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JEE Main 2021 Reservation: Seat Reservation, Quota, Documents Required

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JEE Main 2021 Eligibility constitutes reservation criteria for candidates belonging to – Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), OBC-NCL, Women Candidates, Person with Disability and Economically Weaker Section. The eligibility criteria and reservation rules followed by the authorities are set by the Government of India.

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  • The reservation of seats through JEE Main is also based on State of Eligibility (from where the candidate has appeared for the qualifying exam). Check JEE Main 2021 Eligibility 
  • This follows the parameters related to Home State and Other State Quota in terms of admissions offered by the universities.
  • For example, if a candidate scores a rank of 1200 and has a domicile of Delhi then he can apply through his/ her home state quota. With this rank, if they apply for NIT Delhi through home state quota then the chances of getting a seat in that college are higher.

JEE Main 2021 Reservation Criteria- Key Highlights

  • The eligibility criteria and reservation rules followed by the authorities are set by the Government of India.
  • Only candidates from those categories or classes or tribes will be eligible for admission under reservation criteria which will be in the central list published by the government of India.
  • Based on the reservation criteria, candidates can apply for admission in NITs, IITs, and GFTIs.
  • Other than category wise reservation, candidates can also apply for admission based on state reservation quota in their domicile state. 

Category-wise Reservation

JEE Main 2021 Category-wise Reservation

  • Each category will have 5% reservation for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as defined in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016).
  • Telangana holds 3 state quotas viz Home State Quota, Other State Quota and Andhra Pradesh State Quota.
  • 5% of total seats are reserved for women candidates in all participating institutes. Also, there is a concession in application fees while filling up the application form.
  • In NITs, 50% seats are reserved under Home State Quota and rest 50% under Other State Quota. 
  • Vacant Home State Quota seats are converted to All India Seats for the mentioned category.
JEE Main 2021 Category-wise Reservation

The reservation percentage of categories for admission under JEE Main reservation are as follows:

Categories JEE Main Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer – NCL, where the annual income of family < Rs. 8 lakh) 27%
General Economically Weaker Section (General- EWS)  10%
Person with Disabilities (PwD) (Within Every Category) 5%

How to Claim Reservation?

How to Claim JEE Main 2021 Reservation?

  • It is mandatory to mention the category and its details in JEE Main 2021 Application Form.
  • Present the relevant and valid certificates for verification at the time of JEE Main Counselling
  • If a candidate does not provide the required documents - they will be considered under unreserved category.

Reservation for Women

JEE Main 2021 Reservation for Women Candidates

  • A female candidate can apply under the All India Level or Women Quota System since most of the colleges reserve 5% seats for female candidates.
  • For instance, there are colleges which offer relaxation to girls in terms of percentage of marks. So, if the cut off is somewhere around 98% for a particular seat/course, a girl can apply for the same seat at around 93%.
  • For PwD students, the relaxation is approximately an additional 3%.

Reservation for PwD

JEE Main 2021 Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)

Persons with benchmark disabilities (PwD) means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

“Specified Disability” means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.The categories of disabilities are:

  • (i) Blindness and low vision
  • (ii) Deaf and hard of hearing
  • (iii) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
  • (iv) Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness 
  • (v) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (i) to (iv)
  • (vi) Other ‘specified disabilities’ mentioned in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

Facility of Scribe/Reader/Lab Assistant

  • The facility of Scribe/Reader/Lab Assistant should be allowed to any person with benchmark disability and has limitations in writing including that of speed, if wanted by him/her.
  • In case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, Locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe/reader/lab assistant shall be given, if so desired by the person.
  • In case of other category of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe/reader/lab assistant can be allowed on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation 5 to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution.
  • The order further allows the candidate to opt for their own scribe/reader provided the qualification of the scribe is one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination.
  • The candidate with bench-mark disabilities opting for their own scribe/reader should submit details of their own scribe.
  • Twenty minutes per hour compensatory time as per duration of examination will also be allowed to the candidates who are availing the facility of scribe/reader/lab assistant.
  • Candidates are advised to look for the details regarding the reservation policy at the time of admission.

EWS Quota Details

JEE Main 2021 EWS Quota Details

Why behind the step?

