JoSAA 2018 - Joint Seat Allocation Authority is responsible for the counselling and seat allocation of the candidates for admission to IITs, ISM Dhanbad, IIEST Shibpur, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and GFTIs. Only the students who have secured JEE Main Rank in Paper 1 or Paper 2 or passed JEE Advanced are eligible for the JoSAA 2018 Counselling. Until the year 2014, Joint Admission Board (JAB)and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) conducted their own JEE Counselling to offer admission in IITs, ISM Dhanbad & NITs, SFTIs respectively. From the academic session 2015-16 onwards Common Counselling for IITs and NIT's is being conducted to fill the seats. The online JoSAA 2018 registration to fill choices for academic programs in participating institutes are likely to begin from the month of June 2018. The candidates can register online and can do the choice filling for JoSAA 2018. Over 34,000 undergraduate engineering seats from the participating IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will be offered to all the JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates.
JoSAA Participating Colleges
The students have to pay the required amount for the final seat booking after the allotment of the seat else the allotment of the candidates will be cancelled. The table below shows the name of the institutes for which the JoSAA counselling will be held along with the number of colleges.
What is the reason behind of Joint Counselling & Seat Allotment?
To provide a Common Platform: The primary reason behind the collaboration is that all the candidates who are desirous of seeking admission in India’s most prominent Engineering Institutions should get a single and common platform to apply for admission. IITs, ISM, NITs, IIITs, and other GFTIs.
To do away with the Vacant Seats: The secondary reason is to remove the procedure of multiple reservations of the seats from the candidates. Until the last year, the candidates used to reserve as many seats as they can for seeking admissions. As a result of which, many seats used to remain vacant. To elude this practice, the joint counselling has been introduced wherein students are allowed only to select colleges/ courses as per their choice. However, they are still not permitted to reserve numerous seats.
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is responsible for counselling and seat allocation of candidates who clear JEE Main 2018 and JEE Advanced 2018. However, the Central Seat Allocation Board [CSAB] 2018 frames the policies and norms for seat allocation to NITs, IIITs, and Other-GFTIs. The Joint Admission Board (JAB 2018), performs two following actions -
Second: Frames the policies and norms for seat allocation to IITs and ISM.
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JoSAA Eligibility criteria
Following are some eligibility criteria that have been laid down, which is mandatorily required to be fulfilled by every candidate, aspiring to apply for JoSAA
For IITs and ISM Academic Courses: If the candidate wants to appear in JoSAA 2018 for seat allotment in IIT’s and ISM then they need to qualify JEE Advanced 2018 and also fulfil the eligibility criteria regarding the performance in Class 12.
For IITs and ISM Preparatory Courses: If the candidate wants to apply for academic courses at IITs and ISM then too they need to qualify JEE Advanced 2018 and must also fulfil the eligibility criteria regarding the performance in Class 12.
For NITs/IIITs/GFTIs/SFTIs on the basis of JEE Main Paper 1: The candidates should have secured at least 75% marks in the Class 12 examination or either be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12 examination. However, for SC/ST candidates, the qualifying marks would be 65% in Class 12
For NITs/IIITs/GFTIs/SFTIs on the basis of JEE Main Paper 2: Candidate must have secured a rank in JEE Main 2018 Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) and must have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class 12 or equivalent examination.
Thereafter the candidate must have secured 50% aggregate marks (applicable to all the categories) in total five subjects including Mathematics.
IITs and ISM Dhanbad
JEE Advanced 2018
NITs, IIITs, IIEST Shibpur and other GFTIs
JEE Main 2018 Paper1 for B.Tech Admission
JEE (Main) Paper-2 B.Arch
JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 for B.Arch Admission
Calculation of Aggregate Marks in Class 12
To calculate the aggregate marks and the qualifying marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion, the following subjects will be considered -
Candidates who have failed in one or more subjects in Class 12 or equivalent examination in 2016 will have to reappear for all the subjects in 2018.
Candidates need to fulfil any one of the two criteria for admission to IITs and ISMgiven below -
In the respective Class 12 Examination, the candidate must hold a position in the list of top 20 percentile of successful candidates.
