As per a CSAB notification, the third round allocation and upgradation will add new candidates to fill all the seats. These new allottees can report at RCs from July 25 to 27.
If some vacancies arise because of non-reporting by third round allottees, those vacancies will be filled in the Spot Round.
Also, the students will be permitted to withdraw from allocation process (with money back facility) during this period. The resulting vacancies will also be filled up during Spot Round.
Registration, choice filling, payment and choice locking for the Spot Round will continue till July 27.
However, candidates who have already been allocated seats during first three main rounds (either retained or rejected the seats) need not go for fresh registration and choice filling.
The candidates who have been allotted seats in the three normal rounds and have accepted them will have a chance for upgradation in the Spot Round if they prefer.
Candidates satisfied with their present seat can say 'No' to spot round in the option form, which will be made available in the CSAB website from July 25 to 27.
Spot round choice filling and payment should be done online in advance, before going to RC for document verification and choice locking.
Spot round choices will also include self financing technical institutes though candidates who are allocated seats in the three main rounds will not be eligible for them.
Candidates who have paid Rs 40,000 online for spot round need not pay again for third round reporting if allocated a seat.
Since third round reporting and spot round choice filling will be done concurrently, the vacancy position will not be displayed during choice filling.
Hence, candidates can fill up choices covering all institutes and branches which are likely to get.
Unlike previous years, spot rounds choices will cover all institutes and all branches to ensure zero merit violation.
The spot round results will be published on July 29 and there shall be no RC reporting for candidates after being allocated seats in Spot Round.
All successful candidates can visit allocated institutes for admission and attending classes.
The entire process may however put a few students in trouble as they may have to shift to institutes of their higher choice after joining one institute.