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JEE Advanced 2017 Reservation

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JEE Advanced Reservation can be availed by candidates belonging to SC /ST /OBC (NCL)/ Pwd / Defense Personnel categories in IIT Advanced. The category once submitted in IIT records, cannot be changed under any circumstances. Valid Proofs of eligibility need to be submitted in order to avail the reservation and have lower cutoffs for the rank lists.Candidates appearing for JEE Advanced must take note of the following points:

a) Unoccupied seats under OBC-NCL will be shifted to OPEN or GENERAL seats

b) Unoccupied PwD seats under each category will be made open to other candidates under those categories

c) Unoccupied SC/ST seats cannot be shifted to other categories

Read about JEE Advanced Eligibility

Reservation Criteria for SC/ ST/ OBC

Reservations in JEE Advanced are decided and declared after taking into consideration the rules and guidelines laid down by Govt. of India. Refer to the following table for a detailed description of categories qualifying for Reservations:

Table 1: Reservation Matrix for IIT JEE Advanced 2017


Other Backward Classes from the Non- Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)

27% of seats in every course

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15% of seats in every course

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

7.5% of seats in every course

Important Points to Remember

  • Backward Classes should be present in the most recent and updated Central List of OBC(NCL) 
  • Candidates appearing for IIT JEE2017 belonging to the Creamy Layer (CL) of OBC are not eligible for Reservations and are treated as part of the General (GEN) i.e. Unreserved category.
  • Candidates from OBC (CL) shall compete for Open Seats i.e. the seats for which everyone is eligible.
  • Eligibility for SC/ST reservation is determined and given to only those tribes and castes that are specifically and explicitly mentioned in the Central List of castes and tribes from corresponding states laid down by the Govt. of India.

Documents Required

SC/ST Candidates: Original and 1 attested photocopy of Category (SC/ST) certificate.

  1. Format of certificate: from the JEE information brochure. Below is the format-



Figure 1: SC/ST Certificate Format


Figure 2: OBC-NCL Certificate Format

  • OBC (NCL) Candidates:  Original and 1 attested photocopy of Certificate of category of OBC-NCL (from Central list available on required to be issued by the suitable authority in the format given below which is also available in JEE 2016 information brochure.

NOTE: The OBC certificate must be signed before June 01, 2017

Reservation Criteria for Defence Personnel

Defense Service candidates are defined as children of defence/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action at war front or peacetime operations.

  • 2 seats are reserved for allotment in each institute under JEE Advanced for DS candidates. However, in order to avail this preferential allotment, a DS candidate must qualify the JEE Advanced and hence, be in the Common Rank List of JEE.
  • DS Candidates are required to submit the following Proforma for eligibility.


Figure 4:Proforma for DS Candidate Eligibility

Reservation Criteria for PwD Candidates

Persons with Disability (PwD)- 3% seats (horizontally) are reserved in each of the following categories:

  1. OPEN i.e. GENERAL
  2. OBC-NCL
  3. SC
  4. ST


  1.  40% impairment preference:  candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the type- locomotive, visual or dyslexic are given higher priority.
  2. Preference to Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit enough to take up the course.

Documents Required as a proof: Original and 1 attested photocopy of valid Disability certificate. Find the format below :



Figure 5: Disability Certificate (APM Permanent Paralysis/ Blindness)


Figure 6: Disability Certificate



Figure 7: Disability Certificate

Details of Medical Authority issuing the Disability Certificate

  • The following Report is required to be submitted by Dyslexic candidates.
  • Handicap percentage should not be less than 40%
  • Permanent disability only
  • Issued from Govt. organization only.


Figure 8: Dyslexia Evaluation Report Format

A scribe is an individual who writes the examination for a person with a physical or learning disability and which restrains him from writing the examination. Typically, the scribe reads out the question and writes the response/marks the response in OMR sheet after the candidate says the final answer. For IIT JEE Advanced, scribe is a class 11 student from science stream having Mathematics as one of the subjects

  • PwD candidates (including Dyslexic, blind, lost fingers/hands, disability in upper limbs) can avail services of a scribe to mark responses in the OMR sheet
  • Send the Scribe Request form (find below) along with PwD Certificate/Dyslexic Evaluation report to Chairman, JEE Advanced uploaded during registration
  • Candidates cannot bring their own scribes. Zonal IITs do the needful
  • Candidate and scribe meet one day prior to exam (Saturday, 21st May 2017) along with IIT representatives
  • If found that candidate does not require the use of scribe: evaluation, ranking and admission stands cancelled




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