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

Updated On - October 30th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

IIT JAM Reservation Criteria: The authorities of IIT JAM grants reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC and PwD categories. Reservation policy is as per the Government of India norms. The category-wise list is prepared on the basis of the category selected at the time of registration. The last date to apply for IIT JAM 2019 is October 12, applicants can make corrections till October 30. Know more

Reservation in IIT JAM is offered to candidates under the following categories:

  1. SC/ST Candidates
  2. OBC-NCL Candidates
  3. Person with Disability (PwD)
Upcoming Event: Registered candidates can download their admit cards from January 4. Know more

Candidates claiming Reservation in IIT JAM must submit requisite documents supporting their claim. Failing to do so will result in the cancellation of candidature. 

  • 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.

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IIT JAM 2019 Reservation Guidelines

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

  • SC/ST/PwD candidates: must upload their category certificate during the registration process. The same should be brought in original during IIT JAM Counselling.
  • OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates: must mention their category during application form filling process. They are not required to submit any documents supporting their category claim. But, they must present and submit their category document at the time of 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 is 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 Assistance to PwD Candidates

PwD candidates are allowed to use assistive devices like Abacus, Braille Slate, Hearing Aid, Wheelchair, Magnifier etc. However, the coordinating body will not arrange the assistive devices, they must make their own arrangements 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 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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1 Comment
Ms Akram

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02 Mar, 2018 00:20
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