Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) Special Round 2020

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Overview

Special Vacant Seats Filling Rounds, also known as special rounds are being conducted by Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) to fill the vacant seats at NITs, IIEST, IIITs, and other GFTIs (Except IITs) after completion of all the JoSAA Rounds. Two Special Rounds will be conducted namely Special Round-I and Special Round-II. The registration and fee deposition for the special round will start on November 17, 2020 (10 AM).

Before Special Rounds, Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) filled the seats through six rounds of counselling. JoSAA consisted of representatives from Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2020 representing the IITs and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) 2020 representing the NITs, IIEST, IIITs, and other GFTIs.

Eligibility

  • All candidates who were eligible for JoSAA 2020 as per JEE (Main) 2020 rank will be eligible for participating in the Special Round.
  • Candidates who were allotted a seat in JoSAA 2020 and have already secured admission at the allotted institute by paying the partial admission fee will also be eligible for participating in the Special Rounds for NITs/IIITs/ other GFTIs (except IITs).
  • Candidates who were allotted a seat in JoSAA 2020 but their seat was cancelled after document verification due to any reason such as change of category, state code of Eligibility, nonavailability of documents, etc. will also be eligible for participating in the Special Rounds provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria with updated candidature.
  • Candidates who were allotted a seat in JoSAA 2020 but their seat was cancelled due to Non-Reporting (due to non-payment of Seat Acceptance Fee) are also eligible for participating in the Special Rounds for NITs/IIITs/ other GFTIs (except IITs).
  • Candidates who have been allotted a seat in IIT/NIT+ system and have exercised their withdraw option are also eligible for participating in the Special Rounds for NITs/IIITs/ other GFTIs (except IITs).
  • The candidates who have exercised the Exit option during JoSAA 2020 rounds are also eligible for the special round.
  • Candidates who have not registered in JoSAA 2020 rounds but are eligible as per their JEE (Main) 2020 rank will also be eligible for participating in the Special Round.
  • Candidates who participated in JoSAA 2020 but did not get any seat will also be eligible for participating in the Special Rounds for NITs/IIITs/ other GFTIs (except IITs).

Rules for Seat Allotted in JoSAA

  • All the candidates who have accepted and paid the Partial Admission Fee against the JoSAA 2020 allotted seat, and want to participate in the CSAB-2020 special Round are required to register on the CSAB portal and pay the CSAB special round non-refundable processing fee.
  • Their partial admission fee already paid will be considered as Participation Fee for CSAB special rounds and this amount will be transferred to the finally admitting Institution.
  • Such candidates will be participating in special rounds while retaining their seat for which they have already secured admission after JoSAA rounds. But, in case a new seat is allotted in the CSAB-2020 special round, then the previously allotted seat of JoSAA rounds will be automatically cancelled and the candidate will not have any claim on the previously secured seat.
  • The candidates who had already paid the seat acceptance fee during the JoSAA 2020 rounds but their seat was withdrawn/ cancelled (Last Allotted Seat which was Withdrawn/Cancelled must be from NIT+ system only) after Document verification are required to pay the CSAB special round non-refundable processing fee.
  • Their seat acceptance fee already paid will be adjusted against the Participation Fee for CSAB special rounds and this amount will be transferred to the finally admitting Institution. This will not be applicable if the last allotted seat is withdrawn/cancelled from IITs.

Participation Fee

Type of CandidateGEN/ GEN-EWS/ OBC-NCLSC/ ST/ PwD
Candidate who didn’t register on JoSAA portal₹37,000₹17,000
Candidate who registered on JoSAA portal but didn’t get a seat₹37,000₹17,000
Candidate who was allotted a seat by JoSAA but didn’t pay Seat Acceptance Fee₹37,000₹17,000
Candidate who has opted for Exit Option₹37,000₹17,000
Candidate whose last (6th round) seat allotted under JoSAA counselling was in IIT₹37,000₹17,000
Candidate who have secured admission in allotted Institute after JoSAA Rounds in NIT+ System and paid the Partial Admission Fee₹2,000₹2,000
Candidate whose last Allotted Seat was in NIT+System but seat was Withdrawn/Cancelled after Document verification in JoSAA Rounds without change in category and already paid Seat Acceptance Fee₹2,000₹2,000
Candidate got a seat allotted in NIT+ System in JoSAA rounds and paid the seat acceptance fee and Seat got cancelled due to non-payment of partial admission fee₹2,000₹2,000

