IIT-JEE 2021 Counselling And Seat Allotment Procedure

IIT-JEE Counselling 2021

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has started the registration online from October 16, 2021. The candidates who have qualified for the IIT-JEE 2021 exam can register and fill the choice of colleges and courses as per the schedule.

JoSAA is responsible for the seat allocation process for admissions to undergraduate programmes in 23 IITs, 23 IITS, 31 NITs, and 20 GFTIs (total 97 institutes). The IIT-JEE 2021 counselling and seat allotment registration will be conducted online in seven rounds. It is crucial for candidates who secured a qualified JEE Advanced 2021 rank to participate in the counselling procedure. 

The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) will regulate counselling for vacant seats in multiple rounds.

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IIT-JEE 2021 Counselling and Seat Allotment Date

The IIT Kharagpur declared the JEE Advanced 2021 result on October 15, 2021. And from October 16, 2021, the online registration procedure for IIT-JEE counselling 2021 has started. Following the schedule for JEE Advanced 2021 counselling:

EventsDates
JoSAA 2021 registrationOctober 16 to October 25, 2021
Registration for AAT qualified candidatesOctober 22, 2021 (after result declaration)
JoSAA mock seat allocation-1 based on the choices filled by candidates as on October 21October 22, 2021
JoSAA mock seat allocation-2 based on the choices filled by candidates as on October 23October 24, 2021
Reconciliation of data, allocated seats verification and validationOctober 26, 2021
Round-1: JoSAA seat allotmentOctober 27, 2021
Online reporting: fee payment/document upload/response by the candidate to queries (if required) (Round 1)October 27 to 30, 2021
Last day to respond to queries (Round 1)October 31, 2021
Round-2: JoSAA 2021 seat allotmentNovember 1, 2021
Online reporting: fee payment/document upload/response by the candidate to queries (if required) (Round 2)November 2 to 3, 2021
Last day to respond to queries (Round 2)November 5, 2021
Initiation of Withdrawal of seat/Exit from seat allocation process (Round 2)November 2 to 3, 2021
Withdrawal queries responseNovember 2 to 5, 2021
Round-3: JoSAA 2021 seat allotmentNovember 6, 2021
Online reporting: fee payment/document upload/response by the candidate to queries (if required) (Round 3)November 7 to 8, 2021
Last day to respond to queries (Round 3)November 9, 2021
Initiation of Withdrawal of seat/Exit from seat allocation process (Round 3)November 7 to 8, 2021
Withdrawal queries responseNovember 7 to 9, 2021
Round-4: JoSAA seat allotmentNovember 10, 2021
Online reporting: fee payment/document upload/response by the candidate to queries (if required) (Round 4)November 11 to 12, 2021
Last day to respond to queries (Round 4)November 13, 2021
Initiation of Withdrawal of seat/Exit from the seat allocation process (Round 4)November 11 to 12, 2021
Withdrawal queries responseNovember 11 to 13, 2021
Round-5: JoSAA 2021 seat allotmentNovember 14, 2021
Online reporting: fee payment/document upload/response by the candidate to queries (if required) (Round 5)November 15 to 16, 2021
Last day to respond to queries (Round 5)November 17, 2021
Initiation of Withdrawal of seat/Exit from seat allocation process (Round 5)November 15 to 16, 2021
Withdrawal queries responseNovember 15 to 17, 2021
Notification of the decision on seat confirmation for Round 5November 17, 2021
Intimation of Withdrawal of seat/Exit from seat allocation processNovember 17, 2021
Withdrawal queries responseNovember 17 to 18, 2021
Round-6: JoSAA 2021 seat allotment (Final seat allocation round)November 18, 2021
Online reporting: fee payment/document upload/response by the candidate to queries (if required) (Round 6)November 19, 2021
Last day to respond to queries (Round 6) (Final round of seat allocation for IITs)November 20, 2021
Admission Process:Document verification for seat acceptance or seat withdrawal by physical mode at Admitting/Allotted Institutes only (Round 6) (For NIT+ system). If the situation does not permit the candidate’s physical presence at the admitting Institute, the above process will be done online.November 20 to 24, 2021(for NIT+ system)

Important Notice for Physical Verification Process and Date ranges for PwD(Person With Disability) Candidates as per JoSAA 2021

This year the PwD candidates would be given a longer time and choose to select the institute where they would like to report for physical verifications of their PwD status.

