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Admission to Institutes through JEE Main 2023


Students seeking admission to NITs, IIITs, other CFTIs, private institutes and state-run institutes to pursue B.Tech., B.E., B.Arch. and B. Planning courses are required to appear for JEE Main. Your percentile in JEE Main along with your AIR will be used for the admission process in all the engineering colleges across India.

Admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs through Central Seat Allocation Board

Admission to participating NITs, IIITs, CFTIs through JEE main is typically made through Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) that governs admission to participating institutes.

Based on your ALL INDIA RANK in the JEE Main, you are entitled to admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through CSAB. You also need to meet the following criteria of subject combination in the qualifying examination;

  1. You should have scored at least 75% marks in your class 12th Board examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by your Board or qualifying exam. However, if you are a candidate belonging to SC/ST category, you should have scored only 65% in your 12th Board exam or qualifying exam.
  2. You should also meet the following subject combination criteria in your 12th Board qualifying examination:
CourseRequired Criteria Based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying examination
B.E./B.Tech.You should have passed class 12th with Maths and Physics as compulsory subjects and any one of the below subjects:

Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.
B.Arch.You should have passed class 12 exam with Chemistry, Physics and Maths.
B.PlanningYou should have passed class 12 exam with Maths.

Admission to other Institutions – JEE Main

Other participating institutions and State Engineering colleges affiliated with State universities may either adopt the rank list prepared by NTA or prepare their own rank list based on criteria decided by them. However, many of them consider the All India Ranking of JEE Main for admission to their courses. You must check with other participating institutions and State engineering colleges for their admission criteria. 

Number of Seats in various Institutions – JEE Main

You must note that JEE Main is an examination and after the declaration, you need to check with CSAB, Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) or the concerned State Government/institutes for ascertaining your eligibility, the number of seats and the admission process.

Reservation of Seats – JEE Main

If you belong to certain reserved categories, you are eligible for relaxed criteria for reservation of seats. Following are the reserved categories:

  1. Other Backward Classes (OBC) – Non-Creamy Layer (NCL), as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website.
  2. General-EWS
  3. Scheduled Castes (SC)
  4. Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  5. Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability

Please note that the above reservation is available to only those classes/caste/tribes, as are in the Central list published by the Government of India. You need to refer to the reservation rules of the respective State Government if you are seeking admission to a State engineering college.

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Seat Allocation Process and Admission process – JEE Main

Your admission would be based on your choices for branches/programs and institutes and ALL INDIA RANKS in JEE Main 2023. You need to regularly visit JEE Main website and NTA website for the latest information.

Verification of documents regarding your identification, age, qualifying examination, state of eligibility, category and disability (if any) shall be done at the time of seat allocation process/admission. If you fail to produce any of the authentic documents, your candidature will not be considered for admission. If your rank is revised due to rechecking or revaluation or re-totalling of board marks, you need to produce the revised board mark sheet for verification at the time of seat allocation.

If you are a candidate belonging to any of the reserved categories, i.e. Gen-EWS / SC / ST / OBC / PwD, you would be required to produce an original certificate, issued by a competent authority in support of your reserved category.