JoSAA 2017: The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is conducting counselling of JoSAA 2017. All the candidates seeking admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and GFTIs were required to apply for JoSAA 2017. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017 is the single platform through which admissions will be offered to the candidates who have qualified JEE Main 2017 and JEE Advanced 2017. The result of JoSAA counselling 2017 for round 7 has been declared on July 21 along with the results for the preparatory candidates. The vacant seats after round 7 are 461 seats. The round 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 were released on the scheduled dates. Candidates can check their results by entering JEE Main 2017 roll number and password. The first and second round of mock seat allocation result based on candidates choices was made available on June 23 and 20 respectively. Candidates were able to fill JoSAA 2017 registration and choices untill June 27. On completion of JoSAA registration process, candidates were required to enter their choices of courses and institutes before June 26. The counselling is being held for candidates who have qualified JEE Main 2017 for admission in NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs and likewise, counselling of JEE Advanced qualified candidates will also be held by JoSAA 2017 for admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad. A total of 97 participating institutes of JoSAA 2017 will offer admission to the eligible candidates. The seven rounds of JoSAA counselling and seat allotment is being conducted on the scheduled dates given below. To get all the information about JoSAA 2017 seat allotment, counselling, seat matrix, opening and closing rank read the article below.
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What’s news in JoSAA 2017?
- JoSAA 2017 is being conducted in seven rounds whereas last year there were six rounds.
- For the academic year 2017-18, JoSAA mock allocation is provided in two rounds for two days whereas last year there was only 1 mock seat allotment.
- Candidates are given 12 days window to fill-in their choices earlier it was a 5-day window.
- The total number of participating institutes of JoSAA 2017 has increased from 93 to 97. 5 new institutes have been added. Now, there are 31 NITs, 23 IIITs, 23 IITs, 20 GFTIs.
JoSAA 2017 counselling is conducted for those candidates who have qualified for JEE Advanced 2017 and JEE Main 2017. However, such candidates have registered, fill choices of preferred colleges, pay the counselling fees and report to the allotted institutes for admission in the scheduled dates.
Highlights of JoSAA 2017 Counselling
Registration: To participate in JoSAA counselling 2017, it was mandatory for the candidates to fill online registration form which had commenced from June 15 to 27. Candidates were required to register themselves by entering JEE Main/JEE Advanced roll number and password.
Choice Filling: In this process, the candidates were required to select their preferred colleges and courses from the list provided as per the merit rank obtained by the candidates.
Seat Allotment and Announcement of Rank List: The allotment of seats is done as per the JoSAA 2017 rank list. The seats will be allotted candidates as per their choice for the B.Tech programmes and colleges.
Seat Allotment Letter and Seat Acceptance Fee: The candidates who accept the seat and completes the counselling of JoSAA 2017 must download the ‘Provisional Seat Allotment Letter’ and e-challan as acceptance fee.
Reporting to the Centres: The candidates have to report to their allotted centres for document verification for confirming their admission to allotted seats
Reporting at Allotted Institutes: After verification of the documents all the successful candidates have to report to the allotted institute and pay the remaining admission fee.