  • This move came after the 124th Amendment Bill in the Constitution of India, which was passed in the January session of the Parliament.
  • As per this, 10% reservation in jobs and education belonging to the General quota candidates shall be granted to the EWS candidates.

Who falls under the EWS category?

  • Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs
  • Whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh
  • The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority.

Who can’t access the EWS quota? 

Regardless of what the family income is, if the candidates fall under any of the following, they can’t avail the benefits of EWS quota: 

  • Candidates whose families own 5 acres of agricultural land and above.
  • Candidates who own a residential flat of 1,000 sq. ft. and above.
  • Candidates whose parents possess a residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities.
  • Candidates whose parents own a residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

Authorities which can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’

Following is the list of the competent authorities who can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’:

  • District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/Additional’ Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate! Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner
  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
  • Sub-Divisional Officer or the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides
EWS Income certificate

Reservation in State Universities

JEE Main 2021 Reservation in State Universities

JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria in state universities will depend on the reservation criteria followed by the state. 

Home State Quota Candidates of JEE Main who have passed class XII from a particular state and have cleared the examination will come under home state quota. These candidates will get preference in admission to the institutes of that state as compared to those who are from other states.
Other State Quota This comprises JEE Main candidates who are applying from other states and union territories, apart from the home state.

Reservation in Diff. Institutes

JEE Main 2021 Reservation of Seats in Different Institutes

Candidates can check JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria for IITs, NITs, CFTIs and state engineering colleges from the table given below:

Name of Premier Institutes Reservation Criteria
NIT (Other State Quota) 50% seats reserved for candidates belonging to all other states and Union Territories excluding Home State.
NIT (Home Quota) 50% seats are reserved
Centre Funded Technical Institutes Based on Home Quota/ State Quota/ All India Quota
State Funded Technical Institutes
Government Funded Technical Institutes Based on All India Quota
State Engineering Colleges Based on State Quota

Eligibility for Different State

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility for Different State Quotas

Eligibility of candidates for different state quotas in NITs, IIEST and two of the Other-GFTIs are provided in the table given below:

Institute Name Quota Eligibility
All NITs except NIT Warangal, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Home State Quota Candidates whose home state is same as the state in which the institute is located
Other State Quota Candidates whose home state is different from the state in which the institute is located
Assam University, Silchar Home State Quota Candidates whose home state is Assam
All India Quota All candidates (including home state candidates)
NIT Warangal Home State Quota Candidates whose home state is Telangana
Other State Quota Other States candidates (including Andhra Pradesh)
Andhra Pradesh Quota Candidates whose home state is Andhra Pradesh
NIT Goa Home State Quota 40% for candidates whose home state is Goa and vacant seats, if any, from the 10% quota of UTs of Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep.
Other State Quota Candidates belonging to other states.

NIT Reservation Policy

JEE Main 2021- NIT Reservation Policy

In NITs, 50% seats are reserved under Home State Quota and rest 50% under Other State Quota

  • Home State Quota(HS Quota)- Candidates who have passed class 12th from the state where the institute is situated fall under HS Quota
  • Other State Quota (OS Quota)- Candidates belonging to states other than the Home state fall under OS Quota

For Union Territories which do not have an NIT, the home state quota would be applicable for the following institutes:-

Union Territories NITs
Andaman and Nicobar Island NIT Puducherry
Lakshadweep NIT Goa
Daman and Diu NIT Goa
Dadra and Nagar Haveli NIT Goa
Chandigarh NIT Delhi

JEE Main 2021 Documents Required for Reservation

SC, ST, OBC, PwD and GEN- EWS candidates are required to produce original certificates issued by the competent authority at the time of Seat Allocation Process as well as at the time of admission.

