FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

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.
No. This Common Counseling for M.Sc. admissions is exclusively for JAM qualified candidates, possessing valid JAM score (year 2019).
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 go through carefully 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. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ascertain that he/she satisfies the special eligibility criteria before applying for an Institute.
Seat allocation in CCMN is based on valid score in JAM-2019, basic minimum academic eligibility requirement and special eligibility criteria, if any. Further the allocation is fully automated; the same cannot be guaranteed nor published.
Candidate needs to register in CCMN 2019 for participation in CCMN 2019 counselling process. For details regarding registration refer to “Registration Procedure” under PROCEDURES tab in the CCMN 2019 website home page.
Such candidates cannot fill in choices and hence are out of the admission process of CCMN 2019. However they can register in NSR.
Yes, you need to pay Rs. 2000/- (non-refundable) as Registration fee.
You can pay through online using ICICI eazypay portal (Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan/NEFT). After successful payment, the candidates are required to wait for a minimum of 24 hours and maximum of 72 hours for the payment realization at CCMN portal.
A candidate is required to upload clear scanned copy (.pdf format) of the following documents during registration.
  • JAM Score card
  • A Certificate as proof for “Date of Birth” (Preferably the certificates issued in English / Hindi language)
  • Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC), if applicable
    • Valid OBC-NCL certificate (Issued after 1st January 2019).
    • Valid SC/ST certificate. (For candidates belonging to Maharastra state, “SC/ST validity certificate” has to be uploaded along with the original certificate).
  • Economically weaker section (EWS) certificate in the prescribed format, Annexure – 10 (Available in CCMN website under “Annexure / Certificate Formats”)
  • PwD Certificate, If applicable
    • Valid PwD certificate issued by medical board as notified in the PwD act. (Refer Annexure 5 for details of certificate format, available in CCMN website under “Annexure / Certificate Formats”)
  • Mark sheet of the qualifying examination
    • Cumulative mark sheet showing final result / total marks for the complete programme
    • If the final examination result is yet to be published, then the candidate needs to upload a self-declaration as per the Performa given in Annexure-6
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. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ascertain that he/she satisfies the special eligibility criteria before applying for an Institute.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, The candidate can change his/her password at any time by logging into their respective student portal.
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 2019.
No change in name is permitted. However, under compelling situations, Headquarter, CCMN 2019 may change with valid proof required, case by case if any.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You must order your choices of program in the DECREASING order of preferences. That is, your most preferred one should be on the top.
Lock is an option indicating the finalization of choices after which the candidates can print their choices in final format. Once the choices are locked, they cannot be unlocked.
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.
After locking the choices, the candidate cannot modify his/her choices.
CCMN 2019 have 05 (five) rounds of counselling, which includes 1st Round, 2nd Round, 3rd Round, Upgradation Round and National Spot Round (NSR). No Fresh Registrations or choice modification will be allowed in between rounds. After allotment results are published in each round (ie. For 1st, 2nd , 3rd and Upgradation round) candidates are required to perform 02 (two) major actions to continue in the CCMN counseling,
  • Choosing “Accept and Freeze” or “Accept with Upgrade” option.
  • 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)”.
  • Fresh allotted candidates of Round 3 will have to pay a single fee consisting of both the CPF and CCF.
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 “Accept and Freeze” option. “Accept and Freeze” option helps to retain an allotment.
By choosing “Accept and Freeze", the applicant accepts the offered seat as his/her final allotted seat. He/she would not like to upgrade to his/her higher preference ( s), if any, in the subsequent rounds (if applicable). The applicant also will not be considered for allotment in the subsequent rounds (if any). The candidate cannot change this “Accept and Freeze” option, once executed.
By choosing "Accept with Upgrade", the Applicant accepts the offered seat and would like to upgrade to his/her higher preferences in the subsequent rounds (if any). The candidate can change “Accept with Upgrade” to “Accept and Freeze” option during the 2nd and 3rd Round only.
By choosing "Reject and Quit", the Applicant rejects the offered seat and would not like to continue in the admission process in CCMN 2019. The seat offered to the applicant would be cancelled and he/she will not be considered further in the CCMN 2019 admission process.
"Surrender of Seat" means, the candidate rejects the offered seat and would not like to continue in the admission process in CCMN 2019. The seat offered to the candidate would be cancelled and he/she will not be considered in further rounds of admission process in CCMN 2019. However the candidate can participate in National Spot Round (NSR) by doing fresh registration.
Yes, you are allowed to surrender and vacate the seat during surrendr period (between 29 Jun - 07 Jul 2019) or after 3rd round of allotment (between 08 Jul - 12 Jul 2019). But once you pay the Counselling Confirmation Fee (CCF), you are not allowed to surrender the seat.
Yes, CPF will be refunded to you after deducting the processing charges of Rs 1000/- if you surrender between 29 Jun - 07 Jul 2019 and Rs 2000/- if you surrender between 08 Jul - 12 Jul 2019.
It has been decided to conduct a National Spot Round (NSR) in CCMN-2019 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.
  • All the JAM 2019 qualified candidates who have not registered earlier.
  • All the registered candidates who have surrendered their seats.
  • All the registered candidates who have allotted a seat in R1, R2 and R3 but not accepted their seats.
  • 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.
If you are offered a seat in any round of seat allocation process, then for accepting the seat you have to pay Counselling Participation Fee (CPF). CPF for SC/ST is Rs. 7,500/- and for Gen/OBC/EWS it is Rs. 10,000/-. You can pay the CPF online through ICICI Bank Eazypay portal using (Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan/NEFT).
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.
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.
PAL is Provisional Admission Letter. This is issued to all CCF paid candidates after the upgradation round. For NSR candidates PAL will be available after NSR allotment. PAL is necessary to take admission in the allotted institute. Without PAL no candidate is allowed to take admission in the allotted institute.
Click on the “Details” button under Participating Institute available in 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).
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.
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.
The following are category codes used.
Technical Code Public Code Description
OC General Open category, which includes Unreserved General Category (OC/OP/GEN)
OCPH General-PwD Persons with disabilities from General Category (OCPWD/OPPWD/GENPWD)
EWS EWS Economically weaker section in general category (EWS)
EWSPH EWS-PwD Persons with disabilities from economically weaker section in general category (EWSPH/EWSPWD)
OB OBC Other Backward Class (OB/OBC)
OBPH OBC-PwD Persons with disabilities from Other Backward Class (OBPWD/OBPH/OBCPH)
SC SC Scheduled Caste (SC)
SCPH SC-PwD Persons with disabilities from Scheduled Caste (SCPWD/SCPH)
ST ST Scheduled Tribe (ST)
STPH ST-PwD Persons with disabilities from Scheduled Tribe (STPWD/STPH)
No; CCMN 2019 is NOT responsible for the seat matrix data. CCMN 2019 merely allocates seats as per the seat matrix data provided by the participating Institutes.
There is no cut off marks for registration for getting admission in NITs/CFTIs/IIEST. All the candidates who have valid JAM 2019 score will be allowed to register.
In case of any query/difficulty, the candidates can contact CCMN officials through the “HELP DESK” in CCMN website or over phone.
  • Using the “HELP DESK”, the student can post a query through query portal. The student needs to clearly mention the subject to which his/her query is related. The query will be answered by CCMN officials as a reply to the candidate in the query portal.
  • The candidate can also call the CCMN officials using the contact numbers provided in the contact tab at the home page of CCMN website. The contact numbers have been provided with specific time slots for which they can be called. The candidate must dial the proper number at the specified time slot.

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