There could be many reasons for the delay in DOJ. Maybe your background verification is pending, your profile has been put on hold due to certain criteria not being fulfilled like budget issue, reporting manager might be searching alternate candidate, etc.
Kindly ask the recruitment team to be honest with you regarding the reason for delay and if you are not going to be issued any joining letter then please inform the same to you now.
I wish you all the best.
Thanks and Regards,
28th January 2019 From India, Delhi
I don't know whether you contacted them in person or only enquired orally. Probably had you visited them and personally checked you would have known by now. It's possible those not selected may not receive any intimation. I only could presume, since Sept.'18 till now is unusually long period for any one to wait. Are you fresher or have some years of experience. I doubt some one in HR misguiding you giving wrong hopes. Or probably you are kept in the panel and any one selected,issued offer and not joining might turnout to be an opportunity for you. In the circumstances and especially considering the long wait, I feel your waiting should be ended right now and you should pursue other opportunity. World is not going to end with this, you should try to improve upon your competency, prepare well, judge yourself, whatever areas you feel not fully prepared should be concentrated and enhance so that you can beat others. Gain confidence there is always next opportunity. Wish you all the best.
29th January 2019 From India, Bangalore