CSAB NUETCSAB NUET 2018 -Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) will conduct Seat Allotment for candidates on the basis of their All India Ranks (AIR) in JEE Main 2018 belonging to 12 North Eastern States & Union Territories (namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep). As these states and UTs do not have engineering colleges/polytechnics or have lack of facilities for education in specific field of technical education, the Government of India has reserved a few seats in Government and Private Engineering & Technology institutes across various states of India. The seat allotment for CSAB NUET 2018 is expected to be held in 2 rounds with a spot round from the first week of July to the second week of August 2018. CSAB NUET 2018 seat allotment procedure includes online registration, verification of domicile and category certificates by state centres, finalisation of registration, online choice filling, saving and locking, seat allotment, personal reporting to the Reporting Centre with documents and Demand Draft towards counselling fee to be drawn in favour of “MNIT Jaipur CSAB 2018” and personal reporting to the allotted institutes for final admission. To check complete details about CSAB NUET, read through the article below.

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Who is eligible to apply for seats reserved under CSAB NUET 2018?

Candidates belonging to the states of 12 North Eastern States & Union Territories - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep and who have an All India Rank in JEE Main 2018 are eligible to apply for seats in CSAB NUET 2018. This means that candidates from these states can apply but they have to take JEE Main 2018 and have to have a rank in JEE Main.

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Eligibility Criteria for admission to institutes through CSAB NUET 2018 (Round 1 and 2)

For admission to seats reserved at institutes through CSAB NUET 2018, candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2018 only.


Eligibility Criteria for Spot Round:

Last year, MHRD had declared one time relaxation for CSAB-NEUT counselling for Spot Round. According to the relaxed criteria, candidates participating in the Spot Round need to have 45% aggregate marks in class 12th/qualifying exam (40% for SC/ST) for B.Tech admission, while for admission to B.Arch/B.Plan, the candidates need to have 50% aggregate marks.


This one time relaxation may be announced for 2018 too.


CSAB NUET Seat Allotment Important Dates 2018





Online provisional Registration

From first to second week of July 2018


Checking of domicile and category certificates by state centres, Finalization of registration

From first to second week of July 2018


Choice Filling

From second to third week of July 2018


Seat Allotment Round 1

Fourth week of July 2018


Reporting to the reporting centre for round 1 of allotment

Last week of July 2018


Seat Allotment Round 2

First week of August 2018


Reporting to the reporting centre for round 2 of allotment

First week of August 2018


Online Registration and Choice Filling (single combined process) for SPOT Round as

per the relaxed eligibility criteria in 12th Marks

First week of August 2018


Spot Round (to be declared by State Centres (any one day or more than one day as deemed fit by DTEs)

From first to second week of August 2018


Reporting at the admitted institute

Second week of August 2018

CSAB NUET 2018 - Seat Allotment Process

The process of CSAB NUET 2018 seat allotment involves the following stages:

  • Online registration

  • Verification of domicile and category certificates by state centres, finalisation of registration

  • Online choice filling, saving and locking

  • Seat Allotment

  • Personal reporting to Reporting Centre with documents and Demand Draft

  • Personal reporting to the allotted institutes for final admission

Stage 1 - Online Registration:

The first stage for CSAB NUET seat allotment 2018 is to register. They need to login using their JEE Main 2018 Roll Number and password created during JEE Main registration. Candidates must enter the correct data as it will be matched with the data entered during JEE Main application form. 


Stage 2 - Online choice filling, saving and locking

Registered candidates have to fill in their choices of B.Tech branches and institutes in the order of their preference from the second week to the third week of July 2018.

Candidates have to choose branches/institutes from the drop-down list available and opt for as many options as possible.

Note: If candidates choose many options during choice filling, then the chances of getting good branch at a good institutes are higher.

Before locking the choices, candidates can edit, change, rearrange the choices any number of times.

It’s important to lock the selected choices before the last date. In case the candidates fails to lock the choices, then the last saved options will be automatically locked after the deadline.

Important: Saving of a choice is different than Locking of choice. So, candidates must be careful in terms of completing the steps after the LOCK button is clicked. Candidates have to enter the password and confirm the locking.


Printout of Locked Choices

After the choices are locked, a downloadable/printable version of the locked choices along with the terms and conditions will be available. Candidates have to take a printout (hard copy) of the locked choices, sign it and carry it along for reporting at the Reporting Centre.


Combined choice filling for Engineering and Architecture

The facility of combined choice filling for Engineering and Architecture will also be there. Eligible candidates for both Engineering and Architecture streams, will be allocated only one seat (the higher choice) from his/her choice list based on his/her merit. Candidates eligible for combined seat allocation (in both streams) must register once and pay the counselling fee once if seat is allocated to them. They have to fill a single choice list in order of preference covering both Engineering and Architecture streams. They must lock their choices before the scheduled date and time. In case candidates fail to lock their choices, their last saved choices will be locked automatically after the deadline. Candidates must fill as many choices as possible.

