The Ministry of Education, Government of India, took a policy decision in 2002 to conduct the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) annually, doing away with many of the large numbers of entrance examinations that were being conducted till then by various institutes in the country for admission to undergraduate degree programmes in the disciplines of Engineering/Technology and Architecture/Planning. This initiative has been widely accepted and appreciated. A Central Counselling Board (CCB) was constituted by the Govt. of India to coordinate admissions to UG degree programmes in engineering, technology, and architecture in respect of selected institutes till 2012. From 2013 onwards, CCB and AIEEE were renamed Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) and JEE (Main), respectively.
By order of the Ministry of Education, joint counselling for IITs/NITs/IIITs/GFTIs started from the academic session 2015-16, and Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) was created to execute the joint counselling for IITs and NITs/IIITs/GFTIs (Called NIT+ system) through Joint Admission Board (JAB) and Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB), respectively. JoSAA-2022 will jointly admit candidates in the first year of Engineering/Technology and Architecture/Planning Programs of all IITs (23 IITs), NITs (31 NITs), IIITs (26 IIITs), IIEST Shibpur, and a few Government Funded Institutes (GFTIs) (list displayed on the website: https://josaa.nic.in) based on their rank in JEE-2022 and category, through a centralized seat allocation procedure, for the academic session 2022-23. At the end of JoSAA-2022 counselling, vacant seats of NIT+ system, if any, are filled through CSAB-Special Rounds (https://csab.nic.in). In addition, based on the JEE (Main) rank, a separate CSAB-Supernumerary rounds will also be conducted by CSAB (https://csab.nic.in) for admission to supernumerary seats for Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli in selected NITs. Further, CSAB-NEUT rounds will be conducted by CSAB (https://csab.nic.in) for allocation of seats under the scheme of “Reservation of seats in Degree Level Technical Courses for States / UTs lacking such facilities in the AICTE-approved institutions” to candidates of North-East states and Union Territories.
The CSAB-2022 has been constituted by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, with the Director, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, as its Chairperson. The Office Memorandum of the same is available on this site. Important features of the admission procedure, fee payment and refund rules, admission schedule, list of Verifying Centre/Help Centers, list of Participating Institutes with the total number of seats, fee structure, and contact addresses, seat distribution in the Institutes, etc., are available on JoSAA-2022 /CSAB-2022 websites. Candidates are advised to regularly visit the JoSAA / CSAB websites for updates and details regarding the entire online admission process.