CSAB 2014 – JEE Main Counselling
The 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
- Registration for CSAB 2014 is over. Round 3 allotment result declared.
CSAB SEAT ALLOCATION FOR ADMISSION TO
- 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
- Information Bulletin
- Certificates Format – OBC / SC / ST / PWDte – Download
- Opening and Closing Ranks 2014 – Round Wise
Opening & Closing Ranks / Cut Offs
CSAB 2014 (JEE Main Counselling) Flow Chart of Procedure
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).
IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING SEAT ALLOCATION IN GFTIs/SFTIs THROUGH CSAB-2014
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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.