Jee Advanced is over now and people desperately waiting for the result and it will be announced soon but right after that you all will be worried about the counselling procedure, so to make it easy for you guys Engihacks has compiled the whole process of JoSAA counselling in this article.

After the announcement of the JEE Advanced Result & JEE Main (AIR), the JoSAA 2017 counselling will be started. Only those candidates will be able to participate in the counselling process who have secured rank in the rank list. JEE Advanced 2017 seat allotment will be started from 19th June 2017 to 18th July 2017. Registration, filling & locking choices, seat acceptance fee payment process will be done via online mode. Document verification and other reporting processes will be conducted through offline mode. 

JoSAA Counselling Schedule

Here is the schedule of JoSAA Counselling 2017:

Events Dates
Registration & filling choices June 15, 2017
Display of mock seat allocation

  1. Based on the choices filled in by the candidates till 20 June
  2. Based on the choices filled in by the candidates till 23 June
1. June 20, 2017

2. June 23, 2017

Last date for registration & filling choices June 26, 2017
Reconcile of data, allocate seats, verify & validate June 27, 2017
1st round seat allocation June 28, 2017
1st round seat acceptance Four to five days
Display of seat availability After 1st round seat acceptance
2nd round seat allocation July 4, 2017
2nd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats Two days
Display of seat availability After 2nd round seat acceptance
3rd round seat allocation July 7, 2017
3rd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats Two days 
Display of seat availability After 3rd round seat acceptance
4th round seat allocation July 10, 2017
4th round acceptance of seats One or two days


JoSAA Counselling Procedure

The JoSAA Counselling 2017 has been divided into various steps. Here we have mentioned the step by step counselling process:

Step-1: Filling Choices


Candidates are required to login in the JoSAA portal with their JEE Main 2017 roll number and password. No fee shall be charged for filing the choices. Candidates have to fill the choices under the prescribed date. Students don’t forget to lock their filled choices before submitting. In the case of candidates forget to lock their choices, last saved choices will be locked automatically.


Step-2: Provisional Offer of Seats & Confirmation

Candidates can check the seat allotment through the website. Once the candidate has been allotted a seat, candidates are needed to download the provisional seat allocation letter and pay the seat acceptance fee. The seat acceptance fee will be Rs. 20,000/- for SC, ST, Gen-PWD, SC-PWD, ST-PWD and OBC-NCL-PWD categories and Rs. 45,000/- for all other categories. Fee payment can be made using SBI net banking or e-challan. Seats will be confirmed after the verification of documents. Candidates who reject the allotted seats are not eligible for further rounds. Seat acceptance fee will be refunded to candidates in case of not appearing at the reporting centre.

Step-3: Document Verification

Students are needed to appear at the reporting centre for document verification process. Candidates have to report to the centre at the prescribed date & time. The list of document verification centre will be published through the website. Don’t forget to bring the required original documents along with the photocopies. In the case of candidate fails to produce the documents, the allotted seat will be cancelled.

In case candidates have selected the float option and they have allotted a better seat in the further counselling rounds, then the candidates are needed to report again for document verification and seat acceptance.

Step-4: Reporting at the Admitting Institution

After completing the seat allocation, seat acceptance and document verification process, candidates are required to report to the allotted college or university. After reporting, students have to complete further admission formalities to confirm admission.

Other Counselling Process

Freeze, Float and Slide Options:

  • Freeze: Students who accept the allotted seats and do not want to participate in further counselling rounds.
  • Float: Students accept the allotted seats and also looking for admission to a better preference, they will accept it. Such aspirants will be considered for further counselling rounds.
  • Slide: Candidates accept the allotted seats and also seeking for admission to an academic programme of better preferences within the same college or institution. Candidates will be considered for further admission process.
  • Candidates can make changes from float to slide/ free and slide, etc. by reporting to the reporting centre.
  • Changes cannot be made in the last round of seat allocation.
  • Slide and float option will be given only for those candidates who have not offered admission to their first preference.

JoSAA  Participating Institutes 2017

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017 Participating Institutes is a list of 92 institutes, which comprises of 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 GFTIs. Based on their performance in JEE Main 2017 and JEE Advanced 2017, candidates will be offered admission to the undergraduate engineering programmes at various participating institutes of JoSAA.

