CSAB 2014 – Central Seat Allocation Board – JEE Main Counselling CSAB

CSAB 2014 – JEE Main Counselling

CSAB 2014   Central Seat Allocation Board   JEE Main Counselling in csab  CategoryThe JEE Main Counselling 2014 is conducted as CSAB 2014, the Central Seat Allocation Board. The details of counselling have been announced, and eligible candidates are invited to participate in the counselling process.

Participating colleges – 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 12 IIITs / IIITM / IIITDM, and 16 Central/State Government Funded Institutes (GFTIs) and some Self Financed Technical Institutes (SFTIs) will take admission through JEE Main Counselling CSAB 2014.

Who can apply for CSAB Counselling - About 1.3 million students have appeared for JEE(Main) this year and CSAB’s endeavor has been to make the counseling and admission process as candidate friendly as possible so as to reduce the anxiety and inconvenience associated with the admissions. All the candidates who have qualified in JEE Main 2014 can apply and appear in CSAB JEE Main counselling.

A brief about CSAB 2014 – Similar to previous year, this year’s counseling also would be online, with certain modifications compared to the 2013 process. It would involve four rounds of seat allotment instead of three rounds of seat allotment as compared to last year, followed by a spot admission round. This modification has been introduced to minimize the gap between the date of completion of counseling process and the date of starting of classes. There is a provision for fresh registration for candidates before the fourth and spot round for those who did not register before the first round. Candidates will be paying their initial fees through electronic fee payment system only, i.e. e-Challan, net banking, credit/debit card etc. Candidates have the choice to choose the bank for initial fees payment as per their convenience. To facilitate counseling process, Reporting/Help Centers have been set up across the length and breadth of the country. Candidates are advised to choose the Reporting/Help Centre as per their convenience.

CSAB Registration for JEE Main 2014 Counselling


  • All National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • All Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)
  • Self-Financed Technical Institutes (SFTIs).

Seat Allocation for the academic year 2014-15 will be conducted by Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB)-2014 using JEE (Main)-2014 All India Rank provided by CBSE.

CSAB 2014 Quick Links



Opening & Closing Ranks / Cut Offs

CSAB 2014   Central Seat Allocation Board   JEE Main Counselling in csab  Category

CSAB 2014 (JEE Main Counselling) Flow Chart of Procedure
CSAB 2014   Central Seat Allocation Board   JEE Main Counselling in csab  Category
The entire seat allocation process comprises of four steps:

Step 1. Online registration: In this process, candidates eligible for central seat allocation should register themselves for online seat allocation in the CSAB website during  July 8 (Tue)– July 12 (Sat), 2014, 5 PM from places convenient to them. Spot Round registrations can only be done during  August 2 (Sat),- August 5 (Tue), 2014, 5 PM .

Step 2. Online choice filling and locking of choices: After registration during  8th July to 12th July, candidates will be able to exercise their choices of branch and institute on the CSAB website using Internet from places convenient to them. Candidates can lock their choices latest by 05:00 PM of  12th July, 2014 from any place of convenience. The choice filling for Spot Round and Extra Spot Round can be done during  2nd August to 5th August, 2014. The locking duration for Spot Round and Extra Spot Round is anytime in this period. The order of the choices is important and the seats will be allocated to the candidates in the order of the choices only.

Step 3. Declaration of Seat Allocation and Document verification: Candidates will be offered seats based on their choices in the order of merit (JEE (Main)-2014 All India Rank) over three rounds of allocation. Candidates who are allocated a seat will report to any one of the ‘Reporting Centers’ during the time frames specified, get the documents verified and pay the initial fee to mark their acceptance of the offer of seat. They will also be issued a provisional admission letter.

Step 4. Getting Admitted to Allocated Institute: Candidates are required to be physically present at the Institute where the candidate is getting admitted (herein after called ‘Allocated Institute’) after verification of all original documents as per the procedure of the allocated institute.

For most of the candidates the entire admission process is over at this stage.

Spot Round Seat Allocation: For the seats left vacant after the third round of seat allocation process, there shall be spot round during  2nd August to 5th August, 2014, where intending candidates are required to register (registration not required for those candidates who have already registered,  fill in fresh choices, pay fees and then lock choices (at RCs only).


CBSE and CSAB are two different and independent boards. CBSE conducted JEE (Main) examination and publisheed the merit list. CSAB only uses the merit list published by CBSE for seat allocation purposes. CSAB is not responsible for any error either in marks or in merit ranks of JEE (Main) -2014.

  • Both Government and Private Institutes will participate in seat allocation through CSAB. Government Technical Institutes (GFTIs) are National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT and IITDM), Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) and State Funded Technical Institutes. Private Institutes are called Self Financed Technical Institutes (SFTIs).
  • Seats in CSAB will be allocated on the basis of JEE (Main) All India Ranks of the candidates provided by CBSE. No other rank will be used for seat allocation.
  • In NITs, 50% of the seats will be from Home State (HS) Quota and the remaining 50% from Others State (OS) Quota, i.e., all Other States and UTs except the Home State. Other states exclude home state. In CFTIs, IIITs and SFTIs the seats will allocated on basis of HS/OS/All India Quota as applicable.

