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Eligibility Criteria for KEAM 2018

KEAM 2018 eligibility criteria

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
Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorised as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II)

Keralite:
A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorised as a ‘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. dated 29/05/2008

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I):
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 candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents belong to Government 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 Government seats and Management quota seats in Engineering courses in Government 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

Academic Eligibility

Medical & Allied Courses
Medical courses consist of MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS and BUMS courses and Allied courses consist of B.Sc.(Hons)Agriculture, B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BVSc. & AH and BFSc Courses

For MBBS, BDS, BSMS
Candidates who have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in the 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
Only those candidates who qualify in NEET-UG as per the Qualifying criteria described in the Information Bulletin of NEET-UG 2018 and satisfying the nativity conditions shall be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses

For admission to BAMS/ BHMS Courses
Candidates who have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations 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 admission to BUMS Course
Candidates seeking admission to main Kamil-E-Tib-Wa- Jarahat (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery-BUMS) Course must have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent exam with 50% aggregate marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Biology separately and the candidate should have passed (a) 10th standard with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject or clear the test of Urdu in the Entrance Exam conducted by the University or Board or Registered Society authorized by the Govt. to conduct such exam; or (b) pre-Tib exam of one year duration

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri., B.Sc. (Hons) Forestry, BFSc Courses
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations 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

BVSc. & 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 5 of Minimum standards of Veterinary Education Degree Course (BVSc & AH) Regulation, 1993
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 Exam, Kerala or exams recognised as equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects are eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS & BSMS Courses

Engineering Courses
[Including B.Tech (Agri. Engg.) and B.Tech (Food Engg. & Tech) 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]
a. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Exam, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission
However, candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self-Financing Engineering Colleges/Govt. Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or examinations recognised as equivalent thereto, with 50 % marks in Mathematics/Biology separately, and 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology put together are eligible for admission to the seats reserved for Dairy Farm Instructors of Dairy Development Dept. for B. Tech. (Dairy Technology)
However, the candidates admitted to the course have to take a make-up course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as the case may be

Architecture Course
Minimum academic eligibility for admission to B. Arch.: 10+2 or equivalent examination 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 Govts. with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as one of the subject of exam; 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
In addition to the academic eligibility prescribed under candidates who score the minimum eligibility marks as per the Information Brochure of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2018 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 as per letter No. CA/5/Academic-NATA dated 11.03.2008
The candidates are advised to qualify in NATA on or before 10.06. 2018. 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 Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology/Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics put together are eligible Relaxation in marks:
For all the courses, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying exam
They need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry put together
SC/ST candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination. However, for admission to MBBS/BDS courses, candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together in the qualifying exam
Candidates with Locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 70% need only 45% marks in case of Biology/Biotechnology and 45% marks in case of optional subjects put together for admission to MBBS/BDS courses (as per the Guidelines of MCI /DCI)
Candidates who have qualified in the Engineering Entrance Exam should submit their marks online through the Official website of the CEE (www.cee.kerala.gov.in) and forward the true copy of the mark list of final year of the qualifying examination, duly attested by a gazetted officer so as to reach the Office of the CEE on or before 05th June 2018

Age Limit
Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December 2018
No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit for Engineering, Architecture and B. Pharm Courses.
For Medical & Allied Courses, the upper age limit will be as per the Information Bulletin of NEET(UG)-2018

Also See: Kerala KEAM 2018 Exam Date and Notification

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