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JEE Main Counselling Process 2021

JEE Main Exam Date 2022

EventsFirst Session DatesSecond Session Dates
Release of Notification 4th week of February 2022 4th week of April 2022
Release of Application form 4th week of February 2022 4th week of April 2022
Last date to fill the form 4th week of March 2022 1st week of May 2022
Application correction 4th week of March 2022 1st week of May 2022
Release of admit card 1st week of April 2022 2nd week May 2022
JEE Main exam date 2nd week of April 2022 3rd week May 2022
Display of Answer key 3rd week of April 2022 4th week May 2022
Declaration of Result 3rd week of April 2022 4th week May 2022

JEE Main Counselling Process 2021:

  1. Procedure
  2. Dates
  3. JoSAA Cut Off
  4. Reporting

JoSAA ie The  Joint Seat Allocation Authority  (JoSAA) 2021 was set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD)  to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 114 institutes for the academic year 2021-22 which includes 23 IITs,  31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs and 33 Other Government Funded Technical Institutes ie Other GFTIs. Admission to all these institutes for their academic programs offered by these Institutes are done through a single online platform.

JEE Main Counselling 2021 

JoSAA ie Joint Seat Allocation Authority is the main organising body who is conducting the JEE Main 2021 counselling process. JoSAA  releases all information on their website  has released the 1st mock seat allotment result on October 22 on its official website ie

JEE Main Counselling  Eligibility

Candidates who qualify on the basis of JEE Main result 2021  need to apply for online counselling in order to  get admission in NITs, IITs or GFTIs . The registrations for JEE Main counselling 2021 is open from  16th October,2021 to 25th October,2021. 

Students appearing JEE Main Exam & one the merit lists are published they have to attend JEE Main counselling process organised by JoSAA which include many steps such as registration, choice filling, locking of choices, seat allotment, and payment of seat acceptance fee. JEE Main 2021 counselling process consists of  6 rounds & conducts two rounds of mock seat allotment of  JEE Main before the actual six rounds of JEE Main counselling 2021 to help students understand the process.

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Qualifying Examination

Admitting Institutes

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JEE (Main) 2021 B.E./B.Tech.

NITs, IIEST, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs

JEE (Main) 2021 B.Arch.

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JEE Main Counselling 2021 Schedule Dates



JEE Main counselling 2021 registration and choice filling Starts

October 16, 2021

Display of Mock Seat Allocation Result – 1

October 22, 2021

Display of Mock Seat Allocation Result – 2

October 24, 2021

JEE Main Counselling Registration and Choice Filling Ends

October 25, 2021

JEE Main – Round 1 Seat Allotment

October 27, 2021

JEE Main – Round 2 Seat Allotment

November 1, 2021

JEE Main – Round 3 Seat Allotment

November 6, 2021

JEE Main – Round 4 Seat Allotment

November 10, 2021

JEE Main – Round 5 Seat Allotment

November 14, 2021

JEE Main – Round 6 Seat Allotment

November 18, 2021


JEE Main Counselling 2021 – Process

The most common question in our mind is how jee main counselling is done. Students who are participating in JEE Main counselling have to go through various steps starting from registration to choice filling among others. The detailed of the online counselling step by step procedure or process involved in JEE Main counselling 2021 to help students know the detailed process.

Step 1 –  JEE Main Counselling Registration : Candidates have to register themselves on the official JoSAA website 2021 ie Students have to use their JEE Main Application Form number & password in order to log in to the  JoSAA candidate portal .Once successful login is done, the software automatically fetches the data from JEE Mains 2021 database.The students are required to verify all the details before completing the registration.

Step 2 – Choice Filling : Once the registration is done the candidates will have to fill in their choice of institutes and courses as per their priority. Students can select as many choices as they want which increases the chances of admission.

Step 3 – Mock Seat Allotment and thereby locking of choices : This round is often known as jee mains mock counselling. The JoSAA authorities will also conduct two mock seat allocations to help candidates know their chances of getting a seat into the desired institutes. The mock seat allotment process helps the candidates to understand which seat can be allotted to them as per their choice filling & how to take the fullest advantage on the basis of their preference list. Candidates can change their preferences once they come to know their chances after mock allotment.

Step 4 – Final Seat AllotmentJoSAA will conduct a total of six rounds of seat allotment. The JoSAA seat allotment process are done on the basis of merit, category, selected preferences and availability of seats. All candidates have to pay for the provisional seat allotment if they are allocated any seat & then the candidates will be able to download the provisional seat allotment letter.

What are the options available after JEE Seat Allotment ?

Here you will get to know how to do counselling for jee main.

Every candidate will have 3 options available once they get any seat allotment :

  • FreezeIf any candidate is satisfied with the allotted seat and do not wish to participate in the further rounds of online counselling.
  • Float – If any candidate is satisfied with the seat allotment but would like to be considered for other institute as per choice list during the future rounds of seat allocation.
  • SlideIf any candidate has accepted the seat allotted but is also open for admission into a higher preferred course in the same institute.

Step 5- Payment of Seat Acceptance FeeCandidates who will be allotted seats will have to pay the seat acceptance fee online through net banking. Please note that the seat acceptance fee will vary depending upon the category of the candidate.After accepting the seat, candidates will have to upload the required documents.

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JEE Main Seat Allotment 2021 – Fee Details

After JEE Main Round -1 Counselling and subsequent round if the student gets desire Institute he/she has to pay JEE main counselling registration fees.

JEE main counselling registration fees varies from candidate to candidate. The details is given in the list below-




Rs 20,000

Candidates belonging to other categories

Rs 45,000


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Important FAQs Regarding JEE Main Counselling 2021

Q.Where can I register for JEE Main 2021 Counselling?

Ans: Registrations for the JEE Main admission process will be done online at the official website of JoSAA.

Q.When will JEE Main 2021 counselling begin?

Ans -JEE Main counselling 2021 registration and choice filling Starts from October 16, 2021

Q.How will the seat allotment process be done for JEE Main 2021?

Ans: The eligible candidates have to register for the JEE Mains counselling and select their preferences. After the seat allotment process, candidates can pay their JEE Main counselling fees for acceptance and confirm their admission seats.

Q.What is mock seat allotment?

Ans – Mock seat allotment is a process through which candidates will know the seat allotment so that they can be familiar with the process and choose their preferences in the seat allotment rounds. JoSAA conducts two mock seat allotment rounds.

Q.Is JEE Main counselling fee same for all categories?

Ans –  No, the counselling/seat acceptance fee is different for all the categories. The fee for General candidates is Rs. 45000. While, the fee for SC/ ST/ SC-PwD/ ST-PwD/ GEN-PwD/ OBC-NCL-PwD is Rs. 20,000

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