All the reservations given below shall be applicable to candidates belonging to Maharashtra State
only subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria specified by respective authorities from time
to time.
1  Reservation for Backward Class category Candidates:

  • The percentage of seats reserved for candidates of backward class categories belonging to Maharashtra State is as per the details in table given below.
  • The percentages of reservation are the percentages of the seats available for Maharashtra candidates, which are coming under the purview of the Competent Authority (Refer notes 1-5 given below for details).
  • These are the minimum percentages of reservation exclusive of the backward class candidates securing allotment through General Merit by virtue of merit.





Scheduled Castes and Schedule caste converts to Buddhism ( SC)

13.0 %


Schedule Tribes (ST)

7.0 %


Vimukta Jati (VJ)/De notified Tribes( DT) (NT-A)

3.0 %


Nomadic Tribes 1 (NT-B)

2.5 %


Nomadic Tribes 2 (NT-C)

3.5 %


Nomadic Tribes 3 (NT-D)

2.0 %


Other Backward Classes (OBC)

19.0 %



    • The reservation for backward class candidates shall be available in Unaided Non-Minority colleges and it will be 50% of Maharashtra State CAP seats.
    • Reservation for backward class candidate i.e. 50% as stated above shall be available in Government, Government Aided Institutes, University Dept. and University Managed Institutes.
    • Even if the candidate belonging to Backward Class Category secures admission against a seat belonging to the General category by virtue of merit, such candidate has to produce all the necessary documents in support of the category claimed both at the time of admission and while filling up of the CAP admission form.
    • All OMS candidates are treated as GENERAL/OPEN candidates and are not eligible to claim reservation for Backward class category candidate.

    2 Reservation for sons/daughters of Defence service personnel:

      1 Five (5) % seats of the total sanctioned intake for an institute, subject to a maximum of five (5) seats in each institute coming under CAP shall be reserved for

      • Children of ex- service personnel who are domiciled in Maharashtra State (DEF-1).
      • Children of active service personnel who are domiciled in Maharashtra State (DEF-2).
      • Children of active service personnel (DEF-3) –
        • Who are transferred to Maharashtra State but are not domiciled in Maharashtra State,
        • Who are not domiciled in Maharashtra State but their families are stationed in Maharashtra

              2 State such candidate should have appeared and passed the HSC (Std.XII) examination from a       school/college situate in the State of Maharashtra.

    3 These seats are within the sanctioned intake capacity and are available asState Level seats.

    4 Admission against the Defence category seats will be made strictly on the basis of inter-se-merit combined single merit list of all eligible DEF1, DEF2 & DEF3 candidates.

    5 This provision is NOT available to the children ofCIVILIAN STAFF who is working / who has worked in the Indian Defence Service.

    3   Reservation for Physically Handicapped Candidates:

    1 Three percent (3%) seats of total sanctioned intake capacity of all the institutions coming under CAP shall be reserved for physically handicapped candidates.

          • visually impaired (blind) candidates (P1)
          • speech & hearing impaired (deaf & dumb) candidates, (P2)
          • Orthopedic disorders, learning disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphica, Spastic (P3)

    2 Allotment of the seats reserved for the Physically Handicapped candidates shall be done on the basis of an inter-se merit of respective type of handicap of such candidates.

    3 These seats are available in 70% Home University area seats only for Maharashtra candidates.

    4 It is specifically brought to the notice of Physically Handicapped candidates that, they should submit the certificates strictly as per the rules.

    4 Reservation for Female candidates:

    1 30% seats available for Maharashtra State CAP shall be reserved for female candidates in all the courses of the institutions coming under CAP.

    2 This reservation shall be applicable for General, SC, ST, DT/VJ (NT-A), NT-B, NT-C, NT-D and OBC categories.

    3 Seats.
    reserved for Female candidates are available under both the 70% Home University seats and 30% Other than Home University seats coming under the CAP.

    4 There shall be no reservation for Female candidates under Defence, Physically Handicapped and SBC