JEE Mains 2017 Counselling Procedure and Seat Allotment by JoSAA

JEE Mains 2017 Counselling Procedure and Seat Allotment by JoSAA
Joint Entrance Examination is an all India common entrance exam for facilitating admissions in engineering colleges all over India. The exam is mainly conducted in two phases which are JEE Main and JEE Advanced.


Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducted the counselling and seat allotment for JEE Mains Counselling 2017 through the online mode in seven rounds. The candidates who qualified Mains Exam were eligible to take part in the counselling process and the subsequent step of seat allotment.


Previously the JEE Mains Counselling result 2016 was released on 23rd June 2016 and for this year it was released on 21st July 2017.


Below, we have provided complete details related to JEE Main Counselling 2017. Read the blog and fill up your knowledge cart.




JEE Mains 2017 Counselling Eligibility Criteria



All the JEE Aspirants applied for JEE Mains Counselling 2017, but admission to ISM- Dhanbad and IITs was granted to only those candidates who qualified JEE Advanced 2017 Exam. Below are the JEE Mains Counselling Criteria for Paper 1 and Paper 2.


For Paper 1:


Candidates should have secured above the JEE Main 2017 Paper 1 cutoff rank.

 The candidate either should have secured an aggregate of 75% (70% for SC, ST or PWD) in the qualifying exam or should have secured position among top 20 percentile successful toppers.

 Candidates should have qualified 12th standard (or equivalent) examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational Subject.

 For admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, the general candidates should have scored 75% and OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD candidates should have secured 65%.



For Paper 2:


 Candidates should have qualified in JEE Mains 2017 Paper 2.

 Candidates should have had Mathematics as one of the subjects in 12th Standard (or equivalent) examination.

 For admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, the general category candidates should have obtained 75% aggregate marks and the OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD candidates should have scored 65% in total five subjects including Mathematics.




JEE Mains Counselling Date 2017: Note the Important Dates Here



The JEE Mains Counselling Important dates consist of all details related to 7 rounds of Mains Counselling. Check the Important Dates below.



S.No. Important Events Dates
1. Registration and filling choices 15th June 2017 & 19th June (for AAT candidates)
2. Display of mock seat allocation-1 as per choices filled by candidates as of 20th June 2017 20th June 2017
3. Display of mock seat allocation-2 as per choices filled by candidates as of 23rd June 2017 23rd June 2017
4. Last date for registration & filling choices 26th June 2017
5. Reconcile of data, allocate seats, verify & validate 27th June 2017
6. 1st round of seat allocation 28th June 2017
7. 1st round of seat acceptance 29th June – 3rd July 2017
8. Display of seats availability 4th July 2017
9. 2nd round of seat allocation 4th July 2017
10. 2nd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats 5th & 6th July 2017
11. Display of seats availability 10th July 2017
12. 3rd round of seat allocation 10th July 2017
13. 3rd round withdrawal/acceptance of seats 11th July 2017
14. Reporting to the center 12th & 13th July 2017




How JoSAA Conducts JEE Mains Counselling 2017?




JoSAA conducted seven (7) rounds of allocation of seats for academic courses offered by the Institution under JoSAA 2017 through JEE Main Online Counselling. The counselling process for JEE Mains 2017 comprised the following steps.



STEP 1- Online Registration Process

STEP 2- Online Choice Filling and Locking

STEP 3- JoSAA 2017 Seat Allotment

STEP 4- Acceptance of Seat and Fee payment

STEP 5 -Reporting to the allotted college





Online Registration Process for JEE Mains Counselling 2017



After Mains Counselling Date, the first step was JEE Online Registration Process. The candidates were asked to register themselves for IIT JEE Main counselling, with the steps described below.


 First go to the official website of JoSSA.

 Then click on the login page.

 Now on the login page, enter Mains Counselling 2017 roll number and password.

 Enter the security pin as shown on the screen.

 After successful login, enter all the required details being asked.

 Verify all the details entered on the registration page and then click on ‘Confirm registration’ button.




List of important documents required for the JEE Mains 2017 Counselling & Seat Allotment



The candidates were also required to must carry these documents with them at the time of JEE Mains counselling 2017.


JEE Mains Admit Card & Score Card.

 3 passport size photographs.

 Provisional Seat Allotment Letter.

 Photo Identity Card.

 Proof of Seat Acceptance Payment.

 Proof of Date of Birth.

 Mark sheet of Class 12th.

 Category Certificate (if applicable).





JoSAA 2017 Online Choice Filling Procedure



The candidates could fill up their choice in JEE Mains Counselling Form and make their own preference to register for Mains 2017 exam, The steps to register for the online choice filling process is mentioned below.


