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JoSAA Counselling 2022 - Mistakes To Avoid

By Puja RoyOctober 02, 2022
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Finally, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is conducting the JEE Main and Advanced 2022 counselling process for the students to get admission to NIT, IIITs, and other GFTIs. The counselling authorities started the registration on September 12, 2022, in online mode. The JEE exam qualified and eligible students must complete the JEE 2022 Counselling registration process and fill their choices of courses and colleges within the specified period. 

The JoSAA authorities are conducting the counselling process in a few steps such as registration, choice filling, locking of choices, seat allotment, and seat acceptance fee payment. There will be two rounds of mock seat allotment also to help students understand the process. So, interested candidates will have to complete the JoSAA 2022 registration process to be eligible to enrol in the counselling for further JEE admissions

But unfortunately, many students lose their chances of securing admission to the top engineering colleges as they aren’t fully aware of the admission process. There are a few things that need to be kept in mind. Take a look.
Mistakes to Avoid in JEE Seat Counselling
Also Read: What After JEE Advanced 2022 Results? Find Out How to Get Admission

JoSAA Counselling 2022 - What to Do After Seat Allotment?

  • First of all, whenever a seat is allotted, carefully choose an option. If you fail to do this, you will be deemed to have relinquished/given up the seat.

  • Secondly, you must pay the described fees on the website on time. Failing to do so will result in seat cancellation. After paying the fee, your application will be sent to the reporting officer of the institute where you have been offered admission.

  • If any type of discrepancy is found, the reporting officer may raise a query. So you should regularly check your email and the JoSAA portal to find such queries. Also, if there is any, respond quickly within the specified period. 

Fully Online Process

All the students should carefully note that the seat allotment in IITs and NITs is completely online-based without any type of manual intervention except for certificate verification.

JoSAA Counselling Mistakes That You Should Not Commit

JoSAA administers the counselling and seat allotment process after the JEE Advanced results declaration for the eligible candidates. Though it is not supposed to be the most daunting part of the JEE examination, still a few students couldn’t cash this opportunity and end up losing admission to prestigious engineering colleges. 

It can be a heartbreaking situation for a student who has qualified for the JEE Advanced exam 2022. To help you out here, we have listed down a few mistakes that candidates need to avoid. Take a look.

1. Filling As Many Choices As You Can

This is the most common JEE seat counselling mistake that many students commit. They go on adding one combination (course and institute) after another without giving it too much thought in terms of their preference. But this is completely wrong. 

Every candidate is required to figure out their top priority in terms of courses and institute. It is because most of the time the choice or combination listed at the top will be selected by default by the candidate, even if they want something else. To avoid this, it is advisable to make a list of combinations and cross-check which is right. 

2. Not Knowing What Freeze, Float, and Slide Mean

When the candidates are offered a seat during the counselling, they are required to select from three choices – freeze, float, and slide. Sometimes the candidates are unsure of which one is what and face a state of confusion. It often ends up taking an uninformed decision. So, the candidates must know what these three choices are all about. Below is the explanation.

  • Freeze - If a candidate is offered a seat and chooses this option, it means that he/she is satisfied with both the institute and the course offered to you. Therefore, they are no longer considered for the next rounds. The seat will be locked, i.e., reserved in your name. You should use this option only if you are happy with the seat allotted to you.

  • Slide - By opting this option means that you accept the seat but leave the option open for upgradation to an academic program of higher reference, within the same institute.

  • Float - If you choose this option, it means you accept the seat but also leave the option of upgrading open. The basic difference between the Slide and Float is that the Float option allows you to upgrade to a higher preferred academic program in any institute. 

3. Filling Choices You Aren’t Interested In

This mistake is somehow like the first mistake that needs to be avoided. Many students make this mistake often and fill in the choices that they don’t have any interest in. Also, some candidates like filling in one or two options carefully and don’t pay attention to the next couple of choices. They ignore their priority since there are a plethora of engineering disciplines offered. So, all the JEE candidates must consider the academic program plus IIT combination. 

4. Filling Only a Handful of Choices

When a candidate is asked to fill choices, he/she is recommended to fill at least around 50 odd combinations, in case the candidate is ranked within the top 100 or 200. Even in the case of top-ranked candidates, it is advisable to fill as many options as they can. 

5. Not Considering Cutoff Trends of Previous Year

Going through the cutoff trends of JEE's previous year would help candidates get an idea about the counselling process. It would allow them to compare the category-wise openings and closing ranks for a variety of engineering branches and institutes. They will get to know about the course and institute higher in demand and have a stagnant cutoff. 

6. Not Locking the Choices

Most students make this mistake. They often successfully fill the choices but forget to lock them with a perspective of making modifications later. In case of failing to lock the choices, the system automatically locks the last saved choices and seat allotment takes place based on those choices which were not the actual preferences of the candidates. 

7. Reporting at the Wrong Institute in Case of Dual Reporting

Let’s understand this through an example. A candidate has chosen the Float option and is offered a seat in NIT in one round while later upgraded to an IIT in a subsequent round. So, the candidates must report again for document verification at the IIT, not at NIT. In this case, the wrong reporting would cost both the seats offered to candidates in NIT as well as IIT.

Wrapping Up

By avoiding all the above-mentioned listed mistakes while taking JEE counselling, the candidates can increase their chances of securing the desired admission. So follow these points and stay confident and positive during JoSAA counselling.

Last updated date: 30th Sep 2023
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FAQs on JoSAA Counselling 2022 - Mistakes To Avoid

1. How many rounds of JEE Advanced 2022 counselling will be conducted?

There will be six rounds conducted by the authorities for JEE counselling and seat allotment in 2022.

2. When are the registrations getting started for JoSAA counselling?

The counselling process registration for JoSAA is scheduled to begin on 12th September for the year 2022. 

3. What is the JEE Advanced counselling fee?

There is no JEE Advanced counselling fee.

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