JEE Main: Know your admission prospects

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The results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main have been declared. Admission to engineering, architecture/planning undergraduate programmes at premier institutions, including the NITs, is carried out through the JEE Main exam. Candidates would be eager to know the programme and the institute in which they would get admission.

Though it is not possible to make accurate predictions, you will get an approximate idea by checking the closing ranks of those who secured admission in each programme at various institutions in the previous years. But due to various factors such as number of seats, changing preferences of students, and general notion on various programmes, the ranks are unlikely to follow the same pattern as in previous years.

After the JEE Advanced results are out, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) will carry out choice-filling by students and allot the seats (; The institutes are categorised into NITs, IITs, IIITs and Government Funded Technical Institutes.

Six rounds of allotment were conducted in 2020. The opening and the closing rank in each round for every programme at all institutes can be known from the JoSAA website. This would be further categorised. For example: At NITs, there will be home state (HS) and other state (OS). For each of this, there will be OPEN (all categories will be considered in this), OPEN-PwD (differently-abled), OBC-NCL-Female-Only (girls, backward class), OBC-NCL-PwD (differently abled candidates, backward class), SC (scheduled caste), SC-PwD (differently abled, scheduled caste), ST (scheduled tribe), and ST-PwD (differently abled, scheduled tribe). There will be ranks in up to a total of 28 sub-categories.

Those who do not get admission in the first round might get opportunities in the subsequent rounds. Take note of the changes in the first list. As there could be slight changes in this year's admission process, keep checking the related websites.

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