 Visit the official website JoSAA.

 Enter your Mains 2017 Roll Number/JEE Advanced 2017 Roll Number and Password.

 Click on the Login button to fill the registration form of JoSAA 2017.

 Online JoSAA 2017 registration form will be displayed on the screen.

 Go to the ‘Candidates Profile’ to check that all the details you entered are correct or not as it is automatically retrieved from JEE Mains.

 Click on ‘Change Password’ to change the Password as it is compulsory.

 Modify contact details by clicking “EDIT CONTACT DETAILS”

 When you are finished with editing, click on ‘Submit Changes’.




Important Points on JoSAA 2017 Registration and Choice Filling


 Confidentiality of Password is solely the responsibility of the candidate and all care must be taken to protect the password.

 Candidates must take a printout of the final locked choices for submission during reporting.

 For security reasons, after finishing your work, kindly click the Logout button, and close all the windows related to your session.

 Candidates are advised to keep changing the Password at frequent intervals.





JoSAA Seat Allotment- Procedure for Seat Allocation


The counselling and seat allotment authority, JoSAA considered the following factors before allocating the highest possible seat according to candidates’ choices:


 Category [GEN, OBC-NCL, SC, etc.] of the candidate.

 All India Rank (AIR) of the candidate in JEE Mains 2017 rank list.

 According to the priority order of choices by the candidates for academic programs and institutes.

  Availability of seats under different seat categories/seat quotas for which the candidate is eligible.


Candidates were informed about JoSSA Seat Allocation, through mail or SMS on their registered email ID and mobile number respectively a few days after Choice Locking.





Seat Acceptance Fee Payment and Verification of the Documents


The candidates were required to pay the Seat Acceptance fee for the JEE Mains Seats through Net Banking or e-Challan.

All the documents provided by the candidate were verified at the reporting center.

After the successful verification of the documents and payment of the fee, a provisional admission letter was issued.


The Seat Acceptance fee of JEE Main Counselling 2017 for different Category are described in the table below.



S.No. Category Amount (in Rs.)
1. General Category 45,000
2. SC/ST/SC-Pwd/ST-PwD/GEN-PwD/OBC-NCL-PwD Categories 20,000





Reporting to the Allotted Institute after JEE Mains Counselling Result


After Main Counselling Result, the candidates must complete all the admission formalities of the institute, get the admission confirmed and begin the academic session. The commencement of classes in the IIITs, NITs and GFTIs was announced at the right time.


This is the last step of JEE Main Counselling 2017 and seat allotment procedure. Candidates were asked to report to their assigned institutes with original certificates and documentation on the allotted date to avoid cancellation.




JEE Mains Counselling 2017 Rounds and Other Counselling Procedures



There were some other counselling process, other than the above-mentioned steps, which are described below.


1. Freeze: This option includes the candidates accepting the allotted seats and don’t want to participate in the further rounds of JEE Main counselling.


2. Float: The candidates accepting the JEE Mains Seats, but wants to apply for further rounds of counselling for higher preferences, select this option.


3. Slide: The candidates who accepted the allotted seats but seeking for better option in same institution, opt for this option. These candidates are considered for further counselling rounds.




JEE Mains 2017 Counselling Rounds


As mentioned above, there are seven rounds in the counselling process of IIT JEE Mains Exam. These rounds are conducted by the JoSSA. The details of these rounds are mentioned below.


1. JEE Main Counselling- Round 1


Based on the JEE Mains rank, the candidates are selected for the first rounds of JEE Mains Counselling. Those who have allotted seats in this round, have to download Provisional Seat Allotment Letter and report at the reporting centre.


2. JEE Main Counselling- Round 2


The seats which are left vacant after first round of Counselling is to be filled by the Round 2 of JEE Mains Counselling. The candidates who are eligible to participate in this round, will have to report at the reporting centre at the allotted date and time to accept or withdrew their seats.


3. JEE Main Counselling- Round 3


For further JoSSA Seat Allocation, the candidate opts for this round of counselling.


4. JEE Main Counselling- Round 4


The number of seats filled or available after 3rd round, is to be filled by the candidates who are eligible for the 4th round of counselling.


5. JEE Main Counselling- Round 5


Central Board of Seat Allocation allocate seats to the candidates who are eligible for 5th round of counselling. The candidates have to report at the reporting centre at the allotted time and date.


6. JEE Main Counselling- Round 6


The number of vacant seats still left are filled with this round of counselling. The withdrawal or acceptance of seats by candidates can be performed by the candidates.


7. JEE Main Counselling- Round 7


This is the last round of counselling. The candidates have to report at the reporting centre for the acceptance of seats. There is no withdrawal of seats in this round.



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