As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
• Scheduled Castes (SC)
• Scheduled Tribes (ST)
• Other Backward Castes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
• Persons with Physical Disability (PD) Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those castes/tribes which are recognized by the Government of India and are included in the respective central list published by the Department of Personnel and Training.
1. SC/ST Candidates
For the SC and ST categories, respectively 15% and 7.5% seats are reserved in all IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISM, Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to these categories are admitted on the basis of a relaxed criterion.
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. This course attempts to prepare the students in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. On successful completion of the course, the students will be offered a direct admission to the undergraduate programmes in July 2011, against the unfilled reserved seats for JEE-2010.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories will be required to produce the original caste/ tribe certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format (APPENDIX–2). Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. 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.
2. OBC Candidates
For the purpose of reservation of seats in JEE-2010, a candidate will be considered as OBC only if he/she belongs to the non-creamy layer of this category. Those belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are not entitled for reservation.
For candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer), 27% of the seats are reserved in all IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISM, Dhanbad and are allotted based on a relaxed criterion.
In case any of the reserved seats in this category are not filled, they can be filled by candidates belonging to GE category.
The OBC candidates (non-creamy layer) will be required to produce the original caste certificate issued on or after January 1, 2010 by a competent authority in the prescribed format (APPENDIX–3). Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. The certificate must be produced at the time of counselling, failing which they will NOT be considered for admission in the OBC category.
3. 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 in each of the categories (namely, GE, OBC, SC, & ST) as specified by the Government of India. 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.
For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, speech, and/or hearing) benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% physical impairment.
The candidates in this category will be required to be certified by a medical board constituted by IIT during counselling. The decision of medical board is final.
PREFERENTIAL ALLOTMENT OF SEATS FOR DS CATEGORY
Two seats are available for preferential allotment in each institute for children of defence/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peace-time operations (DS category).
Candidates belonging to DS category should submit a copy of the relevant certificate issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India or in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, as applicable, along with the application. To avail this preferential allotment, he/she must qualify in the General (GE) Category and should produce the original certificate at the time of counselling.