IIT JEE - Reservation of Seats


SC/ST Candidates

For candidates belonging to the SC and ST categories, respectively 15% and 7.5% seats are reserved in each program. Candidates belonging to these categories are admitted on the basis of a relaxed criteria (compared to the general (GE) category candidates). In case all the reserved seats are not filled, a limited number of candidates are admitted to a Preparatory Course of one-year duration on the basis of a further relaxation of the qualifying criteria. This course attempts to prepare the students in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry. On successful completion of the course, the students will be offered direct admission to the undergraduate programs in July 2009 against the unfilled reserved seats for JEE-2008.

SC and ST candidates will be required to produce the original caste/tribe certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format (given in Appendix–II). These documents must be produced at the time of counselling, failing which they will not be considered for admission. Seats remaining vacant in these categories shall not be filled by candidates belonging to any other category.

Persons with Disability (PD)

For PD (including leprosy-cured) candidates, who are otherwise fit to pursue the course, and qualify JEE with relaxed norms relevant to this category, 3% seats are reserved as specified by the Government of India. For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, speech, and/or hearing), benefit would be given to those candidates who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part / system / extremity / extremities / whole body, etc.

The candidates in this category will be required to be certified by a Medical Board. The Medical Board will decide the following:

  • whether the candidate qualifies for the benefits under this category, and

  • if the disability is likely to interfere in his/her studies.

The Medical Board duly constituted for this purpose shall meet at the time of counselling at IIT Delhi on June 17, 2008. Candidates, who are not certified by the Medical Board as belonging to the PD category, will not be counselled under this category. The decision of the Medical Board shall be final.

Note: Reservation for OBC candidates, if any, would be communicated as and when the Government order for the same is issued.

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