. 45,000/-. Fee has to be deposited
online or through e-challan ONLY before coming to the Reporting
Centre.

Q. Can I fill the choice at reporting centre (RC)?
A. No, choice filling has to be done online before 5PM (IST) on
26/06/2017. After that there is no choice filling or reordering option.
All the rounds of seat allotments will be based on these choices only.
RC activity starts after choice filling, where only document verification
and seat acceptance is done.

Q. What is the activity at the reporting centre (RC)?
A. A candidate who is offered a seat (as per his/her choices), will have to
report in person at an RC for document verification (see check list of
documents on JoSAA portal) for accepting the seat.

Q. I am not interested in the seat offered. Can I participate in seat
allotment in further rounds without accepting the seat now?
A. First of all, do not fill-in the choices for the courses that you are not
interested. If you do not accept the seat, you will be out from the seat
allotment process. You will not be able to participate in further JoSAA
rounds. Such candidates can participate in CSAB Special Round, which
will be conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs after completion of JoSAA
rounds. Detailed information about CSAB Special Round can be seen at
www.csab.nic.in.

Q. What are preparatory courses?
A. Preparatory course is a one-year course at IITs where the students will be
given training in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English Language.
After successful completion, the students will be given admission in their
respective courses (BTech/BS etc.) as per their allotment.

Q. Who is eligible for preparatory courses?
A. Those candidates who are in any of the preparatory rank lists of JEE
(Advanced) are eligible for preparatory courses.

Q. How and when is the preparatory course offered?
A. If SC/ST/PwD seats in IITs are not filled by candidates who are in the rank
lists CRL-Pwd/OBC-NCL-PwD/SC-Pwd/ST-PwD/SC/ST, those seats will be
offered to the candidates who are in preparatory rank list. Candidates in
preparatory rank list have to fill their choices along with all others. As and
when there is a vacancy and is opted by a preparatory candidate, then
the seat will be offered to the candidate. This will be done in every round
of seat allotment.

Q. Will there be any separate allotment for preparatory courses?
A. No; preparatory courses will be allotted along with all other courses.

Q. I have been offered a seat in the 1st round of allotment. I will not be
able to accept the seat at this moment. Can I accept the same seat later?
A. No; if you do not report in person and accept the seat in the respective seat
acceptance period of the round (please follow the schedule), then you will
lose the seat and you will be out of seat allotment process in JoSAA.
However, such candidates can participate in CSAB Special Round, which
will be conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs after completion of JoSAA
rounds. Detailed information about CSAB Special Round can be seen at
www.csab.nic.in.

Q. I am from Bhopal and I have been offered a seat in an IIT. Can I report at
the RC at NIT Bhopal for accepting the seat?
A. No; anyone who is offered a seat in an IIT must report at any of the 17
reporting centres of IITs. Please see the list of reporting centres on JoSAA
portal.

Q. I am from Mumbai and I have been offered a seat in NIT Durgapur. Can I
report at IIT Bombay for accepting the seat?
A. No; anyone who is offered a seat in an NIT/IIIT/IIEST/Other-GFTI must
report at any of the 38 reporting centres of those Institutes. Please see the
list of reporting centres on JoSAA portal.

Q. What is dual reporting?
A. If you have accepted a seat of an NIT in the previous round and your seat is
now upgraded to an IIT, then you have to report at an RC of IITs and accept
the seat. Otherwise, you will lose both the seats. Similarly, if a candidate’s
the seat is changed from an IIT to an NIT, he/she has to report at an RC of NIT to accept the seat.

Q. Will there be a spot round for NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs?
A. No, there is no spot round. But, there will be a special round for
NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs only after all the 7 rounds of seat allocation are over.
This would involve new choice filling where all candidates (including those
who are already admitted, non-admitted and those who did not fill choices
earlier) can fill-in their choices. The schedule for this round will be
announced in due course of time at http://csab.nic.in.
FAQs of JoSAA

Q. What is JoSAA?
A. JoSAA is an acronym for “Joint Seat Allocation Authority”. It is constituted
by the Ministry of HRD to oversee joint seat allocation for the IITs, NITs, IIITs
and other GFTIs. It consists of representatives from the Joint Admission
Board (JAB) (for IITs) and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) (for NITs,
IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs). JoSAA is the ONLY authorized agency
responsible for joint seat allocation.