A candidate may be eligible for seat allocation based on one, two or all three examinations of JEE (Advanced) 2017, JEE (Main) 2017 Paper-1(B.E. / B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) 2017 Paper-2 (B.Arch. / B.Planning).The seat allotment of 2017 is conducted in seven rounds. For the purpose of seat allocation, eligible candidates are divided into different categories. The categories are divided on the basis of birth category, nationality and absence or presence of disability. The category tags of candidates who are eligible for various seat categories are as shown in the table below:
|Category Tag(s)||Factors Applicable|
|Gen||Assigned to OCI/PIO or the candidates who do not belong to OBC-NCL, SC,ST, or PwD. Also, candidates who fail to produce proper OBC-NCL, SC, St, PwD documents will be assigned this tag.|
|OBC-NCL||Assigned to candidates who belong to the non-creamy layer of other backward classes.|
|SC||Assigned to candidates who belong to the scheduled caste.|
|ST||Assigned to candidates who belong to the scheduled tribe.|
|OBC-NCL-PwD||Assigned to candidates who belong to the non-creamy layer of other backward classes and are persons with disabilities.|
|GEN-PwD||Assigned to OCI/PIO or the candidates who do not belong to OBC-NCL, SC or ST category but is a person with disability.|
|SC-PwD||Assigned to candidates who belong to the scheduled caste and are persons with disabilities.|
|ST-PwD||Assigned to candidates who belong to the scheduled tribe and are persons with disabilities.|
|Foreign||Assigned to candidates who are not OCI/PIO or Indian nationals.|
Note: The Participating Institutes 2017 provides the seat matrix data through which JoSAA 2017 allocate seats to the eligible candidates.
JoSAA 2017 Seat Matrix: The table given below shows the number of B.Tech seats available in IITs, NITs, IIITS and GFTIs to be filled through JoSAA 2017.
|S.No.||Name of Institutes||Seats Intake (approx)|
|1.||Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)||11,000|
|2.||National Institutes of Technology (NITs)||18,013|
|3.||Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)||2, 526|
|5.||Government Funded Technical Institutes (other- GFTIs)||3, 784|
JoSAA 2017 Eligibility Criteria – Who can participate
For admission to IITs eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2017 will be applicable, whereas, for admissions to NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs, the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2017 will be applicable. Admission will be offered only to those candidates who will fulfil the eligibility criteria of JoSAA 2017. Admission to IITs and NITs, IIITs and GFTIs eligibility of JEE Advanced and JEE Main 2017 will be followed respectively. While admissions to institutes like IIEST, IIST and IISER eligibility criteria mentioned by the institutes will be considered.
Who Can Participate In Joint Seat Allocation
|Criterion||Eligibility to participate in JoSAA 2017|
|Performance in JEE Advanced 2017 and Preparatory courses at IITs and ISM||a)Candidates must qualify JEE advanced 2017 for academic programmes (excluding the preparatory courses) at IITs and ISM.|
|a)Candidates must qualify in JEE Advanced 2017 for Preparatory courses at IITs and ISM. and b) Candidates must obtain at least 70% of aggregate marks.|
|Performance in JEE Main 2017||a) Candidates must secure a rank in JEE Main 2017 Paper I for B.E. / B.Tech. programmes. b)Candidates must secure a rank in JEE Main 2017 Paper II for B. Arch. / B. Planning programmes.|
|Performance in Class XII or equivalent for JEE Advanced 2017||a) Candidates must obtain at least 75% (for Gen or OBC-NCL) or 70% (for SC, ST, PwD) of aggregate marks. OR b) Candidates must be within the category wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates.|
|Performance in class XII or equivalent examination for JEE Main 2017||Paper I: Candidates must have at least 45% (for Gen) or 40% (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD) of aggregate marks in each of the subjects. The candidates must have passed in Physics, Mathematics, which are compulsory subjects along with any one of Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ technical vocational subject. Paper II: Candidates must have a minimum aggregate of 50% marks with Mathematics as a core subject.|
The dates for online counselling process for allotment of seats in IITs and NITs, IIITs and GFTIs has been announced by JoSAA. Candidates can check important dates of JoSAA 2017 from the table given below.
