JEE Advanced Reservation of Seats 2020

15 Oct, 2019

JEE Advanced Reservation of Seats 2020 is prescribed by the government of India. The Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) has reserved a percentage of seats. The seats are reserved by IITs for the candidates belonging to reserved categories. The candidates are selected on the basis of marks scored by them in the JEE Advance exam. Candidates belonging to reserved categories will be entitled to the JEE Advanced Reservation of Seats 2020. The candidates who will qualify the JEE Advanced exam and will fall under the JEE Advance eligibility criteria 2020 will be then called for counselling and seat allotment process by the 23 IITs institutes and 9 other institutes (offering admissions on the basis of JEE Advanced 2020 exam) on the basis of scores and ranks scored by them in the entrance exam. Candidates belonging to OBC-NCL (non-creamy layer) will be allotted 27% reservation, SC category candidates will be given 15%, candidates belonging to ST category will be given 7.5% and the remaining seats will be open for all the other candidates. For candidates belonging to PWD category, there will be 5% horizontal reservation in each of the other categories. Candidates belonging to reserved categories will be eligible for admissions via the open category if they score high in the exam. Such candidates will have no need to use the seat reservations as prescribed by the government of India for JEE Advance 2020. The candidates are advised to mention their categories in the JEE Main application form 2020 carefully. Once the category list of candidates as entered in the database is released by the exam conducting authority, it will be considered final and no request for change of category will be then entertained.

JEE Advanced Reservation of Seats 2020

There are 23 IITs and 9 other institutes offering admissions to the candidates in B.Tech programmed based on their scores secured in JEE Advance 2020. The other 9 institutes are ISC Bangalore, IIPE Visakhapatnam, IISER Bhopal, IISER Mohali, IISER Kolkata, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IIST Thiruvananthapuram, and RGIPT Rae Bareli. Below we have mentioned the category-wise reservation of the seats for JEE Advance 2020. In 2018, the government of India announced that fir 2,24,000 candidates qualifying the JEE Main exam will be eligible for appearing in JEE Advance exam. We have provided the distribution here below.

Category Overall Distribution Number of top candidates
OPEN Total – 1,13,120 1,07,464
OPEN – PwD 5656 (5% horizontal)
OBC-NCL Total – 60,480 57,456
OBC-NCL-PwD 3,024
SC Total – 33,600 31,920
SC-PwD 1,680
ST Total – 16,800 15,960
ST-PwD 840
Category JEE Advanced Reservation of Seats 2020
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OPEN 50.5%
PwD 5%

JEE Advanced Reservation of Seats 2020: Dereservation

OBC NCL Category Seats that will remain unoccupied under this category will be deserved to general category seats
SC/ ST Category The unoccupied seats will remain the same and will not be de reserved for any other category available.
PwD Category Due to reservation of seats in JEE Advanced 2020 for PwD applicants being horizontal, unfilled seats are reserved to the respective categories.

JEE Advanced Reservation of Seats 2020: Other Reserved Categories

    There are two other categories where the reservation of JEE Advanced 2020 is applicable, other than OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD. They are mentioned below:

    Defence Service Candidates

    Candidates under this category are the children of defence/paramilitary personnel killed or disabled on a permanent basis during wartime or peacetime actions. Each JEE Advanced participating institutes 2020 has two seats reserved for candidates belonging to this category. Candidates will need to mention their DS category information at the time of completing the online registrations, in order to avail of this preferred allocation. Candidates belonging to this category must know that to be eligible for admissions in the institutes, they will need to qualify the JEE Advanced 2020 exam, and should appear in the rank list for the exam.

    Foreign Nationals

    Candidates not belonging to Indian nationality (by birth or naturalized), PIO (Person of Indian Origin)/OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) category, and the candidates whose parents are not Indian citizens and also does not belong to PIO/OCI category, are considered under the foreign nationals category. Seats for such candidates are supernumerary and in each program. A total of 10% of seats are reserved and allocated to foreign national candidates. Such candidates must know that there will be no reservation of seats in OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD for foreign nationals. Also, the seats allocated to PIO/OCI category candidates will not be supernumerary and such candidates will be allocated seats under the open category.

    Female Applicants

    The IIT Council of India has declared to offer supernumerary seats to female aspirants only, with an aim to improve the gender balance across IIT. The IIT Council decided to increase the percentage of female students without decreasing the number of seats for non-female candidates. These supernumerary seats will be offered to those female candidates who will qualify the JEE Advanced 2020 exam.


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