Indian Nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:
- Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 27% of seats in every course. The backward class should be in the central list of OBCs (http://www.ncbc.nic.in) as of June 1, 2014.
As per the judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, dated March 17, 2015 [WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 274 OF 2014], Jats in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for the States of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, BHaratpur and Dholpur Districts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are NOT considered under OBC category.
Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the general (GEN) (i.e., unreserved) category.
- Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in every course.
- Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in every course.
The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India (http://socialjustice.nic.in/sclist.php and http://tribal.nic.in/Content/list%20of%20Scheduled%20Tribes%20in%20India.aspx).
Persons with Disability (PwD) – 3% of seats in every category, viz., GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST.
Benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability i.e., locomotor, visualor dyslexic.
Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in this sub-category.
Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion.
Unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to GEN category candidates whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall NOT be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories. The reservation for PwD candidates is horizontal and hence, unfilled seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the respective categories i.e., unfilled SC-PwD seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the SC category and so on.The category of a candidate as entered in the database to be provided by the JEE Apex Board [which conducts JEE (Main) 2015] will be final and requests for change of category will NOT be entertained.
Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories as specified herein.