Introduction to JEE Counselling by JoSAA

In this article we try to give a brief introduction to the process of JEE counselling by JoSAA.

JEE (MAIN) and JEE (ADVANCED)

National Institutes of Technology [NITs], Indian Institutes of Information Technology [IIITs] and a few other technical Institutes funded fully or partially by Central or a State government [Other-GFTIs] offer undergraduate academic programs for which admission is on the basis of JEE (Main).

Indian Institutes of Technology [IITs] offer several undergraduate academic programs for which admission is on the basis of JEE (Advanced).

WHO CONDUCTS JEE (MAIN) and JEE (ADVANCED)

The JEE Apex Board conducts JEE (Main). CSAB is an acronym for “Central Seat Allocation Board”. Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India constituted this agency. It is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting admission test for the various undergraduate courses offered by the National Institutes of Technology [NITs],Indian Institutes of Information Technology [IIITs] and a few other technical Institutes funded fully or partially by Central or a State government [Other-GFTIs]. These Institutes are collectively referred to as NIT+ Institutes.

JAB is an acronym for “Joint Admission Board”. The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India constituted the agency. It conducts JEE (Advanced) and is entrusted to frame policies and norms for seat allocation required for admission to the various undergraduate courses offered by the Indian Institutes of Technology [IITs].

JOINT SEAT ALLOCATION BODY

The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India set up The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions for the new academic year. JoSAA consists of representatives from the JAB and CSAB This is constituted for the admission to the undergraduate programmes of the 97 Government Funded Technical Institutions (23 Indian Institute of Technology [IITs], 31 National Institute of Technology [NITs], 23 Indian Institute of Information Technology [IIITs] and 20 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes [Other-GFTIs]).

JoSAA is the only authorised agency responsible for seat allocation. Further, there is a single platform for admission to all the academic programs these Institutes offer.

ELIGIBILITY FOR JOINT SEAT ALLOCATION

Every candidate who satisfies one or more of the following criteria(s) is eligible for participation in joint seat allocation:

  • Qualified in JEE (Advanced) for academic programs [excluding the preparatory courses] at IITs and satisfies the “Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination” criteria.
  • Qualified in JEE (Advanced) for preparatory courses at IITs and satisfies the “Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination” criteria.
  • Secured a rank in JEE (Main) Paper-1 for B.E./B.Tech. programs at NITs, IIITs and Other-GFTIs and must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following: Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject and satisfies the “Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination” criteria.
  • Secured a rank in JEE (Main) Paper-2 for B.Arch./B.Planning programs at NITs, IIITs and Other-GFTIs and must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) examination* with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following: Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject and satisfies the “Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination” criteria

However, merely qualifying in these examinations does not guarantee admission in any of the Institute. In addition, Each institute / academic program has additional eligibility requirements which candidates have to satisfy to get admission.

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  • July 28, 2020 at 9:55 pm
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