Josaa 2017 Counselling Registration, Schedule, Dates & Other Important Details

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), constituted by the Ministry of HRD conducts the Joint Seat Allocation for the IIT’s (Indian Institute of Technology), NIT’s (National Institute of Technology), IIIT’s (Indian Institute of Information Technology) and other Government Funded Technology Institutes.

Josaa 2017

The registration process for the 2017-18 academic year commenced from June 15. The last date for online registration and choice filling will end on June 26, 2017 at 05:00 pm. Across 97 institutes, 36,268 seats are available which includes IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs for this academic year. A total of 650 programs are available, including both four-year and five-year courses.

Important Dates of JoSAA 2017 Registration

  • Commencement of Online Registration & Choice Filling           June 15, 2017
  • Display of Mock Seat Allocation – Round 1                                    June 20, 2017
  • Display of Mock Seat Allocation – Round 2                                   June 23, 2017
  • Closing of Registration & Choice Filling                                        June 26, 2017

The official website for Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is

The online registration, choice filling and all other activities related to seat allocation will be done through this website only. An appropriate link for online registration and choice filling is made active from June 15 on 

Who are eligible for Josaa 2017?

A candidate may be eligible for seat allocation based on qualification in either one, two or all three examinations viz., JEE (Advanced) 2017, JEE (Main) 2017 Paper-1 (B.E. / B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) 2017 Paper-2 (B.Arch. /B.Planning). However, merely qualifying in these examinations does not guarantee admission in any of the Institute.Each Institute / academic program has additional eligibility requirements which candidates have to satisfy to get admission. Those qualifying in JEE (Advanced) are eligible for admission to IITs.

It is important for candidates to prioritize the academic programs while filling in the choices as only ONE seat from the choices filled is made available.

Steps to register for JoSAA 2017

Candidates are required to follow the below-mentioned steps for smooth and easy registration of JoSAA 2017.

Step 1 – Registration

Step 2 – Choice Filling

Step 3 – Locking of Choices

  • To register for JoSAA 2017 , login to 
  • To login enter roll number and password JEE Main 2017.
  • All the personal details of the candidate will appear on the screen after entering the JEE Main roll number and password.
  • Check all the mentioned details thoroughly.
  • Change password by answering the security question.
  • Click on submit after making all the required changes.
  • Filling-in of choices on the online portal is free of cost, i.e., candidates are NOT required to pay any fee, the JOSAA 2017 information file says.

Josaa 2017 Seat Allotment

According to the schedule released by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017 on its official website the first round of Seat Allotment will be held on June 28, 2017; whereas the first round reporting for Seat Acceptance should be done from June 29 to July 03, 2017.

Candidates are given a 12 day window to fill-in their choices which includes 2 mock seat allocations on the 6th and 9th day. This 12-day window will not be extended under any circumstance. Candidates should choose as many academic programs as possible in the order of preference and take advantage of the mock seat allocations.

Candidates must “lock” their choices after 2nd mock seat allocation. If they don’t lock their choices, the last saved choice will be locked automatically and No further changes can be made in their preference order.

Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform. This year, an aspirant has to secure 75 per cent marks to be eligible for seat allocation. As there is a significant variation in the percentage marks of toppers among boards, the category-wise top 20 percentile score of successful candidates of each board is used as an alternative for the benefit of the candidates.


Vanshika Bansal

Vanshika is the so-called Chandigarh girl pursuing BBA at University of the Fraser Valley in Canada. She is dedicated, passionate about work and believes in 3 major things - hard work, herself and her dreams. You can write to her at
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