Q. Is there any other agency for conducting the seat allocation to IITs and NITs?
A. No agency other than JoSAA is responsible for joint seat allocation for
IITs and NIT+ Institutes. Candidates seeking information/assistance from
any agency/agent other than JoSAA shall be doing so at their own risk and
cost.

Q. What is CSAB?
A. CSAB is an acronym for “Central Seat Allocation Board”. It is an agency
constituted by the Ministry of HRD. It is entrusted with the responsibility
of admission for the various undergraduate courses offered by the
National Institutes of Technology [NITs], Indian Institutes of Information
Technology [IIITs or Triple-I-Ts] and a few other technical Institutes funded
fully or partially by Central or a State government [Other-GFTIs]. These
Institutes are collectively referred to as NIT+ Institutes.

Q. What are the qualifying examinations for admission to NIT+ Institutes?
A. Candidates qualifying in either one or both JEE (Main) 2017 Paper-1 (B.E. /
B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) 2017 Paper-2 (B.Arch. / B. Planning) are eligible
for admission to NIT+ Institutes. However, merely qualifying in these
examinations does not guarantee admission in any of the Institute. Each
Institute / academic program has additional eligibility requirements which
candidates have to satisfy to get admission.

Q. Can JoSAA prepare / announce JEE (Main) 2017 ranks?
A. No. JEE (Main) 2017 ranks are provided by the JEE Apex Board. JoSAA 2017
uses these ranks as such without any further change.

Q. What are the rank lists?
A. Common rank list (CRL) where everyone will be considered; CRL-PwD
where anyone with disabilities will be considered. For OBC-NCL
candidates, OBC-NCL and OBC-NCL-PwD are included. Similarly, in SC list,
both SC and SC-PwD are included, and in ST list, both ST and ST-PwD rank lists
are included.

Q. Can I appear in one or more rank lists?
A. Yes. Depending on your (birth) category and physical disability status and
performance in the entrance examination, you may appear in more than
one rank list and a maximum of four rank lists in each of JEE (Main) and JEE
(Advanced).

Q. After JEE (Main) 2017 ranks published, my Class XII marks got changed due
to re-evaluation. What will happen to my rank and seat allocation?
A. As JEE(Main) 2017 ranks do not depend on Class XII marks, there will not be
any change your rank.

Q. Is JoSAA responsible for seat matrix data?
A. No; JoSAA 2017 is NOT responsible for the seat matrix data. JoSAA 2017
merely allocates seats as per the seat matrix data provided by the
participating Institutes.

Q. Are PIO/OCI cardholders eligible for getting admission?
A. Yes; PIO/OCI cardholders are eligible for getting admission in NITs/IIITs/
Other-GFTIs based on JEE (Main) 2017 and in IITs based on JEE (Advanced)
2017.

Q. What will be the category of a PIO/OCI candidate for allotment of a seat?
A. PIO/ OCI candidates will be considered as General (GEN) or GEN-PwD
(persons with disabilities) and seat allotted to them are OPEN or OPEN-PwD.

Q. What is an “academic program” referred to in seat allocation?
A. In the context of seat allocation, “academic program” refers to the
combination of course and Institute. For example, 4-year B.Tech in
Biotechnology offered by NIT Calicut is an “academic program”.

Q. Where can I find the academic program and the number of seats available
category-wise?
A. You may visit JoSAA 2017 web portal http://josaa.nic.in

Q. Is there any cut off marks for registration and choice filling for getting
admission in NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs/IIEST?
A. No. There are no cut off marks for registration and choice filling for
getting admission in NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs/IIEST. All the candidates whose
JEE (Main) 2017 ranks are declared will be allowed to fill in their choices.

Q. What are the seat quotas of various institutes considered under JoSAA?
A. All India: all candidates are eligible for this seat quota
Home State quota: only candidates whose state code of eligibility is the same as the state/union territory in which the Institute is located are eligible for this
seat quota Other State quota: only candidates whose state of eligibility is NOT the same as the state/union territory in which the Institute is located are eligible for this seat quota.

Q. What types of seat quotas are available for admission into IITs?
A. There is only ONE type of seat quota, viz., All India quota, in IITs.

Q. What types of seat quotas are available for admission into NITs?
A. There are two types of seat quotas in NITs. These are Home State Quota
and Other State quotas.

Q. What types of seat quotas are available for admission into IIITs (Triple-I-Ts)?
A. There is only one type of seat quota, viz., All India quota, in IIITs (Triple-I-Ts).

