Thursday, 25 June 2015

JoSAA Counselling : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) : Part 2

This article is a continuation to the first part : JoSAA Counselling : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) : Part 1.

6. I have a sixth subject in board exams in which my marks is better than that in English, Physics and Mathematics. Will it replace any of these subjects in normalization?

No. The sixth subject cannot replace any of the language, Physics or Mathematics even if the marks are better than the former.

6A. I have sent my papers for re-evaluation. The marks has changed. How can I get a new rank on the basis of my new marks?

Contact the Joint Apex Board immediately. You will be allocated a seat in subsequent rounds. The allocated seat shall be the same as what you would have got on the basis of revised marks were considered to begin with. This can be a supernumerary seat.


7. I belong to OBC-NCL/SC/ST category. However I registered for exam as General candidate. I have a caste certificate now. Can I change my caste before counselling?

No. You cannot. The Common Merit List and Category Rank List would be created before counselling itself and you won't get a category rank if you are registered as a general candidate.

8. I have got a category rank and a common rank? Which will be considered for counselling?

First the category rank will be considered for seat allocation. If a seat is not allotted then only the common rank will be considered.

9. What are the institutes that are participating in JoSAA counselling?

The IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFITs are listed under JoSAA. A total of 87 institutes are listed. For the complete list you may refer to http://josaa.nic.in/seatinfo/root/InstituteView.aspx.

9A. I want to take admission in DTU/NSIT/IIIT-D. How can I proceed?

DTU (Delhi Technical University), NSIT (Netaji Subhash Institute of technology) and IIIT-D(Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi) are not listed under JoSAA. A different body called JAC, Delhi conducts counselling for these institutes based on JEE Main Rank itself.


10. What do you mean by Home State?

The State from which the candidate has appeared for his/her class 12 examination is considered as the home state. The state code of eligibility does NOT depend upon the native place or the place of residence of the candidate.

11. What is the use of Home State Quota?

Home State quota is applicable to those institutes located in your own state. Under HS, the cutoffs are low, i.e a high-ranked candidate ineligible under All India Quota may be eligible under HS quota.

12. What will be the state code of the candidate who passes Class XII examination from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)?

This will be the state from where the candidate appears and passes the Class XII examination. In case of “compartment”, state of eligibility will be based on the state from which the candidate appears for the compartmental examination of NIOS.

13. What is the state code for Indian nationals passing the class XII from abroad (includes Nepal/Bhutan)?

The state code of the candidate will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate.


14.  What types of seat quotas are available for admission into IITs/ISM?

There is only ONE type of seat quota, viz., All India, in IITs/ISM.

15. What types of seat quotas are available for admission into NITs and GFITs?

There are two types of seat quotas in NITs. These are Home State quota and Other State quota.

16. What types of seat quotas are available for admission into IIITs (Triple-I-Ts)?

There is only ONE type of seat quota, viz., All India.

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