JEE Main 2018 Counselling

JEE Main 2018 Counselling

Candidates who will qualify JEE Main Exam are eligible to attend the counselling process. The counselling will be done through online in seven rounds. JoSAA will conduct counselling for admission to 97 participating Institutions which includes IITs, ISM, NITs, , NSITs and other CFTIs. JoSSA counselling will be started after the announcement of JEE Main exam.

Counselling Schedule

The schedule of JEE Mains Counselling is provided below with the Tentative Dates.

Events Dates(tentative)
Registration and Choice Filling Process 3rd week of June 2018
Last Date of Registration and Choice Filling 4th week of June 2018
Mock Seat Allocation Round starts Last week of June 2018

JEE Main Counselling Procedure

The JEE Main counselling process  is done by the following steps:

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit the official site.
  • Enter JEE Main 2018 "Roll No." & "Password".
  • Click on the Login button.
  • Read the instructions carefully.
  • Click on "I Agree" button.
  • JOSAA Registration Form will be opened.
  • Fill all the details carefully.
  • Tick on the "Declaration" button.
  • Click on the "Submit" button.
  • Read the filled information carefully.
  • Click on the "Confirm Registration".

Step 2: Online Choice Filling and locking

  • Candidates have to select "Choice Available" option.
  • Select Institute Type, Institute Name & Academic Programme
  • Click on the "Choice Filling & Locking" option.
  • Choose Colleges & Courses. Fill maximum possible choices for allotment.
  • Arrange your filled choices in decreasing order of preference.
  • If candidates want to change the filled choice, then click on the "Choice Interchange" option.
  • Now, click on the option "Choice Rearrange".
  • Arrange the colleges according to your preferences.
  • Click on "Save" button.
  • If candidates wants to delete their filled choices, click on "Multiple Deletion" option.
  • Lock the choices before the deadline by clicking on the option "Lock Choice".
  • Make choices carefully, choices once locked will not be change.
  • Choice locking will be made after each round of counselling.
  • Candidates can mark upgraded choice in successive rounds of choice filling and locking process.

JEE Mains 2018 Counselling Rounds

There are seven rounds of counselling which is conducted by JoSSA

The details of these rounds are mentioned below.

Round 1: Based on their ranking in the JEE Mains, the candidate will be selected for the first round of counselling. Candidates who have alloted seats in this round should download the provisional seat Allotment letter and report to the reporting centre.

Round 2: The seats which will are left vacant after first round of Counselling will be to be filled by the Round 2 of 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 withdraw their seats.

Round 3: If necessary for further JoSSA Seat Allocation, the candidate opts for this round of counselling.

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

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

Round 6: The number of vacant seats still left will be filled with 6th round of counselling. The withdrawal or acceptance of seats by candidates can be done by the candidates.

Round 7: 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 7th round.

JEE Mains 2018 Counselling Important Points

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern from 2017:

  • There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,
  • For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
    • The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2018 application form online. The Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.
    • Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in calculation of ranks in JEE (Main) - 2018, so, the roll number of class 12th is not verified this year by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the marksheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centres at the time of counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.