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Schedule of Events of JoSAA 2016 and Tips for participating in JoSAA Counseling

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Salient Features of JoSAA
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2016 has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 92 institutes for the academic year 2016-17. This includes 22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform.

Schedule-of-Events-of-JoSAA 2016

All the candidates who appeared for JEE (Main) 2016 / JEE (Advanced) 2016 should take (take with a grain of salt idiom synonym) note of the following important points:


All candidates who have appeared in JEE (Main) 2016 are eligible to register for seat allocation in NIT+ system (except IITs & ISM).

All candidates who have declared qualified in JEE (Adv) 2016 are eligible to register for seat allocation in all participating Institutes.

  • Filling-in of choices

Candidates may fill-in their choices of Institutes and branches in decreasing order of their preference. Candidates are strongly urged to fill-in as many choices as possible.

  • Locking of choices 

Candidates MUST “lock” their choices. For candidates who do NOT lock their choices, their last saved choices will be locked automatically when the time-window for filling-in of choices closes.

  • Number of rounds of seat allocation 

JoSAA will conduct four rounds that is 1st through 4th rounds of seat allocation for academic programs offered by Institutes under JoSAA 2016.

  • Seat acceptance 

Candidates allotted a seat must pay the seat acceptance fee (through e-Challan/SBI Net Banking) and get the documents verified at any reporting center (josaa.nic.in) for provisional seat acceptance .

  • Participation in subsequent rounds

A candidate is required to fill option for ‘freeze’, ‘slide’ or ‘float’ the choice of academic program.

  • Dual Reporting 

If in a subsequent round, a candidate’s allotment from NIT+ system changes to an IIT/ ISM, the candidate MUST report ONCE AGAIN at an IIT reporting centre, similarly if a candidate’s allotment from IIT/ISM changes to an NIT+ system, the candidate MUST report ONCE AGAIN at any NIT+ reporting centre, failure to do so will result in forfeiture of seats allocated in both NIT+ system and IIT/ISM.

  • Withdraw option

A candidate, who has already accepted a seat, can withdraw the seat by reporting at a reporting center before the fourth round of seat allocation.


Registration – Candidates who do NOT register within the specified time (race against time phrase meaning) window WILL NOT be able to seek admission for this academic year

Filling-in of choices – Candidates who do NOT fill-in choices within the specified time window WILL NOT be able to seek admission for this academic year

Dual Reporting: Two times reporting required in case of seat allotment changes from NIT+s system to IITs/ISM and vice versa.

No modification of locked choices – once locked, choices CANNOT be modified. For complete details, please visit http://josaa.nic.in and _MUST _read _BUSINESS RULE.

Important Tips for Participate in JOSAA Counseling  for admission in IITS, NITS, IIITS & GFTIS:

  1. Students should analyze on their own, the chances to get the desired branches on the basis of last year IIT’s, NIT’s, IIIT’s and GFTI’s opening and closing rank available on JOSAA website.
  2. Students should fill maximum of the desired branch of colleges in decreasing order (on the basis of preferences) because they will get this chance of online choice filling once only.
  3. Students should not fill their colleges preferences on the basis of last year closing ranks up to mark instead should fill maximum of the choices which are available below their closing rank also.
  4. Students should write the preferences first on paper and analyze them well and then only fill them online so that will fill it online none of the choice gets missed.
  5. Before locking the choices of branches check them well as once the choice is been locked, then changes is not at all possible.







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