JoSAA Counselling 2024: Your Pathway to Top Engineering Colleges

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has released the tentative schedule for the JoSAA 2024 counselling process. While the detailed notification is still pending, candidates can now access the tentative schedule on the official JoSAA website at This blog will guide you through the essential dates, eligibility criteria, and steps for the JoSAA 2024 counselling process, ensuring you are well-prepared for this crucial phase of your academic journey.


Important Dates for JoSAA Counselling 2024

Here are the tentative dates for the key events in the JoSAA 2024 counselling process:

Events Important Dates (Tentative)
JEE Main counselling registration and choice filling June 10, 2024 to June 20, 2024
Mock Seat Allotment-1 June 22, 2024
Mock Seat Allotment-2 June 25, 2024
Round 1 Seat Allotment June 27, 2024
Round 1 Document Verification and Reporting June 28, 2024 to July 2, 2024
Round 2 Seat Allotment July 4, 2024
Round 2 Document Verification and Reporting July 5, 2024 to July 9, 2024
Round 3 Seat Allotment July 11, 2024
Round 3 Document Verification and Reporting July 12, 2024 to July 16, 2024
Round 4 Seat Allotment July 18, 2024
Round 4 Document Verification and Reporting July 19, 2024 to July 23, 2024
Round 5 Seat Allotment July 25, 2024
Round 5 Document Verification and Reporting July 26, 2024 to July 30, 2024
Round 6 Seat Allotment August 1, 2024
Round 6 Document Verification and Reporting August 2, 2024 to August 6, 2024

Eligibility Criteria for JoSAA Counselling 2024

To participate in the JoSAA 2024 counselling process, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Qualified JEE Advanced 2024: For academic programs (excluding preparatory courses) at IITs and ISM, candidates must have passed JEE Advanced 2024 and meet the "Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination" criteria.

  2. Qualified JEE Advanced 2024 for Preparatory Courses: Candidates for preparatory courses at IITs and ISM must also meet the "Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination" criteria.

  3. JEE Main 2024 Rank: Candidates must have a rank in JEE Main 2024 Paper-1 for BE/BTech programs at NITs, IIEST, IIITs, and Other-GFTIs. Additionally, they must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) examination* with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with one of Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects, and passed each subject individually.

  4. JEE Main 2024 Rank for BArch/BPlanning: For BArch/BPlanning programs at NITs, IIEST, IIITs, and Other-GFTIs, candidates must have included Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class XII (or equivalent) examination* and passed each subject individually.

JoSAA Counselling Procedure 2024

Step 1: Registration

Log in to the official JoSAA portal using your JEE Main 2024 roll number and password. For those registering for JEE Advanced, use your JEE Advanced password. Confirm your details and note that only contact information can be modified.

Step 2: Fill Choices for Courses and Institutes

After registration, fill in your choices for branches and colleges based on your preferences and qualifications. Arrange them in order of preference by selecting "Arrange Filled Choices."

Step 3: Lock Choices

Once you've filled in your choices, lock them and take a printout for future reference.

Step 4: Seat Allocation

Seats will be allotted based on your rank, choices, and seat availability. Upon seat allocation, you can choose from the following options:

  • Freeze: Accept the seat and do not participate in further rounds.
  • Float: Accept the seat but also consider higher preferences in subsequent rounds.
  • Slide: Accept the seat and consider higher preferences within the same institution in subsequent rounds.

After accepting the allocated seat, pay the seat acceptance fee online or via e-challan.

Step 5: Document Verification

Verify your documents online as per the schedule. Only after successful verification can you report to the allocated institute for final admission.

Step 6: Reporting at the Institute

Report to the allotted institute, pay the remaining fees, and complete other admission-related formalities.


The JoSAA 2024 counselling process is a critical step for students aiming to secure admission in top engineering colleges across India. By understanding the important dates, eligibility criteria, and counselling procedure, candidates can navigate this process smoothly and increase their chances of getting into their preferred institutions. Stay updated with the latest notifications on the official JoSAA website and ensure you meet all deadlines and requirements. Good luck to all aspiring engineers!

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