JoSAA to publish vacancies as all six rounds of seat allotment end

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The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) which has concluded its six rounds of online seat allocation for 114 premier engineering institutes will publish on Tuesday, Oct 25, the number of seats that fell vacant. The list will be available on the JoSAA website. Subsequently, the admissions to institutes other than the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), i.e., NIT Plus institutes, would be made by the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) in two special rounds

Those who have registered with JoSAA should now register with the CSAB within 5 pm on 28 October for securing admission in the NIT-plus institutions. (Website:

JoSAA has been set up by the Union Ministry of Education to manage and regulate the seat allocation or admissions to premier institutes. The latter include the 23 IITs, 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.

Nine categories
The CSAB will now make allotment to all institutes except IITs.

The candidates who register to take part in CSAB special rounds have been divided into nine categories.

1. Those who didn’t register despite being eligible for JoSAA.
2. Those who didn’t get any seats despite attending JoSAA.
3. Candidates who got seats in JoSAA, but got cancelled as they didn’t pay the acceptance fees.
4. Those who exited JoSAA.
5. Those who got allotment to IIT but a) got rejected as the documents were unsatisfactory, b) backed out, c) joined the institute.
6. Those who got allotment in NIT-plus institutes, took admission, paid the acceptance fee and partial admission fee.
7. Those who backed out after getting allotment in NIT-plus institutes.
8. Those who got allotment in NIT-plus institutes but got rejected as the documents were unsatisfactory.
9. Those who got allotment in NIT-plus institutes but got rejected as they didn’t pay the partial admission fee.

Rs 38,000 has to be paid for special round enrolment. Meanwhile, Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates and persons with disabilities should pay Rs 18,000. Rs 3,000 from this amount goes for processing fee and admission fee.

However, the fee amount would change for the candidates in categories 6,7,8 and 9 who had paid the acceptance fee in JoSAA and whose categories changed after the document verification. (The candidates who couldn’t prove their caste as proper documents weren’t submitted during the JoSAA rounds later got chance to submit corrected documents and retain their reservation benefits.)

The fee amounts are available in the CSAB brochures.

The fee amount including the hostel fee that the candidates who get admission via CSAB need to pay at each institute is available by clicking on the information link on the website

Those who have paid partial admission fee should understand the details from the website of the respective institute and report there within 9 November.

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