JoSAA 2016 Counselling for admissions to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology+System (NIT+System) is underway. If you are one the candidates participating in JoSAA Counselling in 2016, then it becomes imperative for you to be aware of the counselling process and the steps involved in it. Having this awareness saves your precious time and also prevents you from any trouble or dilemma. NARAYANA ACADEMY brings you frequently asked questions pertaining to JoSAA 2016 Counselling.
Q. How much is the seat acceptance fee and when should I pay it to JoSAA?
A. After filling the choices online, if you are offered a seat in any round of seat allocation, then you have to pay the seat acceptance fee for accepting the seat and report at a reporting centre for document verification. Seat acceptance fee isfor candidates with the category tag GEN, OBC-NCL or Foreign national and for candidates with the category tag SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD or ST-PwD.
Q. Can choices be filled at a reporting centre (RC)?
A. Only document verification and seat acceptance will be done at reporting centres. Candidates were allowed to fill their choices online between June 24 and 29. After that, there is no choice filling or reordering option. All the rounds of JoSAA 2016 seat allotment will be based on these choices only.
Q. Why do I need to report to a reporting center (RC)?
A. If you are offered a seat as per your choice, then you are required to report in person at RC for document verification and seat acceptance.
Q. Can I participate in seat allotment in further rounds without accepting the seat that is offered to me?
A. By not accepting the offered seat, you will be out from JoSAA 2016 seat allotment process. You cannot participate in further rounds.
Q. What are preparatory courses and who is eligible for these courses?
A. A preparatory course is one-year course offered at 22 IITs and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad wherein students are given training in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Language. After successful completion, the students are given admission in the respective courses (B.Tech/BS/etc.) as per their allotment. Only those candidates are eligible for preparatory courses who are in any of the preparatory rank lists of JEE Advanced.
Q. How and when is the preparatory course offered?
A. If SC/ST/PwD seats at IITs are not opted by any of the candidates who are in the rank lists of CRL-Pwd/ OBC-NCL-PwD/SC-Pwd/ST-PwD/SC/ST, then those seats are offered to the candidates who are in preparatory rank list. Candidates of preparatory rank lists have to fill their choices along with all others. The candidates are offered seats as and when there is a vacancy. This is done in every round of JoSAA 2016 seat allotment and there will not be any separate allotment for these courses.
Q. What if I am unable to accept the offered seat at the moment? Can I accept the same seat later?
A. No, you can’t accept the same seat later. For accepting a seat, you have to report in person and accept the seat in the specified seat acceptance period, otherwise you will lose it and you will be out of seat allotment process.
Q. I am from Delhi and I have been offered a seat in IIT Madras. Can I report at the RC at NIT Delhi for accepting the seat?
A. No, you are required to report at any of the 16 reporting centres of IITs if you are offered a seat in an IIT or Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Candidates, who are offered seat in NITs/IIITs/IIESTs/Other-GFTIs, must report at any of the 38 reporting centres of those Institutes.
Q. If I have accepted a seat in an IIT in the previous round, and now it is upgraded to ISM Dhanbad, then do I need to report at a RC for accepting again?
A. If you have accepted a seat in an IIT/ISM Dhanbad and it is upgraded to any of your choices within the same system, then you don’t have to report again at a RC. The same rule goes for NIT+system.
Q. What is dual reporting?
A. If you have accepted a seat in an NIT in the previous round and it is now upgraded to an IIT, then you are required to report at a reporting centre of IITs and accept the seat. If you don’t report again, you will lose both the seats.
Q. Will there be a JoSAA 2016 spot round for admissions to IITs/NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs?
A. No, there will not be any spot round.