Registration Procedure

  1. Candidates need to visit the CSAB website & click on “CSAB 2020 Special Rounds Registration and Choice Filling” OR directly go here.
  2. Candidates need to login using their JEE (Main) Application Number & Password and make payment of the special round participation fee.
  3. Please note that earlier registration made on the JoSAA portal is now null and void.
  4. During Registration, candidates can update their State of Eligibility, Nationality, Gender, and Category/PwD (only from Beneficiary to non-Beneficiary Category).
  5. Candidates are required to enter details of bank account (Account Holder Name, Account Number, IFSC Code, Bank Name) in which they wish to receive the refund amount if any. Candidates are also required to upload a scanned copy of cancelled cheque of the same bank account.

Filling-in of Choices

General Rules

  • Registered candidate will be able to fill/re-arrange his/her choices where all the seats of NITs/IIITs/GFTIs will be displayed for which that candidate is eligible as per his/her category.
  • All registered candidates are required to fill fresh choices. Earlier filled choices will not be considered in this round of seat allotment.

Candidates who have secured Admission

  • Candidates who have already secured Admission and want to participate in the special rounds while retaining the currently allotted seat are also required to fill fresh choices.
  • All valid choices will be shown to the candidate except the secured seat. Their last allotted seat (Secured Seat) will automatically be considered as the last choice in the set of choices.
  • Based on the new set of choices, a new seat will be allotted or his/her earlier allotted seat will be retained.

Vacancy

Check the tentative seat matrix of vacant seats here.

Seat Allotment

Seat allotment will be carried out according to JEE (Main) CRL ranks for the vacant seats in Special Rounds.

Result

The result of Special Round-I is expected to be declared on November 20, 2020 (5 PM) while the result of Special Round-II is expected to be declared on November 25, 2020 (5 PM).

Acceptance Options after Special Round-I

Freeze

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 the next round of seat allocation. Such candidates will NOT be considered in Special Round-II.

Slide

Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an academic program of better / higher preference in the given choices is offered within the same Institute, they will accept it. Else, they will continue with the currently accepted academic program. Such candidates will be considered in Special Round-II.

Float

Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an academic program of better/higher preference in the given choices is offered in any Institute, they will accept it. Else, they will continue with the currently accepted academic program. Such candidates will be considered in Special Round-II.

Surrender and Participating in Next Round

Candidates reject the offered seat and wish to participate in the Special Round-II. Candidates also indicate that, if admission to an academic program of better/higher preference in any Institute is offered, they will accept it. Whether the candidate is allotted/not allotted any seat in the next round, he/she will have no claim on the seat allotted in the Special Round-I. Such candidates will be considered in Special Round-II.

Surrender and Not Participating in Next Round

Candidates reject the offered seat and indicate that they want to withdraw from the counselling process. Such candidates will NOT be considered in Special Round-II. This implies that the candidate exits the seat allocation process ONCE AND FOR ALL without any seat in hand.

Seat Acceptance after Special Round-I

  • Candidates who choose the “Freeze” or “Slide” or “Float” option are required to upload the required documents and pay the seat acceptance fee online.
  • Candidates whose documents were already verified in NIT + System during JoSAA 2020 rounds are NOT required to re-upload the documents.
  • Candidates who have been allotted a seat first time in Special Round and want to accept the seat are required to pay ₹38,000 (₹18,000 for SC/ST/PwD) as the seat acceptance fee.
  • Candidates who participated in Special Round with a seat in hand in NIT+ System and have been allotted a seat in Special Round-I and want to accept the seat, are not required to pay anything as such candidates have already deposited the Partial Admission Fee.
  • All candidates who have been allotted a seat, after fulfilling payment requirement, are required to ensure Successful Online Reporting for Document Verification to confirm their seat, otherwise, the seat will be cancelled.

