Q. What is CCMN?

A. CCMN is Centralized Counselling for M. Sc/M.Sc(Tech) Admissions to most National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and some Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) being organized by National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

Q. If I haven’t qualified with a valid JAM score OR I didn’t appear for JAM-2018, Can I apply?

A. No. This Common Counseling for M.Sc. admissions is exclusively for JAM qualified candidates, possessing valid JAM score (year 2018).

Q. What is minimum eligibility condition in terms of CGPA or % marks?

A. Minimum eligibility condition in terms of CGPA or % marks for all Institutes is 60% or 6.5 CGPA for Gen/OBC candidates and 55% or 6.0 CGPA for SC/ST/PwD candidates. However, there are few Special Eligibility conditions required by few institutes for their admissions into few programmes which are mentioned respectively.
Hence, the candidates are advised to check through our CCMN website for these details which are provided as hyperlink to the logo of the admitting Institutes placed at the bottom of the homepage of the CCMN.

Q. My AIR is XXXXXX. Which seat will I get?

A. Seat allocation in CCMN is based on valid score in JAM-2018, basic minimum academic eligibility requirement and special eligibility criteria, if any. Further the allocation is fully automated; the same cannot be guaranteed nor published.

Q. What happens if I do not register during Registration dates?

A. Such candidates cannot fill in choices and hence are out of the admission process of CCMN.

Q. Is it required to pay any fee at the time of Online Registration?

A. Yes, you need to pay Rs. 2000/- (non-refundable) as Registration fee.

Q. How can I pay the registration fee?

A. You can pay through online transaction, NEFT using ICICI eazypay (Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan) & through Local Bank as NEFT transaction.

Q. How many NITs/CFTIs or programmes can I apply to?

A. A candidate is free to opt for as many as available choices listed in their respective login portal after registration. However, candidates must carefully check the minimum eligibility and special eligibility criteria before opting for a choice.

Q. Do I need to fill separate application form for each NIT/CFTI?

A. A single online application is sufficient to cover all the available programmes and eligible choices across all NITs/CFTIs. A candidate will not be able to fill more than ONE application for the same JAM Application number after confirmation of payment.
However a candidate, who has appeared JAM in different subject and wishes to be considered for both the JAM scores, has to apply with two separate applications by paying requisite non-refundable Registration fee (Rs. 2000/-) for both Unique JAM papers with two unique JAM Application number. Such candidates, if allotted different seats in different programmes would have to select only one of the allotted programme and take admission in that programme.

Q. I have given JAM exam in general category and qualified, but I actually belong to a reserved (OB/SC/ ST) category. Will it be possible now to avail the relaxation of my category during application filling/counseling?

A. Yes, you can do so; BUT you MUST fill in the reservation category correctly, as you are liable to produce the category certificate at the time of admission procedures, failing which your present-allotted seat will get cancelled, and you will be considered under OPEN category (if eligible) for further rounds, if any.

Q. If a candidate forgets his/her password, how to get a new password?

A. Whenever a candidate forgets his/her password, the system provides a “Forgot Password” option to reset the password on their own using OTP received on their registered mobile number. To avoid these complicacies, the candidates are advised to write/remember their PID & password.

Q. Can the candidate change his/her password?

A. Yes. The candidate can change his/her password at any time by logging into their respective student portal.

Q. What is PID?

A. PID is Permanent Identifier which is self-generated after registration and successful payment of registration fee by a candidate. PID is unique and will serve as the sole number to be used for all further communications with CCMN 2018.

Q. Can the name of the candidate be changed during seat allocation?

A. No change in name is permitted. However, under compelling situations, Headquarter, CCMN 2018 may change with valid proof required, case by case if any.

Q. What is Choice Filling?

A. Candidate should choose as many numbers of M. Sc. / M. Sc. (Tech) programmes in order of preference as he/she wishes to study from the list of his/her available choices.

Q. Whether Choice filling is necessary?

A. At least one choice must be filled. If a candidate does not fill even ONE choice during the choice filling period, her/his application will be directly rejected.

Q. What preparation is needed to fill the choices?

A. It is very important to do an analysis on all the Participating Institutes (PIs). One may visit their website, talk to persons from the respective institutes or even visit the institutes personally and see where and how are the institutes. Check whether the fee is affordable. Some institutes and branches have restrictions on minimum marks in qualifying examination and special eligibility criteria etc. Please ensure that you fulfill those criteria.

Q. If a degree discipline doesn’t appear in the list/menu while filling choices, what do I do?

A. All such eligible degree disciplines as reported by various NITs/CFTIs have been included in the list. In case applicant selects an existing discipline in the list, then a candidate herself/himself has to make sure that she/he is eligible to all the choices of M. Sc. programme filled by her/him. It will be the liability of the candidate ONLY to produce/prove discipline equivalence at the allotted institute; and CCMN will not be responsible for any such act on candidate’s part.

Q. What is locking?

A. Locking is the process of final submission of choices.

Q. If a candidate doesn't lock his/her choices, will they be processed for seat allocation?

A. It is in the interest of the candidates that they lock their choices themselves before the deadline. However, ‘Automatic locking of choices’ will be exercised immediately after the ‘end date of choice filling’ for candidates who have failed to lock their choices and their last saved choices will be locked. This explains, even if a candidate has not filled even a single choice, the system will automatically lock that existing status and the candidate is out of the counselling process.

