JEE Advanced Counselling 2019

JEE Advanced 2019 Counselling and Seat Allotment by JoSAA

The JEE Advanced counselling for admission to Bachelors and integrated engineering programs in various IITs completes under the guidance of JoSAA every year. This authorised body also overlooks the seat allotment procedure for admitting the qualified candidates to 23 IITs all over India.

All candidates who have qualified JEE Advanced can participate in this common counselling procedure. They need to fill a form mentioning their choices for institutes and the course they desire to pursue. Candidates can enter their choice of preferred course for the current academic year. The IITs provide with a list of courses from which candidates can select their preference during the online process of choice fill-up.

The JEE Advanced counselling procedure for 2019 will be carried out entirely through the online mode. It will follow soon after the results for JEE Advanced are declared.

Once a candidate participates in this counselling, he/she must keep track of JEE Advanced seat allotment as well. It is because the authorised body will not be intimating institute allotment to a candidate through mail or SMS.

Given below are all the necessary details related to this counselling procedure.

JEE Advanced Counselling 2019 – A brief overview

Here are the different factors to consider for participating in the counselling procedure for JEE Advanced.

  • Available seats and programs

  • All 23 IITs that admit qualified candidates for various engineering programs offer 10,988 seats cumulatively. These seats are allocated for different types of programs which have a broad division into programs of 4 & 5 years respectively.

    The seats available for the two are as follows – 

  • • 9,064 seats for 4-year programs

  • • 1,924 seats for 5-year programs

  • Also, these programs have a further bifurcation into different engineering streams from which students can opt for when participating in JEE Advanced counselling. Here’s the division – 

  • • 166 streams for the 4-year courses

  • • 79 streams for the 5-year courses

  • Allocation of seats

  • The total available seats are allocated to candidates of different categories who qualify and participate in JEE Advanced counselling.

    Here’s a detailed list of seats allocated to different categories:

  • • Candidates of general category (Unreserved) – 50.5% of total seats

  • • Candidates of OBC-NCL category – 27% of total seats

  • • Candidates of SC category – 15% of total seats

  • • Candidates of ST category – 7.5% of total seats

  • In addition to this division, those who belong to the People with Disability (PwD) category have 5% of seats allotted to each category separately.

    When participating in the IIT JEE Advanced counselling as per the given category-wise allocation, candidates must keep a few points in mind. Take a look – 

  • a. When considering themselves eligible for seats allotted to OBC-NCL candidates, they must check if they belong to one of the backward classes mentioned in the OBC-NCL list updated last.

  • b. Candidates who belong to the OBC-CL category will be considered as general category candidates for seat allotment of JEE Advanced in 2019.

  • c. A candidate from the SC/ST category will qualify for reservation only if his/her caste/tribe is present in the Central List declared by the Government of India for a given state.

  • The counselling schedule of JEE Advanced (2019)

  • Although JoSAA hasn’t released the 2019 counselling schedule for JEE Advanced yet, candidates can have a fair idea by referring to our tentative schedule. It is reflective of the schedules followed by JoSAA in the past few years.

    The entire counselling procedure is conducted in 7 rounds. The table given below mentions the tentative counselling dates in details.

    Sl. No.ParticularsImportant Dates
    Beginning of registration for JEE Advanced counsellingFrom June 2019 onwards
    Deadline for registration and fill in of final choicesBy the end of week 4, June 2019
    Round 1 of seat allocationJune 2019, week 4
    Seat acceptance reporting of round 1Between June & July 2019
    Round 2 seat allocation4th July 2019
    Seat acceptance reporting for round 2Between 5th and 6th July 2019
    Round 3 of seat allocation July 2019, week 1
    Seat acceptance reporting for round 3July 2019


    The tentative dates for the other 4 rounds cannot be predicted with close accuracy as of now. Candidates must check out the actual JEE Advanced counselling date once JoSAA releases them after result declaration. 

  • Candidates’ eligibility for participating in the counselling

  • On qualifying JEE Advanced, candidates also need to fulfil a few eligibility criteria so that they can participate in JEE Advanced counselling procedure. For 2019, they need to meet the following requirements – 

  • • Aggregate marks obtained by candidates of unreserved category must be at least 75%. For SC/ST/OBC candidates, it must be at least 65%.

  • • A candidate may have failed in one or more than one subject in his/her qualifying exam. If so, he/she must appear for the same in the current year and clear it to be eligible for participating in the counselling procedure.

  • • If the authorised board of qualifying exam assigns only the grades, candidates are advised to approach them for obtaining the aggregate marks secured. If a candidate does not provide the aggregate marks, the JEE Advanced Joint Implementation Committee will take the final decision which cannot be reviewed.

  • • If a board provides scores for both class 11 and 12 separately in the qualifying exam, the marks obtained in 12th will be regarded as valid. If marks provided by the board are an aggregate reflection of marks obtained in both examinations, then that total marks will be considered valid for JEE Advanced counselling.