For combined choice filling also, candidates have to complete the steps as mentioned above for B.Tech programmes. The process of Choice Locking and printing the locked choices is same as mentioned above. 


Stage 3 - Online Seat Allotment

The choices locked and submitted by the candidates will be processed centrally and candidates will be allotted seats based on their order of merit as per JEE Main All India Rank and the submitted choices. Candidates have to check the seat allotment result online on this page. No candidate will be sent individual seat allotment letters.

Candidates have to download and take printout of the seat allotment letter and visit the reporting centre.


Stage 4 - Personal reporting to Reporting Centre with documents and Demand Draft

After taking the printout of the seat allotment letter, candidates have to personally report to their Home State/UT Reporting Centres with their original documents for verification and a Demand Draft of Rs. 2,000 (counselling fee) drawn in Favour of ‘MNIT Jaipur CSAB 2018’ for taking provisional admission. Candidates must keep in mind to report within the specified time frame given on the allotment letter. Generally the reporting time is from 9 am to 5 pm.

Counselling Fee – Rs. 2000 (non-refundable)

Payment Mode – Demand Draft (DD)


Exercising Options Pertaining to Higher Preference ChoicesFloat, Slide and Freeze Option

Candidates have to exercise one of the following Options when they report to the Reporting Centre during 1st round of reporting:

Option-I (Float): They must choose this option if they want to be considered in the next round for all of their higher preference choices (i.e. even across institutes).

Option-II (Slide): Candidates must go for this option if they want to be considered in the next round for their higher preference choices only within the institute allotted to them.

Option-III (Freeze): Candidates can choose this option if they feel satisfied with the currently allotted seat. Such candidates' higher preference choices will not be considered in the subsequent 2nd round.


Important: Candidates who have chosen Float and Slide options and have got provisional admission letter must keep on tracking the CSAB NUET portal online to check the status/Upgradation of their allotted seat after each round. In case they get a new allotment which is higher in their preference list, then they have to visit the Reporting Centre again with the original provisional admission letter issued earlier at the reporting centre and the new/latest seat allotment letter.


Document Verification

Candidates have to carry the following documents for verification at the time of reporting to the Reporting Centre:

1. Printout of locked choices and terms and conditions duly signed by the candidate

2. Printout of Provisional Allotment Letter

3. Undertaking by the candidate

4. Original documents and a set of photocopy of the following for verification

  • Photo ID proof as per Government of India norms

  • JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

  • JEE Main Score Card 2018 issued by CBSE (downloaded score card is acceptable)

  • Class X (High School) Board Certificate for proof of date of birth

  • Certificate and Marks sheet of qualifying examination

  • Demand Draft of Rs 2000 drawn in favor of ‘MNIT Jaipur CSAB 2018’

  • Category/subcategory/caste/sub-caste certificate (if applicable), issued by the competent authority

  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD) Certificate (if applicable) issued from a duly constituted Medical Board. The certificate should stand valid up to September 15, 2018.

  • Proof of place of examination center of the final examination from the National Open School for candidates having Senior Secondary Certificate (required for determining the 'State of eligibility')

5. One passport size photograph identical to the one pasted on the JEE Main 2018 application form


Note: The original certificates will be returned to the candidates after verification and self-attested photocopies will be kept by the Reporting Centre. If candidates' original certificates are not in English/Hindi, then duly certified Hindi/English version translation of such certificates will be needed at the time of reporting at the Reporting Centre/Allotted Institute.


Important: Non-Creamy Layer OBC Certificate must be issued on or after April 1, 2018. Certificate not issued by a medical board &/or getting expired before September 15, 2018 will not be accepted in any case.


Provisional Admission Letter

After all the formalities at the Reporting Centre, candidates will be allotted Provisional Admission Letter which will carry personal details of the candidate, details of the institute and the allotted B.Tech branch, counselling fee (deposited) details, and the Option (I or II or III) exercised by the candidate for subsequent round of allotment.

Note: Candidates must check all the details on the Provisional Admission Letter and preserve it for future.


Reporting to the Allotted Institute

Finally, after freezing and confirming their final allotment, candidates must visit their allotted institute for admission as per the specified schedule of allotted institute. In case candidates fail to report to the allotted institute within the specified time, then the candidates claim to the allotted seat will be cancelled.


Spot Round

A spot round will be conducted for vacant seats left after round I and round II of seat allotment. The schedule for spot round will be announced by the respective Directorate of Technical Education (DTEs) of the states/UTs. So, candidates must keep on tracking the dates form the respective DTE websites and apply accordingly.


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Disclaimer: The article is written based on last year’s official notification. It will be updated as per this year’s official notification once it’s released.

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