In every programme, a certain number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various reserved categories. The number of seats reserved under various categories is given in Table 1 The category rank in a JAM paper will be prepared based on the category declaration by the candidate in his/her application form. The final seat allotment will be done based on a valid category certificate (in the prescribed format) submitted along with the application form for admission.
A candidate who seeks admission under SC/ST category must submit, along with the application form for admission, the requisite certificate issued by a competent authority as specified in Appendix-II, failing which his/her candidature for admission will not be considered under the reserved category.
A candidate who seeks admission under the OBC category must submit an OBC certificate in the format shown in Appendix-III, alongwith the application form for admission. The candidate will be considered in the General Category in case of non-compliance of OBC non-creamy layer certificate with the prescribed format and no opportunity will be given to the candidate for late submission under any circumstances.
For PD candidates with any category of disability (viz., blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy), benefit will be given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part/system/extremity/ whole body, etc. Such candidates must submit, along with the Application Form, the certificate of disability from a Government Medical Board and should be fit to pursue the programme. The percentage of disability of candidates selected for admission under PD category will also be required to be certified by a Medical Board, duly constituted by the Admitting Institute.
(a) The provisions for the reserved seats given above are subject to modification in accordance with any Government order, if issued subsequently by the Government of India.
(b) It will entirely be the responsibility of a candidate to prove his/her eligibility for admission in terms of minimum educational qualifications, etc., and for claiming reservation under a specific category.