JOSAA: First round allotment out, how to proceed now

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The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA) has announced the first-round seat allotment for admission to BTech, BE, BArch, B Planning, five-year MTech/MSc and four-year MS programmes at 114 premier institutes in the country.

The online reporting, fee payment and document verification should be completed within 5 pm on 26 September. In case the admission authorities have any queries, the candidates can reply until 5 pm on 27 September.

The candidates can check the allotment by entering the JEE Main application number, password and security pin in the website Those who have registered for the JEE Main and Advanced exams should enter the password of the Advanced exam.

Twenty-three Indian Institutes of Technology, 31 National Institutes of Technology, 26 Indian Institutes of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology in Shibpur and other 33 centrally funded technical institutes are among the 114 top institutes for which the JOSSA will make the allotments.

Online reporting
The candidates must download the ‘initial seat allotment slip’ which contains the details and information about the admission process. Accept the seat and then choose one of the Freeze, Float and Slide options for the subsequent rounds. Now, upload the documents listed in the third clause of the business rules on the website.

Acceptance fee
The seat acceptance fee of Rs 35,000 should be paid online. It is Rs 15,000 for students of Scheduled Caste/Tribe categories and persons with disabilities.

Verification checks
The candidates should ensure via online that the uploaded documents are correct. If the verification officer asks any questions, the applicants must answer promptly through the candidate portal. Make sure to visit the portal at intervals to check whether there are any questions. If the candidate fails to do online reporting, they he/she will be out of the allotment procedure.

If the documents are correct, then the provisional seat allocation letter could be downloaded. The seat would be finalised only after the certificate verification in the respective institute and payment of fees.

In case of transfer from a non-IIT institute (called as NIT+) to an IIT, then the candidate should convince the IIT that the documents are correct and original. However, if the transfer is from IIT to an NIT+ institute, then the verification of the documents should be done at the respective department. Those who opt for such changes and transfer should make online reporting twice at different institutes.

Six rounds
There are a total of six rounds of allotments. Even after accepting the seat, the candidate could give up that seat until the fifth round of allotment. The candidates should refer the business rules on the website to know more about the Freeze, Float and Slide options. Click on the FAQ link in case of doubts or queries.

In Kerala Palakkad would be the reporting centre for IIT and the institute in Kozhikode would be the reporting centre for NIT+ institutes.


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