Authorities empowered to issue SC/ST Certificate are:

S.No Scheduled Castes
i) District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ I Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ Sub- Divisional Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner( not below the rank of I Class Stipendiary Magistrate)
ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
iii) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
iv) Sub- Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides.
v) Administrator/ Secretary to Administrator/ Development Officer Lakshadweep Islands.
(Circulated vide No. 2/223/79- SWL/4337 dated 8.6.96)
vi) M.L.A. of the concerned constituency (Circulated vide No. 1/19/94- RCI/6045 dated 15.7.94)

Authorities empowered to issue certificate for backward classes are:

S. No. Backward Classes
i) Sub- Divisional Officer (C)
ii) Executive Magistrate
iii) Tehsildar
iv) Naib Tehsildar
v) Block Officer
vi) District Revenue Officer (Circulated vid No. 2/223/79-SWL/4337 dated 8.6.90)
vii) M.L.A. of the concerned constituency (Circulated vide No. 1/19/94- RCI/6045 dated 15.7.94)

Frequently Asked Questions

JEE Main 2021 Reservation FAQs

Ques. Is it mandatory to upload Category certificates during JEE Main Registration 2021?

Ans: Yes, Gen-EWS/SC/ ST/OBC(NCL)/ PwD candidates have to upload their certificates as per prescribed formats issued by the competent authority. In case, any candidate does not have the certificate for now, he/she can upload the self undertaking but he/she will have to upload the requisite certificate before end of May 2021.

Ques. Is there any reservation for ex-serviceman grandsons in NITs?

Ans: No, there is no reservation of seats for grandsons of ex-servicemen in NITs. As per GOI rules, candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST and PwD categories are only admitted to seats reserved based on relaxed criteria.

Ques. Are dyslexic students eligible for PwD quota in JEE Main 2021?

Ans: No, dyslexic candidates will not be counted under PwD category as per JEE Main Reservation Criteria. Candidates with blindness or low vision, hearing impairment and locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with a minimum of 40% of physical defect or deformity are only eligible.

Ques. What are the documents that are required for JEE Main 2021 Reservation?

Ans: JEE Main 2021 list of documents required to avail reservation of seats: 

  • Caste Certificate duly issued by the competent authority in a prescribed format.
  • PwD candidates need to produce a Disability Certificate.
  • Home state category candidates need to produce a Domicile Certificate.

Ques. Is there a reservation for women candidates in JEE Main 2021?

Ans: A female candidate can apply under All India Level or Women Quota System since most of the colleges reserve 5% seats for female candidates. There will also be relaxation in application fee for women candidates.

Ques. What are the conditions to claim reservation under GEN- EWS Category of JEE Main 2021?

Ans: Candidates who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs and whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh are only identified as EWS for benefit of reservation. The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority.

Ques. Who can avail JEE Main 2021 Reservation benefits?

Ans: The benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India. For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE Main 2021, the reservation rules of that state will apply. The letter/e-mails/grievances/RTI cases/Court cases regarding reservation criteria will not be entertained by JEE Main Secretariat/NTA.

Ques. When will NTA provide information on JEE Main 2021 Reservation?

Ans: After the declaration of JEE Main Result, the data of examination is handed over to Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or the concerned state government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure by NTA/JEE Main Secretariat. The regulating body does not collect the information regarding the total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions.

Ques. I am an OBC candidate. I find my caste mentioned in the central list of OBCs, as listed in However, I do not belong to Non-Creamy Layer, as per the current notification of Government of India. Am I eligible for reservation under the OBC category in JEE (Advanced) 2020?

Ans: NO. Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the general (GEN), i.e., unreserved category.

Ques. I am a PwD candidate with ≥ 40% disability and have a valid PwD certificate. Am I eligible to avail the services of a scribe during the JEE (Advanced) 2020 examination?

Ans: The services of a scribe are available only to those PwD candidates who are visually impaired, dyslexic (Severe), have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers / hands thereby preventing them to properly operate the Computer Based Test platform.

Ques. I am a defense service personnel (or former defense service personnel). Can my child get a seat under the DS category?

Ans: Not all defense service personnel children are eligible for DS category seats. DS category seats are earmarked for children of defense / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations. A certificate issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India is required to be eligible for belonging to the DS category.

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

JEE Main 2021 : 19 answered questions


Ques. Can I get an NIT seat with a 15000 obc rank in JEE Mains?

