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KEAM 2017 Notification

KEAM Entrance Examination for admission to the Courses Engineering, Architecture, Ayurveda, Homeo, Siddha, Agriculture Forestry, Veterinary and Fisheries Kerala. 

Important Dates for KEAM 2017 (Tentative)

Sale of Security Cards along with Prospectus through selected Post Offices:  02nd January 2017
Online Application Submission Form: January 2017, 1st week
Last Date for Sale of Security Cards: January 2017, last week
Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form: January 2017, last week
Last Date for Receipt of Online Application Printout along with Documents: January 2017, last week
Date of Entrance Exam: April 2017 last week
Date of Declaration of Results: May 2017 last week

Courses Offered at KEAM 2017

Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical applications are invited for the Entrance Examinations for admission to the following Degree Courses in various Professional Colleges in the State for (2017-18)

Engineering Courses
B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology): Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Science and Technology, Food Engineering; B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)

Medical Courses
BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery), BHMS (Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery

Agriculture and Forestry Courses
B.Sc Hons (Ag) (Bachelor of Science-Agriculture), B.Sc Hons (Forestry) (Bachelor of Science-Forestry)
Veterinary Course: B.V.Sc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry)
Fisheries Course: B.F.Sc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science)

Duration of the Courses
MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, BUMS: 4½ years (Compulsory rotating internship 12-months)
BSMS: 5 years (Compulsory rotating internship 6-months)
B.Sc (Hons) Agri, BFSc, Forestry, B.Tech: 4 years (Compulsory rotating internship 1 semester)
B.V.Sc & A.H: 5 years (Compulsory rotating internship 6-months)
B.Tech: 4 years (8 Semester)
B.Arch: 5 years (10 Sems) (Compulsory rotating internship 6-months)

Eligibility Criteria for KEAM 2017

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 Exams. 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) Keralite: A candidate of Kerala Origin will be categorized as ‘Keralite’. Children of All India Service (AIS) Officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala Cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’ as per G.O. (Rt.) No.822/08/H. Edn. Dt. 29.05.2008; but they will not be eligible for communal/Special/PwD Reservation
In order to prove that a candidate is an Indian Citizen of Kerala origin for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, he/she has to produce a certificate showing the candidate or his/her father or mother was born in Kerala
(b) Non-Keralite Category-I (NK): A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils anyone of the following conditions will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I'(NK I)
(a) A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents belong to Govt. of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala
(b) A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents who are serving/served Govt. of Kerala for a minimum period of two years
(c) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of 5-years within the period of 12-years of his/her study
(d) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII
Non-Keralite Category I (NK-I): Candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Medical & Allied courses and will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation
(c) Non-Keralite Category-II (NK-II): Candidates who do not belong to the ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non- Keralite 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 Engg
Colleges in the State and in the Management Quota seats in Self-financing Engg institutions under Govt. control. Non-Keralite candidates will not be considered for admission against reserved seats

Educational Qualifications:

Medical and Allied Courses

For MBBS/BDS/BSMS Courses: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Exam of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together, are eligible

In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered as a subject for academic eligibility
For BAMS/BHMS: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Exam of the board of higher secondary education, Kerala, or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible

In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered for the courses BAMS and BSMS
For B.Sc Hons (Agri.)/B.Sc Hons (Forestry)/B.F.Sc Courses: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Exam of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Exams recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility

For B.V.Sc & AH Course: Candidates should have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination, in addition to the condition as stipulated in clause 6.2.1(a(iii)) as per regulation 5 of minimum standards of Veterinary Education Degree Course (BVSc & AH) Regulation, 1993

For B.Sc Degree Holders: Candidates who have passed the B.Sc Degree (Three-year course) exam with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biotechnology as Main, and any one or two of the above subjects as Subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main& Subsidiaries taken together, subject to the condition that they have passed Higher Secondary Exam, Kerala or examinations recognised as equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects are eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS and BSMS courses

Engineering Courses

For [Including B.Tech (Agri Engg) and B.Tech (Food Engg) courses under the Kerala Agri. University and B.Tech (Dairy Sci. & Tech) and B.Tech (Food Tech) courses under KVASU]:
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Exam, Kerala, or exams recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50% marks in Maths, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission

In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, the marks obtained in Computer Science shall be considered

In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, the marks obtained in Biology shall be considered

Candidates who have Diploma in Engineering, or an exam recognised equivalent thereto, by the State Board of Technical Education after undergoing an institutional course of at least 3 years from an Institution approved by AICTE, securing a minimum of 50% marks in the final year Diploma Exam are eligible for admission

Architecture Course

For B.Arch: Minimum academic eligibility for admission to B.Arch, 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognised board with Mathematics as a subject of study by securing 50% marks in aggregate; or 10+3 diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Govt. with 50% aggregate marks; or International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of exam

Those candidates who score 40% or 80 marks out of 200 (for all categories of candidates) in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be considered for admission to B.Arch course

There is no relaxation in the minimum passing score of NATA to any category of candidate

There is no provision for lateral admission to the second year or at any stage during the 5-year course in Architecture

Candidates who have a Diploma in Engg awarded by the Board of Technical Examinations, or an exam recognized equivalent thereto, by the State Board of Technical Education after undergoing an institutional course of at least 3-years from an Institution approved by AICTE securing a minimum of 50% marks in the final year diploma Exam are eligible for admission to B.Arch course

Age

Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December 2017; no relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed; there is no upper age limit for KEAM-2017

How to Apply for KEAM 2017

KEAM Online submission of application through the website www.cee.kerala.gov.in is required to apply for the Entrance Examination for admission to all the courses (Medical & Allied, Engineering and Architecture). If candidate submits more than one printout of the application, his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled

The detailed instructions for filling each item in the application are given in Annexure-XX of the Prospectus and in the link, "How to apply" provided on the websites www.ceekerala. org and www.cee.kerala.gov.in

Application Fees

A candidate who does not belong to SC/ST communities will be treated as ‘General’ candidate for the collection of application fee. The application fee for all candidates will be as follows:

For General Candidates: Rs.1000/-

For SC Candidates: Rs.500/-

ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. Security Cards (free of cost) and Prospectus will be distributed through Tribal Welfare Offices on production of ST Certificate

Candidates choosing 'Dubai' as Exam Centre will have to remit an additional fee of Rs.12000/- by way of a Demand Draft drawn on a Nationalised Bank, in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram along with the printout of the application

Mode of Payment

Candidate can pay application fee in either of the two following methods:

Security Card:Security Card and Prospectus can be obtained from selected Post Offices in Kerala and outside the State, on payment of the prescribed fee (Rs.1000/- or Rs.500/- as the case may be), by cash
List of Post Offices that issue Prospectus and Security card will be notified separately. Security card will not be available at the Office of the CEE

Demand Draft:Application fee can be paid by way of Demand Draft drawn on a Nationalised/Scheduled Bank, in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Exams, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

Admit Card

The Admit Cards of Entrance Examinations can be downloaded from the website www.cee.kerala.gov.in from March 2017 last week.
The printout of the admit card thus obtained will have to be produced at the time of exam. Admit Cards will not be sent by post from this office to the candidates.
For more information, visit http://cee-kerala.org/ or help line no.: 0471-2339101, 2339102

Government of Kerala

Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), 5th Floor, Housing Board Building, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001, Tel.: 0471-2332120, 2338487, Website www.cee-kerala.org