In the IIT institutes all over the country for which the JEE (Advanced) examinations are conducted government has reserved certain number seats for candidates of certain categories. The details are as follows:
Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) - Other Backward Classes– 27% of seats in every course offered by any IIT. The backward class should be listed in the central list of OBCs released by the government on http://www.ncbc.nic.
If the Candidates is belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are then they are not entitled for any reservation. Such candidates are considered as belonging to the general (GEN) (i.e., unreserved) category.
Other reservation details are as follows :
• Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in every course.
• Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in every course.
Please refer to 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%20Indiafor further details of the benefit of reservation.
• Persons with Disability (PwD) – 3% of seats in every category, viz., GEN, OBC- NCL, SC and ST.
Please note that the benefit of reservation will be given to those who have at minimum 40% impairment regardless of the type of disability i.e., locomotor, visual or dyslexic. Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in this sub-category.
If the candidate belongs to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories then he/ she will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion
If after the reservation process still there are unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category then the seats can be allotted to general (GEN) category candidates whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall not be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories
The candidate has to choose the category at the time of filling up the registration form and no changes are entertained after the form has been submitted.
Candidates who are not Indian nationals will not be covered under the reservation process.