6 important FAQs on JoSAA counselling

When it comes to getting enrolled in one of the best universities in India, there is no denying the fact that JoSAA counselling is one of the most important steps to consider. If you have recently completed your higher secondary or undergraduate studies and are aiming for one of the best institutes in India, you may be new to JoSAA counselling.

Similar to many fresh high schoolers and graduates, you may have several confusions regarding JoSAA and its counselling. But do not worry as we have covered all the common and important FAQs on JoSAA. Check them out below: 

1. What is JoSAA counselling?

In simple terms, this counselling is pre-admission counselling held by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority. At the very core, the counselling process is essentially designed to offer admission to some of the best institutes in India, including Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs), and Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

2. Is JoSAA right for the Universal Technical Institute?

No, JoSAA counselling is not the right option for getting admission to the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) or any other international institute located outside of India. This mainly has got to do with the fact that the Indian education department has designed the JoSAA counselling exclusively for allocating admissions to premier government institutes in India. 

3. How many institutes does the JoSAA counselling allocate admissions to?

The JoSAA counselling usually allocates admissions to up to 107 institutes. In most cases, the counselling allocates 28 admissions for GFTIs (Government funded technical institutes), 25 admissions to (IIITs) Indian Institute of Information Technology, 31 admissions to (NITs) National Institute of Technology, and 23 admissions to (IITs) Indian Institute of Technology.  

4. What are the fees for JoSAA counselling?

Based on merit, students are offered admission during the seat allocation process. For normal students, the fee for counselling is INR 35,000. Similar to other exams and counselling, the fee is lowered to INR 50,000 for reserved candidates, including scheduled tribe candidates, scheduled caste candidates, and physical disability candidates.

5. Is JoSAA counselling held every year?

Yes, JoSAA counselling is held every year. This mainly has got to do with the fact that admissions to Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs), and Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) are held every year. 

6. Is late registration accepted for counselling?

No, the registration dates and all the details are forwarded several months prior and therefore late registration is not accepted for JoSAA.