JEE Main 2023 Reservation Criteria

JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2023 – Home State and Other States

JEE Main Reservation for institutes under Central government

CategoriesReservation Percentage
General Economically Weaker Sections (GEN-EWS)10%
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Non Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)27%
Persons with Disabilities5% in each category

JEE Main Reservation Criteria for OBC-NCL

There is a list of other backward classes (non-creamy layer) on the website of National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) called as Central list which has to be followed under JEE Main 2022 reservation criteria. Those candidates who fall under this list will be selecting the option of reserved category of OBC while filling the JEE Main application form. Other candidates who fall under OBC list as per the list of their respective states will have to choose the General category.


Persons with Disabilities (PwD) under JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2023

Candidates who are suffering from 40% or more disability (specified disability) as certified by the certifying authority can claim for benefits from JEE Main 2023 reservation criteria. Given below are the categories of specified disabilities to be considered under PwD category:

  1. Blindness and low vision

  2. Deaf and hard of hearing

  3. Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy

  4. Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness,

  5. Multiple disabilities

  6. Other specified disabilities

JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2023- Specified Disability Categories


Process to claim Reservation in JEE Main

In order to claim the benefits provided for candidates under reserved categories, candidates have to follow certain formalities. Given below are the steps to claim reservation in JEE Main:

  1. The very first step that candidates have to take is filling the JEE Main application form which requires them to fill in various details including the category under which they fall. They are not required to provide the category proof at this stage. So, if a student misses on selecting the correct reserved category, the authorities do not accept further claims.

  2. At the time of JEE Main counselling, candidates will be required to produce certain documents including that of caste or category certificate.

  3. Those candidates who are unable to show the proof of having a claim under JEE Main reservation criteria will be taken as a candidate under unreserved or general category.

Documents Required under JEE Main 2023

Just a statement or mere clicking on the reserved category while applying shall not be enough and candidates will be required to provide certain proofs as mentioned below for a claim as per reservation criteria of JEE Main 2023:

  1. Category certificate issued in the prescribed format by the competent authority

  2. Caste or Tribe certificates in case of SC/ ST

  3. Disability certificate issued by the competent authority in case of Persons with disability

JEE Main Reservation Criteria in Institutes of National Importance

There are various institutes that take up admissions into engineering courses through JEE Main, and they have their own reservation criteria. Talking about the Institutes of national importance, given below are the JEE Main 2023 reservation criteria for such institutes:

  1. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) – All the Indian Institutes of Technology are under the central government and thus, they follow the All India Quota while offering admissions into engineering courses.

  2. Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) – Admissions into IITs are based on All India Quota as well as Home State and Other State Quotas.

  3. Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) – As per JEE Main reservation criteria in GFTIs, admissions are made on All India Quota basis except for Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and IIEST Shibpur wherein home state quota and other state quota is applicable, and Assam University, Silchar where home state quota is applicable for candidates belonging to Assam state and others are considered on All India basis.

  4. National Institutes of Technology (NITs) – Unlike the IITs, the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) offer engineering admissions as per State Quota and Other State Quota basis.

JEE Main 2023 Reservation Criteria in NITs

According to JEE Main reservation criteria in the NITs, 50% seats stand reserved under home state quota for eligible candidates, while the rest of 50% are left for candidates of other states. Herein, the ‘Home State Quota’ stands for reservation for candidates belonging to the state where the particular NIT in question is located, while the ‘Other State Quota’ reflects for the candidates under reserved categories and belonging to the state other than the one in which that NIT is located.

It may be noted that the National Institutes of Technology are not there for all the states and Union Territories in India, thus the table below contains the home state quota to be considered in such cases:

UTs and Home State Quota in NITs

Union TerritoriesNITs
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsNIT Puducherry
LakshadweepNIT Goa
Daman and DiuNIT Goa
Dadar and Nagar HaveliNIT Goa
ChandigarhNIT Delhi

It may be noted that the above criteria applies for all the NITs except for Warangal and Goa. For these NITs, the table below reflects the JEE Main 2022 reservation criteria followed:

JEE Main reservation criteria for NIT Warangal and Goa

Name of the NITQuotaEligible candidates
NIT WarangalHome State Quota
Candidates belonging to Telangana claim reservation under this quota
Other States QuotaCandidates belonging to other states and those belonging to Andhra Pradesh, both can apply for admission under this quota
Andhra Pradesh QuotaCandidates belonging to the state of Andhra Pradesh can apply for admissions under this quota.
NIT GoaHome State QuotaCandidates belonging to Goa have 40% reservation of seats. In case of further vacancy of seats, 10% seats are filled by candidates from Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep
Other States QuotaCandidates of Goa, Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep can apply for admission