Physical Verification Procedure For IITs

  • The physical verification process starts from October 16, 2021, and continues through the counselling rounds of JoSAA 2021.
  • Candidates are advised to register on JoSAA 2021 portal before they come for physical verification.
  • Each JEE Advanced 2021 qualified PwD candidate must complete this process by the end of the counselling round in which they are allocated a seat (if any), failing which the allotted seat shall be cancelled.
  • Candidates are required to choose only one date and time for physical verification using the link available on the JoSAA portal.
  • The verification will be done as follows:

Interval 1- During the first 10 days of the Choice filling (October 16 – 25 October, 2021).

Interval 2- (During the actual counselling rounds): Each candidate seeking the benefit of the PwD category must complete this process latest by the end of the counselling round in which they are allocated a seat (if any).

Eligibility Criteria for IIT-JEE 2021 Counselling and Seat Allotment

  • To be eligible to participate in the JEE Advanced 2021 counselling process, the candidates must meet the conditions and requirements specified by the JoSAA authority.
  • Candidates should have secured a qualified rank in JEE Advanced 2021 exam.
  • Candidates should have secured a minimum of 75% of aggregate marks in the 12th standard (or equivalent) examination. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories need to have secured 65% marks OR
  • Candidates in the category-wise top 20 percentile in their respective 12th standard (or equivalent) board examination will also be eligible for the counselling and seat allotment process.

IIT-JEE 2021 Counselling and Seat Allotment Process

JoSAA registration and choice filling are open online from October 16 to 25, 2021. The candidates can follow the following steps to complete JEE Advanced counselling and seat allotment 2021.

1. JEE Advanced Counselling Registration

Candidates need to use their JEE Main roll number and JEE Advanced password as credentials while registering for JEE Advanced 2021 counselling.

2. Preference filling and locking

After registration, candidates must select the courses and college from the available ones and lock them.

3. Seat Allotment

To make candidates aware of their probable seat allocation as per their choices, the authorities conduct a mock JEE Advanced allotment. Moreover, the authority will allow the seat according to seat availability, merit, preference and category.  Candidates need to choose their options from float, freeze, and slide after each allotment.

4. Reporting at Centres

Candidates need to download their allotment letter and pay a seat acceptance fee.

IIT-JEE Rank List 2021

Candidates will be able to access the IIT-JEE 2021 rank list online mode, and the allocation authorities will release the rank list with the result of JEE Advanced 2021. Those candidates will be able to register for counselling who have listed in the JEE Advanced rank list. The candidates will have to enter their JEE Advanced 2021 application number and date of birth to check the rank list.

List of documents for verification for IIT-JEE 2021 Counselling

The candidates have to bring the following original documents and attested photocopies to the reporting centres for verification:

  • Photo Identity Card
  • Admit card of JEE Advanced 2021
  • Two passport size photograph
  • Seat Allotment Letter
  • Class XII/Equivalent exam mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
  • Category Certificate for OBC/SC/ST/PwD/DS
  • Duly filled Medical Examination Report
  • For foreign nationals: Attested photocopy of the page in the passport containing name, photo and nationality

Cut Off for IIT-JEE 2021 Counselling 

Candidates participating in the IIT-JEE 2021 counselling must also qualify for JEE Advanced counselling cut-off (the specified minimum marks candidates need to obtain to appear in the merit list declared by NTA), making them eligible to participate in the counselling. Check the table below:

S. No.Rank listMinimum Percentage of Marks in Each SubjectMinimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks 
1.CRL1035
2.GEN-EWS931.5
3.OBC- NCL931.5
4.ST517.5
5.SC517.5
6.CRL PwD517.5
7.OBC PwD517.5
8.SC PwD517.5
9.ST PwD517.5

The CRL is indicative of cut off requirements from candidates of unreserved categories.

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