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JEE Advanced Reservation 2022: Seat Reservation, Quota and Documents Required

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Karishma Khatri

Exams Prep. Master | Updated On - Dec 14, 2021

JEE Advanced reservation 2022 for GEN-EWS, SC, ST, OBC (NCL), PwD and Female category candidates will be released along with the official brochure of JEE Advanced 2022. The valid proof of JEE Advanced 2022 Eligibility must be submitted in order to avail of the reservation. The category once submitted for JEE Main 2022 cannot be changed while registering for JEE Advanced 2022.

  • After the declaration of JEE Main result, the top 2,50,000 candidates can apply for JEE Advanced. Check JEE Advanced 2022 Registration
  • Candidates must note that if it is discovered at any stage that someone has used a false or incorrect document or information in order to avail the benefit of the reservation, then such a candidate will be excluded from the admission process.

Candidates appearing for JEE Advanced 2022 must take note of the following points:

  • Unoccupied seats under OBC-NCL and GEN-EWS will be shifted to OPEN or GENERAL seats. 
  • Unoccupied PwD seats under each category will be made open to other candidates under those categories. 
  • However, seats remaining vacant under the SC, ST and PwD categories will not be de-reserved for any other category. 

Candidates should be among 2,50,000 in JEE Main 2022 Paper 1 to be eligible for JEE Advanced. Candidates can check the previous year order which is followed while choosing top 2,50,000* candidates in various categories:

Category Number of “Top” Candidates
OPEN 96187 Total: 101250
GEN-EWS 23750 Total: 25000
GEN-EWS-PwD 1250
OBC-NCL 64125 Total: 67500
SC  35625 Total: 37500
SC-PWD 1875
ST 17812 Total: 18750
ST-PWD 938

Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories. Check JEE Advanced Eligibility

JEE Advanced Reservation Criteria

JEE Advanced 2022 Reservation Criteria for GEN-EWS/SC/ST/OBC-NCL

Indian nationals belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL are admitted under the seats reserved for them under the rules and guidelines laid down by the Government of India. JEE Advanced 2022 reservation will be updated however candidates can check the category wise previous year reservation matrix of seats (in percentage) which is provided in the following table:

Category Reservation of Seats
General – Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) 10%
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 27%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%

Note: Within each of the categories – OPEN, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC and ST category seats, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

Important Points to Remember

  • Backward Classes should be present in the most recent and updated Central List of OBC (NCL)
  • Candidates appearing for JEE Advanced 2022 belonging to the Creamy Layer (CL) of OBC are not eligible for Reservations and are treated as part of the General (GEN) i.e. Unreserved category.
  • Candidates from OBC (CL) shall compete for Open Seats i.e. the seats for which everyone is eligible.
  • Eligibility for SC/ST reservation is determined and given to only those tribes and castes that are specifically and explicitly mentioned in the Central List of castes and tribes from corresponding states laid down by the Govt. of India.
Reservation for Female Candidates

JEE Advanced 2022 Reservation for Female Candidates

  • A decision has been taken at the level of the IIT Council to improve the gender balance in the undergraduate programs at the IITs.
  • In 2021, 20% of supernumerary seats will be reserved for female candidates. 
  • The supernumerary seats specifically for female candidates will be created without any reduction in the number of seats that were made available for non-female candidates.
  • These supernumerary seats will only be offered to those female candidates who are declared qualified in JEE Advanced 2022.
  • The detailed procedure for the implementation of this will be set out in the Business Rules of JoSSA 2022.
Reservation for Defence Personnel

JEE Advanced 2022 Reservation Criteria for Defence Personnel

Defence Service candidates are defined as children of defence/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action at war front or peacetime operations. 2 seats are reserved for allotment in each institute under JEE Advanced for DS candidates. However, in order to avail this preferential allotment, a DS candidate must qualify the JEE Advanced and hence, be in the Common Rank List of JEE.

Reservation for PwD Candidates

JEE Advanced 2022 Reservation Criteria for PwD Candidates

Persons with Disability (PwD)- 5% seats (horizontally) are reserved in each of the following categories:

  1. OPEN i.e. GENERAL
  2. GEN-EWS
  3. OBC-NCL
  4. SC
  5. ST

Candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the type- locomotive, visual or dyslexic are given higher priority. Preference to Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit enough to take up the course.

Details of Medical Authority issuing the Disability Certificate 

The following Report is required to be submitted by Dyslexic candidates:

  • Handicap percentage should not be less than 40%
  • Permanent disability only
  • Issued from Govt. organization only.

