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Frequently Asked Questions

Joint Seat Allocation

In the third (3rd) round of seat acceptance during 19-21 July, 2015, if candidates come for "freezing" from "float" and "slide" options to retain IIT seats, they will be allowed to do so until 21 July 2015, 5:00 pm.  Those Candidates who had given NITs, IIITs or Other-GFTs as higher CHOICES than IITs but have an IIT seat allotted in the third (3rd) round and want to retain it (IIT seat) MUST go physically to any of the reporting IITs and FREEZE the IIT seat. Otherwise, candidates may be upgraded to other than IIT seat in the fourth round (that means they lose the IIT seat) which is exclusively for NON-IITs except Preparatory Candidates. However, if candidates with only IITs as higher choices and obtained an IIT seat in third (3rd) round come for freezing (which is optional form them, without reporting also it gets automatically FREEZE on 21st July, because they don't have any other NON-IITs option in the higher choices than the obatained one), zonal IITs may accept and do it so that the candidates can also print their "PROVISIONAL ADMISSION LETTER" now itself without waiting until the completion of the third (3rd) round.

After allotment of a seat at any IITs-ISM, candidate MUST GO PHYSICALLY to any one of the Reporting Centres (any one of the seven zonal IITs, viz., IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee) alongwith the following documents,

  1. One copy of Provisional Seat Allocation letter [to be downloaded from the JoSAA portal].
  2. Original receipt of proof of payment for seat acceptance fee of Rs.45,000 (for GEN, OBC-NCL and Foreign) OR Rs.20,000 (for SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD) in State Bank of India using E-Challan [to be downloaded from the JoSAA portal].
  3. Filled-up Undertaking by the candidate [as per Annexure 9 given in JoSAA website].
  4. Duly certified original medical report [as per Annexure 8 given in JoSAA website].
  5. Two Passport size photographs of the candidate.
  6. Original and one photocopy of Admit Card of JEE (Advanced) 2015.
  7. Original and one attested photocopy of Birth certificate or equivalent original certificate as proof of date of birth.
  8. Original and one attested photocopy of Certificate as proof of Name [to tally with the entry in JoSAA database] (example: Marksheet or Certificate of Xth Exam).
  9. Original and one attested photocopy of Category (SC / ST) certificate, if applicable, in the format given in JoSAA website (Issued by competent authority).
  10. Original and one attested photocopy of Certificate of category of OBC-NCL (central list of NCBC), if applicable, is to be issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format given in JoSAA website and should clearly mention that the candidate belongs to Non Creamy Layer. The certificate should have been issued after 1st June, 2014.
  11. Original and one attested photocopy of valid Disability certificate (if applicable) for PwD candidates.
  12. Original and one photocopy of valid Nationality certificate/document/passport (if applicable) for candidates with nationality as Foreign, OCI and PIO card holders.
  13. Original and one photocopy of valid Class XII marks sheet.

 Along with above original certificates, candidates are advised to bring the following,a. Printout of locked choices and terms and conditions taken from the JoSAA website and duly signed by the candidate.b. One set of self-attested copies of all the documents listed above. The originals will be returned after verification and self-attested copies will be retained by the Reporting Centre.

Ans: YES. At   the   time   of   seat   acceptance, you have to remit (by E-challan mode of payment at State Bank of India, any brach) seat acceptance fee.  This fee amount is Indian rupees Rs. 45,000  (Rupees Forty five thousand only) for  GEN, OBC-NCL or Foreign candidates and Indian rupees Rs. 20,000 (Rupees Twenty thousand only) for SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD or ST-PwD candidates. This seat acceptance fee will be adjusted against the admission fee of the admitting institute. If you do not pay seat acceptance fee, the seat allotted to you will be cancelled. Proof in the form of ORIGINAL E-challan counterfoil stamped by bank (SBI any branch) need to be produced at the Reporting Centre (RC) at the time of seat acceptance.

Ans.These three options allow a candidate to either retain the seat allocated or to opt for a change in seat as per candidate's preference in any of the institutes or in the same institute in which the seat is allocated.

