Answer: JoSAA is an acronym for “Joint Seat Allocation Authority”. It is constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to oversee joint seat allocation for the IITs and NITs. It consists of representatives from the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2016 (for IITs/ISM) and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) 2016 (for NITs, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs). JoSAA is the ONLY authorized agency responsible for joint seat allocation.
Answer: NO agency other than JoSAA 2016 is responsible for joint seat allocation for IITs/ISM and NIT+ Institutes. Candidates seeking information / assistance from any agency / agent other than JoSAA 2016 shall be doing so at their own risk and cost.
Answer: CSAB is an acronym for “Central Seat Allocation Board”. It is an agency constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It is entrusted with the responsibility of admission for the various undergraduate courses offered by the National Institutes of Technology [NITs], Indian Institutes of Information Technology [IIITs or Triple-I-Ts] 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.
Answer: Candidates qualifying in either one or both JEE (Main) 2016 Paper-1 (B.E. / B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) 2016 Paper-2 (B.Arch. / B. Planning) are eligible for admission to NIT+ Institutes.. However, merely qualifying in these examinations does not guarantee admission in any of the Institute. Each Institute / academic program has additional eligibility requirements which candidates have to satisfy to get admission.
Answer: NO. JEE (Main) 2016 ranks are provided by the JEE Apex Board. JoSAA 2016 uses these ranks as such without any further change. If two or more candidates have the same rank, JoSAA uses them as such and does not apply any tie-breaking rules.
Answer: Yes. JEE Apex Board will announce eight rank lists viz., OPEN or common rank list, OPEN-PwD rank list, OBC-NCL rank list, OBC-NCL-PwD rank list, SC rank list, SC-PwD rank list, ST rank list and ST-PwD rank list. Depending upon your (birth) category and physical disability status and performance in JEE (Main) 2016 / JEE (Advanced) 2016, you may appear in more than one rank list and a maximum of four rank lists.
Answer: You have to approach the JEE Apex Board for the modified JEE (Main) 2016 AIR(s). You will be allocated a seat in subsequent rounds. The allocated seat shall be the same as what you would have got on the basis of revised marks were considered to begin with. This can be a supernumerary seat.
Answer: In the context of seat allocation, “academic program” refers to the combination of academic program and Institute. For example, 4-year B.Tech. program in Biotechnology offered by NIT Calicut is an “academic program”.
Answer: You may visit the JoSAA 2016 web portal https://josaa.nic.in.
Answer: You must order the choices of academic program in the DECREASING order of preferences. The opening and closing ranks of the various programs in 2013 and/or 2014 may be used as a guide to expect one’s chances of securing a seat in an academic program based on your rank.
Answer: Candidates are partitioned based on their nationality, (birth) categories and physical disability status as GEN, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL, OBC-NCL-PwD,SC, SC-PwD, ST, ST-PwD, Foreign.
Answer: JOSAA has the following types of seat quotas:
all candidates are eligible for this seat quota.
only candidates whose State of Eligibility is same as the state / union territory in which the Institute is located are eligible for this seat quota.
Only candidates whose State of Eligibility is NOT the same as the state / union territory in which the Institute is located are eligible for this seat quota.
Each of the above types of seat quotas are further divided into following types of seat categories:
OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, OPEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD and ST-PwD.
Answer: There is only ONE type of seat quota, viz., All India, in IITs/ISM.
Answer: There are two types of seat quotas in NITs. These are Home State quota and Other State quota.
Answer: There is only one type of seat quota, viz., All India, in IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) also.
Answer:Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and IIEST, Shibpur, Dist. Howrah are like NITs and have Home State and Other State quotas. Assam University has All India and Home State quotas. All other GFTIs have only All India quota.
Answer: The candidate’s State code of eligibility will be that of West Bengal and NOT that of Bihar.
Answer: This will be the state from where the candidate appears and passes the Class XII examination. In case of “compartment”, state of eligibility will be based on the state from which the candidate appears for the compartmental examination of NIOS.
Answer: The state code of the candidate will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate.
Answer: It has already been announced; visit www.josaa.nic.in for details.
Answer: NO, JoSAA 2016 is NOT responsible for the seat matrix data. JoSAA 2016 merely allocates seats as per the seat matrix data provided by the participating Institutes.
Answer: Registration and filling-in of choices on the online portal https://josaa.nic.in is free of cost i.e., you do NOT required to make any kind of payment as fee.
Answer: Candidates may edit only gender and state of eligibility. No other personal data can be modified by the candidates; these will be taken from the JEE (Main) 2016 database.
Answer: You can login to the portal https://josaa.nic.in using the JEE (Main) 2016 Roll Number as login ID and date of birth as password. After that you can fill-in your choices.
