JEE Main 2022 Counselling: The Complete Process


JEE Main 2022 Counselling will be conducted jointly by the JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) and CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board). The counselling process will be held in online mode for all the qualified candidates of JEE Main 2022. Only those candidates who have secured a rank in JEE Main exam will be eligible to participate in the counselling process.

JoSAA is responsible for conducting the counselling for admission to IITs, NITs, and IIITs whereas CSAB is in charge of conducting the counselling for other centrally funded technical institutes.

The counselling process of JEE Main will include various steps like:

  1. Registration: Candidates will have to first register themselves online on the official website of JoSAA/CSAB. Make sure to fill in all the required details carefully, especially the correct email id and mobile number as all future correspondence will be made on these platforms only.
  2. Choice filling & locking: After registration, candidates will have to fill in their choices of colleges and courses. They can select as many colleges and courses as they want but make sure to fill in the correct order of preference. Once done, candidates will have to lock their choices.
  3. Seat allocation: After the choice filling process is over, seats will be allotted to the candidates based on their rank in JEE Main, choices filled by them, and availability of seats. In this process, candidates who have higher ranks will be allotted seats first.
    Candidates can check the seat allotment results online. JoSAA conducts up to six rounds of counselling for the NIT+ system. If seats are still vacant, CSAB conducts two special rounds of counselling through its online portal.
    CSAB 2022 has been constituted under the Director of NIT Rourkela. It will also conduct a separate CSAB-Supernumerary round online for admission to supernumerary seats in the NITs of Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
    Similarly, CSAB also conducts separate rounds for candidates of North-Eastern states and Union Territories who are seeking admission to technical institutions approved by AICTE.
  4. Payment of counselling fee: After the seat is allotted, candidates will have to pay the counselling fee online through SBI net banking/ debit card/credit card. The JEE Main 2022 counselling fee for general candidates is ₹ 45,000 while for SC/ST/PwD candidates it is ₹ 20,000 respectively.
  5. Document verification: Candidates who have been allotted a seat will have to report to the reporting centre for document verification. Candidates will have to carry all the original documents along with them for verification. The following documents will be required at the time of document verification:
  • Admit Card of JEE Main 2022
  • Score Card of JEE Main 2022
  • Class 10th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo ID proof (Aadhaar Card/Driving License/Passport/Voter ID etc.)
  • Payment receipt of counselling fee
  • Printout of choice filling
    After the document verification process is completed, candidates will have to report to the allotted institute for admission. Candidates are advised to check the admission criteria of the respective institute before proceeding for admission.
  1. Reporting to the allotted college: On the first day of reporting, candidates will have to carry the following documents with them:
  • Printout of final seat allotment letter
  • Admit Card of JEE Main 2022
  • Score Card of JEE Main 2022
  • Class 10th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo ID proof (Aadhaar Card/Driving License/Passport/Voter ID etc.)
  • Payment receipt of counselling fee
  • Printout of choice filling
  • Original documents for verification
  • One set of photocopies of all the above-mentioned documents

Carrying all the papers with you will make it easier for the verification process and also help in a smooth admission procedure.

Candidates will also have to pay the admission fee online. After the admission formalities are completed, candidates will be allotted a hostel room (if available).


What to do if you are not allotted a seat in Round 1?


If you are not allotted a seat in Round 1, you can either participate in the next rounds or withdraw your participation.

If you want to participate in the next round:

  • You will have to log in to your account and fill in your choices again.
  • Make sure to fill in the choices carefully as you will not be able to change them later.
  • You can fill in as many choices as you want.
  • Your chances of getting a seat will increase if you fill in more choices.
  • If you are allotted a seat in Round 2, your name will be removed from the Round 1 list and you will not be considered for further rounds.

If you want to withdraw your participation:

  • You can withdraw your participation by login into your account and clicking on the ‘Withdraw Participation’ button.
  • After you have withdrawn your participation, you will not be considered for further rounds of counselling.
  • You can participate in the next year’s counselling process by registering again.


How to survive the first month of engineering college?


The first month in the engineering college can be tough for some students as they have to get used to the new environment and the coursework. Here are some tips to help you survive the first month of engineering college:


  • Make friends with your classmates: This will help you feel more comfortable in your new environment and also make it easier to adjust to the new surroundings. If you are stepping out of home for the first time and not comfortable around people, make sure to reach out to your seniors or the college counsellor for help.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities: This will help you take a break from your studies and also meet new people. At the tertiary education level, you will find many opportunities to explore your interests and develop new skills. Engineering colleges have been traditionally known for their rigorous academic curriculum. However, with the changing times, colleges are now encouraging students to get involved in extracurricular activities and clubs. This will help you develop a well-rounded personality and also make new friends.
  • Attend all the classes: This will help you get a better understanding of the coursework and also make it easier to catch up if you fall behind. Some students have been toppers all their lives. When they meet better students and competition gets tough, they start losing confidence.
    On the other side of the spectrum are students who might not be good in English or have always been backbenchers. Thankfully, engineering institutes are great equalizers. Everyone gets a fresh slate in college. No matter what your grades were in the 12th standard or how good you were in English, if you attend all the classes and put in the effort, you will definitely do well in your engineering course.

  • Manage your time wisely: This is one of the most important tips for surviving the first month of engineering college. There will be many things vying for your attention – classes, extracurricular activities, socializing, etc. It is important to manage your time wisely and not get overwhelmed. Make a schedule for yourself and stick to it. This will help you stay on top of things and also allow you some time to relax.
  • Take advantage of the resources available: There are many resources available to help you with your studies, so make sure to take advantage of them. Most NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs offer scholarships, which can help you with the financial burden of your education. There are also many tutoring and mentorship programs available, which can help you improve your grades and understanding of the concepts.


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