KEAM under CEE adheres to standard eligibility criteria which determines if a candidate can take up KEAM 2019 examination. Ineligible candidates will not be allowed to attempt the examination and participate in the admission procedure. The Eligibility criteria for KEAM include – Nativity, Nationality, Qualifying marks, Qualifying exam and Age. The detailed criteria is given below.
I. Standard Eligibility criteria
Nativity:Indian citizens only are eligible and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated equal with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission but they are ineligible for any kind of reservation.
Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses are categorised as
- Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)
- Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).
- Keralite: If a candidate is of Kerala origin then he/she will be categorised as a “Keralite”. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’. But are not eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
- Non-Keralite Category I (NK I): If a candidate is not of Kerala origin but fulfils anyone of the conditions given below will be categorised as “Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)”.
- A candidate who has done a qualifying course in Kerala and is a son/daughter of Non Keralite parents who belong to Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala.
- A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and is son/daughter of Non Keralite parents who served /serving Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.
- If a candidate 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 their study.
- A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has done his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII(8th) to XII(12th).
- Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Architecture/B.Pharm/Medical & Allied courses. But will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
- Non-Keralite Category II [NK II]:Candidates who does not come under “Keralite” or 'Non-Keralite Category I' can categorised in to “Non-Keralite Category II” and those candidates are eligible for admission to Government seats and Management quota seats in Engineering courses in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges. The “Non-Keralite Category II” (NK II) candidates are considered for admission to the Government seats in Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges only if.
- The Keralite and Non-Keralite I (NK I) candidates are not available for admission.
- NK II candidates are also eligible for admission to Government Seats and Management Quota seats in Private Self Financing Engineering/Architecture Colleges, which are notified separately. But they are not eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
- NK II candidates can avail admission to a maximum of 10% seats under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Pharmacy colleges.
II. Academic Qualification for various Degree courses
- Medical & Allied Courses:
Candidates who want to apply for the courses like Medical, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary and Fisheries, must attend NEET 2019 exam as the admission to Medical courses depend on NEET score. Please note that NEET exam is mandatory for Medical course.
- For MBBS, BDS, BSMS
Qualifying exam: Candidates must have passed Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in the Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent.
Qualifying marks: Must possess 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology(separately), and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology(together). Biotechnology will be considered as a subject for academic eligibility in absence of Biology.
- For BAMS/ BHMS
Qualifying exam: Candidates must have passed Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or its equivalent.
Qualifying marks: 50% marks in Biology(separately), and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology(together) are eligible. Biotechnology is not considered for academic eligibility.
- For BUMS
Qualifying exam: Candidates seeking admission to main Kamil-E-TibWa-Jarahat (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery-BUMS) course should have passed in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent examination.
The candidate must have passed 10th standard with Urdu/Arabic/Persian language as a subject or should have cleared the test of Urdu in the Entrance Examination conducted by the University/Board/Registered Society authorized by the Government to conduct such examination or candidate must have passed pre-Tib examination of one year duration.
Qualifying marks: 50% aggregate marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Biology(separately).
- For B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc
Qualifying exam: Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent.
Qualifying marks: 50% marks in Biology(separately) and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology(together)re eligible. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
- For BVSc. & AH
Qualifying marks: Candidates should have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks in subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination. Relaxation in marks is permissible (which will be updated soon)
- For MBBS, BDS, BSMS
- For Engineering Courses:
[which Includes 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].
Qualifying exam: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent
- 50% marks in Mathematics(separately) and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry(together) are eligible.
- 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry(together) are eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges.
If, the candidate has not studied Chemistry then, the marks obtained in Computer Science will be considered. If the candidate has not studied both Chemistry and Computer Science, then marks obtained in Biotechnology is considered. If, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, then the marks obtained in Biology shall be considered.
- Architecture Course:
Qualifying exam: 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board with Mathematics as one of the subject
Qualifying marks: 50% marks in aggregate or 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as one subject of examination or International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject.Note
Only those candidates who score the minimum eligibility marks as per the Information Brochure of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2019 will be considered for admission to B. Arch. course. There is no relaxation in the minimum passing score of NATA in any category of candidates. The candidates shall have to qualify in NATA on or before 10th june 2019.
- B.Pharm Course:
Qualifying exam: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or Examinations recognized as equivalent.
Qualifying marks: 50% marks in Biology/Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics(together) are eligible.
III. 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 examination. Candidates need only 45% marks if subjects are Mathematics/Biology and 45% marks if subjects Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry(together).
- SC/ST candidates should only pass in the qualifying examination. 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 examination.
- 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 Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India).
- The candidates belonging to PD category will have a relaxation of 5 % marks in the qualifying examination for Engineering and Medical Allied Courses. They only need 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry put together.
- Candidates must complete their age of 17 years as or on 31st December of the year of admission. There is no relaxation in the minimum age.
- 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)-2019.
V. Eligibility for admission under NRI Quota (both UG and PG Medical / Dental courses)
Who are eligible ?
An applicant, who depends upon his/her father/ mother/ brothers and sisters (inclusive if first cousins)/ Husband/ wife/ brothers and sisters (inclusive of first cousins) of father or mother/ Half brother/ Half sister/ adopted father or adopted mother working abroad” is eligible to apply under NRI Quota.
The candidates seeking admission to NRI Quota seats in UG & PG Medical/ Dental courses in Self Financing Medical/ Dental colleges shall have to produce the following documents.
- Relationship certificate of the sponsor and students to be issued by the Revenue Authorities as per G.O.(MS)No.243/2014/H&FWD dated 06.08.2014.
- Overseas Employment Certificate issued by the Employer, attested by the Embassy and if Selfemployed, it should also be attested by the Embassy. In the case of non-submission of Embassy certificate, the endorsement in the passport of the sponsor about the employment by the Embassy/ Consulate shall be accepted. Certificate issued by the Embassy/ Consulate stating that the Sponsor is a Non Resident Indian (NRI) or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or the Green Card documents shall be accepted in Lieu of the Overseas Employment Certificate issued by the Employer and attested by the Embassy.
- Passport with Visa stamped on it and attested by the Embassy.
- A Self affidavit of the relationship between sponsor and the candidate (Sponsorship certificate).
- The sponsor should be an Indian Citizen/ Overseas citizen of India/ Person of Indian Origin and relevant documents to prove the same.
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