The candidate should note that the Home State of a candidate (also called State of Eligibility) is defined as the State from which the candidate has passed 12th standard (or equivalent) examination AND not on the basis of nativity. For example, the Home State of a native of Lakshadweep will be Lakshadweep only if he has passed 12th standard from Lakshadweep. However, if he has passed 12th standard from Kerala, his Home State will be Kerala.

As per the decision of the Apex Body (Joint Admission Board) of IIT admission, this year the following restrictions will be applicable in seat allocation of CSAB:

  1. If a candidate rejects a seat allocation in CSAB, s/he will not be eligible for any further rounds in CSAB including Spot Round and Extra Spot Round.
  2. If a candidate at any stage withdraws form CSAB after being provisionally admitted to an Institute, s/he will not be considered for any future rounds of CSAB seat allocation including Spot Round and Extra Spot Round.

Personal Data along with bank details will be required at the time of online registration in CSAB website. Since CSAB will refund initial deposit (if applicable) to candidate through NEFT mode, all candidates need to provide correct bank details (Account no, IFSC Code, Bank Name and Branch) at the time of registration. Candidates are advised to fill these details carefully ensuring no errors.

  • Unlike previous years, there will be combined choice filling for Engineering and Architecture to avoid vacant seats at the end of seat allocation. A candidate who is eligible for both Engineering and Architecture streams will be allocated only one seat (the highest choice avilable) from his choice list. Therefore, candidates are advised to carefully fill their choices during choice filling.
  • Like CCB-2012, there will be a “Spot Round” for admission after the three regular rounds of seat allocations are over. The primary difference between “Regular Rounds” and “Spot Round” is that in the latter a candidate pays the fees in advance and thereby agrees to accept the seat if allocated to him. There is no provision of “Money Back” if the candidate chooses not to accept the seat. CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO CAREFULLY CHOOSE THEIR INSTITUTES AND BRANCHES, FOR THERE IS NO PROVISION OF MONEY BACK IF ONE CHOOSES NOT TO JOIN THE ALLOCATED INSTITUTE. BEFORE CLICKING YOUR CHOICE, MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT ALL THE INSTITUTES AND THE BRANCHES YOU ARE CHOOSING.
  • As an extra facility to the candidates, particularly for those who are not aware of the Institutes they are including in their choice list, an “EXTRA SPOT ROUND” has been introduced in 2014 seat allocation. This round will be conducted only for (i) Self Financed Technical Institutes (SFTIs), (ii) those candidates who did not get a seat in the Spot Round and only for seats left vacant after the Spot Round (non-refundable) is over. In case of candidates allocated a seat in the “Extra Spot Round”, fees paid to CSAB-2014 will be refunded to the candidates. If the candidate chooses to accept the allocated seat, he pays the full fee to the allocated Institute.
  • In case of Union Territories without any NIT (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Kandvi, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli), the full Home State quota is made available at nearest NIT, i.e., NITs at Durgapur, Calicut, Surat and Surat respectively. These seats are supernumerary over and above the Home State quota of the respective NITs. Candidates of these four Union Territories are also eligible in seats of NITs other than their “Home State” under “Other State” quota. [Note: in previous years part of this allocation was made after the normal selection process was completed. This year, the seats have been provided at the beginning for ensuring welfare of the students.]
  • The seat matrices of all the Institutes are provided by the respective Institutes taking into consideration reservation policies applicable to them. CSAB-2014 is not responsible for the contents.
  • In Spot Round both Government Institutes (NITs, CFTIs and IIITs) and Private Institutes (SFTIs) will participate and in Extra Spot Round only Private Institutes (SFTIs) will participate.
  • In Spot Round the collected fee is non-refundable if seat is allocated to a candidate. The collected fee will be sent to the allocated Institute by CSAB even if the candidate does not take admission there. Of course, the collected fee will be refunded to the candidate by CSAB in case there is no seat allocation.

IMPORTANT for OBC Category Candidates

  1. Only those candidates whose caste is mentioned in central list of OBC (available on the website www.ncbc.nic.in ) will be considered as OBC candidate for CSAB-2014 admission process.
  2. OBC (Non Creamy Layer) certificate in prescribed format, issued by competent authority on or after 1st April 2014 will be accepted for verification of OBC category in CSAB-2014 admission process.

CSAB 2014 – Central Seat Allocation Board – JEE Main Counselling
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  • Gupta Sahil

    Mam I got 114 marks in jee and 93% in CBSE board ( gen category)…. pls tell me what will b my AIR.?? And which college shud I apply for.?

