Facility to float, slide and freeze the seats has been provided by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) to the candidates. Candidates can avail the facility online, through the official website. Certain criteria have been set by the authority for the candidates to avail the facility. Below is the list of criteria:
If the candidate did not report within the prescribe duration, at the center, to claim the seat, then he/she will not be able to exercise the floating or sliding option. Also, to do so candidates will have to visit the same center where they have reported earlier, to claim the allocated seat, along a new undertaking. Candidates will also have to produce the following documents to avail the float, slide or freeze the option.
Details about Freezing, Floating and Sliding:
These three options allow a candidate to either retain the seat allocated or to opt for a change in seat as per candidate's preference in any of the institutes or in the same institute in which the seat is allocated.
Freezing: 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 further rounds of seat allocation. Such candidates will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
Floating: Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an academic program of better/higher preference in any Institute is offered, they will accept it. Else, they will continue with the currently accepted academic program. Such candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
Sliding: Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an academic program of better / higher preference is offered within the same Institute, they will accept it. Such candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.