Q. What types of seat quota are available for admission into Other-GFTIs?
A. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and IIEST, Shibpur are having
Home State and Other State quotas. Assam University has All India and
Home State quotas. All other GFTIs have only All India quota.

Q. Whether PIO/OCI card holders eligible for Home State quota, wherever it is
available?
A. OCI/PIO candidates passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in
India is eligible for Home State Quota seats. Whereas those who pass the
Class XII (or equivalent) examination from an institution abroad are eligible
for Other State quota or All India quota seats (but NOT Home State Quota
seats).

Q. What is the state code of eligibility for a candidate who is a resident of Bihar
and appears for the Class XII examination in West Bengal?
A. The candidate’s State code of eligibility is West Bengal but NOT Bihar. The
state code will be based on the place from where the candidate has
passed Class XII but does NOT depend upon the native place or the place of
residence of the candidate.

Q. What is the state code of the candidate who passes Class XII examination
from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)?
A. This is the state from where the candidate appears and passes the Class XII
examination. In the case of “compartment”, state of eligibility will be based on
the state from which the candidate appears for the compartmental
examination of NIOS.

Q. What is the state code for Indian nationals passing the class XII from
abroad (including Nepal/Bhutan)?
A. The state code of the candidate will be determined on the basis of
permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate.

Q. When will be the number of seats available in different categories/quotas
(seat matrix) announced?
A. It has already been announced; visit http://josaa.nic.in for details.

Q. How should I order the choices of academic programs?
A. You must order your choices of academic program in the DECREASING order
of preferences. That is, your most preferred one should be on the top.

Q. Will a candidate be allowed to reshuffle the choice list at any stage of seat
allotment?
A. Candidates are allowed to reshuffle/reorder their choices ONLY during
choice filling period before they “lock” their choices. Beyond that there is NO
option of reordering.

Q. What is locking of choices? Once locked, can I unlock?
A. Lock is an option indicating the finalization of choices after which the
candidates can print their choices in final format. Once the choices are
locked, they cannot be unlocked. Lock option will be enabled only after the
announcement of mock round of allocation.

Q. Do I need to pay any fees for registration and filling up choices?
A. No; you do not have to make any payment for registration and filling up of
choices.

Q. What is the registration process?
A. During 15-26 June, 2017, login to the JoSAA portal http://josaa.nic.in using
JEE (Main) 2017 credentials. Then reconfirm (or correct, if required) your
basic details, viz., gender, nationality, and state code of eligibility along with
the contact details. No other personal data can be modified.

Q. What is the period of choice filling?
A. From 10 AM (IST) on 15th June to 5 PM on 26th June 2017.

Q. What happens if I do not “lock” my choices?
A. If you do not lock your choices, the last saved choices/preferences will
be locked automatically at the conclusion of the time-window for filling-in of
choices.

Q. How does JoSAA allocate seats?
A. JoSAA allocates seats based on candidate’s JEE (Main) 2017 ranks [for NIT+
institutes] or JEE (Advanced) 2017 ranks [for IITs] in the order of highest to
least preferred and availability of seats following the business rules.

Q. What happens if there are multiple students with the same rank seek
admission to the same academic program?
A. All such candidates will be given equal preference. If required,
supernumerary seats will be created.

Q. Can I get both NIT seat and IIT seat in every round of allotment?
A. No; only one seat, which is the best available among your choices based
your rank(s), will be allotted.

Q. Where should a candidate report after seat allotment?
A. A candidate who is allotted a seat in an IIT must report at any one of
the reporting centres of IITs. A candidate who is allotted a seat in an NIT+
Institute must report at any one of the reporting centre of NITs’s list. The
list of reporting centres is available on the JoSAA web portal,
http://josaa.nic.in

Q. What is dual reporting?
A. If a candidate has accepted a seat in an NIT+ Institute in one round, and then
in a subsequent round the candidate is allocated a seat in an IIT, then he/she
has to report to any one of the reporting centers of the IITs for document
verification. Note that there is no need to pay seat acceptance fee again.
Similarly, if a candidate accepted a seat in IITs in one round and gets seat in
NIT+ institute, then again he has to report at any one of the NIT+ reporting
centre. Otherwise, he/she will forfeit both the seats.

Q. I have accepted my seat in NIT/ IIIT/ Other-GFTI in one round; now I got an offer from IIT seat allocation in subsequent rounds. What will happen to my earlier seat?
A. The seat accepted by you in the NIT, IIIT (Triple-I-T) or Other-GFTI is treated as forfeited.

