JEE Main Counselling 2021 - Know JoSAA Schedule, Procedure, Dates, Online Reporting

JEE Main Counselling 2021 - Know JoSAA Schedule, Procedure, Dates, Online Reporting

JEE Main Counselling 2021 - Candidates who will qualify JEE Main 2021 will have to apply for the counselling for admission in NITs, IIITs or GFTIs. JEE Main counselling is conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Registrations for JEE Main counselling 2021 will start in June. JEE Main counselling through JoSAA will include many steps such as registration, choice filling, locking of choices, seat allotment, and payment of seat acceptance fee. JEE Main 2021 counselling will have a total of 7 rounds. JoSAA will also conduct two rounds of mock seat allotment before the actual seven rounds of JEE Main counselling 2021 to help students understand the process. Candidates are provided here the details about how to register for JEE Main counselling and other necessary processes involved in JoSAA.

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JEE Main Counselling 2021 Dates


Dates (Tentative)

Start of JEE Main counselling 2021 registration and choice filling

June 2021

Mock Seat Allocation-1

June 2021

Mock Seat Allocation-2

June 2021

End of JEE Main Counselling Registration and Choice Filling

June 2021

JEE Main Round 1 seat allotment

July 2021

JEE Main Round 2 seat allotment

July 2021

JEE Main Round 3 seat allotment

July 2021

JEE Main Round 4 seat allotment

July 2021

JEE Main Round 5 seat allotment

July 2021

JEE Main Round 6 seat allotment

July 2021

JEE Main Round 7 seat allotment

July 2021

JEE Main Counselling 2021 - Process involved

Students participating in JEE Main counselling have to undergo various steps from registration to choice filling among others. Given here is the detailed step by step procedure involved in JEE Main counselling 2021 to help students get aware of detailed process

Step 1- Registration: Firstly, candidates will have to get themselves registered on the official website of JoSAA 2021. To log in to the JoSAA candidate portal, students have to use their JEE Main application form 2021 number and password. Upon successful login, the candidates details will automatically be fetched from the JEE Main database. Students must verify all the details before completing the registration.

Step 2- Choice filling: After registration, candidates will have to fill in their choice of institute and courses. Students are advised to select as many choices as they can as this will increase the chances of admission. Note that JoSAA 2021 choice filling has to be done within specified dates.

Step 3- Mock seat allotment and locking of choices: The authorities will also conduct two mock seat allocations to help candidates know their chances of admission into the institutes. The mock seat allotment process will help the candidates understand which seats can be allotted to them on the basis of their preference list. Candidates will also be able to change their preferences after the mock allotment.

Step 4- Final seat allotment: JoSAA will conduct a total of seven rounds of seat allotment. The seat allotment process of JoSAA will be done on the basis of the merit, category, selected preferences and availability of seats. All the seat allotted candidates will be able to download the provisional seat allotment letter and an e-challan to remit seat acceptance fee in online mode.

What options will be available after JEE Main Seat Allotment?

Candidates will be having three options available after seat allotment is done:

  • Freeze - Candidate is satisfied with the allotted seat and does not wish to participate in the further rounds of counselling.

  • Float - Candidate is satisfied with the seat but would like to be considered for other institutes during the future rounds of seat allocation.

  • Slide -Candidate has accepted the seat allotted but is also open for admission into a higher preferred course in the same institute.

Step 5- Payment of seat acceptance fee: Candidates who will be allotted seats will have to pay the seat acceptance fee through e-challan or SBI net banking. Note that the seat acceptance fee will vary depending on the category of the candidate. After accepting the seat, candidates will have to report at the allotted institute for document verification.

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JEE Main Seat Allotment 2021 - Fee Details




Rs 20,000

Candidates belonging to other categories

Rs 45,000

Documents Required for Verification after JEE Main Seat Allotment 2021

Candidates after accepting the allotted seats have to visit the reporting centres setup by JoSAA for verification of documents. At the time of reporting, candidates have to carry all the below mentioned documents along with them

  • JEE Main seat allotment letter issued by JoSAA

  • Three passport size photographs (have to be the same as uploaded during registration)

  • A government issued photo identity card

  • Proof of fee payment for JEE Main seat acceptance

  • Date of birth proof

  • JEE Main Admit Card 2021

  • Class 12 Mark sheet

  • JEE Main 2021 Score Card

  • Category certificate (if applicable)

Participating Institutes of JEE Main Counselling 2021


Number of Institutes

National Institute of Technology


Indian Institute of Information Technology


Government Funded Technical Institutes