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JEE Main 2019 Reservation: Seat Reservation, Quota, Documents Required

Updated On - February 26th 2019 by KRITIKA GUPTA

JEE Main Eligibility constitutes reservation criteria for candidates belonging to – Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), OBC-NCL, Women Candidates and Person with Disability category. The reservation of seats through JEE Main is also based upon State of Eligibility (from where the candidate has appeared for the qualifying exam). This follows the parameters related to Home State and Other State Quota in terms of admissions offered by the universities. Read on to know detailed JEE Main Reservation for each of the categories.

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

  • 27% for OBC, 15% for SC and 7.5% for SC and 3% for PwD candidates.
  • The state Telangana holds 3 state quotas viz Home State Quota, Other State Quota and Andhra Pradesh State Quota.
  • 5% of total seats 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.

Reservation for Women Candidates

  • A female candidate can apply under All India Level or Women Quota System since most of the college 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 a further 3%.
  • If facts are to be believed, DTU (Delhi Technological University) some time back introduced a ‘Single Girl Child’ quota and according to the same, the institute has one seat each in all the B.Tech courses reserved for single girl children from Delhi.  

Reservation in State Universities

The reservation criteria of JEE Main in state universities will depend on the reservation criteria followed by the state. Candidates in state universities will be divided on the basis of whether they belong to that state or some other state.

Home State QuotaCandidates 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 state.
Other State QuotaThis comprises JEE Main candidates who are applying from other states and union territories, apart from the home state.

Reservation of Seats in Different Institutes

Candidates can check JEE Main 2019 reservation criteria for IITs, NITs, CFTIs and state engineering colleges from the table given below:

Name of Premier InstitutesReservation 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 InstitutesBased on Home Quota/ State Quota/ All India Quota
State Funded Technical Institutes
Government Funded Technical InstitutesBased on All India Quota
State Engineering CollegesBased on State Quota

Eligibility for Different Seat 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 NameQuotaEligibility
All NITs except NIT Warangal, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, ShibpurHome State QuotaCandidates whose home state is same as the state in which the institute is located
Other State QuotaCandidates whose home state is different from the state in which the institute is located
Assam University, SilcharHome State QuotaCandidates whose home state is Assam
All India QuotaAll candidates (including home state candidates)
NIT WarangalHome State QuotaCandidates whose home state is Telangana
Other State QuotaOther States candidates (including Andhra Pradesh)
Andhra Pradesh QuotaCandidates whose home state is Andhra Pradesh
NIT GoaHome State Quota40% for candidates whose home state is Goa and vacant seats, if any, from the 10% quota of UTs of Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep.
Other State QuotaCandidates belonging to other states.

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 state where the institute is situated falls under HS Quota
  • Other State Quota (OS Quota)- Candidates belonging to states other than Home state falls under OS Quota

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

Union TerritoriesNITs
Andaman and Nicobar IslandNIT Puducherry
LakshadweepNIT Goa
Daman and DiuNIT Goa
Dadar and Nagar HaveliNIT Goa
ChandigarhNIT Delhi

How to Claim Reservation for JEE Main 2019?

  • It is mandatory to mention category and its details in JEE Main 2019 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.

Documents Required for JEE Main Reservation

SC, ST, OBC and PwD candidates required to produce original certificate 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 mentioned below-

caste certificate for SC/ST in JEE Main

  • Authorities empowered to issue certificate for backward classes are mentioned below-

Caste certificate for Backward classes in JEE Main


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. Whether dyslexic students are eligible for pwd quota in JEE Main?

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 loco motor 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 Reservation?

Ans. The following list of documents are required to avail reservation of seats through JEE Main: 

  • Caste Certificate duly issued by the competent authority in a prescribed format.

  • PwD candidates need to produce Disability Certificate.

  • Home state category candidates need to produce Domicile Certificate.

Ques. Who can avail benefits of JEE Main Reservation?

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 2019, 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 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. 



*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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Sir, in jee mains their is 75% is need for NIT collage or not. please explains it sir

21 Feb, 2019 16:11
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Hafiz, please visit the official website of the NIT to check the eligibility criteria for admission.

21 Feb, 2019 16:23
Ramya Machi

I got 97.967 persaintail in jeemains 2019 can I expect seat in nitwarangal

23 Jan, 2019 12:17
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Ramya, You may please check the official website of NIT Warangal to get the relevant information regarding merit/cutoff.

23 Jan, 2019 16:18
nisha kumari

im from haryana and i have all the documents of haryana but i m passing 12th from delhi plz tell me that is my SC quota (haryana) give me any beneft in jee mains??

21 Sep, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Nisha, There is no quota facility for the Haryana Candidates as may you will get the Girl quota.

21 Sep, 2018 12:53
Naga Sai Gundikayala

my jee mains marks is 51.I belong to gen-pwd category .pwd rank is inter board marks is 55% .Is their any chance to get admission in NITs

08 Jun, 2018 17:40
Garima Bansal

Hi Naga, To check which college you will get according to your to rank you may check this link:- JEE MAIN Rank predictor.

29 Aug, 2018 12:20

I am 12th pass student who has appeared in jee mains 2018.

10 May, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Gaurish, As per you request I am sharing a link to get the eligibility for JEE Main please go through this link :- Eligibility Criteria.

10 May, 2018 13:12
Chandra Borgohain

Hi there! I'm Kashyap frm Assam. I got 141334 in jee mains 2018 in gen category. And i want to go on with btech in any govt university. So where would i go or what do i do now?

02 May, 2018 22:49
Garima Bansal

Hi Chandra, To check which college will you get according to you rank you may check this link:- Rank Predictor

19 Jun, 2018 16:54
Ramkamal Yadav

i got 11416 rank in OBC category can i get seat in nit....

01 May, 2018 15:08
Akansha Expert

Hi Ramkamal, It Depends upon the college and the university merit list. Please check the NIT college cutoff list for getting an idea of Admission.

01 May, 2018 16:21
Nani Shashi

I got 32121 rank in OBC category can I get seat in clgs like. CBIt MGIT VNR???

01 May, 2018 09:04
Akansha Expert

Hi Shashi, It Depends upon the college and the university merit list. Please check the college cutoff list for getting an idea of Admission.

01 May, 2018 15:14
Nam!tha NaM!

I got 24000 rank in OBC category can i get seat in NIT

10 Apr, 2018 11:36
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Namitha, To get information about the Jee Main Score through this link: JEE MAIN Cutoff.

10 Apr, 2018 17:20

Hlw,mere iit mains me (Air 306998) and (SC rank19447) hai Kya mujhe Nit Delhi me admission mill skta h Plz other Nits ke bare me b btaye Near about U.P.

18 Jun, 2017 19:38
sangeeta rawat

Hi Suraj, Catch the information about college allotment please find this link and check IIT Main Cut Off

29 Jul, 2017 15:01

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