Mumbai Thousands of junior college aspirants who failed to secure a seat during the previous rounds of admissions are now looking forward to the first come, first served (FCFS) rounds that will start from August 25. The state education department will release the list of vacant seats in colleges across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on Saturday. Three categories will be formed on the basis of merit under which students can secure seats in phases. Students scoring 80% and above can pick from the vacant seats on August 27 followed by those scoring 60% and above on August 29 and those who have scored 35% and above can try to secure seats on August 31. Several students who are yet to get a seat queued outside the office of the deputy director of education on Monday. Students and parents said with the chaos surrounding junior college admissions this year, chances of them securing a seat looks bleak. “My daughter scored 81%, but hasn’t secured admission yet. She missed her preferred college by 1% percent and now we have no option but to wait for the FCFS round,” said Mihika Seth from Goregaon. Among those eligible for FCFS rounds are students who did not confirm admission even after being allotted the college of their first preference and those who cancelled admissions owing to various reasons. In 2017, the state education department made it mandatory for students who were allotted colleges of their first preference to confirm their seats in the same college. Today [Tuesday] is the last day to confirm admissions under the special merit list.