It is an exciting time for aspiring engineers who appeared for the JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams as the JoSAA Counselling 2023 is about to begin. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority, in charge of the counselling process, will open registration on June 19, soon after announcing the JEE Advanced and JEE Main results. This crucial step marks the start of a journey towards students’ desired colleges and courses, making their dreams a reality.

The JoSAA counselling process consists of six rounds and involves several steps, like registration, choosing preferred options, seat allotment, document verification, and accepting seats. It considers the candidates’ ranks in both JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams. Seats are allocated based on their choices and seat availability. This online and centralised counselling system ensures fairness and transparency in admitting students to B.Tech courses in esteemed institutions like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.

JoSAA publishes cutoff ranks for IITs, NITs, IIEST, IIITs, and Other-GFTIs, available on the official website to aid the process. Staying informed and regularly checking the website is essential for a seamless admission experience in JoSAA 2023 counselling.

The JoSAA counselling process begins with registration, where candidates must :

  • Visit the official JoSAA 2023 website
  • Login using their JEE Main or JEE Advanced credentials
  • Fill in the necessary details
  • Cross-check the form, and submit it
  • After registration, candidates move on to the choice-filling and locking phase, prioritising their preferred courses and colleges. It is crucial to select and arrange choices carefully before locking them.

    List of essential documents required during the verification process. For admission to NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs, candidates need to provide the following:

  • Three passport-size photographs (similar to the one uploaded during JEE Main registration)
  • Class XII performance check
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Undertaking by the candidate
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment (For SC/ST/PwD: Rs. 15,000/- For others: Rs. 35,000/-)
  • Photo identity card
  • JEE Main 2023 admit card and scorecard
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Class XII board marks sheet, If available, pass certificate.
  • “State code of eligibility” is determined using a qualifying examination certificate.
  • Indian students who completed their qualifying exams in Nepal, Bhutan, or a foreign institution must carry a passport. The state code will be determined based on the permanent address mentioned in the passport.
  • The candidates having SSC from the National Open School must bring the proof of place of examination to the centre of the final examination to determine the state code.
  • Medical certificate [format is given in Annexure 8 of JoSAA Business rules]
  • Category certificate (OBC-NCL/SC/ST), if applicable (Check Format)
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI certificate or PIO card (if applicable)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment.

    For IITs, the required documents include:

  • The provisional seat allotment letter
  • Class XII performance check
  • Undertaking by the candidate
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment (For SC/ST/PwD: Rs. 15,000/- For others: Rs. 35,000/-)
  • Photo identity card
  • Original JEE Advanced 2023 admit card
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Class XII board mark sheet
  • Medical certificate
  • Category certificate
  • PWD certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport or OCI certificate (for foreign nationals)
  • DS certificate (if applicable)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
  • Two passport-size photographs identical to the one uploaded during JEE Main or Advanced registration

    Once candidates have locked their choices, they proceed to the document verification. Bringing original and photocopies of the required documents is crucial for smooth verification. After successful verification, candidates must follow the official instructions and report to their assigned colleges. The next step involves waiting for the college to publish the list of selected candidates. If shortlisted, candidates must complete the admission fee payment and report to the college they have been allotted.

  • Mohan Prasad
    B Tech IIT Delhi, MBA IIM Lucknow, Founder PracBee
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