A scribe is an individual who writes the examination for a person with a physical or learning disability and which restrains him from writing the examination. Typically, the scribe reads out the question and writes the response/marks the response in the OMR sheet after the candidate says the final answer. For IIT JEE Advanced, scribe is a class 11 student from science stream having Mathematics as one of the subjects

  • PwD candidates (including Dyslexic, blind, lost fingers/hands, disability in upper limbs) can avail services of a scribe to mark responses in the OMR sheet
  • Send the Scribe Request form (find below) along with PwD Certificate/Dyslexic Evaluation report to Chairman, JEE Advanced uploaded during registration
  • Candidates cannot bring their own scribes. Zonal IITs do the needful
  • The candidate and scribe meet one day prior to the exam along with IIT representatives
  • If it is found that the candidate does not require the use of a scribe: evaluation, ranking, and admission stands canceled
JEE Advanced Documents Required

Documents Required For Verification in JEE Advanced 2022

Essential Documents for All Candidates

  • Class X certificate or Birth Certificate
  • Class XII (or equivalent examination) certificate 
  • If the name is not the same as in the Class X certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name.

Essential Documents for GEN-EWS category candidates

  • GEN-EWS certificate which should have been issued on or after April 01, 2021 in consonance with the guidelines of the GOI.
  • A declaration in lieu of the GEN-EWS certificate can be uploaded in case the candidate fails to collect the GEN-EWS certificate. 

Essential Documents for OBC-NCL category candidates

  • OBC-NCL certificate which should have been issued on or after April 01, 2021 in consonance with the guidelines of the GOI.
  • A declaration in lieu of the OBC-NCL certificate can be uploaded in case the candidate fails to collect the OBC-NCL certificate. 

Essential Documents for SC or ST category candidates

Caste certificate for SC candidates and Tribe certificate for ST candidates, as per the guidelines of GOI.

Essential Documents for PwD category candidates

  • Physical Disability Certificate issued by the notified medical authority
  • Dyslexic candidates need to submit FORM-DYSLEXIC 1 and 2 instead of FORM-PwD. The certificate must mention ‘SEVERE’ under Dyslexia category.

For Candidates Needing the Services of Scribe

Request letter to the Chairman of the respective zonal coordinating IIT (FORM-SCRIBE).

For Candidates Seeking Admission under the DS category

Certificate (FORM-DS) issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

GEN- EWS Quota

GEN- EWS Quota Details

Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs and whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh are only identified as EWS for the benefit of reservation. The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority.

Who can’t access the EWS quota?

Regardless of what the family income is, if the candidates fall under any of the following, they can’t avail the benefits of EWS quota: 

  • Candidates whose families own 5 acres of agricultural land and above.
  • Candidates who owe a residential flat of 1,000 sq. ft. and above.
  • Candidates whose parents possess a residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities.
  • Candidates whose parents own a residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

Authorities that can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’ 

Following is the list of the competent authorities who can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’:

  • District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/Additional’ Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate! Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner
  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
  • Sub-Divisional Officer or the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides
JEE Advanced Reservation FAQs

JEE Advanced 2022 Reservation FAQs

Ques. Can I change my category in JEE Advanced 2022 Registration form?

Ans. The category of a candidate as entered for JEE Main 2022, which will be made available by the JEE Apex Board, will be final and shall remain the same in JEE Advanced 2022. Any requests for change of category will not be entertained.

Ques. Is there a sports quota for admission to IITs through JEE Advanced 2022?

Ans. No. There is no sports quota for admission in IITs.

Ques. What is JEE Advanced 2022 reservation criteria for students applying from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh? Is there any reservation or specific quota for them?

Ans.JEE Advanced 2022 Reservation Criteria will be released in the official brochure for JEE Advanced 2022. As per previous year JEE Reservation criteria, Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course. Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories as defined by the Government of India.

Ques. How many seats under JEE Advanced are reserved for candidates belonging to the Defence Service?

Ans. 2 seats are reserved for preferential allotment at all the IITs for candidates belonging to Defence Service. To avail the benefit, the candidate needs to be listed in the Common Merit List released after the announcement of JEE Advanced 2022 Result.

Ques. What are the documents required in order to apply under the GEN-EWS category in JEE Advanced 2022?

Ans. Documents required for GEN-EWS category candidates are as follows:

  • GEN-EWS certificate which should have been issued on or after April 01, 2021 in consonance with the guidelines of the GOI.
  • A declaration in lieu of the GEN-EWS certificate can be uploaded in case the candidate fails to collect the GEN-EWS certificate. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Hello, Pl. suggest how to proceed for seeking admission under minority community in IIT.
Hi Jaskrirat, You will get the admission details in IIT Procedure Under minority please check the official website of the college i.e.

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