JoSAA 2017 Counselling Dates
Below is the schedule for various rounds of counselling of JoSAA 2017:
|S.No.||JoSAA 2017 Counselling Events||Dates|
|1.||JEE Main 2017 Ranks Declared on||April 27, 2017|
|2.||JoSAA 2017 Registration and Choice filling started on||June 15, 2017|
|3.||Display of JoSAA 2017 mock seat allocation-1 based on the choices filled-in by candidates as of 19 June 2017, 17:00 IST||June 20, 2017|
|4.||Display of JoSAA 2017 mock seat allocation-2 based on the choices filled-in by candidates as of 22 June 2017, 17:00 IST||June 23, 2017|
|5.||Last date of JoSAA 2017 registration and choice filling||June 26, 2017|
|6.||Reconcile the data, allocate seats, verify and validate||June 27, 2017|
|7.||First round of JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment||June 28, 2017|
|8.||Second round of JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment||July 4, 2017|
|9.||Third round of JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment||July 10, 2017|
|10||Fourth round of JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment||July 13, 2017|
|11.||Fifth round of JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment||July 16, 2017|
|12.||Sixth round of JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment||July 18, 2017|
|13.||Seventh Round of JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment||July 21, 2017|
There are 97 institutes participating in JoSAA 2017. The participating institutes include all government funded institutes like IITs, ISM, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, IIEST, IISER, etc. The performance of the candidates in JEE Main 2017 and JEE Advanced 2017 will be considered while allotment in various undergraduate engineering programmes. The table given below shows the name and total number of the JoSAA 2017Participating Institutes.
|S.No.||Name of Institutes||Total no. of Institutes||Seats Intake|
|1||Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)||23||11,000|
|2||National Institutes of Technology (NITs)||31||18,013|
|3||Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)||22||2, 526|
|5||Government Funded Technical Institutes (other- GFTIs)||20||3, 784|
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017 has announced the names and addresses of reporting centres of JoSAA 2017 2017. Candidates will have to be present at these reporting centres to get their seats confirmed for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes that are offered by various participating institutes for the academic year 2017-18.
- Candidates should report in person at a Reporting Centre for document verification before the date/time specified for document verification and get the seat confirmed.
- Candidates who have been allotted seats in IIT or ISM must report only at a reporting centre of the IITs.
- Candidates who have been allotted seats in an NIT, IIEST, IIIT (Triple-I-T) or other-GFTI will have to be present at a reporting centre of NIT, IIEST, IIIT (Triple-I-T) and Other-GFTI.
- If there is change in allotment of seats of a candidate from NIT to IIT/ISM or the other way round, in that case the candidate have to be present at the changed institute. In case the candidate fails to be present at the changed reporting centre, it will result in cancellation of his/her seats.
- At the conclusion of joint seat allocation and seat acceptance, candidates will have to report at the admitting institute, complete all the admission formalities of the Institute, get the admission confirmed and begin the academic session.
The rank list will be prepared on the basis different categories. There are 8 types of category wise rank list which will be considered for JoSAA 2017 Counselling. The Rank List of JoSAA 2017 is given in the table below.
|Common Rank List (CRL)||It includes candidates, who are assigned the tag GEN, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC, SC-PwD, ST or ST-PwD. Foreign nationals are also included in the CRL.|
|OBC-NCL Rank List||It includes candidates, who are assigned the tag OBC-NCL or OBC-NCL-PwD.|
|SC Rank List||It includes candidates, who are assigned the tag SC or SC-PwD.|
|ST Rank List||It includes candidates, who are assigned the tag ST or ST-PwD.|
|CRL-PwD Rank List||It includes candidates, who are assigned the tag GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD or ST-PwD.|
|OBC-NCL-PwD Rank List||It includes candidates, who are assigned the tag OBC-NCL-PwD.|
|SC-PwD Rank List||It includes candidates, who are assigned the tag SC-PwD.|
|ST-PwD Rank List||It includes candidates, who are assigned the tag ST-PwD.|
Important Points – JoSAA Rank List 2017
- Rank lists for admission to IITs and ISM to be prepared by the JAB based on the score obtained by candidates in JEE Advanced 2017
- Rank lists for admission to NITs, IIEST, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs to be prepared by the JEE Apex Board as per following orders
- One set of eight rank lists based on the performance of candidates in JEE Main 2017 Paper-1 (B.E. / B.Tech.)
