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(KEAM)  (Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Examination)

Commissioner of Entrance Examination Kerala conducts  Engineering Agriculture Medical Entrance Examination .There is separate examination conducted for the Medical as well as the Engineering aspirants. Most of the Government and Private Engineering colleges under the state are taking the Score of KEAM Engineering test as the qualifying criteria for the admission process.

Courses offered

(a)  Medical  (i) MBBS (ii) BDS (iii) BHMS (iv) BAMS (v) BSMS

(b)  Agriculture  (i) BSc. Hons. (Agriculture) (ii) BFSc. (Fisheries) (iii) BSc. Hons. (Forestry)

(c)  Veterinary  BVSc. & AH

(d)  Engineering  B.Tech. [including B.Tech. (Agricultural Engg.)/B.Tech. (Dairy Sc. & Tech.) courses under the Kerala Agricultural  University]

(e)  Architecture  B.Arch.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA                       

1.  Eligibility for Admission:

I. Nativity:   Applicant should be an Indian citizen. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card Holders will be  treated on par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission.

Both Keralites and Non-Keralites are eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination.

Applicants of Kerala origin will be categorized as ‘Keralites’. Others will be categorized as ‘Non-Keralites’. Non-Keralites are classified as ‘Non-Keralite Category-I’ and ‘Non-Keralite Category-II’.

(A)   Keralites  :-  A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorized as a Keralite.  A candidate will be considered as a ’Keralite’, for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, if

(a) he/she or his/her father/mother was born in Kerala OR (b) he/she has been a resident of Kerala for a period of 5 years within a period of 12 years OR (c) he/she has undergone his/her school studies from Standards VIII to XII in educational institution(s) in Kerala. The candidate should obtain relevant certificates in the application form as prescribed in the Prospectus to avail such benefit.

Candidates who are children of All India Service (AIS) officers allotted to Kerala cadre, claiming Keralite Status, should produce  a certificate from the competent authority showing that the parent of the candidate is an AIS officer allotted to Kerala cadre. 2

(B)  Non-Keralite Category-I  :- ‘Non-Keralite Category-I’ candidates are those who have undergone the qualifying course in Kerala, and who are the sons/daughters of Employees of the Government of India, or, employees who are serving in connection with the affairs of the Government of Kerala,  subject to the condition that, all categories of the employees mentioned above should have served in Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years, or, have served in connection with the affairs of the Government of Kerala for a

minimum period of 2 years. Such candidates will be eligible for admission to all the seats, but they will not be considered for admission against reserved seats.

(C)  Non-Keralite Category-II  :- Candidates who do not belong to the ‘Keralite’ or ‘NonKeralite Category-I’ will be treated as ‘Non-Keralite Category-II’.  They are eligible for admission ONLY to the ‘State Merit’ seats in the Private Self-financing Engineering Colleges in the State and in the Management Quota seats in Self-financing Engineering institutions under Government control. Non-Keralite candidates will not be considered for

admission against reserved seats.

II. Academic Qualification :

(i)  Medical Courses : Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or examination recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology,

and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together. Those who wish to take admission to MBBS/BDS courses should secure 50% marks in the Medical Entrance Examination (As per the guidelines issued by Medical Council of India).

Candidates should prove their academic eligibility on the date of admission.

Eligibility of BSc. Degree holders  : Those who apply based on their BSc. Degree, for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS Courses, should have obtained their BSc. Degree with one of the subjects, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Biotechnology as Main, and any one or two of these subjects as subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main and

Subsidiaries taken together, provided they have passed the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects.

(ii)  Agriculture/Veterinary Courses :  Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or examination recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and  Biology put together. Candidates seeking admission to BVSc. & AH course,  in addition to the qualification prescribed above, should have passed the qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English put together (as per the regulation  of Veterinary Council of India). Candidates should prove their academic eligibility on the date of admission.

Note: Only those candidates who have secured a minimum of 10 marks each for Paper I and  Paper II in the Medical Entrance Examination will be included in the Medical rank list for admission to Ayurveda/Siddha/Homoeo/Veterinary/Agriculture/Fisheries/Forestry Courses.

SC/ST candidates will not have any minimum mark restriction for inclusion in the rank list.