Q. Can the candidate modify the choices after locking?

A. After locking the choices, the candidate cannot modify his/her choices.

Q. How many rounds of counselling are done at CCMN 2018?

A. CCMN 2018 does 04 (four) rounds of counselling, which includes 1st Round, 2nd Round, 3rd Round and National Spot Round (NSR). No Fresh Registrations or choice modification will be allowed in between rounds. After 1st Round, 2nd Round & 3rd Round, allotment results are published, candidates are required to perform 02 (two) major actions to retain in the CCMN counseling,

  1. Choosing “Freeze” or “Float” option.
  2. Candidates who have qualified in round 1 and round 2 are required to pay “Counselling Participation Fee (CPF)” and after 3rd round result published the “Counselling Confirmation Fee (CCF)”.
  3. Fresh allotted candidates of Round 3 will have to pay a single fee consisting of both the CPF and CCF.

Q. Is it possible to retain an allotment in any of the rounds?

A. An allotment can be retained in any one of these 03 (three) rounds only, i.e. 1st Round, 2nd Round & 3rd round by choosing the “Freeze” option. “Freeze” option helps to retain an allotment.

Q. What is meant by “Freeze” option?

A. If a candidate is allotted with ‘Choice No. 3’ from his locked choice list and wish to retain the same, “Freeze” option is given and the candidate’s Choice No. 3 is locked as final allotment. The candidate will be generated with PAL after Final Round of allotment. The candidate cannot change this “Freeze” option, once executed.

Q. What is meant by “Float” option?

A. If a candidate is allotted with ‘Choice No. 3’ from his locked choice list and wish to upgrade to the highest possible choice, “Float” option is given and the candidate is kept in the loop of further rounds of allotment/upgradation (if any). The candidate can change this “Float” to “Freeze” option during the 2nd and 3rd Round only. The candidate will be generated with PAL after Final Round of allotment.

Q. What is National Spot Round (NSR)?

A. It has been decided to conduct a National Spot Round (NSR) in CCMN-2018 to fill up any vacant seats after upgradation round. The final vacancy will be declared after upgradation round. The following types of candidates are eligible to participate in NSR.

  1. All the JAM 2018 qualified candidates who have not registered earlier.
  2. All the registered candidates who have surrendered their seats.
  3. All the registered candidates who have allotted a seat in R1, R2 and R3 but not accepted their seats.
  4. All registered candidates who have not allotted any seat in R1, R2 and R3.
Candidates need to fill their choices afresh as per availability of seats.
In NSR the candidates (mentioned in point number 1, 2, 3 of the eligibility criteria of NSR) will pay Registration Fee + CPF + CCF at the time of registration. For point number 4 candidates will pay CPF + CCF before filling of the choices.

Q. What is the Counselling participation fee (CPF)? How I should pay?

A. After allotment of a seat in round 1 and round 2, candidates willing to take Provisional Admission against an allotted seat are required to pay CPF which is Rs. 7500/- (SC/ST/PH) and Rs. 10, 000/- (Gen/OBC).CPF can be paid through online transaction, NEFT using ICICI eazypay (Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan) & through Local Bank as NEFT transaction.

Q. What is Counselling Confirmation Fee (CCF)?

A. The CCF is a onetime fee of Rs. 5000/- which is collected for all category candidates who have qualified in round1, 2, and 3. This fee is needed to be paid by all qualified candidates after publication of 3rd round result. The Fresh allotted candidates of Round 3 are required to pay both CPF and CCF as a single fee.

Q. How will the remaining fee be paid?

A. The remaining fee for the respective institute will be mentioned in the Provisional Admission Letter (PAL). This amount needs to be paid at the allotted institute during the final admission procedures. The mode of payment may be enquired at the respective institute before proceeding for admission.

Q. What is PAL?

A. PAL is Provisional Admission Letter. This is issued to all “Freeze” candidates of 1st Round, 2nd Round and 3rd Round after the upgradation round & to all allotted & paid candidates of NSR after NSR round.

Q. Where can I find the admission fee and hostel fee of the Institute where I have been allotted a seat?

A. Click on the respective Institute logo of the participating Institute available at the bottom of the CCMN homepage for a detailed information of the institute which includes Programmes, available Seats, Fee structure, Centre In-charge, Contact info etc., You may also contact M. Sc Admission In-charge or M. Sc Admission Deputy Incharge of the respective Institute for more clarifications (if any).

Q. What are the working hours of Participating Institutes and CCMN Headquarters?

A. Generally, the working hours are 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM from Monday to Friday. Apart from that on Counselling dates all the Centres will be open from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM irrespective of any day.

Q. What are the category codes used?

A. The following are category codes used.

Technical Code Public Code Description
OC Gen Open category, which includes Unreserved General Category (OC/OP/GEN)
OCPH Gen-PwD Persons with disabilities from General Category (OCPWD/OPPWD/GENPWD)
OB OBC Other Backward Class
OBPH OBC-PwD Persons with disabilities from Other Backward Class (OBPWD)
SC SC Scheduled Caste
SCPH SC-PwD Persons with disabilities from Scheduled Caste (SCPWD)
ST ST Scheduled Tribe
STPH ST-PwD Persons with disabilities from Scheduled Tribe (STPWD/STPWD)

Q. Who is eligible for persons with disabilities category?

A. To be eligible for consideration under persons with disabilities category, a candidate must have a minimum of 40% disability subject to the condition that the candidate is capable of carrying out all activities related to theory and practical work as applicable to M. Sc. courses. Candidates are required to produce a valid certificate (from a valid Medical Board) at all times during the process of counselling and admission.