  • All candidates participating in the counselling procedure, including foreign nationals, must meet follow the criteria mentioned above.

  • Counselling cut off for JEE Advanced

  • Candidates willing to participate in the counselling procedure of 2019 must also qualify for JEE Advanced counselling cut off. It is the specified minimum marks they need to obtain to appear in the merit list declared by NTA. This qualifies them for participating in the counselling.

    The table given below enlists the percentage of minimum marks candidates must obtain both in aggregate and subject-wise based on the category they belong to.

    Sl. No. Rank ListMinimum Aggregate Marks Obtained (in %)Minimum Marks Obtained for Each Subject (in %)
    CRL (Common Rank List)3510
    OBC-NCL31.509
    SC17.505
    ST17.505
    CRL-PwD (Common Rank List for People with Disability)17.505
    OBC-NCL-PwD17.505
    SC-PwD17.505
    ST-PwD17.505
    For preparatory course08.7502.5

    Here, candidates must note that the CRL is indicative of cut off requirement from candidates of unreserved categories. 

  • Recent changes in JEE Advanced counselling

  • The counselling procedure of 2019 saw a significant change. From now on, an eligible candidate who has already been allotted a seat can withdraw it during any of the first six counselling rounds. They cannot do so in the 7th and last counselling round for seat allotment of JEE Advanced 2019.

    The amendment will help the authorised body in reducing the number of unfulfilled seats for all the participating institutes. Also, by the time counselling ends, more and more candidates can be admitted into the IITs.

    Counselling for JEE Advanced – The process

    As mentioned above, the counselling procedure for admission to the IITs in the current session will start from June. Tentatively, the first round of JEE Advanced seat allotment is expected to be conducted on 29th June 2019.

    Participating candidates need to go through a few steps to complete their counselling process in any of the seven rounds. Check them below.

    Step 1 – Registration

    Before the JEE Advanced counselling starts, qualified candidates must register themselves on the online portal for participating. Here, they have to enter essential details like their application number for JEE Advanced, their roll number, date of birth, etc. to obtain their id and password.

    The registration procedure for the same is expected to start in the fourth week of June.

    Step 2 – Filling & locking the choices

    Once the counselling procedure starts, depending on the round they are participating in, candidates will need to fill up the preferred choice of institute, branch and the course. They must also lock these options to finalise their decision.

    However, they have an option to add, delete or edit these options until the 6th round of IIT JEE Advanced counselling. If they do not do so until the 6th round, the filled-in choices will be locked in automatically, and seat allotment will be done on this basis.

    Keep your id and password handy as you would need to log in on the portal to fill in your choices.

    Step 3 – Seat allotment for JEE Advanced

    Seat allotment of JEE Advanced 2019 will be done based on the All India Rankings that candidates secure in the examination and the choices they fill in. The process is carried out depending on three specific categories – 

  • a. Based on the candidates’ date of birth for

  • b. Nationality they belong to

  • c. Disability percentage they have

  • Since seat allotment will not be intimated to candidates personally, they need to check their allotment status after every counselling round completes. They can do so by logging in on JoSAA’s online counselling portal.

    Also, seat allotments are subject to upgradation. Hence, candidates must check their status after every round even after they have already been allotted seats.

    Step 4 – Reporting for college allotment

    After JEE Advanced seat allotment is complete, candidates need to report to the particular Zonal IIT branch for their admission procedure. For this, they must be present in person for verification of documents and payment of admission fees.

    The registration fee for general and OBC candidates is Rs, 60,000. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is Rs. 20,000.
    Candidates whose seats have been upgraded will have to forfeit their seats allotted earlier to accept this upgradation.

    Here, a few points are noteworthy – 

  • • Category certificates submitted by candidates during application will be matched with the original during document verification. Hence, they must bring original certificates with them during this allotment process.

  • • In case any certificate is inappropriate, candidates will be considered from general category. Also, he/she will be subject to qualification as per the cut-off score for JEE Advanced Paper 1 released for general category.

  • Step 5 – Admission on a provisional basis

    At last, the respective institute issues a final letter of allotment and also admits candidates provisionally after document verification and payment of fees. Admission of candidates who do not fulfil the eligibility or provide false information is deemed cancelled.

    Check the documents candidates would require during provisional admission – 

  • • Original admit card of JEE Advanced

  • • JOCSAP’s letter of seat allotment from their website

  • • Duly filled application form (Printed)

  • • Report for medical examination

  • • Proof of birth

  • • Pass certificate & mark sheet of their qualifying exam

  • • Category certificate issued by an authorised body

  • • A foreign national’s photocopy of passport page that has his/her credentials

  • • A demand draft towards fees for registration

  • That’s all with JEE Advanced counselling procedure!

    Get admitted to your dream institute

    Building your dream career is just a step away now. Keep all important dates in mind to make sure that this JEE Advanced counselling process completes smoothly, and you get admission to one of the coveted IITs.

    Refer to this page whenever you have doubts about all dates or procedure to follow. We wish you the best for your bright future!