  • Rishabh Gupta

    jee mains paper 2 – 192(without drawing)
    total – 240 expected
    cbse board – 70%
    will i be able to get manit
    home state quota is applicable…
    wht will be my rank?

  • karthik

    sir I got 149 marks in jee mains paper 1 and 97% in AP board exams. what would be my predicted rank? will i get any good nits. please reply me soon.

  • arnaav

    my marks in jee mains is 79 i got 91%in ISC any chance in govt engineering college

    • Piyush Narang

      The chances are very less!

  • keerthi

    my mark in jee mains is 30 i got 85%in HSC any chance in govt engineering college


    i have secured 90.2 in class xii and i WANT TO DO BTECH COMP SC. FROM DU my best of 4(IP, maths,Eng,Chem)is 93.75 will I get a good college in DU??

  • sai prasad

    I scored 77% in 12th stndrd nd i got 64 marks in jee main paper 1 iam of st catagory i am eligible r not

    • Ashish Ranjan

      It depends on the cut off for participating in counselling which will be available on 1st July

  • Ashwini Maginbhai

    i got 81 marks in jee mains and 93.6% in inter i belong to bc caste and i am visually handicapped can i get seat in nit please reply as soon as possible

    • Ashish Ranjan

      Yes you can take seat under the OBC-PWD category. Your rank should be around 1-1.5 lakh but you can get home state NIT under OBC-PWD

      • Ashwini Maginbhai

        so can i get in nit warangal or suratkal

        • Ashish Ranjan

          If you have a valid PWD certificate, then yes

          • Ashwini Maginbhai

            i got 158343 AIR can i get in nit warangal,my state rank is 26390 so they will see state rank or AIR

    • Guest

      so can i get in nit warangal for cse

  • Lov Verma

    i got 124 marks in jee mains and 95.2% in CBSE and belong to OBC category. What would be my AIR rank..?

  • Anand

    i have scored 103 in jee mains and 78.60 in cbse board what will be my rank

  • Piyush Narang

    The official JEE mains ranks would be out today,
    Follow this link to check your rank and for updates on CSAB-2014 :

  • shipra

    please tell, for home state quota, only the state rank is seen or All India rank is considered ?

    • R.Anoop Krishna

      state rank

  • Saurav Jyoti Dutta

    my jee main papar-1 score is – 57
    AHSEC bord score is-78.4%
    my national rank is-242414 (overall)
    state- Assam
    can i get any sit in any branch?
    cast- Gen

  • ashok

    my jee mark is 57 my 12th board exam mark is 90.1 is there any possibility for getting seat category-general

  • ganesh karthick

    my jee main score is 42 and my 12th board exam mark is 96.01 .is there is a possibility to get a seat in any NIT and i belong to OBC category

  • keziah samuel

    my jee main score is 68 and my 12th board marks r 97.18.Is there a possibility for me to get a seat in NIT and i belong to OBC category.pleasa reply soon

  • Nikhil Unni

    I have got an All india rank of 9100(paper 1). Where can I get mechanical engineering in a good nit?

  • vijay

    Sir,l have 98 marks in Jeemain and 81.8% in class 12th. I got AIR 180560 and state rank 25000. I am belong to sc cetagary. Can I get not collage. Reply fast sir

  • vijay

    AIR 180560 can I get not collage

  • A G

    My JEE main marks 160 and MH state board % 90 AIR rank around 13000 Can I get in VNIT Nagpur or NIT Goa for CSE

  • Haritha s v

    Sir I have applied for NIT course as spot admission in 2013 and an amount 40000 was remitted to chairman,CSAB-2013 as fee vide bank draft.But i was not provided with any seat and till the fee is not refunded.what should i do,sir?

    • http://aglasem.com/ Anand Meena

      All the date for refunds are over. You have to go to the institute which conducted your counselling / where you physical counselling was done and need to talk to CSAB committee for the same. As per the supreme court orders they cannot hold complete fees.


    i have forgotten to take out the print out of the choices i have locked for jee main counselling. it is further mentioned that i need to provide this print out page if i get alloted with a seat in the reporting centre. what should i do now? as i am not being able to print it. please help me.


      i also got this same situation. how i will be able to reecoverf?

  • lakhan singh

    sir,third round me college milne ke bad usme admission ke liye kya karna hoga & kis date se kis date tak.

  • Bhadra Kuchimanchi

    sir, at the allotted institute whether we should pay complete fee during reporting or not


    SIR, accidently i registered my catogory as general.and i diddnt got admisson yet but my catagory is OBC. how should i correct that?

  • http://aglasem.com/ Anwesha Bose

    Hello Utsav

    Your expected normalised score is around 148 – 155. The rank should be within 25000.

    DTU – pls have a look at last year’s DTU cut offs – http://admission.aglasem.com/dtu-admissions-2013-cutoffs/

  • Anand

    ma’am i have scored 103 in jee mains n 78.60 in cbse board what ll be my rank