CBSE will declare the score and rank of Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2017 for all candidates by 27th April 2017. This score shall comprise of the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2017 along with the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2017 provided and subject to other conditions of eligibility being met. The rank shall comprise All India rank and All India category rank.
Only the All India Rank (AIR) is used for admissions through Central Seat Allocation Board to NITs/IIITs/CFTIs/SFIs/Others, while other ranks are for information purposes. All participating institutes that do not use the centralised Seat Allocation Process will prepare their own ranking based on the performance in JEE (Main)-2017 and other criteria as decided by them.
Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
I. Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
II. Scheduled Castes (SC)
III. Scheduled Tribes (ST)
IV. Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability