What is EWS Rank?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 5th, 2022

EWS means the Economically Weaker Section. EWS rank is a rank only among the EWS students/applicants. EWS rank is a sub-category for aspirants while appearing for various competitive examinations. The EWS candidates get a reservation in the total seats in the selection process, depending on their rank. 10% of the total seats are actually reserved for the EWS candidates. It does not prove beneficial to many as there is a huge number of applicants in any competitive examination.

Meaning of an EWS Rank

The EWS rank is for the Economically Weaker Sections, including General category candidates. The primary condition for a person to hold an EWS status is that his/her family income must be less than 8 lakhs per annum. Other conditions are also attached to it.

While appearing for a competitive examination, like JEE (for example), the EWS rank comes into play. As mentioned above, it is considered only within the EWS candidates and is different than the regular overall rank.

For example, if you are competing with 1000 candidates in all and the EWS candidates are 100 in number, and you attain a better rank than 500 candidates overall and 50 candidates among the EWS ones, then your general rank will be 499, and your EWS rank will be 49.

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  • EWS means Economically Weaker Section.

  • A total of 10% is reserved for the EWS candidates in any government competitive examination.

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