The National Testing Agency releases the reservation criteria for JEE Main that contain category wise percentage of reservation of seats and the conditions of eligibility that the candidates have to Abide by.
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.
|General Economically Weaker Sections (GEN-EWS)||10 %|
|Scheduled Castes (SC)||15 %|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7.5 %|
|Non Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)||27 %|
|Persons with Disabilities||5% in each category|
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
Candidates who are suffering from 40% or more disability (specified disability) as certified by the certifying authority can claim for benefits from JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria. Given below are the categories of specified disabilities to be considered under PwD category:
There is a list of other backward classes (non-creamy layer) on the website of National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) called as Central list which has to be followed under JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria. Those candidates who fall under this list will be selecting the option of reserved category of OBC while filling the JEE Main application form . Other candidates who fall under OBC list as per the list of their respective states will have to choose the General category.
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:
Just a statement or mere clicking on the reserved category while applying shall not be enough and candidates will be required to provide certain proofs as mentioned below for a claim as per reservation criteria of JEE Main:
There are various institutes that take up admissions into engineering courses through JEE Main, and they have their own reservation criteria. Talking about the Institutes of national importance, given below are the JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria for such institutes:
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) offer admission to 50% seats on the Home State Quota basis and for remaining 50% seats on Other State Quota basis.
Note: For States and Union Territories without NIT, the following NITs will be considered as their state quota.
|NIT Puducherry||Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|NIT Goa||Daman and Diu|
|NIT Goa||Dadar and Nagar Haveli|
For NIT Goa and NIT Warangal, the reservation criteria are as under: