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JoSAA Application Form 2020 – Step by Step Guide (Dates, Process, Freeze, Float, Slide, Withdraw)

Joint Seat Allocation Authority, has started JoSAA registration and choice filling from October 6, 2020 from 12 noon at JoSAA registration and choice filling will be available in online mode on the official portal. Students who qualify JEE Main/JEE Advanced will be eligible for JoSAA 2020 registration and choice filling.

The Ministry of Education has organised the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2020 to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 110 institutes for the academic year 2020-21. This consists of 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs, and 29 other-Government Funded Technical Institutes. Through a single platform, admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes.

 Qualifying Examination  Institutes
 JEE (Advanced) 2020  IITs
 JEE (Main) 2020 B.E./B.Tech  NITs, IIEST, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs


JEE main 2020 counselling and seat allotment schedule : 


 Start of registration and choice filling  October 6,2020
 Display of mock seat allocation-1  October 12,2020
 Display of Mock seat allocation-2  October 14,2020
 End of JosAA 2020 Registration and choice filling  October 15,2020
 Seat Allocation (Round 1)  October 17,2020
 Seat Allocation (Round 2)  October 21,2020
 Seat Allocation (Round 3)  October 26,2020
 Seat Allocation (Round 4)  October 30,2020
 Seat Allocation (Round 5)  November 3,2020
 Seat Allocation (Round 6)

 November 7,2020


JosAA Choice Filling Procedure 2020 :

Step-1 JoSAA 2020 Online Registration

Register on the official website of JoSAA 2020 through JEE Main registration number and Main/Advanced password.

Step-2 JoSAA 2020 Choice Filling Procedure

  • Candidates will able to select “Choice Available” option to get the various choices as per your eligibility.
  • Click on the “Choice Filling & Locking” option where you can select institution type, institution name, & desired course or programme.
  • Candidates can choose maximum choices for the various colleges & courses. You can fill the maximum choices for seat allocation.
  • The candidates should set the choices in the decreasing order from top most desired to least desire college and course.
  • If you want to change the choices then you will get the option “Choice Interchange”. Click on it and change your choice order up or down.
  • The candidates can arrange the college preferences by clicking on the button “Choice Rearrange”.
  • Finally, click the “Save” button to save the order of choices.
  • You can also delete your choice by clicking on the “Multiple Deletion” if you find any wrong choice in the selected choices.


Steps-3 JoSSA 2020 Choice Locking Instruction

  • While you going to lock your choices make sure that you choose the better choices for you and set in the preferable order.
  • The choices should in the order of most desired course or college to less desired.
  • You can choose the maximum choices but set in the better order to get your desired course and college.
  • The candidates should check the JoSAA 2020 Mock Seat Allocation result to get an idea of the allotted seat.
  • You can change your choices before the last date and set in your desired order.
  • The candidates should lock their choices before the date given on the web portal.
  • The dates for the JoSAA 2020 Choice filling process will be mentioned on the official web portal and don’t forget to read the instructions and guidelines mentioned over here.


JoSAA Seat Allotment 2020

JoSAA will conduct a centralised counselling process through which the seats will be allocated to the candidates. The JoSAA Seat Allotment 2020 will be done on the basis of rank obtained by the candidates in JEE Main/ Advanced along with their preference of choice filled. 

After the seat is allotted to the candidates, they will have the option to either freeze, float, slide or withdraw their allotted seats. See the below table to understand how these options work:      


 Freeze  If the candidates are satisfied with the colleges/ courses allotted to them, they can accept the allotment and freeze their seats.
 Float  If the candidate wants to keep the seat allotted but also wants to participate in the next round of counselling, he/she can choose the float option. This way, he/she can choose either seat allotted to them.
 Slide  If the candidate is satisfied with the college allotted but wishes to change the course within the same college, then he/she can choose the slide option.


 If the candidate has accepted the allotment but is not satisfied with the seat allotted & doesn’t want to get admission to the college, he/she can withdraw their seats by visiting the institutes.


We also have another relief news for candidates who are going to go through all these procedures. Margdarshan provides free counselling, mentoring & expert guidance regarding admission in best-ranked colleges and universities over India. We provide free choice filling for JosAA and state level engineering colleges. We discern the challenges that the student faces during college counseling. We wanted to pay it forward and help those aspiring to do well in their lives and get into top undergraduate and graduate programs without paying any charges for that.

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