IIT Bombay releases important points for JoSAA

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Mumbai: In the past few years, several students have lost an opportunity to join top engineering colleges of the country just because they failed to completely understand how the admission process works. From not sharing your login id and password to keeping track of the schedule, from moving forward in the online admission process to paying the fees. The Organizing Chairman of JEE (Advanced), Suryanarayana Doolla who is also a member of the JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) committee shared important pointers pertaining to these aspects.
IIT Bombay has released some important points for JoSAA
It is very important to note that the seat allocation process of IITs and NIT+ system (NIT+ system includes NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and IISET) is a complete online system with no manual intervention except for certificate verification, which is also online.
· Your future – Be responsible for the choices you make
o The candidate is solely responsible for any changes made in the portal in their account
o There were incidents where candidate(s) shared the login credentials with friends/parents/relatives etc and they altered the choices leading to candidate not getting the seat he/she deserves.
· Upload valid certificates at the time of registration
o Keep the pdf version of all your certificates ready and upload them at the time of registration for the seat allocation process.
o These are the same/updated version of the certificates you may have uploaded during the registration for JEE (Main)/JEE (Advanced)
o In case of OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates, the valid certificate issued must be on/after April 01, 2022.
o Submission of invalid certificates shall lead to cancellation of the allotted seat.
· DO NOT SHARE your login credentials
o Do not share your user-id and password with anyone
o Keep your mobile number handy. The mobile number you have used for JEE (Main) registration will be useful for generation of OTP for resetting the password, change of choices, etc.
· Keep track of the schedule of seat allocation on the JoSAA website
o It is important that the candidates familiarize themselves with the schedule posted on the official JoSAA website.
o Don’t forget to check the status of seat allocation immediately after each round.
o If you notice any discrepancy, bring it to the notice of authorities by sending email to [email protected] immediately
· How to accept an allotted seat?
o Choose an option (Freeze/Float/Slide)
o Upload the certificates
o Pay the fee
o Report online and respond to queries in a timely manner
· Choose an option [Freeze/Float/Slide]
o Understand these terms carefully.
o Freeze: Use this option if you are happy with the both the institute AND the academic program that has been allotted to you.
o Float: Use this option if you want to move to a different institute and/or program from your list (only higher preference).
o Slide: Use this option if you are happy with the Institute you have been offered a seat and hopeful to get a better seat within the same institute.
o Whenever a seat is allotted, you MUST pick one of the options i.e., Freeze/Float/Slide. If you do not pick one of these options it means you are rejecting the offered seat and you will be out of the counselling process in the subsequent rounds.
o It is your responsibility to check the status of seat allocation at the beginning of each round and choose the appropriate options (as above).
· Pay the fee
o Pay the necessary seat acceptance fee as published in the JoSAA website immediately.
o If you fail to make the fee payment, for whatever may be the reason, your seat will be cancelled and allotted to another candidate in the next round as per the merit.
o Do not wait until the last minute to make the fee payment.
o JoSAA shall not take any responsibility for delay in payments by banks or technical glitches on the banks side.
· Online Certificate Verification (online reporting)
o Once you choose an option, upload the certificates and pay the seat acceptance fee, your application will be sent to a reporting officer of the Institute where you have been offered the admission i.e., provisional seat allocation.
o The officer looks at all the documents you submitted and raises a query, if there is any discrepancy.
§ It is important that you keep checking your email and the JoSAA portal regularly for any such queries.
§ You must respond promptly before the reporting period ends.
§ If you fail to respond to queries and/or do not submit the required documents, then he/she will cancel the allotted seat.
· Withdraw/exit
o If you are not allotted a seat, you can exit the seat allocation process by choosing this option.
o If you are allotted a seat and you want to withdraw then you can exercise this option. If choose this option, then

  • Seat allotted to you will be cancelled
  • You will be out of the counselling process
  • Seat acceptance fee will be refunded after deducting the processing fee as given in the Business Rules of JoSAA 2022

o There is no exit/withdraw option in the last round of seat allocation
“Most Important : Read the JoSAA Business Rules Document available on the JoSAA portal”



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