Reservation in JEE Exam 2023
The JEE exam is the door to getting admission to your dream college irrespective of which caste/category you belong to. However, there are certain reservations provided to the candidates belonging to certain categories. Only Indian nationals can get benefit from this JEE reservation criteria. Reservation in JEE exams followed the rules stipulated by the Government of India (GoI).
In the official information brochure published by the officials of JEE, they have clearly defined what reservations mean to them and how they follow. In this brochure, candidates can find the details related to JEE reservation criteria under chapter 5, Reservations.
But for your ease, we are here to provide you with detailed information related to the Reservations for JEE exams. In this article, you will find the quota dedicated to each category and the eligibility to get benefits from them. In the end, you will get answers to frequently asked questions.
FAQs on JEE Reservation Criteria for 2023: SC/ST/EWS/PwD Quota
1. Do I need to produce a certificate to take benefit of the EWS reservation in JEE Main?
Yes, you must produce the GEN-EWS certificate to get the benefit of this category in the JEE Main exam. You need to upload your GEN-EWS certificate while filling up the application form for JEE main. Also, the GEN-EWS certificate must be issued on or after 1st January 2022.
In case you could not produce the required GEN-EWS certificate at the time of the registration process, then you must upload the alternate declaration form given in Annexure-IB. You must present your GEN-EWS certificate at the time of document verification during the seat allotment procedure for JEE Main or else your allotment will get cancelled.
2. What are the JEE Advanced reservation criteria?
JEE Advanced reservation criteria include the reservation of seats in every course for certain categories. Only Indian citizens belonging to these categories can avail themselves of the reservation. Reservation provided to the candidates belongs to these five categories, Gen - EWS, OBC - NCL, SC, ST, and PwD.
General - Economic Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) candidates will get a 10% reservation in every course whereas Other Backward Class - Non-Creamy Layer (OBC - NCL) candidates will get a 27% reservation in every course they are eligible for. Candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories are eligible to get 15% and 7.5% reservations, respectively. Person with Disability (PwD) candidates are eligible to get a 5% reservation vertically in each category.
It is necessary to produce a category certificate during the filling up of the application form and during the verification process before the seat allotment procedure. Any false information will lead to the cancellation of the candidature.
3. What is the EWS reservation in JEE Advanced?
There is a 10% reservation given to the candidates who belong to the Economic Weaker Section (EWS) category. A candidate who wants to avail of this benefit must belong to the General category at the central level. Those candidates who do not consider under the OBC category at the central level can avail of the EWS reservation provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria of the EWS category like their family income must be less than 8 LPA. To know more about eligibility criteria kindly refer to the article.
Also, JEE Advanced and JEE Main follow the same criteria for reservation of different categories. So, both follow the 10% reservation for the GEN-EWS category.
4. What are the facilities provided to candidates belonging to the Pwd category?
They will get a compensatory time of 1 hour, so their total time will be 4 hours to attempt JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams.
The facility of Scribe to required candidates.
5. Can we bring our own scribe?
No, a PwD candidate can not bring his/her own scribe. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will provide the scribe to the candidates who are visually impaired or severely dyslexic or have lost hands/fingers or have disabilities in their upper limbs.