Candidate must have secured 75% (for GEN or OBC-NCL) or 65% (SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in Class 12 or equivalent examination.
Other Important Details regarding the calculation of aggregate marks
In case, the Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the Mark sheet, then at the time when the candidate will accept the allocated the seat they have to obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks.
Moreover, if the board gives aggregate marks after taking into consideration both Class 11 and Class 12 examinations, then only the Class 12 marks will be considered.
If a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such.
Details about JoSAA qualifying marks for the top 20 percentile
The qualifying marks for the top 20 percentile will be calculated Category wise as well as it will be based on the marks secured by all the successful candidates in their respective boards:
For those who appeared in 2017: The top 20 percentile qualifying marks of the respective Boards in 2017 will be considered for candidates who pass the Class 12 or equivalent qualifying examination in 2017
The marks scored by a candidate in Class 12 or equivalent qualifying examination in the year 2017 will be considered if the candidate does not reappear for the Class 12 or equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 in any of the subjects.
For those who appeared in 2018: The top 20 percentile qualifying marks of the respective Boards in 2018 will be considered for candidates who pass the Class 12 or equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 and for those who appeared in 2016 but reappeared in all subjects in 2018 to improve the performance.
If in case Board does not provide information about the qualifying marks for the top 20 percentile, candidates are required to produce a certificate from the respective Board stating that they fall within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If the candidate fails to do so, then the qualifying marks for the CBSE will be used.
In case board does not provide information about the qualifying marks for the top 20 percentile, the candidates are then required to produce a certificate from the respective board mentioning that they were among with top 20 percentile of successful candidates.
The required minimum aggregate marks for General and OBC-NCL category is 75% and that of SC, ST and PwD it is 70%.
JoSAA Application form and Admit Card
JoSAA Online Registration is likely to start from the month of June 2018. When the registration process will start, the candidates would have to fill the online registration form. The candidates can fill the choice filling form for IITs, NITs and Other GFTIs. The entire process of making an application for JoSAA counselling in various Institutes during the academic session 2018-19 has been made ONLINE.
Click Here to Register Online (The link to register online will be available soon)
The candidates do not have to pay any fees for JoSAA Registration and Choice Filling. To guide and help the candidates to fill the registration form, the candidates are suggested to go through the steps given below.
Steps to be followed while filling JoSAA Application Form
The students at times end up making mistakes while filling up the application form. To elude such practice, the candidates are provided with the steps and instructions which will further help the candidates to fill the JoSAA Application Form. The candidates are suggested to follow the steps while filling up the form.
STEP 1 (Registration):
To enter the main portal candidates have to fill in the JEE MAIN 2018 Roll Number and Password. After that. the candidates have to fill the required details which are discussed below.
Candidates have to make sure that all the filled in details in Candidate’s Respective Profile and are correct. Candidates can update the following fields, Rest all the information furnished is inRead only mode.
State of Eligibility
STEP 2 (Fill in the Choices Available)
All the choices are available for those candidates who have qualified both JEE MAIN 2018 and JEE ADVANCED 2018
Choices are restricted to programs available in NITs, IIITs, IIEST Shibpur, and Other-GFTIs for those candidates who have qualified in both JEE MAIN 2018
STEP 3 (Choice Filling and Locking)
Candidates have to click on the academic programs available in the left panel and it will appear automatically in “Filled Choices” on the right side column. Candidates have to fill as many choices as possible to enhance their chances of getting a seat.
For the candidates who have qualified JEE Advanced 2018, they can fill all choices.
For the students who have qualified JEE Main 2018, they can also fill all choices except those of IITs and ISM.
The candidates need to click on the arrange filled choices to modify the order of the preference.
STEP 4 (Choices Interchange)
The candidates can modify the preferences by clicking on Choices InterChange. The steps involving in interchanging the preferences are described below. The candidates are suggested to follow the steps given below
Click on Choice Rearrange to change the preference of more than one choice
Once you have saved, the updated right order appears on the screen.
