Madhya Pradesh, like many Indian states, has a counseling reservation policy in place to ensure that its varied population has equitable access to education and opportunity.
Reservations for various categories, such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and economically weaker sections (EWS), are often included in this policy.
Reservation rates vary, although they are typically about 16% for SC, 20% for ST, 14% for OBC, and up to 10% for EWS candidates.
There may also be horizontal reservations for women, physically challenged people, and other specific groups.
These reservations are used in a variety of educational settings, including colleges and universities, as well as in government job recruitment.
The policy of counseling reservation in Madhya Pradesh aims to promote social inclusion and create chances.