(iii) Engineering Courses : The rank list for Engineering Courses will be prepared by giving equal weightage to the marks obtained in the Entrance Examination and the Qualifying Examination. The marks secured for the subjects concerned (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology) in the Second year Higher Secondary

or equivalent Examination will be added to the marks secured in the Entrance Examination for preparing the rank list. The marks of the Kerala State Higher Secondary and Vocational

Higher Secondary Examination will be taken as  it is given in the mark list. The marks of other Boards will be considered after effecting the normalization procedure .Only those candidates who have secured a 3

minimum of 10 marks each for Paper I and Paper II will be included in the rank list. SC/ST candidates will not have any minimum mark restriction for inclusion in the rank list.

Candidates who have passed the qualifying Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and  Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/ Biology put together are eligible for admission. Those candidates who have passed the Qualifying Examination should attach the copy of mark list of Qualifying Examination duly attested by a Gazetted Officer along with the application. Those candidates who have appeared/appearing for the Qualifying Examination also are eligible to take the Entrance Examination. They should submit the copy of the mark sheet of the Qualifying Examination duly attested by a Gazetted Officer in  the  Office  of  the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

Candidates having Three Year Diploma in Engineering awarded by the Board of Technical Examinations, Kerala or equivalent, having 50% marks in the final Diploma examination, are also  eligible  for  admission.  They  will  be  eligible for admission only to the Special Reservation Quota of 4 seats reserved under  DE category. Such candidates should prove their academic eligibility on the date of admission. However, the Diploma holders are not eligible for admission to the Engineering courses offered by Kerala Agricultural University.

(iv)   Architecture Course : Candidates who have passed 10+2 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with Mathematics as a subject of  examination, with 50% marks  in aggregate/Candidates who have passed 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks / Candidates with International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination are eligible to apply. In addition, candidates will have to score   40% marks (80 marks out of 200) in the  NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture).

Candidates seeking admission to B.Arch. course should also submit the Application form to the CEE. There is no State level Entrance Examination for this purpose. However such candidates should write the National Aptitude Test for Architecture and should forward the NATA score and mark list of the qualifying examination to the CEE

III.  Relaxation of marks in the Qualifying Examination : For all courses, a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination will be allowed to those candidates who belong to the communities listed under the Socially  and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and whose annual family income is up to Rs. 4.5 lakhs (Rupees Four Lakhs and Fifty Thousand only). SC/ST candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination. But candidates

belonging to SEBC categories,  seeking admission to MBBS/BDS courses, need 45% marks in Biology/Biotechnology and 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together, in the qualifying examination and  40% marks in Medical Entrance Examination.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together in the qualifying examination and 40% marks in the Entrance Examination for seeking admission to MBBS/BDS Courses. Candidates with

Locomotory Disability between 40% and 70% need only 45% marks for Biology/Biotechnology and 45% marks for Biology/Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry taken together as 4academic eligibility for MBBS course. They need only 45% marks in the Entrance .

Examination to qualify for MBBS course.

IV. Age :  The candidate should have completed 17 years of age

          KEAM EXAM   AND RESULT DATES 

EXPECTED  REGISTRATION TIME EXPECTED  EXAM  DATE RESULT
Within the month of February In the month of April

 

Soon after the examination

NOTE- Time schedule of the whole process can change year to year

EXAM PATTERN

The Kerala Engineering Architecture Entrance Exam is of objective type with two different papers with 150 minute duration.
Engineering Courses

Paper I Physics & ChemistrY10 AM – 12.30 PM

Paper II Mathematics10 AM – 12.30 PM

Medical Allied & Agriculture,Veterinary,Fisheries Courses

Paper I Chemistry & Physics10 AM – 12.30 PM

Paper II Biology10 AM – 12.30 PM

EXAM CENTRE

This  can be changed year to year

    RESULT AND ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Through merit list and counseling.

Score Validity

The score of KEAM test will valid for one year and the candaites can use the score for the admission into the accepted colleges under Kerala CEE.

SUPPORTING INSTITUTES

There is a list of Engineering,medical and architechture colleges accepting scores for KEAM examination.

TIPS FOR KEAM  EXAM:

Candidate concentrate on each section practiced by sample papers and previous year’s question paper  for mathematics as more questions will be asked from that section .Study the problems by doing it. Otherwise one  will not get enough speed or time for entrance exam as he needs to complete each question within a minute. Study other subjects after completing maths.candidates can make use of coaching centers and sample question papers.

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