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Seat Reservation for different Categories


Reservation for JEE AdvancedThe citizens of India belonging to different categories are allotted the seats which are reserved for them. The rules for the reservation of seats are designed by the government of India. Given below are the categories of reservation and the percentage of reservation finalized by the government of India. Other Backward Classes which belong to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL).

For students belonging to OBC category, 27% of the total seats are reserved in every course. There can be changes in the central list of OBC category. Thus, a student asking for the reservation must make sure that their backward class is present in the recently updated central list of OBCs.
However, the candidates who belong to the creamy layer of OBC are not eligible for reservation under this quota. All those candidates who belong to the creamy layer of OBC will be treated as just belonging to the unreserved category, i.e., general category. These candidates will only be eligible for open seats.

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15% of the total seats are reserved for the students belonging to Scheduled caste in every course.

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Almost half the percentage of seats are reserved for the students belonging to the ST category. For ST students, nearly 7.5% of the total seats are reserved in every course. 
Similar to the OBC category, the students need to make sure that their castes and tribes are included in the recently updated central list of all the states. The list as released by the government of India can be obtained from the following link: Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes.

Persons with Disability (PwD)

For the students who belong to the PwD category, 3% of the total seats are reserved in each of OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST category seats. 
A candidate who would have at least 40% impairment will be eligible for the above reservation. The impairment percentage is independent of the type of disability i.e., visual, locomotor, or SEVERE dyslexic.
Candidates who have recovered from Leprosy but are fit to pursue the courses will also be included in the above category.


If at the time of admission, if some reserved OBC-NCL category seats remain unfilled, such seats can be de-reserved to OPEN category seats. But if the seats belonging to the SC and ST categories remain unfilled, these can’t be de-reserved to any category. If there are any unoccupied seats for physically disabled candidates, these seats will be de-reserved to the respective categories. For examples, unoccupied SC-PwD seats will be opened to SC category seats and the same goes for all the other categories also.

JEE will not be accepting any requests for the change of category once the student has entered their category during the form submission. The database for the same will be made available by the JEE Apex Board [which conducts JEE (Main) 2017 examination].

Defence Service Candidates

Children of paramilitary/defence personnel killed or permanently disabled in war or peacetime operations are considered under the category of Defence Service (DS) candidates. Two seats will be available for preferential allotment for DS candidates in every institute. Again, in order to make sure that a student gets this benefit, his/her name must be included in the below mentioned list.

Common Rank List of JEE (Advanced)

Foreign Nationals

The candidates who are not the citizens of India by birth and all those candidates who fall in the category of foreign candidates as declared by the government of India, will be allotted supplementary 10% of seats for all the courses.