A Total of 50.5% of the 1,50,000 (75,750 candidates) will be taken from the top rankers of the Common Merit List (CML) of JEE (Main). 27% (40,500), 15% (22,500) and 7.5% (11,250) candidates will be taken from the top rankers of the category rank lists of OBC-NCL, SC, and ST, respectively. The candidates figuring in the category rank lists will be those who do not figure in the 75,750 candidates chosen from the CML.
A Total of 3% of the candidates selected within each category will be those belonging to PWD (Persons with Disability) sub-category, who figure in the respective rank lists of JEE (Main).
Only the candidate's aggregate marks in JEE (Main) will be considered and no tie-break mechanism will be implemented at this stage. This will make the list of candidates eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2017 slightly more than 1,50,000 due to bunching of candidates with the same aggregate marks at the bottom of each category.