Fee Adjustment Rules

  • Out of the Special Round Participation Fee, ₹2,000 is the Processing Fee which is non-refundable and non-adjustable in the fee of the allotted Institute.
  • Special Round Participation Fee (after deduction of ₹2,000) and Seat Acceptance Fee paid by the candidates will be adjusted in the Institute Fee.
  • For candidates who have deposited the Fee in any of the IITs, if allotted a seat in the Special Round, the fee deposited in the IIT will NOT be adjusted in the fee of the newly allotted Institute in Special Round. Only the Special Round Participation Fee will be adjusted in the fee of the newly allotted Institute. Such candidates will have to claim their fee from IITs as per the refund policy of IITs.

Online Reporting after Special Round-I

  • Candidates who choose the “Freeze” or “Slide” or “Float” option are required to upload the required documents and pay the seat acceptance fee online.
  • Candidates whose documents were already verified in NIT + System during JoSAA 2020 rounds are NOT required to re-upload the documents.
  • After payment of the Seat Acceptance Fee, the uploaded documents of such candidates will be verified online by the officials of the allotted institute and the final status (Seat Confirmation / Seat Cancellation) will be reflected in the candidate login.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to keep checking his/her reporting status, provide the appropriate documents, and respond to the queries raised during the online verification process.
  • For Seat Confirmation, the candidates are not required to visit the allotted Institute, however, if a candidate has chosen “Freeze” and his status of Online Reporting is “Successful”, he may visit the website of the Allotted Institute and follow the instructions
    for admission modalities during November 25 – November 30, 2020.

Seat Acceptance after Special Round-II

  • Candidates who are allotted a seat for the first time in the CSAB Special Round-II are required to upload the appropriate documents, make payment of the Seat Acceptance Fee and complete the Online Reporting process.
  • Their document verification will be done in the online mode by Verifying Centers. Further, they are required to respond to queries (if any) to confirm the allotted seat.

Refund Policy

  • If a candidate opts to withdraw the seat allotted in NIT + System in JoSAA rounds during November 9 – November 13, 2020 and does not participate in Special Rounds counseling, his/her Seat Acceptance Fee will be refunded back after deducting Rs. 2,000.
  • If no seat is allotted to a candidate (who is not already holding any seat) in the Special Rounds, his/her Participation Fee will be refunded back after deducting the processing fee of Rs. 2,000.
  • If no seat is allotted to the candidate (who is not already holding any seat) in the Special Round-I and the candidate withdraws from Special Round-II, his/her Participation Fee will be refunded after deducting the processing fee of Rs. 2,000.
  • If a candidate gets a seat allotted in Special Round-I and his/her seat gets cancelled (due to reasons specified here), his/her Participation Fee and Seat Acceptance Fee (if paid) will be refunded back after deducting Rs. 6,000.
  • If a candidate gets a seat allotted in Special Round-I (or retains the seat secured in JoSAA 2020 rounds) and opts for “Surrender and Participating in Next Round”, and does not get a seat in Special Round-II, his/her Participation Fee and Seat Acceptance Fee (if paid) will be refunded back after deducting Rs. 6,000.
  • If a candidate gets a seat allotted in Special Round-I (or retains the seat secured in JoSAA 2020 rounds) and opts for “Surrender and Not Participating in Next Round”, his/her Participation Fee and Seat Acceptance Fee (if paid) will be refunded back after deducting Rs. 6,000.
  • If a candidate gets a seat allotted in Special Round-I and his/her seat gets cancelled due to ineligibility or in-appropriate document noticed during document verification, his/her Participation Fee and Seat Acceptance Fee (if paid) will be refunded back after deducting Rs. 6,000.
  • If a seat is allotted up to Special Round-II (i.e. seat allotted in JoSAA/Special Round-I and retained for next round OR seat allotted afresh in Special Round-II), his/her Participation Fee and Seat Acceptance Fee (if paid) will not be refunded whether the candidate joins the allotted Institute or not. The fee of such candidates will be transferred to the Allotted Institute.
  • If a candidate has been allotted a seat in Special Round-II and his/her seat cancelled due to ineligibility or in-appropriate document, his/her participation fee and Seat Acceptance Fee (if paid) will not be refunded.

