Wednesday, September 11, 2019

10 Percent EWS Quota in JEE

10% EWS Quota in JEE 

JEE is now having Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Quota of 10%, this is implemented by the Government of India this year. Due to non awareness of the 10% EWS Quota, huge no. of students were not benefitted under this category. Only few students who have the knowledge of the quota were benefited under this in JEE. Already the Last Date for Online Application is over and lack of the knowledge and awareness about 10% EWS Quota, students were not benefited under this criteria. 


JEE Economically Weaker Section Quota having 10%

JEE Main online application last date is 30th September 2019 

For JEE Main Examination which is going to be held in January, the online application process has been started from 3rd September 2019 and last date is 10th September 2019. Central Government is implementing 10% EWS Quota from 2019-20 academic year, at the time of the registration only it is opted that the students came under EWS Quota, otherwise they are treated as General Category.

At the Time of Registration Certificates of EWS is not required 

It is not necessary to produce the EWS certificate at the time of registration, before announcing the ranks by the JEE will ask to upload the certificates issued by the government officials at Block Level / Mandal level. At that time the students have to upload the EWS Certificate online, otherwise it may be treated as they are General Category.

Students can upload EWS Certificates before announcing of the JEE Results only which is provided online at that time.

2019 JEE Mains Cut-Off Difference

  1. General (CRL) : 89.7548849
  2. Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) : 78.2174869
  3. Difference under these (2) categories : 11.54
  4. Difference of the marks : 4050

Eligible Criteria 

  1. Economically Backward (OC)
  2. Below 8 Lakhs Annual Family income
  3. Below 5 Acres Agriculture land holders
  4. Below 100 Square Yards House in Urban areas and Below 200 Square yards House in other areas
  5. Below 1000 Square Feets Flat (Apartment) holders.

About JEE (Main) – 2020 

The JEE (Main)-2020 will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. The students will have following benefits of the new pattern: 
▪ This will give one more opportunity to the students to improve their scores in examination if they fail to give their best in first attempt without wasting their whole academic year. 
▪ In first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and to know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the second time. 
▪ This will reduce chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
▪ If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she won’t have to wait for one full year. 
▪ The student’s best of the two NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.

MoHRD EWS Reservation Circular 

Ministry of Human Resource Development - Department of High Education Office Memorandum on Economically Weaker Section Reservations in Education Institutions :
In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act 2019, and the reference of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment vide OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated 17th January 2019, enabling provision of reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, it has been decided to provide reservation in admission to educational institutions subject to a maximum of ten per cent of the total seats in each category. This would not apply to the minority educational institutions referred to in clause (1) of Article 30 of the Constitution of India.

2.  The provision of reservations to the Economically Weaker Sections shall be in accordance w'ith the directions contained in the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated 17th January 2019 of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and shall be subject to the following:

a)    The reservations shall be provided to EWSs for admission in Central Educational Institutions, (as defined in clause (d) of section (2) of The Central Educational In9titutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006) from the academic year 2o1e- 20 onwards.

b)     The above reservation would not be applicable to the 8 institutions of excellence, research institutions, institutions of national & strategic importance as specified in the Schedule to The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act. 2006, as amended from time to time, and appended to this OM, and to the minority educational institutions referred to in clause (1) of article 30 of the Constitution.

c)  Every Central Educational Institution shall, with the prior approval of the appropriate authority (as defined in clause (c) of section 2 of The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006), increase the number of seats over and above its annual permitted strength in each branch of study or faculty so that the number of seats available, excluding those reserved for the persons belonging to the EWSs, is not less than the number of such seats available, in each category, for the academic session immediately preceding the date of the coming into force of this O.M.

d)  Where, on a representation by any Central Educational Institution, the appropriate authority is satisfied that for reasons of financial, physical or academic limitations or in order to maintain the standards of education, the annual permitted strength in any branch of study or faculty of such institution cannot be increased for the academic session foilDWi£lg the commencement of this Act, it may permit such institution to increase the annual permitted strength over a maximum period of two years beginning with the academic session following the commencement of this Act; and then, the extent of reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections shall b£2 limited for that academic session in such manner that the number of seats made available to the Economically Weaker Sections for each academic session shall not reduce the number and the percentage of reservations provided for SC/ST/OBC categories.

e)     The scheme for implementing the reservation for the EWS shall be displayed on the website of the institution as soon as possible, but no later than 31st March 2019.
3.  The Chairman UGC, Chairman AICTE and Chairperson NCTE and the Bureau Heads of the Department of Higher Education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development responsible for management of the Institutions of National Importance are requested to ensure immediate compliance of this OM.

This issues with the approval of the Minister for Human Resource Development.

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