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DTE Kerala LET 2018 - B.Tech Lateral Entry Entrance Exam

Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Kerala conducts Entrance Examination to admission in B.Tech Lateral Entry for the academic year 2018-18

This Entrance Exam also known as B.Tech Lateral Entry Entrance Exam and DTE Kerala LET 2018

Lateral Entry Scheme is intended to admit meritorious Diploma holders to the Second Year/Third Semester of the B.Tech Courses to acquire a Degree in Engg

Lateral Entry Scheme is approved by Govt. of Kerala as per for 10% of the sanctioned seats in addition to total seats. AICTE has suggested a state level Entrance Exam for the selection

Candidates can check the complete details of DTE Kerala LET 2018 application process, eligibility criteria and other information on this page below.


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Important Dates

  • Online Registration: 07th Mar to 21st March 2018 (5.00 PM)
  • Last Date of Receipt of Downloaded Application in the JCT Exam Office TVM: 31st March 2018 (05.00 PM)
  • Downloading of Hall Tickets from the Website: 20th May to 26th May 2018
  • Date of Examination: 26th May 2018 (10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)
  • Publication of Result: 14th June 2018
  • Downloading Score Cards from the Website: 20th June to 30th June 2018
  • Online Filing of Options: 18th June to 25th June 2018 (05.00 PM)
  • 1st Allotment: 29th June 2018
  • Admission (1st allotment): 04th to 05th July 2018
  • Rearranging Higher Options: 09th to 10th July 2018 (05.00 PM)
  • 2nd Allotment: 13th July 2018
  • Admission (2nd allotment): 18th & 19th July 2018
  • Rearranging Higher Options: 20th & 21st July 2018 (05.00 PM)
  • 3rd Allotment: 26th July 2018
  • Admission (3rd allotment): 30th July 2018


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Courses & Intake

  • The list of various Engineering Institutions, the courses/branches offered and the number of seats available in each branch will be published in the website www.admissions.dtekerala.gov.in before the ensuring online allotment


Eligibility Criteria

  • For Admission: All admission will be as per the rank list prepared based on an objective type test conducted by the Joint Controller of Technical Examinations, Thiruvananthapuram
  • The admission will be subject to regulations of the Universities concerned. Maximum age as on the last date of submission of application will be 30 years
  • Non-Keralities are also eligible to apply but their admission will be restricted to the private self-financing institutions and non-govt. seats in the govt. controlled self-financing institutions
  • For Writing the Entrance Test: Candidates who have passed Diploma in Engineering/Technology awarded by the State Board of Technical Education, Kerala or Equivalent after undergoing regular course of 3 years in an approved institution are eligible
  • All candidates should produce a certificate showing the duration of the course and the details of the certificate issuing authority properly authenticated by the head of institution concerned, in the space provided in the body of the application form
  • Those who are appearing for the final year Diploma Exam are also eligible to apply subject to the condition that they will produce the Qualifying Certificate (Original or Provisional) at the time of admission


Reservation of Seats

  • All seats under Lateral Entry scheme in Govt. Engineering Colleges will be allotted as Govt. Seats
  • The availability of Govt. seats in Govt. Controlled & other Private Self-Financing Engg Colleges will be announce before the ensuing online admission
  • For 15% of seats under Lateral Entry are reserved as Mgt. seats in Aided Engg Colleges & remaining 85% will be allotted as Govt. seats
  • Communal reservation for candidate belonging to SEBC & SC/ST category will be followed as per usual norms 5.5 3% seats are physically disabled candidates
  • Reservation under physically disabled quota shall have a minimum of 40% disability
  • For claiming reservation in this quota, the certificate obtained in the prescribed format provided in the body of the application form
  • For 5.7 80% of the available seats in IT branch are reserved for the Diploma Holders in IT


DTE Kerala Exam Pattern

  • A State level OMR based objective type Entrance Test for duration of 2 hours will be conducted by the Joint Controller of Technical Exams, Kaimanam, Thiruvananthapuram for the selection
  • The Entrance Test will be on selected subjects of first year B.Tech course and English language as per the scheme and syllabus approved by Govt.
  1. Mathematics,
  2. Engineering Mechanics
  3. IT & Computer Science
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Electrical Engineering
  7. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • 3 marks for each correct answer and 1 marks will be deducted for every wrong answers


Exam Centres

  • Exam Centers will be at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Thodupuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Tirur, Malappuram, SulthanBathery, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod
  • Admit Cards for the Exam can be downloading from the website www.dtekerala.gov.in or www.tekerala.org


Application Process

  • Application Forms and Prospectus are available in the websites www.dtekerala.gov.in or www.tekerala.org
  • Application Fee is Rs.750/- for General and Rs.375/- for SC/ST candidates, which can be paid in Shakti Account of the Joint Controller of Technical Exam from any branch of State Bank of Travancore
  • ST candidates whose annual income is below Rs 40,000/- are exempted from paying application fee on condition that they produce income certificate for the same


Submission of Application

  • Applications are to be submitted online and the downloaded application form duly filled up along with the relevant certificates and Shakti Challan form should reach the Joint Controller of Technical Examinations, Kaimanam, Thiruvananthapuram-695040 by registered post/or in person


Fee Structure

  • The annual Tuition fee in various colleges is as given below:
  • In Govt. Engineering Colleges Tuition Fee Rs.6000/-Special Fee Rs.2000/- (per year)
  • In Govt. Controlled Self-Financing Colleges Tuition Fee Rs 35,000/- (per year)
  • In Private Self-Financing Colleges Tuition Fee Rs 50,000/-, Special Fee Rs 25000/-
  • Students will be liable to pay all other fees and other charges as per statutes


DTE, Govt. of Kerala

Higher Education (J) Dept. Padma Vilasom Road, Fort P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695023 (Kerala), Tel.: 0471-2451741, Websites www.dtekerala.gov.in / www.tekerala.org (Approved by G.O. (Rt.) No. 575/2016/HEdn. Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 26022016)