Participating Institutes

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY (NITs)
1.Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
2.Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
3.Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
4.Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
5.National Institute of Technology Agartala
6.National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh
7.National Institute of Technology Calicut
8.National Institute of Technology Delhi
9.National Institute of Technology Durgapur
10.National Institute of Technology Goa
11.National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
12.National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
13.National Institute of Technology Meghalaya
14.National Institute of Technology Nagaland
15.National Institute of Technology Patna
16.National Institute of Technology Puducherry
17.National Institute of Technology Raipur
18.National Institute of Technology Sikkim
19.National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh
20.National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
21.National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
22.National Institute of Technology, Manipur
23.National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
24.National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
25.National Institute of Technology, Silchar
26.National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
27.National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
28.National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand
29.National Institute of Technology, Warangal
30.Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
31.Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
INDIAN INSTITUTES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IIITs)
1.Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management Gwalior
2.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
3.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
4.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad
5.Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati
6.Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalyani, West Bengal
7.Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota, Rajasthan
8.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam, Kerala
9.Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
10.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow
11.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Manipur
12.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur
13.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Pune
14.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Ranchi
15.Indian Institute of Information Technology Sonepat, Haryana
16.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
17.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Srirangam
18.Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, Himachal Pradesh
19.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara, Gujarat
20.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhagalpur
21.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Surat
22.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhopal
23.Pt. Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur
24.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Agartala
25.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Raichur, Karnataka
26.Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara International Campus, Diu
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IIEST)
1.Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, District Howrah
GOVERNMENT FUNDED TECHNICAL INSTITUTES (GFTIs)
1.Assam University, Silchar
2.Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
3.Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
4.Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi
5.Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management-Ahmedabad
6.Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur
7.J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad
8.National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
9.National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi
10.Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
11.School of Engineering & Technology, Mizoram University, Aizawl
12.School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur
13.School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal
14.School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
15.School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada
16.Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir
17.Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand
18.University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
19.International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur
20.Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
21.Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
22.International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar
23.Central Institute of Technology Kokrajar, Assam
24.Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry
25.Ghani Khan Choudhary Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malda, West Bengal
26.Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan
27.National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Sonipat, Haryana
28.Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Naidu
29.North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Schedule

Activity Date
Display of Vacancies after JoSAA roundsNovember 16, 2020 (5 PM)
Registration, Payment of Participation Fee and Choice Filling StartsNovember 17, 2020 (10 AM)
Registration, Payment of Participation Fee and Choice Filling EndsNovember 19, 2020 (11.59 PM)
Seat Allotment Result – Special Round-INovember 20, 2020 (5 PM) November 21, 2020 (11 AM)
Seat Acceptance and Online Reporting (Special Round I)November 20 (5 PM) – November 23, 2020 (12 PM) November 21 (11 AM) – November 23, 2020 (8 PM)
Surrender Allotted Seat and Participating in Next RoundNovember 20 (5 PM) – November 23, 2020 (12 PM) November 21 (11 AM) – November 23, 2020 (8 PM)
Surrender Allotted Seat and NOT Participating in Next RoundNovember 20 (5 PM) – November 23, 2020 (12 PM) November 21 (11 AM) – November 23, 2020 (8 PM)
Last day to respond to query (Special Round I)November 24, 2020 (6 PM)
Seat Allotment Result – Special Round-IINovember 25, 2020 (5 PM)
Seat Acceptance and Online Reporting (Special Round II)November 25 (5 PM) – November 27, 2020 (8 PM)
Last day to respond to query (Special Round II)November 28, 2020 (5 PM)
Online Reporting at Allotted InstituteNovember 25 (10 AM) – December 1, 2020 (5 PM)

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