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JEE Main Counselling 2022 : Schedule, Procedure, Dates & Documents Required


JEE Main is a national-level exam conducted by the test organizing committee- NTA or the National Testing Agency. JEE Main and JEE advanced are the two main tests required to get admission into the engineering and architecture courses across NITs, IITs, and other participating institutes. Students who reach the cutoff marks are liable to appear for the JEE Main counselling sessions. This article will provide details regarding the JEE Main counselling dates, schedule, and other crucial information regarding the JEE Main exam.

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JEE Main Counselling- 2022

The JEE Main exam dates will be announced shortly. It will be held in four sessions. Candidates can visit the official NTA site to know details regarding the JEE Main exam for 2022. The official NTA website is
Students must know their results before applying for the JEE Main online counselling. Follow the steps listed below to download the JEE Main result-

  • Visit the official NTA website-
  • Now enter your details, such as application number, date of birth and the given security code.
  • Select the login option after successfully filling in the details.
  • You will be directed to the results page.
  • You can check your result sheet and also take a printout of it.

Candidates should have extra copies of the JEE Main 2022 result as it will be required in the counselling and admission process.

JoSAA or Joint Seat Allocation Authority manages the JEE Main counselling sessions. Only those candidates who qualify for the JEE Main exam cutoff scores will be allowed to sit for the JEE Main counselling. This counselling session is very important for admission into NITs and other colleges, except for ISM and IITs.

The counselling of JEE Main 2022 Phase 1 will begin from July/August 2022 and will be held online.
The counselling session for the JEE Main 2022 will be held in 6 rounds.

JEE Main 2022 Online Counselling Procedure

Candidates must be careful while registering for the JEE Main counselling as even a little carelessness or mistake can lead to their seat being withdrawn. Therefore, candidates should follow these steps for the JEE Main counselling session.

Step 1: The Registration Process
The first step is to register online for the counselling session. This is important so that students can opt for their choice of branches and colleges. Follow the below-mentioned steps to register for the JEE Main counselling session-

  • Visit the official NTA website.
  • Enter Your Roll No & Password.
  • Select the Login button.
  • After you have gone through the instructions carefully, click on the “I Agree” option.
  • The JoSAA Registration form will be displayed on the screen.
  • Fill in all the details in the form carefully.
  • Select the Declaration option.
  • And then click on the Submit option.
  • Make sure the information you filled in is correct.
  • In the final step, click the Confirm Registration option.

Step 2: Option Entry for counselling
The next step requires students to fill out details regarding their institute's choice and its branches. Candidates should follow the below-listed steps to register their choices-

  • Select the “Choice Available” option.
  • Select the following- Institute Type, Name of Institute and Academic Programme or course.
  • The next step involves selecting the “Choice Filling and Locking” option.
  • Candidates can select the colleges and courses according to their preferences.
  • Candidates should fill in the maximum possible choices of colleges for allotment.
  • Candidates should remember to arrange the filled choices in decreasing order of preference.
  • If candidates want to change one of their already-selected choices, they can click on the “Choice Interchange” option.
  • The next step involves clicking on the “Choice Rearrange” option.
  • Before submitting their final choices, candidates should remember to arrange the options in descending order of their preferences,
  • Click on the “Save” option.
  • If a candidate wants to delete the choices, he/she can select the “Multiple Deletion” option.

Candidates are required to lock or save the choices before the deadline. This can be done by clicking on the option “Lock Choice.” Candidates must remember that the choices once locked cannot be changed. Choice locking option is there for each subsequent round of JEE Main counselling.

Step 3: JEE Main counselling Allotment of Seat

  • Candidates will be informed of their seat allotment through an SMS or email.
  • Candidates should download the seat allotment letter after they fill out the choices.

JoSAA considers several factors before allotting seats to candidates. These are-

  • The category a candidate belongs to - General, OBC-NCL, ST, etc
  • A candidate’s AIR or All India Rank in the JEE Main exam.
  • The number of seats available in each institute
  • The choice that has been opted for by a candidate.

Step 4: Paying the JEE Main counselling Fee

  • Before the main counselling process can begin, students need to pay the acceptance fee.
  • Candidates can easily deposit the fee amount through the SBI Net Banking/e-Challan.

The seat acceptance fee for students belonging to the general category is INR 25,000. The seat acceptance fee for students belonging to reserved categories is INR 15,000. After the candidates have completed these steps, they will be called to the reporting centre. They must carry their documents to the reporting centre for the document verification process. It is through this process that they will be allotted provisional seats in the colleges. Once all that is covered, a provisional admission letter will be delivered to the candidates.
Documents Required for the Verification Process:

  • Three latest passport size photographs
  • The Seat allotment letter
  • Proof of fee payment
  • Any photo identity card
  • JEE Main Score Card
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Class XII Mark sheet
  • Caste certificate (for reserved candidates)

Step 5: Reporting at the Allotted Institution
Candidates will be asked to report at the allotted institute and bring along the above-listed documents to begin the admission process.

Special Case of Seat Withdrawal:

Suppose any candidate wants to withdraw from the admission process and cannot appear for the JEE Main counselling. In that case, he can withdraw by reporting at the allotted centre and informing the concerned authorities.


JEE Main Counselling Dates 2022

The JEE Main Counselling dates for 2022 have not been released. Therefore, candidates should visit the official NTA website to be informed about the JEE Main counselling schedule.

JEE Main Counselling highlights-

Some main highlights regarding the JEE Main Counselling are given below:

  • JoSAA Counselling is for JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Candidates who have qualified for their JEE Main and JEE advanced exams can participate in this process.
  • CSAB SFTI is a separate counselling procedure for the JEE Main exams. It is held for 17 separate technical institutes.
  • CSAB NEUT is conducted for supernumerary seats in North East India and the Union Territories.
  • The CSAB Counselling takes place only after the JoSAA Counselling.

Students must visit the NTA site to not miss any updates regarding the JEE Main counselling 2022.

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