● Top Answer By Deepika Kunwar on 07 May 21

Ans. My sister got 14,700 in JEE Mains and she also wanted to go to NIT but there is a very low chance to get a seat in NITs until the 7th round according to your rank.  The rank cutoff of OBC in the 7th round is as follows: Course Other State Home State B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering 5976-6628 69745-69745 B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering 8657-9694 79499-79499 B.Tech Electrical Engineering 8915-10084 - B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 10102-10796 - B.Tech Civil Engineering 11005-11154 172672-172672 However, you might have a chance in spot counseling. In Spot counseling, students with higher rank are allotted seats in some branches which have seats left. This year also there will be spot round then you will definitely get a seat in NIT in some of the following branches: Course NIT Branch Master of Science (M.Sc) NIT Surat Biotech engineering, Industrial and production engineering, Textile engineering NIT Jalandhar Metallurgical Engineering, Biotech, M. Sc NIT Silchar, NIT Meghalaya, NIT Agartala, NIT Durgapur, NIT Patna. The chances of getting a core branch course in any NIT is very unlikely. All this data is based on last year's ranks and admissions (2020). There may be variations this year.Read more
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Ques. How much should I score in the JEE Mains to get into the CSE branch in NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Deepika Kunwar on 03 May 21

Ans. In 2019, the responsibility of conducting JEE Main was given to NTA. NTA introduced a percentile system; the frequency of the JEE Main was also increased to twice a year. After the implementation of the NTA system, the cutoff for colleges decreased drastically. The cutoff for NIT Trichy differs based on different factors, i.e. caste, state, etc.  The recent cutoff rank for CSE at NIT Trichy is as follows. Category Cutoff General  OS 280-1373 HS 2060-5325 OBC OS 209-357 HS 1184-2165 SC OS 36-138 HS 298-1300 ST OS 25-53 HS 2275-4708 EWS OS 126-165 HS 938-2058 GeneralPwD OS 55-55 HS 407-407 OBCPwD OS 26-26 HS - SCPwD OS 19-19 HS - Hope this gives you an idea about the cutoff required to secure a seat at CSE NIT Trichy. Read more
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Ques. What are the basic criteria required for joining PEC Chandigarh?

● Top Answer By Shobhna Chaturvedi on 02 May 21

Ans. Below are the procedures to get admission in undergraduate courses at PEC Chandigarh.  You will have to score at least 75% in your board exam, it is the basic criteria to appear in JEE Main. Appear and secure a good score in JEE Main. You will get three consecutive attempts for JEE Main. Admission at PEC is purely based on JEE Main score. You can check the recent cutoff for PEC on the official website to get an idea of what to expect. All the qualified candidates have to participate in the counseling process and they are allotted seats as per the rank secured in JEE Main and choices elected by them. If you are applying for admission one year after your 10+2, you will need to produce a gap year certificate during counseling. So, these are some eligibility criteria for you to keep a note of.Read more
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Ques. What exam must one clear and with what cutoff to get into IIIT Hyderabad?

● Top Answer By suyashi choubey on 19 Mar 21

Ans. There are different examinations to get admission at IIIT Hyderabad. The mode of admission at the institute is as follows.  JEE Main: Ensure that you score 270+ in the JEE Main to get a seat in a course of your interest. Through this mode, you can even take admission for all branches except CLD, CHD. Test and Interview: If you want to get a seat in the CLD or CHD course can definitely go for this mode of admission.  In this mode, you will experience at first a test and after that, all who clear the test will be called for a Personal Interview.  However, there is no definite cutoff for the test, but you need to give your personal best to qualify for the interview. NTSE, KVPY: First, you have to clear a test. Those who qualify for the test are called for a Personal Interview.  From there, candidates are selected for admission. However, this mode of admission is for the CND course only. DASA mode: This mode is especially meant for the students who have studied 11th and 12th(or equivalent) outside India and are valid foreign passport holders. Generally, all branches accept admission through this mode.  A valid SAT II score of above 2000 is a must-needed criterion. SAT I score is taken into consideration in case of ties. Olympiad mode: This mode is only applicable for students who have been selected for training in Science and Linguistics to represent India in International Olympiads.  In this mode, students are chosen through a Personal Interview. Admissions are granted for CSD, ECD, CND, BSD, and CLD branches. Lateral Entry:  In order to get a seat through this mode of admission, there is a test and a personal interview round. Generally, children are admitted to the second year in IIIT-H through lateral entry. As what other colleges teach in 2 years, IIIT-H teaches in the first year itself. This mode of admission is meant for students who have completed their first two years of engineering in either Computer Science or Electronics branch from any other college. Students are admitted to the CSD branch if they were in the Computer Science branch in their college or to ECD if they were in the Electronics branch.Read more
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Ques. Which one is better, dropping a year for the BITSAT and JEE, or joining universities such as LPU or Amity?