JoSAA Participating Institutes 2017

S . NO Name of the Institutes Number of Institutes
1. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) 22
2. Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) 20
3. National Institutes of Technology (NITs) 31
4. Government Funded Technical Institutes (other GFTI-s) 18
5. ISM, Dhanbad 1

JoSAA Reporting Centres 2017

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017 will announce the names and addresses of reporting centres of JoSAA 2017 in the third week of June 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.

Points to Remember

  1. Candidates are required to be present physically for the verification of the documents before the seat is confirmed for the participating institutes.
  2. Candidates who will be allocated a seat in a 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.
  3. Candidates who will make their way to an IIT or ISM will have to report only at a reporting centre of the IITs.
  4. If there is a change in allotment of the seat of a candidate from NIT+system to IIT/ISM or the other way round, in that case, the candidate will 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.
  5. On completion of the final round of JoSAA counselling, candidates will have to report to the participating institute allotted to them and complete the admission formalities over there.

JoSAA Rank List 2017

The common rank list will be prepared after the declaration of the JEE Advanced 2017 and JEE Main 2017 result. The rank lists are prepared according to categories and institutes.

S. No Category Definition
1. Common Rank List This list includes candidates belonging to GEN, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC, SC-PwD, ST or ST-

PwD. Foreign tag candidates are part of the CRL prepared that is based on JEE (Advanced) 2017

2. OBC-NCL This list includes candidates belonging to OBC-NCL or OBC-NCL-PwD
3. SC This list includes candidates belonging to SC or SC-PwD.
4. ST This list includes candidates belonging to ST or ST-PwD
5. CRL-PwD This will include candidates who fall in the category of GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, or ST-PwD
6. OBC-NCL-PwD This will comprise of candidates belonging to OBC-NCL-PwD
7. SC-PwD This will include candidates belonging to SC-PwD
8. ST-PwD This will include candidates belonging to ST- PwD category

Important Points – JoSAA Rank List 2017

  1. Candidates who appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Advanced 2017 will be included in the rank list of JEE Advanced 2017.
  2. The marks scored by a candidate in Physics (JEE Advanced 2017) will be equivalent to those scored in Physics part of Paper 1 plus the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 2. Similar practice will be followed for Chemistry and Mathematics.
  3. The aggregate marks scored by a candidate in JEE Advanced 2017 is the sum of the marks scored in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
  4. On the basis of the aggregate marks scored by candidates in JEE Advanced 2017, the rank lists will be prepared.

JoSAA Rank List 2017- Tie-breaking policy

In case two or more candidates have same aggregate marks, then the below given tie-breaker policy will be followed for determining the rank:

(i) Higher rank will be awarded to the candidate who has obtained more marks in Mathematics.

(ii) In case this does not break the tie, higher rank will be given to the candidate who has scored more marks in Physics.

(iii) In case there is a tie even after this, candidates will be awarded the same Rank.

Note: If the candidate fulfils the minimum marks and category criteria, then in that case, the candidate’s name can appear in more than one rank list.


Seat Withdraw Process:

  • Students who have already accepted a seat can withdraw the accepted seat by appearing at the reporting centre before the last round.
  • After choosing the withdraw option, the candidate will not be permitted to participate in further admission rounds.
  • Seat acceptance fee will be refunded to students after deducting Rs.1000/- processing charge.
  • Candidates can not withdraw seats after the announcement of last round seat allocation.
  • To withdraw seats, candidates have to fill their bank account details & upload an image of cancelled cheque (same account) in jpg format and download the withdrawal request letter.
  • The letter should be duly signed by the candidates and their parents and report to the reporting centre.

Changes in 12th class Marks:

  • Through the revision of marks, if students become eligible for admission such candidates have to report to the reporting centre with the revised mark sheet. Such candidates will be allotted seats in the subsequent round (for IITs and ISM).
  • For other institutions, in the case of a change in 10+2 marks, students have to contact the JEE Apex Board for the modified JEE Main AIR.

Documents Required for Verification

Here we are providing a list of required documents at the time of JoSAA Counselling 2017:

  • Provisional Seat Allocation Letter.
  • Admit card and rank card of the entrance examination.
  • 10th class mark sheet & passing certificate.
  • 12th class mark sheet & passing certificate.
  • Medical examination report.
  • Category certificate (if applicable).
  • PWD certificate (if applicable).


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