JOSAA Counselling 2019

This year, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority will open registration for JoSAA counselling on June 15th, 2019. Though all students who have passed in the JEE Mains and/or the JEE Advanced exams are eligible for JoSAA counselling, the institutes for which both categories of students can apply for, varies.

Jee Main qualified students can apply for a seat in the National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institutes of Technology (NIT), International Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTI).

Jee Advanced qualifiers, however, can apply for a seat in any of the above colleges plus all JoSAA participating academic institutes. The participating institutes in JoSAA Counselling 2019 amount to almost 100 and include:

  • All 23 IITs
  • All 31 NITs
  • All 23 IIITs
  • 20 Other - GFTIs

The allotted seats for all students selected for JoSAA 2019 will be announced in 7 rounds spaced over June and July 2019.

It’s important for you, as a student, to not get disheartened if your name doesn’t appear in the initial rounds of seat allotment. You are advised to wait till the last round patiently, without losing hope.

JOSAA Counselling 2019 Important Dates and Schedule

This table of vital dates is for all JoSAA 2019 aspirants. It includes the entire schedule beginning with the announcement of Jee Mains and Jee Advanced results till the final round of seat allotment.

So, please make a note of the following:




Jee Main Results

March 2019

Jee Advanced Results

June 10th, 2019

JoSAA 2019 Registration and Locking choice

June 15th, 2019


Registration start for AAT (Architecture) candidates

June 18th, 2019


Mock seat allotment – round 1 (based on choices filled in by candidates one day earlier)

June 19th, 2019


Mock seat allotment – round 2 (based on choices filled in by candidates one day earlier)

June 24th, 2019


Final date for registration and making choice

June 25th, 2019


Reconciliation of data: seat allocation, verification and validation

June 26th, 2019

Seat Allotment - Round 1

June 27th, 2019


Documentation verification, reporting at Reporting Centers and accepting seat (for round 1)

June 28th, 2019 to July 2nd, 2019

Display of seats filled/availability status

July 3rd, 2019


Seat Allotment - Round 2

July 3rd, 2019


Documentation verification, reporting at Reporting Centers and accepting seat (for round 2)

July 4th, 2019 to July 5th, 2019

10:00 to 17:00

Display of seats filled/availability status

July 6th, 2019


Seat Allotment - Round 3

July 6th, 2019


Documentation verification, reporting at Reporting Centers and accepting seat (for round 3)

July 7th, 2019 to July 8th, 2019

10:00 to 17:00

Display of seats filled/availability status

July 9th, 2019


Seat Allotment - Round 4

July 9th, 2019


Documentation verification, reporting at Reporting Centers and accepting seat (for round 4)

July 10th, 2019 to July 11th, 2019

10:00 to 17:00

Display of seats filled/availability status

July 12th, 2019


Seat Allotment - Round 5

July 12th, 2019


Documentation verification, reporting at Reporting Centers and accepting seat (for round 5)

July 13th, 2019 to July 14th, 2019

10:00 to 17:00

Display of seats filled/availability status

July 15th, 2019


Seat Allotment - Round 6

July 15th, 2019


Documentation verification, reporting at Reporting Centers and accepting seat (for round 6)

July 16th to July 17th, 2019

10:00 to 17:00

Display of seats filled/availability status

July 18th, 2019


Seat Allotment - Round 7

July 18th, 2019


Documentation verification, reporting at Reporting Centers and accepting seat (for round 7)

July 19th, 2019

10:00 to 17:00

JOSAA 2019 Counselling Eligibility criteria

Before you register for JoSAA counselling, check the eligibility criteria, pertaining to your specialization.

Here are the eligibility rules that take variations into consideration.

To appear for JoSAA counselling, students should

  • Be qualified in Jee Advance 2019 at IITs (excluding preparatory courses)


  • Be qualified in Jee Advanced 2019 for preparatory courses at IITs and have achieved a satisfactory grade in Class 12 or equivalent


  • Fulfill the following for B.E. or B. TECH counselling:
  • A ranking in Jee Main 2019 (Paper 1) for B.E. or B. Tech programs from NITs, IIITs, IIEST and other – GFTIs.
  • 12th Grade pass with Physics and Mathematics (compulsory) and an elective among Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or a Technical Vocational subject
  • At least 45% result or 40% for reserved category, in each subject


  • Fulfill the following for the Architectural counselling:
  • A ranking in Jee Main 2019 (Paper 2) for B. Arch or B. Planning programs from NITs, IIITs, IIEST and other – GFTIs.
  • Mathematics as a subject in 12th Grade (or equivalent)
  • 50% aggregate marks in 5 subjects including Mathematics