- Another set of eight rank lists based on the performance of candidates in JEE Main 2017 Paper-2 (B.Arch. / Planning)
JoSAA Rank List 2017- Tie breaking resolution
The authority will follow the inter-se-merit resolution if in case two or more candidates have same aggregate marks, then the below conditions will be applied:
- The higher rank to be awarded to the candidates who will obtain more marks in Mathematics.
- In case the tie still persists, the higher rank will be given to the candidate who has scored more marks in Physics.
- In case the still persists then the same rank will be awarded to the candidates.
JoSAA 2017 Opening and Closing Rank
The closing and opening ranks of different participating institutes will be announced during the seat allocation process. The opening rank will be the highest rank and the closing rank will be the last rank which will be accepted by the institutes for admission. The Opening and closing ranks will vary for each institute. The Opening and closing rank will also differ for different categories. Only the candidates whose rank is equal or falls within the opening and closing ranks will be eligible for taking admissions in the participating Institutes.
The Closing and Opening Rank list will contain the following details mentioned below:
- Institute name
- Program name
- General Rank
- OBC-NCL Rank
- SC Rank
- ST Rank
- PwD status.
JoSAA 2017 Freeze, Float, and Slide Options
The JoSSA 2017 Freeze, Float, and Slide Options provides an opportunity to candidates either to accept the allotted two seats after counselling round 1 or provide them with an option to upgrade it in consecutive rounds of counselling. The Freeze, Float, and Slide Options can be used in the first round of JoSSA 2017 counselling. In the table given below candidates can know the detail of Freeze, Float, and Slide Options:
|Freeze||Candidates can confirm their offered seat and assure that they do not want to participate in further rounds of seat allocation. Once the candidates freeze their option they cannot participate in the subsequent rounds of admission.|
|Float||In this option candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an academic program of better/higher preference in any Institute is offered, they will accept it. Else, they will continue with the currently accepted seat.|
|Slide||This option indicates that after accepting the offered seat, if in the subsequent rounds the candidates are offered admission to an academic program of higher preference within the same allotted Institute, they will accept it. If not, they will retain the seat they have already accepted.|
Salient Features of JoSAA 2017
- The main purpose of JoSAA is to provide a single online platform for the candidates to apply in the Participating Institutes of JEE Main 2017/ JEE Advanced 2017 across the country.
- JoSAA 2017 will conduct the Counselling and Seat allotment to 97 Participating Institutions.
- Candidates qualifying JEE Main 2017 are eligible to register for seat allocation in NIT (except IITs & ISM).
- Candidates qualifying JEE Advanced 2017 are eligible to register for seat allocation in all the Participating Institutes.
- There will be seven rounds of Seat Allocation process for 600 academic programs offered by the Participating Institutes.
Candidates have to register themselves to participate in JoSAA 2017 counselling. Candidates who have qualified JEE Advanced and JEE Main 2017 can participate in JoSAA 2017 counselling. Candidates have to register themselves between June 15 to 26 and fill their preferred choices.
JoSAA 2017 Mock Seat Allocation
JoSAA 2017 had displayed the second round of mock seat allotment on June 23. The first round of mock seat allocation was made available on June 20, 5:00 pm. The mock seat allotment for candidates has been provided to make better choices of colleges/courses and for understanding the seat allotment process. The mock seat allotment is available for the candidates who have filled their choices until June 22 & 19. In this process, candidates can modify or upgrade their choices. Candidates should take advantage of the mock seat allocation and choose as many academic programs as possible in the order of preference. Candidates must lock their choices after 2nd mock seat allocation. If candidates do not lock their choices, last saved choices will be locked automatically in the last minute of last date of choice filling. Candidates will not be able to change their choices /preferences order after last date.
For any query related to IIT and ISM admission:
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Phone: +91 44 22578220
Fax: +91 44 22578224
Official Website: http://josaa.nic.in/
For any query related to NITs, IIITs and Other-GFTIs admission:
National Institute of Technology, Patna
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