● Top Answer By Rupesh Biswas on 12 Feb 21

Ans. Every candidate has their own perspectives and reasons for dropping a year or opting for a degree in any institute. It entirely depends upon your thoughts and decisions, and what you actually want from your career. The points mentioned below can be considered as a set of guidelines that would help to choose the right path. There are several choices which you can make in case of admission. You can prefer a good renowned government college and take any available stream in it, or a good private college (BITS, Thapar, etc) and choose your favorite stream. Considering the fact that you are comfortable with the high fees of the private institutes. Having an educational gap (drop) of one year is not a bad thing for a future career. Most candidates get to learn a lot of things from the self-available time, even some have genuine reasons for the drop. So, if you are extremely passionate about a stream, it is absolutely all-right to drop for a year. Check for the 50% quota for insiders in your home state NIT. If present, it will increase the chances of getting some stream in it. Usually, it is considered that the stream matters much less. What matters is the college name tag. There are several other institutes like Punjab University, UIET, etc which provide good infrastructure and opportunities. JAC is a committee for counseling in some good institutes in Chandigarh. These are some of the basics tips that would help you in the decision-making process.Read more
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puja sao
Is there any reservation for class 12th zonal toppers?
sinbad chongtham

There is no reservation for zonal toppers in the JEE Main reservation. Reservations are avaiable for Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribes(ST), Non Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC NCL), Person With Disabilities (PWD), General Economical Weaker Sections (GEWS). Above this, 5% of the total seats is reserved for woman candidates. 

vismaya c m
i got 43.85 IN PHYSICS ,7.89 in chemistry,and 2.98 in maths and total NTA score is 4.4567 in jee mains .plzz tell me the marks and percentile
diya suresh

The initial calculation of the percentile is done within the slot. and the same is measured on the scale of 100 to 0 for each session of examinees. The exact result has been released on the official website and you can check the same by entering application number, date of birth, and security pin.The result includes your score, percentile and rank.

swati srivastava

Hi Hitesh, Greetings from Collegedunia. JEE main is an all india entrance exam. You will be eligible for EWS quota as you have applied for the same. For more details visit: JEE MAIN 

If I am applying under General-EWS catgory, is it will be considered for general as well?
kumar utsav
I belong to OBC NCL but till date I don't have a OBC NLC certificate. Is it mandatory to upload category certificate during form filling? Earlier they used to ask category certificate during college admissions.
swati srivastava

Hi Utsav, Greetings from Collegedunia. JEE main is a national level entrance exam. You must have the category certificate as it is asked. For more details visit: JEE MAIN EXAM

aditya rathor
I belong to OBC NCL candidate but i applied for the OBC NCL certificate today 17-12-2020 and it will take around a month to get the certificate. Sir my query is , what to do if i want to appear february session as an OBC NCL candidate. or can i appear feb session as general candidate and march as OBC NCL candidate. Please help me out.
swati srivastava

Hi Aditya, Greetings from Collegedunia. JEE Main is a natinal level entrance exam. You must cleary specify your category and appear as the same. For more details visit: JEE MAIN EXAM

neha thasale
Can I get reservation on the basis of EWS?
manika gupta

Hi, Yes, 10% seats are reserved for EWS Category candidates.

mohammed najamuddin
What is the criteria for 15% All India quota?
aniket ranjan

Hii Mohammad, Greetings from collegedunia. It means that you are eligible to apply for State Universities as 15 Percentage of total seats of state affiliated Universities are reserved for all india students.

fauzia shahid
What is the reservation percentage for disable people?
aniket ranjan

Hii Fauzia, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes there is 5 percent reservation for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as defined in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016). For more details Click Here

meenu agarwal
I registered for JOSAA counselling 2020. Will I be considered for woman quota without giving any information about it? While filling the application form i don't remember having any choice of applying in women quota.
nikhil kankaria

Hello Meenu,

According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Government of India has taken the decision to improve gender balance in UG program of IITs, NITs, IIEST Shibpur and some of the IIITs by at least 20% by creating supernumerary seats specifically for females. 

