JoSAA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020 - Candidates who will be appearing for JEE Main and Advanced may have some queries/doubts related to common counselling process, JoSAA 2020. By going through JoSAA 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) candidates can clear all their doubts. The FAQs of JoSAA 2020 carries answers related to eligibility criteria, process to apply, counselling, allotment and more. By going through JoSAA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020 candidates will be able to clear their doubt related to the counselling process. The process of choice filling during counselling is complex, therefore, it is better if candidates gather all the information pertaining to it through Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of JoSSAA 2020 and then move on further. JoSAA 2020 FAQs will be the right companion for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates. Go through the detailed article to check JoSAA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020:

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JoSAA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020

General JoSAA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020

Q - What is JoSAA 2020? Who conducts it?

A - Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is constituted by MHRD to conduct common counselling procedure for allocation of seats on the basis of JEE Main and JEE Advanced ranks. The seats allocated through JoSAA will be at IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs.

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All the JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates will be eligible to register for JoSAA 2020.

Q - Is JoSAA 2020 liable to prepare/announce JEE (Main) 2020 ranks?

A - No, JoSAA is not responsible for preparing or announcing JEE Main 2020 ranks. They are prepared by CBSE.

Q - Is there a possibility of having my name in one or more rank lists?

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A - Yes, it is very much possible to appear in more than one rank list. It depends on your category and physical disability status. It exists along with your performance in the entrance exam, there are chances that you may appear in more than one rank list and a maximum of four rank lists in each of JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams.

Q - What if my class XII scores change upon revaluation and declaration of JEE Main 2020 ranks. Will it affect my rank and seat allocation?

A - No, there will be no change as JEE Main 2019 ranks are not dependent on class XII scores.

Q - What are the various seat quotas of institutes to be considered under JoSAA 2020?

A - JoSAA 2020 will have the following seat quotas:

  • All India Quota: Candidates across the country will be eligible for this seat quota

  • Home State Quota: Candidates who will have their state code of eligibility same as the state/ union territory in which the Institute is located will be eligible for this seat quota

  • Other State Quota: Candidates whose state of eligibility is NOT same as the state/ union territory in which the Institute is located will be considered under this seat quota.
    Q - What is the meaning of CSAB?

A - An agency constituted by MHRD, CSAB or Central Seat Allocation Board will allow admission to various undergraduate programmes as offered by NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. These institutes are collectively referred to as NIT+ Institutes.

Q. I have qualified in JEE Advanced 2020/JEE Main 2020. Is it mandatory to register in JoSAA to get a seat in IITs, NITs, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs?

Ans. Yes. JoSAA 2020 registration and choice filling process is mandatory for any qualified candidate interested in joining any of the IITs, NITs, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs (within the purview of JoSAA 2019).

Q. Can JoSAA prepare / announce JEE Main 2020 ranks?

A. No. JEE Main 2019 ranks are provided by the JEE Apex Board. JoSAA 2020 uses these ranks as such without any further change.

FAQs on JoSAA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Q - Will PIO/ OCI card holders eligible for getting admission through JoSAA?

A - Yes, PIO/ OCI card holders will be eligible for getting admission into NITs/ IIITs/ GFTIs on the basis of their JEE Main 2019 ranks and in IITs based on their JEE Advanced 2020 ranks.

Q - If a candidate is a resident of Bihar and appears for class XII exam in West Bengal, what will be his state code of eligibility?

A - For such a candidate, West Bengal will be his state code of eligibility and not Bihar since he has appeared in his class XII exams from there. The state code is basically on the place from where the candidate has qualified in 10+2 exam and NOT on the native place or the place of residence of the candidate.

FAQs on JoSAA 2020 Application Process

Q - I have appeared in JEE Advanced also? Where should I put the details?

A - Use the JEE Advanced password to register in such a case so your details are captured. Anyway, the registration form does ask for all such details so you won't miss out.

Q - Will I have to pay any fees for registration and filling up choices?

A - No, there will be no fees for registration and filling up of choices.

Q - Will I be allowed to reshuffle the choices at any stage of seat allotment?

A - The reshuffling of choices will only be during the choice filling period before these choices are locked. No candidate will be allowed to reorder the choices selected after the specified time period.

Q - What will happen if I do not lock my choices?

A - Your last saved choices/ preferences will be locked automatically and taken into consideration within the time period specified.

JoSAA 2020 Seat Allocation FAQs

Q. What does Dual Reporting mean?

A - If a candidate has accepted an allotted seat in an NIT+ Institute in round first and then in any subsequent round he or she is being allotted a seat in an IIT, then such a person will have to report to any one of the reporting centers of IITs for verification of documents. Similarly, if a candidate has accepted a seat in any of the IITs in one round and gets allotted in NIT+ institute, then again he/ she will have to report at any one of the NIT+ reporting centre. Otherwise, he/ she will have both the seats forfeited.

Q - How are seats allocated under JoSAA?

A - On the basis of candidates’ JEE Main 2020 ranks for NIT+ institutes, choices filled by them and availability of seats, JoSAA decides upon allocation of seats. For IITs, JEE Advanced 2020 ranks, choices filled by the candidates and availability of seats will be taken into consideration for seats allocation.

Q - Will there be any spot round of allotment?