Answer: Candidates will get a 5-day window to fill-in their choices. This includes one round of mock seat allocation. This 5-day window will not be extended under any circumstance. For admission schedule visit www.josaa.nic.in
Answer: If you do not lock your choices, the last saved choices/preferences will be locked automatically at the conclusion of the time-window for filling-in of choices.
Answer: One MUST “lock” his/her choices. If one does NOT lock own choices, last saved choices will be locked automatically in the last minute of last date of choice filling.
Answer: In fact, the facility to lock the choices is available ONLY after the mock round of seat allocation. After you lock your choices, you will NOT be able to change your choices / preference order.
Answer: NO. You can reshuffle your choices only before you lock the choices. “You must fill and order your choice priority wise carefully”
Answer: JoSAA allocates seats based on candidate’s JEE (Main) 2016 ranks [for NIT+ institutes] or JEE (Advanced) 2016 ranks [for IITs/ISM] in the order of highest to least preference and availability of seats.
Answer: Suppose that, under a particular seat category for an academic program, there are m > 0 seats left to be filled and there aren (m < ) candidates with the same category-wise rank seeking admission to this academic program, then all the n candidates will be offered admission; in this case, there will be (n − m) supernumerary seats.
Answer: Even if a candidate is eligible based on any two or all three examinations, only a single set of academic programs is made available and he/she will be allocated only ONE seat from among his/her choices based on ranks in categories and their applicability in type of examination / institution. Hence, it is important for candidates to carefully prioritize the academic programs while filling-in the choices.
Answer: A candidate who is allotted a seat in an IIT/ISM must report at any one of the reporting centres designated by the JAB [IITs].
A candidate who is allotted a seat in an NIT+ Institute must report at any one of the reporting centre designated by the CSAB.
The list of reporting centres is available on the JoSAA web portal, http://josaa.nic.in
Answer: If a candidate has accepted a seat in an NIT+ Institute in one round, and then in a subsequent round the candidate is allocated a seat in an IIT/ISM, the seat accepted by him/her in the NIT, IIIT (Triple-I-T) or Other-GFTI is treated as forfeited. However, he/she has to report to any one of the reporting center of the IITs. Otherwise he/she has to forfeit both the seats. Note that there is no need to pay seat acceptance fee again; the amount deposited in the earlier round of allotment will be adjusted with the subsequent allotment.
Answer: The seat accepted by you in the NIT, IIIT (Triple-I-T) or Other-GFTI is treated as forfeited. However, you have to report any one of the RC’s of IITs. Otherwise you have to forfeit both the seats.
Answer: No, you have forfeited the seat; in other words, you have neither the NIT / IIIT (Triple-I-T) / Other-GFTI seat accepted nor the IIT / ISM seat allocated in the subsequent round.
Answer: No. You cannot
Answer:At the time of seat acceptance, you have to remit only the seat acceptance fee. It is Rs. 45,000 for GEN, OBC-NCL or Foreign candidates and Rs. 20,000 for SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD or ST-PwD candidates.
Answer:Candidates can remit seat acceptance fee using an e-challan at any branch of State Bank of India [and no other bank].
Answer: NO. There is no need to pay seat acceptance fee again; the amount deposited in the earlier round of allotment will be adjusted with the subsequent allotment.
Answer:Original certificates, along with one photocopy each, of the following:
Answer: NO if the upgradation is from an IIT/ISM to same / another IIT/ISM or if the upgradation is from an NIT+ Institute to the same or different NIT+ Institute.
YES if the upgradation is from an IIT/ISM to an NIT+ Institute or from an NIT+ Institute to an IIT/ISM. THIS IS MANDATORY. ELSE, THE CANDIDATE WILL FORFEIT (LOSE) BOTH THE SEATS (the one allotted earlier and the one allotted in the present round).
Answer: You can reject the allocated seat by
Answer: NO. There is no option to withdraw from seat allocation or to surrender an allocated seat other than by rejecting the seat as mentioned above
Answer: NO. You cannot participate any more in seat allocation for the academic year 2016-17.
Answer: There will be four rounds of seat allotment for NITs/IIITs/GFITs and three for IITs/ISM. The 4th round will be exclusively for preparatory courses at IITs/ISM.
Answer: No, there will be no spot round.
Answer: Once the fourth round of seat allocation and seat acceptance under JoSAA is completed, a separate round of seat allocation for Union Territories will start. The schedule for this round will be announced in due course of time on website www.josaa.nic.in /www.csab.nic.in.
Answer: You can seek refund of seat acceptance fee through the online portal after the completion of the joint seat allocation.