JOSAA 2019 Counselling Registration

Prior to getting into the JoSAA counselling sessions, you are required to register in the following manner:

Step 1: Register Online

  • Go to the official JoSAA website
  • Click on ‘Online registering and choice filling’
  • Enter your Jee Main 2019 Roll number and Password

Step 2: Password change

This is a necessary step, hence:

  • Go to your profile and cross-check all details
  • Then click on ‘change password’
  • Set a new password
  • Press ‘submit changes’

Step 3: Fill your choice

  • Students who have passed both the JEE Main and the JEE Advanced exams may choose any of the programs being offered.
  • Students who have passed in only the JEE Main, may only choose programs offered at NITs, IIITs, and other – GFTIs.
  • You may choose to view programs according to their institute or discipline.

Step 4: Make the choice

  • Go to ‘Choice Filling & Locking’
  • Choose as many as you can to increase your chances of being accepted
  • Once chosen, go to ‘Choices inter change’ and place your selections in order of preference
  • Click on ‘Lock choice’
  • Click on ‘I Agree’ to lock your choices and sign the declaration
  • Take a print-out, keep it safe!

Step 5: Make the payment

The application fee for the general and international students’ category is Rs. 35, 000.For students belonging to SC, ST, Gen-Pwd, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC – PwD or ST – PwD it’s Rs. 15,000

You can make your payment via:

  1. a) Net banking (online)
  2. b) Debit or Credit card (online)
  3. c) Cash payment at any SBI Bank outlet (offline)

JOSAA 2019 Counselling Procedure

Once you have registered online with your Jee Main roll number and initial password, then reset the password, confirmed your details and locked in your choices, this procedure follows:


You will be notified online about your seat allotment and ranking. There are seven rounds in all.

Letter and Payment

Allotted students can log into their online accounts and download the JoSAA 2019 counselling provisional allotment letter. This is also when you are expected to make the payment for the counselling.

Document Verification at Centers

In your allotment details, your reporting Centre will be mentioned. The schedule shared above has the dates for document verification pertaining to allotments for each round. You will be required to report to your Centre with your valid documents, on your date, at your specific location. This is mandatory.

Report to Institute

Once your documents are verified, you will then need to report to your assigned institute to finally confirm your seat.

Documents required for attending JOSAA 2019 Counselling

Here is a list of documents you should carry with you when visiting your Centre, depending on your institute...

For students allotted to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs:

  • 3 passport sized photographs (same as the ones used in the Jee Main 2019 Registration)
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Candidate undertaking
  • Proof of fee payment
  • JEE Main 2019 Score card
  • JEE Main 2019 Admit card
  • Date of birth proof or your 10th Grade mark-sheet
  • 12th Grade mark sheet
  • Photo ID: Aadhar
  • Medical certificate
  • Category or PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI Certificate or PIO card (if applicable)
  • A print-out of the filled-out choices sheet

For student allotted to IITs:

  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • 2 passport sized photographs (same as the ones used in the Jee Advanced 2019 Registration)
  • Candidate undertaking
  • Proof of payment
  • Photo ID - Aadhar
  • JEE Advanced admit card
  • Date of birth proof or your 10th Grade mark-sheet
  • 12th Grade mark sheet
  • Medical certificate
  • Category or PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport of candidate and parents (for foreign nationals)/ OCI certificate/ PIO card
  • DS Certificate (if applicable)
  • Registration and Locked Choices print-out

  • Total Seats in JOSAA counselling 2019

A certain number of seats are allotted per institute and according to category each year for JoSAA Counselling.

This year the table for total seats allotted in each section for JoSAA Counselling 2019 looks like this:


Total seats











Open – PWD






























Total seats (including female supernumerary)






Seat capacity






Female Supernumerary






  • List of JOSAA 2019 Reporting Centers

There are 2 lists based on the reporting centers for JoSAA Counselling 2019. One covers the centers for students seeking admission to the IITs and the second, mentions all the centers for the NITs and IIITs.

We’ve included both the lists to help you out:

For IITs students:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
  • Indian Institute of Technology Patna
  • Indian Institute of Technology Indore
  • Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

For NITs, IIITs and GFTIs students:


Contact Details

Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Phone: 91-181-2690301, Fax: 91-181-2690320

National Institute of Technology Calicut

Phone: 0495-2286110 Fax: 0495-2287250

National Institute of Technology Delhi

Phone: 91-11-27787490, Fax: 91-11-27787503

National Institute of Technology Patna

Phone: 91-612-2370419, Fax: 91-612-2670631

Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur

Phone: 91-141-2529087, Fax: 91-141-2529029

National Institute of Technology Durgapur

Phone: 91-343-2752040, Fax: 91-343-2547375

National Institute of Technology Hamirpur

Phone: 91-1972-254742, Fax: 91-1972-223834

National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh

Phone: 91-360-2284801, Fax: 91-360- 2284972, Website:

National Institute of Technology Puducherry

Phone: 91-4368-230110, Fax: 91-4368-231665

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal

Phone: 0755-4051590, 4051107, 4051793, Fax: 91-755 2670562,

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

Phone: 91-824-2473003, Fax: 91-824-2474033

National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

Phone: 91-194-2422032, Fax: 91-194-2420475

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

Phone: 91-712-2801301,2801241,2801365 Fax: 0712-2223969, 2223230

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad

Phone: 91-0532-2271044, 2271047, Fax: 91-532-2545341

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management Gwalior

Phone: 91-751- 2449720, 2449704, 2449801, 2449813, Fax: 91-2460313, 2449813

National Institute of Technology Raipur

Phone: 91-771-2253155, Fax: 91-771-2254600

National Institute of Technology Agartala

Phone: 91-381-2348510, Fax: 91-381-2548512 03812546360

National Institute of Technology Nagaland

Phone: 91-3862-2401806, Fax: 03862-240343

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

Phone: 91-657-2407614, Fax: 91-657-2382246,

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram

Phone: 91-44-27476354, Fax: 91-44-27476301

 National Institute of Technology Goa

Phone: 91-832-2404201, Fax: 91-832-2404202

National Institute of Technology Meghalaya

Phone: 91-364-2501294, Fax: 91-364-2501113

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

Phone: 91-661-2462031, 2462037, Fax: 91-661-2462033, 2462022, 2462999, 2472926

College of Engineering Pune

Phone: 02025507000, Fax: 02025507299,

National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

Phone: 91-1744-233208, Fax: 238350

National Institute of Technology Sikkim

Phone: 91-3595-260042, Fax: 91-3595-260018,

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat

Phone: 91-0261-2201943, 91-261-2201945, Fax: 91-261-2227334

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

Phone: 91-651-2275868 Fax: 91-651-2276007

National Institute of Technology, Manipur

Phone: 91-385-2058566 Fax: 91-385-2445812

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Phone: 91-870-2462029, Fax: 91-870-2459547

School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur

National Institute of Technology, Mizoram

Phone: 91-389-2391236 Fax: 91-389-2391774

National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand

Phone: 91-1346-257400, Fax: 91-1346- 251095,

National Institute of Technology, Silchar

Phone: 91-3842-224879, Fax: 91-3842- 224797

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir

Phone: 01991-285731, 285524, Fax: 0199-285634

 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

Phone: 03326684561, Fax: 03326687575

School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada

Phone: 91-866-2469451, Fax: 91-866-2469451

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

Phone: 91-431-2503931, Fax: 91-431-2503930

  • Some FAQs related to JOSAA 2019 Counselling

1) Does JOSAA conduct spot counselling?

No, JoSAA does not conduct spot counselling.

2) Can I submit my documents later in case I don’t have all when visiting the reporting Centre?

No, you will be required to carry all valid documents with you when you’re visiting the reporting Centre for verification.

3) Can I get a refund halfway through my counselling?

Once the counselling begins, there can be no refunds.

4) Can I change my programs once my seat is allotted?

No, you cannot change your options once they are locked.

5) If I wish to change my institute, what can I do?

If you are eligible for the institute you want and selected for it, you may contact the relevant authorities to get it changed (?)

6) Can I get a seat for JoSAA counselling in a different state to where I have appeared for my JEE Mains and Advanced?

Yes, you can.

7) I have been allotted a seat in any institute of my choice, but I won’t be able to attend the first week of JoSAA counselling. What can I do?

You will need to inform the authorities at the reporting Centre and your academic institute via a formal letter, stating the valid reasons (?)

8) Can I make a cheque payment for my JoSAA counselling?

No, payments are only accepted online (net banking or debit card/credit card) or cash (SBI bank).

9) How are seats allocated under JoSAA?

Seats are allocated according to JEE Mains or JEE Advanced ranks, the choices filled and availability of seats.

  • Conclusion

Hence, students applying for JoSAA counselling, post their JEE Main and JEE Advanced papers, will need to carefully follow the procedure and instructions to avoid disappointment later.

Take a print out of the schedule given in this blog and keep it where you can see it every day. Don’t miss the important dates and keep all your documents ready. You have till June 15th, 2019 to prepare.

Till then, do your research and find out which institutes and programs you’d like to opt for, within the ones relevant to you.

Don’t worry about your admission procedure. The JoSAA counselling is designed to assist you and keep you focused.

All the best!

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