A - No, the authorities will not conduct any spot round of seat allotment. However, after all the 7 rounds of seat allocation will be held, there will be a special round for NITs + institutes only. This will have new choice filling where all the candidates (including those who are already admitted, non-admitted and those who did not fill choices earlier) will be allowed to fill their choices.

Q - Will candidates be required to report again, if they wish to upgrade?

A - Yes, it is mandatory for candidates to report if the upgradation is from an NIT+ Institute to IIT or vice-versa. If the upgradation is within the same system, they will not have to report again.

Q - Suppose, I have accepted my seat in NIT/ IIIT/ GFTI in round 1; now I got an offer from an IIT in subsequent rounds. What will happen to my previously allotted seat?

A - In this case, your accepted seat in NIT, IIIT or GFTI will be treated as forfeited.

Q - What will happen if there are multiple candidates with the same rank seeking admission to the same academic program?

A - All the candidates will be given equal preference, in such a case. If required, supernumerary seats will be created.

Q - What to do if I do not want to accept the allotted seat?

A - In such a case, you:

  • Should not pay the requisite seat acceptance fee (and not report at the reporting center)

  • Should not report at the Reporting Center, If the seat acceptance fee has already been remitted.

Q - How to pay/ remit seat acceptance fee?

A - You can do that by using an e-challan at any branch of State Bank of India or by paying online using SBI Internet Banking.

Q - What does it mean by terms 'Freeze', 'Float' and 'Slide'?

A - As the seats will be allotted, candidates will have to mandatorily practice any of these three options to be able to retain the allocated seat or opt for a change in the seat as per

preference in any of the institutes or in the same institute in which the seat has been allocated.

  • Freeze: If the candidate is satisfied with the seat allocated and is not interested in participating in further rounds of seat allotment, he or she can accept it. That will be taken as freezing an option.

  • Float: In case, the candidate accepts the offered seat and wants to upgrade to a higher preferred seat it in any other institute, then he/ she will be required to select this option. If they fail to get the higher preferred seat, then they will have to continue with the currently accepted seat. Such candidates will be considered in further rounds of admission.

  • Slide: In case, if candidate accepts the seat offered and wishes to upgrade it to a higher preferred seat within the same institute, then he or she should opt for this.

Q. Can I appear in one or more rank lists?

A. Yes. Depending on your (birth) category and physical disability status and performance in the entrance examination, you may appear in more than one rank list and a maximum of four rank lists in each of JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

This article has been written as per last year’s information. The article will be updated as soon as details are released by the authorities.

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kya fab 2020 ka bna obc (ncl) certificate jee advance 2020 ke liye valid h. please tell.

Anantika Kushwaha 4th Apr, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

No, a OBC-NCL certificate issued before April 1, 2020 is not considered.

A valid OBC-NCL certificate issued on or after 1st April, 2020 should be uploaded for the JEE Advanced 2020 examination in order to avail the category benefits.

i got 97.2% in jee main barch in jan. can you calculate and show me the average chance for which nit i get

Aniket Sharma 4th Apr, 2020

hi Sinan,

For 97.2 percentile your rank should be around 28k or at least in the range of 25k - 30k. If you are a general candidate, for this rank you may not get good NIT, even if you get it you will not get good branch. You need  state quota to get lower branch in topmost NIT. You can get NIT Trichy - Production Engineering(if you have home state quota). NIT Warangal - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Biotech(if you have state quota).   NIT Rourkela - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, Bio Medical Engineering, Bio Technology, Ceramic Engineering(for other state) and if you have home state you can also get chemical and civil also.

NIT Surathkal - Mining, Metallurgical and Materials, Civil Engineering.(if you have home state quota). NIT Allahabad - Biotech(if you have home state quota).

If you want top branches like cse, it , ece, ee then you may get it in lower NITs if you have stae quota for those NITs.

I hope this answer will help!!
All the best for the future!!


I have scored 86 percentile in Jee Jan 2020. I belong to general category.Suggest me some good colleges.

Aman Raj Student Expert 4th Apr, 2020

Hello Zaid

Considering the rank formula, your rank will be around 1.25 Lakh.

So, on the basis of last year cutoffs you can get these colleges:

Silicon,GL Bajaj, Galgotias, LNCT, JECRC, CV Raman(bbsr)




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If one qualifies Jee main , then what to do next?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 4th Apr, 2020

After qualifying JEE mains, you should start preparing for JEE advance.Time is very less for preparation but you should give your best in preparation for advance.Meanwhile you should register in JoSAA counselling where you will be allotted seat in engineering colleges based in your score of JEE mains.

I hope this helps.

I have got 88 percentile in jee January session and is this mark required for attempting jee advance in the total cut off or should I attempt april jee test also and secure good marks

Rahul ke 4th Apr, 2020
Hello Aspirant, Last year JEE Advanced qualifying cutoff for different categories are

General - 89.75

Gen EWS - 78.21

OBC Category - 74.31

SC Candidate - 54.01

ST Candidate - 44.33

PWD Candidate - 0.11

This year also similar trend will occur, the cutoff will be close to this only, it may change 1-2 percentile.So with 88,if you are a General Candidate then you are not eligible for JEE Advanced.So,If you are other than General candidate then you are eligible for JEE Advanced.

More over you should give JEE Main April as your percentile is very low, 88 percentile corresponds to around 1.3 lakhs rank, with this rank you will not get any NIT, so you should try for JEE Main April.
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