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JoSAA Counseling 2024 FAQ: One mistake can take away your seat, understand the rules of Josaa counseling through 11 questions and answers


JoSAA Counseling Details in Hindi: After JEE result, JoSAA Counseling 2024 has started for IIT Admission 2024, NIT Admission 2024, Triple IT Admission 2024 and other BE, B.Tech Admission 2024. This is a very important process. Because a mistake in this can be very costly. Therefore, it is important that you understand the rules of JoSAA counseling (JoSAA Business Rule) well. Here 11 questions and their answers will clear many of your confusions.

JoSAA Counselling Rules 2024 (11)

JoSAA Counselling 2024 Rules

JoSAA Counselling 2024 Rules

Question 1: I have cleared JEE Advanced 2024 and want to take admission in an IIT. Do I need to register on the JoSAA portal?
Answer: Yes. It is mandatory to register on josaa.nic.in 2024 for admission to seats allotted through JoSAA 2024 in any IIT, NIT, IIEST, IIIT (Triple IT) and other GFTIs. Details can be seen in JoSAA Rule Clause 1. (Photo- Pexels)

JoSAA Business Rules 2024

JoSAA Business Rules 2024

Question 2: I have locked my choice, but now I want to change it. Is this allowed?
Answer: If you wish to edit your choice list after JoSAA Choice Locking but before the choice filling deadline, you can do so by first submitting a request for unlocking in the JoSAA website. See JoSAA Counselling Rule Clause 40 for details. (Photo- Pexels)

Josaa Choice Filling Guide

Josaa Choice Filling Guide

Question 3: JoSAA Choice Filling Last Date is over. Can I make any changes in my choice list now?
Answer: No. You will not be allowed to edit your Choice List after the choice filling deadline. That is, you cannot change the order of your choices. Or you cannot add or delete any other course in the choice list after the deadline. (Photo- Pexels)

josaa counselling rules

josaa counselling rules

Question 4: I have saved my final filled choice list, but I forgot to lock it. Now the choice filling deadline is over and I cannot make any further changes. Will this affect the list of choices that will be considered for allocating me a seat during JoSAA counselling?
Answer: If you do not lock your choices, the last saved choices will be automatically locked after the choice filling deadline expires. Seat allocation in JoSAA counseling will be done on this basis. (Photo- Pexels)

josaa choice locking

josaa choice locking

Question 5: I have got a seat in the first round of JoSAA Counselling but I am not interested in it. I want to wait for the next round to get a better seat. Do I need to do anything in this round?
Answer: After getting a seat in any round of JoSAA, you will have to complete certain steps for online reporting which include (i) seat acceptance, (ii) document upload and (iii) seat acceptance fee payment. You will have to accept the seat and select Float/Slide option if you wish to be considered for a high priority institute/high priority seat within the allotted institute in the subsequent rounds (except the final round). If you fail to complete any of the three steps of online reporting for seat acceptance, your allotted seat will be cancelled and you will not be able to participate in the seat allocation process anymore. (Photo- Pexels)

JoSAA Freeze, Float, Slide Options

JoSAA Freeze, Float, Slide Options

Question 6: I was allotted a seat in one of the previous JoSAA rounds and now I have got another seat with higher priority in my choice list. Can I go back to the seat allotted in the previous round?
Ans: No. Once you are allotted a higher preference seat based on your float/slide option, your accepted seat from the previous round will be automatically cancelled and you cannot get the previously allotted seat. (Photo- Pexels)

JoSAA 2024 Counselling Rules

JoSAA 2024 Counselling Rules

Question 7: I have got my preferred seat and I am satisfied with it. Should I participate in the further seat allocation process?
Answer: No. If you are happy with the allotted seat and do not wish to participate in further seat allocation process, select “Freeze” option while accepting the seat and complete all the three steps of the online reporting process. Please refer to section 48 of JoSAA Business Rules for more details. (Photo- Pexels)

JoSAA Seat Allotment

JoSAA Seat Allotment

Question 8: I have got a seat but I want to wait for a better option. What should I do to participate in the further seat allocation process?
Answer: If you have accepted a seat but still expect to get a better seat in any institute of your choice, then you must choose the “Float” option. If you are allotted a higher priority seat in any subsequent JoSAA round, then your previously accepted seat will automatically get cancelled and you will have to accept the newly allotted seat. If you do not get a higher priority seat in any subsequent round, then you will continue with the previously accepted seat. If you continue with the “Float” option, then you will also be considered for seat allotment in any institute of your choice in subsequent rounds. (Photo- Pexels)

JoSAA Counselling 2024 News

JoSAA Counselling 2024 News

Question 9: I have got a seat in one round and I have accepted it. But I hope that I will get a better seat as per my choice in the same institute in the next round of JoSAA. So what should I do to appear in the next round?
Answer: If you have accepted a seat in a round but wish to get a better seat as per your choice in the same institute, then you have to choose the Slide option. If you get a better seat as per your choice in any subsequent round, then your previously accepted seat will automatically be cancelled and you will have to accept the newly allotted seat. If you do not get a better seat in any subsequent round, then you will continue with the previously accepted seat. Also, if you choose the Slide option, you may be selected for seat allotment in the subsequent rounds in the same institute. (Photo- Pexels)

B.Tech Admission 2024 Counselling

B.Tech Admission 2024 Counselling

Question 10: I got a seat in a previous round and I opted for Float/Slide in the subsequent rounds for that particular academic programme. But now I do not want to participate in the further seat allocation process. Can I change my option from Float/Slide to Freeze?
Answer: Except for the last round, you can convert Float to Slide/Freeze and Slide to Freeze on the online portal. For more details, see Clause 48 to 50 of JoSAA Business Rules 2024. (Photo- Pexels)

IIT NIT Admission 2024 Rules

IIT NIT Admission 2024 Rules

Question 11: I got a seat in a previous round and I opted for freeze in the next round for that programme. Can you change your option to float/slide now?
Answer: No. If you choose the Freeze option while accepting the allotted seat, you cannot change it to Float/Slide later. Also, as long as your accepted seat is allotted, you will not be selected for seat allotment in further rounds (if any) of JoSAA. (Photo- Pexels)

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