Do not mistake the supernumerary seats for the females as reservations. The supernumerary seats can vary from program to program and college to college. The seats will be allocated in the following manner:

  • Suppose a program has 20 Female only seats and remaining gender-neutral. Thus top females rankers will be allocated females only seats and others will be allocated gender-neutral seats.
  • If the Female-Only seats were following allocation similar or equivalent to “reservations” then the top ranking 20 females would first be allocated the top 20 Gender-Neutral seats first and therefore the remaining 80-20 = 60 Gender-Neutral seats would be allocated to non-females. The remaining 20 Female-Only seats would be then allocated to lower-ranked females, thereby not allowing allocation of the program to the remaining (80-60 = 20) higher ranked non-females.

I'm General EWS category 15500 rank Total percentile 91 .Will I get any NIT college?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Rajesh, greetings from Collegedunia. Based on EWS rank, you are eligible for certain NITs. Click here for previous cut-off trends of various NITs to get an idea about which NITs you could get. Also,  Click here to predict the probable colleges that you could be eligible for, based upon your JEE score. Apply suitable filters according to the States in which you want your college, for customized results.

I'm General pwd category 861 rank Total percentile 68.8416879 .Will I get any NIT college?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Rohit, Click here for previous cut-off trends of various NITs to get an idea about your possibilities of getting an NIT. Also, to predict the probable colleges based upon your rank, click here

biswojee behera
can I get any NIT college seat having category (S.C) rank 7201 in JEE MAINS 2020
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Biswojeet, greetings from Collegedunia. You can probably get NITs based upon your SC Category.

For previous year cut-off trends of top NITs, click here.

nerusupalli divya
NERUSUPALLI DIVYA I appeared JEE Mains 2020 and got general rank 52728 and ews rank 8711, can i get admission any of NIT college
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Nerusupalli, greetings from Collegedunia. You may get certain college under EWS category, Click here to predict the probable colleges that you could be eligible for, based upon your JEE score. Apply suitable filters according to the branches you want, for customized results.

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deguti ajay kumar
I got 2,25,252 rank i belongs to ac category. Is there any chance to get seat in nit
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Ajay, greetings from Collegedunia. Your chances of getting an NIT are pretty thin.

For the previous year as well as the expected cut-off trends of top NITs, click here

Follow these steps to use the College Predictor feature available on our website:

  1. Enter your JEE Rank.
  2. Choose your category and State.
  3. Click on ‘Predict Now.

Once the results are displayed, you may apply suitable filters among streams, States, and cities available on the left side of the results page for customized results.

To use the College Predictor feature, click here.

shravani shankar mandollu

I got 60% in 12th i belong sc category. Am I eligible for IIT-NIT if I get good marks in JEE

shekhar suman

Hi Shravani, As per the recent notification the criteria for minimum 65% marks in class 12(for SC/ST Candidates) for admission into IIT/NITs have been removed. Hence, you are eligible for IIT/NIT and other CFTIs. However, the decision is applicable only for the year 2020. 

i want to know about gen ews completely
I have 73% in plus two is apply for jee
Hi Muhsina, Yes you are eligible for JEE.
punkar singh
If i register myself under ews category and unable to provide certificate at time will i be able to get seat in college under general category.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Punkar, yes, you then will be allotted seat as per the rules under general category.
drona kumar nag
dear sir, i passed out class 10th from ICSE board in 2016 with 6 subjects ,while filling jee 2020 form, it asks about total marks obtained in class 10th ,so should i fill total marks of best five subjects (including English) or total of all 6 subjects?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Drona, the percentage to be submitted will be of all the subjects that you have studied in class 10th.