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JEE (Main) 2018 - Counselling Procedure & Schedule ​

National level entrance examination JEE Main was held on April 08, 2018 for paper-based and on April 15 and 16, 2018 for online mode. It was the most important exam for the engineering aspirants which took place in 248 cities across India, and also in 10 cities abroad. This year about 11.50 lack students appeared in the exam. The result is out and the students have got their rank. Now starts the most critical part of the whole process- Counselling. Here is detailed information about JEE Main 2018 Counselling Procedure and schedules.

Although the exact date is not announced, but the counselling for JEE Main 2018 for admissions to 97 participating institutions through the JEE Main and JEE Advance exams will start in June 2018 which will be conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).  IITs, NITs, IIITs, NSITs and other CFTIs include in the list.

Process of Counselling

You are not required to visit physically at some institute for the counselling and the mode of counselling is online only. You will have to visit the official website  https://jeemain.nic.in/ , register yourself and fill up the choice. Following steps are there.

Steps of JEE (Main) 2018 Counselling

  A candidate will have to attend all following steps to get the final allotment confirmation and to get admission in desired college and branch. 

  1. Registration- First of all student will have to register online for this you must go to the official website of JEE Main – https://jeemain.nic.in/ and log in using your JEE Main 2018 Roll Number and password. Read the instruction and hit I Agree button to open the registration form. Fill all the details and submit to confirm registration.
  2. Choice filling- Second step is Choice Filling. Click the ‘Choice Available’ button, Select Institute Type, Institute Name and Academic Program according to your choice. At last click on ‘Choice Filling and Locking’ option.
  3. Choice locking – here you will find ‘Choice Interchange’ button in case you want to make some changes in the sequence of the filled list. Also, a ‘Choice Rearrange’ button is there if you want to change the whole list.
  4. Seat Allotment – based on your category, applicable reservation norms, your choices filled and the vacant seats, JoSAA will allot you the seat. after a few days of counselling, you will be notified by e-mail and SMS regarding the seat allotment.
  5. If you are not satisfied with the colleges allotted, You need to repeat the same procedure to attend another round of counselling. You can change the choice for the next round.
  6. Payment of Fees is next step- in this step you need to pay the acceptance fees to confirm the allotment of seats through the SBI net banking or e-Challan only.
  7. Final Reporting To The Allotted Institute- Finally you should Report at the allocated institution with all the original documents and certificates.

Spot Seat Allotment

Not necessary but a spot round of seat allotment is possible if there are vacant seats after the last regular rounds of counselling. For this round, you don’t have to register again.

If your JEE (Main) rank is not satisfactory

Students who get low scores in JEE can also get admission in major engineering colleges and universities. There are several well-known private colleges and universities recognized by the government in different states of the country, where students can get admission easily by joining the counselling process organized by the state government. Also, they can get seats in many big private universities by joining the university-level counselling process.

It is natural for the parents and the students (who are trying to get admission for the first time) that they do not have adequate and comparative information regarding the level of colleges and universities across the country. Many times in relation to counselling process also they have lack of information.

If your JEE (Main) Rank is Low

In case your JEE (Main) rank is not satisfactory and you need help of an expert, please fill up the form below for a Career Counselling session which can lead you to get admission in Top B.Tech colleges.

List of Documents for Reporting to the Allotted Institute

  • Class 10th marks and certificate.
  • Class 12th Mark Sheet
  • Date of birth proof (10th class mark sheet or birth certificate)
  • JEE Main 2018 Admit Card
  • JEE Main 2018 Score Card
  • Three passport size photographs (uploaded during registration)
  • Photo identity card
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
  • Undertaking by the candidate
  • Medical certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI certificate of PIO card (if applicable)
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment

Important Dates for JEE Main 2018 Counselling

Important Dates
Online registration & filling up of the choicesExpected in July 2018
Locking of ChoicesExpected in July 2018
First round of seat allotmentExpected in July 2018
Initial fee payment as against first round of seat allotmentExpected in July 2018
Second round of seat allotmentExpected in July 2018
Online initial fee payment for 2nd round of seat allotmentExpected in July 2018
Third round of seat allotmentExpected in July 2018
Initial fee payment as against first round of seat allotmentExpected in July 2018
Surrendering of seat at the same center,  who want to go for next round  Expected in July 2018
4th round of seat allotmentExpected in July 2018
Reporting by the candidates against the fourth round of allotmentExpected in July 2018
Internal slidingExpected in July 2018
Spot round for both SFTIs and GFTIsExpected in July 2018
Spot round of seat allotmentExpected in August 2018
Candidates reporting as against spot allotmentExpected in August 2018
Closing of seat allocation processExpected in August 2018

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