IIT-JEE - 2012: Reservation of Seats

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Indian Institutes of Technology
Joint Entrance Examination, IIT-JEE - 2012

Reservation of Seats

As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Government of India.

SC/ST Candidates

For the SC and ST categories, 15% and 7.5% seats, respectively, are reserved in every programme in all IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to these categories are declared qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion.

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 during admission. Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. Attested copies of these certificates must be received by respective zonal IITs on or before June 01, 2012, failing which they will NOT be considered for admission to the respective reserved seats. Seats remaining vacant in these categories shall not be filled by candidates belonging to any other category.

OBC Candidates

For the purpose of reservation of seats in IIT-JEE 2012, 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. In case the reserved seats in this category are not filled, they can be filled by GE category candidates.

The OBC candidates (non-creamy layer) will be required to produce original OBC(NCL) caste certificate issued on or after January 1, 2012 by a competent authority in the prescribed format at the time of admission. Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. Attested copies of these certificates must be received by the respective zonal IITs on or before June 01, 2012, failing which they will NOT be considered for admission to the respective reserved seats.

Physically Disabled (PD)

In each institute 3% of seats in every category are reserved for PD candidates. For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, dyslexia, speech, and/or hearing) benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% physical impairment. Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in this category. Candidates belonging to this category are qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion.

The percentage of disability of the candidates will be required to be certified by a medical board constituted by IITs. The decision of the medical board would be final.

Preparatory Course

In case the seats reserved for SC/ST/PD candidates 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 of admission criteria. Admission is given to the candidates in the preparatory course provided (i) the seats reserved for the respective category are vacant (ii) candidates satisfy minimum norms, and (iii) candidates have not undergone the Preparatory Course earlier. On successful completion of the course, the students will be offered a direct admission to the undergraduate programmes in July/August 2013, against the unfilled reserved seats for IIT-JEE 2012.  

Preferential Allotment of Seats for DS Candidates

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.
Such candidates 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 IIT-JEE 2012 without any relaxation and should produce the original certificate at the time of counselling.