Admission to Punjab Technical University (PTU) and its affiliated colleges is based on the JEE Main exam score. This university does not conduct any entrance exam for admission to undergraduate B Tech programme. It only conducts online centralized counselling.

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PTU reserves a definite number of seats in universities and institutions affiliated with it for the candidates belonging to special categories like SC/ST/OBC/PwD etc. Candidate belonging to special category must ensure that they have appeared in JEE Main 2018 entrance exam. They will be selected on the basis of both JEE Main 2018 score and category.

Candidates who want to claim seat reservation under the below given specified category are required to make their respective claim at the time of registration for the PTU B Tech 2018 online counselling. The claim for reservation will, however, be considered by the authority only after the applicant produces the required certificates at the time of admission.

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S.NoName of the CategoryPercentage of Reservation
1.Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes25%
2.Backward Classes5%
3.Border Areas/Backward Areas(2% each)4%
4.Sports persons1%
5.Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters2%
6.Disabled Persons (Blind/Deaf&Dumb/Other Handicapped)3% (1% each)
7.Children/Widows of Defence Personnel/Ex-servicemen etc2%
8.Children/Widows of Police/Para Military Forces:2%
9.Riot-affected/ terrorist-affected families2%
10.Tsunami affected (Only for children / grand children of original ex-serviceman settler of Campbell Bay Island1%

Important Points Regarding Seat Reservation Criteria for PTU B Tech Admission 2018

  • If the sub-categories are not filled by suitable candidates, then those seats will be filled by candidates from the other sub-categories of disabled candidates. If the seats still remain vacant then admission will be offered to candidates belonging to general category.
  • Children and widows of defence personnel killed or disabled to the extent of 50% or more in action, wards of gallantry awardees, children of serving defence personnel/ex-servicemen (2%). The order of priority to this category is given in the table below :
S. NoParticulars
1.Killed in action
2.Disabled in action & Boarded out of service
3.Died while in service & death attributable to military service
4.Disabled in service & Boarded out of service with disability attributable to military service
5.Gallantry award / other award winners both serving / retired.
6.Serving Defence Personnel / Ex-servicemen

Seat Reserved for Other Categories Under PTU B Tech Admission 2018

Certain percentage of seats are reserved for other categories also. While filling up the counselling application form, candidates can go through the list that is given below to know under which category/ sub-category do they fall :-

S. NoDetails about category% of seats reserved
1.Seats are also reserved for wards and widows of Para-military forces personnel, Punjab Police, PAP and Punjab Home Guards killed or disabled in action to the extent of 50% or more;

Children of paramilitary forces personnel/ex-paramilitary forces personnel, wards of Punjab Policemen decorated with Gallantry Medals

2.November 1984 riots-affected displaced persons,

children of the Army deserters Killed

100% physically disabled

children of the families of persons killed as a result of terrorist violence or by security forces acting in aid of civil authorities

3.Sibling (Single) girl child or one of the girl of parents having two or more girls and having a no male child (an affidavit on a stamp paper worth Rs. 20/-duly attested by 1st Class Magistrate to obtained from the parents of the girl child)1%
4.The reservation of Tsunami affected person shall be available for the children/ grandchildren of original ex-serviceman settler of Campbell bay Island only OR Students suffering from Cancer / AIDS/ Thalassemia (The claimant candidate will have to submit a certificate as a proof from the National Medical Institute like PGI, AIMS etc. in support of his/her claim)1%

So, candidates claiming for reservation of seat under PTU B Tech admission 2018 are advised to go through this article carefully. The candidate has to mention their category to which they belong while filling up the counselling application form.


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