A separate all-India merit list will be generated for admission to different categories.
As IIT council decided only students in list of top 20 percentile of board marks will be judged on basis of their performance in JEE Advanced. Reportedly, new pattern will not affect reservation policy, and all-India merit list will have category wise list of top 20 percentile holders of the respective school boards, not a general list. For example, if any candidate belongs to ST category, his/her marks in XII board will be compared to marks of other candidates in same category.
The screening of 1.50 lakh students after their performance in JEE-Main will also be done keeping the percentage of reserved seats in mind.
Number of seats reserved
SC – 15%, ST – 7.5%, OBC – 27%, seats are reserved in all IITs
Percentile formula – Percentile score of a student is obtained by dividing the number of students below him or her with the total number of students appeared in the examination.