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IIT JAM 2019 Reservation Criteria - Income Based, Quota & List of Reserved Categories

Updated On - August 6th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

IIT JAM 2019 Reservation Criteria holds a fixed number of seats out of the total intake for candidates belonging to various categories in IIT JAM. The category-wise list of selected candidates will be prepared on the basis of category they select in IIT JAM Application Form 2019. The final admission will depend on the valid category certificate submitted along with the application form or during IIT JAM 2019 Counselling. IIT JAM Reservation follows the norms specified by Govt. of India. Reservation in IIT JAM is offered to candidates under following categories.

  1. SC/ST Candidates
  2. OBC-NCL Candidates
  3. Person with Disability (PwD)
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  • Candidates claiming Reservation in IIT JAM are required to submit requisite documents supporting their claim.
  • In absence of which, the candidate’s claim is rejected. Candidates claiming OBC NCL as their category are required to submit their document during IIT JAM Counselling.
  • Candidates under other categories are required to upload their category certificate during IIT JAM 2019 Registration for exemption in Application Fee.
  • A candidate can be declared as a PwD candidate if he suffers from any disability to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by the registered medical board.

IIT JAM 2019 Reservation Guidelines

There are certain reservation guidelines candidates are required to follow. They have been listed below:

  • SC/ST/PwD candidates are required to upload their category certificate during the application process.
  • The same should be brought in original during IIT JAM Counselling.
  • OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) candidates are required to mention their category during application process. They are not required to submit any documents supporting their category claim.
  • OBC –NCL candidates should present and submit their category document during IIT JAM Counselling.
  • No exemption in Application fee is provided to OBC-NCL.
  • The disabilities based on which a candidate can be defined as PwD candidate for IIT JAM are
  1. Poor Vision/Blindness
  2. Loss of limb
  3. Locomotor disability
  4. Cerebral palsy
  5. Hearing Problem

IIT JAM 2019 Seat Allocation

Number of Seats in various courses in institutes are reserved for candidates falling under different categories. The number of seats reserved for each category in all the programs and colleges are listed below.

 DegreeSubjectGENOBCSCSTPWDPaper Code
IISc BangaloreIntegrated PhDBiological Sciences105320BL, BT
IIT BombayM. Sc. (4 semester)Applied Geology179531 (GEN)GG
Applied Geophysics106311 (OBC)PH
Applied Statistics and Informatics1910530MS
Biotechnology148421 (GEN)BT
Chemistry2312731 (OBC)CY
Mathematics158521 (SC)MA
M.Sc. – Ph.D. dual degreeEnvironmental Science and Engineering53111 (GEN)BT,CY, MA, PH
Operations Research63211 (ST)MA, MS
M.Sc.-M.Tech. (8 semesters)M.Sc. (Physics)-M.Tech. (Materials Sciences with specialization in Nano Science & Technology)42111 (GEN)PH
IIT DelhiM.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry2715841 (GEN) 1 (ST)CY
Mathematics2715841 (GEN) 1 (OBC)MA
Physics2715841 (GEN)PH
IIT GuwahatiM.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry2413741 (GEN) 1 (SC)CY
Mathematics and Computing2413741 (GEN)MA
Physics2413741 (OBC)PH
IIT KanpurM.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry2011631 (GEN)CY
Mathematics2011631 (SC)MA
Physics58521 (OBC)PH
Statistics2514741 (GEN)MS
M.Sc.- Ph.D. dual degreePhysics84210PH
IIT KharagpurJoint M.Sc.- Ph.D.Chemistry2312741 (SC)CY
Geology158521 (OBC)GG
Mathematics158521 (GEN)MA
Physics2312741 (SC)PH
Geophysics126421 (GEN)GG, PH
IIT MadrasM.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry2715841 (GEN)CY
Mathematics2715841 (GEN)MA
Physics2212731 (GEN) 1 (OBC) 1 (SC)PH
IIT RoorkeeM.Sc. (4 semesters)Applied Geology84211 (SC)GG
Biotechnology1810631 (SC)BT
Chemistry127421 (SC)CY
Mathematics158521 (SC)MA
Physics127421 (SC)PH
Economics158521 (SC)MA, MS
IIT BhubaneswarJoint M.Sc.-Ph.D. M.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry105321 (SC)CY
Mathematics105321 (GEN)MA
Physics105321 (OBC)PH
Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences105320CY, GG, MA, MS, PH
IIT GandhinagarM.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry105320CY
Mathematics105321 (GEN)MA
IIT HyderabadM.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry158520CY
Mathematics/ Mathematics and Computing84211 (OBC)MA
Physics105321 (OBC)PH
IIT IndoreM.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry126420CY
IIT RoparM.Sc. (4 semesters)Mathematics53111 (SC)MA
Chemistry63211 (OBC)CY
Physics53111 (ST)PH
IIT PatnaM.Sc. (4 semesters)Chemistry74211 (GEN)CY
Mathematics74211 (GEN)MA
Physics74211 (GEN)PH

IIT JAM 2019 Assistance to PwD Candidates

Pwd candidates are allowed to use assistive devices like Abacus, Braille Slate, Hearing Aid, Wheel chair, Magnifier etc. However, IIT JAM will not arrange the assistive devices, Candidates are required to make the arrangement of such devices at test centres on their own. Candidates with disability can avail compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of the examination. One hour of compensatory time is availed to the PwD candidates.

A scribe (reader) is also provided to candidates if needed. Candidates can take assistance from the same. Following instructions should be followed while providing Scribe to candidates.

  1. Assistance that the scribe can render consists of ONLY reading the instructions, test player displayed on the computer screen and in mouse clicks if candidate is not able to do so.
  2. Scribe cannot translate/interpret/emphasize the test player contents to the candidate.
  3. Scribe can either be arranged by the candidate or provided by IIT JAM 2019.
  4. Scribe and the candidate need to sign a declaration form acknowledging their presence during the test.
  5. Scribe should not be a candidate in JAM 2019.

IIT JAM 2019 Document Necessary for Claiming Reservation

Documents supporting the candidates’ claim towards applied categories is mandatory to present whenever required by the authorities. Candidates without valid documents will be considered as general candidates. Mandatory documents to be kept at all – 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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MD Akram

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02 Mar, 2018 00:20
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