Q. For the above case if I do not appear in IIT physically, can I get back my NIT seat again?
A. No, you have forfeited the seat. In other words, you have neither the NIT /
IIIT (Triple-I-T) / Other-GFTI seat accepted nor the IIT seat allocated in the
subsequent round.

Q. Do I need to pay any fees at the time of seat acceptance?
A. At the time of seat acceptance, you have to remit only the seat acceptance
fee. It is Rs. 20,000 for SC, ST, PwD candidates and Rs. 45,000/- for others.
The seat acceptance fee will be adjusted against the admission fee by the
admitting institute.

Q. How to remit seat acceptance fee?
A. Candidates can remit seat acceptance fee using an e-challan at any branch
of State Bank of India [and no other bank] or pay online using SBI Internet
Banking.

Q. Am I required to pay seat acceptance fee again if I am allocated a seat in next round in IIT?
A. No. There is no need to pay seat acceptance fee again. The amount
deposited in the earlier round of allotment will be adjusted with the
subsequent allotment.

Q. What are the documents needed during reporting?
A. Original certificates, along with one photocopy each, of the
documents/certificates listed in “Check List” given on JoSAA portal
http://josaa.nic.in

Q. I do not want to accept the allocated seat. What should I do?
A. You can reject the allocated seat by (i) NOT remitting the seat acceptance fee
[and hence, not reporting at the reporting center] (ii) Not reporting at
the Reporting Center, if the seat acceptance fee has already been remitted.

Q. Where do I find the format of all the certificates required for seat acceptance?
A. Formats of all the required certificates are available on http://josaa.nic.in

Q. I rejected a seat in one round. Can I participate in the seat allocation again?
A. No. You cannot. However, you can participate in CSAB Special Round,
which will be conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs after completion of JoSAA
rounds. Detailed information about CSAB Special Round can be seen at
www.csab.nic.in.

Q. In case of upgradation, does the candidate have to report again?
A. Yes, it is mandatory if the upgradation is from an NIT+ Institute to IIT or
vice-versa. Otherwise, you do not have to report again if the upgradation is
within the same system.

Q. I accepted a seat in first round and now hoping for a better seat. Can I
withdraw from the process?
A. If there is/are subsequent rounds of seat allotment, you are allowed to
withdraw and vacate the seat. But not if that is the final round. For example,
if there are seven rounds of seat allotments, then up to the end of sixth
round seat acceptance period, withdraw option can be exercised. Once
seventh round allotment is done, you will not be allowed to withdraw.

Q. I would like to withdraw. Can I get the refund of seat acceptance fee?
A. Yes. Seat acceptance fee will be refunded to you after deducting the
processing charges of Rs 1000/-.

Q. I have passed Class XII in 2017 and JEE (Advanced) is my first attempt. If I withdraw from the seat allotment, am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2018?
A. Yes, you are eligible.

Q. In 2015, there was an exclusive round for preparatory allotment for
IITs. Do we have similar round in 2017?
A. No. All the candidates (including preparatory) will be considered for seat
allotment from first round till last round. There is no exclusive round for
anyone.

Q. Is there any spot round of allotment?
A. No, there will be no spot round. There will be special round for NITs+
institutes only after all the 7 rounds of seat allocation are over. This would
involve new choice filling where all candidates (including those who are
already admitted, non-admitted and those who did not fill choices earlier)
can fill choices. The schedule for this round will be announced in due
course of time at http://csab.nic.in.

Q. I have paid the seat acceptance fee and I want to reject the seat by
not reporting at a reporting centre. How can I claim refund?
A. You can claim refund online. Login to JoSAA portal and file your request
online. Request will be processed in due course of time.

Q. When will be the CSAB 2017 seat allocation for the Union Territories start?
A. Once the last round of seat allocation and seat acceptance under
JoSAA is completed, a separate round of seat allocation for Union
Territories will start. The schedule for this round will be announced in
due course of time at http://csab.nic.in.

