Yes,some seats are reserved for backward section of society.. Maximum seats are reserved for schedule caste and tribal candidates and then OBC and EWS section of society..And rest is for general category belonging candidates..You need to score rank under 35k in general Category to secure seats in NITs..
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Yes, not just in jee but almost every entrance exam follow this system.
In JEE Currently, reservation of 15%, 7.5% and 27% seats are provided for candidates originating from the SC, ST and OBC communities. In case enough candidates do not meet minimum qualifying criteria as per written tests, SC/ST candidates are permitted a relaxation of 50%.
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