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JEE Main 2018 Reservation: Seat Reservation, Quotas and Documents Required

Updated On - February 19th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

The reservation policy for JEE Main is based upon candidate’s category and state of eligibility (from where the candidate has appeared for the qualifying exam). Check Detailed Jee Main Eligibility

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  • 51 % of total seats fall under General Category
  • 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.

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  • 5% of total seats reserved for women candidates in all participating institutes. Also, there is concession in application fees while filling up JEE Main Application
  • 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.
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Reservation for Women 

  • A female candidate can apply under All India Level or Women Quota System since most of the colleges 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 2018 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 2018?

  • It is mandatory to mention category and its details in JEE Main 2018 Application Form.
  • Present the relevant and valid certificates for verification at the time of 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-1 Is there any reservation for ex-serviceman grandsons in NITs?

Ans-1 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-2 Whether dyslexic students are eligible for pwd quota in JEE main?

Ans-2 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 per cent of physical defect or deformity are only eligible.  

*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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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
Ankit Verma

Sir/madam, I have got all india rank (crl rank-402312) and (obc-137049) can i write jee advance 2017 or not

28 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Ankit, only top 220000 JEE Main rank holders will be eligible for the JEE Advance 2017.

28 Apr, 2017 11:05

will home state rank be declared for jee mains 2017 ? If so, when will it be released .

27 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Abhant, NITs will release separate cut off for home state and other states at the time of counseling and seat allocation process. No Home state rank is mentioned in the All India Rank List. More details, you may find on given link

27 Apr, 2017 18:15

Sir open inter students are eligible for jee mains

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Sundeep, to know the eligibility criteria, please find the link

27 Apr, 2017 18:06

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