Q. What are the meanings of the terms ‘Freeze’, ‘Float’ and ‘Slide’?
A. These three options allow a candidate to either retain the seat allocated or to
opt for a change in seat as per candidate’s preference in any of the institutes
or in the same institute in which the seat is allocated.
• Freeze option: Candidate is content with the allocated seat, accepts it
and is not interested in participating in further rounds of seat
allocation. This candidate will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds
of admission.
• Float option: Candidate accepts the offered seat and wants to opt for a
seat in an academic program of better/higher preference in any
Institute if offered in the subsequent rounds. If he/she does not get a
seat in a higher preference program, he/she will continue with the
currently accepted academic program. This candidate will be considered
in subsequent rounds of admission.
• Slide option: Candidates accepts the offered seat and wants to opt for a
seat in an academic program of better/higher preference within the
same Institute if offered in the subsequent rounds. This candidate will
be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
Let us consider the hypothetical case of Krishna. His choices are as follows:

Choice no. Institute Program Degree/Years
1 IITB Aerospace Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
2 IITB Civil Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
3 IITK Mechanical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
4 IITH Computer Science Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
5 IITB Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
6 IITH Electrical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
7 IIT(BHU) Computer Science Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
8 IITK Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
9 IITD Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
10 IITD Production and Industrial B.Tech, 4 years
Engineering
11 IITR Electronics and Communication B.Tech, 4 years
Engineering
12 IITD Engineering Physics B.Tech, 4 years
13 IITM Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
Round 1 of seat allocation: Krishna gets IITD Engineering Physics (choice #12)

Possibility

#1: Round 1 of seat acceptance: Krishna chooses the FREEZE
option: Krishna is satisfied with the allocated seat, i.e., IITD Engineering
Physics. His decision is final and he accepts and gets the seat. He CANNOT
participate in further rounds of seat allocation.
Final allotment: IITD Engineering Physics.
Possibility

#2: Round 1 of seat acceptance: Krishna chooses the FLOAT
option: Krishna accepts the IITD Engineering Physics (choice #12) seat but
wants to wait for a seat in the higher preference (i.e., choices #1 to #11)
program in the subsequent rounds. He will be considered in subsequent
rounds of seat allocation. In the 2nd (or 3rd) round, if he DOES NOT get any
of the options #1 to #11, he still retains the IITD Engineering Physics seat.
However, if he gets a seat of higher preference, say, option #5, IITB
Chemical Engineering, he will be allocated the IITB Chemical Engineering
seat and he loses the IITD Engineering Physics seat.
Possibility

#3: Round 1 of seat acceptance: Krishna chooses the SLIDE option:
Krishna accepts the IITD Engineering Physics (choice #12) seat but wants to
wait for a seat within the same Institute (IITD in this case) for a seat in a
program of higher preference (choices #9 and #10). He will be considered
in subsequent rounds of seat allocation. In the 2nd (or 3rd) round, if he DOES
NOT get either of these two options (viz., #9 or #10), he still retains the
IITD Engineering Physics seat. However, if he gets a seat in one these two
options, say, IITD Chemical Engineering, he will be allocated the IITD Chemcal
Engineering seat and he will lose his IITD Engineering Physics seat.
NOTE: Krishna is assured of AT THE LEAST the IITD Engineering Physics seat
irrespective of whether he chooses FREEZE, FLOAT or SLIDE option.

A. Formats of all the required certificates are available on http://josaa.nic.in

Q. I rejected a seat in one round. Can I participate in the seat allocation again?
A. No. You cannot. However, you can participate in CSAB Special Round,
which will be conducted only for NITs, IIITs & GFTIs after completion of JoSAA
rounds. Detailed information about CSAB Special Round can be seen at
www.csab.nic.in.

Q. In case of upgradation, does the candidate have to report again?
A. Yes, it is mandatory if the upgradation is from an NIT+ Institute to IIT or
vice-versa. Otherwise, you do not have to report again if the upgradation is
within the same system.

Q. I accepted a seat in first round and now hoping for a better seat. Can I
withdraw from the process?
A. If there is/are subsequent rounds of seat allotment, you are allowed to
withdraw and vacate the seat. But not if that is the final round. For example,
if there are seven rounds of seat allotments, then up to the end of sixth
round seat acceptance period, withdraw option can be exercised. Once
seventh round allotment is done, you will not be allowed to withdraw.

Q. I would like to withdraw. Can I get the refund of seat acceptance fee?
A. Yes. Seat acceptance fee will be refunded to you after deducting the
processing charges of Rs 1000/-.

Q. I have passed Class XII in 2017 and JEE (Advanced) is my first attempt. If I withdraw from the seat allotment, am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2018?
A. Yes, you are eligible.

Q. In 2015, there was an exclusive round for preparatory allotment for
IITs. Do we have similar round in 2019?
A. No. All the candidates (including preparatory) will be considered for seat
allotment from first round till last round. There is no exclusive round for
anyone.

Q. Is there any spot round of allotment?
A. No, there will be no spot round. There will be special round for NITs+
institutes only after all the 7 rounds of seat allocation are over. This would
involve new choice filling where all candidates (including those who are
already admitted, non-admitted and those who did not fill choices earlier)
can fill choices. The schedule for this round will be announced in due
course of time at http://csab.nic.in.

Q. I have paid the seat acceptance fee and I want to reject the seat by
not reporting at a reporting centre. How can I claim refund?
A. You can claim refund online. Login to JoSAA portal and file your request
online. Request will be processed in due course of time.

Q. When will be the CSAB 2017 seat allocation for the Union Territories start?
A. Once the last round of seat allocation and seat acceptance under
JoSAA is completed, a separate round of seat allocation for Union
Territories will start. The schedule for this round will be announced in
due course of time at http://csab.nic.in.

Q. What are the meanings of the terms ‘Freeze’, ‘Float’ and ‘Slide’?
A. These three options allow a candidate to either retain the seat allocated or to
opt for a change in seat as per candidate’s preference in any of the institutes
or in the same institute in which the seat is allocated.
• Freeze option: Candidate is content with the allocated seat, accepts it
and is not interested in participating in further rounds of seat
allocation. This candidate will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds
of admission.
• Float option: Candidate accepts the offered seat and wants to opt for a
seat in an academic program of better/higher preference in any
Institute if offered in the subsequent rounds. If he/she does not get a
seat in a higher preference program, he/she will continue with the
currently accepted academic program. This candidate will be considered
in subsequent rounds of admission.
• Slide option: Candidates accepts the offered seat and wants to opt for a
seat in an academic program of better/higher preference within the
same Institute if offered in the subsequent rounds. This candidate will
be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
Let us consider the hypothetical case of Krishna. His choices are as follows:

Choice no. Institute Program Degree/Years
1 IITB Aerospace Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
2 IITB Civil Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
3 IITK Mechanical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
4 IITH Computer Science Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
5 IITB Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
6 IITH Electrical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
7 IIT(BHU) Computer Science Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
8 IITK Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
9 IITD Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
10 IITD Production and Industrial B.Tech, 4 years
Engineering
11 IITR Electronics and Communication B.Tech, 4 years
Engineering
12 IITD Engineering Physics B.Tech, 4 years
13 IITM Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
Round 1 of seat allocation: Krishna gets IITD Engineering Physics (choice #12)

Possibility #1: Round 1 of seat acceptance: Krishna chooses the FREEZE
option: Krishna is satisfied with the allocated seat, i.e., IITD Engineering
Physics. His decision is final and he accepts and gets the seat. He CANNOT
participate in further rounds of seat allocation.
Final allotment: IITD Engineering Physics.
Possibility #2: Round 1 of seat acceptance: Krishna chooses the FLOAT
option: Krishna accepts the IITD Engineering Physics (choice #12) seat but
wants to wait for a seat in the higher preference (i.e., choices #1 to #11)
program in the subsequent rounds. He will be considered in subsequent
rounds of seat allocation. In the 2nd (or 3rd) round, if he DOES NOT get any
of the options #1 to #11, he still retains the IITD Engineering Physics seat.
However, if he gets a seat of higher preference, say, option #5, IITB
Chemical Engineering, he will be allocated the IITB Chemical Engineering
seat and he loses the IITD Engineering Physics seat.
Possibility #3: Round 1 of seat acceptance: Krishna chooses the SLIDE option:
Krishna accepts the IITD Engineering Physics (choice #12) seat but wants to
wait for a seat within the same Institute (IITD in this case) for a seat in a
program of higher preference (choices #9 and #10). He will be considered
in subsequent rounds of seat allocation. In the 2nd (or 3rd) round, if he DOES
NOT get either of these two options (viz., #9 or #10), he still retains the
IITD Engineering Physics seat. However, if he gets a seat in one these two
options, say, IITD Chemical Engineering, he will be allocated the IITD Chemcal
Engineering seat and he will lose his IITD Engineering Physics seat.
NOTE: Krishna is assured of AT THE LEAST the IITD Engineering Physics seat
irrespective of whether he chooses FREEZE, FLOAT or SLIDE option.