JEE MAIN 2020 RESERVATION
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JEE Main Eligibility constitutes reservation criteria for candidates belonging to – Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), OBC-NCL, Women Candidates and Person with Disability. JEE Main 2020 April session registration is closed, the exam has been postponed to the last week of May considering the COVID-19 outbreak. Candidates can download JEE Main Admit Card soon after April 15, 2020 from the official website– jeemain.nta.nic.in.
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 the detailed JEE Main 2020 reservation for each of the categories. Check JEE Main Eligibility
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%|
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, specified 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.
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 shall be granted to the EWS candidates belonging to the General quota candidates.
Persons 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.
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:
Following is the list of the competent authorities who can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’:
The reservation criteria of JEE Main 2020 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 state.|
|Other State Quota||This comprises JEE Main candidates who are applying from other states and union territories, apart from the home state.|
Candidates can check JEE Main 2020 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 of candidates for different state quotas in NITs, IIEST and two of the Other-GFTIs are provided in the table given below:
|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, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep.|
|Other State Quota||Candidates belonging to other states.|
In NITs, 50% seats are reserved under Home State Quota and rest 50% under Other State Quota
For Union Territories which do not have an NIT, the home state quota would be applicable for the following institutes:-
|Andaman and Nicobar Island||NIT Puducherry|
|Daman and Diu||NIT Goa|
|Dadar and Nagar Haveli||NIT Goa|
SC, ST, OBC, PwD and GEN- EWS are 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.
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)
Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
Sub- Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides.
Administrator/ Secretary to Administrator/ Development Officer Lakshadweep Islands.
(Circulated vide No. 2/223/79- SWL/4337 dated 8.6.96)
M.L.A. of the concerned constituency
(Circulated vide No. 1/19/94- RCI/6045 dated 15.7.94)
|S. No.||Backward Classes|
|i)||Sub- Divisional Officer (C)|
|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)|
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. Is there a reservation for women candidates?
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 2020?
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 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 2020, 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. NTA released information about JEE Main 2020 Reservatio in it’s official brochure on September 3, 2019. 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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