Category Change Related

Regarding Last Date for Receipt of Request for Change of Category in Proper Format and Rectification of Defective Documents (May 25, 2020):

Due to several requests to rectify category and/or PwD status, JAM committee has decided to allow it until May 25, 2020 with proper documents, as advertised earlier in the brochure. It will be enabled on the JAM portal soon (by April 24, 2020). However, if you have already submitted your admission form, please send an email to jam@iitk.ac.in with the following details:

Attach the proof for change in category/PwD status with the email.

Dear Applicants,

JAM 2020 Online application process was conducted from September 05, 2019 until October 09,2019. Candidates were allowed to correct any mistakes in personal information including *Gender / Category / PwD status* until October 21, 2019. These dates were published in JAM 2020 application brochure as well as JAM website. Thus, all the applicants were given sufficient time to rectify any mistakes. We also received a few requests before the result was declared.

In view of the above, JAM organising committee has decided that it is not proper to allow any more changes to personal data, including *Category / PwD status* after the Result has been declared. The change of category is only allowed in exceptional circumstances, from GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST to GEN or from PwD status to non-PwD status. This is to handle situation where an applicant is unable to produce official document related to his/her category/PwD status, and hence will be considered for GEN seats only during admission process. This is as per Govt of India norms, since a GEN seat is anyway assigned first before any reserved seat, if available during the seat allocation process.

In summary, change of category at this stage will be under exceptional circumstances only that include (a) change from GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST to GEN, (b) change from PwD status to non-PwD status, and (c) any request received with proper documents before the declaration of the JAM 2020 results (i.e. on or before March 15, 2020).

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