(1) Freezing: Candidates  accept  the  offered  seat  and  indicate  that  they are  content  with  the  allocated  academic  program  and  that  they  do  not want  to  participate  in  further  rounds  of  seat  allocation.  Such  candidates will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.

(2) Floating: Candidates  accept  the  offered  seat  and  indicate  that,  if admission  to  an  academic  program  of  better/higher  preference  in  any Institute  is  offered,  they  will  accept  it.  Else,  they  will  continue  with  the currently accepted academic program. Such candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.

(3) Sliding:  Candidates  accept  the  offered  seat  and  indicate  that,  if admission  to  an  academic  program  of  better  /  higher  preference  is offered within the same Institute, they will accept it. Such candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.

  • Let us consider an example. Say a candidate Mr. Krishna opts for the following options while filling-in the choices online,
Option no. Institute Program Degree/Years
1 IITB Aerospace Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
2 IITB Civil Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
3 IITK Mechanical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
4 IITH Computer Science Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
5 IITB Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
6 IITH Electrical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
7 IIT(BHU) Computer Science Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
8 IITK Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
9 IITD Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
10 IITD Production and Industrial Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
11 IITR Electronics and Communication Engineering B.Tech, 4 years
12 IITD Engineering Physics B.Tech, 4 years
13 IITM Chemical Engineering B.Tech, 4 years

 

Now, let us assume that in round 1 of seat allocation, Mr. Krishna is allotted IITD Engineering Physics i.e., option #12. Now he has to opt for any ONE out of the THREE available options (i.e. Freezing, Floating and Sliding) to finalize his seat acceptance in round 1. 

  • Suppose he chooses the FREEZING option: this means that Mr. Krishna is satisfied with the allocated seat (i.e. option #12 IITD Engineering Physics in this case). It is final and Mr. Krishna accepts and gets the seat and CANNOT participate in further rounds of seat allocation programme. Finally Mr. Krishna's final allottment of seat is IITD Engineering Physics.
  • Suppose he chooses the FLOATING option: this means that Mr. Krishna accepts the IITD Engineering Physics (allotted option #12) seat but wants to wait for a seat in the higher preference (i.e., options #1 to #11) program in the subsequent rounds. He will be considered in subsequent rounds of seat allocation. In the 2nd (or 3rd) round, if he DOES NOT get any of the options #1 to #11, he still retains the IITD Engineering Physics seat. However, if he gets a seat of higher preference, say, option #5, IITB Chemical Engineering, he will be allocated the IITB Chemical Engineering seat and he loses the IITD Engineering Physics seat.
  • Suppose he chooses the SLIDING option: this means that Mr. Krishna accepts the IITD Engineering Physics (allotted option #12) seat but wants to wait for a seat within the same Institute (IITD in this case) for a seat in a program of higher preference (options #9 and #10). He will be considered in subsequent rounds of seat allocation. In the 2nd (or 3rd) round, if he DOES NOT get either of these two options (viz., #9 or #10), he still retains the IITD Engineering Physics seat. However, if he gets a seat in one these two options, say, IITD  Chemical Engineering, he will be allocated the IITD Chemcal Engineering seat and he will lose his IITD Engineering Physics seat.
  • NOTE: Whether Krishna chooses FREEZE, FLOAT or SLIDE option, he is assured of AT THE LEAST the IITD Engineering Physics seat.

Admission

The reason for allocating supernumerary seats is to ensure that Indian nationals are not deprived of seats meant for them. The number of supernumerary seats for foreign nationals (including PIO/OCI card holders) will be announced by each Institute at the time of online seat allocation.

Fees structure for PIO/ OCI card holders is same as that for Indian national candidates belonging to GEN category.

Detailed question: 

The marks you score in these five subjects will be considered: (1) Physics, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics, (4) English and (5) Either Electronics or Environment – the one in which you score more. If the marks awarded are not out of 100, then it will be scaled (up or down) to 100.

Detailed question: 

Yes, but note that you should have appeared for Class XII for the first time in all subjects in 2014. However, if you appeared for the first time in your Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2013 or earlier, then you are NOT eligible. See Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for complete information.

Detailed question: 

While calculating the cut-off marks for 20 percentile criterion, marks scored by all the successful candidates from the Board which conducted the Class XII examination will be used - does not matter whether the candidates are from Telangana or Andhra Pradesh.

Detailed question: 
  • If the aggregate is above the top 20 percentile cut-off, you are eligible for admission, provided you satisfy the other eligibility criteria, even though you do not have 75% aggregate marks.
  • You have not mentioned the subjects you have taken. Note that only marks scored in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, one language and a fifth subject [other than the above four] will be considered from 2015 for calculating the top 20 percentile cut-off and for 75% aggregate marks criterion.
  • Note that the top 20 percentile cut-off for 2014 may change because of the change in the group of subjects to be considered.
  • See Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for complete information.
Detailed question: 
  • The marks scored by a candidate in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2014 can be used in 2015 provided the candidate does NOT reappear for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in any of the subjects in 2015.
  • This is applicable for both the 20 percentile criterion and the 75% (or 70%) aggregate marks criterion.
  • Note that the top 20 percentile cut-off and aggregate marks will be calculated based on the marks scored in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language and a fifth subject [subject (other than these four) in which the candidate has scored the highest marks].
  • See Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for complete information.

Registration

The candidate should NOT have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR even accepted admission by paying admission fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past; even candidates whose admission was cancelled are NOT eligible. A candidate who has NOT qualified in JEE (Main) 2015 will NOT be considered for JEE (Advanced) 2015 irrespective of whether the candidate had qualified in JEE (Main) 2013 or JEE (Main) 2014.

As per the judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, dated March 17, 2015 [WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 274 OF 2014], Jats in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for the States of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, Bharatpur and Dholpur Districts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are NOT considered under OBC category.

Examination

Detailed question: 
  • It is not mandatory to re-appear for the Class XII examination in 2015.
  • If you do not reappear for the Class XII exam in 2015 in any of the subjects, you can use the marks scored in the 2014 Class XII exam to satisfy the 20 percentile or 75% (or 70%) criterion.
  • Note that you will be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2015 only if you wrote the Class XII examination for the first time in all the subjects in 2014. You are NOT eligible if you appeared for the Class XII examination in 2013.
  • Also note that for the purpose of 20 percentile cut-off and 75% (70%) aggregate marks criterion, marks scored in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language and a fifth subject [subject (other than these four) in which the candidate has scored the highest marks] will be used.
  • See Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2015 for complete information.
Detailed question: 
  • To appear in JEE (Advanced) 2015, a candidate must fulfil each and every one of the five criteria. See Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2015 for complete information.
  • Note that according to these criteria, you can appear for JEE (Advanced) 2015 provided you appeared for the Class XII examination for the first time in all the subjects in 2014. However, if you appeared for the first time in your Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2013 or earlier, then you are NOT eligible.

General

There are two SETS of eligibility criteria: (1) For appearing in JEE (Advanced) and (2) for admission to an IIT or ISM.(1) For appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2015: In this set, there are five criteria. One of them is that the candidate should be among the top 1,50,000 (all categories included) in JEE (Main) 2015. Visit http://jeeadv.iitb.ac.in/eligibility-criteria-for-appearing-in-jee-advan... for information about other criteria. (2) For admission in any of the IITs and ISM: The candidate must have qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2015. Category-wise cut-off marks for qualification are given at http://jeeadv.iitb.ac.in/rank-listsOne of the other eligibility criteria for admission is that the candidate is within the top 20 percentile of the Class XII board [in respective category] or must have an aggregate marks of 75% [for GEN and OBC-NCL] or 70% [for SC, ST and PwD].The marks scored by a candidate in the 2014 Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination will be considered provided the candidate does not reappear for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2015 in any of the subjects.If a candidate appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2014, but reappeared in all subjects in 2015, best of the two performances will be considered. 

PIO /OCI card holders are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2015 provided they meet the JEE (Main) 2015 qualification criteria meant for GEN category candidates. The criteria used for allocating seats to PIO/ OCI card holders is same as that for Indian national candidates belonging to GEN category.