JEE Main 2020 Seat Reservation – Candidates can check the JEE Main 2020 Seat reservation that is applicable for those who belong the some of the other category prescribed by the exam conducting body i.e. NTA (National Testing Agency). The application form of JEE Main 2020 is going to be released on 3rd September and candidates have to fill in various details including the category that they belong to. Candidates belonging to the SC, ST, OBC, Female candidates, Persons with Disability (PwD) will be given certain benefits in terms of seat allocation, etc.

Check Eligibility For NTA JEE Main Exam

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card will be released on 6th December 2019. Candidates must mandatorily check all the details of the admit card and carry all necessary listed documents. 

The NTA will make provisions for providing JEE Main 2020 seat reservation for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, Other backward class, Female candidates, Persons with Disability (PwD). There are a certain number of seats reserved especially for these candidates.

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JEE Main 2020 Seat Reservation

JEE Main Seat Reservation 2020: The benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs will be provided only to those classes/ castes/ tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt. of India. For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE Main 2020, the reservation rules of that State will apply. Read – JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Please note that the letter/ e-mails/ grievances/ RTI cases/ Court cases regarding reservation criteria will not be entertained by NTA.

Categories for JEE Main Seat Reservation 2020

JEE Main 2020 Seat Reservation: 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:

CategorySeat Reservation
General – EWS10%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Class (OBC) – NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5%

JEE Main Seat Reservation in State Universities

The JEE Main 2020 reservation criteria that are applicable in the state universities will depend on the state. The reservation in state universities are divided into two:

  1. Home state Quota – If candidates have passed class XII examination from a particular state and cleared the examination, they can claim the Home State Quota reservation. Students with the Home state Quota will be given preference in the state universities over those who are from another state.
  2. Other state Quota – These are the candidates who are applying to a particular state university but are originally from other state and have passed class XII examination from another state.

How to Claim JEE Main 2020 Seat Reservation?

  • While filling up the JEE Main 2020 Application form, candidates must provide their correct category.
  • All the candidates who are going to claim seats under their respective category must make sure to provide all the correct and valid documents during verification.
  • Failing to do so will result in cancellation of the candidature. Without the required certificates, no student will be able to claim the JEE Main seat reservation whatsoever.

JEE Main 2020 Seat Reservation In different Institutes

Check which quota is applicable in the premier institutes of IIITs, CFTIs and NITs are given below.

Name of InstitutesReservation Criteria
NIT (Other State Quota)50% seats reserved for candidates belonging to all other states and Union Territories excluding Home State.
NIT (Home Quota)50% seats are reserved
Centre Funded Technical InstitutesBased on Home Quota/ State Quota/ All India Quota
State Funded Technical Institutes
Government Funded Technical InstitutesBased on All India Quota
State Engineering CollegesBased on State Quota

JEE Main 2020 Seat Reservation Eligibility for State Quotas Applicants

Candidates applying for reservation can check the eligibility, the quota and the name of Institutes in the table provided below.

Institute NameEligibilityQuota
All NITs except NIT Warangal, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
Candidates whose home state is the same as the state in which the institute is located
Home State Quota
Candidates whose home state is different from the state in which the institute is located
Other State Quota
Assam University, Silchar
Candidates whose home state is Assam
Home State Quota
All candidates (including home state candidates)All India Quota
NIT Warangal
Candidates whose home state is Telangana
Home State Quota
Other States candidates (including Andhra Pradesh)
Other State Quota
Candidates whose home state is Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Quota
40% for candidates whose home state is Goa and vacant seats, if any, from the 10% quota of UTs of Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep.
Home State Quota
Candidates belonging to other states.
Other State Quota

Documents Required for Verification

All candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC must produce the below-listed documents for verification.

  • SC/ST candidates need to produce their category certificate duly assigned by the competent authority.
  • PwD (Persons with Disability) will be required to produce their disability certificate.


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