JEE Main Exam

Joint Entrance Examination Main (I) & (II) Exam

JEE Main Selection Procedure

JEE Main will be held twice a year and the responsibility of hosting the exam has been transferred from CBSE to National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates have to qualify with high merit in JEE Main in order to appear for the JEE Advanced. Here, we have explained the JEE Main seat allocation procedure that helps aspirants in understanding the JEE Main selection procedure. 

JEE Main Seat Allocation Procedure

  • The NTA is only an examination conducting body. After the declaration of result, the data is handed over to Centralised Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) or the concerned State government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure. The NTA does not collect the information regarding total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions
  • Before choosing the seats, the candidates are advised to check the seat availability in the particular college, branch, and category
  •  During the online counselling, the candidates are free to change, reorder, delete and add their choices, Once the seat is locked, candidates will not be able to unlock their choices. If a candidate fails to explicitly lock his/her choices by the stipulated time, his/her last saved choices will be automatically locked after this deadline. Candidates are therefore strongly advised to lock their choices themselves
  • Candidates must take a printout of their locked choices. This printout, which will consist of the terms and conditions as agreed by the candidates, has to be signed and submitted at the time of reporting at Reporting Centre/Allotted Institute for admission
  • A registered candidate, who have not filled any choice and/or fail to save them, cannot be considered for seat allotment and admission. However, he/she is permitted to fill choices after the third round for participating in the fourth round. If he/she again fails to fill any choice(s) and/or fail to save them, he/she cannot be considered for seat allotment in the fourth round. However, he/she can be considered for the spot round admission, if they register for it, during the scheduled time
  • If the information submitted by any candidate is found to be fraudulent, incorrect or untrue, the seat allotted (if any) is liable to be cancelled. Moreover, such candidates will no longer be considered eligible for admission and will also be liable for legal action
  • All the candidates who get an allotment and have deposited initial fee will report in person to any one of the Reporting Centers, failing which their seat allotment shall stand cancelled
  • Candidates should produce all the relevant certificates in original for verification, signed a printout of locked choices and provisional allotment letter printed from the website when they report to the Reporting Center. Proof (Print out / SMS / Email) of online payment of an initial fee is to be produced at the time of reporting. The fee can be paid through e-Challan or Debit Card /Credit Card /Net Banking


List of colleges accepting the scores of this exam:

The JEE Main 2019 is expected to be conducted in about 258 test locations including 11 cities outside India.

Almost all the locations will have the facility of CBT & PBT. The comprehensive list of test locations and their codes will be available on the attached file which can be downloaded below.

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