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Eligibility Criteria for KEAM 2020

Eligibility Criteria for KEAM 2020

Eligibility of Nationality:

Nativity

Only Indian citizens are eligible for admission to Professional courses unless otherwise notified. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.

Keralite

A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorised as a ‘Keralite’. Only ‘Keralite’ candidates are eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’. But they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

In order to prove that a candidate is an Indian Citizen of Kerala origin, he/she has to upload a certificate showing that the candidate or his/her father or mother was born in Kerala.

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils any of the following conditions will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I'(NK I).

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.

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.

Non-Keralite Category II [NK II]

Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or 'Non-Keralite Category I' will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite Category II'. Such candidates are eligible for admission to Govt. Seats and Management quota seats in Engineering courses in Govt. Controlled Self-financing Colleges.

However, the ‘Non-Keralite Category II’ (NK II) candidates will be considered for admission to the Govt. Seats in Govt. Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges only when the Keralite and Non-Keralite I (NK I) candidates are not available for admission.

Eligibility of Academic Qualification:

For MBBS & BDS

Candidates who have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually at the Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or examinations recognised equivalent thereto and obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology are eligible.

For BAMS/ BHMS/BSMS courses

Candidates who have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually at the Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or examinations recognised equivalent thereto and obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible.

For BUMS course

Candidates who have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually at the Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or examinations recognised equivalent thereto and obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible.

The candidates should have passed 10th or 12th standard with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject or clear the test of Urdu in the Entrance Examinations conducted by University or Board or Registered society authorized by the Govt. to conduct such examination or the PreTib Examination of one year duration.

For B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc courses

Candidates who have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the Higher Secondary examination 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.

For BVSc. & AH Course

Candidate who have passed in the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology at the qualifying examination and obtained 50% marks in aggregate of these subjects are eligible.

For B.Sc degree

Candidates who have passed the BSc Degree (Three year course) examination 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 Examination, 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 - [Including B.Tech (Agri. Engg.) and B.Tech (Food Technology) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University, B.Tech (Dairy Technology) and B.Tech (Food Technology) courses under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University and B.Tech (Food Technology) course under Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies].

Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry as one of the optional subject with atleast 45% marks put together in the above subjects 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 and Computer Science the marks obtained in Biotechnology shall be considered.

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

Architecture Course:

Candidates who have passed 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma examinations with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50 % marks in aggregate are eligible for Architecture course.

In addition to the above academic eligibility, only those candidates who score the minimum eligibility marks as per the Information Brochure of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020 will be considered for admission to B. Arch. course.

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

B.Pharm Course:

Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the board of Higher secondary education, Kerala or examination equivalent thereto, with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology as optional subjects individually.

 

Age Limit for KEAM 2020

Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December 2020.

No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed.

There is no upper age limit for Engineering, Architecture and B.Pharm Courses.

For Medical and Allied courses, the upper age limit will be as per the Information Bulletin of NEET (UG)- 2020.

Candidates should upload proof for their date of birth to the online application.


Also See: Kerala KEAM 2020 Exam Date and Notification

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