Then again click SAVE, to update the filled in choices
If you wish to delete more than one filled choices, Click Multiple Deletion. Candidates have the option to check all or check only the selected choices to delete from the list.
The selected options will be deleted from the choices list and the remaining choices will be automatically reordered
STEP 5 (Lock Choice)
On successfully filling the choices, candidates can either click on I agree to lock my choices and complete the choice filling process and take the printout.
After clicking I agree to lock my choices it will ask your final consent if it is final.
In order to protect your choices filled, you have to enter your password again to complete the choice filling option.
If the candidates want to do any modification of choices filled later, click on I will lock my choices later.
JoSAA Result and Counselling
The rank lists will be prepared and considered for JoSAA counselling. The rank list will be prepared for all the eight categories given below. The candidates can know subcategories fall under the given one.
Common Rank List (CRL)
It will include the candidates who have been given the tag Gen, Gen – PwD, OBC-NCL, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC, SC PwD, ST or ST PwD.
It will include the candidates, who have been given the tag OBC-NCL or OBC-NCL-PwD.
It will include the candidates, who have been given the tag SC or SC-PwD
It will include the candidates, who have been given the tag ST or ST-PwD
It will include the candidates, who have been given the tag GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD or ST-PwD
OBC NCL PwD
It will include the candidates, who have been given the tag OBC-NCL-PwD
It will include the candidates, who have been given the tag SC-PwD
It will include the candidates, who have been given the tag ST-PwD
JoSAA Rank List 2018
JoSAA Rank lists for admission to IITs and ISM will be prepared based on the performance of candidates in JEE Advanced 2018. The table below holds the information about the rank lists, the minimum percentage of marks in each subject and minimum percentage of aggregate marks. The candidates are suggested to go through the information given in the table below.
Rank List (for IITs and ISM)
Minimum percentage of marks in each subject
Minimum percentage of aggregate marks
Common rank list (CRL)
OBC-NCL rank list
SC rank list
ST rank list
CRL-PwD rank list
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list
SC-PwD rank list
ST-PwD rank list
Preparatory course rank lists
How will JEE Advanced 2018 Rank Lists be prepared for JoSAA?
JEE Advanced Rank List is likely to be declared in the month of June 2018. Those candidates who are going to appear in for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Advanced 2018 will be considered for ranking. The marks obtained by a candidate in Physics in JEE Advanced 2018 will be equal to the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 1 plus the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 2. In the same manner, the marks will be calculated for other subjects too.
Aggregate marks secured in JEE Advanced 2018 is the sum of the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Candidate can appear in more than one rank list but it depends on the fulfilling of the minimum marks obtained and category criteria. Rank lists for admission to NITs, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs are prepared by the JEE Apex Board in the following ways:
One set of eight rank lists based on the performance of candidates in JEE Main 2018 Paper-1 (B.E. / B.Tech.) and Class 12 or equivalent examination.
Another set of eight rank lists based on the performance of candidates in JEE Main 2018 Paper-2 (B.Arch. / B.Planning) and Class 12 or equivalent examination.
JoSAA Important details
All the candidates who will appear in JEE Main 2018 will be considered at the time when the Rank Lists will be prepared and they will also be given the permission to fill their choices.
The rank lists that will be provided by the JEE Apex Board will be used without any change even if two or more candidates have the same rank.
If it would be stated in simple term, JoSAA 2018 will NOT apply any tie-breaking norms/ rules.
JoSAA 2018 Dates - Check Here
JEE Main Result
27 April 2017
30 April 2018
Candidates registration and fill in their choices of academic programs begin
15 June 2017
June 2nd week 2018
Display of mock seat allocation -1 based on the choices filled-in by the candidates
20 June 2017
Display of mock seat allocation -2 based on the choices filled-in by the candidates
23 June 2017
Candidates registration and fill in their choices of academic programs ends
26 June 2017
Reconcile the data, allocate seats, verify and validate
27 June 2017
First Round of Seat Allocation
28 June 2017
Acceptance of seat of First round
29 June to 3 July 2017
Display of seats filled/availability status (Round 1)